Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of June 22, 1974 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
President Nixon, returning from his 10 day Mideast trip says he found that “a profound and lasting change has taken place” in the region with new hopes for peace and new friendship for Americans. “We must not let these people down.”
A record wheat crop is being harvested in the U.S., but much of it will not reach market until farmers decide the price is right. Dealers say they have been able to buy only 10% to 20% of the grain already harvested while usually at this time; farmers have sold 50% to 60% of their harvest.
Former presidential special counsel Charles Colson receives a one-to-three year prison sentence after saying President Nixon had urged him to disseminate derogatory information about Daniel Ellsberg and Ellsberg’s attorney. The act - seeking to discredit Ellsberg while the Pentagon Papers figure was under federal indictment - constituted the obstruction of justice for which Colson was sentenced.
Economic adviser Kenneth Rush says the U.S. economy has escaped a fall into recession because the gross national product shows a small “plus” for the second quarter - 1.5%.
Former Army Lt William L. Calley Jr. is assigned a spacious prison cell at Ft. Benning after voluntarily turning himself over to Army authorities. He’s appealing his conviction in the 1968 My Lai massacre.
President Nixon arrives in Moscow for his third summit and gets a friendly reception. He was greeted at the airport by Communist Party leader Leonid I. Brezhnev.
Also meeting – the two first ladies – Pat Nixon and Viktoria Petrovna Brezhnev. It’s the first time the two women have gotten together since the May 1972 summit meeting in Moscow.
At the summit - The U.S. and Russia approve a partial A-test ban treaty.
Israeli artillery shells Arab guerrilla targets in Lebanon after a terrorist raid on the seaside resort of Nahariyya, Israel.
Fascinating Facts – Airline Commercials Too Sexist – June 22, 1974
The airline stewardess union protests that an alarming escalation of sex-in-the-sky airline advertising campaigns was degrading to the women who serve passengers. The union aimed its protest specifically at National Airlines and their ads “Fly Me” and a newer campaign which uses “I’m going to fly you like you’ve never been flown before.” The union says the trend could lead to “a spontaneous loss of enthusiasm” by airline stewardesses.
Radio news – June 22, 1974
Wolfman Jack is leaving WNBC, New York. Taking his place, longtime WABC night personality Cousin Brucie. Wolfman says the he is returning to Los Angeles and that the decision was a personal matter, that the constant shuttling back and forth across country to fulfill television obligations had “taken their toll.” Wolfman will continue his syndicated radio show and remains as host of NBC-TV’s “Midnight Special.”
B. Michel Reed – heard mornings on KMET-FM (Los Angeles) is a trooper. This week, he’s doing the show from his hospital bed, where he is recovering from corneal transplant surgery. Reed’s wife, Carrolee, manned the booth at the station, even playing the records for her husband.
Sports news – June 22, 1974
Kansas City’s Steve Busby pitches the season’s first no-hitter - hurling a near-perfect 2.0 victory over Milwaukee.
Television news – June 22, 1974
Actress Diana Rigg and her Israeli artist-husband Menachem Gueffen announce that they have separated after a year’s marriage. She’s currently starring in a London revival of George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion."
On “Meet The Press” this week -
Mayors of six major American cities guest - Abe Beam - New York, Thomas Bradley - Los Angeles, Pete Wilson - San Diego, Roy B. Martin Jr. - Norfolk, Maynard Jackson - Atlanta, Richard C. Lugar - Indianapolis.
NBC Sunday Mystery Movie adds a new one to the lineup of Columbo, McCloud and McMillan & Wife – it’s “Amy Prentiss” starring Jessica Walter. The character was introduced in a recent two-hour “Ironside.”
Lily Tomlin and ABC sign a television production agreement. First project is a one-hour special “The Lily Tomlin Show” which will also serve as a pilot.
Sunday Night Television listings/programs/TV guide – June 22, 1974
CBS - 60 Minutes, Apple’s Way, Mannix, Barnaby Jones
NBC - Wonderful World Of Disney, McCloud, News Special
ABC - The FBI, Movie
PBS - Performance, William F. Buckley
The FBI - A series of truck hijackings implicates the head of a trucking company.
McCloud - Singer John Denver guests as McCloud tries to crack a modern-day cattle rustling ring operating in Colorado and New York.
Wild Kingdom (syndicated) - Marlin Perkins, Jim Fowler and Stan Brock participate in an attempt to save animals stranded by the Guri Dam in Venezuela.
Friday night television listings/ratings/programs/TV guide – June 22, 1974
CBS – Movie
NBC – Sanford and Son, Brian Keith Sow, TV Movie, Tonight Show, Midnight Special
ABC – Brady Bunch, Six Million Dollar Man, Odd Couple, Toma, Wide World Special: In Concert
PBS – Washington Week, Wall Street Week, Masterpiece Theater
CBS Movie – “Yellow Submarine”
NBC TV Movie – “Key West” (1973) – Stephen Boyd, Ford Rainey, Tiffany Bolling. An eccentric tycoon has a score to settle with a CIA agent.
