Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of June 22, 1980 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Allied leaders concede that the Soviet Union is following through on its announced intention to withdraw some of its troops from Afghanistan, but they disagreed on the significance of the move. President Carter says the Soviets are withdrawing less than 10% of their occupation force and added it is too early to judge whether this represents a step toward total withdrawal.
At a Washington news conference - Ronald Reagan says the nation’s economy is in such “desperate’ condition, that a $20 billion, 10% income tax cut can’t wait until he wins the presidency - it should be implemented now.
The Senate passes a five-year, $36 billion aid to education bill, after approving an amendment to end interest-free loans to college students. The step would make the federally guaranteed loans available at a 9% interest rate.
In an action spawned by last summer’s gasoline lines, the House passes and sends to President Carter, a multibillion-dollar measure to produce synthetic fuels and reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil. The President is expected to sign the bill.
Hot day in Dallas - The city of Dallas suffers its hottest day ever recorded (to date) - 113 degrees. The heat was common across the southern and central plains, the desert Southwest and parts of New Mexico.
2 figures in the J.F.K. assassination case die this week -
Jesse Curry - former Dallas Police Chief - who headed the department at the time of the assassination - (66) - of a heart attack. John Holbrook - one of 10 psychiatrists who testified at Jack Ruby’s trial - of an overdose of alcohol and Valium.
Medical Health News Update – Tampons – June 22, 1980
Tampons Toxic? - The Center For Disease Control in Atlanta announces this week that Tampons have been associated with a puzzling illness known as toxic shock syndrome that strikes young women, sometimes fatally. Tampons are believed to be implicated because they may cause an abrasion of the lining of the vagina wall, allowing the staph aureus to enter the bloodstream. Also, because they dam the natural flow, tampons may create a good culture medium for the growth of bacteria.
Clothing Store Prices – June 22, 1980
At the clothes store - Lightning Bolt and OP (Ocean Pacific) Hawaiian shirts - 14.99, Movin’ On and Brittania Jeans - $13.99 - $15.99
Sports news – June 22, 1980
Top-seeded Bjorn Borg and second-seeded John Mcenroe score easy victories in first-round matches in the Wimbledon tennis Championships
Entertainment/Celebrity/Hollywood news – June 22, 1980
Marries - Lucie Arnaz (27) to actor Laurence Luckinbill (47). Attending - Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Also attending - Desi Jr. and his wife, Linda Pearl. It was the second marriage for both. Father Desi sang “Forever Darling” - a theme song from a long ago movie which he and Lucy starred.
Comedian Richard Pryor is taken off the critical list after a 90-minute skin-graft operation. He was critically burned on the upper portion of his body in a freak fire at his home. .
Best- selling books – June 22, 1980
The Boune Identity - Robert Ludlum
The Spike -Arnaud de Borchgrave/Robert Moss
The Devil’s Alternative - Frederick Forsyth
Rage of Angels - Sidney Sheldon
The Random Winds - Belva Plain
The Ninja - Eric Van Lustbader
Solo - Jack Higgins
The Neighbor’s Wife - Gay Talese
Men in Love - Nancy Friday
Free to Choose - Milton and Rose Friedman
The Third Wave - Alvins Toffler
Will - G. Gordon Liddy
Anatomy of an Illness - Norman Cousins
The Real War - Richard Nixon
Heartsounds - Martha Weinman Lear
Television news – June 22, 1980
Who Shot J.R.” - Well, we don’t know for sure, but we now know that J.R. will live. Larry Hagman, who plays the character, decides this week to end a lengthy contract dispute with Lorimar and will continue to play the role.
Daytime television - Don’t miss “The David Letterman Show” - NBC mornings at 9am. The show features two newscasts by Edwin Newman.
