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Curt Kobain Dies

Woodstock '94 Music Festival

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Olympic Skater Nancy Kerrigan Is Attacked

O.J. Simpson Is Accused Of Murder

Trouble In Haiti

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Baseball Season Cancelled/Strike In September

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1994 - Year Of Bosnia/Whitewater/O.J. Simpson Murder Trial/Kurt Cobain

 

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"Hero" - Mariah Carey

January -  Bruce Springsteen says he wrote the opening song to the new movie “Philadelphia” to help the film’s message of compassion for people with AIDS… Naomi and Wynonna Judd will reunite to perform “Love Can Build a Bridge” for the halftime whitney houston 1994 naacp awards facts history january timelinefinale at Super Bowl XXVIII on January 30…  At the 26th annual NAACP Image Awards - here are some winners:  Whitney Houston - Entertainer of the year  Denzel Washington  - Lead actor in a motion picture in “Malcolm X.”  Angela Bassett - Lead actress in a motion picture in “What’s Love Got To Do With It.”  (Angela Bassett wins again as supporting actress in a motion picture for “Malcolm X.”)  Michael Jackson made a five-minute speech before presenting Debbie Allen with a choreography award.... Listeners to the Rick Dees show - mornings on KIIS-FM (102.7), heard him offer refunds to those who felt ripped-off after viewing Howard Stern’s pay-per-view special “The Miss Howard Stern New Year’s Eve Pageant”… Arthel Neville is named host of “Entertainment News Television” - a rival show to compete with “Entertainment Tonight”… Appearing on ABC’s “Good Morning America” - Chevy Chase said he was stunned that he was dropped from his Fox talk show after just 5 ½ weeks… Tori Amos has made it. She’s forthright, in-your-face, brazen – but a lot of fun. And, she’s a great pianist and poet... Salt-N-Pepa has their first album out in three years – “Very Necessary”... Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction – John Lennon, Elton John, Duane Eddy, Grateful Dead and the Animals get inducted… Bruce Springsteen and Axl Rose sang the Beatles “Come Together.’ Johnny Otis was inducted as was the late Willie Dixon...

"All For Love" - Bryan Adams/Rod Stewart/Sting 

February - John Lander is the new morning man at Z-100 New York. His team includes sidekick Patty Steele and producer Elliott Segal… Michael Jackson will reportedly pay $15 million to a 14-year-old boy to settle to settle a sexual abuse case and still rush limbaugh florida orange juice spokesperson 1994 january timelineinsists he’s innocent… Passing - Actor Telly Savalas (70)…  Radio news - Rush Limbaugh is chosen as the commercial pitchman for Florida orange juice… Former KROQ (Los Angeles) “Love Line” host Jim “Poorman”” Trenton is suing the station for copyright infringement, slander, breach of contract and fraud… Rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur is convicted in Los Angeles of assault and battery stemming from an attack of movie director Allen Hughes… An upset Barry Manilow goes after KBIG-FM in Los Angeles, because - in their TV spots - a woman is heard to say - “No Barry Manilow.” The station said it was replacing the ad…  Passing - Dinah Shore (76)… Michael Jackson takes to the stand at the Denver Federal Courthouse, testifying that he wrote the melody and lyrics of his song, “Dangerous”… Rap rocker Ice-T will appear on a special “Playboy’s Hot Rocks” episode next month. It follows a February Playboy article that excerpts material from Ice-T’s new book, “The Ice Opinion”... Another version of MTV unplugged dubbed “Spoken Word Unplugged” will be making the rounds. Look for poets Reg E. Gaines, Maggie Estep and John S. Hall to visit some 20 college campuses. They’ll be joined at times by Evan Dando of the Lemonheads; Speech from Arrested Development and MTV VJ Kennedy. MTV hasn’t said if the tour will be taped for a telecast.... Passing - Dinah Shore (76)... Rush Limbaugh is on Jay Leno’s “Tonight” show this week.

