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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of September 10, 1975 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts




In The News

100 are arrested in Boston after anti-busing crowds hurl rocks and bottles at police. This week marks the start of Boston’s second year of a federally ordered classroom desegregation program. 

Lynette (Squeaky) Fromme is indicted by a federal grand jury in Sacramento for attempting to assassinate President Ford last Friday. Officials are convinced she acted alone and there is no conspiracy.

Governor George Wallace restores the death penalty in Alabama. “I hope this bill is upheld because there are some bad folks, black and white, that ought to be electrocuted in this state.”

At Vatican City, Pope Paul canonizes the first American-born saint - Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton.


Best-selling books – September 10, 1975

 Bestsellers - “Ragtime” - E.L. Doctoraw, “Shogun” - James Clavell, “The Great Train Robbery” - Michael Crichton, “The Eagle Has Landed” - Jack Higgins ... “Winning Through Intimidation” - Robert Winder, “Without Feathers” - Woody Allen, “TM” - Harold Bloomfield/Michael Caine/Dennis Jaffe.

Jackie Onasis begins work at Viking Press in New York City as a consulting editor. President Thomas Guinzburg says her editorial tasks would be “related to all Viking divisions.”


Technology news – September 10, 1975

IBM unveils its first portable computer line - called the 5100. Prices range from $8,975 to $19,975. Slightly bigger then a typewriter, each of the 12 models weighs about 50 pounds. 100 separate programs are available on magnetic tape cartridges.  Available with three language options: BASIC, APL or both.

The FCC revokes the license of radio station WOOK-AM in Washington DC. The station was airing ministers running illegal numbers games. A reference to say, Mathew, chapter 2 verse 13 meant bet 213 that day.   


Sports news – September 10, 1975

The NFL strike gets bigger as the Washington Redskins and New York Jets join the New England Patriots. Other NFL teams will still play this week.


Entertainment/Celebrity news – September 10, 1975

 Mickey Rooney says he’ll wed wife #8 later in the year. “At long last, I’ve found the girl of my dreams.” He’ll marry Jan Chamberlain (25), a singer-composer. “I don’t believe in marriage myself, because it wrecks a good relationship between people who truly love each other. But Mickey believes so much in the institution of marriage and I can’t disappoint him.”


Prices At Sears – September 10, 1975

At Sears - an 8 foot Brandywind Pool Table - $199.97 ... Sears best 8-Piece Cookware set - $29.94. “Aluminum cookware set includes covered 1 1/2 qt 2qt saucepans. 6-qt Dutch oven and 8 and 10 inch fry pan. Frying pans have Teflon II coated interior. Silver dollar thick aluminum for fast even cooking and durability.” 


Television news – September 10, 1975

Passing - actor John McGiver (62) - familiar face and voice in movies and TV shows.


Tuesday Night Television news – September 10, 1975

 CBS - Good Times, Debut-Joe and Sons, Debut-Switch, Beacon Hill ... NBC - Movin’ On, Police Story, Debut-Joe Forrester .... ABC - Happy Days, Debut-Welcome Back Kotter, The Rookies, Marcus Welby, MD


Debut - Welcome Back Kotter - Gabriel Kaplan stars as a high school teacher who returns to the Brooklyn school he graduated. He gets to teach remedial students.

Debut - Switch - Stars Robert Wagner and Eddie Albert who form a private investigation agency.

Debut - Joe Forrester - stars Lloyd Bridges as a street cop who walks the beat - everyone’s favorite cop.   


Top pop hit music singles(top-40) USA – September 10, 1975

“Fallin’ In Love” -  Hamilton, Joe, Frank & Reynolds, “Rhinestone Cowboy” - Glen Campbell, “Get Down Tonight” - KC & The Sunshine Band, “Fame” - David Bowie, “Mr. Jaws” - Dickie Goodman, “At Seventeen” - Janis Ian, “Wasted Days And Wasted Nights” - Freddy Fender, “Could It Be Magic” - Barry Manilow, “I’m Sorry” - John Denver, “One Of These Nights” - The Eagles, “Fight The Power (Part 1)” - The Isley Brothers, “Run Joey Run” - David Geddes, “Jive Talkin’” - The Bee Gees.

 Top Music Albums - September 10, 1975

“Between The Lines” - Janis Ian, “Honey” - The Ohio Players, “Red Octopus” - The Jefferson Starship, “The Heat Is On” - Isley Brothers, “One Of  These Nights” - The Eagles, “Born To Run” - Bruce Springsteen, “Captain Fantastic and the Brown dirt Cowboy” - Elton John, “Pick Of The Litter” - The Spinners, “Cat Stevens Greatest Hits” - Cat Stevens, “That’s The Way Of The World” - Earth, Wind & Fire.


Top movies – September 10, 1975

The Fortune - Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Stockard Channing

Monty Python And The Holy Grail

Walking Tall - Part 2 - Bo Svenson, Richard Jackel

Tommy - The Who, Ann Margaret, Oliver Reed

The Other Side Of The Mountain - Marilyn Hassett, Beau Bridges

Cooley High - Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton Jacobs

 The Stepford Wives - Katherine Ross

Walt Disney’s “Apple Dumpling Gang

Undercover Hen - Peter Sellers, Lila Kedrova

Smile - Bruce Dern

92 In The Shade - Peter Fonda, Warren Oates

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