Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of March 1, 1974 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
A federal grand jury indicts six former Nixon Administration officials and a Republican campaign lawyer in the Watergate cover-up. Those charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice in the Watergate investigation include H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman, formerly Mr. Nixon’s two top assistants. Also included – Atty Gen. John N. Mitchell and former White House aides Charles W. Colson and Gordon C. Strachan. The jury also submitted a submitted a secret report containing findings on President Nixon’s alleged role.
North of Paris - A Turkish jetliner slams into a wooded slope and explodes. 346 lives are taken in the worst air crash in history (so far). Bodies hung from trees and parts of bodies were scattered. Six bodies were recovered nine miles from the site. The plane had just taken off and climbed to about 13,000 feet when an explosion occurred.
President Nixon offers to answer questions of House impeachment investigators under oath, but to provide them only with tapes and documents already given to Watergate special prosecutor Leon Jaworski.
Prime Minister Golda Meir announces she will serve another term in office and that Moshe Dayan will continue as defense minister in her next government.
The U.S. Environmental Protection agency orders Chrysler Corp. to recall 825,000 of its 1973 model passenger cars – about half its production for the year – to repair a defective pollution control component.
Former White House counsel John W. Dean III signs an agreement to write a Watergate books with a major New York publisher. Dean’s testimony was central to the Senate Watergate committee’s investigation. After months of negotiations, he plead guilty last October 19 to one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice in the Watergate cover-up. His sentencing has been deferred.
Fascinating Facts – Streaking Is Popular – March 1, 1974
Streaking - Thousands of nude students romped across the nation’s campuses as the streaking craze spread to the colder climates and brought warnings of a crackdown from authorities. In Fairbanks, where a band of 16 naked students was seen running through a University of Alaska dormitory complex. The Philadelphia Daily News said in an editorial headed “streak of genius,” that it was sorry the University of Pennsylvania students who generated the “streak for impeachment” around the White House, backed away from the idea.
Entertainment /Celebrity/Movie news – March 1, 1974
Christopher Lee who has played Dracula in 8 movies, says “The Satanic Rites of Dracula” will be his last. He admitted he’d never seen any of his movies, “I don’t want to waste my time looking at rubbish,” said the British actor.
Passing – Actor Billy de Wolf (67).
Passing – Impresario Sol Hurok (85) who worked until his last days. He suffered a heart attack at the office of his longtime friend, David Rockefeller, president of Chase Manhattan Bank.
Television news – March 1, 1974
Desi Arnaz (57) is making TV a go again after taking a hiatus. He just completed a pilot called “Dr Domingo” about a small town doctor who also moonlights as a coroner and medical examiner.
Highest ratings (so far) for a made-for-TV movie go to “A Case of Rape” broadcast at the end of last month. The movie stars Elizabeth Montgomery as a rape victim.
Tuesday night television listings/programs/TV guide - March 1, 1974
CBS – Maude, Hawaii Five-O, Hawkins
NBC – Adam-12, Snoop Sisters, Police Story, Tonight Show, Tomorrow
ABC – Happy Days, Made For TV Movie, Marcus Welby, MD, Wide World of Entertainment
PBS – Bill Moyers Journal, The Mystery Of Kohoutek
Happy Days – Rich tries to attend his first burlesque show.
Marcus Welby, MD – Dr. Kiley is named in a paternity suit by a young nurse.
On the Tonight Show – With Johnny Carson – Raquel Welch, Mervyn LeRoy, Glen Campbell, Buddy Rich.
Music news – March 1, 1974
Grammy Awards this week –
Record of the year – “Killing Me Softly With His Song” – Roberta Flack
Best album – “Innervisions” – Stevie Wonder
Best male pop vocal – Stevie Wonder – “You Are The Sunshine of My Life.”
Best female pop vocal – Roberta Flack – “Killing Me Softly With His Song.”
Best group pop vocal – Gladys Knight -The Pips – “Neither One Of Us.”
Best male country vocal – Charlie Rich – “Behind Closed Doors.”
Best female country vocal – Olivia Newton John – “Let Me Be There.”
Best male r&b vocal – Stevie Wonder – “Superstition.
Best female r&b vocal – Gladys Knight & The Pips – “Midnight Train to Georgia.”
Some top movies – March 1, 1974
Man On A Swing – Cliff Robertson, Joel Grey
The Way We Were
Crazy Joe – Peter Boyle, Paula Prentiss, Fred Williamson