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


In The News

Eastern third of the country - Death toll from the “blizzard of ’93’ rises to 171. Many more are still missing.

Mop up - The Clinton Administration asks Congress for an additional $45 billion to dispose of insolvent Savings and Loans and provide a hefty margin against future failures. That $12 billion more than President Bush’s estimate.

The House approves President Clinton’s $16.3 billion stimulus package to carry out his vision for a change in America.

Justice Byron R. White – the lone Democrat on the Supreme Court announces he will retire in June, after 31 years.

 President Boris N. Yeltsin announces that his is assuming temporary power to rule Russia by decree and orders an April 25 referendum asking voters to endorse his leadership, a new constitution drafted under his direction and a law to elect a new Parliament.

The Clinton Administration signals support for Yelstin’s declaration of “special rule” saying the country’s “only democratically elected national leader” is “letting the Russian people decide their future.”

The body of a missing restaurant employee buried for more than two weeks under rubble is recovered from the World Trade Center parking garage, bringing the death toll to six in the February 26 bombing.

Poking fun – President Clinton teases reporters during a radio address, saying he would possibly name James Carville or Jay Leno to the Supreme Court.

Ross Perot says he tends to keep up the pressure on Clinton and the Congress and features a new 30-minute commercial. It’ll air on Sunday night.

Donald Trump and nine other campaign contributors admit violating limits on political donations and will pay fines totaling $64,000.

Pepsi now in Vietnam -

Pepsico says it has signed an agreement to become a partner in a soft drink bottling operation in Vietnam – the first American industrial firm to disclose a specific deal to return to Vietnam after the U.S. lifts its economic embargo.


Technology news – March 15, 1993

The first legal clone of an Apple Macintosh debuts. It’s by NuTek USA Corp and they’ve come up with a circuit board that will make a computer act like a Mac IIvx for about $300 less then the genuine article. NuTek also has a machine called the Duet, which for $2996 runs both Mac and IBM compatible software.


Medical news – March 15, 1993

The FDA advisory board recommends marketing approval for Tactrine, the first drug show to be effective for Alzheimer’s disease.


Sports news – March 15, 1993

Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini at the Lipton Championships semifinals in Key Biscayne.


Entertainment/Celebrity/Movie news – March 15, 1993

Passing – Helen Hayes – grande dame of the American theater. She was 92.

Michael Jackson wins approval from Santa Barbara (CA) Country to build a breeding ground for gorillas, apes, white tigers, bears and other animals at his Neverland Ranch. 

Woody Allen says that a team of physicians and social workers has exonerated him of Mia Farrow’s allegation that he molested their adopted 7-year-old daughter. “The conclusion is no molestation, no sexual abuse ever took place,” said Allen.


Top TV Shows/Ratings – March 15, 1993

Home Improvement – 22.6

60 Minutes – 21.7

Movie-Men Don’t tell – 19.7

Coach – 19.2

Roseanne – 19.2

PrimeTime Live – 16.5

Rescue 911 – 16.2

Murder, She Wrote – 16.1

Seinfeld – 15.8

Cheers – 15.5

20/20 – 15.4

 Northern Exposure – 15.2

Murphy Brown – 15.1

Full House – 14.9

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman – 14.7

Unsolved Mysteries – 14.3

19th People’s Choice Awards – 13.9

Fresh Prince of Bel Air – 13.8

The Simpsons – 13.7

Day One – 13.5

Love & War – 13.4


Tuesday night Television listings/TV guide – week of March 15, 1993

CBS – Rescue 911, Movie

NBC – Quantum leap, What Happened? Dateline NBC, Tonight Show

ABC – Full House, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, Roseanne, Jackie Thomas Show, Nightline,

Fox – Class of ’96, Key West

PBS – The Unforgettable Nat KingCole, Liza Minnelli Live From Radio City Music Hall

MTV – Prime With Duff, Unplugged

Nick at Nite – Bullwinkle, Get Smart, Superman, Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Dragnet, Alfred Hitchcock, Lucy Show, F Troop, Get Smart


Television news – March 15, 1993

 Passing – Skip Young – appeared in Ozzie and Harriet as Wally Plumstead from 1957 to 1966. He was 63.

New on MTV – “Beavis and Butt-Head.” MTV bought the rights to the characters and ordered 65 four-minute cartoons after they appeared as a brief segment in MTV’s “Liquid Television.” Those who have seen it say it’s perfect for the channel. They have nothing to say, they watch videos, urinate in pools, and bang their heads in unison. 

New on VH1 – “Body by VH1” hosted by supermodel Rachel Hunter. The half-hour workout show is backed with music from the VH1 hitlist. 

ABC’s “Nightline” says it will begin at 11:35pm beginning April 5. This follows moves by NBC and CBS to start late-night programming the same time, instead of 11:30pm.

