Week of July 8, 1982
Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev warns President Reagan that the United
States should keep its marines out of Lebanon.
A Pan Am World Airways jetliner crashes into a New Orleans residential area
killing six on the ground and 145 on board. The plane took-off during a severe
thunderstorm and crashed two minutes later.
President Reagan lifts the economic sanctions imposed against Argentina after it
invaded the Falkland Islands.
Secretary of State designate
before a Senate committee confirmation hearing the
crisis in Lebanon dramatizes the need to address all
dimensions of the Palestinian problem and he urged
Palestinian participation in the Camp David talks.
President Reagan tells Honduran President Roberto
Suazo Cordova that the people of the Central
American nation “can count on us.”
Caffeine free is in - Pepsi Cola, following rival 7-Up,
says it plans to introduce decaffeinated cola and Coke
announces the introduction of a new sugar-free soft drink to be called “Diet
Sports - The NCAA will expand its playoffs in basketball, it’ll retain its 48-team
postseason basketball championship but will initiate a pre-tournament elimination
round next season, giving a total a 52 teams a chance to win the title.
Entertainment news - Frank Sinatra
and his wife
celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary at a
gathering at Chasens in Hollywood. Seen - Jill St.
John, Kirk Douglas, Louis Jourdan and Milton Berle.
Catherine Reilly, who portrayed the “blue nun” in
those television wine commercials, kills her boyfriend
with his police revolver during a lovers’ quarrel and
then shot herself to death. She also played a
secretary in the first “superman’ movie and was busy
as a model.
Week of July 8, 1982
Broadway debut in “Seven Brides for seven
Brothers” but got a cool reception by critics.
The New York Post critic found Boone
“refreshingly sexy - a sort of American Julie
Andres.” But the Daily News said, “”the
whole thing goes down like a dose of
Maalox.” Said the New York Times - “The
star’s acting skills are minimal, but when her
hair is up and her forced good cheer is
particularly frosty, one can picture her doing
a rude impression of Nancy Reagan on
‘Saturday Night Live.’”
Weds - Actor Robbie Benson (26) and
actress Karla DeVoto (29).
Rod Stewart is the host and musical guest for “Saturday Night Live” this week.
Tuesday night television
CBS - Walter Cronkite’s Universe, Movie
NBC - Bret Maverick, Flamingo Road, Tonight, Late Night With David Letterman
ABC - Baseball, Nightline
PBS - Danger: UXB, Mystery!
ESPN - CFL Football
Tonight Show - Joan Rivers guest hosts with guests Fred
At the movies -
Star Trek II