Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of January 1, 1975 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
A double burden of inflation and recession have forced thousands of Americans into bankruptcy, with the rate soaring almost 100% in some areas.
President Ford approved bills extending the term of unemployment insurance benefits to as much as a year and authorizes a $2.5 billion program to finance 100,000 public service jobs.
A federal jury convicts John Ehrlichman, H.R Haldeman, Robert Mardian and John Mitchell – four former officials of the Nixon administration of conspiracy to obstruct justice in the Watergate cover-up.
An aide to Richard M. Nixon says the former President was “deeply anguished by Watergate” but would not specifically comment on the convictions.
Grants his first interview - Convicted Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy views the Watergate scandals as basic politics - “Like brushing your teeth” and says former President Richard M. Nixon should covered them up more ruthlessly. Liddy, who is free on bond pending an appeal f the 6-to-20-year prison term, spoke to Mike Wallace of “60 Minutes.”
President Ford says he would appoint a blue-ribbon panel of private citizens to investigate charges that the CIA had exceeded its authority by spying on thousands of Americans within the U.S.
The nation’s unemployment rate soared to 7.1% of the work force in December – the highest in 13 years.
Passing – Milton Cross – who narrated the Metropolitan Opera for radio listeners. He was 77.
Sports news –January 1, 1975
Catfish Hunter signs with the Yankees for $3.7 million – the highest paid player in baseball.
Jack Pardee, who coached the payless Florida Blazers to the brink of the fledgling World Football League championship, is named coach of the Chicago Bears.
Music news – January 1, 1975
Singer Barbi Benton has her first album out – “Barbi Doll” on Playboy Records. She’s been the girlfriend of Hugh Hefner for six-and-a-half years. She use to be an extra on “Playboy After Dark.”
On “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert” – Jo Jo Gunne, Bloodstone and Golden Earring.
Saturday night television listings/programs/TV guide – January 1, 1975
CBS – All in the Family, Paul San in Friends & Lovers, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart, Carol Burnett
NBC – Emergency, Made for TV movie
ABC – ABC Theater (3 hours)
ABC Theater – “Antony and Cleopatra.”
Some top movies – January 1, 1975
Phantom of Paradise
The Way We Were