Dateline: Events/Week of February 1, 1993 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
President Clinton tells an audience that he did not think a few rough moments tarnished “a pretty good start,’ for his Administration. “If you just wanted me to do things that are easy, you should have elected somebody else President.”
Congress passes the family leave bill and it’s expected to be signed by President Clinton.
Shades of Zoe Baird – Federal Judge Kimba M. Wood withdraws her name from consideration, admitting that she too, had hired an illegal immigrant to serve as a nanny.
Congressional leaders suggest that President Clinton acted too quickly in abandoning Judge Kimba Wood as his leading choice for attorney general because she hired an illegal immigrant as a baby sitter seven years ago.
First radio address – President Clinton sounds a warning of sacrifices to come and that his economic program will require courage to do “something no generation has ever had to do.”
Retired pathologist Jack Kevorkian helps two sick, elderly people kill themselves, making them the 10th and 11th patients he has helped to die. His lawyer says a flurry of people have been seeking his help in dying before a temporary Michigan state ban on assisted suicide takes effect march 30. The two latest suicides occurred in a town north of Traverse City.
General Motors says it will take about $23 billion in charges against 1992 – accounting primarily for retiree health benefits.
Sports news – February 1, 1993
Suspended from baseball - Sports – Baseball’s governing Executive Council makes it official and bars Reds owner Margie Schott for a year for her racial slurs. She’s also fined $25,000.
Friday night television listings/TV guide – February 1, 1993
CBS – Golden Palace, Major Dad, Designing Women, Bob, Picket Fences
NBC – Movie – “Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo,” I’ll Fly Away, Tonight Show
ABC – Family Matters, Step by Step, Dinosaurs, Camp Wildnerness, 20/20, Nightline
FOX – America’s Most Wanted, Sightings, Sightings
PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week
On Picket Fences – An HIV Positive dentist sues after being fired.
On Family Matters – Urkel gets into Harriette’s diary.
On the Tonight Show – Jodie Foster, Paul Reiser, Albert Collins.
Music news – February 1, 1993
More bad rapping. Ice-T is in the hotspot for his bad cop raps and another rap act – “The Geto Boys” have a rap song out that’s even terser than Ice-T’s “Cop Killer.” “Crooked Officer” is found on an album from Rap-a-Lot Records.
Breach of contract - Geffen Records sues artist Don Henley for $30 million. Henley signed a deal with Geffen in 1988, but so far, only one album has been issued.
He’s the first transvestite with a dance hit since Sylvester in the 1970’s – Ru Paul (Charles) and his hit “Supermodel.” “We’re entering the new era of glamour, and actually, I’m heralding it. Glamour is a response to the bleak ‘80’s and a response to the whole Reagan-Bush era. That’s why there’s a sexy Democrat in the White House, and we’re returning to what’s fun and loving and beautiful and full of color.”
Speaking of Ice-T, he’s gone from Warner Brothers Records. They were going to release the album “Home Invasion” but they did print cassette singles of “Gotta Lotta Love” before the severance. About 30,000 copies are out there. “Home Invasion” will be released on his own independent label and distributed by Los Angeles based Priority Records.
Top movies – February 1, 1993
Scent of a Woman
A Few Good Men
Children of the Corn II
Nowhere To Run