Dateline: Events/Week of March 8, 1993 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
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.
Sports news – March 8, 1993
The New York Jets sign Ronnie Lott for 2 years at $3 million.
Technology news – March 8, 1993
MCI Communications unveils the first-ever international personal 800 telephone service – “Servico Llamame” between Mexico and the United States.
Radio news – March 8, 1993
Roy e. Disney’s Shamrock Broadcasting will purchase Malrite Communications stations in a $300 million deal. Malrite stations include Z-100 New York.
Music news – March 8, 1993
The RIAA says music sales in the United States reached the $9 billion mark in 1992 – the first time ever.
Passing – Billy Eckstine – bandleader and vocalist. He was 78.
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.” Jackson will select the best videos.
Michael Jackson, continuing his media blitz, will appear on the seventh annual Soul train Awards telecast, despite an ankle injury.
Michael Jackson announces the creation of Michael Jackson Productions Inc – an independent movie company, dedicated to improving “this troubled world.”
Entertainment news – March 8, 1993
Elizabeth Taylor gets AFI’s 21st Life Achievement Award.
Television news – March 8, 1993
On “Saturday Night Live” – Host John Goodman with musical guest Mary J. Blige.
MTV is pulling “Beavis and Butt-Head” after three days – because production is behind schedule. It’ll be off the air for six weeks.
Top music albums – March 8, 1993
The Bodyguard – soundtrack
Breathless – Kenny g
Duran Duran – Duran Duran
Unplugged – Eric Clapton
Ten – Pearl Jam
3 years 5 Months… Arrested Development
Ingenue – k.d. lang
Jon Secada – Jon Secada
The Chronic – Dr. Dre
Top movies – March 8, 1993
The Crying Game
Amos and Andrew
Best of the Best 2
Mad Dog and Glory