Dateline: Events/Week of September 15, 1991 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
A federal judge drops all criminal charges against Oliver North, the central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal ending “five years of fire” according to North.
“Plenty Fed Up” – President Bush says he is, with Iraq’s attempts to evade U.N. – ordered elimination of its weapons of mass destruction. The President says he is prepared to send U.S. military aircraft to the region to escort U.N. inspection teams.
Fighting in Yugoslavia escalates as federal army tank and artillery units move into eastern Croatia to relieve tired garrisons and to instill pressure on the breakaway republic.
Allaying war concerns, President Bush says he is not planning a “son of Desert Storm.”
A new federal study says about 1 million American teen-agers attempted suicide during a recent 12-month period and an estimated 276,000 sustained injuries serious enough to require medical treatment.
Federal health officials, advocating a significant expansion of AIDS testing policy, propose that al patients entering hospitals be routinely encouraged to undergo screening for infection.
Technology news – September 15, 1991
Compaq says it will begin to sell “modular” personal computers whose major components can be snapped out and replaced as technology advances. While you can swap cards in most pc’s, Compaq says it will be first to allow users to swap nearly all the key components.
Entertainment/Celebrity/Movie/Hollywood news – September 15, 1991
Pop artists New Kids On the Block’s movie deal is now permanently “on hold.” Columbia was set to do a film earlier this year, but the Kids wanted to tour and put off their movie moment until this fall. Columbia now feels the group’s appeal is slipping.
What’s next for Bruce Willis? He’s taking a year off to reassess his career. He did the voice for the baby in “Look Who’s Talking” and made a bundle. Will he get into movies?
Television news – September 15, 1991
Four shows recently featured highly publicized first teen sexual encounters and the ratings were good for each – “Roseanne,” “Doogie Howser,” Beverly Hills 90210” and “True Colors.”
Helen Hunt (27) stars in “Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Smart Story” Thursday on CBS-TV. She made her TV debut in the 1973 TV movie “Pioneer Women” and has since appeared in several movies and TV series.
Dana Carvey will be back on “Saturday Night Live” with its new season, beginning September 28.
Lois Reasoner (47), widow of the late CBS newsman Harry Reasoner is hospitalized after an apparent suicide attempt. She was found lying in the yard of her Westport, CT home after jumping from a third story window.
Retired Gen H. Norman Schwarzkopf gets his first major TV project as co-host of a CBS News special on the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
Coming out – Gay actor Michael Kearns reveals he is infected with HIV.
Sunday night television listings/TV guide – week of September 15, 1991
CBS – 60 Minutes, Murder She Wrote, Movie
NBC – Adventures of Mark and Brian, Eerie Indiana, Man of the People, Pacific Station, Movie
ABC – Life Goes One, America’s Funniest Home Videos, America’s Funniest People, Movie
PBS – Masterpiece Theatre
Fox – True Colors, Parker Lewis, In Living Color, Roc, Married With Children, Herman’s Head
Adventures of Mark and Brian – TV series debut for the two Los Angeles radio personalities. First show – our stars enter astronaut training to do a show weightless.
Man of the People – New series starring James Garner as a con man who finishes his ex-wife’s city council term.
Pacific Station – New series starring Robert Guilaume as a detective, whose beat is an eccentric beach community.
Married With Children – Part 2 as Al and Jefferson scheme to escape their pregnant wives.
Music news – September 15, 1991
Guns ‘N Roses score a major coup with the release of two new albums “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II.” The group hasn’t released an album of all-new material since their 1986 debut “Appetite for Destruction.” Geffen Records is delighted with the preliminary sales of what it considers pent-up demand from fans.
Willie Nelson marries for fourth time. Bride is Annie d’Angelo with whom he has two children.
MTV makes its debut in Hong Kong. First video – “Wild In The Snow” by Chinese rocker Cui Jian.
“New Kids On The Block” knocks out Bill Cosby out of the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ list of the world’s 40 richest entertainers. “Kids” came in at $115 million with Cosby, a lowly $113 million.
The Judds announce the last performance date on the “Love Can Build A Bridge” farewell tour. Their final concert together will be December 4 at Middle Tennessee State Univ’s Murphy Center in Murfreesboro. It’ll also be a pay-TV event.
Radio news – September 15, 1991
Former top-40 powerhouse KKBQ-FM Houston, switches to “92.9 Easy Country.”
Unistar Radio Networks says it is adding a second country format in January – “Hot Country.”
Overnight talk show - Las Vegas based Art Bell is taking his unique overnight talkshow national with “Coast-to-Coast AM” distributed by Chancellor Broadcasting Network. The show is heard on 20 radio stations in the West.
Larry King takes his Mutual radio show to Disney World on September 30. He’s not the only one. Representatives from 170 stations and networks will head to Orlando to participate in Walt Disney’s World’s 20th anniversary.
Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – September 15, 1991
I Adore Mi Amor – Color Me Badd
The Promise of a New Day – Paula Abdul
Things That Make You Go Hmmmm… C&C Music Factory/F. Williams
Motownphilly – Boyz II Men
Too Many Walls – Cathy Dennis
Love Of A Lifetime – Firehouse
The Motown Song – Rod Stewart
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
Emotions – Mariah Carey
Now That We Found Love – Heavy D. & The Boyz
Shiny Happy People – R.E.M.
Something To Talk About – Bonnie Raitt
Do Anything – Natural Selections
I Can’t Wait Another Minute – Hi-Five
Crazy – Seal
Hole Hearted - Extreme
Wind of Change – Scorpions
Romantic – Karyn White
Top pop music albums – September 15, 1991
Metallica – Metallica
Unforgettable – Natalie Cole
Luck of the Draw – Bonnie Raitt
Roll The Bones – Rush
CooleyHighHarmony – Boyz II Men
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge – Van Halen
Time, Love and Tenderness – Michael Bolton
Gonna Make You Sweat – C&C Music Factory
C.M.B – Color Me Badd
The Fire Inside – Bob Segar & The Silver Bullet Band
Out of Time – R.E.M.
No Fences – Garth Brooks
Spellbound – Paula Abdul
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – Soundtrack
Naughty by Nature – Naughty By Nature
WBBD – BootCity! – The Remix Album – Bel Biv Devoe
Shake Your Money Maker – Black Crowes
Heart in Motion – Amy Grant
Homebase – D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Top hit music singles in Britain – September 15, 1991
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
I’m Too Sexy – Tug/BMG
Charly – Prodigy
Sunshine On A Rainy Day – Zoe
Insanity – Oceanic
Let’s Talk About Sex – Salt-N-Pepa
I’ll Be Back – Arnee & The Terminators
Gett Off – Prince & The N.P.G.
Top Country Hit Music Singles – September 15, 1991
Leap of Faith – Lionel Cartwright
You Love Is A Miracle – Mark Chesnutt
Where Are You Now – Clint Black
Rodeo – Garth Brooks
Down At The Twist And Shout – Mary-Chapin Carpenter
Since I Don’t Have You – Ronnie Milsap
Mirror Mirror – Diamond Rio
I Thought It Was You – Doug Stone
Down To My Last Teardrop – Tanya Tucker
The Walk – Sawyer Brown
Ball and Chain – Paul Overstreet
Brand New Man – Brooks & Dunn
Top movies – September 15, 1991
Freddy’s Dead: the Final Nightmare
Late For Dinner
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Boyz N The Hood
Child’s Play 3