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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of June 1, 1977 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts





In The News

The Supreme Court rules that states may not make the death penalty mandatory for the murder of a police officer.

Soviet Communist party chief Leonid I. Brezhnev pledged in a speech that there would be no return to the “illegal repressions” practiced under dictator Josef Stalin.  Separately, Brezhnev said the new leadership in Peking has blocked Soviet attempts to end the rift with China.

The United States and Cuba formally announce their decision to exchange diplomats for the first time in more than 16 years.

The Soviet Union’s new constitution – 15 years in the making, creates the new post of first deputy president, clearing the way for Communist Party chief Leonid I. Brezhnev to become president. 

Wholesale prices rose .4% in May.

Vietnam, seeking normalization of relations with the United States, bonds over the names of 20 more missing Americans it said had been killed in the Indochina war.

 H.R. Haldeman and John N. Mitchell, the biggest fish in the Watergate prosecutor’s net, are ordered to report to prison no later than noon June 22 to begin serving their sentences for their Watergate crimes.

The U.S. says it will begin withdrawing ground troops from South Korea next year. 

Queen Elizabeth II lit a fuse to a 30-foot bonfire, starting a chain of beacons that blazed across Britain to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of her reign. 

June college graduates can expect to find 23% more jobs available than did the Class of 1976.


Sports news – June 1, 1977

Reggie Jackson hit two homers and drove in four runs propelling the Yankees to a 9-2 win over the Texas Rangers. Jackson called it luck.

Joe Frazier is fired and replaced as manager of the New York Mets by Joe Torre.


Entertainment news  - June 1, 1977

Passing – Actor Stephen Boyd dies of a heart attack at the age of 49.

Passing – Italian film director Roberto Rosselini. He was 71.


Music news – June 1, 1977

Paul & Linda McCartney are expecting another girl in September. They have three now – Mary, Stella and Heather. Said Paul – “We’re expecting another girl. We’re used to girls.”


Television news – June 1, 1977

From the vaults - MGM  is putting 137 Tom & Jerry cartoons – ones never played on TV – into syndication.

Top movies – June 1, 1977

Black Sunday


Star wars

The Greatest

Islands in the Stream

A Star Is Born

The Late Show

Citizens Band

Nasty Habits 

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