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



In The News

Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhenv says that the Soviet Union is ready to agree to a moratorium on peaceful nuclear explosions in order to clear the way for a comprehensive nuclear test-ban treaty.

Social Security bailout – The Senate approves its version of a multibillion-dollar bailout for the Social Security System by approving tax increases for workers – to more than double the maximum payroll tax paid by employees by 1986. 

A dam busts under pressure of rising water levels killing at least 37 in Toccoa Georgia.

Ten people are wounded in a shooting spree that New Orleans police say began in an uptown section of the city and ended in the downtown business district.

The State Department announces that President Carter is indefinitely postponing his nine-nation trip so that he can remain in Washington while Congress completes work on energy legislation.

Convicted Watergate burglar Frank Sturgis is arrested, allegedly for threatening a witness who gave a House of Representatives committee details of Sturgis’ relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald.

Kidnapers release Dutch real estate tycoon Maurits Caransa in good health in a downtown Amsterdam square in exchange for a $4 million ransom.

The nation’s jobless rate inched back up to 7% in October.

President Carter signs into law the highest increase ever in the minimum wage, requiring most employers to pay their workers an annual minimum salary of almost $7,000 by 1981. The current minimum is $4,784. The law raises the minimum wage for the current $2.30 an hour to $2.65 on Jan. 1 and then in three annual steps to $3.35 an hour by Jan. 1, 1981. 

President Carter’s peanut warehouse in Plains is up for sale.


Medical/Health news update – November 1, 1977

Medical – Bubble Boy David – the 6-year-old who has spent his entire life in a bubble because of his immune system – can now venture out – thanks to NASA and a new “space” suit” designed for him. “Let’s go for a walk” as he ventured out into the world for the first time!


Sports news – November 1, 1977

Running back O.J. Simpson will undergo knee surgery and is lost to the Buffalo Bills for the remainder of the season.

Southpaw Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies gets the National League’s Cy Young Award.


Music news – November 1, 1977

Passing – Guy Lombardo (75) – famed bandleader and an institution on New Years Eve.

Dick Clark who has been with ABC since he went national in 1957, will produce and star in a primetime variety series for NBC. The deal is part of an exclusive long-term contract. 

British rock star Elton John tells weeping fans he is giving up live performances on stage.  He made the surprise announcement in front of 7,000 fans at a charity concert in north London. “Thank you very much. I really enjoyed tonight. But this is going to be the last show. There’s a lot more to me than playing on the road.”

The Osmonds singing group dedicates a full-scale TV production studio in Orem, Utah. It’s 88,000 square-feet and even contains a recording studio.


Television news – November 1, 1977

On “The Waltons” this week – Mary Ellen’s baby is born.

A CBS-TV Movie This Week – Bill Bixby In “The Incredible Hulk.”

Dean Martin roasts Dan Haggery on NBC-TV this week.


Tuesday night television listings/programs/TV guide – November 1, 1977

CBS – CBS News Special, MASH, One Day At a Time, Lou Grant

NBC – Man From Atlantis, Muilligan’s Stew, Police Woman, Tonight Show, Tomorrow

ABC – Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Three’s Company, Soap, Family (late night) TV Movie repeat

PBS – The Belle of Amherst, Eyewitness, Dick Cavett


Top movies – November 1, 1977

Oh, God!

The Deep

Smokey & The Bandit

First Love

Star wars

Piece of the Action

A Special Day

You Light Up My Life

King Kong

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