Week of July 5, 1980
President Carter says he stands by his decision not to ship grain to the Soviet
Union and refuses to send athletes to the Summer Olympics. “I think we ought to
punish the Soviet Union for their invasion and teach them that aggression does
President Carter issues an order requiring 4 million to sign up for draft
registration between July 21 and August 2 at local post offices. Carter said the
order is “not to threaten war, but to preserve peace.”
says he’ll stay in the race for
President as an independent. “I now believe that
an independent can win... What I have to offer is
common sense in economics, common decency in
human rights and plain dealing in government.”
The Soviets refuse to broadcast an Independence
Day message by Ambassador Thomas Watson Jr.
Although submitted weeks ago, authorities believe
it has something to do with the mention of
Afghanistan - which Russia invaded earlier this
year. The annual July 4 messages to the Soviets
from U.S ambassadors began in the early 70’s.
A fireworks show injures 46 at Windsor’s Freedom
Festival in Ontario. Canisters, which were supposed to explode on the ground,
went into the air, sending shrapnel into the crowd. Most were treated for minor
cuts and bruises.
Iran revives an old Islamic punishment and executes two men and two women by
stoning them. The four had been found guilty of various sex crimes.
Comedian Richard Pryor receives “(final) skin graft surgery from burns he
received three weeks ago from freebasing. Pryor almost died from the injuries.
Ali tells a crowd in Philadelphia that he
would fight Larry Holmes in September for $20 million. “I
want to be their first four-time champion ... If you’re
looking for Miss America or Miss Pennsylvania, you
want the prettiest. Why can’t you have a heavyweight
champion who’s pretty?”
Week of July 5, 1980
Col. Harland Sanders
(89), founder of Kentucky
Fried Chicken is in a Louisville hospital, suffering
from pneumonia. Earlier this month, he was
diagnosed with Leukemia.
Divorces - Harry Reasoner - from his wife of 34
years - Kathleen. They have seven children.
At Sears - 45 RPM records - regularly $1.19 - .97 ...
Men’s golf shirts - 2 for $9 ... Misses short sleeve T-
shirts - $3.49 each ... 10 inch Electric Chain Saw -
switches from CBS to NBC news.
Mudd lost out to Dan Rather as the successor to CBS
Ringo Starr (33) says he will marry actress Barbara Bach
(33) early next year. It’s the second marriage for both.
Marries - Raquel Welch (39) to French writer Andre Weinfeld
Bestsellers - “Rage Of Angels” - Sidney Sheldon, “The Spike” - Arnaud de
Borchgrave/Robert Moss, “The Real War’ - Richard Nixon, “Thy Neighbor’s Wife”
- Gay Talese.
In sports - the all-star lineup is announced... Pete
Rose makes the team for the 14th time - also for the
National League: Jose Cruz - Houston, Dale Murphy -
Atlanta, Ken Reitz - St Louis,
Gary Carter - Montreal
John Stearns - New York, Dave Concepcion -
Cincinnati, Phil Garner - Pittsburgh, Keith Hernandez -
St Louis, Dave Winfield - San Diego and George
Hendrick - St Louis ... For the American League - Ben
Oglivie - Milwaukee, Al Bumbry - Baltimore, Rickey
Henderson - Oakland, Ken Landreaux - Minnesota, Al
Oliver - Texas, Jorge Orta - Cleveland, Reggie
Jackson - New York, Fred Lynn - Boston.
Week of July 5, 1980
Monday Night TV - CBS - WKRP in Cincinnati, MASH, 1980 Miss Universe
Pageant ... NBC - Little House On The Prairie, Movie ... ABC - Ghost Of A
Chance, Between The Lines, Football ... ABC
decides to impress his
mother and run for city council.
Miss Universe Pageant - Bob Barker and Helen
O’Conner host from South Korea.
The Muppet Show (syndication) - Mark Hamill guests.
Pop music this week in 1980
- “It’s Still Rock And Roll
To Me” - Billy Joel, “Funkytown” - Lipps Inc, “Coming
Up” - Paul McCartney, Cupid/I’ve Loved You For A
Long Time” - The Spinners, “The Rose” - Bette Midler,
“Shining Star” - The Manhattans, “Tired Of
Toein’ The Line” - Rocky Burnette, “Let Me
Love You Tonight” -
Pure Prairie League
“Against The Wind” - Bob Segar, “Little
Jeannie” - Elton John
Top Albums - “Glass Houses” - Billy Joel,
“Just One Night” - Eric Clapton, “The Empire
Strikes Back” - soundtrack, “McCartney II” -
Paul McCartney, “Let’s Get Serious” -
Jermaine Jackson, “Empty Glass” - Pete
Townshend, “Urban Cowboy’ - soundtrack, “Mouth To Mouth” - Lipps Inc,
Heroes” - Commodores, “The Wall” - Pink Floyd, “Go To Heaven” - The Grateful
Dead, “Pretenders” - The Pretenders, “Woman And Children First’ - Van Halen
At the movies -
Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty
The Empire Strikes Back
- Mark Hamil, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
- John Travolta, Debra Winger
, Yaphet Kotto
- Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall
- Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke.