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Dateline: Events/Week of August 1, 1993 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

On The News

Israel halts its military offensive against Iranian-backed guerrillas in southern Lebanon after the U.S. negotiated a cease-fire agreement with Lebanon.

President Clinton makes a national TV appeal for support of his $496-billion deficit reduction plan.  

President Clinton’s economic program of tax increases and spending is cleared by the Senate – barely 51-50 as Al Gore cast the decider.

The United States and its NATO allies agree on a plan to use air strikes to aid the beleaguered defenders of Sarajevo NATO officials declare.

Billionaire Ross Perot attacks President Clinton’s deficit-cutting plan as inadequate. He blamed new government deficit estimates for the fact that his five-year plan fails to eliminate red ink spending the way t claimed it would in his presidential campaign last year. 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is confirmed as the second woman to sit on the Supreme Court.

St. Louis - The surging Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois rivers contaminated two more water treatment plans, swamp historic brick storefronts, backed sewage into homes and sent thousands fleeing.

A Zulu army of more than 200 cut a swath through Tembisa, South Africa – killing 30.

Unemployment edges down to 6.8%.

 

Entertainment /Celebrity news – August 1, 1993

Kathie Lee Gifford gives birth to a baby girl.

The talk of Hollywood is the arrest of Heidi Fleiss – the madam to the stars.

 

Music news – August 1, 1993

Some rappers are appealing to Michael Jackson who owns all the Beatles songs and they’d like to put their spin on several Beatles tunes. 

 

Tuesday night television listings/TV guide – August 1, 1993

CBS – Rescue 911, Movie

NBC – Movie, Dateline NBC, Jay Leno

ABC – Full House, Where I Live Doug, Roseanne, Coach, Civil Wars, Nightline

Fox – Beverly Hills 90210, America’s Most Wanted

PBS – Nova, Frontline, P.O.V.

Disney – Best of Walt Disney Presents

MTV – Rock Videos That Don’t Such

 

On the CBS Movie – The Disappearance of Nora -  Veronica Hamel

On Jay Leno – Dieta Adams

On Arsenio Hall – Sinbad, Michael Wolff

 

Top movies – August 1, 1993

Rising Sun

In the Line of Fire

The Firm

Free Willy

Jurassic Park

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Poetic justice

Sleepless in Seattle

Coneheads

Another Stakeout

 
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