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Dateline: Events/Week of June 23, 1993 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

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 (see below).

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.


Technology news – June 23, 1993

New generation gaming - Atari Corp says that IBM will manufacture its new high-performance game system - - Jaguar. Atari is in the game with Nintendo. Sega, and new 3DO Co. 


Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – June 23, 1993

Knockin’ da Boots – H-Town

Dre Day – Dr. Dre

Whoomp! (there It is) – Tag team

Can’t Help Fallin’ In Love – UB40

Weak – SWV

Show Me Love – Robin S.

Come Undone – Duran Duran

Six Feet deep Geto Boys

Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart

That’s The Way Love Goes – Janet Jackson


Music news – June 23, 1993

Patt 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.


Entertainment news – June 23, 1993

Lonnie Anderson says that Burt Reynolds’ divorce action was a complete surprise to her.

Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford file a suit against the Enquirer for a story saying she got pregnant by artificial insemination.


Television news – June 23, 1993

CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC announce an agreement to run parental advisories before violent programs air.

David Letterman’s latenight CBS show begins Aug. 30 and some things will stay the same – such as his theme song. 

Tuesday night television listings/TV guide – June 23, 1993

CBS – Rescue 911, Movie

NBC – The Great Ones: National Sports Awards, Dateline NBC, Tonight Show

ABC – Full House, A Menace Called Dennis. Roseanne, Room for two, Jack’s Place

Fox – Beverly Hills 90210, Key West

PBS – Nova, Frontline, Charlie Rose

MTV – Metallica concert


On the Tonight Show – Patrick Duffy, Tommy Morrison.


Top movies – June 23, 1993

Jurassic Park

Sleepless in Seattle

Dennis the Menace

Last Action Hero

What’s Love got to Do With It


Made in America

Guilty as Sin

Menace II Society


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