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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of October 1, 1973 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

Unprecedented – Pope Paul VI and Dalai Lama exchange views as they meet at the Vatican.

Prime Minister Golda Meir says Austria has “betrayed her own greatness” by agreeing to Arab terrorist demands to close the Jewish Schoenau Gastle transit camp in Vienna. Austrian Chancellor Bruno Krisky told a news conference he had rejected Mrs. Meir’s plea that he “modify” the closure decision taken in exchange for the release of thee emigrant Jews and a customs official held hostage by two Arab terrorists. He proposes that the camp be reopened under the auspices of the U.N. high command: “We’ve Got The Evidence, We’ve got it cold.” CBS news says that’s a quote from Asst. Atty. Gen. Henry Peterson about Vice President Agnew’s troubles. So besides Watergate, the White House has major problems with its Vice President.

Later, President Nixon describes the allegations against Agnew as “serious and not frivolous.”

Agnew is indictable - The Justice Department rejects Vice President Agnew’s argument that the Constitution bars indicting him and that he does not have to be impeached first.

Worst fighting since the 1967 Mideast war – Israel battles with Egypt and Syria over the Suez Canal. Israel claims victories at sea while Egyptian troops smash through Israeli outposts after rigging pontoon bridges across the canal.

Whole food prices – feed, farm and processed food - dropped 6% in September, welcoming news from the Nixon Administration.


Sports news – October 1, 1973

Hank Aaron closes the baseball season with 713 homeruns – one short of Babe Ruth’s all-time high of 714.

Goodbye Leo - Leo Durocher resigns as manager of the Houston Astros and it looks like the end of his baseball career as player and manager – a span of almost 50 years!


Entertainment /Celebrity news – October 1, 1973

Sean Connery (43) is granted a divorce from actress Diane Cilento after a two-year separation.


Television news – October 1, 1973

Senate Watergate hearings - CBS will broadcast a series of late-night reports titled “The Watergate Hearings” beginning this week.

KTTV (Los Angeles) caves In –

 KTTV (Channel 11) will be dropping Batman, Superman and Mighty Mouse in an agreement between the National Assn. For Better Broadcasting and another group – the Action for Children’s Television. The groups had filed a petition with the FCC seeking to deny KTTV’s license renewal on the grounds that its programming emphasized violence. The group’s targeted other series include “The Man From Uncle,” “Have Gun Will Travel,” “77 Sunset Strip,”, “Highway Patrol.” And “The Untouchables” all of which the group’s want aired after 8:30pm.

And they hope the KTTV’s action is the beginning for stations around the country. 

Debuting Thursday night on ABC-TV “Toma” starring Tony Musante. “An exciting new series based on the real-life ‘super cop’ Dave Toma. Tough, brilliant, dedicated… he relies on brains and disguises in his fight against crime.”


Friday night television listings/programs/TV guide – October 1, 1973

CBS – Calucci’s Department, Roll Out, Movie

NBC – Sanford and Son, The Girl With Something Extra, Needles and Pins, Brian Keith, Dean Martin Comedy Hour, Tonight Show, Midnight Special

ABC – The Brady Bunch, The Odd Couple, Room 222, Adam’s Rib, Love, American Style, Dick Cavett


Brady Bunch – Bobby catches the mumps after being kissed.

Debut – “Roll Out” – Stars Stu Gilliam, Hilly Hicks. Series about the men of the “Red Ball Express” – The Army’s legendary WWII truck unit.

Tonight Show – Gina Lollobrigida, Dennis Weaver and Robert Klein join Johnny Carson.

Midnight Special – Earth, Wind & Fire, B.B. King, Focus and Monda, Gladys Knight and the Pips.


Music news – October 1, 1973

Jackson 5 Trouble - Free on bail – John P. Jackson (22) and Toriano (Tito) Jackson – on charges of receiving stolen goods. They are accused of purchasing stolen stereos and television sets. Both were arrested April 17 in the Los Angeles area.


Top Adult Movies – October 1, 1973

Behind the Green Door – Marilyn Chambers

Deep Throat – Linda Lovelace

Sensuous Suzanne

It Happened In Hollywood – Melissa Hall

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