Dateline: Events/Week of July 24, 1991 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
President Bush says that Iraq would be making an enormous mistake if it didn’t disclose all of its nuclear capabilities to U.N. inspectors.
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev urges the Soviet Communist party to abandon the Marxist ideology under which it seized power – and transform itself into a modern political entity. Later – Leaders of the Soviet Communist Party give preliminary approval to President Gorbachev’s radical new party program – which breaks decades of orthodox Marxism for private enterprise and political pluralism.
Scientists believe they have discovered another planet beyond our solar system – a first.
A federal judge grants the seven baby bells new powers to provide new sophisticated information services – such as stock market quotes, home shopping and other services.
Fascinating Facts – July 24, 1991
In NY – a haunted house in Nyack, NY is declared, well, haunted “as a matter of law” and a prospective buyer can sue to get his $32,500 deposit back.
Business/Economy news – July 24, 1991
TWA says it would file for bankruptcy early next year as part of a plan to ensure the airliner’s survival.
Sports news – July 24, 1991
Former boxing champ Mike Tyson has been accused of raping a woman at an Indianapolis hotel last week. The incident allegedly took place on July 19
NASCAR – July 24, 1991
Dale Earnheardt held off challenges by Davey Allison and Bill Elliott in the final four laps to win the diehard 500 at Talladega, Alabama.
Radio news – July 24, 1991
Howard Stern signs-on another major market. Already in NY, Philly and DC – Stern is now heard in LA on KLSX-FM. Rival radio personality Tom Leykis said Stern will not succeed in Los Angeles – “Not because he isn’t talented; he is. People in Los Angeles do not like insult humor, for one thing, and for another, folks here don’t really like New York or New Yorkers.” (Leykis was dead wrong.)
Television news – July 24, 1991
Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) is arrested in Sarasota, Florida and charged with indecent exposure in an adult movie theater. His bail is $219.
On “Saturday Night Live” – a repeat with host Delta Burke and musical guest Chris Isaak.
On “20 /20” this week – Martina Navratilova discusses her feud with her former (old) friend Judy Nelson of Dallas. Navratilova says the woman with whom she “lived as man and wife’ betrayed her by tricking her into signing a cohabitation agreement that could ruin her financially. The signing of the cohabitation agreement was videotaped in 1986, Navratilova said. “I thought I was smart, but now when I see the video, I say, ‘How stupid were you.”
MTV celebrates 10 years!
CBS says it will pull re-runs – the last five – of “Pee Wee Herman’s Playhouse.”
In the wake of Pee Wee Herman’s indecent exposure arrest in Florida – both CBS and Disney severe ties with actor Paul Reubens.
MTV says it will split into three channels beginning in mid-1993. This comes just as there will be more channel capacity on cable systems. The channels will most likely be three music formats.
Paul Reubens will enter a plea in Sarasota County on August 9.
NBC will air a two-hour tribute to Michael Landon in September. CBS will air “Us,” the two-hour Michael Landon created and starred before he died of cancer.
Michael Jordan will be the guest-host of “Saturday Night Live” with premiere of its 17th season in September.
Movie maker Francis Ford Coppola is set to produce live, action dramas for CBS beginning next spring.
Wow – ABC sportscaster Jim McKay talks with Fidel Castro this weekend.
CNN is readying a talkshow by Jesse Jackson.
Entertainment news – July 24, 1991
Don’t miss Andrew Dice Clay’s “Dice Living Legend” tour.
Top movies – July 24, 1991
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Thelma & Louise
Boyz N the Hood