Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of October 23, 1975 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Explosions go off simultaneously in New York, Chicago, and Washington. A Puerto Rican separatist group claimed responsibility for the bombings.
President Ford welcomes Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to the White House, saying the unprecedented visit symbolized “new dimensions of our friendship.”
Gov. Hugh Carey of New York says he’ll take out ads to seek federal funds for his state. He called on citizens to “sound off” on behalf of the city’s effort to win federal legislation to avoid a financial default.
Ignoring President Ford’s threatened veto, the Senate Banking Committee votes for a $4 billion federal loan guarantee to enable New York City to avert default.
President Ford had proposed legislation that would put the city under the control of a deferral bankruptcy court if it defaulted on its debts.
The Department of Health, Education and Welfare discloses that 207 doctors in 16 states and the district of Columbia each earned more than $100,000 in public funds for treating poor Medicaid patients last year.
The American Embassy in Beirut is ordered evacuated due to spreading sectarian street fighting.
In a historic precedent, President Ford says he will honor the court’s subpoena and testify via videotape in the California trial of Lynette (squeaky) Fromme, accused of attempting to assassinate him.
Paris - Gunmen assassinate Ismail Erez – turkey’s ambassador to France. He was riding in his limo on Quai Kennedy near the Turkish Embassy when shots were fired.
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the productivity of American workers surged upward more sharply during the summer months than at any time in ore than four years – at a 9.5% productivity gain.
Delegates to a national Girl Scouts convention vote overwhelmingly to continue to exclude boys from membership.
Julie Nixon Eisenhower lives five minutes from the White House, but she says she avoids looking at it when she’s in the neighborhood. “You know, I never look at it when I pass by. I try not to."
Another Ford slipup – In the “gotta love it” department – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and President Ford got a laugh out of Mr. Ford’s slipup during a dinner toast honoring the Egyptian chief of state. Mr. Ford proposed a toast to “the great people of Israel.”
A Louis Harris poll says Americans “are armed to the teeth with guns – that 47% have a gun house, compared with 41% in 1968.
Fifteen pupils are arrested and 18 others suspended at South Boston High School after 100 white and black students fought on the stops outside the building. The disturbance was an apparent spillover from violence at a football game.
President Ford led the nation’s observance of Veteran’s day by placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington national Cemetery.
Sports news – October 15, 1975
Rookie quarterback Steve Grogan, replacing a reinjured Jim Plunkett, throws two touchdown passes and directs another scoring drive to lead the New England Patriots to a 24-16 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
League commissioner Pete Rozelle slams the door on the signing of any players from the defunct World Football the League for National Football the remainder of the NFL’s 1975 season.
Entertainment/Celebrity news – October 15, 1975
Playing in Las Vegas –
Andy Williams – Caesars Palace
Juliet Prowse – Desert Inn
Robert Goulet – Frontier
Glen Campbell – Hilton
Dick Clark’s “Good Old Rock ‘n’ Roll - Thunderbird
Television news – October 23, 1975
Because it allegedly misled investors, the Christian Broadcasting Network has been ordered by a federal court in Virginia Beach t file and disseminate to its investors by Nov. 17, a disclosure document giving the complete picture CBN finances.
U.S. Commissioner of Education Terel H. Bell is fed up with “garbage on commercial TV.” “Garbage is that type of television that does not uplift but concentrates on the sordid.”
Nancy Dussault – a former regular on the New Dick Van Dyke show and a two-time Tony nominee – is named co-host of “Good Morning America."
Sunday night television listings/programs/TV guide – October 23, 1975
CBS – 60 Minutes, Cher, Kojak, Bronk
NBC – Disney, McMillan and Wife,
ABC – Swiss Family Robinson, Six Million Dollar Man, ABC Theater
PBS – Masterpiece Theater
Cher – The Smothers Brothers, Ted Knight and Steve Martin guest.
ABC Theater – Missiles of October – William Devane as JFK and Martin Sheen as RFK complete with their Boston accents.
Some top movies – October 23, 1975
The Happy Hooker
Return of the Pink Panther
The Way We Were
Beyond the Door