Dateline: Events/Week of March 1, 1993 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
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.
Passing – Lillian Gish of the silent film era. She was 99.
Sports news – March 1, 1993
The NFL set a record with its total paid attendance for the fourth consecutive season – 17,784,354 for 1992 – breaking the 1991 record.
Music news – March 1, 1993
Vibe – a new music magazine specializing in hip-hop/rap, reggae and dance will debut in September.
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.
Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – March 1, 1993
Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang – Dr. Dre
Ditty – Paperboy
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
Freak Me – Silk
Ordinary World – Duran Duran
I Feel You – Depeche Mode
A Whole New World – Bryson/Belle
Everything’s… Alright – Father M.C.
Television news – March 1, 1993
Seinfeld hit #5 in the ratings last week- it’s 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.
NBC President Robert Wright and NBC News President Michael Gartner resign three weeks after NBC made an embarrassing apology for staging a fiery crash for a report at General Motors pickup trucks.
Tuesday night television listings/TV guide – week of March 1, 1993
CBS – Rescue 911, Movie
NBC – Quantum Leap, Movie, Jay Leno
ABC – Full House, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, Roseanne, Jackie Thomas Show, Civil Wars, Nightline
Fox – Class of ’96, Key West
MTV – Classic MTV, Prime with Duff, Clinton
On Jay Leno – Alan Jackson, Roseanna Arquette
Top movies – March 1, 1993
The Crying Game
Scent of a Women
Army of Darkness
A Few Good Men