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"If I Ever Fall In Love" - Shai

seinfeld moves to thursdays nbc tv 1993 facts timeline image mrpopcultureJanuary - Two NBC Wednesday night shows to move - NBC its moving “Seinfeld” to Thursday nights beginning in February. Seinfeld and “Mad About You” are being trounced by ABC’s comedy block of “Home Improvement” and “Coach…  Radio - For the first time in any major market - a Spanish language station hits #1 in the overall ratings as KLAX-FM (97.9) Los Angeles gets a 5.3 Arbitron rating…  Disneyland opens Toontown USA… Dave Letterman Vs. Jay Leno as it’s announced that CBS has hired Letterman to compete with the “Tonight Show”… MTV says it promises to air 80% current music videos in 1993 and the only non- music program in the Monday-Friday schedule is  the twice daily “MTV Half Hour Comedy Hour”…

Michael Jackson Performs At The Super Bowl 27 Halftime Show 

michael bolton american music awards 1993 music timeline mrpopculture imageFebruary – 20th annual American Music Awards – Michael Jackson won two trophies and his third special award while Michael Bolton, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Reba McEntire, Patti LaBelle, Garth Brooks and Bobby Brown scored wins… Bad Rap - “The Geto Boys” have a rap song out that’s even terser than Ice-T’s “Cop Killer.” “Crooked Officer” is found on an album from Rap-a-Lot Records… Paul McCartney – The New World Tour… Bon Jovi’s “Keep the Faith” tour… ABC estimated that 90 million people watched at least part of the Michael Jackson interview. Conducted by Oprah Winfrey – who asked him a variety of questions – including art, music – his skin and surgery... More Michael Jackson - he will perform on this year’s Grammy show. So far this year, he’s played on the Super Bowl halftime show, appeared on the American Music Awards – and did a big Oprah Winfrey prime-time interview – all within three weeks and unheard of… for Jackson..

Michael Jackson Honored At This Year's Grammy Awards

whitney houston 1993 music facts trivia timelineNews executives at ABC, CBS and CNN criticized NBC’s journalistic practices and worry about the credibility of TV reporting after the bogus/rigged crash story. NBC said it had erred in staging a test crash of a GM pickup truck as part of a report last Nov. 17 on the safety of the vehicle…Rolling Stone Magazine annual reader’s poll – U2 – artist of the year, best band and best album for “Achtung Baby”…  CBS confirms that it is buying the Ed Sullivan Theater as the new home for David Letterman’s late-night show. The network is paying $4 million for the historic theater… Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” breaks a Billboard hart record by remaining at #1 for 14 weeks…Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will re-unite for a one-time concert to benefit homeless children in Los Angeles...Actor Gary Coleman is awarded nearly $1.3 million in his suit against his parents. A judge found that W.G. and Edmonia Sue Coleman and trustee Anita DeThomas were wrongfully paid that amount in excessive commissions, salaries, fees and pension distributions from 1982-87.  Michael Jackson's Oprah Winfrey Interview On ABC-TV Primetime - scored a 39 share - good for #1 TV show for the week!

At the 35th Annual Grammy Awards:

Best Album - “Unplugged” - Eric Clapton

Best Record - “Tears In Heaven” - Eric Clapton

Best Song - “Tears In Heaven” - Eric Clapton

Best New Artist - Arrested Development

Female Pop Vocal - “Constant Craving” - K.D. Lang

 Male Pop Vocal - “Tears In Heaven” - Eric Clapton

Duo or Group Pop Vocal - “Beauty and the Beast” - Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson

Country Song - "I Still Believe You" - Vince Gill 

Female Rock Vocal - “Ain’t It Heavy” - Melissa Etheridege

Male Rock Vocal - “Unplugged” - Eric Clapton

Group Rock Vocal - “Achtung Baby” - U2

Rock Song - “Layla” - Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon

Hard Rock - “Give It Away” - Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Metal  - “Wish” - Nine Inch Nails

More Music This Week: "A Whole New World" - Peabo Bryson

michael jackson soul train awards appearance march 1993 facts timelineMarch -  Michael Jackson makes an appearance on the Seventh Annual Soul train Music Awards. He sang, “Remember the Time” and picked up a Humanitarian of the Year award recognizing his Heal the World foundation... Dr. Dre will begin his first-ever solo outing to push his “The Chronic” album later this month... Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston are the parents of a baby girl – 6-pound and 12 ounces... Seinfeld hit #5 in the ratings last week- its highest ratings ever. NBC is hoping the “Cheers” countdown to the end will help strengthen “Seinfeld” since it follows on Thursday nights. The show has been around for about three years – and not too long ago – was #40 in the ratings. Also, NBC has shuffled “Seinfeld” into eight different time slots since 1989 – but it looks like – Thursday nights at 9:30p – is the one....  The RIAA says music sales in the United States reached the $9 billion mark in1992 – the first time ever… Michael Jackson has agreed to let three MTV winners into his Neverland Valley ranch – for an entire weekend. “My Weekend at Michael’s Neverland Valley” contest must make a video for Jackson’s song, “Who is it”… Michael Jackson wins approval from Santa Barbara (CA) Country to build a breeding ground for gorillas, apes, white tigers, bears and other animals at his Neverland Ranch…Michael Jackson announces the creation of Michael Jackson Productions Inc. – an independent movie company, dedicated to improving “this troubled world”... George Michael breaks a 3-year interview silence and talks with MTV for a mid-April special. Michael is unable to release new recordings due to a pending lawsuit against Sony Music...Woody Allen says that a team of physicians and social workershas exonerated him of Mia Farrow’s allegation that he molested their adopted 7-year-old daughter… Killed - actor Brandon Lee (28) - the son of the late kung fu star Bruce Lee, is killed during a filming scene of the movie “The Crow”… “Cheers” tapes its last episode - to air May 20… On the country charts - 

"Ain't That Lonely Yet" - Dwight Yoakam

65th Academy Awards - Some Winners:

Best Picture - “Unforgiven”

Best Actor - Al Pacino - “Scent of a Woman”

Best Actress - Emma Thompson - “Howard’s End”

Best Director - Clint Eastwood - “Unforgiven”

Best Supporting actor - Gene Hackman - “Unforgiven"

More Music: "Informer" - Snow

April -  Radio -  KQLZ-FM Los Angeles – which debuted as “Pirate Radio” in 1989 is quietly leaving the hard rock format behind and this week – goes softer adult contemporary. The station is now known as “Easy 100.3”... Nirvana performs their first U.S. concert in seven months. They were at the Cow Palace in SanFrancisco… Look for the Jackson Family - mom, dad, Tito, Jermaine, Jackie and randy on ABC-TV’s “Day One.” They’re responding to a February interview with Michael on Oprah Winfrey’s madonna april 1993 facts history music timelineshow… Madonna is making the rounds – but she’s promoting someone else – a singer named Nick Scotti. Appearing on Entertainment Tonight – she said “When I first met him, I wanted him, but then when I heard his music, I wanted to work with him and you can’t, you know… mix business with pleasure”... Appearing at this year’s Lollapalooza  summer tour – Arrested Development, Alice in Chains, Fishbone, Front 242, Primus, and Rage Against The Machine. More could be added. The tour kicks-off June 18 at the Univ. of British Columbia’s football stadium in Vancouver....Sex talk on late night music stations - three shows stand out: KROQ (Los Angles) “LoveLines” with Jim Trent “Poorman” and Dr. Drew Pinsky. WBBM-FM (Chicago) and “Private Lives” With Karen hand and Dr. Kelly Johnson. Z-100 (New York) and  LovePhones… Country  Music Awards - Entertainer of the Year - Garth Brooks… Donna Koran is about to go public with her clothes company. Koran started her successful business in 1984 after years as a co-designer for Anne Klein Cos… CBS announces that Dan Rather will begin sharing anchoring duties with Connie Chung June 1… Garth Brooks Performs At 1993 CMA Awards


conan o'brien may 1993 letterman show facts trivia timelineMay - On Dave Letterman’s NBC show – is “Conan O’Brien – the man who will succeed him on that NBC show. O’Brien was working as a writer-producer on “The Simpsons” when he was chosen for the NBC job and had been a sketch writer on “Saturday Night Live” for five years...  Diet Pepsi’s “Uh-Huh” girls. They co-star with Ray Charles in the Diet Pepsi ads – and their likenesses adorn Diet Pepsi bottles. The girls generate free publicity by appearing at – almost anything including talk shows. But Diet Pepsi sales are not growing... “Tonight” show host Jay Leno says the live show he did from Boston’s Bull and Finch pub the night “Cheers” went off the air was ruined by drunk “Cheers” cast members…CBS announces that Dan Rather will begin sharing anchoring duties with Connie Chung June 1... Howard Rollins of TV’s “In The Heat of the Night” begins serving a 70-day sentence stemming from traffic violations in Georgia...  Morning personality Mancow of “Wild 107” KSOL-FM in San Francisco is in trouble with the highway patrol – for pulling a stunt. Four vehicles blocked all San Francisco-bound lanes on the Bay Bridge in morning drive – in a stunt poking fun at President Clinton’s now famous $200 haircut a few weeks ago...The “Unplugged” albums – five so far, have sold 10 million copies – the biggest has been Eric Clapton’s.  MTV kicks off new “Unplugged” this week . First one focuses on Uptown Records acts Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Christopher Williams, Father MC and Heavy D. Three more this week feature – 10,000 Maniacs, Soul Asylum and Midnight Oil...  In a Rolling Stone Magazine interview – Whitney Houston sets the record straight – she says she is not a lesbian and says that her husband, Bobby Brown, “Loves Being Married”... Neil Young has an “Unplugged” album coming out June 15... “Russell Simmons’ Phat Jam” - Run-D.M.C. is set to headline a live pay-per-view concert on June 18. With them – Silk, Onyx, Redman and Boss...  Daytime Emmy awards – Susan Lucci loses for the 14th time!... New on CNBC – Equal Time with Mary Matalin and Jane Wallace. CNBC – Cable’s MONEY and TALK channel... 

