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Dateline: Events/Week of November 8, 1993 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

President Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin demand that PLO chairman Yasser Arafat condemn recent Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians. Later, Arafat does so.

The Supreme Court makes it easer for working women to win damages of they are sexually harassed on the job. The court says that proof of adverse effect on job performance or mental health does not to be proven.

President Clinton issues a warning to North Korea, saying that the U.S. will not allow it to build a nuclear weapon and will defend South Korea against any attack.

President Clinton orders the Justice Department to draw up new legislation that would ensure “the broadest possible protections against child pornography and exploitation.

Televised debate- Vice President Al Gore hailed the North American Free Trade Agreement, but Ross Perot says the country will lose jobs.

The House approves the Brady Bill – that requires a five-day waiting period for background checks – if you purchase a handgun.

Walt Disney Co. has its first quarterly loss in nine years – as a result of losses from its European theme park.

Passing- H.R. Haldeman – the White House chief of staff under President Nixon who went to prison for his role in Watergate. He was 67. 


Sports news – November 8, 1993

Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants wins his third MVP award.


Music news – November 8, 1993

New York DJ Moby uses technology to mix disco with techno and modern to get his own rhythms and the club DJ now has an EP and a single – “Move.” He’s rave and he’s hot.

Michael Jackson has vanished from public view after canceling his world tour. He says he is seeking treatment for an addiction to painkillers.

Cher sings “I Got You Babe” on a Beavis and Butt-head video.


Technology news – November 8, 1993

Apple unveils an IBM-friendly Macintosh – one that runs both types of software. The standard Mac microprocessor and operating system will handle the Mac side while an Intel 486 microprocessor will allow users to run Microsoft’s IBM-compatible DOS and Windows software systems.

A coroner’s office report says that actor River Phoenix died from heavy overdoses of cocaine and morphine.


Television news – November 8, 1993

British actress Joanne Whalley-Kilmer is chosen to star in “Scarlett” – an eight-hour miniseries/sequel to “Gone with the Wind.”

Passing – Charles Aidman – character actor. He was 68.

 Getting attention – E!’s “Talk Soup” – puts a comic spin and uses all kinds of clips. Host  Greg Kinnear puts it all together.

A federal judge knocks down the last obstacle – and now networks can own the lucrative syndication business. They can own, produce and syndicate the reruns of their prime-time shows.

Barbara Walters Special on ABC-TV – Whitney Houston, Julia Roberts talks about Lyle and Tim Allen.  

TV’s “Geraldo” conducts a mock Michael Jackson trial – upon the molestation allegations. Producers claim the show will determine whether there is enough evidence to warrant formal child molestation charges against him and can he get a fair trial.  

George Foreman KO’d – his ABC sitcom is canceled after two airings.

On “Saturday Night Live” – Rosie O’Donnell hosts with musical guest James Taylor.


Top TV Shows/Ratings – November 8, 1993

Home Improvement – 22.3

60 Minutes – 21.2

Seinfield – 20.2

Roseanne – 18.9

 Frasier – 18.0

Grace Under Fire – 17.1

Coach – 16.7

Movie-Ghost – 16.6

20/20 – 16.5


Top movies – November 8, 1993

Nightmare Before Christmas

Flesh and Bone

RoboCop 3

Cool Runnings

Beverly Hillbillies

Look Who’s Talking Now


Demolition Man


Fatal Instinct

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