Dateline: Events/Week of February 22, 1991 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
President Bush gives Iraq until noon to begin immediate and unconditional withdrawal of its troops from Kuwait. The President accuses the Hussein regime of setting Kuwait oil wells on fire. At least 150 of Kuwait’s 950 oil wells have been set ablaze by Iraqi troops.
The United States and its allies launch their long-threatened ground assault against Iraqi forces to drive them out of Kuwait.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s government orders its forces to withdraw from Kuwait as allied troops push further into Iraq and occupy Kuwait.
An Iraqi Scud missile slams into a makeshift barracks full of U.S. troops near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia – killing at least 27 soldiers.
U.S. Marines enter the capital of Kuwait, cutting off the main body of Iraq’s elite republican guard – as his armies flee.
President Bush announces a suspension of hostilities in the Persian Gulf War – declaring, “Kuwait is liberated. Iraq’s army is defeated. Our military objectives are met.”
Convicted junk bond financier Michael Milken will serve his sentence at a minimum-security prison in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Chrysler Corp announces that it will discontinue its Jeep Wagoneer.
The Republic of Croatia joined Slovenia’s move to secede from Yugoslavia.
Handing Out Condoms In NY Schools – Week of February 22, 1991
After months of debate – the New York City board of Education decides to begin handing out condoms at 30 to 35 schools, then phase in at the rest of the city’s 120 schools.
Technology news – February 22, 1991
Sony forms Sony Electronic Publishing – for video and computer software.
Music news – February 22, 1991
Passing – 1950’s country favorite Webb Pierce. He was 65.
New anti-war song by the Rolling Stones – “High Wire.”
MTV marks videos that have been lip-synced as “visualization” and the person’s name. It is being used on the new “Gonna Make You Sweat” by C+C Music Factory, marking lip-syncing Zelma Davis who’s singing for Martha Wash.
Some top music albums – February 22, 1991
To the Extreme – Vanilla Ice
The Soul Cages – Sting
Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em – M.C. Hammer
Radio news – February 22, 1991
Los Angeles - KDAY (1580) – the first rap/hip hop station – drops that format this week. Will the genre take-off?
Television news – February 22, 1991
From the war – Peter Arnett on CNN.
This week – “First Person With Maria Shriver” – with Demi Moore, Michael Jordan, Gloria Estefan.
The original crew of Star Trek – reunites for Star Trek VI.
On “Saturday Night Live” – Host Alec Baldwin with musical guest Whitney Houston.
Passing – George Gobel (71) – a fixture on television in the 1950’s & 1960’s. Originally co-owned “Leave It To Beaver.”
Passing – Another 1950’s TV icon – John Daly – who did “What’s My Line” and anchored the ABC News.
Top movies – February 22, 1991
Silence of the Lambs
Sleeping with the Enemy
Dances with Wolves