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


In The News

Just two years and a day after the breakout of the Persian Gulf War - U.S navy ships unleash a barrage of 40 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a nuclear fabricating plant on the outskirts of Baghdad. The round was a continuing effort to force Saddam Hussein to comply with U.N resolutions. White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said he hopes the attack “makes the point to the people of the country, as well as to the government, that we are demanding compliance and that we are willing to enforce the resolutions of the U.N Security council.” Iraq’s repeated violation of U.N terms includes failure to remove missile sites from threatening locations and to desist from violating the no-fly zone below the 32nd Parallel.

The Clintons bid a farewell in Little Rock and climb aboard a private jet to head east. Said Bill Clinton: “You know as I do, the road ahead is difficult and there will be uncertainties and setbacks along the way, but I am confident that together we will do this work” They’ll head to Charlottesville, VA where the President-elect will join Vice-President elect Al Gore, where they’ll visit the Thomas Jefferson home. From there, they’ll take a 120-mile bus ride up to Washington for four days of inaugural celebrations before swearing-in. 

A judge orders a full-fledged hearing into Woody Allen’s request that he be allowed to visit his children after charges are raised that he had sex while his and (Mia) Farrow’s children were present. Both Allen and his lawyers strongly deny the allegations. A lawyer for Farrow testified that their 7 year-old adopted daughter (Dylan) told Connecticut investigators that she saw Allen having sex with Soon-Yi Farrow Previn (21) one of Farrow’s adopted daughters from her former marriage to conducter Andre Previn. Allen and Soon-Ye Farrow Previn have already acknowledged they are lovers.

Doctors perform their second baboon-to-human liver transplant at the University of Pittsburgh. The patient is a 62-year-old man who was dying of hepatitis B. The first recipient of a baboon liver died September 6 after living 70 days after surgery. Baboon livers are believed to be immune to hepatitis B.

Suddam Hussein orders his aircraft and missile batteries to stop shooting at U.S and allied planes as a gesture of goodwill towards President-elect Clinton. Hussein vowed to give Clinton “a calm climate’ to study policies inherited from Bush.

Passing - Sammy Cahn (79) -  four-time Oscar-winning lyricist.


Technology news – January 8, 1993

IBM says it lost $4.96 billion in 1992 - the largest annual loss in U.S. corporate history. Last month, IBM said it would cut 25,000 jobs.


Sports news – January 8, 1993

Dallas defeats the 49ers to win the NFC championship 30-20. The Cowboys’ Emmit Smith rushed for 114 yards for 24 carries. Buffalo beat the Miami Dolphins 29-10 in the AFC championship. It’s the third straight year that the Buffalo Bills will be in the Super Bowl.

Bestsellers - “Dolores Claiborne” - Stephen King, “Mexico” - James A. Michener, “Mixed Blessing” - Daniel Steel, “The Tale Of The Body Thief” - Anne Rice” - It Doesn’t Take A Hero” - General H. Norma Schwarzkopf, “The Way Things Ought To Be” - Rush Limbaugh, “Every Living Thing” - James Herriot, “My Live” - Earvin (Magic) Johnson.


Television news – January 8, 1993

At the 14 annual ACE awards (for cable TV) - here are some of the highlights:

Best comedy series - The Larry Sanders Show - HBO

Dramatic series - “The Ray Bradbury Theater - USA

Actor-comedy - Brian Benben - “Dream On” - HBO

Actress comedy - Wendie Malick - “Dream On” - HBO

Actor-dramatic series - Frank Langella “Kurt Vohnegut’s Monkey House: Fortitude” - Showtime

