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

 

In The News

President Clinton says the attacks which U.N. forces have been conducting against Somali warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid during the past few days are over, but that allied forces are poised just in case.

Health news – June 15, 1993

Syringes are found in Pepsi cola cans around the Seattle-Tacoma area and the FDA says it is investigating. As the week progresses, reports are coming in from other areas, and the FDA believes many of the claims follow the wake of the initial complaint in Washington State. 

 

Sports news – June 15, 1993

The Chicago Bulls get their third consecutive title as they defeat Phoenix Suns. Michael Jordan gets MVP. 

 

Technology news – June 15, 1993

IBM releases version 2.1 of its O2/2 personal computer operating system. The new version adds compatibility with Windows 3.1, faster performance and nice choice of multimedia features.

John Sculley who led Apple Computer through 10 years of growth, says he will step down as chief executive. CEO Michael Spindler is taking his place.

 

Entertainment/Celebrity news – June 15, 1993

Recording career begins - The creators of the popular purple character “Barney” sign a major record deal with EMI. The first “Barney Music” album is set for August.

Roger Clinton, the President’s younger brother is confirmed for a roll in “National Lampoon’s Last Resort.” 

 

Music news – June 15, 1993

Kennedy Montgomery hosts MTV’s “Alternative Nation.” She was a DJ at KROQ Los Angeles before she got the job last December. She just returned from a jaunt to Memphis where she hosted a special celebrating the kickoff of the MTV-sponsored “Alternative Nation” tour headlined by the Spin Doctors and featuring Soul Asylum and Screaming Trees.

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers are looking for a new guitarist in the wake of Arik Marshall, who was fired from the band last month.

The latest round of “MTV Unplugged” performances feature Soul Asylum, 10,000 Maniacs, and Midnight Oil. All should air soon.

Now a giant hit - The Proclaimers “I’m Gonna Be 500 Miles” is actually five years old. Thanks to the movie “Benny & Joon” it’s been re-discovered!

 

Radio news – June 15, 1993

KRTH Los Angeles (Oldies) which is owned by Beasley Broadcasting, is sold to Infinity for $110 million.

WWMX Baltimore director of public relations Dawn Tritalk files a $50 million suit against WJFK-FM talkers Don Geronimo and Mike O’Mera, who allegedly called her a lesbian and an “obese, grotesque, wild beast” during a live April 5 broadcast.

 

Top pop music hit singles – June 15, 1993  

Knockin’ Da Boots – H-Town

That’s The Way Loves Goes – Janet Jackson

Weak – SWV

Show Me Love – Robin S.

Freak Me – Silk

 Come Undone – Duran Duran

I’m So Into You – SWV

Bad Boys (Theme From Cops) – Inner Circle

Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart

Dre Day – Dr. Dre

Looking Through Patient Eyes – P.M. dawn

I’ll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me) – Expose

Nuthin’ Bt A “G” Thang – Dr. Dre

Whoomp! (There It Is) – Tag Team

Love Is – Vanessa Williams/Brian McKnight

More and More – Captain Hollywood Project

Can’t Help Falling In Love – UB40

Don’t Walk Away – Jade

Three Little Pigs – Green Jelly

Girl, I’ve Been Hurt – Snow

Connected – Stereo MC’s

Livin’ On the Edge – Aerosmith

What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes 

 

Top music albums  – June 15, 1993 

Unplugged… And Seated – Rod Stewart

Janet – Janet Jackson

The Bodyguard – Soundtrack

Pocket Full Of Kryptonite – Spin Doctors

Breathless – Kenny G.

The Chronic – Dr. Dre

Get A Grip - Aerosmith

Never Let Me Go – Luther Vandross

It’s About Time – SWV

Ten Summoner’s Tales – Sting

Core – Stone Temple Pilots

Love Deluxe – Sade

Never For Da Flavor – H-Town

Sound of White Noise – Anthrax

Are You Gonna Go My Way?- Lenny Kravitz

Unplugged – Eric Clapton

Kamakiriad – Donald Fagen

Tell My Why – Wynonna

Lose Control – Silk

Duran Duran – Duran Duran

Silver – Soundtrack

Bacdafucup – Onyx

Born Gangstaz – Boss

Ten – Pearl Jam

Bigger Better Faster More – 4 Non Blondes

Cereal Killer Soundtrack – Green Jelly

Pure Country Soundtrack – George Strait

Jon Secada – Jon Secada

Fate of Nations – Robert Plant

Alive III – Kiss

This Time – Dwight Yoakam

Republic – New Order

It’s Your Call – Reba McEntire

 

Top Modern Rock Music Tracks – June 15, 1993

Regret – New Order

Creep – Radiohead

Pets – Porno For Pyros

Walking In My Shoes – Depeche Mode

Break It Down Again – Tears For Fears

Truganini – Midnight Oil

She Kissed Me – Terence Trent D’Arby

Dream All Day – The Posies

Plush – Stone Temple Pilots

Hang On To Your Ego – Frank Black

Metal Mickey – Suede

 

Top hit music singles in Britain – June 15, 1993

I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – UB40

Two Princes – Spin Doctors

All That She Wants – Ace of Base

Sweat – Inner Circle

Three Little Pigs – Green Jelly

What Is Love – Haddaway

Shout – Louchie Lou & Michie One

In All the Right Places – Lisa Stansfield

 

Top Jazz Music Tracks – June 15, 1993

 Invitation – Joe Sample

Joshua Redman – Joshua Redman

So Near, So Far

Love Songs – Diane Schuur

Hand in Had – Mulgrew Miler

Sambao – Kenny Barron

 

Top Contemporary Jazz Music Tracks – June 15, 1993  

Worth Waiting For – Jeff Lorber

Dragonfly Summer – Michael Franks

Wes Bound – Lee Ritenour

Cache – Kirk Whalum

The Jazzmasters – Jazzmasters featuring Paul Hardcastle

Breathless – Kenny G.

 

Top Children’s videos – June 15, 1993

Pinocchio

Disney’s Sing Along Songs: Friend Like Me

Beauty and the Beast

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland

Barney’s Magical Musical Adventure

101 Dalmatians

Barney’s Best Manners

Barney’s Birthday

X-Men: Deadly Reunions

Rock With Barney

X-Men: Enter Magneto

 

Top video movie tape rentals – June 15, 1993

The Distinguished Gentleman

A River Runs Through It

Passenger 57

Hoffa

Under Siege

Toys

 

Top movies – June 15, 1993

Jurassic Park

Last Action Hero

Cliffhanger

What’s Love Got To Do With It

Made in America

Guilty as Sin

Dave

Once Upon a Forest

Menace II Society

Life With Mikey

Super Mario Brothers

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