"That's The Way Love Goes" - Janet Jackson


mariah carey 1993 marries tommy music history timelineJune - Marries - Singer Mariah Carey (23) to Sony Music President Tommy Mottola (43) in Manhattan… Retailer R.H. Macy & Co announces plans to create its own 24-hour cable shopping channel… Radio – former Power-106FM (Los Angeles) morning man Jay Thomas - fired by the station last month - sues the station for $1 million for breach of contract… Passing - Country music star Conway Twitty (59)… Don’t miss “Mystery Science Theater” on Comedy Central… Mia Farrow (48) wins custody of the three children she and Woody Allen (57) share… CBS sets August 30 as the premiere for David Letterman’s move to the network… Lollapalooza opens near Mountain View, California. Appearing – such bands as Rage Against the Machine… CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC announce an agreement to run parental advisories before violent programs air…  MTV is getting into the movie business. “Joe’s Apartment” is based on the animated MTV short about a young man and his dirty apartment… Passing - Beloved actor Fred Gwynne (66)… Mrs. Bruce Springsteen - Now out – Patti Scialfa’s debut album – “Rumble Doll”… Battle of Seattle’s top bands. It’s announced that both Pearl Jam and Nirvana will have new albums out in September - the first time in two years for both bands… He’s now acting as Tupac Shakur plays “Lucky” in “Poetic Justice”…Kennedy Montgomery hosts MTV’s “Alternative Nation.” She was a DJ at KROQ Los Angeles before she got the job last December. She just returned from a jaunt to Memphis where she hosted a special celebrating the kickoff of the MTV-sponsored “Alternative Nation” tour headlined by the Spin Doctors and featuring Soul Asylum and Screaming Trees... The Red Hot Chilli Peppers are looking for a new guitarist in the wake of Arik Marshall, who was fired from the band last month...  Patti Scialfa – Mrs. Bruce Springsteen – has her first solo album due out. Look for it July 13. She and hubby are expecting their third child... Wow –  Three MTV contest winners get to spend a weekend at Michael Jackson’s “Never Never” ranch in California... New alternative music TV show – look for “Music Scope” – hosted by former MTV host Dave Kendell... Half a million gather in Central Park to hear Luciano Pavarotti sing... Marry – Actress Julia Roberts and singer Lyle Lovett. She’s 25 and he’s 35 and the first marriage for both... Rod Stewart’s “Unplugged” concert. Rod tours with an 18-piece orchestra... Lollapalooza opens near Mountain View, California. Appearing – such bands as Rage Against the Machine...

"Weak" - SMV

k.d. lang july 1993 lesbian facts music timelineJuly - The talk of Hollywood is the arrest of Heidi Fleiss - the madam to the stars… MTV is getting into the movie business. “ Joe’s Apartment ” is based on the animated MTV short about a young man and his dirty apartment… The buzz is on Chevy Chase, who returns to regular TV with his own Fox talk show in September…She’s the most famous gay woman in the United States – k.d. Lang. She’s interviewed in the August issue of Vanity Fair where she talks about her sexuality...  Passing – Beloved actor Fred Gwynne (66). Best-known for his portrayal of Herman Munster in “The Munsters”... Passing – Spanky McFarland of the “Our Gang” films. He was 64... David Letterman has cut some 80 promos for his new CBS latenight show – and r airings begin this week with the All-Star game... Jess Tobias is the newest guitarist with the Red Hot Chili Peppers... Look for “The Jackson Family Honors” – a annual musical event, featuring performances by the Jackson Family...  He’s now acting as Tupac Shakur plays “Lucky” in “Poetic Justice”... The Fine Young Cannibals will be releasing their fist album in more than five years...

"Can't Help Fallin' In Love" - UB 40 

August - Barney mania shows no signs of slowing. Starting next week, look for yet another 30-minute video - “Barney’s Home Sweet Homes” - the third release in the new Barney & Friends collection which debuted in April with “Barney’s Best Manners.” It’s the 13 th Barney video overall… Kim Basinger marries her kim basinger married alex baldwin august 1993 movie facts timelinelongtime beau Alec Baldwin… More teens listening to country music… According to a poll in Entertainment Weekly, Julia Roberts is  America’s favorite actress followed by Demi Moore, Meg Ryan  and Meryl Streep. Clint Eastwood ranks on top for actors,  followed by Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, Kevin Costner and Sean  Connery… Ricki Lake will get her own TV talkshow in September…Lollapalooza ’93 is held in the LA area with Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, Rage Against the Machine, Dinosaur Jr., Tool, Front 242, Fishbone and Arrested Development… According to a poll in Entertainment Weekly, Julia Roberts is America’s favorite actress followed by Demi Moore, Meg Ryan  and Meryl Streep. Clint Eastwood ranks on top for actors, followed by Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, Kevin Costner and Sean Connery…Some rappers are appealing to Michael Jackson who owns all the Beatles songs and they’d like to put their spin on several Beatles tunes...   MTV’s Daisy Fuentes splits her career between English and Spanish media. She’ll now be part of an all-new “MTV Latino” which debuts in the States and Latin America in October... Passing – Phil Seymour (41) after an 8-year battle with lymphoma. His biggest hit was 1981’s “Precious To Me”... Out now back in court – Dr. Dre (Andre Young), just cleared on racketeering charges, is back in an LA court. Former Fox TV rap talks host Denise Barnes claims the good doctor assaulted her in January 1991... The David Letterman “Late Show” premieres on CBS. “Welcome to the show, I checked this now with the CBS attorneys and legally I can continue to call myself Dave.” Tom Brokaw was the guest. Both played off the competition between CBS and NBC. Brokaw confiscated to cue cards with jokes saying: “These last two jokes are the intellectual property of NBC.” Letterman quipped: “Whoever thought you would hear the words intellectual and NBC used together”...Jerry Seinfeld’s (first book) - “Distinct Observations About Life” is now available at bookstores...  John Denver is charged with drunken driving in Aspen, CO. A hearing is scheduled for September 28... Warner Brothers recruits former fox President Jamie Kellner to launch a television network - the nation’s fifth. Sources say programming would be drawn from the studio’s large film and TV library. The studio’s directors and writers may contribute to programming. The project could cost as much as $2 billion to launch... Goldie Hawn will be Chevy Chase’s first guest when his talk show premieres September 7 on Fox... Radio news - Interesting trend – Teens are listening to country music more and more. Country has climbed from a 2.3% share of teens in the summer of 1989 to an 8.7% share this year... The FCC slaps a $73,750 notice of apparent liability on KFBI Las Vegas for nine broadcasts of the syndicated Howard Stern show which aired between Nov. 10, 1992 and Jan. 13, 1993... More Howard Stern Fines -  Four Infinity-owned radio stations – WXRK-FM NY, WJFK AM/FM DC and WYSP in Philadelphia are fined $125,000 each by the FCC for broadcasting comments by Howard Stern...

At the 45th annual  Emmy Awards - Some Winners: 

Best comedy - “Cheers”

Best actor in a comedy - Burt Reynolds - “Evening Shade”

Best actress in a comedy - Kirstie Ally - “Cheers”

Best drama series - “L.A. Law”

Best actor - drama - James Earl Jones - “Gabriel’s Fire”

Best actress in a drama - Patricia Wettig - “Thirtysomething”

Janet Jackson Performs On The MTV Video Music Awards


snoop dogg arrested september 1993 facts rap trivia timelineSeptember -  MTV Video Music Awards - Pearl Jam's "Jeremy" gets best video of the year. Also, Snoop Dogggy Dogg turns himself in to face a murder charge - this just after he announced a winner at the MTV Video Music Awards.Lenny Kravits got best male video for “Are You Gonna Go My way,” and k.d. lang got best female video for “Constant Craving.’ Other winners – Arrested Development, En Vogue, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, Free Your Mind, Los Lobos...   More MTV Video Music Awards – The big buzz was the Michael Jackson child abuse allegations. Behind the scenes – most were for Jackson. Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain said – “it’s an absolute atrocity.” “I think they should leave the poor guy alone. I feel very bad about making that bad joke last year and I want to apologize. I meant to make fun of rock stars as objects of worship. They should just leave the guy alone. Too many gold-diggers in the world. They should be shot.”  

Big music news as Don Henley is in a legal dispute with Geffen records and Henley charges David Geffin with conspiring with other record corporations to blackball him... Meantime – Dr. Dre settles an assault and battery case and agreed to pay former Fox-TV rap talk-show host Denise Barnes an out-of-court settlement. Oprah Winfrey becomes the first woman to top Forbes’ magazine annual list of the richest entertainers. She pulled in an estimated $98 million in earnings over two years… Julia Roberts says in the October issue of Vanity Fair - that her new husband, Lyle Lovett, reminds her of her fantasy childhood fantasy man… “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” debuts over NBC-TV after the Tonight Show…

"Dream Lover" - Mariah Carey

October -   Madonna’s “Girlie Show” – three sold out concerts at Madison Square Garden this week... Danny Federici – the E Street Band keyboardist – is writing a book about his days with the band. Will there be dirt?... Concert Tours – Billy Joel “River of Dreams” and Depeche Mode – “Devotional” tour... Beavis and Butthead influences - MTV has approached the band Green Jelly – because their “Three Little Pigs” video was so popular – and maybe there’s something more long form. Also – DJ Pooh is hoping to bring “Hip Hop Toons” – a proposed animated series to TV. .. After less than six weeks, Fox pulls the plug on The Chevy Chase talk show, which bombed critically and in the ratings... Guns ‘N Roses settle with band’s ex-drummer Steven Adler for $2.3 million. He brought suit against the group claiming he was fraudulently removed from the group and stripped of easy e eric wright july 1993 nwa rap music history facts timelinethis partnership interest in the band... Rap attack – Eazy-E talks a little revenge against former N.W.A group mate Dr. Dre, who said some not-so-nice things about Eazy recently. You can find what Eazy has to say about the good doctor in a new single “Real (expletive) G’s”.... Marion (Suge) Knight, the chief executive officer of Dr. Dre’s Death Row Records – is charged with assault with a deadly weaponOfficials in Ohio blame “Beavis and Butt-Head” for inspiring a 5-year- old boy to play with fire – the caused a blaze which killed is younger sister…  Over 10 years - “Friday Night Videos” - network television’s longest running video program will leave the air by November 5… Lined-up for “MTV Unplugged” in November - Nirvana and Duran DuranRadio news - Howard Stern causes a near riot in mid-town Manhattan for his appearance at a bookstore to sign his new book “Private Parts”… Dies - Actor River Phoenix (23) - after he suffered seizures and collapsed in front of a trendy West Hollywood nightclub called Viper Room… New York City mayor Rudolph Guiliani tapes scenes for “Seinfeld” to air October 26th…

"Whomp (There It Is) - Tag Team

greg kinnear 1993 tv facts history e channel talkshoup timelineNovember - Warner Brothers lifts the veil this week and announces plans for a 5th television network to compete with CBS, NBC, ABC & Fox. The network is set to premiere in the fall of 1994 with  two nights of programming. The new Warner Brothers network already as all the Tribune stations signed including channel 5 in Los Angeles, Channel 9 in Chicago and Channel 11 in New York City... Getting attention - E!’s “Talk Soup” - puts a comic spin and uses all kinds of clips. Host Greg Kinnear puts it all together… TV’s “Geraldo” conducts a mock Michael Jackson trial - upon the molestation allegations…New York DJ Moby uses technology to mix disco with techno and modern to get his own rhythms and the club DJ now has an EP and a single – “Move.” He’s rave and he’s hot... Michael Jackson has vanished from public view after canceling his world tour. He says he is seeking treatment for an addiction to painkillers... Cher sings “I Got You Babe” on a Beavis and Butt-head video... E! Entertainment acquires the rights to David Letterman’s old NBC “Late Night” show, but has not announced a start date... Word has it that NBC is taking the “Today” show to a street-level studio with big plate-glass windows so that passerby can view some of the show as it airs. As of now though, NBC will not confirm the plans... “The Joan Rivers” syndicated talk show will end its five-year run on December 31st. Meanwhile, Miss Rivers has other plans. She’ll have a new show entitled “Can We Shop” on QVC. She’s sold some $60 million in jewelry and fashions on the shopping network since 1990...TV’s “Geraldo” conducts a mock Michael Jackson trial – upon the molestation allegations. Producers claim the show will determine whether there is enough evidence to warrant formal child molestation charges against him and can he get a fair trial...   Rapper and actor Tupac Amaru Shakur (22) is arrested for forcible sodomy and unlawful imprisonment of a 20 year-old woman at the Parker Meridian Hotel in New York City. It’s the latest in a string of legal problems for Shakur. The woman alleged that the singer and two others held her down while a fourth male sodomized her in a hotel room... Pepsi announces that it is dropping Michael Jackson as its spokesperson because he abandoned his world concert tour. Jackson announced that he is ending his “Dangerous” tour to seek treatment for an addiction to painkillers that Jackson contends was worsened by stress caused by allegations the he molested a 13 year-old boy…