36th annual Grammy Awards – March 1, 1994

Album of the year – “The Bodyguard” soundtrack

Record of the year – “I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston

Song of the year – “A Whole New World” – Alan Menken, Tim Rice

 Best new artist – Toni Braxton

Female pop vocal – “I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston

Male pop vocal – "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You” – Sting

Rock vocal – “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Wont’ do that)" – Meat Loaf

Best rock song – “Runaway Train" – David Pirner

Best country song – "Passionate Kisses" – Lucinda Williams

Best R&B song – “That’s the Way Love Goes" – Janet Jackson

"The Power Of Love" - Celine Dion

john candy news 1994 march dies history movies tv  mrpopculture March - Passing - In Mexico - Comedicactor John Candy (43). Candy was stricken with a heart attack during his sleep and was found dead in his trailer… Overdose - Kurt Cobain, lead singer for Nirvana, is rushed to a hospital in Rome after collapsing into a drug- induced coma Rapper LL Cool J will play the title role of “Jimi” a historical fantasy film inspired by Jimi Hendrix... ABC decides to air the controversial “Roseanne” episode this week in which Roseanne Arnold is kissed by another woman.Gangsta rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur is sentenced to 15 days in jail, 15 days in a Caltrans (California) work crew and 30 months probation for his attack last year on movie director Allen Hughes… Comedian Martin Lawrence has been barred from NBC programming for the time being because of the salacious monologue he delivered as host of “Saturday Night Live” in February… Charles Kuralt announces he is leaving CBS after 37 yearsTurner Classic Movies debuts on April 14…  Howard Stern announces plans to run for governor of New York - offering a platform that includes passing the death penalty, getting road crews to work only at night and staggering highway tolls to prevent traffic jams…  The Rolling Stones announce they will replace base player Bill Wyman with Darryl Jones…Madonna appears on the Dave Letterman show this week. She unveiled her new stud – the diamond stud in her nose... Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz is charged with felony grand theft and misdemeanor battery for allegedly swiping a “Hard Copy” video cameraman’s tape outside a memorial for actor river Phoenix in November.

Academy Awards March 15, 1994

Some Winners:

Best Picture - “Schindler’s List”

Best Actor - Tom Hanks, “Philadelphia”

Best Actress - Holly Hunter - “The Piano”

Best Supporting actor - Tommy Lee Jones - “The Fugitive”

Supporting actress - Anna Paquin - “The Piano”

Director - Steven Spielberg - “Schindler’s List”

Original screenplay - Jane Campion - “The Piano”

Adapted Screenplay - Steven Zaillian - “Schindler’s List”

Original score - John Williams - “Schindler’s List”

Original song - “Streets of Philadelphia” - Philadelphia 

"The Sign" - Ace Of Base

April - Nirvana has pulled out of “Lollapalooza’ 94.” Kurt Cobain who is believed to be in Seattle – could not be reached for comment. A spokesman cites doctor’s concerns about leader Kurt Cobain’s health as the reason he has withdrawn.  Cobain has a history of stomach problems and other ailments that have made extended touring difficult for him. The body of rocker Kurt Cobain - troubled lead singer of the rock band Nirvana is found dead - apparently from a self- inflicted gunshot wound…

