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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of February 1, 1975 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

 

In The News

President Ford says that Americans will have to live for the next year or so, with 8% unemployment and continued high inflation. “From all-Americans, we must ask for perseverance and a willingness to tolerate some painful measures necessary to regain good economic health.” “I think we can promise everybody that next year will be better.”

Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) says the 94th Congress is “dangerous.” “When you find five out of six new members of the House apposed to military spending at a time when this country is becoming weaker in the international field, I think that’s dangerous.” “And you find a Congress now dominated by selfish interest groups such as the labor movement, Common Cause, the League of Women Voters and so forth and so on.”

Speaking at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville - former White House counsel John W. Dean tells students that he’s deeply in debt and that he couldn’t talk without pay.” “Today, I’m not merely broke, I’m deeply in debt. I wish I could visit campuses and speak for free but I can’t.” It’s the first of several campus speeches to be given by the Watergate figure - for a charge of $4000 apiece. 

Need stamps - here’s a great new way to get them - Stamps by mail!  “Tell your mailman what you need. All you do is fill out an order form which you can get at the Post Office. Or have one delivered by your letter carrier. Write in the amount and denomination of the stamps you’ll be needing and mail it to you Post Office along with a check. There’s a 40-cent service charge that pays all the extra handling costs. You stamp order will be handled right away and come to you promptly.”

 

Sports – February 1, 1975

Tennis star Billie Jean King is acquired by the New York Sets from the Philadelphia Freedoms. King was the top draw of the World Team Tennis’ (WTT) inaugural season last year.

 

Prices at Sears – February 1, 1975

At Sears - Latest Look Double Knit Sportcoats for guys - $29.97. “They’re 100% polyester for stretch comfort and wrinkle resistance. In smart solid colors or snappy patterns.

Also at Sears - save on Flare Jeans for guys - in today’s Casual Western Styling - were $9 to $12 - now $3.97pr.

 

Best-selling books – February 1, 1975

The 7% Solution” - Nicholas Meyer,” Harlequin” - Morris West, “Centennial” - James Michenor, “The Pirate” - Harold Robbins, “Lady” - Tom Tryon, “God and Mr. Gomez” - Jack Smith, “Strickly Speaking” - Edwin Newman, “Helter Skelter” - Vincent Bugliosi/Curt Gentry, “Palace Guard” - Dan Rather/Gary Gates.

 

Entertainment/Celebrity news – February 1, 1975

Bob Barker is signed to the ninth consecutive year to emcee the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants on CBS.

Most Country radio stations are refusing to play Loretta Lynn’s latest single “The Pill” - about a wife grown tired of her husband’s roaming while she stays home to care for the kids. With “The Pill” - she can roam around too.

Wayne Newton is released from a Las Vegas hospital after a 10-day stay. He was treated for a repertory problem.  

 

Wednesday Night Television listings/programs/TV guide – February 1, 1975

CBS – CBS Evening News With Walter Cronite, Tony Orland and Dawn, Cannon (Special) - Cher

NBC – NBC News With John Chancellor, Little House on the Prairie, Lucuas  Tanner, (Special) – Sanburg’s Lincoln , The Tonight Show

ABC – ABC News With Howard K. Smith and Harry Reasoner, That’s My Mama, Made For TV Movie, Get Christie Love!, Wide World Special

PBS – Arabs and Israelis, Great Performances, The Great Batso Furnace

 

That’s My Mama – Clifton has difficulty resolving a friendship with a youngster after he decides to break up with the boy’s divorced mother. 

ABC Made For TV Movie – “A Cry For Help” – Robert Culp, Elayne Heilveil, Ken Swofford. A nameless girl phones in a suicide threat to a radio host who can bedescribed as cynical. 

Lucas Tanner – A mother who is doomed by cancer faces the decision of turning her school boy son over to the care of her estranged husband. Stars David Hartman as Lucas Tanner.  

(Special) – Cher – Bette Midler, Flip Wilson and Elton John join Cher for her first solo variety special. Cher’s new television show debuts on Sunday.  

The Great Batso Furnace – Folksinger Oscar Brand hosts a singing tour of the restored village of Batsto, New Jersey.  

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson – Madlyn Murray O’Hair. 

Wide World Special – “Monty Hall Hosted, Roasted and Toasted. With Sammy Cahn, Pat McCormick, Jo Anne Worley, Ted Knight, Betty White, Henny Youngman, Pat Henry, Danny Thomas

 

Friday Night Television listings/programs/TV guide – February 1, 1975

CBS – News, Debut-Khan! CBS Thursday Night Movie

NBC – News, Sanford and Son, Chico and the Man, The Rockford Files, Special-Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, The Tonight Show

ABC – News, The Night Stalker, Hot L Baltimore, Baretta

 

The Night Stalker - Kolchak discovers a female demon that takes possession of attractive young woman and then lures young men into death. Darren McGavin stars.

