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Dateline: Events/Week of July 1, 1991 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

President Bush names Clarence Thomas (43), a conservative black judge with a controversial record on civil rights - to replace Thurgood Marshall.

President Bush does a two-day tour to celebrate the fourth of July. He began with the presentation at the White House of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the five senior officials who played a central role in the Persian Gulf: Gen Colin Powell, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, James Baker, Dick Cheney and Brent Scowcroft. Bush headed off to Mt Rushmore for a speech and celebrations.


Bestselling books – July 1, 1991

“The Kitchen God’s Wife’ - Any Tain, “Loves Music, Loves to Dance’ - Mary Higgins Clark, “The Firm’ - John Grisham, “Iron John: A book about men” - Robert Bly, “Silent Coup - the removal of Richard Nixon’ - Len Colodny/Robert Gettlin.


Technology news – July 1, 1991

Rivals IBM and Apple say the have plans for a high-stakes technology swap. Under some of the terms - the deal calls for the creation of a new company, jointly owned - to write a new type of software and the integration of Apple’s Mac design into IBM systems.


Sports news – July 1, 1991

Steffi Graf wins her 10th title in a Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon, defeating Gabriela Sabatini.

Denver and Miami are given approval as the National League’s expansion franchises. Both baseball teams will make their debuts in 1993. Colorado’s logo - featuring a soaring white baseball against a snow-capped purple mountain backdrop. The Denver Team will be called the Colorado Rockies. Some wanted to call it the Denver Bears - a nickname from a minor league team. Miami’s will be called the Florida Marlins.

 Major League umpire Steve Palermo is shot while trying to help two waitresses being robbed at a restaurant parking lot in Dallas. His wounds are not life threatening.


Entertainment/Celebrity/Movies news – July 1, 1991

Roseanne and Tom Arnold appear on The Joan Rivers Show for their first extended interview since they renewed their wedding vows June 23. Joan Rivers airs on the Fox network.

The Montel Williams show debuts this week on a test basis in Los Angeles. The show will run 13 weeks before any national decision is made. Williams is a former Navy intelligence officer.  

Tom Selleck sues “The Globe” after his name appeared in the article “Gay Stars Stop Traffic.” Selleck says he is not a homosexual and noted that he is married with a daughter. In his first marriage, he raised a son.  

Passing - Actress Lee Remick (55) of cancer. Jack Lemmon, who starred with her in 1962’s “Days Of Wine And Roses” said of her: “Knowing and working with Lee will always remain one of the most joyous experiences of my life. She was precious and certainly the embodiment of grace.”

Passing - Actor Michael Landon (54) of cancer that was diagnosed three months ago.


Top TV Shows/Ratings – July 1, 1991

 60 Minutes (14.1), Daytime Emmy Awards (13.5), Roseanne (13.3), evening Shade (12.7), Coach (12.6), Cheers (12.5), Murphy Brown (12.3), Empty Nest (12.1), Golden Girls (111.9), Murder, She Wrote (11.9), Family Matter (11.9), Northern exposure (11.7), Married With children (11.6), A Different World (11.1), Unsolved Mysteries (11.1), America’s Funniest Home Videos (10.9), The Cosby Show (10.9).


Tuesday Night Televison listings/TV guide – July 1, 1991

CBS - Rescue 911, Windmills Of The Gods ... NBC - Matlock, In The Heat Of The Night, Law & Order ... ABC - Who’s The Boss, Roseanne, Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story

Matlock - Ben defends a fashion photographer accused of murdering the head of a modeling agency.  


Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – July 1, 1991

“Rush Rush” - Paula Abdul, “Unbelievable” - EMF, “I Wanna Sex You Up” - Color Me Badd, “Here I Am Come And Take Me” - UB40, “Power Of Love/Love Power’ - Luther Vandross, “Piece Of My Heart” - Tara Kemp, “Place In This World” - Michael W. Smith, “Strike It Up” - Black Box, “Playground” - Another Bad Creation, “Right Here, Right Now” - Jesus Jones, “Losing My Religion” - REM, “Gypsy Woman” - Crystal Waters, “How Can I Ease The Pain” - Lisa Fischer, “Everything I Do, I Do It For You” - Bryan Adams, “Lily Was Here” - David A. Stewart & Candy Dulfer.



Top Country Singles – July 1, 1991

“Don’t Rock The Jukebox’ - Alan Jackson, “The Thunder Rolls” - Garth Brooks


Top movies – July 1, 1991

Naked Gun 2 1/2 - Leslie Neilson, Precilla Presley

Robin Hood - Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman

City Slickers - Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby

The Rocketeer

 Dying Young - Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott

Terminator 2 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton

Problem Child 2

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