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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of August  24, 1975 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, buoyed by the quickened pace of negotiations for a new Mideast peace settlement, arrives in Israel bringing fresh proposals fro Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. 

Former Greek dictator George Padadopoulos and two officers who helped him engineer the 1967 coup are sentenced to death by firing squad for insurrection and high treason.

Lima - The leftist military government of President Juan Velasco is overthrown in a coup and Gen. Francisco Morales Bermudez, the moderate commander in chief of the armed forces was installed as prime minister.

President Anwar Sadat of Egypt says there are no remaining obstacles to a new Sinai agreement with Israel.

Gen Vasco Goncalves whose Communist-backed premiership created a political storm that pushed Portugal toward civil war is ousted.

The United States compiled a $977 million trade surplus in July, the fourth highest ever recorded.

President Ford sends a doubled-edged message to big business, promising to fight for less government regulation but threatening to attack monopolies ‘to open up the American market place to all comers.”


Sports news – August 24, 1975

Bill Walton is smashed on the right side of his face by an elbow from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during a rough exhibition basketball game at the Honolulu International Center.


Music news – August 24, 1975

Because Robert Plant was injured in an auto accident a few weeks ago, Led Zeppelin’s next album might be delayed. Lets see.


Entertainment/Celebrity news – August 24, 1975

Elizabeth Taylor seen wearing tight blue jeans, an Indian-style blouse and head shawl. prayed at the Wailing Wall, diverting worshipers at the holiest Jewish shrine and sparking fistfights.


Television news – August 24, 1975

TV in Boston bans “Welcome Back Kotter” – a new ABC-TV sitcom. They said it would be ‘in bad taste” to air the series because of tension and student unrest that have disrupted the Boston school system where busing was begun last fall.

Mike Farrell gets his first regular series roll after years of guest shots. He’ll take the role of B.J. Hunnicott on MASH.


Thursday night television listings/programs/TV guide – August 24, 1975

CBS –The Waltons, made for TV movie

NBC – Ben Vereen… Comin’ at Ya, Made for TV movie, Tonight, Tomorrow

ABC – Almost Anything Goes, Streets of San Francisco, The Lady is a Champ, Wide World Special

PBS – Hollywood Television Theater, The Arbors


Ben Vereen – Final show of the summer series. Frankie Avalon and Sha Na Na guest.

CBS TV Movie – “Switch” – Pilot for a new TV series.

NBC TV Movie – “Who is the Black Dahlia?” – Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Lucie Arnaz, Ronny Cox.

On the Tonight show – McLean Stevenson guest hosts. Lee Grant guests.

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