August 30, 1999 12:00 PM

Week of August 30 – September 5, 1974

“There are times’ when it depresses and bothers me to see just how easy things are made for a beautiful woman,” Catherine Deneuve, 30, told PEOPLE. Her latest film, Place Vendome, opened in Europe in August.

Money Talks, So Does He

President Gerald Ford appointed Alan Greenspan, 48, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. Greenspan, above, has run the Federal Reserve System since his appointment in 1987.

Hot Times in the City

A Labor Day festival turned into a riot in a Newark, N.J., park Sept. 1 after police tried to break up an illegal dice game. Members of the Puerto Rican community clashed with club-swinging cops in a melee that left 44 civilians and three officers injured. Officials reported looting incidents at several locations, including a local supermarket (left).

The Dating Game

After dating Michael Douglas, 29, for five years, Brenda Vaccaro, 34, told an interviewer “we’re going to be pushed into [marriage].” They weren’t. Douglas now dates actress Catherine Zeta-Jones; Vaccaro married designer Guy Hector in 1986.

Mother Knows Jest

Clifton Davis and Theresa Merritt starred in the new ABC sitcom That’s My Mama Sept 4. Davis, now 54, is in the upcoming Oliver Stone film Any Given Sunday. Merritt died in 1998 at age 75.

THE HOTTEST!

“The Grand Tour” put George Jones on the top of the country-music charts this week. Jones, now 67, still records in Nashville, where he lives with his fourth wife, Nancy. He also sells a popular line of specialty dog food.

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