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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of June 1, 1976 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

The newly constructed Teton Dam in Idaho Falls bursts and sends water gushing through several communities. Thousands flee, but there may be fatalities.

Halt Lebanese civil war – Syrian troops advance toward Beirut in an aim to end the civil war there.

The United States and nine other nations will make $5 billion available to Great Britain to help it through its financial crisis caused by the step drop in the value of the pound.

The House ethics committee votes to proceed with a full investigation of Ohio congressman Wayne Hays. Elizabeth Ray (33) claims Hays (65) put her on the staff of his House Administration Committee to be his mistress. 

Withholding on interest - The Internal Revenue Service asks Congress for authority to withhold taxes from the billions of dollars in interest and dividends paid each year to millions of Americans.

Two bombs explode at the headquarters of U.S. Army V. Corps in downtown Frankfurt, injuring 16.

Ronald Reagan choked on a peanut during his flight home to California from Ohio and later joked with campaign aides that “it must have been a Carter peanut.”

Nixon aide Col. Jack Brennan is calling love letters written by former President Richard Nixon a “sordid hoax.” Nixon’s attorney has sent a telegram to New York literary agent Scott Meredith “putting him on notice of the fraudulent nature of the letters purportedly in his possession.”

Police found the blindfolded, bullet-punctured body of Bolivian ex-President Juan Jose Torres – a day after his family had reported him missing and feared kidnapped.

Britain and Iceland sign an agreement on terms for ending their “Cod war” over Iceland’s unilaterally proclaimed 200-mile fishing zone.

President Ford says his unfinished proposal to minimize school busing would seek to keep district courts from being “a school board in every sense” involving school segregation. 

Good news as unemployment and inflation are in check. Inflation rose .3% and unemployment fell back to 7.3%.

Up a quarter point - Citibank raises its prime lending rate to 7 ¼%. Other banks followed.

Passing – J. Paul Getty (83). His net worth was estimated at $2 billion to $4 billion.

Dies alone - Martha Mitchell (57), a small town girl who became a pepery personality in the Nixon administration and later its noisy critic, dies alone and destitute of a rare and painful form of cancer. Neither her estranged husband nor either of her children was at her beside. She’s the estranged wife of former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell. Later, it’s announced that He – their son and daughter, will attend her funeral. The Mitchells were separated in 1973 and recently, she went into court to force her husband to pay her $36,000 in alimony. (On a Life Cover 1970).


Sports news – June 1, 1976  

The Boston Celtics beat the Phoenix Suns in triple overtime. Final score was 128-126. Jo Jo White scored 15 of his game-high 33 points in the extra periods.

Kevin Kegan of Liverpool scores two goals to lead England to a 3-1 victory over Team America in an American Bicentennial Soccer Cup game before 16,231 in Philadelphia.


Entertainment news – June 1, 1976

Divorced – Carl H.  (Doc) Severinsen is granted divorce after giving up $75,000-a-year in alimony, his horse ranch, his Cadillac and Bentley. All go to his ex – Evonne.  


Music news – June 1, 1976

Beatles are back - Capitol releases “Rock and Roll Music” which includes 28 upbeat songs. Also, “Got To Bet You Into My Life” has been released as a single.

Bruce Springsteen who just finished a tour, will go back into the studio July 1 to record his next album. Jon Landau will also produce this one.

On “Midnight Special” – Neil Sedaka hosts with Eric Carmen, Lynn Anderson, the Commodores and Kim Carnes.


Thursday night television listings/programs/TV guide – June 1, 1976

CBS – The Waltons, Hawaii Five-O, Barnaby Jones

NBC – Movie, Tonight, Tomorrow

ABC – Welcome Back Kotter, Barney Miller, Streets of San Francisco, Harry O, (late night) reruns of Mannix and the Magician


On the Tonight Show – Bob Newhart guest hosts and Bobby Goldsboro guests. 


Some top movies – June 1, 1976

Bad News Bears

Won Ton Ton

All the President’s Men

Groove Tube

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The Exorcist

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