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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of January 15, 1976 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

Saying it is time for a “new realism” in the U.S. President Ford proposes steps to ease Americans’ personal financial burdens and renew his call for tight reins on government spending.

Democrat Jimmy Carter, the former Georgia governor who campaigned against Washington and big government, wins the Iowa precinct caucuses and President Ford wins over Republican challenger Ronald Reagan.

The Justice Department files suit charging a San Francisco company – Bechtel Corp. – one of the nation’s largest construction firms, with conspiring to boycott individuals and companies blacklisted by Arab nations.

Premier Rashid Karami resigns as Premier of Lebanon, as fighting continues. Also, the Christian town of Damour falls to Muslim forces.

Inflation slows in December to .5% or 7%  for the year - the best level since 1972.

President Ford will propose an increase in Social Security taxes effective Jan. 1, 1977 in the new budget he will send to Congress this week.


Sports news – January 15, 1976

Super Bowl X – Lynn Swann gets game MVP as the Steelers beat the Cowboys 21-17.

Bobby Orr, who is out after a knee operation, says he’ll be back as a good as ever. Orr is rated the best in the world of hockey these days.


Entertainment /Celebrity news – January 15, 1976

Passing – Paul Robeson (77) – enchanted world concert audiences with his rich bass baritone voice and shocked many Americans with his close ties to Russia. He was 77. He had lived quietly with his sister in West Philadelphia for more than a decade, refusing interviews and seeing only family members and a few close friends. Because of Communist affiliations and his attack son white America, frequently from abroad, Robeson’s passport was revoked in 1950 at the height of Sen. Joseph Mccarthy’s inquisition into suspected Communist activities in the Unites States. 

Playing in Las Vegas –

Frank Sinatra – Caesars Palace

Bobbie Gentry – Frontier

Helen Reddy – MGM Grand

Barry Manilow – MGM Grand

Bobby Vinton/Gabe Kaplan – Riviera

Wayne Newton – Sands


Music news – January 15, 1978

Steely Dan’s new album will be released next month. They’ve been working on it for over a year.

Elvis Presley gives away more cars – this time to members of the Denver police department.


Sunday night television listings/programs/TV guide – January 15, 1976

CBS – 60 Minutes, the Monte Carlo Circus Festival, Kojak, Bronk

NBC – Disney, Ellery Queen, MacMillan and Wife

ABC – Swiss Family Robinson, Six Million Dollar Man, Sunday Night Movie

PBS – Nova, Masterpiece Theater


The Monte Carlo Circus Festival – Peter Graves hosts.

ABC Sunday Night Movie – “Jeremiah Johnson” – Robert Redford. 

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