Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of November 8, 1974 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
China says it is ready and willing to open the door to sign a nonaggression treaty with Russia.
A federal judge quits eight former Ohio national guardsmen of the May 4, 1970 Kent State University shootings.
Backing off from an earlier decision, President Ford will give the special Watergate prosecutor access to White House tapes and other materials.
Appearing before the U.N. General Assembly, Palestinian guerrilla leader Yasser Arafat argues the formation of a state of Palestine in which Jews, Moslems and Christians would live together in peace. He urged U.S. support and at the same time, urged the U.S. to drop its support of the Zionists.
Former Army Lt. William L. Calley Jr. is freed on his own recognizance and removed from Army custody. His lawyer says Calley plans to get a job and “sink into anonymity.”
Economic crisis - Israel devalues its pound by 43% and announces new taxes on imports. The moves seek to curb rising inflation.
Radio news – November 8, 1974
Bill Balance takes over Mr. Blackwell’s shift over top-rated talk station. KABC radio, Los Angeles. Look for him 1-3 in the afternoon.
Sports news – November 8, 1974
Lou Brock, who finished second to Steve Garvey in the National League MVP voting, says he wouldn’t accept the MVP next year if he stole a thousand bases. Brock, who had his best year ever, expected to get the award and even set-up a press conference. Brock beat Maury Wills’ 12-year old record of 104 steals.
Medical news – November 8, 1974
Dr. Ann Chandley of Scotland is investigating whether men’s tight underwear is responsible for a drop in their fertility. She says kilted Scotsmen and unclad Africans may provide some clues. She says “no man who has been tested has sperm that is more that 75% perfect.” “It could be that tight underpants cause high temperatures in the testicles of civilized man and that brings about abnormalities. If a bull came up with a sample that was as defective as the average man’s, he would be shot on the spot.” Dr. Chandley says she has found animals such as rabbits and gorillas produce sperm that is 98% effective.
Fascinating Facts – Brainwashing By Way Of Satellite TV – November 8, 1974
Subliminal - A U.N. reports warns that satellites orbiting the earth can beam messages directly to television sets in viewers’ homes to brainwash people without them even knowing it.
Entertainment/Celebrity news – November 8, 1974
Passing – Italian film director-producer Vittorio de Sica (73).
Actress Sue Lyon, best known for her portrayal of “Lolita” in the same name movie, breaks-up her marriage to her inmate husband, Gary Cotton. She said she’s not getting any movie jobs because of the marriage.
The comedy team of Cheech and Chong is getting more popular. Their humor appeals to young rock ‘n’ rollers and the subjects generally are sex, drugs and music. The pair has four gold albums so far, including their latest – “Cheech and Chong’s Wedding Album.”
Television news – November 8, 1974
Number 3 ranked ABC-TV drips Nakia, the Sonny Comedy Revue and Paper Moon from the schedule. The network adds “S.W.A.T.T.” and a new Quinn Martin series “Caribe” starring Stacy Keach. Also, look for two new comedies – “Hot L Baltimore” and “Karen” starring Karen Valentine on Thursday nights.
CBS cancels “Paul Sands in Friends and Lovers” and will replace with a new show from Norman Lear – “The Jeffersons.”
Rhoda’s Wedding a special one-hour episode of “Rhoda” gets tops in the ratings.
Monday night football on ABC-TV – In the booth – Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell and newcomer Alex Karras.
CBS will air “The Osmonds Special” on November 20. Look for Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie and special guests Andy Williams and Isaac Hayes.
Music news – November 8, 1974
Pop singer Connie Francis is raped and robbed at knifepoint in her second-floor hotel room in Westbury, Long Island. She had returned to her hotel about 3am after a performance at the Westbury Music Fair. . Her assailant is described as a young man, about 19 years old, 5’ 11” and weighing about 150 pounds.
Top pop hit music singles(top-40) USA – November 8, 1974
JAZZMAN - Carole King
WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT - John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band
YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ - Stevie Wonder
THE BITCH IS BACK - Elton John
MY MELODY OF LOVE - Bobby Vinton
STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES - Mac Davis
TIN MAN - America
LIFE IS A ROCK (But The Radio Rolled Me) - Reunion
BACK HOME AGAIN - John Denver
LONGFELLOW SERENADE - Neil Diamond
EVERLASTING LOVE - Carl Carlton
I CAN HELP - Billy Swan
CAREFREE HIGHWAY - Gordon Lightfoot
DO IT (’Til You’re Satisfied) - B.T. Express
WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN - Three Degrees
CAN’T GET ENOUGH - Bad Company
WISHING YOU WERE HERE - Chicago
ANGIE BABY - Helen Reddy