CNN Reports The Body Of Kurt Cobain Has Been Found

More April - Keenen Ivory Wayans - the creator and producer of “In Living Color” hooks up with CBS-TV to develop programmingRoseanne Arnold files for divorce from her husband, Tom… Alternative rock is more popular than ever, with more alternative acts now crossing over  kurt kobain 1994 music news history death  mrpopculture imageto top-40 airplay… Kurt Cobain death - MTV devoted hours and hours of programming related to the late Kurt Cobain. The Seattle Times took some heat for running a color photo on the front page, above the fold, of Cobain’s sprawled-out body… Pearl Jam says it will postpone its U.S. summer tour, in part due to the death of fellow Seattle rocker Kurt Cobain… Popular - “Chant” a popular album of Gregorian chants by the Benedictine Monks recorded some 20 years ago… Lollapalooza ’94 – the 4th edition headliners are announced. Nirvana was supposed to be one of them. Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys and the Breeders. Also – George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars, a Tribe Called Quest, Nick cave & The Bad Sees, L7 and the Bordoms... Pearl Jam gives a radio concert live via satellite... Courtney Love - widow of Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain, reads parts of his suicide note in an angry taped message to thousands of fans that gathered for a candlelight vigil in Seattle. Love described it as “a letter to the editor.” Some excerpts said, “I haven’t felt the excitement for so many years. I felt guilty for so many years. The fact is I can’t fool you, any one of you. The worst crime is faking it.” Cobain (27) was found dead Friday in the home he shared with his wife and their toddler daughter - with a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head...  Alternative rock is more popular than ever, with more alternative acts now crossing over to top-40 airplay. This is because MTV is picking-up just after Alternative music stations begin playing a cut. When MTV adds the video, sales shoot up more and top 40 

"Bump N Grind" - R. Kelly

paula abdul divorces emilio may 1994 facts history timelineMay  -   Paula Abdul files for divorce against her actor-husband - Emilio Estevez. They’ve been married for two years… Passing – Actor George Peppard. He was 65... Prince has a new… CD ROM?? It’s called “Prince Interactive." It features a new song plus samples of 52 other Prince songs plus three video clips… 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell is arrested in Miami and charged with aggravated assault for allegedly aiming a gun at a woman …  “Stuttering” John Melendez (28) of the Howard Stern show, now has a new album. He’s a rocking musician too and thanks to the Stern show, signed with Atlantic Records. Name of the album - “Stuttering John”… Paula Abdul files for divorce against her actor-husband - Emilio Estevez… Prince has a new… CD ROM?? It’s called “Prince Interactive.’ It features a new song plus samples of 52 other Prince songs plus three video clips…. NBC is revamping its Thursday night lineup. It’ll be, “Mad About You,” “Friends,” “Seinfeld,” “Madman of the People,” “E.R.”… MTV VJ Adam Curry walked off the set of the channel’s “Top 20 Countdown”…  Radio - WestWoodOne launches “The Tom Leykis Show. It’s being fed 6-10p eastern time…  Atlanta police officer Scott Whitwell – who suffered a shotgun blast in the butt during altercation that involved rapper Tupac Shakur, is suing him for $10 million. The officer was unarmed and running away for his life when he got hit backside by Tupac... Rapper Tupac Shakur pleads innocent to felony charges of carrying a concealed handgun – stemming from his April 30 arrest in Hollywood (Ca.)... NBC broadcasts the final original episode of “L.A .Law” this week. Replacing the show – a new drama called “E.R.” – written and produced by author Michael Crichton. It’s about a group of young residents working in the emergency of a busy Chicago hospital... MTV debuts its first action series (why not?). It’s called “Dead at 21”… Pearl Jam files a complaint against  Ticketmaster - saying they pressured promoters to boycott the band’s low-cost concert tour this summer… Passing - composer/ arranger/conductor Henry Mancini (70)… VH-1 is set to broadcast its first live concert. “VH-1 Honors," will highlight the good works and popular music of Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder, Michael Bolton, Melissa Etheridge, Al Green, Kenny G and the artist formerly known as Prince. Look for it June 26...  Marry – Trisha Yearwood to Robert Reynolds at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville... BMI names “I Will Always Love You” – written by Dolly Parton as its song of the year...

Tony Bennett - "MTV Unplugged"

tony bennett 1994 mtv unplugged music history  mrpopculture imageJune Don’t miss Tony Bennett’s “MTV Unplugged”… MTV debuts “Dead at 21” - its first attempt at an action-adventure series… Howard Stern’s E! show begins June 20… Rapper Lisa (Left Eye) Lopez of TLC is facing arson charges after a fire gutted the Georgia home of her boyfriend … HBO, Showtime, Movie Channel and Cinemax are instituting a labeling system to warn viewers about the content of every program they offer... Virgin Records premiere the Rolling Stones “Voodoo Lounge” album before a crowd of 30,000 at the Houston Astrodome …Johnny Carson is back in the hottest-selling video collection - “Johnny Carson - his favorite moments ... 60’s & 70’s: Heeere’s Johnny! ... 70’s & 80’s: The Master Of Laughs ... 80’s & 90’s: The King of Late Night.... Found Dead - Kirsten Pfaff - the bass player of the rock band “Hole” at her Seattle home. She’s a bandmate of Courtney Love, the widow of “Nirvana” leader Kurt Cobaine, who died from a shotgun blast in April. Her cause of death was not immediately determined...   