CBS news anchor Dan Rather appears on NBC’s Late Night With David Letterman” – a movie that causes a little dismay within NBC affiliate stations. Afterall, Tom Brokaw had appeared on Letterman’s show some 35 times. But, Rather is expected to make more Letterman appearances when the show moves over the CBS.

The Americana Television Network (The Branson Channel) based in Branson, will begin airing programming on the Nostalgia Network next month. One of the programs – “Branson After Hours” a musical variety show that features acts playing in the Branson theaters.


 Music news – March 15, 1993

George Michael breaks a 3-year interview silence and talks with MTV for a mid-April special. Michael is unable to release new recordings due to a pending lawsuit against Sony Music.

Lisa Stansfield says she’s going to put her recording career on hold to devote time to acting.

New music channel as Channel Z – a channel featuring contemporary Christian music videos. According to a recent Gallup poll, there are at least 50.5 adult Christian music buyers with annual sales of over $500 million.

Tommy Boy Records with artists such as Apache, Coolio, De La Soul, Digital underground, LFO, Ru Paul, TKA, House of Pain, Groove Garden.


Radio news – March 15 1993

It’s revealed that Howard Stern affiliate KLSX Los Angeles is editing Stern’s show, especially the “raciest portions.” The station was slapped with a $106,000 Stern indecency fine last October and they’re not taking chances.

Los Angeles radio station ratings –

Spanish KLAX – 6.2

KPWR – 5.2

KOST – 5.0

KIIS – 4.2

KFI – 4.1

KLSX – 4.1 (Howard Stern gets a 6.7, up from 6.0)

KRTH – 4.0

KLOS – 3.6


Top Country Hit Music Singles – March 15, 1993

Heartland – George Straight

 It’s A Little Too Late – Tanya Tucker

When My Ship Comes In – Clint Black

Once Upon A Lifetime – Alabama

What Part of No – Lorrie Morgan

Ol’ Country – Mark Chesnutt

Hard Workin’ Man – Brooks & Dunn

Let That Pony Run – Pam Tillis

I Want You Band (And That Ain’t Good) – Collin Raye

She’s Not Cryin’ Anymore – Billy Ray Cyrus


Top Modern Rock Music Tracks – March 15, 1993  

I Feel You – Depeche Mode

Feed The Tree – Belly

Connected – Stereo MC’s

Dogs of Lust – The The

If I ever Lose My Faith In You – Sting

Start Choppin – Dinosaur Jr.

Take Me Anywhere – School of Fish

The Devil You Know – Jesus Jones

The Ghost At Number One – JellyFish

Man on the Moon – R.E.M.


Top music albums – March 15, 1993

Unplugged – Eric Clapton

 The Bodyguard – Soundtrack

19 Naughty III – Naughty By Nature

Breathless – Kenny G

Pocket Full of Kryptonite – Spin Doctors

3 Years5 Months & 2 Days In the Life Of… Arrested Development

Hard Workin’ Man – Brooks & Dunn

Lose Control – Silk

The Chronic – Dr. Dre

Ten – Pearl Jam

Duran Duran – Duran Duran

Dangerous – Michael Jackson

It’s Your Call – Reba McEntire

If I Ever Fall In Love – Shai

 Aladdin – Soundtrack

Jon Secada – Jon Secada

Slow Dancing With The Moon – Dolly Parton

12 Inches of Snow – Snow

Ingenue – K.D. Lang

Love Deluxe – Sade

Funky Divas – En Vogue

Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) – Digable Planets


Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – March 15, 1993

Informer – Snow

Freak Me – Silk

Nuthin’ But A G Thang – Dr. Dre

Don’t Walk Away – Jade

A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme) – Peabo Bryson and Pegina Belle

Mr. Wendal – Arrested Development

I’m Every Woman – Whitney Houston

Bed Of Rose – Bon Jovi

Ordinary World – Duran Duran

I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

Hip Hop Hooray – Naughty By Nature

Comforter – Shai

I Got A Man – Positive K


Top pop hit singles in Britain – March 15, 1993

No Limit – 2 Unlimited

Oh Carolina – Shaggy

Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz

Give In to Me – Michael Jackson

I’m Every Woman – Whitney Houston

Little Bird/Love Song for A Vampire – Annie Lennox

Fear of the Dark (live) – Iron Maiden

Animal Nitrate – Suede

Bad Girl – Madonna

Stick It Out – Right Said Fred and Friends


Tommy Boy Records with artists such as Apache, Coolio, De La Soul, Digital underground, LFO, Ru Paul, TKA, House of Pain, Groove Garden.


Top movies – March 15, 1993

Fire in the Sky


Falling Down

Groundhog Day

A Far Off Place

The Crying Game

Homeward Bound

Mad Dog & Glory


Amos & Andrew

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