End of an era - When “Saturday Night Live” returns to NBC for a sixth season in the fall, it will be a different show. Producer Lorne Michaels (35) quits the show and will sign a new NBC contract to develop other programs. Expected to depart with him are the show’s players - Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and perhaps Garrett Morris. Because of union and contract stipulations, non of the regular elements from the old show, not even “Weekend Update,” is likely to appear on the new one. New producer Jean Doumanian says she wants new ideas, a new crew and new talent anyway. The show thrust into the language - characters and phrases that struck chords: Baba Wawa, Mr. Bill, I’m Chevy Chase and You’re Not, Jane, you ignorant slut, The Coneheads, The Samurai warrior, the swinging Festrunk Brothers and more. (Michaels will one day return to the show).
Top Television Shows – June 22, 1980
The Dukes of Hazzard
Barbara Walters Special
The Love Boat
Facts of Life
Thursday Night Television listings/programs/TV guide – June 22, 1980
CBS - Special-Charlotte’s Web, Baraby Jones, Knots Landing
NBC - Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Movie
ABC - Mork & Mindy, Benson, Barney Miller, Debut-Nobody’s Perfect, 20/20
PBS - Righteous Apples, Camera Three, Masterpiece Theater
Charlotte’s Webb - Animated musical version of E.B. White’s story of mircles. Second of two parts.
On Buck Rogers - Twiki is kidnapped by a trio of treacherous females in the employ of a devious tycoon.
On Barnaby Jones - Barnaby is the key witness against a murder suspect and becomes the target of a bizarre campaign of terror.
Debut - Nobody’s Perfect - Ron Moody stars in this eight-part mini series as a brilliant, but klutzy Scotland Yard detective on temporary assignment with the San Francisco police.
Music news – June 22, 1980
Hot on the charts - Anne Murray. She had dropped her career from spring of ‘76 through fall of ‘77, and is now bigger than ever. On her hiatus: “I got tired of people telling me it was just a matter of time before I made it big. You need momentum but I was just having a hit here and a hit there. I’d end up playing places and I didn’t really know why I was there. I remember I played New Orleans in a 3,000-seater and there were only 500 people there. That’s really demoralizing. There was too much of that kind of thing. I guess I wasn’t in great dental shape then either. A bell went off in my head and told me “You gotta stop now or be consumed by this stupideness.”
RCA Records says it plans to release “Elvis Aron Presley” - an eight-record set containing 87 performances - 65 of them previously unreleased. The unreleased performances are for the most part, alternate versions of familiar Presley material. The package, due out in August, will include a 20-page booklet, full-color portraits on each inner sleeve and a gold replica of the signature on his first contract. Suggest list price is $69.95. It’ll also be available in 8-Track cartridges and cassettes.
Dies - Bert Kaempfert - whose easy listening music sold millions in the 60’s. Friends announce he died of a stroke at 55. Kaempfert wrote “Strangers In the Night” - a million seller for Frank Sinatra and “Spanish Eyes” - a huge hit for Al Martino. With his orchestra, Kaemphert had a string of best-selling albums and hits. The biggest was “Wonderland By Night” in 1961. Other Kaemphert favorites were “That Happy Feeling” - a melody used by numerous local television hosts of the 60’s including Sandy Becker of WNEW-TV in New York, “Swinging Safari,” “LOVE,” and “Blue Midnight.” His sound, which music buffs termed continental style, was characterized by Kaempfert as “music that doesn’t disturb you.” His wife Hanne and two daughters Marion and Doris, live in Hamburg, Germany.
Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – June 22, 1980
FUNKYTOWN - Lipps, Inc.
