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



In The News

Reverses decision - President Ford’s chief spokesman says that the President “is now of the opinion that he probably will run” for re-election in 1976. 

The agriculture Department says retail food prices are expected to continue to rise – at a total 15% increase this year.

President Ford sings legislation and a proclamation declaring August 26 as Women’s equality day and urges the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in the Constitution.

The Chicago Tribune announces that it will fold its afternoon “Chicago Today” newspaper. It’s the 17th largest newspaper in the country with a 400,000 circulation.


Entertainment /Celebrity news – August  22, 1974

Elvis Presley is sued by Las Vegas tailor Guy Pasqua for allegedly failing to pay a bill of $73,11.

Passing – Charles A. Lindbergh who made the first solo flight across the Atlantic. He was 72… Of cancer.


Television news – August  22, 1974

CBS is pulling Dan Rather away from reporting from the White House. He has drawn criticism for what some regard as his overly aggressive performance in presidential press conferences. Also being transferred, Robert Pierpoint – one of the toughest questioners Nixon press secretary Ronald Zieglar faced in daily briefings. 


 Music news – August 22, 1974

Tanya Tucker, who is now 15, says she dropped out of the ninth grade in 1972 just after she recorded “Jamestown ferry.” And she’s now working on her high school diploma by correspondence. Her first hit was “Delta Dawn” a few years ago and she’s been going non-stop since. 


Radio news – August 22, 1974

New York’s WNBC radio has come up with something called Dial A Compassion by someone named Deep Voice. All you do is dial 212-999-6262 and hear some sweet words uttered by the voice. Better to be a woman.


Entertainment/Celebrity news – August 22, 1974

Playing in Las Vegas –

Petula Clark/Anthony Newley – Caesars Palace

Juliet Prowse/Jan Murray- desert Inn

Phil Harris – Frontier

Jackson 5 – Grand

Elvis Presley – Hilton

Jerry Lewis/Mel Torme – Sahara

Phyllis Diller – Tropicana


Some top movies – August 22, 1974

Chinatown – Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway

For Pete’s sake

Herbie Rides Again

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