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Dateline: Events/Week of January 15, 1993 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

Goodbyes – In Little Rock – President-elect Bill Clinton and family board a jet for Washington. “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.”

U.S. warships unleash 40 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a nuclear fabricating plant on the outskirts of Baghdad.

In an expression of goodwill toward President-elect Bill Clinton, Saddam Hussein orders his aircraft and missile batteries to stop shooting at U.S. and allied planes.

President Clinton Inaugural – Clinton issues a call for sacrifice and change, proclaiming “a new season of American renewal.”

Disneyland opens Toontown USA. The design inspiration came from the 1988 movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”

Retired pathologist Jack Kevorkian helps a 53-year-old man who was suffering from bone cancer to commit suicide – the ninth person and the first male to do so with his assistance.

In Reno, George Foreman TKO’s Pierre Coetzer in the 8th round.


Technology news – January 15, 1993

IBM reports it largest annual corporate loss – $4.96 billion in 1992 – and the largest loss in corporate history (so far).

Xerox says it plans to leave the insurance and other financial services businesses so it can focus on its core document processing business.


Some best-selling books – January 15, 1993

The Tale of the Body Thief – Anne Rice

Mixed Blessing – Danielle Steel

Delores Claiborne – Stephen King

The General’s Daughter – Nelson deMille

Every Living Thing – James Herriot

The Way Things Ought To Be – Rush Limbaugh

Women Who Run With The Wolves – Clarissa Pinkola

JFK: Reckless Youth – Nigel Hamilton


Television news – January 15, 1993

Madonna does a Sinead O’Connor spoof. Like Ms. O’Conner, she yelled, “fight the enemy” – but ripped up a picture of Joey Buttfuoco, whose story has been featured in several recent TV movies.

It will be Dave Letterman Vs. Jay Leno as it’s announced that CBS has hired Letterman to compete with the “Tonight Show.” CBS says that Letterman will receive an estimated annual salary of $14 million. Letterman ends his NBC show on June 25 and his new CBS show begins in August. 


 Music news – January 15, 1993

 MTV says it promises to air 80% current music videos in 1993 and the only non-music program in the Monday-Friday schedule is the twice daily “MTV Half Hour Comedy Hour.” New shows include “MTV Jams,” and “Alternative Nation.” “Yo! MTV Raps” will now get a regular weekly timeslot. Here’s a revised schedule…


Radio news – January 15, 1993

New York has a new all-news station as WBBR (1130) debuted last week. The station is owned by the Bloomberg business people.


Top Country Hit Singles – January 15, 1993

Walkaway Joe – Trisha Yearwood

Look Heart, No Hands – Randy Travis

Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away – Vince Gill

Somewhere Other Than The Night – Garth Brooks

Wild Man – Ricky Van Shelton

Life’s A Dance – John Michael Montgomery

Too Busy Being In Love – Doug Stone

Can I Trust You With My Heart – Travis Tritt

Love Without Mercy – Lee Roy Parnell

Sure Live – Hal Ketchum

Take It Back – Reba McEntire


Top pop hit music singles – January 15, 1993

In The Still Of the Nite – Boyz II Men

I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

Saving Forever For You – Shanice

Rump Shaker – Wreckx-N-Effect

Good Enough – Bobby Brown

I’d die Without You – P.M. Dawn

Rhythm Is A Dancer – Snap

Deeper and Deeper – Madonna

Real Love – Mary J. Blige

A Whole New World – Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle

To Love Somebody – Michael Bolton

When She Cries – Restless Heart

Faithful – Go West

7 – Prince and the New Power Generation

Love Is On The Way – Saigon Kick

Do You Believe In Us – Jon Secada

Mr. Wendal – Arrested Development

Here We Go Again! – Portrait


Top Music Albums – January 15, 1993

The Chase – Garth Brooks

The Bodyguard – Soundtrack

Unplugged – Eric Clapton

Timeless – Michael Bolton

Ten – Pearl Jam

Same Gave All – Billy Ray Cyrus

If I Ever Fall In Love – Shai

Hard Or Smooth – Wreckx-N-Effect

It’s Your Call – Reba MacEntire

What’s The 411? – Mary J. Blige

Pure Country Soundtrack – George Strait

Automatic For The People – R.E.M.

Love Deluxe – Sade

The Chronic – Dr. Dre

Metallica – Metallica

Bobby – Bobby Brown


The Predator – Ice Cube

Totally Krossed Out – Kris Kross

Dirt – Alice In Chains

Brand New Man – Brooks & Dunn

Boomerang – Soundtrack

No Fences – Garth Brooks

Funky Divas – En Vogue

Aladdin – Soundtrack


Top pop music single hit in Britain – January 15, 1993

Exterminate! – Snap Featuring Niki Harris

I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

Mr. Wendal/Revolution – Arrested Development

Could It Be Magic – Take That

Heal the World – Michael Jackson

I’m Easy/Be Aggressive – Faith No More

Phorever People – The Shamen

Would I Lie To You? – Charles & Eddie

Get The Girl Kill The Baddies! - Pop Will Eat Itself

The Devil You Know – Jesus Jones


Top Jazz Music Albums – January 15, 1993

Perfectly Frank – Tony Bennett

25 – Harry Connick Jr.

Letter To Evan – David Benoit

I Heard You Twice The First Time – Branford Marsalis

You Must Believe In Spring – Frank Morgan


Top Contemporary Jazz Music – January 15, 1993

Life On Planet Groove – Maceo Parker

Snapshot – George Duke

Cool – Bob James/Earl Klugh

The Return of the Brecker Brothers – Brecker Brothers

Weekend in Monaco – The Rippingtons

Just Between Us – Norman Brown


Hot Children’s Videos – January 15, 1993

Ferngully… the Last Rainforest

Beauty and the Beast

101 Dalmations

The Great Mouse Detective


The Jungle Book

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer


How The Grinch Stole Christmas!


Top movies –  January 15, 1993


A Few Good Men


Nowhere To Run

Body of Evidence

Scent of a Woman

The Bodyguard

Forever Young

Home Alone 2


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