Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of November 1, 1973 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
A Secret Service agent testifies the tapes President Nixon agreed last week to turn over in the Watergate grand jury do not exist. They were recordings with John Mitchell and John Dean. One was made right after the June 27 1972 Watergate break-in, and is considered crucial. Later – Presidential aide Stephen Bull testifies that Nixon knew for more than a month that the two key tapes were lost.
President Nixon names Leon Jaworski as the new special Watergate prosecutor, a pledge he accepted after President Nixon pledged not to fire him unless there was a consensus of congressional leaders.
Vice President-designate Gerald R. Ford says he believes President Nixon must document for the public, that he had no part in the Watergate planning.
Nineteen are dead in a freak freeway accident near Sacramento as a Greyhound bus smashes in a freeway over pass abutment. Police say the bus swerved off the highway and hit a pillar under Interstate 5. Bodies were everywhere.
New governor in New Jersey as Democrat Brendan Byrne wins in a landslide.
Television news – November 1, 1973
Liza Minnelli is interviewed on Phil Donahue’s syndicated TV show.
Builds Strong Bodies 12 Ways - The Federal Trade Commission declares false and misleading – a Wonder Bread commercial showing children putting on years of growth in seconds. The ads showed a 4-year-old growing to the size of a 12-year-old almost instantly, while a voice describes how important Wonder Bread is during the years from 1 to 12 because it “Builds Strong Bodies 12 Ways.”
Tuesday night television listings/programs/TV guide – November 1, 1973
CBS – Maude, Hawaii 5-0, Hawkins, Late Movie
NBC – Chase, The Magician, Police Story, Tonight Show, Tomorrow
ABC – Temperatures Rising, Movie, Marcus Welby, MD.
Maude – Maude fixes Vivian up with losers.
Music news – November 1, 1973
The late Jim Croce will be saluted in a special “Don Kirchner’s Rock Concert. It’ll be produced in conjunction with Croce’s manger – Elliott Abbott.
Bob Dylan announces he and The Band will tour again. It’s a short one. It’ll begin January 3 in Chicago and end in Los Angeles February 14.
David Bowie is working on a stage version of “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust” and hopes to star in his own production next year in London.
Some top movies – November 1, 1973
Charley Varrick – Walter Matthau
Enter the Dragon- Bruce Lee