Dateline: Events/Week of June 1, 1991 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
The federal commission created to review base closing recommends 36 military bases added to the current list of 11 – to be closed.
Egyptian leaders strike an agreement under which Egypt will provide combat troops to a Mideast security force in Kuwait. The decision will help Washington delay a final pullout of U.S. troops there.
The House approves a disputed civil rights bill. The measure is designed to overturn a series of 1989 Supreme Court decisions that narrowed the scope lf laws against job discrimination.
Technology news – June 1, 1991
Tandy unveils its latest PC – the 1000 RLX. The new personal computer uses an Intel 80286 microprocessor instead of an 8086. It uses VGA graphics, a high-density 1.44 Meg floppy drive and a 40Meg hard drive. It will run Microsoft Windows, one program at a time.
Apple rolls out its QuickTime software for desktop movie making. The software enables Mac users to splice video, animation, Hollywood-style movies and still photos into letters, reports and text.
Sports news – June 1, 1991
Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues is named winner of the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player. Hull had 86 points in 78 games and a total of 131 points. Brett’s the son of hockey great Bobby Hull.
Entertainment/Celebrity/Movie news – June 1, 1991
An in Entertainment Weekly magazine “tastes” poll – Julia Roberts gets best actress and Kevin Costner best actress. Patrick Swayze is named sexiest actor. L.A. Law best gets best drama on TV and “The Cosby Show” gets favorite comedy.
Saturday night television listings/TV guide – June 1, 1991
CBS – The Flash, Movie
NBC – Amen, American Dreamer, Golden Girls, Empty Nest, Sisters, Saturday Night Live
ABC – The Young Riders, Movie
Fox – Totally Hidden Video, Yearbook, Cops, Cops
TBS – Night Tracks
On Amen – The deacon opens his daycare center.
On Sisters – Does Georgie really want to rekindle an old romance?
On Saturday Night Live – Jimmy Smits hosts with musical guests World Party.
Television news – June 1, 1991
CNN decides to pull its participation in an experiment to pool coverage of daily events on President Bush’s White House schedule with NBC, CBS and ABC.
Ron Reagan, son of former President Reagan, is set to host a late-night television talk show.
Music news – June 1, 1991
Passing – Stan Getz (64) – Jazz saxophonist.
Passing – David Ruffin, one of the founding members of the Temptations. He was 50.
Banned in Britain - 5,000 copies of the N.W.A. album “Niggaz4life” are seized from a warehouse outside London under the Obscene Publications Act, says Scotland Yard.