"I'd Do Anything For Love" - Meat Loaf

bill bixby dies november 1993 timeline tv history mrpopculture imageMore NovemberPassing - actor Bill Bixby (59). Bixby was rarely off TV screens after his first series “My Favorite Martian” in 1963

Goodbye Bill Bixby

late show dave letterman 1993 facts history timeline mrpopcultureMore November - Whitney Houston cancels a concert in Barcelona after getting food poisoning from eating oysters at her hotel... The old Waltons gang returns on a CBS special “A Walton Thanksgiving reunion” this week... Ed McMahon’s “Star Search” now uses a toll (900) number so viewers can vote. The call costs $1.99 and proceeds go to Muscular Dystrophy... On the air for three months, “The Late Show” starring David Lettermen on CBS is averaging a 5.2 rating or 4.8 million households. “The Tonight Show” w/ Jay Leno averaged a 4.1 rating, down 7% from the same period last year. The Leno camp says it’s still too early... ABC’s “Family Matters” launches a cross-country search for the funniest and best impression of Steve Urkel - the show’s nerd. Children ages 4-12 must submit a VHS tape to Warner Brothers by December 3. The two best will win guest roles on the series... – A song by convicted murderer Charles Manson will be part of the new Guns ‘N Roses albums “The Spaghetti Incident?” It’s an unlisted bonus track titled “Look at Your Game, Girl.” The group and label Geffen Records have kept it hush until now...  Motown releases “Black Reign,” – Queen Latifah’s third album and her first with the label. She used to be with Tommy Boy. She doesn’t mince words when it comes to her variety – “The only thing people should expect from Queen Latifah is the unexpected. I am a rapper and an artist. I can’t do strictly hard-core, strictly reggae, rap or R&B… I go with the vibe… whatever the vibe commands, that’s what I follow, that’s how I function”... Tony Bennett has his first video released. Look for “Stepin’ Out With My Baby” on MTV. Tony’s been in the business over 40 years.

"All That She Wants" - Ace of Base

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December - Passing - Frank Zappa (52) - from complications of prostate cancer… Domino’s Pizza - the nation’s #1 pizza delivery chain – which built its reputation on a 30-minute delivery guarantee – is scrapping that promise. A jury last week awarded nearly $79 million to an St. Louis woman who suffered spinal and head injuries in 1989 after a Domino’s delivery driver ran a red light and hit her car broadside… Snoop Dogg’s debut album “Doggystyle” sells over 800,000 copies its first week. Snoop was a writer and featured vocalist on Dr. Dre’s hit album ’“The Chronic.” “What’s My Name” - the first single - is getting heavy MTV airplay… Marry - Donald Trump and Marla Maples… Passing - Michael Clarke (49) - the original drummer for the Byrds… Howard Stern New Year’s Eve pay-per-view event featuring Joey Buttafuoco, Heidi Fleiss and John Babbit… Actress Shannen Doherty will not be returning to the Fox series “Beverly Hills 90201” next season…

More December - Some Top Albums

Vs. – Pearl Jam

Music Box – Mariah Carey

Doggystyle – Snoop Doggy Dogg

J  anet – Janet Jackson

The One Thing – Michael Bolton

Beavis & Butt-head Experience

The Songs of the Eagles – Various artists

River of Dreams – Billy Joel

Bat Out of Hell II – Meat Loaf

Duets – Frank Sinatra

More December - The Grateful Dead was the highest grossing concert act in 1993 - $45.6 million in 81 shows.  Rod Stewart did $30.5 million in 68 performances. Third was Neil Diamond with $29.8 million and 75 shows. The rest of the top 10 – Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, Billy Joel. Garth Brooks, Jimmy Buffett, Reba McEntire and Kenny G... A big trend in 1993 – was gangsta rap and artists such as Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Ice-T. The other – grunge rock... New Year’s Eve – Barbra Streisand appears at the MGM Grand!... Michael Jackson is hit with a $20 million lawsuit – a break-of-contract claim by promoter Marcel Avram for Jackson’s canceled “Dangerous World Tour”... From his Neverland Ranch – Michael Jackson denies molesting a 13-year-old boy.  “I am not guilty of these allegations, but if I m guilty of anything, it is of giving al that I have to give to help children all over the natalie cole super bowl facts history 1993 timelineworld”... For the Super Bowl on Jan. 30 – Natalie Cole will sing the national anthem. The pre-game show will feature Charlie Daniels, Kriss Kross and the Morehouse College Marching Band. Half-time show – Tanya Tucker, Clint Black and Wynonna.... Domino’s Pizza - the nation’s #1 pizza delivery chain - which built its reputation on a 30-minute delivery guarantee - is scrapping that promise. A jury last week awarded nearly $79 million to an St. Louis woman who suffered spinal and head injuries in 1989 after a Domino’s delivery driver ran a red light and hit her car broadside. The company is now scrambling to replace all delivery pizza boxes which mention delivery in 30 minutes or less - guaranteed.   

1992 New Year’s Eve television –

MTV begins counting down the top-100 videos of 1993 at noon. Then, don’t miss MTV’s “Live and Loud” with Nirvana, the Breeders, Cypress Hill. Anthony Kiedis and Flea will co-host. MTV moves to Time Square for “Janet’s Live New Year Jam,” a concert by Janet Jackson.

Fox – New Year’s Eve:94 with George Carlin, Sinbad, Penn & Teller, Bobcat Coldthwait and Carrot Top. Richard Jeni reports from Times Square.  

Howard Stern conducts the “Miss Howard Stern New Year’s Eve Pageant” on pay-per-view. It’ll cost your $39.95. Judges include John Wayne Bobbitt, Tiny Tim, Joe Frazer and that Ku Klux Klansman.

David Letterman conducts his first New Year’s Eve broadcast. On the show – Bon Jovi, Roseanne and Tom Arnold. On CBS-TV.

Dick Clark conducts his 22nd “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on ABC. Mark Curry and Holly Robinson, Brooks & Dunn, Daryl Hall, Kiss, Joey Lawrence, SWV and Barry Manilow. 

The Year 1993 In News Headlines And Information

January 1 -  In Somalia - President Bush visits troops and thanks them for helping to bring peace to the war, and for helping to lead the program to feed the hungry there…. Bush Swan Song - President Boris N. Yeltstin and President Bush sign a sweeping East-West arms reduction accord. Both voice optimism about the future of U.S-Russian ties…

January 8 -  Just two years and a day after the breakout of the Persian Gulf War - U.S navy ships unleash a barrage of 40 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a nuclear fabricating plant on the outskirts of Baghdad. The round was a continuing effort to force Saddam Hussein to comply with U.N resolutions… The Clintons bid a farewell in Little Rock and climb aboard a private jet to head east…

Clinton Inaugural

January 15 - President Clinton Inaugural - Clinton issues a call for sacrifice and change, proclaiming “a new season of American renewal… Retired pathologist Jack Kevorkian helps a 53-year-old man who was suffering from bone cancer to commit suicide - the ninth person and the first male to do so with his assistance…

January 22 - Doctors perform their second baboon-to-human liver transplant at the University of Pittsburgh. The patient is a 62-year-old man who was dying of hepatitis B. The first recipient of a baboon liver died September 6 after living 70 days after surgery… President Clinton marks the 20th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade by dismantling a series of Reagan and Bush abortion restrictions. He halted the ban on fetal tissue research and overturned the gag rule on counseling at clinics and cleared the way for the FDA to allow importation of France’s RU 486 pill… President Clinton announces that his wife Hillary will lead his drive to reform health care… Congressional leaders suggest that President Clinton acted too quickly in abandoning Judge Kimba Wood as his leading choice for attorney general because she hired an illegal immigrant as a baby sitter seven years ago…

ABC News w/Peter Jennings - January 28, 1993

February 1 - Retired pathologist Jack Kevorkian helps two sick, elderly people kill themselves, making them the 10 th and 11 th patients he has helped to die… Congress passes the family leave bill and it’s expected to be signed by President Clinton…

janet reno named attorney general february 1993 timelineFebruary 8 - President Clinton names Miami prosecutor Janet Reno as his choice for attorney general… President Clinton tells the nation that he cannot reverse the nation’s economic slide without raising taxes on the middle class. He called on all Americans to endure sacrifices and insisted that 70% of the tax hike would be to those earning $100,000 (a year) and over...A masked Ethiopian hijacked a Lufthansa Airbus with 104 on board, threatening the pilot and crew – but it call came to a peaceful end – some 11 hours later at Kennedy International. It was the first transatlantic hijacking in more than 16 years... General Motors files a defamation lawsuit against NBC, claming they rigged a car-truck crash in an effort to portray a line of GM pickups as susceptible to fiery explosions in side-impact collisions.  

1993 State Of The Union - President Clinton

February 23 -   The Rodney King trial begins in Los Angeles. On opening day, a federal prosecutor alleges that two Los Angeles police officers showed-off a battered Rodney King at their station when they were supposed to be transporting him from hospital to another...  A powerful explosion shakes one of the 110-story World Trade Center towers in New York. At least seven are dead and 500 injured. The explosion is believed to be from a bomb. About an hour after the explosion, police in New York received a call from someone claiming to represent a group called the Serbian Liberation Front. The voice said the group had detonated a bomb n the second level of the garage - a fact only just discovered by rescuers. Gov Mario M. Cuomo of New York, after a tour of the damaged area, told reporters - “It looks like a bomb, it smells like a bomb, it probably is a bomb”...


