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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of June 8, 1974 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

The United States signs a wide-ranging economic agreement with Saudi Arabia, designed to help them move into the 20th Century. The agreement was made on the eve of President Nixon’s eight-day tour of the Middle East.

The Supreme Court limits the scope of the controversial 1966 Miranda decision and rules that a policeman’s failure to inform a criminal suspect of his full legal rights did not bar use of all evidence derived from interrogation. The ruling reinstates the rape conviction of Tom Tucker of Pontiac, MI, who had not received the full three-part advisory established by the Miranda case. Police advised him of his right to remain silent and his right to have a lawyer present, but despite is apparent poverty, they never told him that a lawyer would be appointed for him if he could not afford one. 

Visiting Austria - Secretary of State Henry Kissinger threatens to resign if allegations that he had lied in testimony about the wiretapping of government officials were “not cleared up.”

President Nixon and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt agree to a formula that will require bilateral talks with the U.S. and among Arab nations before opening any final Middle East peace conference at Geneva.

President Nixon receives a big cheer by a crowd in Cairo. He’s the first American President to visit the country since 1945.


Patty Hearst On The Radio – June 8, 1974

Pacific station KPFK-FM Los Angeles broadcasts a 33-minute tape from Patty Hearst. She said she wasn’t afraid to die and called her parents “pigs.” The tape was “found” at the station.


Fashion news – June 8, 1974

Fashion – Hairstyle show in Paris point to curls – everything from frizzes, mop-top curls, Marcel waves. Curls of every length, from shoulder to barely pate covering, prevailed.


Entertainment/Celebrity news – June 8, 1974

Dino Martin Jr., son of Dean Martin pleads guilty in federal court to illegal possession of a machine gun and anti-tank gun. Martin currently is trying out for the Portland Storm of the new World Football League. Martin contends the guns were collected as a hobby.


Television news – June 8, 1974

Shooting at Pinewood Studios in London – Martin Laudau and Babara Bain In “Space 1999.” It’s produced by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, best-known for their supermarionation kid’s shows in the 1960’s (Supercar, Fireball XL-5) and others. They graduated to series-TV with “UFO.”


Tuesday night television listings/programs/TV guide – June 8, 1974

CBS – Maude, Hawaii Five-O, Hawkins,

NBC – Adam 12, Snoop Sisters, Police Story, Tonight Show, Tomorrow Show

ABC – Happy Days, ABC Theater, Marcus Welby, MD, World of Mystery

PBS – Best of Drums and Bugles, Decade of Change


Maude – Walter declares his wallet off-limits to Maude.

Happy Days – Richie and Potsie sneak out at midnight to watch Fonzie drag race.

Snoop Sisters – Vincent Price guest stars as a faded horror movie star whose wife is found dead at the end of a film festival.

On the Tonight Show – Joey Bishop is guest host with guest Jack Klugman


Top movies – June 8, 1984

Kazablan – Yehorma Gaon

The Last Detail – Jack Nicholson

The Sugerland Express – Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks

That’s Entertainment

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot – Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry – Peter Fonda, Susan George

The Spikes Gang – Lee Marvin, Gary Grimes

The Three Musketeers – Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain

Blazing Saddles

The Black Windmill – Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence

The Exorcist

What’s Up Doc? – Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal  

The Sting – Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

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