"I Swear" - All-4-One

axl rose breaking up july music history facts timelineJuly - “The Lion King” opens July 1, taking-in $42 millionDon’t miss Nick-at-Nite’s summer block party. It all starts this week with “Mary Tyler Moore” on Mondays, “I Love Lucy” on Tuesdays, “Bewitched” – Wednesdays, “I Dream of Jeannie” – Thursdays and “Dragnet” - Fridays for two months! ... The only network to cover the O.J. Simpson hearing – the way it should be covered. Court TV ...Neil Young becomes the first in rock to pay tribute to the late Kurt Cobain with a song “Sleeps With Angels” – a title song to his new album...  A Harris poll says that Oprah Winfrey is favorite talk show host – for the third straight year. She’s followed by David Letterman, Regis Philbin/Kathy Lee Gifford, followed by Phil Donahue, Jay Leno and Ted Koppel... Rapper Easy-E says he plans to release two new albums simultaneously in September. Look for Str8 Off The Streets of #*#&@ Compton Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.”...  Breaking Up Is Easy To Do - Axl Rose and guitarist Slash are at odds. Looks like Guns ‘N Roses” is breaking up (again)...Bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl, two surviving members of Nirvana make a surprise concert appearance in Olympia, WA ..Lollapalooza ’94 kicks off in Las Vegas in 100-degree heat. The stars seemed to be the Smashing Pumpkins…MTV’s ‘The Jon Stewart Show” will go to syndication beginning in September. Paramount is replacing it with Arsenio Hall’s show…  Radio news - Hip Hop here to stay? WQHT - New York - “The Place Where Hip Hop Lives” scores big in the ratings. They leapt from No. 7 to No. 3 to its highest ranking (July)ever - a 4.4 share… Willy Nelson settles with the IRS for $18.7 million after 14 years of negotiations… Top TV Show – “Friends”…Seen on MTV – “Woodstock ‘94” commercials. The event is Aug. 12-14. Bob Dylan will be at this one!...  MTV debuts the new Rolling stones video “Love is Strong” from their “Voodoo Lounge” album... Aerosmith’s “Get a Grip” tour is on... Actor Michael Todd Jones sues Snoop Doggy Dogg’s backup rappers for assault, battery and other charges – and says they beat him up and stole his wallet on a music video set because he denied he was part of their ranks.  

Greenday Performs At "Woodstock '94"  

August - MGM Grand says they will build a $300 million hotel- casino with a New York theme…The Eagles guest on the syndicated “Rockline” show – their first time on the radio in 14 years... MTV will feature a reunion of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page titled for now – “Unleddid” – but it will feature electrical amp and acoustic music... 

 

melissa etherridge woodstock 94 august 1994 music history timelineAugust 12-14 - Woodstock ‘94 is held in Saugerties, NY with a weekend crowd of 250,000. The site is about 60 miles from the original Woodstock held in Bethel, NY. By Saturday, there had been four weddings performed on the grounds. One couple got married on the set MTV had erected next to the main stage. Performing (first day) - Joe Cocker, Melissa Etheridge; Crosby, Stills and Nash, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, Aerosmith, The Cranberries, Salt N Pepa. (Second day) - Arrested Development, Spin Doctors, Bob Dylan, Porno For Pyros, Neville Brothers, Santana, Jimmy Cliff’s Reggae All-Stars, Worl-A Girl, Eek -A-Mouse. Tickets were $135 or can stay home and watch it on pay-per-view for $34.95 for one day or $49.95 for both days. MTV filed reports all weekend as well...  Bruce Springsteen is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. His “Streets of Philadelphia” is nominated for two awards... John Denver is under investigation for drunken driving after an accident in Aspen. 

