Week of June 7-13, 1974
Nancy Kissinger was the focus of this week’s cover story. Why? “More people talk about Nancy than about Dr. Henry,” said Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, who toasted the newlyweds in Tel Aviv.
Seeking Peace as Watergate Closed In
Two months before leaving the White House in disgrace, President Richard M. Nixon met Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (right) in Cairo. Sadat’s quest for peace with Israel would lead him to Jerusalem and to the 1979 Camp David Accords with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, with whom he shared the Nobel Peace Prize. It would also cost Sadat his life: Muslim extremists assassinated him in 1981.
As part of his grooming for the crown—a process that continues today—Prince Charles, 25, addressed the House of Lords on June 13, the first royal to do so in 90 years.
A Boy, a Shark
Steven Spielberg, 27, was directing Jaws on Martha’s Vineyard this week. The film would dampen beach business the following summer but make theater owners very happy—eventually grossing $260 million.
Long Before Whitney Houston made “I Will Always Love You” a monster hit (she sang it in 1992’s The Bodyguard), Dolly Parton, who wrote the ballad, took it to No. 1 on the country and western charts.