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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of March 6, 1981 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

 

In The News

President Reagan says he intends to cut the federal payroll by at least $1.3 billion over the next two years. Says the President: “Gaining control of the size of government, getting our economy back on track will not wait. We have to act now, and we will continue to search for ways to curt the size of government and reduce the amount of federal spending and achieve a trimmer, more efficient, more responsive government for all the people.”

President Reagan arrives in Ottawa for talks with Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau on troublesome issues dividing the two countries. Hecklers could be heard in the crowd. After an exchange of greetings, Trudeau went to the microphone and appealed to the hecklers and disparaging signs: “Hey guys, when I go the United States, I’m not met with these kind of signs. You know, the Americans have some beefs against us too, but they receive us politely. Now how about a great cheer for President Reagan.” The crowd then roared. Some of the troublesome points between the countries include U.S. policy on El Salvador and on the environment.  

Walter Cronkite steps down as anchor of the CBS evening news, where he held forth for 19 years. Cronkite remarked that the focus was all wrong and that too much had been made of his leaving. He said, “This is but a transition, a passing of the baton. A great broadcaster and gentleman, Doug Edwards, preceded me in this job and another, Dan Rather, will follow ... And anyway, the person who sits here is but the most conspicuous member of a superb team of journalists, writers, reporters, editors, producers and none of that will change.” Later, Walter Cronkite is named a director of Pan American World Airways. He’ll be paid $10,000 a year plus $300 each time the panel meets.  (Pictured are Cronkite, Doug Edwards and Rather).

Supermarket Prices – March 6, 1981:

At K-Mart -

RCA 13” Color TV - $344 ... Mens Jeans - $9 ... A pack of 4 AA Engergizer batteries - $1.43 ... Jar of Vlasic Pickles - 46oz - $1.12.

 

Best-selling Books – March 6, 1981

The Covenant - James A. Michener

Brain - Robin Cook

Earthly Powers - Anthony Burgess

A Man - Oriana Fallaci

Rage of Angels - Sidney Sheldon

Aztec - Gary Jennings

Answer As A Man - Taylor Caldwell

Firestarter - Stephen King

Nice Girls Do - Irene Kassoria

Never-Say-Diet Book - Richard Simmons

The Last Mafioso - Ovid Demaris

Crisis Investing - Douglas R. Casey

Cosmos - Carl Sagan

The Sky’s The Limit

Best Evidence - David Lifton

The Very Rich Book - Jacqueline Thompson

 

Entertainment/Celebrity/Movie news – March 6, 1981

Princess Diana (19) draws gasps and cheers for her strapless bare-shoulder gown of black silk taffeta, worn for her first royal duty since her engagement to Prince Charles. The occasion was a fund-raising event to benefit the Royal Opera House. Britain’s “Sun” newspaper called her “Diana the Dazzler.” No doubt, the dress is sure to be a hit in stores when it comes out.

Dan Rather (49) takes over the CBS Evening News. The newscast leads NBC and ABC in the ratings. Rather says he will follow the sage advice from the retiring anchorman: “Take it easy and be yourself.”        

Comic Flip Wilson is arrested at Los Angeles International Airport when $1,000 worth (2.5 grams) of cocaine and hashish is allegedly found in his possession. He later posted $2,500 bail.

Engaged - Lisa Taylor (32) - a country and western singer says she is engaged to marry George C. Wallace, the former Alabama governor. His ex-wife Cornelis says she is still interested in him: “The governor and I spent several hours at his home last night conferring seriously about reconciliation. Frankly, I’m too upset to be discussing this.” 

She’s a top model - Seen in ads – top model Cheryl Tiegs.

 

Television news – March 6, 1981

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” names Dick Ebersol as its new producer. He was the head late-night programming when “Saturday Night Live” was created in 1975. NBC says the floundering show will go on hiatus and return April 11.

Cable TV news - ARTS - a cultural channel, begins to be carried at night on Warner Amex’s Nickelodeon channel. Nickelodeon, a children’s channel, will switch to ARTS at the end of its programming in early evening. 