The Cranberries Perform at "Woodstock '94"

michael jackson lisa marie august 1994 facts history music timelineMore August - Howard Stern ends his bid for NY governor, rather than disclose his personal finances… At several children’s hospitals in Budapest – Michael Jackson and his new wife Lisa Marie handed out Barbie dolls and other stuffed animals to kids. He’s in town to shoot a video....  Courtney Love makes a surprise appearance at Lollapalooza in Philly… Becoming more and more popular - Tex-Mex orTejano and leading the genre is Corpus Christi-based singer Selena … She’s hot - Reba McEntire receives six nominations for the 28 th Country Music Assn Awards… CBS announces that Tom Snyder will join their late-night ranks, following David Lettermen…

Top albums - August 1994:

The Lion King - soundtrack

August and Everything After - Counting Crows

The Sign - Ace of Base

Forrest Gump - soundtrack

Purple - Stone Temple Pilots

Smash - Offspring

Regulate... G-Funk Era - Warren

Superunknown - Soundgarden

Dookie - Green Day

Voodoo Lounge - Rolling Stones

All-4-One - All-4-One

Candlebox - Candlebox

Not A Moment Too Soon - Tim McGraw

"I'll Make Love To You" - Boyz II Men

johnny depp 1994 movie history celebrity news  mrpopculture photoSeptember - Actor Johnny Depp is arraigned on charges of fourth-degree criminal mischief after allegedly smashing glass lamps and tables and causing about $10,000 damage to his hotel room at the Mark Hotel in New York… Tupac Shakur pleads not guilty in Los Angeles after being indicted for an alleged weapons violation…. Tupac Shakur pleads guilty in Lansing, Mich to charges he tried to hit another rapper with a baseball bat…. Star Trek” will finally get a female captain when the franchise’s new syndicated series “Star Trek: Voyager” debuts. Actress Genevieve Bujold will skipper the Starship USS Voyager. The series finds the ship lost in a distant part of the galaxy along with a former enemy... A movie about the lives of such rappers as Warren G., Naughty by Nature, Run DMC is set to come out next Spring. Producers are calling it “The Show"... MTV Video Music awards - Video of the year - “Cryin” - Aerosmith. The show honored the late Kurt Cobain and was opened by Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie.  

"Cryin" - Aerosmith

Emmy Awards - some winners -

Best comedy - “Frasier.”

Best comedy actor - Kelsey Grammer - “Frasier.”

Best comedy actress - Candice Bergen - “Murphy Brown.”

Best drama series - “Picket Fences.”

Best actor drama - Dennis Franz - “NYPD Blue.”

Best actress drama - Sela Ward - “Sisters.

Snoop Dogg Performs At The 1994 MTV Video Music Awards

john cougar mellencamp september 1994 music facts trivia timelineMore September - John Cougar Mellencamp cancels the rest of his concert dates after being diagnosed with an occluded heart artery... MTV is urging viewers to send money to a trust fund for Pedro Zamora - the HIV- positive member of its “Real World III.” He has no medical coverage... Lead singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M. signs a two-year deal with New Line Cinema to produce and develop feature films... Tupac Shakur pleads not guilty in Los Angeles after being indicted for an alleged weapons violation. Shakur also co-stars with Janet Jackson in the film “Poetic Justice”... Tupac Shakur pleads guilty in Lansing, Mich to charges he tried to hit another rapper with a baseball bat. The incident prompted a fight during an April 1993 concert at Michigan State University....MasterCard and Visa begin issuing Rolling Stones credit cards - and the logo with lips and tongue... Don’t miss the TV special “Billy Ray Cyrus: A Year on the Road” on ABC Oct. 8... Disney ends negotiations to buy NBC after only being offered 49%... Disney gives up plans for an historical theme park on Civil War battlefields of Virginia...  Letterman is winning - Late night talk wars - Dave Letterman drew an average 5.1 million viewers and Jay Leno got 4.7 million... NBC is not going with the series pilot “Frogmen” starring O.J. Simpson...

