Dateline: Events/Week of August 15, 1993 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Powerful rhetoric - In Denver, Pope John Paul II assails the American church and the sexual behavior by some of its priests.
President Clinton directly intervenes with King Fahd and helps place a $6 billion airline order from the Saudis to McDonnell Douglas and Boeing. Airbus was in the bidding, but it looks like the President’s intervention saved the deal for the U.S.
Wayne County Michigan brings charges against retired pathologist Jack Kevorkian for violating a state law banning assisted suicide.
Mattel Toy Co. announces a $1 billion merger with Fisher-Price.
Technology news – August 15, 1993
Kodak, which just ousted its chairman for not cutting costs quick enough, will lay off some 10,000 by 1996. Analysts say the company is grappling with a technological revolution in its core photography business.
AT&T announces it will buy McCaw cellular for $12.6 billion.
Sports news – August 15, 1993
Martina Navratilova defeats No. 3 ranked Sanchez Vicario – passing some $19 million in career prize money.
Entertainment news – August 15, 1993
Barney mania shows no signs of slowing. Starting next week, look for yet another 30-minute video – “Barney’s Home Sweet Homes” – the third release in the new Barney & Friends collection which debuted in April with “Barney’s Best Manners.” It’s the 13th Barney video overall!
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen of ABC’s “Full House,” whose “Brother for Sale” was one of the year’s top-selling kid’s albums, debut their first longform video with “Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: Our First Video.” It should be in stores soon.
Kim Basinger marries her longtime beau Alec Baldwin on a public beach in the Hamptons. A few years ago, the couple starred together in “The Marrying Man.”
MTV’s Daisy Fuentes splits her career between English and Spanish media. She’ll now be part of an all-new “MTV Latino” which debuts in the States and Latin America in October.
Passing – Actor Stewart Granger (80).
Passing – Herbert Philbrick (78) – who chronicled his years of spying on the Communist Party for the FBI in his best-selling autobiography “I Led Three Lives” and which, became a popular 1953-1956 TV series. The name of his book was inspired by his separate, parallel lives as a family man working in advertising, a spy and a Communist.
Television news – August 15, 1993
More Heidi Fleiss as E! airs a one-hour special on Hollywood’s favorite madam: “Madam Hollywood: The Heidi Fleiss Story.”
Music news – August 15, 1993
Passing – Phil Seymour (41) after an 8-year battle with lymphoma. His biggest hit was 1981’s “Precious To Me.”
Out now back in court – Dr. Dre (Andre Young), just cleared on racketeering charges, is back in an LA court. Former Fox TV rap talks host Denise Barnes claims the good doctor assaulted her in January 1991.
Radio news – August 15, 1993
Interesting trend – Teens are listening to country music more and more. Country has climbed from a 2.3% share of teens in the summer of 1989 to an 8.7% share this year.
The FCC slaps a $73,750 notice of apparent liability on KFBI Las Vegas for nine broadcasts of the syndicated Howard Stern show which aired between Nov. 10, 1992 and Jan. 13, 1993.
Top music albums – August 15, 1993
Cypress Hill – Black Sunday
Sleepless in Seattle – Soundtrack
Zooropa – U2
Janet – Janet Jackson
The Bodyguard – Soundtrack
Unplugged… And Seated – Rod Stewart
Get A Grip – Aerosmith
Promises and Lies – UB40
Blind Melon – Blind Melon
Da Bomb – Kris Kross
Grave Dancers Union – Soul Asylum
Back to Broadway – Barbra Streisand
It’s About Time – SWV
Bigger, Better, Faster, More! – 4 Non Blondes
The Chronic – Dr. Dre
Breathless – Kenny G.
A Lot About Livin’ (And A Little ‘Bout Love) – Alan Jackson
Onyx – Bacdafucup
Siamese Dream – Smashing Pumpkins
Pocket Full Of Kryptonite – Spin Doctors
Are You Gonna Go My Way? – Lenny Kravitz
Poetic Justice – Soundtrack
Last Action Hero – Soundtrack
Ten Summoner’s Tales – Sting
Sons of Soul – Tony! Toni! Tone!
No Time To Kill – Clint Black
Ten – Pearl Jam
Pablo Honey – Radiohead
Top Rap Music Singles – August 15, 1993
Ruffneck – MC Lyte
Insane in the Brain – Cypress Hill
Back Seat Of My Jeep/Pink Cookies…. – L.L. Cool J.
Alright – Kris Kross
Check Yo Self – Ice Cube Featuring Das EFX
Grand Groove At Large – Intelligent Hoodlum
I Get Around – 2Pac
Gotta Get Mine – MC Breed
Let Me Roll – Scarface
All She Wanted/Hed Rush – Knucklehedz
Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – August 15, 1993
Can’t Help Falling In Love – UB40
Slam – Onyx
I’m Gonna Be 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Whoomp! (There It Is) – Tag Team
Lately – Jodeci
If I Had No Loot – Tony! Toni! Tone!
Runaway Train – Soul Asylum
Dreamlover – Mariah Carey
If – Janet Jackson
Weak – SWV
I Don’t Wanna Fight – Tina Turner
Right Here (Human Nature)/Downtown – SWV
Whoot, There It Is – 95 South
Show Me Love – Robin S.
Baby I’m Yours – Shai
I’ll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me) – Expose
One Last Cry – Brian McKnight
What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes
Dazzey Kuks – Duice
Will You Be There – Michael Jackson
That’s The Way Love Goes – Janet Jackson
Knockin’ Da Boots – H-Town
Alright - Kriss Kross Featuring Supercat
Top Rock Music Tracks – August 15, 1993
Cryin’ – Aerosmith
29 Palms – Robert Plant
Get A Haircut – George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Peace Pipe – Cry of Love
Plush – Stone Temple Pilots
Zooropa – U2
Got No Shame – Brother Cane
Big Gun – AC/DC
Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms
Real World – Queensryche
Sister Havana – Urge Overkill
Top Modern Rock Music Tracks – August 15, 1993
Human Behaviour – Bjork
Soul To Squeeze – Red Hot Chili Peppers
My Sister – The Juliana Hatfield Three
No rain – Blind Melon
Numb – U2
The Ugly Truth – Matthew Sweet
Break it Down Again – Tears For Fears
Cherub Rock – Smashing Pumpkins
Sister Havana – Urge Overkill
Outbreak of Love – Midnight Oil
World – New Order
Crazy Mary – Pearl Jam
Top pop hit music singles in Britain – August 15, 1993
Living On My Own – Freddie Mercury
The Key The Secret – Urban Cookie
Pray – Take That
What’s Up? – 4 Non Blondes
The River of Dreams – Billy Joel
It Keeps Rainin’ – Bitty McLean
Tease Me – Chaka Demus
Nuff Vibes – Apache Indian
Looking Up – Michelle Gayle
Dreams – Gabrielle
Top Country Music Singles – August 15, 1993
Why Didn’t I Think Of That – Doug Stone
Every Little Thing – Carlene Carter
Can’t Break It To My Heart – Tracy Lawrence
What Might Have Been – Little Texas
Reno – Doug Supernaw
It Sure Is Monday – Mark Chesnutt
Thank God For You – Sawyer Brown
Mama Knows The Highway – Hal Ketchum
Chattahoochee – Alan Jackson
We Got the Love – Restless Heart
In the Heart of a Woman – Billy Ray Cyrus
A Thousand Miles From Nowhere – Dwight Yoakam
Top movies – August 15, 1993
Jason Goes To Hell
The Secret Garden
In The Line of Fire
Heart and Souls
Robin Hood: Men In Tights