Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of June 15, 1976 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
White-ruled South Africa’s racial rioting spread to at least seven black townships and to other parts of the country as the unofficial death toll rose to 101.
In a move to offset recent sex scandal allegations House Democratic leaders recommend sweeping reform of fringe benefits given congressmen.
The largest increase in food costs in 10 months helped push consumer prices up .6% during May, the biggest monthly jump since last November.
The U.S. navy successfully evacuates 263 Americans and other foreigners from Lebanon aboard an unarmed landing craft.
The Ford Administration orders and overland evacuation to Damascus of the 1,400 nonofficial Americans still in Beirut and a further reduction of the embassy staff. there.
Shirley Temple Black says that, as the first woman to be offered to job of White House protocol chief, she looks forward to “shaking up anything I see that needs shaking up.”
The Supreme Court refuses to rule over school busing in Boston.
FBI Director Clarence Kelly says that at least thirteen terrorist letter bombs have been mailed to corporate offices and the home of one business executive in an extortion scheme demanding millions of dollars from 200 U.S. corporations.
Scientists at Florida State University say they have discovered three and possibly six new natural elements – the first new ones in 51 years.
Sports news – June 15, 1976
The long, costly often-bitter war between the NBA and the American Basketball Assn. ends when the NBA decides to take in four ABA clubs for the 1976-1977 season. Joining the 30-year old NBA from the 9-year-old ABA will be the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, New York Nets and San Antonio Spurs. That will increase the NBA’s membership from 18 to 22 teams, with each of the league’s four divisions acquiring one new club.
Nassau Coliseum - George Foreman ends Joe Frazier’s boxing career with a KO in the 5th round.
Entertainment/Celebrity news – June 15, 1976
Bing Crosby hits a career milestone – his 50th anniversary in show business and he does it on a London stage – at the London Palladium – his first appearance on a London stage.
Music news – June 15, 1976
Jackson 5 plus three - CBS debuts “The Jacksons” – a 30-minute summer variety program. The Jacksons will include all three sisters – Latoya, Rebie and Janet. Sonny Bono is the first guest.
Saturday night television listings/programs/TV guide – June 15, 1976
CBS – The Jeffersons, Doc, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart, Dinah and her New Best Friends
NBC – Emergency, Movie, Friends
ABC – Coaches All American Football Game, Good Heavens
Dinah Shore – Phyllis Diller and Charles Nelson Reilly.