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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of October 8, 1978 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

Declaring, “I have had enough,” President Anwar Sadat says he is finished trying to negotiate on behalf of Syria of Palestinians because of “their ingratitude and obscenities.”

Egypt and Israel begin negotiations to draw up a peace treaty that President Carter said must ultimately be broadened to include all Arab states in the Middle East conflict.

Paul Warnke – the chief .S. arms negotiator resigns his Administration post effective later this month and President Carter accepted his decision with “deep regret.”

President Carter is studying the possibility of new budget cuts, including spending limits in the politically sensitive area of revenue sharing.

New federal food stamp regulations going into effect Jan. 1 will include elimination of a current requirement that poor families spend part of their incomes to get benefits.

The Senate approves “sunset” legislation designated to identify and terminate federal agencies and programs that have outlived their usefulness.

Former First Lady Betty Ford makes her first public appearance since she had her facelift September 14.

Atty. Gen. Griffin Bell announces he has paroled into the United States 46 Cuban political prisoners and 25 members of their families in the first phase of a program initiated by Fidel Castro.

James Earl Ray (50), convicted assassin of Martin Luther King and Anna Sandhu (32) exchange marriage vows and simple gold wedding bands behind the stark walls of Brushy Mountain Penitentiary.


Music news – October 8, 1978

Punk rock guitarist Sid Vicious is arrested after being charged with the stabbing death of his girlfriend. She was found stabbed death in the hotel room she shared with Vicious. Nancy Spungen and John Simon Ritchie (real name) had lived there for 18 months.

“A Single Man” – Elton John’s first album since 1976’s “Blue Moves” comes out Oct. 19.

Black Sabbath is back after two years  and Ozzy Osbourne is back with them. “Never Say Die” is the title of their new album.

Passing –  singer/songwriter Jacqes-Brel. He was 49.

New album by a new group Devo – “Are We Not Men? We Are Devo.” Part sci-fi. Brian Eno produces.

Music On Television – The 12th Annual Country Music Association Awards. Johnny Cash hosts.

Osmond Brothers TV Special On ABC-TV. Special Guest Stars – Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson, Ann-Margret and Tim Conway. On ABC-TV.

12th annual CMA ceremonies – Dolly Parton is named country music’s entertainer of the year. Single of the year went to “Heaven’s Just A Sin Away” by the Kendalls. Vocal group – Oak Ridge Boys.  Crystal Gayle – female vocalist. Kenny Rogers and Dottie West – vocal duo of the year. “It Was Almost Like A Song” – by Ronnie Milsap – album of the year.


Some Rock Music Books – October 8, 1978

On the Road With Bob Dylan – by Larry Sloman

Paperback Writer – Mark Shipper

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock – Nick Logan and Bob Woffinden

The Book of Rock Quotes – Jonathan Green

Elvis In His Own Words – Mick Farren and Pearce Marchbank

The Boy Who Dared To Rock: The Definitive Elvis – Paul Lichter

Hands Across The Water – Wings Tour USA    


Television news – October 8, 1978

Looks like Mary Tyler Moore’s new sitcom – “Mary” is canceled after just three weeks. 

“Rescue From Gilligan’s Island” – On NBC-TV this week. Stars most of the original TV series cast – Bob Denver, Allan Hale, Russell Johnson, Dawn Wells.


Thursday night television listings/programs/TV guide – October 8, 1978

CBS – The Waltons, Hawaii Five-O, Barnaby Jones

NBC – Project U.F.O, Quincy, Weekend, Tonight, Tomorrow

ABC – Mork and Mindy, What’s Happening, Barney Miller, Soap, Family

PBS – Three by Four


Mork and Mindy – Mindy’s girlfriend from high school has her sights on Mork.

Barney Miller – Sgt. Dietrich is accused of misconduct by a robbery victim.

Weekend – Hosted by Lloyd Dobyns and Linda Ellerbee.

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