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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of July 22, 1974 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

 

In The News

Rep. Larry Hogan of Maryland predicts that as many as 7 other Republicans will vote to impeach President Nixon for the Watergate cover-up.

The Supreme Court rejects President Nixon’s claims of executive privilege and rule that he must surrender tapes subpoenaed for the Watergate cover-up trial.

Busing curbed - The Supreme Court rules that white suburban school districts outside Detroit should not be forced to integrate with the city’s predominately black schools.

President Nixon returns from the West Coast, but his Chief of Staff tells him things aren’t looking up. But, recent developments, according to Alexander Haig, have not changed the President’s confidence one bit. Besides the Supreme Court decision (above), some of those developments include – coverage of the “rehash of events” by the House Judiciary Committee was “costly psychologically and in the attitude of the American people and members of Congress.” And a new development (next)… 

The House Judiciary Committee votes to recommend that the House Impeach President Nixon for misusing his powers of office.

In Philadelphia – 11 women are ordained as the first female priests of the Episcopal Church.

 

Sports news – July 22, 1974

Home run slugger Hank Aaron ends a spirited discussion with an Atlanta sports writer by smashing a carton of strawberries in his face. The writer, Frank Hyland of the Atlanta Journal, said Aaron was apparently miffed over a column Hyland had written.

Leaving the San Diego Chargers and football - Quarterback Johnny Unitas retires at (41). The Chargers picked up Unitas a year ago when the Baltimore Colts benched him as a starter after 17 years. Unitas offered to stay on as a coach, but the Chargers declined. Unitas is the greatest pro-football quarterback to date. His stats –

Most passes attempted by a pro quarterback – 5,186

Most completed – 2,830

Most yards gained passing – 40,239

Most touchdowns through the air – 290.

Baseball All-Star game – The National League defeats the American League for 11 out of 12 times. Played at Three Rivers stadium, the final score was 7-2. Dodgers’ Steve Garvey gets the game MVP. 

 

Entertainment/Celebrity news – July 22, 1974

The Bel Air home of actress Candice Bergen is burglarized. About $40,000 worth of jewelry, cash and silverware were lifted. The house had been ransacked.

Linda Blair (14), the Oscar-nominated actress in “The Exorcist” signs for her first TV role. She will star in NBC-TV’s “Born Innocent.” Her character is a first-time offender caught-up in a juvenile detention system. 

Peter Allen is granted a divorce from Liza Minnelli.

Robert Lopez (20) – turns himself into police in New York, and is arrested for stealing a bicycle and a tennis racket from John F. Kennedy Jr. in Central Park last May. The self-confessed drug addict turned himself in, after hearing about a warrant for his arrest in connection with another mugging. Young Kennedy was supposed to have been under guard by Secret Service agents as he pedaled through the park May 14 to go to a tennis lesson. The bodyguard, however, was reported to have gone through the park in a car, while the boy took a shortcut on his bike.  

 

Television news – July 22, 1974

Peter Falk reaches an out-of-court settlement with Universal after a dispute with past payments.

Carroll O’Connor fails to show up again for a taping of “All In The Family.” He contends Tandem Productions owes him $64,000 in back pay.

 

Monday night television listings/programs/TV guide – July 22, 1974

CBS – Gunsmoke, Here’s Lucy, New Dick Van Dyke Show, Medical Center

NBC – Baseball, Tonight Show, Tomorrow

ABC – The Rookies, Movie, Wide World of Entertainment

 

The Rookies – Officer Danko befriends a widow of an innocent man he shot.

Medical Center – Dr. Gannon, posing as a psychotic, gains entrance to a mental home in order to prove patient negligence.

On the Tonight Show – Johnny Carson welcomes Jennifer O’Neill

 

 Music news – July 22, 1974

Mama Cass Elliott (33) is found dead in her London apartment. First reports say she choked on a ham sandwich (but it was an apparent heart attack). She had been dead for a considerable amount of time before the body was found. Agent Alan Carr said the singer, who had weighed as much as 250 pounds in recent months, “loved to eat in bed and watch TV.” The body was found by her secretary, Dot McLoud. She was born Ellen Naomi Cohen. 

Nilsson’s new album “Pussy Cats” was produced by John Lennon.

Dig the Flo and Eddie Show, now heard on KMET-FM – Saturday nights at midnight. They were head on rival KROQ. 

 

Some top movies – July 22, 1974

That’s Entertainment

For Pet’s Sake

The Exorcist

Uptown Saturday Night

The Great Gatsby

The Sting

Mr. Majestyk – Charles Bronson

 
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