COMING UP (Live At Glasgow) - Paul McCartney & Wings
THE ROSE - Bette Midler
IT’S STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME - Billy Joel
LITTLE JEANNIE - Elton John
STEAL AWAY - Robbie Dupree
CARS - Gary Numan
AGAINST THE WIND - Bob Seger
BIGGEST PART OF ME - Ambrosia
CUPID/I’VE LOVED YOU FOR A LONG TIME - Spinners
CALL ME - Blondie
LET’S GET SERIOUS - Jermaine Jackson
MAGIC - Olivia Newton-John
SHE’S OUT OF MY LIFE - Michael Jackson
TIRED OF TOEIN’ THE LINE - Rocky Burnette
LET ME LOVE YOU TONIGHT - Pure Prairie League
SHINING STAR - Manhattans
LOST IN LOVE - Air Supply
DON’T FALL IN LOVE WITH A DREAMER - Kenny Rogers with Kim Carnes
HURT SO BAD - Linda Ronstadt
SHOULD’VE NEVER LET YOU GO - Neil Sedaka & Dara Sedaka
I’M ALIVE - Electric Light Orchestra
SEXY EYES - Dr. Hook
BRASS IN POCKET (I’m Special) - Pretenders
RIDE LIKE THE WIND - Christopher Cross
GIMME SOME LOVIN’ - Blues Brothers
ALL NIGHT LONG - Joe Walsh
TWO PLACES AT THE SAME TIME - Ray Parker Jr. & Radio
STOMP! - Brothers Johnson
MORE LOVE - Kim Carnes
ONE FINE DAY - Carole King
IN AMERICA - Charlie Daniels Band
MISUNDERSTANDING - Genesis
WE LIVE FOR LOVE - Pat Benatar
TWILIGHT ZONE/TWILIGHT TONE - Manhattan Transfer
ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (pt. 2) - Pink Floyd
THEME FROM NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Frank Sinatra
TAKE YOUR TIME (Do It Right) (pt. 1) - S.O.S. Band
LOVE THE WORLD AWAY - Kenny Rogers
ASHES BY NOW - Rodney Crowell
Top Music Albums – June 22, 1980
Glass Houses - Billy Joel
McCartney 2 - Paul McCartney
21 At 33 - Elton John
Against the Wind - Bob Segar
One eighty - Ambrosia
The Rose - soundtrack
The Son of Rock and Roll - Rocky Burnette
Off the Wall - Michael Jackson
Mouth to Mouth - Lipps Inc.
Gideon - Kenny Rogers/Kim Carnes
Blues Brothers Soundtrack
Urban Cowboy Soundtrack
In The Heat of the Night - Pat Benatar
Sometimes You Win - Dr Hook
Pretenders - Pretenders
Fame - Soundtrack
Love Trippin’ - Spinners
Invisible Man’s Band - Invisible Man’s Band
American Gigolo - soundtrack
The Pleasure Principle - Gary Numan
Top movies – June 22, 1980
Bronco Billy - Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke
The Empire Strikes Back - Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Bily Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels
Brubaker - Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander, Murray Hamilton
Rough Cut - Burt Reynolds, Lesley-Anne Down, David Niven
Dr Heckyl & Mr. Hype - Oliver Reed, Sunn Johnson, Maia Danziger, Mel Wells, Virgil Frye, Kedrick Wolfe, Jackie Coogan, Corinne Calvet
The Blue Laggon - Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Dianels
Up The Academy -
Wholy Moses! - Dudley Moore, Laraine Newman, James Coco, Paul Sand, Jack Gilford, Dom Deluise, John Houseman, Madeline Kahn, David L. Lander, Richard Pryor, John Ritter
The Blues Brothers - John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Henry Gibson,
Roadie (The story of a boy and his equipment) - Meat Loaf, Kaki Hunter, Art Carney, Alice Cooper, Blondie, Roy Orbison, Hank Williams Jr.
Incorrigible - Jean-Paul Belmondo, Genevieve Bujold
All That Jazz - Roy Scheider
Can’t Stop The Music - Village People, Valerie Perrine, Bruce Jenner, Steve Guttenberg, Paul Sand, Tammy Grimes, June Havoc, Barbara Rush
Urban Cowboy - John Travolta, Debra Winger,
The Shining - Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd
The Island - Michael Caine, David Warner