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


In The News 

The White House said that “the vast majority” of Americans would have guaranteed insurance by 1996 if health reform were adopted.

The White House lowers its economic growth forecast to 2% from 3.1%.

Syria and Arab nations of the Persian Gulf give support for an Israel-PLO pact.

President Clinton heads to Homestead, Florida and offers support to the victims of last year’s Hurricane Andrew. He was accosted by a resident who demanded to know whether he believed that new taxes and new spending would bring prosperity. President Clinton, looking irritated, challenged the man to name a country that had achieved economic growth through big tax cuts. “Name one,’ said the President.

Hurricane Emily misses North Carolina and veers north along the eastern seaboard, but may be a threat to Virginia and Long Island.

France’s Renault and Sweden’s Volvo agree to merge and that would make them the world’s #6 car maker.

Litton Industries wins $1.2 billion on allegations that Honeywell stile its technology for coating mirrors used in aircraft navigation systems.


Sports news – September 1, 1993

Los Angeles outfielder Daryl Strawberry is arrested after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend.


Entertainment news – September 1, 1993

Don’t miss brothers Shaun and David Cassidy in “Blood Brothers” – off Broadway in New York.


Music news – September 1, 1993

In Taiwan – Michael Jackson goes on a shopping spree at a Toys R Us – he spent $5,000 and filled 10 carts. One fan was injured. 

MTV Video Music Awards – The big buzz was the Michael Jackson child abuse allegations. Behind the scenes – most were for Jackson. Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain said – “it’s an absolute atrocity.” “I think they should leave the poor guy alone. I feel very bad about making that bad joke last year and I want to apologize. I meant to make fun of rock stars as objects of worship. They should just leave the guy alone. Too many gold-diggers in the world. They should be shot.” 

Snoop Doggy Dogg turns himself in to face a murder charge – this just after he announced a winner at the MTV Video Music Awards!

Big music news as Don Henley is in a legal dispute with Geffen records and Henley charges David Geffin with conspiring with other record corporations to blackball him.

Meantime – Dr. Dre settles an assault and battery case and agreed to pay former Fox-TV rap talk-show host Denise Barnes an out-of-court settlement.

10th Annual MTV Video Music Awards #2 – Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” gets best video of the year. Lenny Kravits got best male video for “Are You Gonna Go My way,” and k.d. lang got best female video for “Constant Craving.’ Other winners – Arrested Development, En Vogue, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, Free Your Mind, Los Lobos.


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

CBS – Rescue 911, Movie, David Letterman

NBC – Saved by the Bell, John Larroquette, The Second Half, dateline NBC, Tonight Show

ABC – Full House, Roseanne, Reader’s Digest on Television, Nightline

Fox – Roc, Daddy Dearest, America’s Most Wanted

PBS – Count On Me

MTV – Prime w/Karen Duff, Rock ‘n Jock B-Ball Jam, Beavis


On David Letterman – Rosie Perez, Steven Wright.

On Jay Leno – Diamond Rio, Jay Thomas.


Television news –  September 1, 1993

Look for the new Conan O’Brien late show on NBC beginning Sept. 13.

 Ricki Lake will join the talkshow genre in September. Also – look for new TV talkshows from Les Brown, Shirley Solomon and Bertice Berry. 

David Letterman wins the late-night talk ratings scoring a 10.9 rating and 32% of the audience his first night with Leno getting a 4.1 rating and an 11 share.

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