In Waco - Federal agents attempting to serve search warrants on a heavily armed religious camp are ambushed by raging gunfire, leaving four of them dad and 15 others injured. 45 minutes later, a cease-fire was negotiated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms with the cult’s leader - David Koresh. He’s a 33 year-old ninth grade dropout who plays guitar, sings and believes he’s Jesus Christ.

david koresh march 1993 timeline facts historyMarch 1 - Standoff in Waco – David Koresh – a heavily armed cult leader who has held federal agents at bay for three days – said he would surrender himself and his followers – but the time came and went... Federal agents arrest a suspect described as a devout Muslim and accuse him of renting a yellow ford van that they believe was used to carry explosives into the World Trade Center’s underground parking garage... Four federal agents attempting to serve search warrants to a cult compound in Waco are killed in a shootout... In Waco, members of the Branch Davidian release six more children as hundreds of armed law enforcement officials ring the compound... Federal agents investigating the World Trade Center explosion find more bomb-making ingredients during searches in the NY/NJ area... Medical – Scientists will attack brain cancers by infecting tumor cells with a herpes gene and then killing the cancer with a herpes drug, under an experimental therapy approved by a federal committee... Although junk bond king Michael Milken did little to win a big reduction in his 10-year prison sentence, his tips have resulted in a government probe of Merrill Lynch & Co. for alleged securities fraud – so says New Yorker magazine... Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin warns that he might resort to unconstitutional measures if Russia’s Soviet-era legislative branch continues to usurp executive power and frustrate his free-market reforms...  Passing – Dr. Albert Sabin – developer of oral polio vaccine. He was 86.

March 8 - The U.N. warns that if Serbian troops do not withdraw from Muslim and Croatian territory in Bosnia once diplomatic efforts have been exhausted, the United Nations will send troops to force the Serbs out... A fierce winter storm – the Blizzard of ’93 leaves 42 dead and extends from the deep south to New England... Oksana Balul (15) of Ukraine won the women’s title at the World Figure Skating Championships at Prague, the Czech republic, her first international competition... First Lady Hillary brings her town hall meeting and her drive for health care reform – to a town hall meeting in Tampa... President Clinton directs aides to work on a crash program of new proposals for aid to Russia with the aim of strengthening Boris N. Yeltsin in his power struggle with the Russian Parliament... Cult leader David Koresh tells federal agents surrounding his Mt. Carmel fortress near Waco, that he is “ready for war” and controls enough firepower to blow armored personnel carriers “50 feet into the air”... Nidal Ayyad – a chemical engineer of Palestinian descent  - is arrested in connection with the World Trade Center bombing – now the third man detained in the case.

March 15 - Eastern third of the country - Death toll from the “blizzard of ’93’ rises to 171. Many more are still missing... Mop up - The Clinton Administration asks Congress for an additional $45 billion to dispose of insolvent Savings and Loans and provide a hefty margin against future failures. That $12 billion more than President Bush’s estimate... The House approves yelstin power russia march 1993 facts history timelinePresident Clinton’s $16.3 billion stimulus package to carry out his vision for a change in America... Justice Byron R. White – the lone Democrat on the Supreme Court announces he will retire in June, after 31 years...  President Boris N. Yeltsin announces that his is assuming temporary power to rule Russia by decree and orders an April 25 referendum asking voters to endorse his leadership, a new constitution drafted under his direction and a law to elect a new Parliament... The Clinton Administration signals support for Yelstin’s declaration of “special rule” saying the country’s “only democratically elected national leader” is “letting the Russian people decide their future”.. The body of a missing restaurant employee buried for more than two weeks under rubble is recovered from the World Trade Center parking garage, bringing the death toll to six in the February 26 bombing....

NBC Nightly News w/Tom Brokaw - March 23, 1993

March 22 - President Boris Yelstin and his conservative rival Ruslan Khasbulatov agree to call early presidential parliamentary elections in November, hoping to settle a power struggle which is threatening the future of Russia... In the first public meeting of Al Gore March 1993 timeline facts history the White House Task Force on National Health Care Reform, Vice President Al Gore said that short-term cost controls are necessary to put a lid on the spiraling cost of insurance. Gore, who chaired the meeting, said it would then become easier for businesses to furnish workers with health coverage under a government mandate... The U.N. Security Council approves a resolution authorizing the shooting down of “Serbian” or any other military planes violating the U.N. ban on flying over Bosnia-Herzegovina (a no-fly zone)... IBM names Louis Gerstner Jr. its chairman - the first outsider in the company’s 79-year history. He comes from RJR Nabisco holdings...  In Waco, cult leader David Koresh (33) enters his second month hold-up inside his rural compound with almost 100 loyal followers. If he surrenders, he faces jail and possible murder charges in the deaths of four Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents who died in a raid on the compound in February (seeking illegal weapons). Progress has been made; Agents have managed to extricate more than 35 people, including 21 children...The 71-page investigative report of the faked fiery GM truck crash on NBC- Dateline, is released this week. The report, commissioned by NBC, was the product of two outside lawyers.

April 1  - The U.N Security Council approves a resolution to enforce a no-fly zone over Bosnia. Serbian or any other military planes violating the U.N. band on flying over Bosnia-Herzegovina will be shot down... In Vancouver – President Clinton offers a $1 billion aid package as he meets with Russian president Boris Yeltsin... President Clinton says he will stand by Boris Yeltsin in hi struggle for reform. Yeltsin declared victory at the U.S.-Russian summit... President Clinton says that as long as European nations reject tough measures – there is noting that can be done to prevent a Serbian conquest of all Bosnia-Herzegovina and that the U.S. will not go at it alone... Meanwhile – Muslim authorities refuse to allow evacuation of frightened women and children from the Serbian-besieged town of Srebrenica... Rodney King trial – an appellate court judge clears the way and will let jurors see the infamous beating tape – the so-called Briseno tape... President Clinton inaugurates the 1993 baseball season at Camden yards stadium in Baltimore – and throws the first pitch – an outside one... The nation’s unemployment rate remains at 7%...

April 8 - Passing – Hugh Rodham (82) father of the First Lady... The Clinton Administration unveils a $1.5 trillion 1994 federal budget that exceeds spending limits just imposed by Congress. This could be a battle... NATO jets start to patrol over Bosnia... President Clinton accuses Senate republicans who are delaying his $16.3-billion stimulus package of wanting “more people to stay out of work,” while Administration officials acknowledged that they almost certainly will have to sacrifice some of the plan’s spending provisions to keep the measure alive... President Clinton eulogized Hugh Rodham – the father of First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton during a funeral service in Scranton, Pa... The famed Rodney King beating case is handed to the jury and lets see what happens... The FBI says a spokesman for the Branch Davidians said six cult members were killed during an aborted federal raid at the complex on Feb. 28... 

david koresh dead april 1993 waco timeline facts historyApril 15 - Armed cult leader David Koresh, pledges to surrender after writing a religious manuscript – so says his lawyer. Koresh and his heavily armed followers have kept hundreds of law enforcement officers at bay since a February 28 shootout with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents who were trying to serve search and arrest warrants. The FBI says they want the situation resolved almost immediately...  A fire is set by David Koresh at his Branch Davidian compound near Waco. Reports say 86 are dead including Koresh. Nine of the 95 people inside escaped...

CNN Coverage - Burning Of Branch Davidian In Waco - April 15, 1993

Federal jury returns guilty verdicts against to Los Angeles police officers for violating Rodney King’s civil rights during his infamous 1991 arrest and subsequent videotape...Ross Perot purchases a prime-time slot on NBC to discuss President Clinton’s economic plan and tax increase. Catch it April 25... First President to invite gay groups for talks – President Clinton invites leaders of gay-rights groups to a meeting at the Oval Office. Leaders are expected to ask Clinton to demonstrate his joey buttafuco innocense april 1993 timeline history factssupport for a march they plan in Washington April 25...  On Long Island – Joey Buttafuco declares his innocence on charges that he had sex with underage teen Amy Fisher, who shot his wife in what the teen believed to be a love triangle. Buttafuco was charged with statutory rape and sodomy for allegedly having sex with Fisher in July 1991, a month before her 17th birthday. Fisher, now 18, is serving a 5-to-15 year prison sentence after pleading guilty to shooting Mr. Buttfuoco in the head. Mrs. Buttafuco whose face is partially paralyzed from the shooting says she is standing behind her husband... A new survey of the sexual behaviors and attitudes of American men in their 20’s and 30’s finds that just 2.3% - less than the 10% expected, have engaged in any homosexual act. 

April 22 - .... President Clinton decides to commit U.S. military forces to try to end the civil war in Bosnia… Despite warnings of military reprisals, the parliament of Bosnia’s rebel Serbs refuse to approve an international peace accord, deciding instead to put it to a vote of the Bosnian Serb people...

May 1 - President Clinton decides to commit U.S. military forces to try to end the civil war in Bosnia... Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic bows to threats of Western military strikes and signs an international peace plan... President Clinton calls the Bosnian Serb assembly’s rejection of a peace plan a disappointment and demands that the international community agree to “act quickly and decisively” against the Serbs... Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin assures Secretary of state Warren Christopher that Russia would commit its troops to a NATO-led force to police the Bosnian peace plan, should it be approved... The Rev. Jesse Jackson and 24 others were arrested after noisy protesters blocked the lobby of the National labor relations board for about an hour in Washington... Former Prime Minister Pierre Beregovoy, deeply stung by allegations if impropriety over an interest-free loan he took from a businessman friend, commits suicide. He was 67. 

May 8 - Despite warnings of military reprisals, the Parliament of Bosnia’s rebel Serbs refuse to approve an international bill clinton may 1993 facts history timelinepeace accord, deciding instead to put it to a vote of the Bosnian Serb people... President Clinton calls the Bosnian Serb assembly’s rejection of a peace plan a “grave disappointment” and demands that the international community agrees to “act quickly and decisively” against the Serbs...  U.N. military observers enter the besieged Muslim enclave of Zepa in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina to discover widespread destruction and fewer than 250 people left in a town of almost 40,000 residents and refugees... President Clinton agrees to slash funds for transportation, public health, environmental and poverty programs in the face of congressional demands for further spending cuts... The Rev Jesse Jackson and 24 others are arrested in Washington after noisy protesters block the lobby of the National Labor Relations Board for an hour. Jackson was with a group of about 200 protesters who were seeking a board more sympathetic to labor, along with legislation to accord more security to union workers... Armand D’Amato (47) - brother of Sen Alfonse M. D’Amato (R-NY) is convicted of accepting $32,500 from a defense contractor in exchange for agreeing to lobby his brother for contract awards. He said he would appeal - “I didn’t do anything wrong, so I’m absolutely upset about it.”

May 15 - Press conference – President Clinton shrugs off poorer poll numbers and defends himself over charges of indecisiveness and drift. “I’m fighting to change things. The American people know one thing, that I’m on their side”...  In San Diego, President Clinton tells a TV audience that he will deliver on his campaign promise of a middle-class tax cut within his four tear term, but he first needs to get the federal budge back in balance... President Clinton is in a little hot water. He received a haircut by a high-priced celebrity stylist at Los Angeles International Airport, and backed-up air traffic. A spokesman for the FAA said that Air Force One’s late departure led to a 56-minute closing of two LAX runways, but the White House denies any delays were encountered. Some airlines say the opposite is true – that one was delayed by 25 minutes....

