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



In The News

Vice President Nelson Rockefeller declares that he will not be President Ford’s running mate next year. Rockefeller said he took the job “to help restore national unity and confidence” after Watergate. “After much thought, I have decided ... that I do not wish my name to enter into your consideration for the upcoming republican vice presidential nominee.” He refused to rule out a bid for the Presidency.

President Ford ousts Defense Secretary James Schlesinger and removes Henry Kissinger as director of the National Security Council.

In an unprecedented situation, Judge Robert Muir Jr. rules that 21-year-old Karen Anne Quinian, who has been in a coma for seven months in New Jersey, must be kept alive by a life sustaining respirator - against the wishes of her adoptive parents. Contrary to their argument that they are morally and legally responsible for her life, the judge called it a “medical decision” and that her continued care is a medical one.

Spanish dictator Generalissimo Francisco Franco rallies against 100-1 odds in surgery. The leader suffered a massive intestinal hemorrhage.  His condition is described as being grave with a specialist saying, “it’s a question of hours.”

A judge in San Francisco rules that Patty Hearst is competent to stand trial even though she is “clearly a troubled young woman.” She’ll appear next week to enter a plea to charges of armed bank robbery.. 


Medical news – November 1, 1975

In Davenport, Iowa, Emmet McFee is rushed to the operating room to have a bullet removed from his neck after being shot in his home. Just as doctors were ready to operate, McFee coughed the bullet out.


Fascinating Business news – November 1, 1975

The government says it will issue a new $2 bill beginning April 13, 1976 - the birthday of Thomas Jefferson - whose picture the new $2 bill will bare.

Robert W. Sarnoff, resigns as chairman and chief executive officer of RCA Corp - ending 56 years of Sarnoff involvement in the corporation. His father, David, joined RCA in 1919 after they bought the Marconi Co.


Entertainment/Celebrity news – November 1, 1975

Jack La Lanne (61) is at it again - emerging from the chilly waters of San Francisco bay after swimming the mile stretch of the Golden Gate with his hands and feet shackled and towing a 2,000 lb boat. Owner of a chain of 50 health spas, his wife Elaine said, “This has nothing to do with health spas. He’s the most uncommercial man you ever saw.”

The movie “Jaws” helped MCA push revenues and profits for the third quarter - up to record levels - the highest for any quarter in the firm’s history. Net income for the quarter was $35.9 million - up 132% from the same period last year


Sports news – November 1, 1975

The Boston Bruins swap center Phil Esposito and defenseman Carol Vadnais to the New York Rangers for center Jean Ratelie, defensemen Brad Park and Joe Zanussi. So far, it’s the largest trade in NHL history.


Supermarket  prices – November 1, 1975

At the mart - Romaine Lettuce - .19 a head ... Playtex Gloves - .79pr ... Canadian Whisky - $3.89fifth ... Glad plastic sandwich bags - .66 (150 count).


Best-selling books – November 1, 1975

Bestsellers - “Curtain” - Agatha Christie, “The Greek Treasure” - Irving Stone, “Shogun” - James Clavell, “The Choirboys” - Joseph Wombaugh, “Bring On The Empty Horses’ - David Niven, “Winning Through Intimidation” - Robert Ringer.


Top TV shows – November 1, 1975

TV rankings - All In The Family, Phyllis, Sanford and Son, You’re a Good Sport Charlie Brown, Rhoda, Maude, The Waltons, CBS Movie-The French Connection, The Rookies, the Six Million Dollar Man, Marcus Welby, MD, Good Times, Little House on the Prairie, Starsky and Hutch, Perry Como Special, Chico and the Man, ABC movie-You Only Live Twice, ABC movie-The Night That Panicked America, Monday Night Football, Mary Tyler Moore.


Monday Daytime Television listings/ratings/TV Guide – November, 1975

 CBS (7am Eastern) News w/Hughes Rudd, Captain Kangaroo, The New Price Is Right, Gambit, Love of Life, The Young and the Restless, Search For Tomorrow, As The World Turns, The Guiding Light, The Edge Of Night, Match Game ‘75, Tattletales ... NBC (7am Eastern) The Today Show, Celebrity Sweepstakes, Wheel Of Fortune, Hollywood Squares, The Marble Machine, Days Of Our Lives, The Doctors, Another World ... ABC (7am Eastern) Debut-Good Morning America, Happy Days, Showoffs, Rhyme and Reason, You Don’t Say, All My Children, Ryan’s Hope, Let’s Make A Deal, $10,000 Pyramid, One Life To Live, General Hospital.


Television news – November 1, 1975

Good Morning America debuts this week - replaces “AM America.” Hosted by David Hartman and features Nancy Dussault, Jonathan Winters- (reviews movies and TV shows); Jack Anderson, Erma Bombeck, Geraldo Rivera, Rona Barrett (news from inside Hollywood) and John Lindsay (probes politics and business).

The Price is Right - expands to a one-hour format beginning this week. Hosted by Bob Barker.

You Don’t Say - hosted by Tom Kennedy.

CBS says that Norman Lear’s sixth sitcom - this one entitled “One Day At ATime” will debut December 10. The half-hour comedy revolves around a mother and her two daughters who live in an apartment in Indianapolis. Lear’s five other sitcoms are - All in the Family, Good Times, The Jeffersons, Maude and Sanford and Son. ... “60 Minutes’ returns to prime time - Sundays from 7 to 8pm (eastern) beginning December 7.

John Denver stars in his own holiday special “John Denver’s Rocky Mountain Christmas” - set for December 10 on ABC. John’s guests will be Valerie Harper, Olivia Newton-John and Steve Martin.


Music news – November 1, 1975

Singer-comedian Pearl Bailey calls it quits after 40 years and says she is retiring to do “The Lord’s business.” “I see such a world that I must do something for. I must turn to God’s work. Whether it is singing in hospitals or something like that.”

In Australia, Paul McCartney holds his first news conference in three years. Of the Beatles, he said - “Nothing is left of the Beatles - memories only.”


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

 Pop music charts - “Island Girl’ - Elton John, “Lyin’ Eyes” - The Eagles, “Miracles” - Jefferson Starship, “Feelings” - Morris Albert, “Who Loves You” - The Four Seasons, “Fly Robin Fly” - Silver Convention, “That’s The Way (I Like It)” KC & The Sunshine Band, “Let’s Do It Again” - The Staple Singers, “The Way I Want To Touch You” - The Captain & Tennille, “I’m Sorry/Calypso” - John Denver, “Low Rider” - War, “Heave Wave” - Linda Ronstadt


Top pop hit music albums – November 1, 1975

Rock of the Westies” - Elton John, “Red Octopus” - Jefferson Starship, “Windsong” - John Denver, “Born To Run” - Bruce Springsteen, “Still Crazy After All These Years” - Paul Simon, “Prisoner In Disguise” - Linda Ronstadt, “Wish You Were Here” - Pink Floyd, “Extra Texture” - George Harrison, “By Numbers” - The Who, “Wind On The Water” - David Crosby and Graham Nash.


Some top movies – November 1, 1975

Dog Day Afternoon - Al Pacino

3 Days Of The Condor - Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson

Mahogany - Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Anthony Perkins

Rollerball - James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck

Jaws - Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford

Chinatown - Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway

The Longest Yard - Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert 

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