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



In The News

President Ford arrives in China for four days of meetings. The Chinese told President Ford their dislike of U.S.-Soviet policy. Vice Premier Teng-Hsiao-Ping told Ford ”rhetoric about détente” could not hide the treat of a new war.

Daughter Susan Ford arranges to tour the Great Wall – and mom plans to take it easy and skip sightseeing to recover for the jet lag following their long air journey to China.

President Ford and Chinese leaders wind-up three days of talks in Peking. No formal communiqué will be issued

Israeli jets bomb Palestinian refugee camps and guerilla bases leaving scores dead.

So far three are dead since a team of six Molucun terrorists took over a local train near the northern Dutch village of Belen. They still have some 35 hostages in a demand for nationhood. They seek independence from Indonesia for a “South Molucan Republic” the release of 25 comrades held in Dutch jails and their own safe airplane passage from Holland. 

In Manila – Meets with President Marcos - President Ford begins negotiating conditions for continued control in the Philippines of an Air Force base and a naval installation vital to the remaining u>S. military presence in the pacific. 

Passing of cancer  – Anna Roosevelt Halsted (69), the eldest child and only daughter of President Franklin d. Roosevelt.

At bookstores two books by sports writer Dick Schaap – “Sport” and "An Illustrated History of the Olympics.”

Trends – Pet rocks are all the rage these days. Do you have a pet rock?


Sports news – December 1, 1975

In Las Vegas - Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert – beat Billie Jean King and Marty Riessen in four sets in a tennis promotion dubbed “Love Doubles.”


Radio news – December 1, 1975

Now that Shadoe Stevens is gone as program director of KMET Los Angeles, some changes have taken place. For one, Ms. Sam Bellamy, who was Stevens’ assistant program director, has taken over as operations manager and Raechel Donahue is music director. On-air personality Thom O’Hair is creative director. All three will have input as to what gets added to KMET – the country’s #1 album rock station. First thing – all the Sunday programming has been pulled – Flo and Eddie, Brunch with Harry Shearer and The Great American Rock Countdown. Only Dr. Demento remains on Sundays – the rest is what KMET does usually – music.


Music news – December 1, 1975

Dionne Warwick is granted a divorce from actor Bill Elliott. They were married in 1965 and have two sons – David (6) and Damon (2).


Entertainment/Celebrity news – December 1, 1975

Sonny and Cher say they are getting back together – professionally, for a new TV variety show. Bono and Cher were divorced earlier this year. They stressed that the reunion was solely for business purposes and that remarriage was not their future.


Playing in Las Vegas –

Sammy Davis Jr. – Caesars Palace

Debbie Reynolds – desert Inn

Wayne Newton – Frontier

Dean Martin – MGM Grand

Elvis Presley – Hilton

Don Rickles/John Davidson- Riviera

Robert Goulet – Sands


Television news – December 1, 1975

Dick Ebersol (28) – is named NBC-TV vice president late night programs.

Wayne Rogers is returning to television as star of City of Angeles – a new NBC series starting February 3.

Rene Simard – 14-year old French Canadian singer is singed to a development deal by 2oth Century-Fox TV.


Thursday night television listings/programs/TV guide – December 1, 1975

CBS – The Waltons, Hawaii Five O, Barnaby Jones, The President In China

NBC – Debut-Grady, Debut- The Cop and the Kid (see ad), Medical Story, Tonight, Tomorrow

ABC – Barney Miller, On The Rocks, Streets of San Francisco, Harry O, Wide World of Entertainment


Debut -  Grady – character from ”Sanford and Son.”

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