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


In The News

President Yeltsin calls in additional troops as thousands of pro-Parliament demonstrators backed by paramilitary unites rampaged through downtown Moscow.

A devastating earthquake in India claims some 12,000 lives.

President Yeltsin bans ultranationalist and Communist parties and shuts down opposition newspapers as leaders of a 13-day parliamentary rebellion surrender. Tanks had punched holes in the Russian White House and left it aflame.

Some 43 nations convene and pledge almost $2 billion over five years to support Palestinian self-government.

President Clinton decides to send 2,000 more U.S. combat troops and dozens of armored vehicles to the East African nation of Somalia.

President Boris Yeltsin removes a 24-hour honor guard at Lenin’s tomb. 

President Boris Yeltsin demands that Russia’s regional legislatures – disband themselves and submit to the voters.

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton ends her rounds on Capitol Hill about the financing of the White House health care proposal.


Business/Economy news – October 1, 1993

Landsat 6 - A $220-million earth observation satellite failed to communicate with controllers after launch and circled silently in an orbit that was slightly off course.

Carl N. Karcher who founded the Carl’s Jr. fast-food chain, gets ousted as  chairman in a dispute over how to revive the company’s flagging fortunes.  


Forbes richest men –

Warren Buffet – $8.32 billion

Bill Gates – $6.16

John Kluge - $5.90

Sumner Redstone – $5.60

Helen Walton – $4.55

S. Robson Walton - $4.55


Sports news – October 1, 1993

Michael Jordan, distraught over his dad’s murder, says he plans to retire.


Music news – October 1, 1993

Barbra Streisand has agreed to do a New Year’s Eve Concert at the MGM Grand for as much as $20 million.

Marion (Suge) Knight, the chief executive officer of Dr. Dre’s Death Row Records – is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and is scheduled to appear in court. Knight allegedly used a gun in a July 1992 attack against two aspiring rappers, Lynwood and George Stanley at Dre’s Hollywood recording studio.

Top pop hit music singles – October 1, 1993

I Get Around – 2Pac

Whoomp! (There it is) – Tag Team

Dreamlover – Mariah Carey

Indo Smoke – Mista Grimm

Very Special – Big Daddy Kane

Insane in the Brain- Cypress Hill

Hey Mr. D.J. - Zhane


Television news – October 1, 1993

Janice Mitchell McPhail along with her 3-year-old daughter drove all the way from Detroit to New York, is under pysch observation after she refused to leave the New York theater where letterman tapes his show until she married Dave.

 On “Saturday Night Live” – Host Shannon Doherty with musical guest Cypress Hill.

Bob Costas is leaving NBC’s “Later” in December after more than 5 years. He’ll concentrate on the network’s 1994 baseball coverage.

NBC acquires a majority interest in Super Channel – a Pan-European satellite and cable channel that reaches nearly 60 million homes. 


Top TV Shows/Ratings – October 1, 1993

60 Minutes – 19.7

Home Improvement – 19.4

Seinfeld – 19.2

Roseanne – 19.2

Murphy Brown – 18.2

Frasier – 17.3

Country Music Awards – 16.9

Coach – 16.7

Love & War – 16.3

Movie-Shattered Trust – 16.2

Murder, She Wrote – 16.0

Grace Under Fire – 15.9

Dave’s World – 15.8

Football-Steelers-Falcons- 15.7

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