Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of March 1, 1976 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Former President Richard M. Nixon has offered the Administration a written report on his recent trip to China.
FBI and police forces seize 108 in a sting in connection with the sale of stolen goods to undercover agents who posed as fences. Included in the arrests was Asst. U.S. Atty. Don Robinson Jr., who prosecuted felony cases in District of Columbia Superior Court.
President Ford asks Congress for federal aid to education totaling $3.3 billion in block grants to the states designed to improve schooling ‘for those with special needs – the handicapped and educationally deprived.”
The Justice Department drops its antimonopoly lawsuits against the Goodyear and Firestone tire companies because department officials have decided they don’t have enough evidence to support the charges.
The Ford Administration proposes an international agreement to combat bribery of government officials by business firms.
Sen. Henry Jackson of Washington takes first place in the Massachusetts Democratic primary.
Mozambique closes its border with Rhodesia and declares a state of war.
The famed Orient express train from Paris rammed a bus 85 miles west of Istanbul, killing nine and injuring at least 29 others.
Richard M. Nixon says he resigned the Presidency because it was clear that a protracted impeachment trial “Would deprive America of the leadership it needed."
As the Ford Administration campaigned to get Congress to lift its arms embargo against Egypt, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld says he expects weapons to become part of U.S. relations with the Egyptians.
A surprise prosecution witness testifies that Patricia Hearst lied on the witness stand when she said she didn’t know if her gun was loaded during a Symbionese Liberation Army bank robbery.
The nation’s unemployment rate fell for the fourth straight month in February, dropping to 7.6% from 7.8%.
Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield announce he will not seek reelection this year after 23 years in the Senate. He will be 73 on March 16.
The Postal Service, alarmed by the drop in mail use, is considering a nationwide advertising campaign urging people to write more letters. The ads would be “not unlike the telephone company’s campaign for long-distance calling. A sample ad has this line – “The gift of a letter. Nothing brings you closer to someone special.”
Sports news – March 1, 1976
Fred Lynn, the first player to be named MVP and Rookie of the Year in the same season, has told the Boston Red Sox he is willing to sign a three-year contract for $1.3 million.
Entertainment/Celebrity news – March 1, 1976
Harry Streicher – the hero of “deep Throat” says he has worked in more than 300 X-rated movies but this is the first time he had to go to federal court over one – and his costar – Linda Lovelace is testifying for the prosecution. Streicher, 10 individuals and four corporations are charged with violation of federal laws which prohibit the interstate transportation of obscene films.
Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt says he has offered Barbara Walters and nine other prominent women $1 million each to pose for nude photographs in the publication. Also on Flynt’s list – Caroline Kennedy, Susan Ford, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Mary Tyler Moore, Gloria Steinem, Cher Bono Allman, Patricia Hearst and Raquel Welch.
Television news - March 1, 1976
The Federal Communications Commission says it wishes radio and TV stations wouldn’t jazz up their emergency broadcast service test signals with background music, humming or similar sounds – although the rules don’t forbid it. The agency says such alteration of the EBS test announcement “does not adhere to the seriousness of the EBS program.”
The Nebraska Educational Television network spent less than $100 to design its logo of a stylized “N.” to give it u, it will be paid $55,000 in cash and an estimated $500,00 in equipment. NBC is making the payment as part of an out-of-court settlement announced in a lawsuit over who owns the rights to the “N.” NBC spent an estimated $750,000 for a new symbol and wound up with something very similar to the NETV “N.” which had been designed several months earlier by a staff artist for the network. NBC began using its stylistic red and blue “N” logo nationally on New Year’s Day. NETV had started using a similar symbol several months before.
Thursday night television listings/programs/TV guide – March 1, 1976
CBS – The Waltons, Hawaii Five-O, Barnaby Jones
NBC – The Cop and the Kid, Grady, Made for TV movie, Tonight, Tomorrow
ABC – Welcome Back Kotter, Barney Miller, Streets of San Francisco, Harry O, Monday Night Special
Top movies – March 1, 1976
Killing of A Chinese Bookie
Dog Day Afternoon
Gable & Lombard
Deduction of Mimi
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Farewell My Lovely
Man Who Would Be King
No Depostit No Return
Play It Again Sam
Harold & Maud