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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of June 15, 1978 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

President Anwar Sadat criticizes Israel’s latest position on the future of the occupied Jordanian West bank and Gaza as negative-but said it does not close al doors to Middle East peace negotiations.

OPEC agrees to freeze world petroleum prices for the next six months but to raise them again next January 1.

Marries – Jordan’s King Hussein to Lisa Halaby – a 26-year-old American.

President Carter, returning to the human rights theme that dominated his first months in office said that Western Hemisphere nations which engage in repression would face retaliatory action from the U.S.

Former California Gov. Ronald Reagan declares that landlords and businessmen now have a “responsibility” to lower rents and prices because of the property-tax savings they will reap under Proposition 13.

President Carter, stopping in Atlanta en route to Panama for an historic treaty ceremony, tells a group of Southern Baptists, “I have never detected or experienced any conflict between god’s will and my political duty. “It’s obvious that if I violate one, I violate the other.”

The lovely, naked blonde slurping champagne and darting through the “no frills” section of National Airlines Flight 51 wasn’t part of the planned entertainment, but the cheering, gaping, clapping passengers didn’t complain. The blonde, in her mid 20’s, ran out of the first class section of the DC-10 on a flight form Miami to Los Angeles. She said she had just inherited $5 million and was celebrating. She was later dressed and fell asleep. 

Prince Charles has turned down an invitation to the wedding of Princess Caroline of Monaco because the prince has “a very full work load and could not find the time to go.”

Leonid I. Brezhnev meets Muhammad Ali in the Kremlin – the first U.S. athlete ever received in the Kremlin. “This is the biggest honor I’ve ever had in my life” said the champ.


World Of Toys – June 15, 1978

From Ideal Toys: Snuggles the doll and Pocket Flix – the new world of motorized movies! This week in 1978.


Sports news – June 15, 1978

Defending champ Bjorn Borg of Sweden, bidding to become the first tennis player in 42 years to win Wimbledon three years in succession, is seeded No. 1 for the men’s singles. Borg is seeded ahead of Jimmy Connors of the U.S. for the tournament which begins next week. 

Tom Seaver – now in his 12th major league season and first full campaign with the Reds - finally gets his first no-hitter in a game against the Cardinals. Seaver had five one-hit games.

Bill Lee the unpredictable left-hander of the Boston Red Sox, bolts the club before a game with Seattle, saying he wouldn’t return unless general manager Haywood Sullivan apologizes for selling his close friend, Bernie Carbo, to the Cleveland Indians.

Rookie Nancy Lopez (21) reaches a pinnacle of golf history by becoming the first LPGA player to win five straight tournaments. Meanwhile Andy North wins the U.S. Open at Cherry Hills.


Music news – June 15, 1978

John Denver returns from Wichita where he learned how to fly his jet plane. 

On ABC’s “20/20” – a special report on Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and what keeps the world’s greatest rock group keep rolling.


Entertainment/Celebrity news – June 15, 1978

Actress Judy carne is in serious condition with a fractured neck in a hospital in Doylestown, PA after an automobile accident. Her ex-husband was driving the car.

In Chicago - Jackie Gleason is recovering from a triple coronary bypass operation.


Friday night television listings/programs/TV guide – June 15, 1978

CBS – Wonder Woman, Incredible Hulk, Husband, Wives and Lovers

NBC – Mad as Hell,” the Taxpayers revolt (Special), Rockford Files, Quincy, Tonight, Midnight Special

ABC – Tabitha, Operation Petticoat, Movie, (later) U.S. Open Golf highlights

PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week


On the Tonight Show – Ann-Margret, Patrick Duffy join Johnny Carson.


Top movies – June 15, 1978


Our Winning season

Damien – Omen II

Close Encounters of the Third Kind



The Band/Bob Dylan

The Greek Tycoon

An Unmarried Woman   

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