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


In The News

Flooding in the Midwest as the Mississippi and the Missouri rivers wash together about 20 miles above their normal confluence.  Levees are destroyed with hundreds fleeing near St. Louis.

President Clinton wants the resignation of embattled FBI Director William Sessions and is prepared to fire him. 

In Japan - the ruling liberal Democratic Party fails to win a majority in the lower house of Parliament - the first time in its 38-yeear history, as a new conservative opposition makes a showing.

President Clinton eases restrictions barring homosexuals from joining the military. He hailed the change as “an honorable compromise.” Homosexuals will still be subject to inquiries and discharge.

Former House Postmaster Robert Rota admits in federal court that he conspired with members of Congress to provide with thousands of dollars in cash in exchange for expense vouchers and stamps purchased with taxpayer money. He implicated Dan Rostenkowski - a House and Means Chairman in the scandal.

President Clinton is a guest on Larry King’s CNN show. He’ll answer calls from viewers during the one-hour interview.


Technology news – July 15, 1993

Apple Computer announces a loss of $188.3 million for its fiscal third quarter - the largest in its 17-year history and far worse than analysts expected.


Top TV Shows/Ratings – July 15, 1993

Home Improvement - 16.8

All-Star Game - 15.6

PrimeTime Live - 15.3

20/20 - 14.0

60 Minutes - 13.9

Unsolved Mysteries - 12.9

Roseanne - 12.8

48 Hours - 12.7

Murder, She Wrote - 12.6

Movie-Flood, Sweat/Tears - 12.3

Buddies - 12.2

Dateline NBC - 11.8

Coach - 11.6

Murphy Brown - 11.3

Seinfeld - 11.2

Northern Exposure - 10.9

All-Star Pre-game - 10.6

Movie-Fatal Friendship - 10.6

Movie-Kaladoscope - 10.5

Full House - 10.5

K-9 - 10.1

Love & War - 10.0

Thorn Birds part 1 - 10.0

Fresh Prince of Bel Air - 9.9

Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper - 9.8

Cheers - 9.7

Step by Step - 9.7

Movie-Luck of the Draw - 9.6

Movie-Wild Texas Wind - 9.6

Eye to Eye w/Connie Chung - 9.5

Matlock - 9.2

Family Matters - 9.1


Television news – July 15, 1993

Cable channel Bravo says it will expand to 24 hours - up from 10 hours on weekdays and 13 on weekends.

New channel - BookNet - a new cable channel about the book world is set to launch next year. Author E.L. Doctorow will oversee programming.

MTV will its first spoken word “Unplugged: program featuring Henry Rollins, Maggie Estep , Reg E. Gaines, Barry Yourgrau, Edwin Torres, Bob Holman and 99. Each artist will appear on stage for an average of two to three minutes in diverse subject matter.

Seen on TNN (The Nashville Network) - The Muppets perform the Beach Boys hit “Kokomo.” The channel says the video is its most popular. From the album “Muppet Beach Party.”

Ralph Emery steps down has host of “Nashville Now” on TNN in order to develop and produce TNN specials under his Ralph Emery Television Productions banner.

More Nashville Network - In what the channel says is its “most ambitious programming changes” since its launch 10 years ago - look for four new weeknight series starring September 27… “Music City Tonight,” a 90-minute live nightly.

Entertainment series; “Country News,” a 30-minute entertainment news report; “Dance Line,” a 30- minute nightly dance instruction program and “Video Countdown,” a weekly one-hour show counting down the top country videos.


Thursday night television listings/TV guide – week of July 15, 1993

CBS - Top Cops, Eye to Eye W/Connie Chung, Picket Fences, Silk Stalkings

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

ABC - Crossroads, Matlock, PrimeTime Live, Nightline, Remington Steele

Fox - The Simpsons, Martin, In Living Color, Down the Shore

PBS - Hitler’s Bomb, Mystery, Madness, Charlie Rose

Eye to Eye - Michael Jordan and phony doctors are featured.


