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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of July 8, 1977 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

Singing and chanting demonstrators, some with their arms and legs entwined are pried apart, dragged and carried to buses at Kent State University as police broke up a two-month sit-in at the site where four students were killed by national Guard troops at an antiwar protest in 1970. 1992 are jailed.

E. Henry Knoche the no. 2 man at the CIA resigns effective next month amid reports he was forced out by President Carter’s new CIA director. 

Saying the increased tension between the United States and the Soviet Union was “inevitable” – President Carter defends his Administration’s foreign policy record and warned the Russians that continued attacks on him and U.S. good faith would be “erroneous and ill-advised."

North Korea says that it shot down a U.S. helicopter that had intruded into its airspace, killing three and capturing a fourth crewman.

An explosion and fire demolishes a pumping station on the Alaska pipeline. Oil should be flowing again within a few days. One worker was killed and 6 injured.

Alaska pipeline update – An Alaska official charges with monitoring operation of the Alaska pipeline for the state says that the “climate was right” for an explosion such as the one that destroyed a pipeline pump station because workers on the job had grown careless.

A sudden power failure envelopes   New York with homes and businesses dark, sparking a wholesale looting. Mayor Abraham Beame declared a state of emergency and called for an investigation. “We cannot tolerate in this age of modern technology a power system that can shut down the nation’s largest city.”

Detroit - Two Filipino nurses were each found guilty by a federal court of poisoning three patients at a Veterans Administration hospital in 1975. One of the two had been charged with murder, was found innocent of that count.

Jane Young, the wife of a Texas congressman John Young, who figured in last year’s congressional sex scandal, is found shot to death in her suburban Washington home in what police are calling a suicide. 

G. Gordon Liddy – the Watergate conspirator who never talked and who got the longest sentence of anyone convicted in the scandal that toppled the president – is given early parole. He will be set free on September 7.

Penthouse magazine charges that 23 employees of Copley News Service had worked simultaneously for the CIA and that the service “for years was operated in significant part as an arm of the CIA.”

Athens court and the Orthodox Church of Greece grant a divorce to Christina Onassis the principal heiress to the fortune of shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis and Alexandros Andreadis.


Sports news – July 8, 1977

 Tom Watson wins the British Open.


Entertainment/Celebrity news – July 8, 1977

Adela Holzer, producer of the Broadway hit “Hair” is accused in a 137-count indictment of stealing more than $800,000 form investors.

Singer Anita Bryant’s talent agency is dropping her because of her battle against homosexuals. 


Television news – July 8, 1977

John Chancellor reaches a new long-term agreement with NBC News and will continue as co anchorman with David Brinkley on the NBC Nightly News.

Lee Majors contract dispute is over and he will return as “The Six Million Dollar Man” on ABC-TV. Apparently, he has a new production company – “Fawcett-Majors Productions” of which he has starred in and produced a TV movie which will be shown on NBC next season. The movie is “A Matter of Inconvenience.”


Monday night television listings/programs/TV guide –July 8, 1977

CBS – The Jeffersons, Shields and Yarnell, Maude, All’s Fair, Sonny and Cher

NBC – Little House on the Prairie, Movie, Tonight, Tomorrow

ABC – Baseball, Nancy Walker Show

PBS – Blood, Sweat & Tears-Janis Ian in concert


Sonny & Cher – Lyle Waggoner, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis guest.

 Tonight Show – Rob Reiner guest hosts with Lindsay Wagner, Penny Marshall and Albert Brooks.


Saturday night television listings/programs/TV guide – July 8, 1977

CBS – Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart Show, All in the Family, Alice, Miss Universe Pageant

NBC – NBC – Emergency, Saturday night at the movies, Saturday Night Live

ABC – Movie


Saturday Night Live –(repeat) – Candice Bergen hosts.

Miss Universe Beauty Pageant – Bob Barker and Helen O’Connell host from Santo Domingo. 

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