May 22 - The House approve President Clinton’s $498 billion deficit-reduction package... The U.S. and its allies announce new steps to prevent fighting in Bosnia-Herzegovina from spreading to other parts of the Balkans.  Later, Bosnia’s Muslim president – Alija Izetbegovic denounced the initative as an attempt for force his people onto “reservations” and warned Bosnians that the defense of their country is now in their own hands... Bikers roll into Capitol again -  Hundreds of veterans on motorcycles crossed Memorial Bridge into Washington in a Memorial parade – some 35,000. Many of the veterans – now engineers, truck drivers and police officers – stressed that they want an accounting for the 2,260 Americans still missing from the Vietnam War... President Clinton says he hasn’t gone “Hollywood” and admits mistakes in handling his haircut. He apologized for holding up some airport traffic in Los Angeles for nearly an hour while his hair was being cut aboard Air Force One...  Up in Baltimore – hillary clinton April 1993 facts history timelineHillary Rodham Clinton – at a waterfront diner – heard Ismer Locklear tell how he rushed his daughter to the hospital with tonsillitis and now can’t afford to pay the bill. Said Hillary – “Here’s a man who’s working and he wants to take care of his family and his only access to health care is through the emergency room”... Ross Perot, talking to David Frost on “60 Minutes” – said President Clinton is middle-management material at best and can’t stop conducting business “the Arkansas way”...  Police offer William Lazano is found not-guilty in Miami - and rioting is feared.  

NBC Nightly News w/Stone Phillips

June 1 -  President Jorge Serrano is forced from office as President of Guatemala under intense pressure from military commanders and civilian business leaders - a week after he suspended democratic. The reinstated Congress will name a civilian ruler... President Clinton withdraws the nomination of C. Lani Guinier to head the civil rights division of the Justice somalia june 1993 facts history timelineDepartment, concluding she stands for principles he does not support... In Somalia - 49 are killed and more than 150 are injured in clashes between peacekeepers and a Somali warlord’s gunmen. It’s the worst fighting since the United Nations assumed control of Somalia from U.S. troops... Although forced into bankruptcy last month - distribution of packaged diet food to 857 franchises of Nutri-System is guaranteed says Michael Heisley, who is running the company. Nutri-System has laid off 1,800 employees and closed 283 company-owned stores... A freighter carrying hundred of illegal Chinese immigrants - runs aground off a New York City beach. Seven are killed as waves of immigrants leaped from the ship and struggled to get to shore in the chilly waters... The “Gridlock Sam” column in the New York Daily News tells readers that regulations allowing parking on only one side of the street were suspended on Thursday of this week - but they were not and readers wound-up getting with $25-$50 parking tickets. The paper received about 100 calls from readers. The City Department of Transportation told motorists to send tickets, along with a copy of the column, to the Parking Violations bureau... Rabbinical authorities in Israel revoke a certificate declaring that Pepsi conforms to Jewish dietary laws and is kosher. They complain that Pepsi is promoting a culture that would corrupt the nation’s youth through rock music concerts and advertisements featuring scantily clad woman. Pepsi’s current theme is “the choice of a new generation.” Loss of the “Kashrut” certificate will cost Pepsi about 20% of sales in the Haredi community. A product like a soda is deemed “acceptable” by kosher laws, but may be deemed unacceptable if its preparation or marketing violate other Jewish laws, such as those governing observance of the Sabbath or requiring modesty in dress.   

warren christopher june 1993 facts history timelineJune 8 - U. N forces attack Somali weapon sites...Secretary Of State Warren Christopher announces that the U.S. will send a reinforced infantry company of 300 troops to Macedonia to join a U.N. observer force intended to prevent the Balkan war from spilling over into another former Yugoslav republic... A settlement is reached that ensures satellite broadcasters, microwave - relay TV systems and others that have sought to compete against cable operators, will now be able to buy programming owned or controlled by those operators. Rivals complained for years that the industry refused to sell, or drove up prices of programming such as VH-1, MTV, CNN and others...  The owners of the Boston Globe agree to sell the paper to the New York Times for $1.1 billion. The sale ends family control of one of the last major independent newspapers in the country...  Mia Farrow (48) wins custody of the three children she and Woody Allen (57) share. In the brief - the judge said Allen had “demonstrated no parenting skills that would qualify him as an adequate custodian for children the filmmaker sought”... CBS sets August 30 as the premiere for David Letterman’s move to the network...Burt Reynolds petitions for a divorce from Loni Anderson... Ted Danson’s wife Cassandra Danson files for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences... After much ballyhoo, Phil Donahue cancels a show featuring former “Jeopardy!” employees alleging game tampering and sexual misconduct. No guest could be found to defend “Jeopardy’s” side in the allegations...  The U.S. Post office debuts its “Legends of American Music” stamp series. The stamps include the likenesses of Dinah Washington, Ritchie Valens, Bill Haley, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding and Buddy Holly...  

June 15 - President Clinton says the attacks which U.N. forces have been conducting against Somali warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid during the past few days are over, but that allied forces are poised just in case... Syringes are found in Pepsi cola cans around the Seattle-Tacoma area and the FDA says it is investigating. As the week progresses, reports are coming in from other areas, and the FDA believes many of the claims follow the wake of the initial complaint in Washington State...  Deputy vince foster found dead june 1993 facts history timelineWhite House Counsel Vince Foster is found dead...

June 22 - President Clinton proclaims success for the attack in which about 23 cruise missiles strike in and around Baghdad’s intelligence headquarters. The attack was retaliation for the alleged plot to kill George Bush... The Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution does not permit racial gerrymandering for the purpose of electing minority candidates... Passing – Former First Lady Pat Nixon. She was 81... A plot to blow-up the United Nations, the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and the FBI Manhattan headquarters is thwarted when federal agents raid a New York garage and arrest eight... New home sales nationwide plunged 21% in May... Budget bill - The Clinton Administration orders a 10% cut in a wide range of federal programs next year to comply with the measure’s deficit-reduction targets.. American intelligence concluded that it was Iraqi President Saddam Hussein who had directed that attempted car bomb assassination of former President George Bush in April... In an interview with WCBS newsradio in NY, President Clinton said he is trying to get in touch with a California man who claimed over the weekend that he is the President’s half=-brother, a relative the President apparently never knew about. The claim was made by Henry Leon Ritzenthaler... Slim margin – The House votes to build a scaled-back space station – and gets it by one vote – 216-215... 

July 1 - A man roams through four floors of a high-rise building in the San Francisco financial district, killing 8 and injuring 6 before he killed himself... The U.S, Canada, Japan and the EC reach an agreement to bring about a large reduction in tariffs in the history of trade negotiations. President Clinton says it’s a good move, because import restrictions lowered the standard of living in both the U.S. and Japan... A blimp crashes onto the roof of a mid-Manhattan apartment. Both the pilot and co-pilot were rescued... The Ukrainian Parliament clams legal ownership of all former Soviet nuclear weapons on its soil, ruling out early ratification of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation.. Roger Clinton, brother of the President, is cast in his second movie role. Besides his appearance in “National Lampoon’s Last Resort” – the younger Clinton will appear as Mayor Bubba in “Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings.” He also writes and sings the movie’s theme song...

July 8 - Seven-nation summit in Tokyo – Iran’s export of terrorism and its abuse of rights are criticized. Also at the G-7 – a $3 billion Russia aid plan package is unveiled for its economy and political system...  President Clinton announces that the U.S. and Japan have worked out a trade agreement aimed at setting new ‘rules for the game”... At a state dinner in Seoul and in a series of protocol missteps, President Clinton embarrassed South Korean officials, confused his translator and baffled dinner guests... President Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young Sam turn up the pressure on N. Korea to allow inspections of its nuclear facilities... Cuban border guards armed with rifles kill at least four Cuban civilians attempting to swim to asylum at charles keating sentenced july 1993 facts history timelinethe U.S. navy base at Guantanamo Bay...  Charles H. Keating Jr. is sentenced to 12 years and 7 months in prison for looting Lincoln Savings & Loan and defrauding investors in its parent company of more than $250 million... President Clinton arrives in Hawaii after a six-day Asian visit. He had played his sax at a U.S. base in South Korea... U.S. gunships blast the command center a fugitive Somali warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid in a raid in Mogadishu... Rains pound Des Moines with rising floodwaters everywhere. 

NBC Nightly News w/Tom Brokaw

July 15 - Flooding in the Midwest as the Mississippi and the Missouri rivers wash together about 20 miles above their normal confluence.  Levees are destroyed with hundreds fleeing near St. Louis... President Clinton wants the resignation of embattled FBI Director William Sessions and is prepared to fire him... In Japan - the ruling liberal Democratic Party fails to win a majority in the lower house of Parliament - the first time in its 38-yeear history, as a new conservative opposition makes a showing... President Clinton eases restrictions barring homosexuals from joining the military. He hailed the change as “an honorable compromise.” Homosexuals will still be subject to inquiries and discharge... Former House Postmaster Robert Rota admits in federal court that he conspired with members of Congress to provide with thousands of dollars in cash in exchange for expense vouchers and stamps purchased with taxpayer money. He implicated Dan Rostenkowski - a House and Means president clinton larry king cnn july 1993 talkshow facts timelineChairman in the scandal... President Clinton is a guest on Larry King’s CNN show. He’ll answer calls from viewers during the one-hour interview....

July 22 - Supreme Court nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg condemned discrimination against homosexuals as deplorable and against the traditions of the United States... Gold surges past $400 an ounce amid turmoil in European currency markets... President Clinton says the Republicans threaten the government’s business and labels them obstructionists... President Clinton wants to close loopholes and speed up processing for those wanting asylum...  The California State Bar authorizes former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock to return to law practice after a seven-year suspension resulting from the criminal case that drove him from office in 1985... Floodwaters tear the bottom of a levee along the northern Mississippi River – and the resulting flood drowned four boys and two young adults exploring a cave south of the city. One boy survived... An FBI SWAT tem raids a seaside motel near Wildwood, NJ and arrests another suspect in the alleged plot to blow up the United Nations and three other NYC landmarks... The FDA, citing more than 500 examples of fraudulent claims about vitamins and other dietary supplements - says Americans are being subjected to unproven and dangerous health claims... For the second Saturday in a row, the space shuttle Discovery stayed stuck on the launch pad, this time grounded by a fault n a rocket booster 19 seconds before its scheduled liftoff...  Passing – Gen. Matthew B. Ridgeway – hero of two wars – WWII and Korea. He was 98... The Federal Trade Commission adopts new rules for companies with toll/900 numbers. They need to disclose the costs of the calls and give a caller a chance to hang up before being charged... Merck & Co. agreed to pay $6 billion for Medco Containment services Inc – a marketer of drugs. 

August 1 - Israel halts its military offensive against Iranian-backed guerrillas in southern Lebanon after the U.S. negotiated a cease-fire agreement with Lebanon... President Clinton makes a national TV appeal for support of his $496-billion deficit reduction plan. .. President Clinton’s economic program of tax increases and spending is cleared by the Senate – barely 51-50 as Al Gore cast the decider... The United States and its NATO allies agree on a plan to use air strikes to aid the beleaguered defenders of Sarajevo NATO officials declare... Billionaire Ross Perot attacks President Clinton’s deficit-cutting plan as inadequate. He blamed new government deficit estimates for the fact that his five-year plan fails to eliminate red ink spending the ruth ginsberg august 1993 facts timeline historyway to claimed it would in his presidential campaign last year...  Ruth Bader Ginsburg is confirmed as the second woman to sit on the Supreme Court... St. Louis - The surging Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois rivers contaminated two more water treatment plans, swamp historic brick storefronts, backed sewage into homes and sent thousands fleeing... A Zulu army of more than 200 cut a swath through Tembisa, South Africa – killing 30... Unemployment edges down to 6.8%... 