On the Tonight Show - Sarah Jessica Parker , Bell Biv DeVoe and author Spalding Gray.


Music news – July 15, 1993

Battle of Seattle’s top bands. It’s announced that both Pearl Jam and Nirvana will have new albums out in September - the first time in two years for both bands. The buzz is on Pearl Jam and most agree, it’s their album that’s more anticipated.


Top music albums – week of July 15, 1993

Back To Broadway - Barbra Streisand

Janet - Janet Jackson

Core - Stone Temple Pilots

Unplugged… And Seated - Rod Stewart

It Won’t Be The Last - Billy Ray Cyrus

Breathless - Kenny G

The Chronic - Dr. Dre

Sleepless in Seattle -


The Bodyguard - Soundtrack

Menace To Society -


It’s About Time - SWV

Pocket Full of Kryptonite

Ten Summoner’s tales - Sting

Get a Grip - Aerosmith

Never Let Me Go - Luther


Bacdafucup - Onyx

What’s Love Got To Do With It

(Soundtrack) - Tina Turner

Duran Duran - Duran Duran

Grave Dancers Union - Soul


Are You Gonna Go My Way -

Lenny Kravitz

Unplugged - Eric Clapton

Ten - Pearl Jam

Take A Look - Natalie Cole

Sons of Soul - Tony! Toni! Tone! -

Lose Control - Silk

Hootie Mack - Bell Biv Devoe


Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – July 15, 1983

Weak - SWV

Whoomp! (There It Is) - Tag Team

Can’t Help Falling In Love - UB40

That’s The Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson

Show Me Love - Robin S.

Knockin’ Da Boots - H-Town

Dre Day - Dr. Dre

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers

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

Have I Told You

Lately - Rod Stewart

Dazzey Duks - Duice

Come Undone -

Duran Duran

Lately - Jodeci

Slam - Onyx

What’s Up - 4 Non


Whoot, there It Is - 95


Can’t Get Enough Of

Your Love - Taylor


Looking Through

Patient Eyes - P.M.


I Don’t Wanna Fight -

Tina Turner

If I Had No Loot -

Tony! Toni Tone!

Bad Boys (Theme From Cops) - Inner Circle

Girl, I’ve Been Hurt - Snow

Runaway Train - Soul Asylum

Freak Me - Silk

Girl u For Me/Lose Control - Silk

Fields of Gold - Sting

Baby I’m Yours – Sting


Top Modern Rock Tracks – July 15, 1993

Break It Down Again - Tears For Fears

Pets - Porno for Pyros

Regret - New Order

Numb - U2

Dream All Day - The Posies

Creep - Radiohead

Stand Above Me - D.M.D.

Plush - Stone Temple Pilots

World Class Fad - Paul Westerberg

Believe - Lenny Kravitz


Top pop music hit singles in Britain 

Dreams - Gabrielle

Tease Me - Chaka Demus & Pliers

What Is Love - Haddaway

I Will Survive (remix) - Gloria


One Night In Heaven - M People

Have I Told You Lately - Rod


Two Princes - Spin Doctors

All That She Wants - Ace of Base

What’s Up? - 4 Non Blondes

Will You Be There - Michael



Top children’s video – July 15, 1993

Beauty and the Beast

Barney’s Best Manners

Barney In Concert

Barney Rhymes with Mother Goose

Disney’s Sing Along Songs: Friend Like Me

101 Dalmatians

Barney Rhymes With Mother Goose

Barney’s Magical Musical Adventure

Little Nemo: Adventures In Slumberland

Rock With Barney

Barney’s Birthday

X-Men: Enter magneto

Barney Goes to School

The Little Engine That Could


Top movies – July 15, 1993

The Firm

In The Line of Fire

Jurassic Park

Hocus Pocus

Free Willy

Sleepless in Seattle

Rookie of the Year


Snow White

Dennis The Menace


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