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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of October 8, 1973 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

Iraq nationalized holdings of two American oil companies – Exxon and Mobil as a gesture of support for Egypt and Syria in the Mideast war

Israeli jets bomb Port Said at the Mediterranean entrance to the Suez Canal, inflicting civilian casualties in the first attack in Egypt since the new Middle East war began.

Israel admits it has lost the east bank of the Suez Canal to Egypt and faces a long struggle to recapture it.


Entertainment/Celebrity news – October 8, 1973

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who announced last summer they will seek a divorce, are now attempting to save their nine-year-old marriage. They were seen dining together in Rome.


Sports news – October 8, 1973

Judge says no - Wilt Chamberlain, who jumped from the Los Angeles Lakers to become player-coach for the San Diego Conquistadors, loses his hyphenated title. He’ll be a coach only. He lost the bid due to a Laker restraining order enjoining Chamberlain from playing this season with any team but the Lakers.

Hockey great Gordie Howe now has two sons who play professionally. Both for the Houston Aeros as Mark (18), is a left wing and Marty (19) is a defenseman.


Television news – October 8, 1973

Actress Susan St. James is having a dispute with Universal, and won’t be doing “McMillan and Wife” for the time being.


Saturday night television listings/programs/TV guide – October 8, 1973

CBS – All In The Family, MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart Show, Carol Burnett

NBC – Emergency, Movie

ABC – Partridge Family, Made-For-TV movie, Griff


All In The Family – Everyone is suspicious when Archie comes home with gifts and good spirits.

ABC TV Movie – “Double Indemnity.” – Richard Crenna, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Webber, Samantha Eggar. A married woman and an insurance salesman plot an accident to rid her husband.

Griff – Our star is hired to clear a business executive of the charge of murdering a woman he met through a computer dating service. Stars Lorne Greene and Ben Murphy.

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