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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of June 1, 1978 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

 

In The News

President Carter, pressuring Congress to lift the embargo on arms shipments to turkey, says the 3-year-old ban “has shaken very seriously the cohesiveness of the NATO alliance.”

Canada orders all U.S. fishing vessels out of Canadian waters after the suspension of talks on a new fisheries agreement.

Electronic listening and transmitting devices have been discovered in an unused chimney in the south wing of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

Congressional leaders say they are not sure President Carter was correct in accusing Cuba of aiding the invasion of Zaire by Katangan forces last month.

Jerusalem - A bomb planted by Palestinian terrorists rips through a bus carrying Israelis home from Sabbath eve shopping, killing five including one American.

Proposition 13 passes -  California voters give overwhelming approval to a controversial referendum slashing local property taxes, thereby setting the stage for what could become a national tax revolt.

The Supreme Court overturns a decision it reached 17 years ago, and rules that individual citizens may sue cities over alleged civil rights violations.

John D. Ehrlichman, the recently paroled Watergate conspirator and his wife of nearly 30 years are getting a divorce because “John wants to live alone,’ Jeanne Ehrlichman said in an interview.

The government reports that wholesale prices rose .7% in May, about half the increase of April.

One of the world’s most famous masterpieces, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper,” is being ravaged by mildew and will disappear unless urgent action is taken, a top art curator has warned.

Arson is now the most destructive and fastest-growing crime in America, yet it gets little attention from the police or the FBI.

In Rome – authorities formally accuse six suspected members of the Red Brigades urban guerrilla gang of planning and carrying out the kidnapping and assassination of former Premier Aldo Moro.

Queen Elizabeth knights Freddie Laker, the British airline chief who pioneered cut-price, no-frills flights across the North Atlantic.

 

Sports news – June 1, 1978

Dave Kingman hits a grand slam as the Chicago Cubs rout the Houston Astros 9-4.  

 

Entertainment/Celebrity news – June 1, 1978

Tony Awards –

Veteran character actor Bernard Hughes wins best actor and Jessica Tandy’s characterization of a lonely old woman in “The Gin Game” won the best actress prize in the 32nd annual Tony Awards.

 

Music news – June 1, 1978

Another disco film, “Thank God It’s Friday” is out and it stars Donna Summer (who makes her acting debut). The film was made by Casablanca Records in conjunction with Motown Productions.

Olivia Newton John asks a court to free her from her contract with MCA Records. She complained that MCA hadn’t promoted her records adequately and had paid her less than $6,000 a year, excluding royalties. MCA is coutersuing to prevent her from walking.

On “Midnight Special’ this week – Host Crystal Gayle with Bob Dylan, the band, Chuck Mangione, Eddie Rabbitt, Andy Kaufman, Peace & Quiet, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

First album in three years as Bruce Springsteen readies his concert tour for support of “Darkness At The Edge of Town.” Springsteen and producer Jon Landau began work on “Darkness’ as soon as the legal dispute over financial and artistic matters with former manager Mike Appel was resolved last May.

Nashville - Loretta Lynn is selected to female artist for the 12th straight year at the annual Music City News Popularity Awards show. Larry Gatlin won three awards – for male artist, songwriter and band of the year. Debby Boone was named most promising female artist and Don Williams – most promising male artist.

 

Television news – June 1, 1978

 ABC’s “20/20” Debuts This Week. Hosts Are Harold Hayes and Robert Hughes.

Growth of TV - Nielsen says 98% of American households have at least one TV set and almost half of them, 32 million – have more than one set. 78% of television-owning household have color-TV. 

On another “Headliners With David Frost – Part II with John Travolta. Also Paul Newman’s latest role and Elton John’s new love. 

 
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