Dateline: Events/Week of April 1, 1993 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
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%.
Sports news – April 1, 1993
Kevin Greene is leaving the Rams for the Steelers for a three year $5.25 million contract.
Technology news – April 1, 1993
Intel, Microsoft and General Instruments agree to cooperate in developing a computerized TV converter that will process digital signals.
Radio news – April 1, 1993
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.”
Down in San Diego – An April fool’s hoax perpetuated by radio KGB-FM (101.5) ties up traffic for hours because they announced the landing of the space shuttle Discovery at a small airport. Morning man Dave Rickards created the hoax.
Entertainment/Celebrity/Movie news – April 1, 1993
Actor Brandon Lee is killed in a filming accident in North Carolina – apparently by a .44 caliber bullet. The gun had two spent casings – one from a blank round – the other was supposed to be a dummy bullet – put there to look like real bullets for close-ups. The accident occurred on Soundstage 4 of Carolco Studios where the action from “The Crow” was entering its last week of production.
Passing – Pinky Lee – early network kid’s show host. He was 85.
Brandon Lee is buried next to his father – Bruce Lee in Seattle.
Music news – April 1, 1993
Eric Wright (Easy-E) now confirms he believes in the innocence of one of the four Rodney King (beating) officers. Wright use to think the opposite – once advocating violence against police officers.
Criminal charges are dropped against Mark Wahlberg (Marky Mark) after he agreed to pay a sum to settle a civil suit. He was accused by a young man of being kicked and assaulted.
Top pop music hit singles(top-40) – April 1, 1993
Informer – Snow
Freak Me – Silk
Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang – Dr. Dre
It Was A Good Day – Ice Cube
I’m So Into You – SWV
Ordinary World – Duran, Duran
Ditty – Paperboy
A Whole New World – Bryson/Belle
I Have Nothing – Whitney Houston
Down with the King – Run-D.M.C.
Top music albums – April 1, 1993
The Bodyguard – soundtrack
Songs of Faith and Devotion – Depeche Mode
Breathless – Kenny G
Unplugged – Eric Clapton
12 Inches of Snow – Snow
Ten Summoner’s Tales – Sting
Lose Control – Silk
Doverdale/Page – Doverdale/page
Pocket ful of Krytonite – Spin Doctors
Top Rap Music Albums – April 1, 1993
Home Invasion – Ice-T
3 Years 6 Months – Arrested development
The Chronic – Dr. Dre
19 Naughty Ill – Naughy by Nature
Reachin’ – Digable Palents
The Predator – ice Cube
Bliss Album? – P.M. Dawn
Til death Do Us Part – Geto Boys
Hard Or Smooth – Wreckx-N-Effect
Television news – April 1, 1993
General Hospital celebrates 30 years and its 7,676th episode.
Top TV Shows/Ratings – April 1, 1993
Academy Awards (ABC) – 31.2
Home Improvement – 21.9
Barbara Walters – 19.2
Coach – 19.2
Cheers – 17.8
Seinfeld – 17.8
Roseanne – 17.6
David Copperfield – 17.5
Murder, She Wrote – 17.0
60 Minutes – 17.0
Basketball – Kentucky vs. Michigan – 16.0
PrimeTime Live- 15.6
Rescue 911 – 15.3
20/20 – 14.9
The Simpsons – 14.9
Movie - Diana: Her True story – 14.5
Movie-The Ten Comandments – 13.6
Full House – 13.5
48 Hours – 13.4
Bodies of Evidence – 13.3
Matlock – 13.1
Top movies – April 1, 1993
Cop and a Half
Adventures of Huck Finn
Ninja Turtles 3
Point of No Return
The Crying Game
Jack the Bear