By People Staff
October 04, 1999 12:00 PM

Week of October 4-10, 1974

“I am lurching toward 50 with all the eager anticipation of a kid having a woman for the first time,” Paul Newman (now lurching toward 75 and running Newman’s Own food company) told PEOPLE.

You Can’t Bank on It

In what was then the biggest bank failure in U.S. history, New York’s Franklin National Bank was declared insolvent. Depositors were insured.

Fun in the Junkyard

Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson starred as scrap dealers in NBC’s Sanford and Son, the week’s top show. Foxx (right) died at 68 in 1991. Wilson, 52, later became a preacher.

Tension Mounts

Boston police broke up a demonstration against court-ordered school desegregation Oct, 7 after protesters stoned buses carrying black students to South Boston’s Roslindale High School. They also attacked an African-American motorist. Black leaders demanded federal protection for the schools, which was later provided by the National Guard.


Cabaret, the 1972 film starring Liza Minnelli, returned to the theaters for a second go-round and took top honors at the box office this week. Minnelli, 53, is preparing a new show for Broadway.