Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of August 15, 1970 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
The FBI joins the search for Angela Davis, She is being charged with unlawful flight from California to avoid prosecution on charges of murder and kidnapping.
President Nixon and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz agree to principles for the settlement of all outstanding Rio Grande River boundary problems.
On the stand – Charles Manson complains about his treatment in the Los Angeles country jail. He is subjected to repeated skin searches; he is not allowed to properly consult with his attorney; his mail is kept from him; and he is denied a pencil and paper in his cell.
The pill, whose reputation was damaged in January by U.S. Senate hearings, is slowly coming back. More and more women are selecting intrauterine devices IUD for birth control.
Technology – IBM settles an antitrust suit with two small firms – Applied Data Research and Programmatics. They’ll be paid a total of $1.4 million.
The number of marriages is on the rise and is expected to continue to increase, according to the Metropolitan Life insurance Co. The number of marriages in the U.S. rose 4.2% in 1969 to 2.16 million from 2.07 million in 1968.
Ship purposely sunk - The rusting Liberty ship LeBaron Russell Briggs and its controversial cargo of deadly nerve gas plunges to a grave three miles deep in the Atlantic – some 282 miles off the coast of Florida. It was sunk by the Navy.
Bernice Dolan (37) - A stewardess has charged Eastern Air Lines with discrimination against women, asserting eastern stewardesses are afraid to gain as little as one pound above their hiring weight lest they be taken off the payroll.
Consumer news – Cigar trend – August 15, 1970
Trend – Small cigars are coming on the market – more and more each month. Some are close to cigarette size.
Technology news – August 15, 1970
New type of car engine - Wallace Minto a Sarasota research scientist announces the signing of a multimillion dollar contract for mass production of a pollution-free engine in Datsun autos beginning with the 1973 model year. The engine, powered by gas now used as a cooling agent in refrigerators and air conditioner, would drive the Datsun 100mph, operate economically, have a long life and produce “a breathable exhaust.” A demonstrator is being installed in a Datsun station wagon and is to be delivered to Tokyo within six months.
Music news – August 15, 1970
Steven Stills is arrested in San Diego on suspicion of possessing dangerous drugs.
Eddie Fisher files a bankruptcy petition in federal court in San Juan, claiming debts of $916,000 and assets of $40,000.
Top Music Albums – August 15, 1970
Cosmo’s Factory – Creedance Clearwater Revival
Chicago – Chicago
Let It Be – Beatles
Blood Sweat & Tears “3”
McCartney – Paul McCartney
Sesame Street – Original TV cast
Tommy – The Who
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkle
Hot Tuna Live – Hot Tuna
Live At Leeds – the Who
John Barleycorn Must Die – Traffic
I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Dionne Warwick
5th Dimension’s Greatest Hits
Silk Purse – Linda Ronstadt
Just For Love – Quicksilver Messenger Service
Marrying Maiden – It’s A Beautiful Day
Television news – August 15, 1970
Did you know that Bob Eubanks – who hosts the “Newlywed Game,” is still a bachelor?
CBS will begin “In the Know” – a series of information mini-documentaries for children on Saturday mornings beginning in September (this was changed to “In the News”). The feature will air five times each Saturday morning.
On the set of a recently shot Brady Bunch – Carolyn Reed (13) daughter of Robert Reed; Barbara Henderson (13) – daughter of Florence Henderson and Hope Sherwood (14) producer Sherwood Schwartz’ daughter.
Producer Greg Garrison forms a comedy repertory company for the coming season on NBC and signs Dom DeLuise, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Lynde, Marty Feldman, Dudley Moore and Peter Cook. One member of the group will appear on most shows.
Monday night television listings/programs/TV guide – August 15, 1970
CBS – Gunsmoke, Mayberry RFD, Doris Day, Wild Wild West (reruns)
NBC – Baseball, My World And Welcome to It,, Tonight
ABC – It Takes a Thief, Movie, Dick Cavett
PBS – World Press, NET Journal
Merv Griffin – Elaine Stritch, Gary Puckett, Frankie Howerd.
Tonight Show – Joan Rivers guest hosts with guest Doris Lillly.
Dick Cavett – Melvin Belli, Dennis Hopper, David Drye.
Some top movies – August 15, 1970
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