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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of November 1, 1974 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

 First time election wins include - Ella Grasso (D) - first woman Governor elected anywhere (Connecticut)... John Glenn (D) Senate (Ohio)... Gary Hart (D) Senate (Colorado) Michael Dukakis (D) Senate (Massachusetts)... Re-election - George McGovern (D) Senate (South Dakota)...Robert Dole (R) Senate (Kansas).

President Ford visits Richard Nixon at Long Beach, CA hospital. The former president is said to be seriously ill. Ford brought him a message from Mrs Ford who is recuperating from breast surgery. The President described Nixon as “very alert and very interested” in his planned trip to the Soviet Union, Japan and South Korea in the near future.

In Philadelphia, police arrest a man who they say was posing as a hospital intern on order to examine woman for breast cancer. Police arrested Robert Aurelia (26) by hiding in a closet where Aurelia was allegedly about to examine a 31-year-old woman. Since Betty Ford underwent radical breast surgery earlier this month, clinics around the country report an upsurge in the number of woman requesting examinations.

The State Department says they have lost Spiro Agnew’s letter of resignation. The fact that the original letter was missing came to light several weeks ago when former President Richard Nixon’s letter of resignation was being sent to the National Archives. Agnew resigned after pleading no contest to tax evasion in October of 1973.

Expo ‘74 in Spokane, Washington closes its six-month run. Work will now begin to turn the 55-acre site into a riverfront park. Closing day ceremonies were attended in near-freezing temperatures by 35,000 and included a recorded message by President Ford. The President issued a challenge to “every man, woman and child” to refrain from waste and extravagance to preserve the land for future generations. It’s estimated that the six-month event was a financial success.

Joan Kennedy, wife of Senator Ted Kennedy pleads guilty to a charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol and is fined $200. The charge stemmed from an October 9 accident at a traffic signal near Kennedy’s McLean, VA estate. Her license was also suspended for six months.


Sports news – November 1, 1974

Pittsburgh Steeler rookie Lynn Swann breaks the ring finger of his right hand while catching a pass in practice. Club says he will be lost as a wide receiver and punt returned for an indefinite period. Swann was the Steelers #1 draft choice from USC and is ranked 6th among punt returnees in the AFC.


Technology news – November 1, 1974

On sale a Lafayette Electronic Stores - a 4 channel receiver - receive FM broadcasts and play 4 channel records, cartridges - $599.00


Prices at the Supermarket – November 1, 1974

At the mart - carnation coffeemate - 11oz jar - .75... Hi-C drinks - 46oz cans - .39...Kraft Marcaroni & Cheese dinners - 7 1/2oz pkg - .24


Entertainment/Celebrity/Music news – November 1, 1974

Singer Connie Francis is raped and robbed at knifepoint in her second floor motel room in Westbury, Long Island. The 35 year-old entertainers were released after treatment for bruises about the body. Her assailant was described as a young man, about 19 years old, 5-11 and weighing about 150 pounds.

In Nashville, a jury convicts two men of first-degree murder of Grand Ole Opry star David (Stringbean) Akeman and his wife. John Brown and cousin Marvin Brown are sentenced to two 99-year prison terms. Akeman and his wife were murdered while returning home. The two had known Akeman was carrying a considerable amount of cash. Stringbean was best known for his regular appearances on TV’s “Hee Haw” with Roy Clark and Buck Owens.

In Ft Lauderdale, Jackie Gleason (58) is granted a divorce from Beverly McKittrick (41). In the same building, several stories up, a hearing is conducted on the divorce petition of Mrs Carolyn Rooney, seventh wife Mickey Rooney.

Singer Jimmy Rodgers is recovering from head injuries he received in a fall while filming a movie. The injury aggravated an old injury he received in December of 1967 when the entertainer was found unconscious in his car with a fractured skull. Rogers sued the Police Department in Los Angeles, claiming he had been “worked over” by policeman. He received and accepted a $200,000 settlement from the City earlier this year for his 1967 injury


Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – November 1, 1974

 “Jazzman” - Carole King, “Whatever Gets You Through The Night” - John Lennon, “You Haven’t Done Nothing” - Stevie Wonder, “Can’t Get Enough” - Bad Company, “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” - BachmanTurner Overdrive, “Tinman” - America, “The Bitch Is Back’ - Elton John, “Love Me For A Reason” - The Osmonds, “I Honestly Love You” - Olivia Newton John, “Everlasting Love” - Carl Carlton, “When Will I See You Again” - Three Degrees.


Top music albums – November 1, 1974

 “Wrap Around Joy” - Carol King, “So Far” - Crosby, Stills Nash and Young, “Not Fragile” Bachman-Turner Overdrive, “Body Heat” - Quincy Jones, “Photographs and Memories” - Jim Croce, “Walls and Bridges” - John Lennon, “Holiday” - America, “Can’t Get Enough” - Barry White.


Top TV shows – November 1, 1974

ABC’s showing of the Poseidon Adventure is #1, MASH, Sanford & Son, Good Times, All in the Family, The Waltons, Wonderful World Of Disney, Hawaii Five-O, Chico and the Man, Rhoda


Don Ameche guest stars in “The Man With the Golden Ht segment of McCloud.


Friday Night Television/listings/programs/TV guide – November 1, 1974

(CBS) Planet of the Apes, Movie...(NBC) Sanford & Son, Chico & The Man, Rockford Files, Police Woman...(ABC) Kung Fu, Six Million Dollar Man, Kolchak, The Night Stalker.


CBS Movie - “The Graduate” (1968) Ann Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman.

Kolchak - is assigned to cover the last cruise of a luxury liner and ends up chasing a werewolf.

Police Woman - Sgt Anderson poses as a convict in a woman’s prison.


Some top movies – November 1, 1974

The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3  - Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam

The Odessa File - Jon Voight

The Longest Yard - Burt Reynolds Eddie Albert

When The Red Fern Grows - James Whitmore, Beverly Brothers

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