August 8 - Four U.S. solders die in Somalia – the largest single loss of American life since the international community went to Somalia’s defense last December... Al Gore’s tie-breaking vote makes it 51-50 as the senate approves President Clinton’s budget plan... President Clinton’s anti crime program asks for more police, a crack down on illegitimate gun dealers and to change the way death penalty cases are handled in U.S. courts... Euro Disney, the foundering American export says that it lost $83 million in its third quarter... North American Free Trade Agreement Update - The U.S., Canada and Mexico announce completion of side pacts designed to preserve the environment and protect worker rights... President Clinton lifts the ban on hiring air traffic controllers fired by former President Ronald Reagan when they joined an illegal strike...  Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster left behind a ripped-up note saying that he “was not meant for the job or the spotlight of public life in Washington. “Here, ruining people is considered sport,” said Foster who committed suicide on June 20... The nation’s unemployment rate edged down in July – 6.8% - its lowest level in 2 ½ years... 

August 15 - Powerful rhetoric - In Denver, Pope John Paul II assails the American church and the sexual behavior by some of its priests... President Clinton directly intervenes with King Fahd and helps place a $6 billion airline order from the Saudis to McDonnell Douglas and Boeing. Airbus was in the bidding, but it looks like the President’s intervention saved the deal for the jack kevorkian august 1993 timeline history facts U.S... Wayne County Michigan brings charges against retired pathologist Jack Kevorkian for violating a state law banning assisted suicide...Mattel Toy Co. announces a $1 billion merger with Fisher-Price... 

August 22 -Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman, a radical Muslim, is indicted on federal charges of plotting to blow up the World Trade Center, U.N. headquarters and key transportation arteries into Manhattan. A powerful bomb went off in a basement garage at the World Trade Center on February 26, killing six and injuring 1000... Larry Nevers and Walter Budzyn, former Detroit police officers are convicted of murder in the fatal beating of motorist Malice Green (a la Rodney King). Both officers are white and the victim was black. The event took place last November 5... 800,000 pages of documents on the death of President John F. Kennedy are released to the public. An expert says there’s nothing earth shattering... David Mason, convicted murderer of five, is executed inside San Quentin prison... NASA observers say the Mars Observer has ignored commands from earth and may have missed its mark with the red planet. NASA flight controllers say they have no way of knowing if the spacecraft has reached a safe Martian orbit on its own, or has vanished...

September 1 - The White House said that “the vast majority” of Americans would have guaranteed insurance by 1996 if health reform were adopted... The White House lowers its economic growth forecast to 2% from 3.1%... Syria and Arab nations of the Persian Gulf give support for an Israel-PLO pact... President Clinton heads to Homestead, Florida and offers support to the victims of last year’s Hurricane Andrew. He was accosted by a resident who demanded to know whether he believed that new taxes and new spending would bring prosperity. President Clinton, looking irritated, challenged the man to name a country that had achieved economic growth through big tax cuts. “Name one,’ said the President... Hurricane Emily misses North Carolina and veers north along the eastern seaboard, but may be a threat to Virginia and Long Island... France’s Renault and Sweden’s Volvo agree to merge and that would make them the world’s #6 car maker... Litton Industries wins $1.2 billion on allegations that Honeywell stile its technology for coating mirrors used in aircraft navigation systems

September 8 - On the South Lawn of the White House – representatives of Israel and the PLO sign a framework agreement for yasser arafat september 1993 facts history timelinepeace. Yasser Arafat the PLO chairman, clasped hands with Yitshak Rabin, the Israeli prime minister... Sweeping coverage - President Clinton promises all Americans a lifetime of affordable medical coverage under a redesigned system that requires an insurance premium payment form everybody and every employer... For the second time in six months – a German tourist has been brutally murdered in Florida – sparking renewed fears about visiting the state. Uwe Wilhelm Rakebrand of Adendorf is the fourth German and eighth foreign visitor to South Florida to be killed since last October... Miami - Two white men were found guilty of abducting a black tourist at gunpoint, dousing him with gasoline and setting him on fire as he sat in his car. The man, burned over 40% - survived... Dr. Jack Kevorkain attended his 18th suicide hours after being ordered to stand trial on a charge of helping a man to kill himself... Five Somalis working for CNN are killed and four wounded in a three-hour battle between rival clansmen in Mogadishu, Somalia... Oprah Winfrey becomes the first woman to top Forbes’ magazine annual list of the richest entertainers. She pulled in an estimated $98 million in earnings over two years... The merger with Viacom and Paramount is approved... The FDA approves THA/Tacrine hydrochloride – the first drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease... Vice President Al Gore appears on Dave Letterman’s Late Show. He read his own Top 10 list of good things about the office. But he actually wanted to build support for a substantive public policy – his plan for reinventing government. 

September 15 - Ending 23 years in exile - longtime fugitive Katherine Ann Power - a former student radical and long on the FBI’s most-wanted list, is arraigned in federal and state courts for a fatal bank robbery. For all this time, she was wanted from a September 23, 1970 robbery of a branch of the State Street Bank & Trust Co in Boston where a police officer was killed. Under terms of a surrender bargain more than a year in the making, Miss Power pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and one count of manslaughter. She also will plead guilty to charges of stealing federal property. Lately, she was living quietly in Oregon with her husband and children... President Clinton inaugurates his health reform promotional campaign as he and first lady Hillary listen to 15 Americans who have suffered from inequities in the (present) health care system. From the Rose Garden gathering, the president promised that only sweeping reform could remedy their problems and pointing out that some of the young and healthy would pay “slightly more” for the standard health care package the government would guarantee.  - “I don’t want to pretend this is all going to be easy. In the short run, we can’t make 100% of the people winners.” 

ABC News w/Peter Jennings - September 27, 1993

boris yelstin 1993 october facts history timelineOctober 1 - President Yeltsin calls in additional troops as thousands of pro-Parliament demonstrators backed by paramilitary unites rampaged through downtown Moscow... A devastating earthquake in India claims some 12,000 lives... President Yeltsin bans ultranationalist and Communist parties and shuts down opposition newspapers as leaders of a 13-day parliamentary rebellion surrender. Tanks had punched holes in the Russian White House and left it aflame... Some 43 nations convene and pledge almost $2 billion over five years to support Palestinian self-government... President Clinton decides to send 2,000 more U.S. combat troops and dozens of armored vehicles to the East African nation of Somalia... President Boris Yeltsin removes a 24-hour honor guard at Lenin’s tomb... President Boris Yeltsin demands that Russia’s regional legislatures – disband themselves and submit to the voters... First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton ends her rounds on Capitol Hill about the financing of the White House health care proposal... Landsat 6 - A $220-million earth observation satellite failed to communicate with controllers after launch and circled silently in an orbit that was slightly off course...  Carl N. Karcher who founded the Carl’s Jr. fast-food chain, gets ousted as  chairman in a dispute over how to revive the company’s flagging fortunes... Polly Klaus of Petaluma California is kidnapped after a slumber party. A man tied two of her friends up - and took her away from her home. Later, she is found strangled after a massive manhunt.     

October 8 - Somali warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid accepts a U.S. peace overture and will hold a cease-fire... President Clinton orders just over 5,000 troops to Somalia to complete “our mission” and also, sets a March 31 pullout... The Swedish Academy awards Toni Morrison the 1993 Nobel Prize in literature for accounts of the black experience written ‘with the luster of poetry”... A Justice department report released this week says Branch Davidian cult members killed some of their own children and set the blazes that consumed their compound near Waco, Texas last April... A mob of men shouting “Kill Whites” prevents the landing of American military in Haiti... Actress Winona Ryder offers a $200,000 reward for the save return of 12-year-old Polly Klaas, saying videotapes of the kidnapped girl stirred memories of her childhood in Petaluma, California... marla maples birth donald trump october 1993 facts history timelineMarla Maples gives birth to a girl, which she and Donald Trump have named Tiffany – in homage to Tiffany & Co., who cleared the way for his Trump Tower... F.W. Woolworth says it will close hundreds of unprofitable variety and shoe stores and trim some 13,000 jobs from its payroll... 

October 15 - The United Nations orders nearly all its personnel out of Haiti after it becomes clear that army commander Lt. Gen Raoul Cedras refused to resign as promised and tensions keep growing in the capital of Port Au Prince... Show of force - President Clinton orders six U.S. Navy ships to waters off Haiti to enforce the U.N. trade embargo scheduled to take effect. “The purpose of these actions is this: to ensure the safety of Americans in Haiti and to press for the restoration of democracy there through the strongest possible enforcement of the sanctions” said the President... Somali rebels release Army helicopter pilot Michael Durant with President Clinton saying the release was a sign his policy is working... A deranged man goes on a shooting spree at a fitness club near San Diego. Four are dead and the killer then committed suicide... Los Angeles – A jury convicts two men accused of attacking trucker Reginald Denny, whose beating stands out as one of the lasting images of the LA riots last year. One was convicted of four assaults. Many of the charges were reduced...  Black nationalist leader Nelson Mandela and white President Frederk de Klerk, former enemies, are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize... Budget buster - The House halts construction of the world’s larges atom smasher against the wishes of President Clinton....

October 22 - Violence in Washington D.C. - Big violence...

NBC Nightly News w/Brian Williams


ross perot november 1993 facts history timelineNovember 1 - A major fire rages through Malibu, CA, destroying more than 200 homes, killing one and injuring 150... Vice President Al Gore and billionaire Ross Perot agree to a televised debate on Tuesday night on the North American Free Trade Agreement. They’ll appear on Larry King’s CNN Program in a special 90-minute broadcast... Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin tells a closed-door meeting of the heads of Russia’s media that he wants to finish his five-year term, which ends in 1996 and has no plans to run for reelection. He now says he does not want to hold early presidential elections in June, but instead wants to groom his successor. 

November 8 - President Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin demand that PLO chairman Yasser Arafat condemn recent Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians. Later, Arafat does so... The Supreme Court makes it easier for working women to win damages of they are sexually harassed on the job. The court says that proof of adverse effect on job performance or mental health does not to be proven... President Clinton issues a warning to North Korea, saying that the U.S. will not allow it to build a nuclear weapon and will defend South Korea against any attack... President Clinton orders the Justice Department to draw up new legislation that would ensure “the broadest possible protections against child pornography and exploitation... Televised debate- Vice President Al Gore hailed the North American Free Trade Agreement, but Ross Perot says the country will lose jobs... The House approves the Brady Bill – that requires a five-day waiting period for background checks – if you purchase a handgun... Walt Disney Co. has its first quarterly loss in nine years – as a result of losses from its European theme park...  Passing- H.R. Haldeman – the White House chief of staff under President Nixon who went to prison for his role in Watergate. He was 67. 

