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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of July 1, 1979 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

President Carter says that a recession in the United States is “much more likely that it was before” before the sharp oil price increases last week by OPEC.

The Supreme Court upholds the authority of federal judges to impose a sweeping desegregation plan in any city where children have been attending most or all white or all black schools as the result of school board policies.

Unemployment falls to 5.6% - a 5-year low as food prices declined 1.2%. 

President Carter cancels an energy policy speech and conducts what is described as “a domestic summit” that may keep him cloistered at Camp David into next week.

The White House is a little uneasy on just where or when parts of the Skylab will fall to earth.

Ghana University students storm the U.S. Embassy in Accra, pulled down the U.S. flag and tore it up to protest what they called U.S. interference in Ghana’s internal affairs.

West German Parliament abolishes a law that would have prevented the start of legal proceeding against suspected Nazi murders after the end of this year.

 Former San Francisco Supervisor Dan White is given the maximum sentence for his voluntary manslaughter convictions I the shooting deaths of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk – seven years, eight months in state prison.

U.S. mediator Robert Strauss announces what her termed a “breakthrough” in unsnarling the logjam that had been holding up talks between Israel and Egypt on the issue of Palestinian autonomy in the occupied West Bank of the Jordan River and the Gaza Strip.

West Virginia Gov. Jay Rockefeller, whose great-grandfather and namesake built an oil empire, says he doesn’t trust the oil industry. “I don’t have a whole lot of faith in what the oil companies say.”


Fascinating Business news – July 1, 1979

Trend? – There’s a gasoline station in New Hampshire that has no attendants and plenty of gas. Without signs – Rymes Oil Co’s. computerized gas station has been operating on Route 202 for more than a year. The station has no building – just eight pumps, making it appear unfinished or abandoned. But you need a computerized card and because of the gasoline shortage, no more are being issued. 


Sports news – July 1, 1979

Martina Navratilova watched by her mother, retained her Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title by beating Chris Evert Lloyd.


Music news – July 1, 1979

Willie Nelson brought his seventh-annual Fourth of July picnic back home to Austin, where he vowed it would stay no matter what the neighbors think. About 30,000 heard Leon Russell, Ernest Tubb, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Steve Fromholz.

Marie Osmond says her engagement to Jeff Clayton is off. “Marriage is a serious thing you don’t want to fool around with. We had doubts, so we called it off.”

Nicaraguan-born Bianca Jagger is in Nicaragua and has offered to help relieve the suffering of her war-torn country’s people.

Rod Stewart on ABC’s “20/20” – Meet The Real Rod Stewart.

Don’t miss The Bee Gees at Dodger Stadium – July 7!


Television news – July 1, 1979

Carol Burnett is coming back to television – this time – ABC and for four weeks. Look for “Carol and Company” as a summer replacement in August.


Sunday night television listings/programs/TV guide – July 1, 1979

CBS – 60 Minutes, All in the Family, One Day At A Time, Alice, The Jeffersons, Moses: The Law Giver

NBC – Wonderful World of Disney, TV Movie, Prime Time Sunday

ABC – Hardy Boys, Salvage 1, Made for TV Movie

PBS – Masterpiece Theater


NBC Made for TV Movie – “Donner Pass: The Road To Survival.” With Robert Fuller, Diane McBain, Andrew Prine, John Anderson, Michael Callan.

ABC Made For TV Movie – “The New Maverick” – James Garner, Jack Kelly, Susan Blanchard, Susan Sullivan. 


Top movies – July 1, 1979

Little Romance


Main Event

Escape From Alcatraz



101 Dalmatians


Rocky II

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