Dateline: Events/Week of October 15, 1993 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
The United Nations orders nearly all its personnel out of Haiti after it becomes clear that army commander Lt. Gen Raoul Cedras refused to resign as promised and tensions keep growing in the capital of Port Au Prince.
Show of force - President Clinton orders six U.S. Navy ships to waters off Haiti to enforce the U.N. trade embargo scheduled to take effect. “The purpose of these actions is this: to ensure the safety of Americans in Haiti and to press for the restoration of democracy there through the strongest possible enforcement of the sanctions” said the President.
Somali rebels release Army helicopter pilot Michael Durant with President Clinton saying the release was a sign his policy is working.
A deranged man goes on a shooting spree at a fitness club near San Diego. Four are dead and the killer then committed suicide.
Los Angeles – A jury convicts two men accused of attacking trucker Reginald Denny, whose beating stands out as one of the lasting images of the LA riots last year. One was convicted of four assaults. Many of the charges were reduced.
Black nationalist leader Nelson Mandela and white President Frederk de Klerk, former enemies, are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Budget buster - The House halts construction of the world’s larges atom smasher against the wishes of President Clinton.
Television news – October 15, 1993
MTV eliminates the 7pm airing of “Beavis and Butt-head” due to children concerns and complaints from parents.
After less than six weeks, Fox pulls the plug on The Chevy Chase talk show, which bombed critically and in the ratings.
“George” a new series starring ex boxing champ George Foreman begins on ABC November 5.
Friday night television listings/TV guide – week of October 15, 1993
CBS – It Had To Be You, Family Album, Movie, Late Show
NBC – Against the Grain, The Secrets of Lake Success, Tonight Show
ABC – Family Matters, Boy Meets World, Step By Step, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, Nightline
Fox – Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Baseball Relief
PBS – Washington Week, Wall Street Week, Sex, Power and the Workplace
MTV – Top 20 Video Countdown, Alternative Nation, Beavis & Butthead, Yo! MTV Raps
On the Late Show w/David Letterman – Tom Arnold.
On the Tonight Show w/Jay Leno – Reggie Jackson and Donna Summer.
Entertainment news – October 15, 1993
Disney freezes store orders for the videotape “Aladdin.” Speculation is that they’re running low on copies. Some 10 million have been sold since “Aladdin” went on sale September 29.
Music news – October 15, 1993
Over 10 years - “Friday Night Videos” – network television’s longest running video program will leave the air by November 5. The show competed with MTV in the early 1980’s when both cable and music television were finding their way. The show was created by Dick Ebersol, who was also producing “Saturday Night Live.” He decided to team that show with a late-night music package and the rest is video pop history.
Lined-up for “MTV Unplugged” in November - Nirvana and Duran Duran.
Guns ‘N Roses settle with band’s ex-drummer Steven Adler for $2.3 million. He brought suit against the group claiming he was fraudulently removed from the group and stripped of this partnership interest in the band.
Rap attack – Eazy-E talks a little revenge against former N.W.A group mate Dr. Dre, who said some not-so-nice things about Eazy recently. You can find what Eazy has to say about the good doctor in a new single “Real (expletive) G’s.”
University study in Southern California - UC Irvine researchers reveal that a classical music sonata can temporarily increase intelligence. In the study, 36 college students were given IQ tests after listening to Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, as well as after listening to a relaxation tape and sitting in silence for 10 minutes. All 36 students scored higher after listening to Mozart, some as many as 9 points.
Radio news – October 15, 1993
Howard Stern causes a near riot in mid-town Manhattan for his appearance at a bookstore to sign his new book “Private Parts.” More than 10,000 were in the crowd at a Barns & Noble.
Top pop hit singles in Britain – October 15, 1993
Relight My Fire – Take That
Boom! Shake The Room – Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Moving On Up – M People
Go West – Pet Shop Boys
Life – Haddaway
She Don’t Let Nobody – Chaka Demus & Pliers
Mr. Vain – Culture Beat
I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) – Meat Loaf
Top Country Music Hit Singles – October 15, 1993
What’s It To You – Clay Walker
Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die) – Joe Diffie
Easy Come, Easy Go – George Strait
One More Last Chance – Vince Gill
If I Didn’t Love You – Steve Wariner
Does He Love You – Reba McEntire with Linda Davis
He Ain’t Worth Missing – Toby Keith
Just Like The Weather – Suzy Bogguss
Ain’t Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up) – Garth Brooks
Trashy Women – Confederate Railroad
Top Jazz – October 15, 1993
Wish – Joshua Redman
Live at Montreux – Miles Davis & Quincy Jones
That’s Right – Benny Green Trio
A Single Woman – Nana Simone
Light out of Darkness – Shirley Horn
Top Contemporary Jazz – October 15, 1993
Between the Sheets – Fourplay
Lucky Man - Dave Koz
When Summer Comes – George Howard
Love Remembers – George Benson
No Absolute Time – Jean Luc Ponty
Top Rap Music Singles – October 15, 1993
We Getz Buzy – Illegal
Flow Joe – Fat Joe
Valley of the Skinz – Trends of Culture
Recipe of a Hoe – Boss
Soul by the Pound – Common Sense
Shifftee – Onyx
Let Me Roll – Scarface
Iz U Wit Me – Da Youngsta’s
What’s Next? – Leaders of the New School
Stay Real – Erick Sermon
Chief Rocka – Lords of the Underground
Top Rock Music Cuts – October 15, 1993
Human Wheels – John Mellencamp
Go – Pearl Jam
Fever – Aerosmith
Hocus Pocus – Gary Hoey
Soul to Squeeze – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Got No Shame – Brother Cane
Heart Shaped Box – Nirvana
Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms
Baby Come On Home – Led Zeppelin
Top Modern Rock Music Tracks – October 15, 1993
No Rain – Blind Melon
Heart-Shaped Box – Nirvana
Cannonball – The Breeders
Sublime – The Ocean Blue
Low – Cracker
Lemon – U2
Sodajerk – Buffalo Tom
Soul to Squeeze – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Everything in the World – Squeeze
The Gift – Inxs
Linger – The Cranberries
Top fitness videos – October 15, 1993
Abs of Steel 2 With Tamilee Webb
Step Reebok: The Video
Richard Simmons: Sweatin’ To The Oldies
Kathy Smith’s Great Buns and Thighs
Tony Little: Total Body Shape Up
Denise Austin: Kick’ With Country Workout
Richard Simmons: Sweatin’ to The Oldies 2
Top Children’s Video – October 15, 1993
Ren & Stimpy: The Classics
Beauty And the Beast
Disney’s Sing Along Songs: Friend Like Me
Ren & Stimpy: The Stinkiest Stories
Barney’s Home Sweet Homes
Once Upon A Forest
Ren & Stimpy: The Stupidest Stories
Top movies – October 15, 1993
The Good Son
The Age of Innocence
For Love Or Money
A Bronx Tale
The Joy Luck Club