Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of November 24, 1975 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
William J. Calley asks the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn his My Lai murder conviction, saying Congress had no more right to withhold testimony for his trial than Richard Nixon did for the Watergate prosecutions.
The strongest earthquake to hit the island of Hawaii in 100 years triggers a tidal wave and a volcanic eruption. So far, one is dead and 34 injured.
President Ford nominates U.S. Circuit Judge John Paul Stevens to succeed retired Justice William o. Douglas on the Supreme Court. He’s described as a moderate Republican.
Navy accident - A nighttime collision between the carrier USS John F. Kennedy and the missile cruiser Belknap in the Mediterranean kills at least four and injures 45.
Thanksgiving - The President and his family attended church services, a presidential budget meeting, a romp with the White House puppies, a traditional turkey dinner and began packing for a trip to China. 18-year-old Susan will accompany her parents on a 10-day journey, which will include stops in Alaska, Indonesia, the Philippines and Hawaii.
Gov. Hugh Carey of New York orders a complete overhaul of New York State’s multi-million dollar lottery system and fires all 318 officials of the game division. The lottery had generated about $20 million in revenues this fiscal year before Carey shut it down in October after disclosures that hundreds of thousands of tickets with duplicate numbers had been printed and distributed for the Oct. 31 drawing.
President Ford says he will ask Congress to approve $2.3 billion in short-term loans to help carry New York City through its financial crisis.
Coretta King - the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King says that King’s assassination apparently was caused by a government conspiracy and that investigations into his slaying should be reopened.
Lynette (Squeaky) Fromme is found guilty of attempting to assassinate President Ford. Sentencing is set for Dec. 17.
U.S auto makers report that mid-November sales of new cars showed a 33% increase over the same period last year.
Sports news - November 24, 1975
Minnesota Vikings QB Fran Tarkenton completes 24 passes to run his career total to 2,841, surpassing the previous mark of 2,830 held by former Baltimore great Johnny Unitas. Minnesota remains unbeaten as they defeat the Chargers 28-13.
QB Terry Bradshaw rallied the Pittsburgh Steelers to two quick touchdowns within 87 seconds in the second quarter and the Steelers beat the Oilers 32-9.
Graham Hill – a two-time world champion motor racing driver and Indy 500 winner in 1966 is killed after a light airplane crash in England.
Boston Red Sox’ Fred Lynn gets MVP in the American League. He had been named the league’s Rookie of the Year.
Gene Mauch is named manger of the Minnesota Twins.
Entertainment /Celebrity news – November 24, 1975
Don’t miss Elvis Presley At The Las Vegas Hilton – Dec. 5-15!
Television news – November 24, 1975
Passing – Isaac (Ike) Levy – a founder of CBS. He was 83.
The number of television sets in use throughout the world rose by 20 million last year to 364 million and color sets surpassed 100 million for the first time, according to Television Digest.
A Pilot – Country Music Hit Parade – This Week On CBS-TV. Roy Clark hosts with Donna Fargo, Freddy Fender, Dolly Parton, Charlie Rich, Johnny Rodriguez and Tanya Tucker.
The CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade. Five parades from New York to Hawaii. Anchored by William Conrad. Hosted by John Amos, Dan Frazer, David Gron, Sherman Hemsley, Michael Learned, Jack Lord and others.
First Time On TV – “Winnie The Pooh And Tigger Too” On NBC-TV This Week In 1975.