 

 Sunday Night Television listings/programs/TV guide – March 6, 1981

CBS - 60 Minutes, Archie Bunker’s Place, One Day At A Time, Alice, The Jeffersons, Trapper John, MD

NBC - Disney’s Wonderful World, CHiPS, Movie

ABC - Those Amazing Animals, Movie

 

On CHiPS - Ponch and Jon discover one of Ponch’s old friends running a burglary operation.

On One Day At A Time - Schneider’s friendship with his best friend is put to the test when his wife decides she wants his company and three’s a crowd.  

On ABC Movie - “The Deep” (1977).

On NBC Movie - American Graffiti (1973).

This week on “Hee Haw” in syndication - Ray Price and Boxcar Willie.

 

Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – March 6, 1981 

9 to 5 - Dolly Parton

Keep on Loving You - REO Speedwagon

Woman - John Lennon

Celebrate - Kool and the Gang

Rapture - Blondie

The Tide Is High - Blondie

Crying - Don McLean

Hello Again - Neil Diamond

I Love A Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt

The Best of Times - Styx

Keep On Lovin’ You - REO Speedwagon

A Little In Love - Cliff Richard

I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It - Stevie Wonder

Don’t Stop The Music - Yarbrough and Peoples

Kiss On My List - Hall and Oates

What Kind of Fool - Barbra Streisand/Andy Gibb

Morning Train - Sheena Easton

Hearts on Fire - Randy Meisner

Living In A Fantasy - Leo Sayer

Don’t Stand So Close To Me - Police

The Winner Takes It All - ABBA

Angel of the Morning - Juice Newton

Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan

Giving It Up For Your Love - Delbert McClinton 

 

Top Pop Music Albums – March 6, 1981

Hi Infidelity - REO Speedwagon

The Jazz Singer - Neil Diamond

Double Fantasy - John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Zenyatta Mondatta - The Police

Crimes of Passion - Pat Benatar

Greatest Hits - Kenny Rogers

Celebrate - Kool and the Gang

Captured - Journey

Greatest Hits - Kenny Rogers

Autoamerican - Blondie

 

More Top Pop Music Albums – March 6, 1981

Back in Black - AC/DC

Moving Pictures - Rush

Arc of a Diver - Steve Winwood

The Two of Us - Yarbrough and Peoples

9 to 5 And Odd Jobs - Dolly Parton

I’m No Hero - Cliff Richard

Chain Lightning - Don McClean

Hotter Than July - Stevie Wonder

Voices - Hall & Oates

Living In A Fantasy - Leo Sayer

Foolish Behavior - Rod Stewart

Gaucho - Steely Dan

Turn of A Friendly Card - Allen Parsons Project

Juice - Juice Newton

How “Bout Us - Champaign

Horizon - Eddie Rabbitt

Super Trouper - ABBA

Kings of the Wild Frontier - Adam & The Ants

Sandinista - The Clash

Elvis Costello

Paradise Theater - Styx

Sound Affects - The Jam

Evangeline - Emmylou Harris

 

Top movies – March 6, 1981

Eyewitness - William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods

All Night Long - Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, Diane Ladd, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Dobson

Coal Miner’s Daughter - Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D’Angelo, Levon Helm

Road Games - Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis

Stir Crazy - Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor

Private Benjamin - Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Marmand Assante, Robert Webber

The Dogs of War - Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Colin Blakely

The Competition - Richard Dreyfuss, Amy Irving, Lee Remick

The Jazz Singer - Neil Diamond, Laurence Olvier

Raging Bull - Robert De Niro

Any Which Way But Loose - Clint Eastwood

The Last Metro - Catherine Deneuve

The Elephant Man - Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft

Altered States - William Hurt, Blair Brown

Walt Disney’s The Devil and Max Devlin - Elliott Gould, Bill Cosby, Susan Anspach, Adam Rich

American Pop (the state of the art in living animation) 

Fort Apache, The Bronx - Paul Newman, Edward Asner

 
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