Dateline: Events/Week of March 1, 1991 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Iraq – ever closer to a cease fire – agrees to an immediate exchange of all prisoners of war and to help locate its mines and booby troops in Kuwait. Later, Iraq accepts cease-fire talks.
Thousands of refugees flee violence in southern Iraq as Republican guard brigades loyal to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein blast their way into districts of Basra.
President Bush – fresh from victory in the Persian Gulf, declares that it is time ‘to put an end to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
American war deaths are put at 89.
The body count is practically impossible – but it’s probable that tens of thousand of Iraqi soldiers lie – waiting to be counted.
President Bush’s popularity surges in Europe – as the most visible leader of the allied coalition in the Persian Gulf – has brought him unprecedented praise in Europe and floods of testimonials to his prowess at the helm of the 28-nation alliance.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein proclaims that President Bush had ordered a halt in hostilities only after Iraq’s Republican Guard had “broken the backbone” of the coalition in fierce combat near Basra.
Retiring - Thomas W. Kelly – the general who became known to millions of Americans through televised gulf War pres conferences, bids farewell.
Rodney King is freed from jail – saying he obeyed police - layed down and took his beating. The LA DA says there is not enough evidence to file criminal charges at this time.
The Dow hits 3,000, then pulls back. Oh so close.
Tainted Sudafed In Washington State:
Cyanide-tainted Sudafed spawns fear in Washington State – with the discovery of a sixth suspicious package of the drug.
Entertainment news – March 1, 1991
At bookstores – “You’ll Never eat Lunch In This Town Again” by Julia Phillips.
Passing – Renowned dance teacher Arthur Murray. He was 95.
Music news – March 1, 1991
Tony Orlando records a sequel to his 1973 hit – “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” because of the explosion of yellow ribbons in support of soldiers in the Persian Gulf. It’s called “With Every Yellow Ribbon.”
Now on Arista Records – Whitney Houston “The Star Spangled Banner” as performed at Super Bowl XXV.
Television news – Tom Snyder – now in radio – will return to television – replacing Bob Costas on his late night NBC talkshow.
Four CBS television journalists are freed after 41 days of Iraqi captivity. They are Bob Simon, Peter Bluff, Roberto Alvarez and Juan Caldera.
Friday night television listings/TV guide – March 1, 1991
CBS – Guns of Paradise, Dallas, Sons and Daughters, America Tonight
NBC – The story Behind the story, Dark Shdows, Midnight Caller, Johnny Carson
ABC – Full House, Family matters, perfect strangers, Going Places, 20/20, Nightline, Into the Night
Fox – America’s Most Wanted, Against the law
PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week
HBO – One Night Stand
Showtime – Richard Jeni: Crazy Form the heat
Into the night w/Rick Dees – Mary Frann Clifton Davis, Robert Urich, Allen Murray.