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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of May 27, 1976 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts




In The News

The Ford Administration has decided to stay out of the sensitive Boston school desegregation case for now.

The city of Chicago bans the showing of violent or obscene films to minors.

The City University of New York, the largest urban higher education system in the nation, is forced to close because it had run out of money to pay professors’ salaries. 19 campuses are shut down with 250,000 students idled.

OPEC fails to agree on a price hike and prices will be frozen for a while – $11.51 per barrel.

The Senate passes a $31 billion military weapons procurement bill that includes $317 million for 60 more Minuteman III missiles next year. 

Rep. Wayne Hays rejecting calls for his resignation in a sex scandal, suggests that those “without sin” should be in eh first to cast stones at him.

President Ford and Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev sign a major Soviet-American nuclear test ban treaty.

Syria agrees to a new six-month extension of the U.N. peacekeeping force separating Syrian and Israeli army’s on the Golan Heights.

Passing – Mrs. Abby Rockefeller Mauze – only sister of Vice President Rockefeller. She was 72.

A young man claiming to be Caroline Kennedy’s boyfriend attempted to enter her mother’s 5th Ave. apartment building and assaulted Secret Service agents and a doorman who refused to let him in. The man was identified as Roland John Christoni of Connecticut. Caroline is in England, but mom and John Jr. were in the building.


Technology news – May 27, 1976

Every month, more than half a million Americans bombard the tiny branch office of the FCC in Gettysburg with mailed requests for licenses for CB radios.  The Gettysburg branch office has been given the chore of processing CB licenses for citizen band radios. About half a million per month.


Sports news – May 27, 1976

Janet Guthrie, frustrated in her attempt to make the Indy 500, averaged 152.797mph to qualify for Sunday’s  World 600 and become the first woman driver to make the field of major stock car race.  


Entertainment /Movie news – May 27, 1976

The American film “Taxi Driver” directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert de Niro wins the Golden Palm grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival.


Some Top movies – May 27, 1976

Mother Jugs & Speed

Missouri Breaks

Family Plot


Taxi Driver


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


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