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


In The News

Trouble in Haiti as the city plunges into Kaos as ousted President jean-Bertrand Aristide pleads from exile for help in restoring his presidency and the country’s democracy.

Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev announces cuts in Soviet tactical nuclear arms He is seeking talks to slash Soviet and U.S. strategic arsenals by half.

Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton declared his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in Little Rock. He pledged to expand economic opportunity while insisting that citizens accept responsibility for their own lives and their country’s future.

Palm Springs Mayor Sonny Bono declares his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. 

Sen. Bob Kerry of Nebraska entered the Democratic presidential race and called for the nation to resume its “fearless, restless voyage of generational progress” after a decade of “unchecked selfishness and greed."

Philippine President Corazon Aquino announces her government will give the U.S. three years rent free to withdraw military forces from Subic Bay. 

John Kluge tops Forbes list of richest Americans – at $5.9 billion. He’s followed by William Henry Gates III, who formed Microsoft at $4.8 billion and Warren Buffet at $4.2 billion.  


Health/Medical news – October 1, 1991

Researchers, studying a family in Indiana – link a gene defect with an inherited form of Alzheimer’s disease in humans.


Sports news – October 1, 1991

Quarterback Jim McMahon gets a knee injury – bad news for the Eagles as the lose to the Redskins 23-0.


Technology news – October 1, 1991 

Historical Alliance - IBM and Apple, former rivals – outline their new pact. Both agree to share technology. Stage 1 of the agreement calls for increased connectivity between Apple Macintosh and IBM machines and IBM has blessed the Mac as a safe buy for its corporate customers. Good show – Apple needed the corporate endorsement!


Entertainment/Celebrity news – October 1, 1991

Marry – Liz Taylor to Larry Fortensky. They were married at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Valley ranch in California. It’s her eighth marriage.

Rodney Dangerfield opens his “Rodney’s Place” comedy club in Century City, near Los Angeles. 


Music news – October 1, 1991

Jerry Garcia says he and his band aren’t having the fun they used to – and it’s time for “The Grateful Dead” to take arrest. He tells Rolling Stone the band will be taking a 6-month hiatus – soon. 

M.C. Hammer offers a $50,000 reward for Michael Jackson’s white, crystal-beaded glove which was stolen from the Motown Museum in Detroit. The glove was worn during Jackson’s “Thriller” tour.

Country Music Awards – Garth Brooks received four awards – including entertainer of the year. Tanya Tucker, in an upset against – who everyone believed would win (Reba) – got female vocalist and Vince Gill receive three awards. 


Top Pop Music albums – October 1, 1991

Use Your Illusion II – Guns N’ Roses

Use Your Illusion I – Guns N’ Roses

Emotions – Mariah Carey

Ropin’ the Win – Garth Brooks

No More tears – Ozzy Osbourne

Luck of the Draw – Ronnie Raitt

C.M.B. – Color Me Badd

The Commitments soundtrack

Unforgettable – Natalie Cole


Television news – October 1, 1991

On “Saturday Night Live” – Jeff Daniels hosts with musical guests Color Me Badd.

ABC says it will discontinue “Into the Night” as of November 14. The late-night talk/variety show never had good ratings or good station clearance. 

Prime time special - Don’t miss Johnny Carson’s 29th Anniversary featuring highlights from Roseanne Arnold, Albert Brooks, Julio Iglesias, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Eddie Murphy, Annie Potts, Robin Williams and more. 

Short lived – The Ron Reagan talkshow  is canceled and will stop production later this month. It had been on the air since August. He’s the son of Ronald and Nancy.

Actor Dack Rambo says he’s leaving “Another World” saying he quit the NBC soap after testing positive for the HIV virus.


Tuesday night television listings/TV guide – week of October 1, 1991

CBS – Rescue 911, Movie

NBC – Real People Reunion Special, In the Heat of the Night, Law & Order, Tonight Show

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

PBS – Nova, the American Experience

HBO – Roseanne Barr From Trump Castle


On the Tonight Show – Guest host Jay Leno with Fran Drescher, Branford Marsalis.

On - Into the Night – Jean Claude van Damme, Wane Gretzky, Tommy Lasorda


Top movies – October 1, 1991

The Fisher King

Necessary Roughness


Freddy’s Dead

Dead Again

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