Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of July 1, 1975 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
New York a mess – Garbage is piling up due to a garbage strike and 5,034 policemen turn in their guns as part of the layoffs of 19,349 municipal employees. More than 500 of the policemen who had just lost their jobs marched on City Hall. For almost an hour, they tied up traffic on adjacent streets and clocked the nearby Brooklyn Bridge. Some pounded on the hoods of cars caught in the crush.
A Palestinian terrorist bomb explodes among a crowd of Israeli shoppers in Jerusalem. 13 are dead and 72 wounded.
The Civil Service Commission says known homosexuals may not be arbitrarily denied federal jobs. Only if a person’s homosexuality interferes with his or her work may the employee be fired, said the commission.
President Ford welcomes the nation’s bicentennial year as “a celebration of liberty, freedom and democracy – wherever they exist.”
Hawaii Island - Mauna Loa volcano ends a 25-year sleep and erupts with furor.
Richard M. Nixon says time is running short and he cannot adequately write his memoirs unless he obtains the tapes and documents left behind when he resigned as President. “I am 62 years old and desire to complete the task of reviewing my presidential materials during my lifetime. Each month that these materials remain unavailable for that purpose can never be recaptured and thus represents an invaluable loss.” Nixon’s sworn affidavit was the latest legal document in his fight with the government over ownership of the 42 million documents and 880 reels of tape recordings amassed in the 5-½ year Nixon Presidency.
Sports news – July 1, 1975
In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Muhammad Ali wins a 15-round unanimous decision over Joe Bugner.
A record 8 National Football League teams lost money in 1974 and league ticket sales fell by $6.6 million. Unconfirmed reports say the teams were Miami, Dallas, Washington, Green Bay, sand Diego, Philadelphia, Houston and New York Giants. One of the reasons – player costs rose sharply, a result to some extent of the World Football League’s raids.
The on-and-off romance of tennis superstars Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors is off again. Evert made it official after Connors had been seen for three successive days in the company of actress Susan George, best known for starring in the movie “Straw Dogs.”
Arthur Ashe defeats Jimmy Connors wins his first Wimbledon singles title.
Billie Jean King topples defending champion Chris Evert and moves toward a last shot at her sixth Wimbledon singles title.
Billie Jean King wins her sixth Wimbledon singles title, beating Evonne Goolagong Cawley.
Entertainment/Celebrity news – July 1, 1975
Syndicated columnist Ann Landers says she and her husband of 36 years are getting a divorce. “The lady with all the answers does not know the answer to this one” said Ms. Landers.
Cher Sarkesian Bono (29), divorced this week from Sonny, doesn’t waste time and marries rocker Greg Lenoir Allman (27). It’s his second marriage.
A judge in Ft. Lauderdale, FL orders Beverly Gleason, the estranged wife of comedian Jackie Gleason to vacate his Inverrary home until a final decision is made in their divorce case. Gleason sought to have his wife ordered out, claiming she would insult his guests.
Keith Richards is charged with reckless driving and carrying a concealed weapon in, of all places, Fordyce, Arkansas. With him was fellow Rolling Stone Ron Wood. They waited seven hours for their lawyer to fly from Memphis and get Richard released on $163.50 bail. The word spread quickly around the small town and a crowd of several hundred gathered at City Hall. Richard and Wood made it to Dallas in time for a concert.
Playing in Las Vegas –
Andy Williams – Caesars Palace
Juliet Prowse – Desert Inn
Robert Goulet – Frontier
Helen Reddy – MGM Grand
Glen Campbell – Hilton
Dionne Warwick/Eddie Fisher – Riviera
Telly Savalas/Gabriel Kaplan – Sahara
Rich Little/Mel Torme - Sands
Television news – July 1, 1975
Harry Morgan and Mike Farrell will be introduced in regular roles on the popular CBS-TV sitcom “MASH” when the series begins its fourth season this fall. Morgan will play the new commanding officer of the 4077th.
Jerry Dunphy, a popular anchorman with KNXT-TV Los Angeles is moving to rival KABC-TV and its Eyewitness News.
Friday night television listings/programs/TV guide – July 1, 1975
CBS – Movie, Movie
NBC – Sanford and Son, Chico and the an, Rockford Files, Police Woman, Tonight Show, Midnight Special
ABC – The Night Stalker, Odd Couple, Guess Who’s Coming To dinner, Get Christie Love, Wide World Special
PBS – Washington Week, Wall Street Week.
The Night Stalker – Carl Kolchak finds himself stalked by a killer hound of the devil when he uncovers political corruption on a campaign trail littered with death and deceit.
Rockford Files – Rockford’s girlfriend suddenly disappears and the trail leads to a syndicate chief.
Pilot – “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” – based on the 1967 movie. Stars Leslie Charleson, Bill Overton, Richard Dysart, Eleanor Parker.
On the Tonight Show – Charles Nelson Reilly, Captain & Tennille.