People Staff
November 22, 1999 12:00 PM

Week of November 22-28, 1974

Married just two years, Johnny Carson, 49, and wife No. 3 Joanna, 34, invited PEOPLE to share their Bel Air, Calif., idyll. Alas, it was not to last; Johnny and Joanna divorced in August 1985.

Baseball Tells Yank Boss: Yer Out!

George Steinbrenner, 44, was benched for two years by baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn Nov. 27 for illegal contributions to the 1972 Nixon campaign. His Yankees won the ’99 World Series, their 25th championship.


Billy Swan’s “I Can Help” topped the charts. It was his first—and last—megahit, although he made the country & western charts with “Everything’s the Same (Ain’t Nothing Changed)” in 1975 and toured with Kris Kristofferson.

All Aboard for Mayhem

Playing a proper British army officer, Sean Connery (with costar Vanessa Redgrave) forsook the high-tech daredevilry of 007 for a leisurely but lethal train trip as the film version of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient’ Express made its U.S. debut Nov. 24. Albert Finney played Belgian master detective Hercule Poirot.


NOV. 25, 1974

U.N. Secretary-General

U Thant

Moving Up in the World

Named as the other woman in a divorce case, Britain’s Helen Morgan, Miss World for four days, resigned Nov. 28. South Africa’s Anneline Kriel (second from left) took over.

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