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Dateline: Events/Week of July 8, 1993 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

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 the 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.


Technology news – July 8, 1993

Apple Computer announces another round of price cuts in a bid to bolster sales and market share amid an industry wide price war.


Sports news – July 8, 1993

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.


Music news – July 8 1993

Mrs. Bruce Springsteen - Now out – Patti Scialfa’s debut album – “Rumble Doll.”

Sinead O’Connor pulls out of her planned stage debut in Dublin at the last moment.

New From U2 – “Zooropa” – Just $13.99 compact disc.

Tina Turner’s “What’s Love? Tour ’93.


Top Country music albums – July 8, 1993

Tell Me Why – Wynonna

It Won’t Be the Last – Billy Ray Cyrus

Pure Country – George Strait

Some Gave All – Billy Ray Cyrus

Lot About Livin’ – Alan Jackson

This Time – Dwight Yoakam

The Chase – Garth Brooks

It’s Your Call – Reba McEntire


Television news – July 8, 1993

David Letterman has cut some 80 promos for his new CBS latenight show – and their airings begin this week with the All-Star game.

Press conference- Chevy Chase says he doesn’t like the idea that his new show is being labeled as a talkshow. “I’d like to call what we’re doing a late-night comedy show.” Look for it Sept 7 on Fox-TV. 


Top TV Shows/Ratings – July 8, 1993

Home Improvement – 15.4

60 Minutes – 14.7

Roseanne – 14.3

PrimeTime Live – 13.4

20/20 – 13.3

Coach – 13.2

Murder, She Wrote – 13.1

Movie-Absolute Strangers – 12.9

48 Hours – 11.6

Seinfeld – 11.6

Dateline – 114.

Unsolved Mysteries – 11.2

Rescue 911 – 11.6

Room for Two – 10.4

Northern Exposure – 10.4


Top movies – July 8, 1993

The Firm

Jurassic Park

In the Line of Fire

Sleepless in Seattle

Rookie of the Year

Snow White

Dennis the Menace


Weekend at Bernie’s II

What’s Love got to Do With It.

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