 

vince gill october 1994 cma awards facts timeline country music timeline mrpopcultureOctober -   At the 28th annual Country Music Association awards - Vince Gill becomes the first artist to win the “top male vocalist” award for the fourth time. Other winners - Pam Tillis - female vocalist of the year ... Top single went to John Michael Montgomery for “I Swear” ... Alan Jackson and Jim McBride won song of the year for “Chattahoochee” ... Brooks & Dunn won their third straight vocal duo award ... Diamond Rio for top vocal group...

"I Swear" - John Michael Montgomery

More October - "The Rolling Stones” current “Voodoo Lounge” North  American tour becomes the highest grossing concert tour… At the 28th annual Country Music Association awards - Vince Gill becomes the first artist to win the “top male  vocalist” award for the fourth time… New Studio - Hollywood dream team - Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and David Geffen confirm plans to launch a raul julia passing 1994 facts history timelinecompany… Passing - Actor Raul Julia (54) after a strokePassing - Burt Lancaster (80)…For Halloween, OJ Simpson costumes (or parts of OJ) are selling briskly. Short Afro wigs - patterned after his hairstyle - and OJ masks, seem to be the most popular... In video stores - “O.J. Simpson: Minimum Maintenance Fitness For Men”... Comedy Central goes to theme nights. Mondays - British comedies. Tuesday - Saturday Night Live. Wednesday - movies. Thursdays - comedians. Fridays - Mystery Science Theater... Deborah Norville will replace Bill O’Reilly as anchor of “Inside Edition” in May... Former President George Bush opens the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” and took a few pokes at Dana Carvey’s impersonations of him during his time in office. Carvey, who left the show in April, was guest host...The fourth annual MTV Rock ‘n’ Jock B-B-ball Jam is on this week. NBA players include Reggie Miller, Rick Mahorn, Shawn Kemp and Chris Webber. Look for celebrities Dean Cain, Queen Latifah, Boyz II Men, Joey Lawrence, David Charvet, mark Curry... Hot - “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” - tops all ratings lists for kids TV.... Wow – Fox-TV’s “The X-Files” are hotter than ever. Ratings in its second season are up 36% compared to the same period last year...

Power Rangers Intro

tupac jail november 1994 rap history timelineNovember -  An Arizona jury acquits John Carpenter of murdering actor Bob Crane… Tupac Shakur will serve at least 10 days in jail and complete 35 hours of community service for threatening a local Michigan rapper with a baseball bat during a Michigan State concert last year.... Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are recording for a new album called “No Quarter.” Last month’s Jimmy Page/Robert Plant turned out to be the highest rated of all “MTV Unplugged” programs... Michael Jackson’s “HIStory” album is delayed once again - and won’t be available until sometime next year... Director George Lucas says he’ll use the latest in computer graphics to update “Star Wars” for a 20th Anniversary release in 1997. He’ll add previously unreleased footage and digitally remaster the soundtrack...  Bob Dylan will do an “MTV Unplugged.” It’ll debut on December 15… “Baywatch” co-star Pamela Anderson sues the Globe magazine for $12 million for writing that she has a drug problem. .. Disney posts record profits thanks to the box- office smash “The Lion King”… Dies - Jerry Rubin - 60’s activist who once told his peers never trust anyone over the age of 30… Dies - Tommy Boyce (55) half of the famous Boyce and Hart songwriting team of the 60’s. He was found of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound by his wife… Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Speilberg and David Geffen “The Dream Team” announce an alliance with ABC - a Capital Cities company. Robert Iger, president of the network said his company is putting in excess of $100 million into the joint venture...