November 15 - The House of Representatives approves the North American Free Trade Agreement by a large margin. The Senate is expected to act on the measure in days, where it is expected to pass. President Clinton, happy about the come-from-behind victory declared; “Tonight’s vote is a defining moment. At a time when many of our people are hurting, we chose to compete and not to retreat” ...  Flight attendants employed by American Airlines strike, forcing the cancellation of flights forcing travelers to scramble for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. The walkout is planned for 11 days... It’s continued commonwealth for Puerto Rico, as voters reject statehood, much to the dismay of Gov. Pedro Rossello. It was a close contest. 

November 22 -  Gun control: "Brady Bill" passes - the first significant gun control bill in many years. Crime is a big concern these days... 

ABC News w/Peter Jennings


December  1 -  President Clinton signs the Brady handgun control legislation, calling it “one step in taking our streets back” and declaring that the nation now must impose additional limits on the use of firearms… Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat meet in an effort to resolve differences over implementation of their peace accord. And to ensure that Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip and West Bank…President Clinton – at a Hollywood fundraiser – appeals to the entertainment industry to examine how movie and television violence are threatening the lives of impoverished young people with weak family and community... President Clinton meets with Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide at the White House and Haitian Prime Minister Robert Malval. The meeting, Clinton’s first with Aristide since allegations by the CIA that the Haitian leader suffered from mental problems... First Lady Hillary unveils her holiday decorations – a cozy display of crafts, trees and george h bush knighted december 1993 timeline factsornaments she called “funky and down to earth”... Former President George Bush is knighted at Buckingham Palace, joining a group of American presidents, all Republicans – who have been knighted. The others are Ronald Reagan and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Because he’s an American – he didn’t have to kneel like an English Knight. For the same reason, he is not entitled to call himself “Sir”... Mellon Bank Corp. announces it will buy Dreyfus Corp. for $1.7 billion... NBC Nightly News reports that doctors have identified a rare AIDS case n which one child infected another child while in the care of a foster home... Astronauts install a camera that will help the $1.5 billion Hubble space telescope live up to its promise. The new camera’s advanced sensors will allow the Hubble to peer deeper into ultraviolet wavelengths hidden to astronomers on earth and enable scientists to explore the origins of the cosmos... Pablo Escobar – head of the notorious Medellin cocaine cartel is killed in a shootout with Colombian security forces... President Boris N. Yeltsin officially replaces the hammer and sickle with the two-headed eagle as the seal of the new Russia... Crude Oil price drop below $15 a barrel to a five-year low...  Alaska - An eight-foot polar bear crashed through a window into a dormitory at a remote Air Force radar station and mauled a 55-year-old mechanic before one of his workers shot and killed the animal. The mechanic is in critical condition. 

polly klaus funeral december 1993 facts history trivia timelineDecember 8 -  About 1,000 mourners attend the memorial service for slain Polly Klaas in Northern California. The 12-year-old was kidnapped and strangled by Richard Allen Davis…A lone gunman walked down the aisle of a crowded long Island railroad commuter train – and fired at random at rush-hour passengers – six were slain. He was subdued by passengers and arrested. He is Colin Ferguson... President Clinton declares that “it’s time to stand up” to the gun lobby and consider all options – including standards for weapons registration and wider police authority... Boris Yeltsin’s constitution passes in a light voter turnout. Yeltsin backers say they will even work with Communists and vow to accelerate free market moves. 

December 17 -  In year-end interviews with news wire services, First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton called accounts from two Arkansas state troopers about President Clinton’s sexual activities before entering the White House “sad and unfortunate” especially coming shortly before Christmas… The Vatican and the State Of Israel ratify a landmark agreement to establish full diplomatic relations - ushering in a new era in the often-contentious 2000-year relationship between the Jews and Christians… Philanthropist Walter Annenberg makes a huge controbution to education... 

NBC Nightly News w/Tom Brokaw

night before christmas 1993 movie timelineDecember 22 - Apartheid ends - South Africa’s white-controlled Parliament adopts a sweeping new constitution that guarantees equal rights to blacks for the first time... The Irish Republican Army declared its traditional Christmas truce, but a leader of the group’s political wing ruled out an end to its 25-year-old war in Northern Ireland under an Anglo-Irish peace initiative... New alliance - The Vatican and Israel ratify a landmark agreement to establish full diplomatic relations...  Alina Fernandez Revuelta – daughter of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro – is granted asylum in the United States. She is living in the Atlanta area. She’s a former model now in her 30’s... Holiday cease fire? – Bosnia breaks the truce as ten are dead and dozens injured... Bitter cold sweeps the Midwest into upstate NY, where two towns reported temperatures at –37. One was Gouverneur. Hikers setting out for the woods at Lake Placid were warned of windchill factors down to minus 75...The FDA approves a new drug for Cystic Fibrosis – dornase alfa... The “Guns For Toys” program in New York is so successful over the holiday season that organizers plan to take it nationwide. The four-day program netted 317 guns - from hunting rifles to machineguns…

Year 1993  In Technology News And Information

January - Intel vaults to the No. 1 chipmaker, powered by sales of its 386 and 486 computer chips. Intel leaps past Japan’s NEC and Toshiba. IBM is still the #1 PC maker, but its margin is smaller… IBM says it lost $4.96 billion in 1992 - the largest annual loss in U.S. corporate history…

February - In an effort to capitalize on its successful Powerbook laptop computer line, Apple Computer introduces the much-awaited color Powerbook and a new line of business computers this week… The first legal clone of an Apple Macintosh debuts. It’s by NuTek USA Corp and they’ve come up with a circuit board that will make a computer act like a Mac IIvx for about $300 less than the genuine article. NuTek also has a machine called the Duet, which for $2996 runs both Mac and IBM compatible software…

March - MCI Communications unveils the first-ever international personal 800 telephone service – “Servico Llamame” between Mexico and the United States... The first legal clone of an Apple Macintosh debuts. It’s by NuTek USA Corp and they’ve come up with a circuit board that will make a computer act like a Mac IIvx for about $300 less then the genuine article. NuTek also has a machine called the Duet, which for $2996 runs both Mac and IBM compatible... 

April - CD-ROMS Hot  -  The industry says sales of PC’s with CD-ROM’s have zoomed, largely because the prices have come down and the technology is better. CD-ROM’s add a whole new dimension with graphics, music, pictures and much more. Apple Computer says nearly half the buyers of new Macintoshes are opting for CD- Rom drive on models that offer it… IBM says it lost $285 million in the first quarter of this year. The company said it suffered from a severe decline in its core mainframe computer business... Shares of Intel dive after a legal decision enabling AMD to begin shipping 486-class microprocessor chips...

may 1993 tech news mosiac internet browser timelineMay -   Paul G. Allen – a co-founder of Microsoft – said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that he may seek control of America Online – a fast-growing computer dial-up service in which he already owns a 25% stake...  Microsoft is selling its latest version of its industry standard MS-DOS software, but there are reports with problems with the program. The company says its “ DOS-6” has sold more than 3 million copies – a record for any software program in so short a time and double the original forecast… Also in May – A new version of Lotus 1- 2-3 for Windows is out this week after stumbling, critics say this version is much better and should give Microsoft’s Excel and Borland International’s Quattro Pro a run for itDirectTV ready to go - the fledgling satellite company announces it has secured programming from 10 TV networks. The planned 150-channel system, which will broadcast directly to subscriber’s homes from two Hughes satellites, will aim at the 38% of viewers currently not receiving cable television… Sales of PC’s with CD-ROM’s have zoomed, largely because the prices have come down and the technology is better. CD-ROM’s add a whole new dimension with graphics, music, pictures and much more. Apple Computer says nearly half the buyers of new Macintoshes are opting for CD- Rom drive on models that offer it… Microsoft unveils Windows NT at the Comdex-Windows World trade show in Atlanta. The program is being aimed at companies that are developing networks of PC’s and workstations…DirectTV ready to go - the fledgling satellite company announces it has secured programming from 10 TV networks. The planed 150-channel system, which will broadcast directly to subscriber’s homes from two Hughes satellites, will aim at the 38% of viewers currently not receiving cable television. The cable TV channels DirectTV will include - CNN, Headline News, the Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT, USA Network, the Sci-Fi Channel, the Nashville Network, Country Music Television and the Family Channel.. Direct-TV is owned by General Motors Hughes Electronics subsidiary. The company is spending $600 million to build and launch two powerful satellites to serve subscribers in all 50 states. DirectTV had made deals with Paramount and Columbia and expects to have all the other major studios for the broadcast of movies  - about a month after they come out on home video release. Cable television companies aren’t standing still. Operators have begun to upgrade systems to 500 channels. So far, subscribers to satellite television may have to foot-out $700 for equipment (dish-antenna and receiver) plus an additional $25 a month for the service...Trends - record companies today are worried about shops that sell used CD’s which could divert funds away from new product. This week, Sony Music’s distribution arm joins Time Warner’s WEA and Thorn-EMI’s CEMA in refusing to pay for new product ads for stores that cell used CD’s. Others are bound to follow. Last December - Wherehouse Entertainment with its 306 outlets, became the first major retail chain to enter the used CD business. Used CD’s make up less than 1% of all compact discs sold in the country, but could carve out as much as 20% of the marketplace by 1998 says studies conducted by record companies. (Of course, this would be thwarted by the Internet, MP3 and music-sharing websites)... Seems that the new Pentium chip, introduced last march is now spawning a line of PC’s. Most manufacturers are expected to announce Pentium PC’s soon... 

June - The White House begins receiving electronic mail through something called the Internet - a nonprofit system that connects universities, businesses and other organizations by computer. President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore notified the public about the service with an electronic posting: “As we work to reinvent government and streamline our processes, the e-mail project can help to put us on the leading edge of progress.” The White House will now accept your electronic mail or e-mail letter, send you back a receipt and file the letter by subject or category… IBM releases version 2.1 of its O2/2 personal computer operating system. The new version adds compatibility with Windows 3.1, faster performance and nice choice of multimedia features…A program that let's computer users look at the World Wide Web is being used/tested. It's called Mosaic...  Disney aladdin video game ninendo june 1993 tech history facts timelineenters into the interactive market - announcing that it is helping to develop an “Aladdin” video game with Virgin Games and manufacturing giant Sega. Chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg said at an electronics show: “A lot of people have wondered if Disney was ever going to leap into this field. Now the technology has presented us with an opportunity to actually bring things to it. In the past, video games have not generally offered a sense of story or emotion - that’s we were come in”...  IBM releases version 2.1 of its O2/2 personal computer operating system. The new version adds compatibility with Windows 3.1, faster performance and nice choice of multimedia features... John Sculley who led Apple Computer through 10 years of growth, says he will step down as chief executive. CEO Michael Spindler is taking his place... 

