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



In The News

President Ford opens negotiations with Democratic congressional leaders on reconciling conflicting economy and energy programs, pledging to consider postponing his scheduled second-step increase in the oil import duty. Later, the President delayed for two months, imposition of further oil import fees.

The U.S. and Iran sign a $15 billion trade accord, where Iran will receive eight nuclear power plants. It also includes military sales and normal trade items.

A revolt in Lisbon, Portugal fails as right-wing rebel forces bomb an army barracks and paratroops seize Lisbon’s civilian airport in a short-lived revolt against the leftist government.

President Ford discloses that he will ask Congress for an extra $2 billion to beef up the public service job program and to provide more summer work for teens.

Israeli troops storm a Tel Aviv hotel and kill six Arab terrorists holding at least 30 captives. The hostages included British, French and West German tourists.

For the first time in four months, General Motors will operate all 23 of its U.S. assembly plants next week. Many will operate on reduced schedules and more than 127,000 of GM’s 370,000 hourly workers will remain on indefinite layoff.

The New York Times quotes two former aides of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy as saying Kennedy told them he stopped the CIA plan to use the Mafia to assassinate Fidel Castro.

The Japanese railroad system, regarded as one of the world’s fastest and most efficient, adds a 245-mile extension of the 130mph Bullet Train line. 


Entertainment/Celebrity news – March 1, 1975

Zookeepers in France accuse Brigitte Bardot of using intentionally deceptive techniques in making a film about animals in captivity in order to turn public opinion against private zoos. “She falsified everything from the start. All sorts of tricks were used to manipulate the public’s feelings, said Claude Tek of the French Zoo Federation.

Passing – Oscar-winning director George Stevens (70).

Passing – Bandleader Sammy Spear – a regular for many years on the Jackie Gleason show. He was 65.


Television news –  March 1, 1975

CBS news agrees to pay former White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman, who is appealing his conviction in the Watergate case, “about $25,000” for an extensive interview. Mike Wallace will conduct.

Linda McCartney (33) – wife of Paul McCartney is arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana after a car in which she, her husband and their three children were traveling was stopped for a minor traffic violation in West Los Angeles. After talking to Linda who had been driving, officers said they noticed a strong marijuana odor. The family was ordered out of the car for a search and officers said they found a small plastic bag with enough marijuana to make four cigarettes in her purse.

Officers of the California Highway Patrol are told to cite drivers of 1966-1970 cars without required nitrogen oxide emission (smog) devices as of this week.


 Television news – March 1, 1975

Makes another TV appearance… former UCLA quarterback Mark Harmon (22) can be seen on “Emergency!” this week. He’s just shot a TV pilot about the exploits of the men who work the County Department of Animal Control and it too, is directed by Jack Webb. Says Harmon “It began with a couple of parts on the Ozzie Nelson show last year.” Mark’s sister Kristie is married to Rick Nelson.


Saturday Night Television listings/programs/TV guide – March 1, 1975

CBS – All In The Family, The Jeffersons, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart Show, Carol Burnette Show

NBC – Movie

ABC – Kung Fu, Movie

All In The Family – Archie has two causes to celebrate – his mortgage has been paid off and Mike gets employed as a college professor.


NBC Saturday Night At The Movies – “Pollyanna” (1960) with Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman and James Drury.

Kung Fu – Caine Brothers fight for their lives as Kwai Chang tries to reunite his family.

ABC Movie “Skull Duggery (1970) – with Burt Reynolds, Susan Clark and Roger C. Carmel.

Dick Van Dyke’s first special for ABC is set for April 3. Dyke has an exclusive contract with the network. “The Confessions Of Dick Van Dyke” will include the debut of his 20-year-old daughter, Stacy. Michele Lee will guest.

Flip Wilson, formerly associated with NBC, signs with CBS for four specials during the 1975-76 TV season.

ABC TV movie on Sunday – “Search For The Gods” with Stephen McHattie, Kurt Russell, Raymond St. Jacques and Ralph Bellamy.


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

PICK UP THE PIECES - Average White Band


MY EYES ADORED YOU - Frankie Valli


BLACK WATER - Doobie Brothers

FIRE - Ohio Players


LADY - Styx

ROLL ON DOWN THE HIGHWAY - Bachman-Turner Overdrive


LOVIN’ YOU - Minnie Riperton

#9 DREAM - John Lennon

SHAME, SHAME, SHAME - Shirley & Company


YOU’RE NO GOOD - Linda Ronstadt


POETRY MAN - Phoebe Snow

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


I AM LOVE (pts. 1 & 2) - Jackson 5


MY BOY - Elvis Presley

EXPRESS - B.T. Express

MOVIN’ ON - Bad Company

TO THE DOOR OF THE SUN (Alle Porte Del Sole) - Al Martino

NEVER LET HER GO - David Gates

NO NO SONG - Ringo Starr


MANDY - Barry Manilow

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