Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of October 8, 1971 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
President Nixon, seeking to cut inflation by one-half – unveils the second portion of his new anti-inflation program. Speaking to a national television audience, Mr. Nixon claimed that the 90-day freeze on price, wage and rent increases he imposed on Aug. 15 “has been remarkably successful.” As evidence, the President cited a Labor Department report that wholesale prices last month fell by .4%.
AFL-CIO President George Meany calls for an emergency meeting of the nation’s union leaders in Washington to map out a strategy on behalf of all organized labor. It all has to do with President Nixon’s Phase 2 program of wage and price stabilization that is scheduled to take effect November 14.
Terrible Ted Walters, former public enemy No. 2 and contemporary of Bonnie and Clyde, is killed by a rifle shot fired by a Texas Ranger.
Four teens and their teacher are killed and 4 injured when a boiler in the annex of the First Baptist Church in Marietta, Ohio exploded.
Passing – retired Lt. Gen Lewis B (Chesty) Puller – most decorated Marine of all time – in three wars. He was 73 and received 56 decorations during his service from 1917 to 1955.
The discovery of the chemical that makes hormones work in the body earns Dr. Earl Sutherland Jr. of Vanderbilt University a Nobel Prize.
President Nixon announce he will go to Moscow lat next May to “review all major issues” with Soviet leaders.
The children of the late President John F. Kennedy and their mother – seek an injunction against Ronald Galella, the photographer whose pictures have appeared widely in magazines and newspapers. The court affidavit says that he has harassed and frightened them and even trailed them to Greece to chase them on land and sea.
Passing – Dean Acheson, secretary of state during the years after World War II. He was 78.
Sports news – October 8, 1971
It looks like instant replays help, and not hurt officials. They prove that officials get 95% of their calls correct. Instant replay was first used by ABC in 1967 during the U.S. skiing championships. The Ampex recorders use discs instead of tape. The disks permit variable speed playback, plus stop motion, since there is no rewind process, as easily possible with tape recorders. Another benefit of discs to tape - Access to recorded pictures can be accomplished much more quickly and accurately. There is no rewinding.
Entertainment/Celebrity news – October 8, 1971
Playing in Las Vegas –
Andy Williams/Lennon Sisters – Caesars Palace
Trini Lopez – desert Inn
Sergio Franchi –Flamingo
Johnny Ray – Fremont
Supremes – Frontier
Danny Davis/Diana Trask – Landmark
Ann-Margret – International
Liza Minnelli – Riviera
Don Rickles – Sahara
Jack Jones – Sands
Music news – October 8, 1971
Over PBS Channel 13 in New York – don’t miss “Free Time.” This week’s show is hosted by Yoko Ono with guests John Lennon. It’s PBS’s counter-culture show.
Next week, don’t miss “Special of the Week” on channel 13 with Cat Stevens and Leon Russell.
Ike & Tina On The Cover Of The Rolling Stone This Week In 1971.
Charley Pride wins two top prizes at the fifth Country Music Assoc. awards ceremony. Pride, who failed in a bid to make baseball’s New York Mets and Los Angeles, was named entertainer of the year and male vocalist of the year. “Easy Lovin’” by Freddie Hart was chosen song of the year. “I Won’t Mention It Again” by Ray Price got albums of the year. And single of the year “Help Me Make It Through The Night” by Sammi Smith. Female vocalist – Lynn Anderson. Top duo – Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner. Group of the year – Osborne Brothers.
John Lennon celebrates his 31st birthday in Syracuse, NY. He and Yoko are there for an opening of her solo art exhibit at the Everson Museum of Arts. The exhibit is titled, “This is Not Here.”
Top Soul Hit Music – October 8, 1971
Thin Line Between Love and Hate – Persuaders
Spanish Harlem – Aretha Franklin
Make It Funky, Part 1 – James Brown
If You Really Love Me – Stevie Wonder
Stick-Up – Honey Cone
Breakdown, Part 1 – Rufus Thomas
Trapped By A Thing Called Love – Denise LaSalle
Tired of Being Alone – Al Green
Call My Name, I’ll Be There – Wilson Pickett
The Love We Had (Stays on my Mind) – The Dells
You’ve Got To Crawl (Before You Walk) – 8t day
Women’s Love Rights – Laura Lee
You Send Me – Ponderosa Twins + One
Top Country Hit Music – October 8, 1971
Easy Lovin’ – Freddie Hart
How Can I Unlove You – Lynn Anderson
I’d Rather Be Sorry – Ray Price
The Year That Clayton Delaney Died – Tom T. Hall
I Don’t Know You (Anymore) – Tommy Overstreet
Quits – Bill Anderson
You’re Looking At Country – Loretta Lynn
Fly Away Again – Dave Dudley
Leavin’ And Syin’ Goodbye – Faron Young
Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Arms – Buck Owens & The Buckaroos
Pitty, Pitty, Patter – Susan Raye
Television news – October 8, 1971
The FCC grants CBS to expand primetime programming to include special news and information broadcasts without eliminating regular programs.
Friday night television listings/programs/TV guide – October 8, 1971
CBS – O’Hara U.S. Treasury, Movie
NBC – Sanford and Son, Movie, Tonight Show
ABC – Getting Together, Partridge Family, Room 222, Odd Couple, Love American Style, Dick Cavett
Brady Bunch – Greg is stuck with a clunker car.
Partridge Family - Shirley takes a college class and a student ends up with a crush on her.