Chico and the Man - a widow bakery owner as her sites set on Ed and gets help from Chico. Stars Jack Albertson, Freddie Prinze and guests Shelly Winters.

Dean Martin’s Celebrity Roast - Lucille Ball is roasted. Jack Benny, Gary Morton, Phyllis Diller, Dick Martin, Dan Rowan, Ruth Buzzi, Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Gale Gordon, Totie Fields, Rich Little, Henry Fonda, Ginger Rogers, Foster Brooks, Nipsey Russell, Vivian Vance and Don Rickles.

The Tonight Show - w/Johnny Carson - Truman Capote and Ace Trucking Company.

 

Music news – February 1, 1975

Elvis Presley is admitted into Baptist Hospital in Memphis for an intestinal blockage from a twisted lower colon. His doctor - George Nichopoulos says “We have found no evidence of other diseases and certainly not hepatitis or cancer or leukemia that some of his fans and friends have been worried about.”

Sonny Bono sues his wife Cher for more than $24 million charging she conspired with recording executive David Geffen and lawyers to defraud him of profits from television, recording and personal appearance agreements. He says her refusal to continue their “Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour” on CBS

cost him $1 million. Geffen is often seen with Cher and has been her frequent companion since she separated from Sonny.

Frank Sinatra will host the 47th Annual Oscar show on April 8. It will be his ninth time. 

 

Top pop hit music singles(top-40) USA – February 1, 1975

LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN - Neil Sedaka

BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN - Stevie Wonder

YOU’RE NO GOOD - Linda Ronstadt

PLEASE MR. POSTMAN - Carpenters

MANDY - Barry Manilow

FIRE - Ohio Players 

PICK UP THE PIECES - Average White Band 

NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE - Gloria Gaynor

BEST OF MY LOVE - Eagles  

SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL - Grand Funk 

DOCTOR’S ORDERS - Carol Douglas

MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN - Donny & Marie Osmond 

GET DANCIN’ - Disco Tex & Sex-O-Lettes

BLACK WATER - Doobie Brothers

MY EYES ADORED YOU - Frankie Valli 

ROCK N’ ROLL (I Gave You The Best YearsOf My Life) - Mac Davis

ONE MAN WOMAN/ONE WOMAN MAN - Paul Anka with Odia Coates

#9 DREAM - John Lennon

SWEET SURRENDER - John Denver

LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS - Eton John

LONELY PEOPLE - America

STRUTTIN’ - Billy Preston

LOOK IN MY EYES PRETTY WOMAN - Tony Orlando & Dawn 

YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING - Barry White

LADY - Styx

ROLL ON DOWN THE HIGHWAY - Bachman-Turner Overdrive 

FREE BIRD - Lynyrd Skynyrd

BIG YELLOW TAXI - Joni Mitchell

NIGHTINGALE - Carole King 

CAN’T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD - Electric Light Orchestra

I BELONG TO YOU - Love Unlimited 

ONLY YOU - Ringo Starr

HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN MELLOW - Olivia Newton-John

KUNG FU FIGHTING - Carl Douglas

I’M A WOMAN - Maria Muldaur

YOUR BULLDOG DRINKS CHAMPAGNE - Jim Stafford

LADY MARMALADE – LaBelle

DING DONG; DING DONG - George Harrison 

CHANGES - David Bowie 

 

Top Music Albums – February 1, 1975

Fire - The Ohio Players

Heart Like A Wheel - Linda Ronstadt

Miles Of Aisles - Joni Mitchell

Dark Horse - George Harrison

War Child - Jethro Tull

Average White Band - Average White Band

New and Improved - The Spinners

Relayer - Yes, 

Do It (Til You’re Satisfied) - B.T. Express

Elton John’s Greatest Hits - Elton John 

 

Some top movies – February 1, 1975

Earthquake (In Sensurround) - Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lrne Green Genevieve Bujold, Richard Roundtree.

Stardust - David Essex, Adam Faith, Larry Hagman

Young Frankenstein - Gene Wilder

Report To The Commissioner - Michael Moriarty, Yaphet Kotto, Susan Blakely, Hector Elizondo

The Man With The Golden Gun - Roger Moore as James Bond, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland

Lenny - Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine

Law and Disorder - Carroll O’Connor, Ernest Borgnine

Freebie and the Bean - Alan Arkin, James Caan

The Godfather Part II

Walt Disney’s “Swiss Family Robinson” - John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur

Attack Of The Kung Fu Girls

Revolt Of the Dragon

The Little Prince - Richard Kiley, Bob Fosse, Steven Warner, Gene Wilder 

 
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