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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of April 1, 1977 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

In Moscow – Soviet leaders greet Cuban President Fidel Castro with bear hugs on his surprise visit to brief them about his month-long tour of Africa.

Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko angrily accuses the United States of “shady and cheap moves” in its nuclear arms control proposals. He charged President Cater with distorting the Soviet response without even waiting for secretary of State Vance to return to Washington and reintroduced old arms control problems that had been thought resolved.

In a move to stem supplies of deadly plutonium in the U.S., President Carter halts work on the controversial fast breeder nuclear reactor and outlaws extraction of plutonium from spent reactor fuel. 

New Hope Georgia - A Southern Airways DC-8 jetliner attempts to make an emergency landing in stormy weather with both engines dead. At least 72 are dead with 30 injured.

A priceless collection of music manuscripts missing since World War II is located in Poland, traced by a British zoologist who spent five years searching or a herring’s proper name. The manuscripts, considered one of the world’s most important collections, include more than 100 works by Mozart. Other works in the collection now said to be in the Krakow region of Poland are by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bach, Haydn, Shubert, Schumann, Meyerbeer and others.

The nation’s unemployment rate dipped from 7.5% to 7.3% in March.

Soviet party chief Leonid Brezhnev suggests that list week’s visit of U.S. Secretary of state Cyrus Vance was a step backward in arms control efforts, but added that “a reasonable accommodation” was still possible.

Levi’s is making a sales push beyond jeans. Items such as T-shirts will be getting a real push.


Entertainment/Celebrity news – April 1, 1977

Actor Walter McGinn dies of injuries received in an auto accident. He was to costar in the film version of Joseph Wambaugh’s “The Choirboys."

Plans for a multi-million-dollar television and movie studio complex are announced by Osmond Productions, which is owned by the Osmond family. The facility will be built in Orem, Utah.

She’s the hottest – Farrah Fawcett – this year’s main event in the hair styling world. She has sold some 5 million posters


Playing in Las Vegas –

Todd Rundgren/Elvin Bishop – Aladdin

Shirley MacLaine – Caesars Palace

Wayne Newton – Desert Inn

Neil Sedaka – Riviera

Eddie Arnold – Sahara

Danny Thomas/Peter Marshall – Sands


Television news – April 1, 1977

Jim Hartz, formerly of NBC’s “Today” show is named anchorman of Newscenter 4 on WRC-TV in Washington DC.

Carol Burnette 10 Anniversary Show on CBS-TV.

Barbara Walters Special: Barbara Walters Talks To Elizabeth Taylor and the Shah and empress of Iran. This Week On ABC-TV.


Friday night television listings/programs/TV guide – April 1, 1977

CBS – Code R. Nashville 99, Winner Take All

NBC – Sanford and Son, Chico and the Man, Rockford Files, Policewoman, Tonight, Midnight Special

ABC – Donny and Marie, Movie

PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week.


Top movies – April 1, 1977

Realm of the senses

King Kong

A Star Is Born


Slap Shot

Little Horse Thieves


Airport ‘77

Silver Streak

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