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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of September 1, 1982 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

President Reagan warns Israel that annexation of the West Bank of the Jordan River would set off a “crisis of massive dimensions” in relations with the U.S. and would violate the 1979 Camp David accords. Prime Minister Menachem Begin cuts short his vacation and calls for an emergency cabinet session to deal with President Reagan’s demands.

In a televised speech, President Reagan calls for “a fresh start” - that Palestinian self-government with Jordanian involvement would offer “the best chance for a durable, just and lasting peace” in the Middle East.

Broadway star Mary Martin and actress Janet Gaynor are hospitalized when their taxi is rammed broadside by a van running a red light in San Francisco. Martin’s manager of 10 years was killed instantly.

Two commercial fishermen off of Hollywood, Florida catch a 364-pound tiger shark and discover a man’s thigh and right leg in its stomach. Authorities were notified, but they said they wouldn’t close any beaches. A tennis shoe was still on the man’s foot. 

Princess Marcella Borghese - renowned socialite and known for her beautiful skin and founder of a cosmetics company  - is scalded in a shower at her son’s home in the Hamptons on Long Island. She was knocked down by the sudden change in water temperature and couldn’t get back up. She was found unconscious with the hot shower water still beating on her. 


Fascinating Business news – September 1, 1982

 William Paley (81), founder of CBS - announces that he will retire as chairman of the board of CBS next April. He’ll be replaced by Thomas Wyman. Paley will continue on the board of directors.  

Westinghouse and Disney talks hit a snag on their $100 million cable channel. The channel is scheduled to offer 18 hours of family-oriented pay-TV programming beginning in April. Group W refuses to go along with Disney demands for more management and programming control over the service. Sources say both parties are at an impasse and the deal will probably be restructured.

Prices at the Supermarket - Tropicana - 1/2 gal of grapefruit juice - $2.39 ... Bartlett Pears - 3lbs for $1.00 ... Fresh Broccoli - .49lb ... Turkey Drumsticks - .59  


Sports news – September 1, 1982

Passing - Former St Louis Cardinal infielder Ken Boyer (51) of cancer. Spent 15 years in the majors. Named to seven National League All Star games. His brother was Clete Boyer - best known for his time playing with the Yankees.   


Best-selling books – September 1, 1982

 “Lace” - Shirley Conran, “The Case Of Lucy Bending” - Laurence Sanders, “Master Of The Game” - Sidney Sheldon, “Life Extension” - Durk Pearson/Sandy Shaw, Indecent Exposure: A True Story Of Hollywood and Wall Street” - David McClintick, “Jane Fonda’s Workout Book” - Jane Fonda, “Living, Loving and Learning” - Leon Buscaglia.


Entertainment/Celebrity news – September 1,1982

The Jerry Lewis telethon raises $28,415,339 - almost $3 million less then last year. It’s the first time in the telethon’s 17-year history that pledges didn’t exceed the previous years’. Lewis blamed it on a sluggish economy and high unemployment. 

After five years, actor Robert  Young (75) is canned by General Foods and is no longer the spokesman for Sanka Coffee. “They decided my commercials had been milked to the limit, I agreed with them. They were becoming repetitious and annoying. They might have begun turning people off the product.”

Passing - character actor Jay Novello (78). Acted in radio, films in television. Familiar to “I Love Lucy” fans. Novello played the tenant who rented out the Ricardo’s apartment after witnessing a murder - wanting “just peace and quiet.” He would jump at every unfamiliar sound. Lucy finds out she needs her apartment back and tries to scare him out. In another episode, he guested as “Mario” from Italy - trying to raise money for a bus ride to San Francisco to see his cousin.


Top TV shows/Nielsen ratings – September 1, 1982

TV ratings - MASH (23.7), Too Close For Comfort (21.5), Three’s Company (21.3), Filthy Rich (21.1), The Jeffersons (20.6), 60 Minutes (20.5), WKRP in Cincinnati (20.3), Alice (19.6), Trapper John MD (17.7), Hill Street Blues (17.4), Hart To Hart (17.2), Quincy ME (16.8), Gimmie A Break (16.7), Laverne & Shirley (16.6), Facts Of Life (16.3), One Day At A Time (15.8), Archie Bunker’s Place (15.7), Private Benjamin (15.6), 20/20 (15.5), The Fall Guy (15..3). 


Friday night Television listings/programs/TV guide – September 1, 1982

CBS - The Dukes Of Hazzard, Dallas, Falcon Crest ... NBC - CHiPs, Movie ... ABC - Benson, Making A Living, The Greatest American Hero, Strike Force


On CHiPs - a new officer (Tim Reilly) joins Jon and Ponch for adventures the Southern California freeways.

On Dallas - Bobby could be in trouble when police question him about his dealings with the late Farraday.

On  NBC Movie - “The Martian Chronicles (1980) - Rock Hudson, Gayle Hunnicut, Maria Schell, Bernadette Peters, Darren McGavin. Adapted from the Ray Bradbury’s book.    


Music news – September 1, 1982

Over 130 thousand bear 100+ temperatures at “The US Festival” near San Bernardino, California. Stephen Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computers and the brainchild of the festival said, “One of the things we are celebrating, one of the things that is good about the 80’s is technology. It’s bringing us closer together.” Some of the bands scheduled to appear: - The Gang Of Four, Santana, Fleetwood Mac, The Ramones, The English Beat, Oingo Boingo, The B-52’s, The Police and The Talking Heads.

A fire destroys the 500 year-old country home of Rolling Stone Keith Richards near London. Keith is in the states this week. Nobody was injured.


Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – September 1,1982

“Hard To Say I’m Sorry” - Chicago, “Abracadabra” - Steve Miller, “Eye Of The Tiger’ - Survivor, “Even The Nights Are Better” - Air Supply, “Jack and Diane” - John Cougar, “Hold Me” - Fleetwood Mac, “You Should Hear How She Talks About You” - Melissa Manchester, “Hurts So Good’ - John Cougar, “Take It Away” - Paul McCartney, “Wasted On The Way” - Crosby, Stills and Nash, “Vacation” - The Go-Go’s, “Love Will Turn You Around” - Kenny Rogers, “Only Time Will Tell” - Asia.


Top music albums – September 1, 1982

“American Fool” - John Cougar, “Eye Of The Tiger” - Survivor, “Mirage” - Fleetwood Mac, “Pictures At Eleven” - Robert Plant, “Abracadabra” - Steve Miller Band, “Asia” - Asia, “Daylight Again” - Crosby, Stills and Nash, “Good Trouble’ - REO Speedwagon, “Vacation” - The Go-Go’s, “Chicago 16” – Chicago


Top movies – September 1, 1982

Rocky III - Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire

Friday The 13th Part 3- 3D

ET - Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote

Fast Times At Ridgmont High - Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold

The Concrete Jungle - Jill St John, Tracy Bregman

An Officer And A Gentleman - Richard Gere, Debra Winger

The BeastMaster - Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, John Amos

The Challenge - Scott Glenn, Toshiro Mifune

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