Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of June 23, 1976 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
The Supreme Court rules that commercially operated, nonreligious private schools cannot refuse black children because of their race and that whites, as well as blacks are protected under the law against discrimination in private employment.
Maurice Sage, president of the Jewish National fund of America, collapses and dies while he was handing Betty Ford a Bible at a bicentennial dinner in the New York Hilton Hotel. The first lady turned pale as secret service agents gave aid to sage.
In what he called his “most difficult decision ever” - Senator Barry Goldwater endorses President Ford over Ronald Reagan for the Republican presidential nomination. “... I do not believe that our government can suffer through months and months of reorganization that would be necessary if we had a change in the office.”
Prices at the Supermarket – June 23, 1976
At the mart - Average price of 100 vitamin E tablets - $2.99 ... Potatoes - .12lb ... Mushrooms - 8oz pkg - .49 ... Oscar Mayer Bologna - 12oz pkg - .89
Best-selling books – June 23, 1976
Bestsellers - “The Lonely Lady” - Harold Robbins, “A Stranger In The Mirror’ - Sidney Sheldon, “The Deep” - Peter Benchley, “The Big Orange’ - Jack Smith, “Scoundrel Time” - Lillian Hellman.
Radio news – June 23, 1976
Harry Becker - the all-night talk host on KCKN in Kansas City dies while on the air. He was talking to a woman when all of a sudden he stopped. A police officer arrived at the station around 1:30am and found him slumped at the mike.
Entertainment/Celebrity news – June 23, 1976
Clayton Moore - the Lone Ranger on TV tells police someone stole an 1833 Remington revolver from his van in suburban Chicago. “There will be retribution for this ... retribution.”
Passing - lyricist Johnny Mercer (66) - wrote 1,500 songs, winning four Oscars. He once remarked: “I tried to be a singer and failed, I tried to be an actor and failed. So I just naturally fell into lyric writing.”
Marries - Peter Lawford (52) to Deborah Gould (25). She’s the daughter of entertainer Rowan Martin.
Top TV shows – June 23, 1976
All In The Family, Colombo, MASH, Laverne & Shirley, Happy days, Jigsaw John, Maude, Barnaby Jones, Mary Tyler Moore, One Day At A Time, Switch, TV Movie-Lanigan’s Rabbi, TV-Movie The Only Game In Town, Bob Newhart, Kojack TV Movie-Charro, Cannon, Medical Center, Walt Disney, Welcome Back Kotter.
Television news – June 23, 1976
Actor Richard Hatch replaces Michael Douglas as Karl Malden’s sidekick in “The Streets Of San Francisco.” After his success in “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” which won him an Oscar - Douglas wanted to do more movies. He’ll be written-off as a professor of criminology.
Newscaster Frank Blair says that after 12 years of co-hosting the “Today Show” with Barbara Walters - he found her “rude and inhospitable.” “I never felt close to her. She was aloof, very cold, very aggressive.” Blair left the show after 23 years last year. “I can tell you from inside sources that NBC officials are delighted she has gone to ABC.”
Watch NBC Nightly news with John Chancellor and David Brinkley. See your local listings for time and channel.
Monday Night Television listings/programs/TV guide – June 23, 1976
CBS - I’ve Got A Secret, Good Times, MASH, One Day At A Time, Special-The Politics Of Cancer ... NBC - Movin’ On, Police Woman, Special-The Search For Something Else ... ABC - Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, SWAT, The Rookies.
Good Times - JJ finds someone to sponsor him to paint a portrait.
MASH - Frank Burns’ wife somehow finds out about Hot Lips.
Top pop hit music singles(top-40) USA – June 23, 1976
“Silly Love Songs” - Paul McCartney And Wings, “More, More More’ - Andrea True Connection, “Misty Blue’ - Dorothy Moore, “Turn The Beat Around’ - Vicky Sue Robinson, “Kiss And Say Goodbye’ - The Manhattans, “Afternoon Delight’ - Starland Vocal Band, “Shop Around” - The Captain & Tennille, “Love Is Alive’ - Gary Wright, “Get Up And Boogie’ - Silver Convention, “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” - Lou Rawls, “Another Rainy Day In New York City” - Chicago, “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” – Tavares
Top music albums – June 23, 1976
Top Albums - “Wings At The Speed Of Sound’ - Wings, “Frampton Comes Alive’ - Peter Frampton, “Rock n Roll Music’ - The Beatles, “Breezin’” - George Benson, “Fleetwood Mac” - Fleetwood Mac, “Black and Blue” - The Rolling Stones, “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975” - The Eagles, “Too Old To Rock n Roll; Too Young To Die1” - Jethro Tull, “Diana Ross - Diana Ross, “A Night At The Opera” - Queen.
Some top movies – June 23, 1976
The Tenant - Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas
Midway - Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda
Logan’s Run - Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan
The Omen - Gregory Peck, Lee Remick
Mother Jugs Speed - Bill Cosby, Raquel Welch, Harvey Keital