Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of August 8, 1975 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
The Civil Aeronautics Board moves to make inexpensive package vacations available to Americans at a cost about the same as now paid for air transportation alone.
U.S. Steel Corp the world’s largest steel maker announces price changes amounting to an overall 3.8% price hike, although some product lines were reduced.
The United States casts its eighth and ninth vetoes in the U.N. Security Council to bar North and South Vietnam from membership in the United States.
NBC News and former President Richard Nixon have broken off negotiations for the exclusive television rights to Mr. Nixon’s memories and for his appearance in two or three networks documentaries.
A young woman who was paralyzed from the waist down in an auto accident involving Joseph P. Kennedy III now is undergoing treatment for a blood clot of the lung.
Fascinating Facts – August 8, 1975
David Frost announces that Richard Nixon would appear in four 90-minute television interviews, with him to talk on all subjects candidly – including Watergate.
In an interview with KTVU-TV Oakland, Charles Manson is pushing for appeal of his mass murder but has little hope of ever being a free man.
Seagram’s liquor heir Edgar M. Bronfman said he had agreed to pay substantial ransom for the return of his kidnapped eldest son, Samuel II.
Medical/Health news – August 8, 1975
At the age of 21 – Thomas Gionis is the youngest medical school graduate in American books. Dr. Gionis, a surgical resident at Orange Memorial Hospital in Orlando, breezed through a premed course in 12 months after graduating from high school at 16. But he completed medical school in the regulation four years.
Sports news – August 8, 1975
Jack Nicklaus wins his fourth PGA championship by two strokes over Australian Bruce Crampton.
John Walker of New Zealand shatters the world mile record with a time of 3 minutes 49.4 seconds, after convincing the organizers of a track meet in Sweden to substitute the event for the 1,500 meters.
Music news – August 8, 1975
Passing – Famed jazz musician Julian (Cannonball) Aderley – near four weeks after suffering a stroke that left him paralyzed and unable to speak. He was 46.
Rock Music Awards – Co-hosted by Diana Ross and Elton John.
Elton John gets outstanding rock personality of the year. Stevie Wonder – best male vocalist. Joni Mitchell – best female vocalist. The Eagles – best group. “Fulfillingness’ First Finale” by Steve Wonder – best album. Best single – “You’re No Good” – Linda Ronstadt. New male vocalist – Dan Fogelberg. Phoebe Snow – best new female vocalist. Bad Company – new group. “Lady Marmalade” – LaBelle – rhythm and blues single.
Entertainment/Celebrity news - August 8, 1975
Hal Roach Studios and its licenses have been permanently enjoined from licensing the names and likenesses of the late motion picture actors Stan laurel and Oliver Hardy. Harmon Pictures was given exclusive rights to Laurel and Hardy’s names and likenesses.
Tuesday night television listings/programs/TV guide – August 8, 1975
CBS – Good Times, MASH, Hawaii Five-O, Barnaby Jones
NBC – Adam-12, Made for TV movie, Police Story, Tonight, Tomorrow
ABC – Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Made for TV movie, Wide World Special
PBS – Best at Evening at Pops
NBC Made for TV movie – “Death Among Friends” – Kate Reid, Martin Balsam, Jack Casidy, Paul Henried, Lynda Day George.
ABC Made for TV movie – The Great Ice Rip-Off – Lee J. Cobb, Gig Young, Grayson Hail, Robert Walden. For millions in diamonds, four thieves use an interstate bus as a getaway vehicle.