Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of November 25, 1980 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Almost 400 days - The Muslim militants who have held the American hostages in Iran says they have handed over the captives to the Iranian government and no longer have anything to do with them.
The Soviet Union sends three cosmonauts into space; six weeks after two others completed the longest space race in history.
Despite rejections in advance from three possible Cabinet appointees, President-elect Ronald Reagan says he expects no big problems in putting together a high- quality group of Cabinet members. Recently, Reagan said former Treasury Secretary William Simon had told him he was not interested in taking a new Cabinet position.
A woman who has lived on the west side of Manhattan for two hears has been identified as Bernardine Dohrn , the fugitive leader of the radical Weather Underground.
A woman in a black Lincoln Continental plows through sidewalk crowds in Reno, hitting 32 and killing 5.
Entertainment news – November 25, 1980
Passing - Actress Rachel Roberts (53).
Music news - November 25, 1980
Paul McCartney has embarked on his first full-length carton project. His movie will include “Rupert the Bear,” a British comic strip character making his screen debut. McCartney wrote the story line, plus 11 songs for the movie.
John Lennon , now out and about after a hiatus has some interesting things to say. One - that he is hurt he was left out of the autobiography of George Harrison. He also has this interesting observation about his songwriting partner Paul McCartney - “I thought subconsciously Paul tried to destroy my greatest songs. We would spend hours doing little, detailed cleaning up on Paul’s songs, but when it came to mine… somehow an atmosphere of looseness and experimentation would come up. I was hurt… Paul will deny it.”
This week – a special 3-Hour Premiere of Charlie’s Angeles. A new angel arrives. Introducing Tanya Roberts as the newest angel next to Cherly Ladd and Jacklyn Smith.
Music on Television – New series – Barbara Mandrell & The Mandrell Sisters. Also starring Andrae Crouch. On NBC-TV.
Television news - November 25, 1980
Thanksgiving parades - Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade - Ed McMahon hosts. CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade” - WilliamConrad hosts parade highlights from New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Detroit and Hawaii.
Lee Majors gets busted for killing a buck out of season, He was hunting quail in Oklahoma when he bagged the buck, but someone turned him in.
Thursday night television listings/programs/TV guide – November 25, 1980
CBS - The Waltons, Knots Landing, CBS Special - Linda in Wonderland
NBC - Movie (The Sound of Music)
ABC - Mork & Mindy, Bosom Buddies (Debut), Barney Miller, It’s a Living, 20/20
PBS – Cosmos
Mork and Mindy - Mork challenges a champion roller skater to a race down a treacherous mountain.
Debut - Bosom Buddies - Comedy about two young advertising men who residents in an all-women hotel and must keep their gender a secret. Stars Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari.
Special - Linda in Wonderland - Musical-variety starring Linda Lavin. Guests - Lynn Redgrave, Anthony Newley and Ron Liebman.
Top movies – November 25, 1980
Song of the South
It’s My Turn
Fade to Black
Kramer Vs Kramer