Dateline: Events/Week of August 8, 1993 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Four U.S. solders die in Somalia – the largest single loss of American life since the international community went to Somalia’s defense last December.
Al Gore’s tie-breaking vote makes it 51-50 as the senate approves President Clinton’s budget plan.
President Clinton’s anti crime program asks for more police, a crack down on illegitimate gun dealers and to change the way death penalty cases are handled in U.S. courts.
Euro Disney, the foundering American export says that it lost $83 million in its third quarter.
North American Free Trade Agreement Update - The U.S., Canada and Mexico announce completion of side pacts designed to preserve the environment and protect worker rights.
President Clinton lifts the ban on hiring air traffic controllers fired by former President Ronald Reagan when they joined an illegal strike.
Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster left behind a ripped-up note saying that he “was not meant for the job or the spotlight of public life in Washington. “Here, ruining people is considered sport,” said Foster who committed suicide on June 20.
The nation’s unemployment rate edged down in July – 6.8% - its lowest level in 2 ½ years.
Radio news – August 8, 1993
Four Infinity-owned radio stations – WXRK-FM NY, WJFK AM/FM DC and WYSP in Philadelphia are fined $125,000 each by the FCC for broadcasting comments by Howard Stern.
Entertainment news – August 8, 1993
Linda Lee Cadwell – mother of the late Brandon Lee – files suit against the Edward Pressman Film Corp. and 13 other corporations and individuals, alleging that their son’s “agonizing” pain, suffering and untimely death” last march on the set of the movie, “The Crow.”
Heidi Fleiss pleas not guilty to felony charges stemming from her exclusive call girl rings.
Music news – August 8, 1993
A crush of Bon Jovi concert goers in Groton, Ct sends about 40 to the hospital.
Lollapalooza ’93 is held in the LA area with Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, Rage Against the Machine, Dinosaur Jr., Tool, Front 242, Fishbone and Arrested Development.
New Fleetwood Mac will add Dave Mason and Bekka Bramlett (Delaney and Bonnie’s daughter). Stevie Nicks is out of the band.
Television news – August 8, 1993
Seen - Lots of promos for David Letterman’s new show on CBS-TV.
Top pop hit music singles(top-40 – August 8, 1993
Check Yo Self – Ice Cube
Whoomp! (There it is) – Tag Team
Can’t Help Falling In Love UB40
I’m Gonna Be – Proclaimers
Lately – Jodeci
Slam – Onyx
If – Janet Jackson
Very Special – Big Daddy Kane
Insane in Brain – Cypress Hill
What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes
Top music albums – August 8, 1993
Black Sunday – Cypress Hill
Back to Broadway – Barbra Streisand
Promises and Lies – UB40
Janet – Janet Jackson
Unplugged and seated – Rod Stewart
The Bodyguard – soundtrack
Zooropa – U2
Bigger, Better… 4 Non Blondes
Siamese dream – Smashing Pumpkins
No Time to Kill – Clint Black
Lot About Livin’ – Alan Jackson
It Won’t Be the Last Billy Ray Cyrus
Top movies – August 8, 1993
In the Line of Fire
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Sleepless in Seattle