Actress-dramatic series - Cathy Moriarty - “Tales From The Crypt: Séance” - HBO


Top TV Shows/Ratings – January 8, 1993

 Cowboys at 49ers (CBS) (27.4), 60 Minutes (26.4), Roseanne (24.1), Home Improvement (21.0), Murphy Brown (19.9), Murder, She Wrote (19.1), Coach (18.1), Cheers (17.7), Love & War (17.4), Northern Exposure (17.0), 20/20 (17.0), The Jackie Thomas Show (16.8), Rescue: 911 (16.7), Wings (15.8), Full House (15.7), Matlock (15.5), Dr Quinn (15.0), Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper (15.0), Complex of Fear (14.8), Evening Shade (14.8), PrimeTime Live (14.8), Unsolved Mysteries (14.7), Fresh Prince Of Bel Air (14.5), Blossom (14.40, Hearts Afire (14.0) 48 Hours (14.0)_


Tuesday Night Television listings/TV guide – January 8, 1993

 CBS - Rescue 911, Movie ... NBC - Quantum Leap, Reasonable Doubts, Dateline NBC ... ABC - Full House, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, Roseanne, The Jackie Thomas Show, Jack’s Place ... PBS - Nova, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power (part 2 of 4) 

Rescue 911 (hosted by William Shatner) - A horse falls into a canyon, a teenager falls 50 feet out of a tree.

Roseanne - Roseanne urges Jackie to leave her abusive boyfriend.

 The Jackie Thomas Show - Jackie fights censors over a word.

On the “Today Show” this week - Bryant Gumbel features a two-part interview with Madonna.

Peter Jenkins signs a new, multi-year contract with ABC - but gave serious consideration to jumping to CBS’s “60 Minutes.”

Patrick Buchanan who left “Crossfire” on CNN in 1991 will return to the show in February. He’ll split duties with John Sununu.

Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney appears Sunday on “This Week With David Brinkley” on ABC.


Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – January 8, 1993

“I Will Always Love You”-Whitney Houston, “In The Still Of The Night”-Boyz II Men, “Deeper & Deeper”-Madonna, “To Love Somebody”-Michael Bolton, “A Whole New World”-Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle, “When She Cries”-Restless Heart, “7”-Prince & N.P.G., “Faithful”-Go West, “Do You Believe In Us”-Jon Secada, “Never A Time”-Genesis, “Walking On Broken Glass”-Annie Lennox,” Walk On The Ocean”-Toad The Wet Sprocket, “Would I Lie To You”-Charles & Eddie, “Layla”-Eric Clapton, “Love Shoulda Brought You Home” -Toni Braxton, “Ditty” - Paperboy, “Rump Shaker” - Wreckx-n-Effect, “Homies” - Lighter Shade of Brown, “Back to the Hotel N2Deep, “What About Your Friends” - TLC, “I’d Die Without You” - PM Dawn. “If I Ever Fell In Love” - Shai


Top music albums – January 8, 1993

 “The Bodyguard’ - soundtrack, “Unplugged” - Eric Clapton, “Breathless” - Kenny G, “Ten” - Pearl Jam, “Aladdin” - soundtrack, “The Chronic” - Dr Dre, “3 Years 5 Months” - ...Arrested Dev,  “Timeless” - Michael Bolton, “What’s the 411?” - Mary J. Blige, “The Predator” - Ice Cube, “The Chase” - Garth Brooks, “Some Gave All” - Billy Ray Cyrus, “It’s Your Call” - Reba McEntire, “”Pure Country soundtrack” - George Soundtrack, “Brand New Man” - Alan Jackson.


Top Country Hit Singles – January 8, 1993

 “Somewhere Other Than The Night’ - Garth Brooks, “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’” -  Vince Gill


Top movies – January 8, 1993


A Few Good Men - Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, Demi Moore,

Alive - Ethan Hawke

Nowhere To Run - Jean-Claude Van Damme

Body Of Evidence - Madonna, William Dafoe

 Scent Of A Woman - Al Pacino, Chris O’Donnell

The Bodyguard - Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner

Forever Young - Mel Gibson

Home Alone 2 - Macaulay Culkin

Chaplin - Robert Downey Jr.

The Crying Game  

Hoffa - Jack Nicholson

Leprechaun - Warwick Davis

Toys - Robin Williams

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