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


In The News

In Somalia – President Bush visits troops and thanks them for helping to bring peace to the war, and for helping to lead the program to feed the hungry there.

Bush Swan Song - President Boris N. Yeltstin and President Bush sign a sweeping East-West arms reduction accord. Both voice optimism about the future of U.S-Russian ties.


Technology – January 1, 1993

Intel vaults to the No. 1 chipmaker, powered by sales of its 386 and 486 computer chips. Intel leaps past Japan’s NEC and Toshiba. IBM is still the #1 PC maker, but its margin is smaller.


Sports news – January 1, 1993

Bowl Games:

Sugar Bowl – Alabama – 34 Miami – 13

Rose Bowl – Michigan – 38 Washington 31

Cotton Bowl  - Notre Dame 28 Texas A&M 3

Orange Bowl – Florida State 27 Nebraska 14

Citrus Bowl – Georgia 21 Ohio State 14

Fiesta Bowl – Syracuse 26 Colorado 22


Television news – January 1, 1993

MTV features a “Ren & Stimpy” marathon. All 12 episodes will be shown, plus a new one!

Two NBC Wednesday night shows to move - NBC its moving “Seinfeld” to Thursday nights beginning in February. Seinfeld and “Mad About You” are being trounced by ABC’s comedy block of “Home Improvement” and “Coach.” At the same time, NBC says it is moving the new comedy “Mad About You” from Wednesday to Saturday night.

NBC Thursdays – “A Different World” and “Out All Night” will temporarily leave NBC’s Thursday night line-up. Cheers will air twice on Thursdays and Wings will shift an hour earlier. 

Jamie Kellner is leaving Fox-TV to start his own business. Kellner is credited with giving Fox-TV its current status in the business.

ESPN to get competition as NBC and Cablevision (owners of SportsChannel America) and Liberty Media (PrimeNetwork) form Prime SportsChannels Networks to operate both channels.   


Music news – January 1, 1993

Passing - John Birks (Dizzy) Gillespie – Jazz Trumpeter legend. He was 75.

Courtney Love sues her Los Angeles doctor, charging they released improper information about her alleged heroin treatment while she was pregnant.  


Radio news – January 1, 1993

 For the first time in any major market – a Spanish language station hits #1 in the overall ratings as KLAX-FM (97.9) Los Angeles gets a 5.3 Arbitron rating. KOST-FM is #2 at 5.1, KPWR-FM gets a 5.1 and KRTH (oldies) with a 4.4. 


Top movies  – January 1, 1993


A Few Good Men

Home Alone 2

The Bodyguard

Forever Young


Distinguished Gentleman

Leap of Faith



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