CBS TV Movie – “The Phantom of Hollywood” – (1973) with Skye Aubrey, Jack Cassidy, Jackie Coogan, Broderick Crawford, Peter Haskell, John Ireland, Peter Lawford, Regis Toomey.
Brady Bunch – Brady cousin Oliver believes he is a jinx to the family.
Odd Couple – Felix has his ex-wife move in while her house is being painted.
On the Tonight Show – George Carlin guest hosts. David Carridine.
In Concert – Taped in London – Procol Harum, Jim Stafford, Foghat, Alex Harvey Band.
Midnight Special – Anne Murray guest hosts with Wet Willie, Eddie Kendricks, Buffy St. Marie, Rufus, Golden Earing and Country Joe McDonald.
Music news – June 22, 1974
Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore of “Deep Purple” - doesn’t like what’s going on in rock today - “It seems as though everything in music today is fake. This glitter stuff, I can’t stand. David Bowie is pathetic. Just pathetic. He’s all right for people who are a bit naive and lost, I imagine, but to me it’s all very false, and the Rolling Stones. Every time they come out, it’s another Chuck Berry riff with the tambourines going. Let’s face it, it’s been downhill since ‘67. Things like Hendrix, Traffic and the Beatles must have been too much for the world.”
New Book - “Mick Jagger: Everybody’s Lucifer.” The book is a sort of Jagger biography, beginning with the death of Brian Jones in 1969.
Top pop hit music singles(top-40) USA – June 22, 1974
You Make Me Feel Brand New - Stylistics
SUNDOWN - Gordon Lightfoot
BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO - Bo Donaldson & Heywoods
BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT - William DeVaughn
BAND ON THE RUN - Paul McCartney & Wings
ROCK THE BOAT - Hues Corporation
FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY - O’Jays
THE STREAK - Ray Stevens
IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) - Olivia Newton-John
HAVEN’T GOT TIME FOR THE PAIN - Carly Simon
HOLLYWOOD SWINGING - Kool & Gang
HELP ME - Joni Mitchell
ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN - Righteous Brothers
RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER - Steely Dan
THE AIR THAT I BREATHE - Hollies
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME - DeFranco Family
YOU WON’T SEE ME - Anne Murray
ALREADY GONE - Eagles
ON AND ON - Gladys Knight & Pips
SON OF SAGITTARIUS - Eddie Kendricks
TRAIN OF THOUGHT - Cher
ANNIE’S SONG - John Denver
ONE HELL OF A WOMAN - Mac Davis
ROCK YOUR BABY - George McCrae
I’M COMING HOME - Spinners
IF YOU WANNA GET TO HEAVEN - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
LA GRANGE - ZZ Top
MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS - Maria Muldaur
MY GIRL BILL - Jim Stafford
WATERLOO - Abba
I’M THE LEADER OF THE GANG - Brownsville Station
THE ENTERTAINER - Marvin Hamlisch
RADAR LOVE - Golden Earring
OH VERY YOUNG - Cat Stevens
COME MONDAY - Jimmy Buffett
THIS HEART - Gene Redding
THE LOCO-MOTION - Grand Funk
ANOTHER PARK, ANOTHER SUNDAY - Doobie Brothers
WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES - Jim Croce
SIDESHOW - Blue Magic
Top movies – June 22, 1974
The Exoricist - Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowan, Jason Miller, Linda Blair
Chinatown - Jacks Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman, Perry Lopez, Burt Young, John Huston
Mame - Lucille Ball, Beatrice Arthur, Bruce Davison, Joyce Van Patten, Robert Preston
Huckleberry Finn - Jeff East, Paul Winfield, Harvey Korman, David Wayne, Arthur O’Connell, Gary Merrill, Natalie Trunday
The Terminal Man - George Segal, Joan Hackett, Richard A. Dysart, Mormann, Burton, Jill Clayburgh
The Sting - Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw
The Bed Sitting Room - Rita Tushingham, Dudley Moore, Harry Secombe, Arthur Lowe, Roy Kinnear, Spike Muilligan
The Three Musketeers - Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York, Frank Finlay, Christopher Lee, Geraldine Chaplin
The Great Gatsby - Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Karen Black, Scott Wilson, Sam Waterson
Blazing Saddles - Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, David Duddleston, Mel Brooks, Harv Korman, Madeline Kahn
The Black Windmill - Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, Delphine Seyrig, Clive Revill, John Vernon, Janet Suzman
Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell, - Peter Cushing, Shane Briant
Captain: Vampire Hunter
That’s Entertainment - Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Peter Lawford, Liza Minnelli, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra, James Stewart
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot - Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy
Summer Run - Andrew Parks, Dennis Redfield, Tina Lund, Judith Nugent, Gail Joy, Juliet Berto