July - Apple Computer announces a loss of $188.3 million for its fiscal third quarter - the largest in its 17-year history and far worse than analysts expected… AT&T announces it will buy McCaw cellular for $12.6 billion…

August - AT&T announces it will buy McCaw cellular for $12.6 billion…

September - David Packard announced that he is stepping down as chairman of the company he founded 54 years ago with fellow Silicon Valley legend Bill Hewlet…

dos for dummies tech history november 1993 facts timelineNovember - Having trouble with your new PC? Discover your inner Nerd because now available at books stores - “DOS for Dummies” and “PC’s for Dummies” by Dan Gookin... Microsoft founder Bill Gates is estimated to be worth $6.7 billion and he’s engaged... Apple unveils an IBM-friendly Macintosh - one that runs both types of software. The standard Mac microprocessor and operating system will handle the Mac side while an Intel 486 microprocessor will allow users to run Microsoft’s IBM- compatible DOS and Windows software systems…Apple unveils an IBM-friendly Macintosh – one that runs both types of software. The standard Mac microprocessor and operating system will handle the Mac side while an Intel 486 microprocessor will allow users to run Microsoft’s IBM-compatible DOS and Windows software systems...

December - Video everywhere - Interesting HBO documentary – “Shock Video” – looking at the video revolution. How personal video cameras are capturing – everything – to a babysitters abuse to a dying man’s farewell. 

Year 1993 In Sports News And Other Fascinating Facts

woody allen facts history january 1993 timelineJanuary -  Passing - John Birks (Dizzy) Gillespie - Jazz Trumpeter legend(75)… A judge orders a full-fledged hearing into Woody Allen ’s request that he be allowed to visit his children after charges are raised that he had sex while his and (Mia) Farrow’s children were present. A lawyer for Farrow testified that their 7 year-old adopted daughter (Dylan) told Connecticut investigators that she saw Allen having sex with Soon-Yi Farrow Previn (21) one of Farrow’s adopted daughters from her former marriage to conducter Andre Previn. Allen and Soon-Ye Farrow Previn have already acknowledged they are lovers… Passing - Sammy Cahn (79)… Peter Jenkins signs a new, multi-year contract with ABC - but gave serious consideration to jumping to CBS’s “60 Minutes”…ESPN to get competition as NBC and Cablevision (owners of SportsChannel America) and Liberty Media (PrimeNetwork) form Prime SportsChannels Networks to operate both channels... Radio news - For the first time in any major market – a Spanish language station hits #1 in the overall ratings as KLAX-FM (97.9) Los Angeles gets a 5.3 Arbitron rating. KOST-FM is #2 at 5.1, KPWR-FM gets a 5.1 and KRTH (oldies) with a 4.4... Dallas defeats the 49ers to win the NFC championship 30-20. The Cowboys’ Emmit Smith rushed for 114 yards for 24 carries. Buffalo beat the Miami Dolphins 29-10 in the AFC championship. It’s the third straight year that the Buffalo Bills will be in the Super Bowl...   

Playing at the movies - "A Few Good Men"

February - Baseball’s governing Executive Council makes it official and bars  Reds owner Margie Schott for a year for her racial slurs. She’s also fined $25,000…  George Foreman TKO’s Pierre Coetzer in the 8 th round… Passing  Retired Justice Thurgood michael jordan 1993 baskeball bulls trivia history facts timelineMarshall – first black justice and a civil rights champion(84)…

Super Bowl 27 - The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Buffalo Bills - 52-17. Third straight Super Bowl defeat for the Buffalo Bills. Incredible. QB Troy Aikman got MVP - throwing 4 TD's. 


More February - Michael Jackson performed in the halftime show (see first section).The NFL set a record with its total paid attendance for the fourth consecutive season - 17,784,354 for 1992 - breaking the 1991 record… Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls is suspended for a day for throwing a punch at Indiana’s Reggie Miller during an altercation at Indianapolis... Five-time NASCAR Winston Cup champ Dale Earnhardt – coming off a disappointing and frustrating season – wins both segments of the Busch clash at Daytona International Speedway...

March - Oksana Balul (15) of Ukraine wins the women’s title at the World Figure Skating Championships at Prague, the Czech republic, her first international competition…The New York Jets sign Ronnie Lott for 2 years at $3 million…  Passing – Actress Helen Hayes(92)… Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini at the Lipton Championships semifinals in Key Biscayne…

April - Passing - Pinky Lee(85)… The Phoenix Suns’ Charles Barkley gets the NBA’s most valuable player… Wayne Gretzky’s three goals – makes it possible for the Los Angeles Kings to enter the Stanley Cup playoffs – the first-ever for the team…Quarterback Joe Montana chooses Kansas City over Phoenix. … Baseball in Mourning as Cleveland Indian relief pitchers Steve Oln and Tim Crews die after their boat hit a dock... 

Nielsen Top TV Shows - April 1, 1993

Home Improvement – 21.4

Roseanne – 20.3

Seinfeld – 17.8

60 Minutes – 17.7

Coach – 17.6

Delta –16.3

Murder, She Wrote – 15.6

Cheers – 15.5

PrimeTime Live – 14.9

20/20 – 14.8

Rescue 911 – 14.7

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – 14.1

Hanging’ With Mr. Cooper – 14.0

48 Hours – 14.0

Matlock – 13.8

Full House – 13.5

Seinfeld (Mon.) – 13.4

barry bonds baseball giants may 1993 facts history timelineMay - The San Francisco Giants win six-in-a-row and Barry Bonds – as Barry Bonds hit a run-scoring single in the 11th inning – beating Montreal 4-3... Al Unser Jr. got a big break after Davey Allison ran out of gas in the final turn of seventh International race of Champions even at Talledega, Ala. Arthur Alexander (53) - artist and songwriter. Best known for “You Better Move On” in 1962… Paul McCartney will perform his first live television concert for Fox-TV on June. It will be part of his New World Tour 1993… CBS announces that Dan Rather will begin sharing anchoring duties with Connie Chung June 1...  Howard Rollins of TV’s “In The Heat of the Night” begins serving a 70-day sentence stemming from traffic violations in Georgia…Styles - Donna Koran is about to go public with her clothes company. Koran started her successful business in 1984 after years as a co-designer for Anne Klein Cos. Last year, Koran had sales of $270 million up from $119 million in 1989. The stock offering will allow the company to expand. ...Dale Earnhardt wins the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the second time... The Phoenix Suns’ Charles Barkley gets the NBA’s most valuable player... Any new NFL expansion franchise will have to pay an entry fee of $140 million – so says Commissioner Paul Tagliabue... Wayne Gretzky’s three goals – makes it possible for the Los Angeles Kings to enter the Stanley Cup playoffs – the first-ever for the team. The Kings beat the Maple Leafs 5-4...  wins the Indy 500...

June - Retailer R.H. Macy & Co announces plans to create its own 24-hour cable shopping channel. Macy’s has forged a partnership with Don Hewitt - longtime producer of CBS’ “60 Minutes,” former CBS executive Tom Leahy and Chuck Dolan, head of the Long Island-based Cablevision Systems Corp. The channel - to be called “TV Macy’s” - will offer the full range of merchandise available in their department stores...The Chicago Bulls get their third consecutive title as they defeat Phoenix Suns. Michael Jordan gets MVP…The Montreal Canadians take the Stanley Cup, beating the LA Kings 4 to 1 in game 5...Wayne Gretsky announces that he may be retiring...Commissioner David Stern says the NBA has cleared Michael Jordan of any wrongdoing amid allegations that he lost ore than $1 million in gold bets...


At the movies - "The Firm" - Tom Cruise

majic johnson july 1993 facts history basketball timeline July - Magic Johnson scores 56 points to lead the NBA All-Stars to a 165-164 victory over the Collegiate All-Stars in the Magic Johnson All-Star Classic in Michigan... Barry Bonds hit two homers and drive in six runs to lead the Giants to a 13-2 rout of the Phillies...  Ralph Emery steps down has host of “Nashville Now” on TNN in order to develop and produce TNN specials under his Ralph Emery Television Productions banner... More Nashville Network - In what the channel says is its “most ambitious programming changes” since its launch 10 years ago - look for four new weeknight series starring September 27… “Music City Tonight,” a 90-minute live nightly entertainment series; “Country News,” a 30-minute entertainment news report; “Dance Line,” a 30- minute nightly dance instruction program and “Video Countdown,” a weekly one-hour show counting down the top country videos... Dale Earnhardt wins the Fram Filters 500-kilmeter race at Talledega superspeedway in Alabama... Mo Vaughn hits a grand slam as the Red Sox beat Oakland 8-1 – their 10th consecutive win!..

August - Four Infinity-owned radio stations - WXRK-FM NY, WJFK AM/FM DC and WYSP in Philadelphia are fined $125,000 each by the FCC for broadcasting comments by Howard Stern… Passing - Actor Stewart Granger (80)… Passing – Singer Phil Seymour (41)… Viacom and Paramount agree to merge. The deal gives Viacom Chairman Sumner M. Redstone an astounding 69% of the voting stock…

daryl strawberry arrested september 1993 baseball facts trivia timelineSeptember - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Daryl Strawberry is arrested after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend... Major league baseball owners approve realignment of the National and American leagues into three divisions each for 1994 and expansion of the playoffs from four to eight teams...   Morten Andersen of the New Orleans Saints breaks the NFL record for consecutive field goals after kicking his 25th straight in a game against the Atlanta Falcons... Passing - Willie Mosconi (80) - the perennial world champion billiards player who was considered the best player ever to pick up a cue. An inductee in the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame, he won the world title 15 times between 1940 and 1957...   Another milestone - Dave Winfield of the Minnesota Twins becomes the 19th player to record 3000 hits, in a close game with the Oakland A’s. Winfield grounded a hard single past third basemen Craig Paquette the pumped his right hand in the air and shook hands with first base coach Wayne Terwilliger.   “All this time, I was thinking, when I get this hit I will get my teammates out there with me, but the game was so close nobody knew what to do. They didn’t want to disrupt the game. It was unusual to be out there myself and to bask in it.”   

October - World Series - Toronto defeats the Philadelphia Phillies. Toronto's Paul Molitor gets MVP. 

World Series - Game 6

November - Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants wins his third MVP award...  Marla Maples gives birth to a girl, which she and Donald Trump have named Tiffany - in homage to Tiffany & Co., who cleared the way for his Trump Tower… Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants wins his third MVP award… 

December -  CBS-TV, which has been broadcasting NFL games since 1956 - loses that right … Passing - actress Janet Margolin (50) of ovarian cancer… Passing - actor Cesar Romero (86)… More than 60 congressmen sign a letter delivered to Defense Secretary Les Aspin urging him to ad conservative talkshow host Rush Limbaugh’s program to the Armed Forced radio and Television Service. But AFRTS debut director Melvin Russell says Rush’s show drifts too far to the right and AFRTS doesn’t do long form radio shows. He also points out that AFRTS surveys show that military personnel want to hear music and sports, not talk.... Radio shock talker Howard Stern appears on “The Jay Leno Show” and says he hasn’t made up his mind either to do a movie or a late-night TV show. He bet Leno that if he competed with him, he would knock-him off the air within six months... Earlier in the day, Stern made an appearance at a bookstore in Pasadena, CA. 10,000 lined-up to get their copy of “Private Parts” signed.


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