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Dateline: Events/Week of July 1, 1993 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

A man roams through four floors of a high-rise building in the San Francisco financial district, killing 8 and injuring 6 before he killed himself.

The U.S, Canada, Japan and the EC reach an agreement to bring about a large reduction in tariffs in the history of trade negotiations. President Clinton says it’s a good move, because import restrictions lowered the standard of living in both the U.S. and Japan. 

A blimp crashes onto the roof of a mid-Manhattan apartment. Both the pilot and co-pilot were rescued.

The Ukrainian Parliament clams legal ownership of all former Soviet nuclear weapons on its soil, ruling out early ratification of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.


Entertainment /Celebrity/Hollywood/Movie news – July 1, 1993

MTV is getting into the movie business. “Joe’s Apartment” is based on the animated MTV short about a young man and his dirty apartment.

Whitney Houston sues the New York Post for an article saying she overdosed on diet pills. The suit is for $60 million.

Roger Clinton, brother of the President, is cast in his second movie role. Besides his appearance in “National Lampoon’s Last Resort” – the younger Clinton will appear as Mayor Bubba in “Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings.” He also writes and sings the movie’s theme song.

She’s the most famous gay woman in the United States – k.d. Lang. She’s interviewed in the August issue of Vanity Fair where she talks about her sexuality. “I don’t know how to use femininity as a powerful tool. I use my sexuality, but I eliminate the gender from it. I hesitate to use the word androgynous, because it’s overused and misunderstood, but androgyny to me is making your sexuality available, through your art, to everyone. Like Elvis, like Mick Jagger, like Annie Lennox or Marlene Dietrich – using the power of both the male and female.”

Passing – Beloved actor Fred Gwynne (66). Best-known for his portrayal of Herman Munster in “The Munsters.”

Passing – Spanky McFarland of the “Our Gang” films. He was 64.


Thursday night television listings/TV guide – week of July 1, 1993

CBS – Top Cops, Eye to Eye, Picket Fences,

NBC – Wings, Wings, Cheers, Seinfeld, Sisters, Tonight Show

ABC – Crossroads, Matlock, PrimeTime Live, Nightline

Fox – Simpsons, Martin, In Living Color, Down the Shore

PBS – Mystery!, Madness

MTV – Real World, Beavis and Butt-Head


On Cheers – Sam dates the widowed owner of his used Corvette.

On Seinfeld – Jerry and George are In LA to search for Kramer

On the Tonight Show -  Al Jarreau, Michael Douglas.


Television news – July 1, 1993

The buzz is on Chevy Chase, who returns to regular TV with his own Fox talk show in September.

 HBO announces that Tracey Ullman will headline two specials: Tracey Ullman: Takes on New York” and “Tracey Ullman: A Class Act” this fall.


Music news – July 1, 1993

A Los Angeles judge rules that Eric Wright (Easy-E) is the father of a 2-year-old Nebraska girl and orders the rapper to pay $58,000 a year in child support. 


Top Movie Video Tape Rentals – July 1, 1993

Forever Young

A River Runs Through It

The Distinguished Gentleman


Howard’s End


Top movies  – July 1, 1993

The Firm

Jurassic Park

Sleepless In Seattle

Dennis The Menace

Snow White


Last Action Hero

What’s Love Got To Do With It?


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