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Dateline: Events/Week of September 23, 1991 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

Baghdad temporarily detained a team of United Nations inspectors. President Bush warned that his Administration “will not compromise” in forcing Iraq to accede to U.N. cease-fire terms.

The United Nations Security Council accepts Iraq’s proposal that besieged U.N. inspectors in Baghdad furnish an inventory before carting away documents, videotape and film from the Iraqi Atomic Energy commission.

President Bush announces that his Administration will withdraw short-range nuclear weapons from Europe and abandon its support for a mobile intercontinental missile. It’s the first step of a plan to curtail the 42-year-old U.S.-Soviet nuclear rivalry.  

Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney directs a stand down for 450 U.S. ICBM’s and challenges the Soviet Union to take similar action.

Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev praises the reductions in the U.S. nuclear arsenal announced by President Bush as significant steps toward a nuclear-free world. 

Passing – Theodor (Ted) Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. He was 87.


Medical/AIDS news update – September 23, 1991

The FDA approved foscarnet – a new drug to treat a serious AIDS-related infection that can result in blindness.

Five inmates were killed in a state prison disturbance in Montana.


Technology news – September 23, 1991

The FCC issues rules to curb 900-number abuse Providers who charge more than 42 per call will have to deliver a “preamble” message disclosing the price and the product and saying who is offering it. Special warnings must be given in the messages of calls to children under 18.


Sports news – September 23, 1991

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Minnesota Vikings who have own only eight of their last 20 games and failed to qualify for the 1990 playoffs, are pro football’s highest paid team.

Don Shula gets his 300th NFL victory as the Dolphins beat the Green Bay Packers 16-13.


Music news – September 23, 1991

Passing – Jazz great Miles Davis. He was 65.

Geffen Records says that Guns N’ Roses two new albums have sold 2.5 million copies each. They are “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II."


Television news – September 23, 1991

Popular on PBS  - Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” It comes from the computer game. Lynne Thigpen plays the chief of a detective agency. 

President Bush has videotaped a statement that will appear at the beginning of an ABC docudrama “the Heroes of the Desert Storm.”

On A&E this week – “The Men Who Killed Kennedy.” “Host Bill Kurtis reveals new witnesses, insights and footage that expose the real killers of JFK.”

Debut this week on ABC – “FBI: The Untold Stories.” Also Richard Crenna and James Earl Jones in “Pros & Cons.”

Fox-TV cancels “Entertainment Daily Journal.” – a knock-off of “Entertainment Tonight.”

 Roseanne Arnold says for the first time she was sexually abused by her parents when she was growing up and that incest caused her to consider suicide.


Tuesday night television listings/TV guide – week of September 23, 1991

CBS – Rescue 911, Movie, the Exile

NBC – Movie, law & Order, Tonight, David Letterman

ABC – Full House, Home Improvement, Roseanne, Homefront, Nightline, Into the Night

PBS – Nova, Health Quarterly

HBO: Influence: James Brown


On the Tonight Show – Guest host – Jay Leno with Teri Garr, Joey Lawrence, Bebe & Cece Winans, Carol Leifer.

Into the Night – Host Chris Lemmon. Craig T. Nelson, Desmond Child.


Top movies – September 23, 1991

Doc Hollywood

Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

City Slickers

Terminator 2

MC Bain


Dead Again

Thelma & Louise


Freddy’s Dead

Late for Dinner

Livin’ large

The Fisher King

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