"On Bended Knee" - Boyz II Men

heidi fleiss pandering december charges 1994 facts history timelineDecember - Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss who ran a ring of high-priced, prostitutes near Hollywood, is convicted on three counts of pandering…  Yo! MTV Raps” airs an edited version of the controversial “Natural Born Killaz” by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube. The video re-enacts the stabbings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman and the shotgun deaths of Jose and Kitty Menendez... Howard Stern contacted by a man with a cellular phone who wanted to jump off the George Washington Bridge - kept him laughing. Police said Emillio Bonilla walked to the middle of the bridge - climbed over a railing and called Stern. “I mentioned the fact I had a movie coming out if he would die,” said Stern - ever the self promoter... Charles Grodin begins on CNBC on Jan. 9. He replaces Tom Snyder...

The Today Show’s “Gadget Guru” - Andy Pargh, is arrested near Miami for cocaine trafficking…  She’s the talk of sports radio - The Fabulous Sports Babe (Nanci Donnellan)…

Bob Dylan - MTV Unplugged - December 15

More December - The FCC taps nearly 80 stations to go ahead and apply to move to the expanded AM band of channels (1610-1700)… Aerosmith tupac shakur facts history december 1994 timelinecloses its 20-month “Get a Grip” tour in Boston... A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge extends an arrest warrant, issued last week for Tupac Shakur . He faces weapons charges, but the rapper says he can’t travel from New York to LA. He was shot two weeks in a robbery outside a New York recording studio... Urge Overkill’s “Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon” was used in Pulp Fiction, but not recorded for the film. Producer Quinton Tarantino found it on an EP that the Chicago band released two years ago on a small label. Tarantino found the EP in a London record store and loved the Neil Diamond-written-song so much, he constructed a key Uma Thurman-John Travolta scene around the tune... Radio - She’s the talk of sports radio - The Fabulous Sports Babe (Nanci Donnellan). She’s the first female to host a  nationally syndicated sports talk show on radio. It’s broadcast 5 days a week on the new ESPN Radio Network. The Babe can be heard on 85 stations...  Rapper Tupac Shakur, who is recovering from gunshot wounds suffered in a holdup, is locked up at New York’s Bellevue Hospital after failing to come up with $3 million in bail money ordered by the state court… ABC says it is bringing back its November ratings sensation, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” three times a week beginning in January… "Unplugged” from MTV is becoming a franchise onto itself. Just released - “The Unplugged Collection Vol. 1” drawn from past “Unplugged” programming. The set features tracks by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lenny Kravitz, Soul Asylum, k.d. lang, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Elton John, John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, The Rude 5, Don Henley, Annie Lennox and R.E.M. MTV’s “The Year In Rock” emphasizes Kurt Cobain, Trent Reznor and  Woodstock II...

The Year 1994 In News Headlines And Information

nancy kerrigan 1994 sports skating history timeline  mrpopcultureJanuary 1  Skater Nancy Kerrigan (24), one of the  favorites to win a gold medal in next month’s Winter Olympics in Norway, is attacked after a practice in Detroit… Passing - Virginia Kelley (70) – mother of President Clinton of breast cancer…Federal health officials unveil new public service announcements that for the first time explicitly promote condom use to reduce the risk of AIDS transmission. The ads, aimed at 18 to 25-year-olds, are much firmer than previous government-sponsored ads... Visiting Europe for the first time since he took office, President Clinton, pledges renewed American leadership and commitment to unite the continent. He warned that the allies must reach out quickly to help the nations of the former Soviet empire risk seeing those countries precarious democracies overwhelmed by “the grim pretenders to tyranny’s dark throne”...Fighting continues between army and Indian guerrillas in San Christobal De Las Casas, Mexico. The death count exceeds 100 after three days of fighting... Singer/actor Sonny Bono (58), the former mayor of Palm Springs announces his candidacy for Congress this week. Bono ran for the California Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate in 1992, but lost... Passing - Thomas P. (Tip) O’Neill Jr. (81) …

January 8 - In Brussels - President Clinton announces an agreement with Ukraine and Russia to give up Ukraine’s nuclear arsenal… President Clinton, caving to pressure, asks Atty. Gen. Janet Reno to name a special counsel to investigate the Whitewater real estate and banking affair... Also in Brussels - President Clinton – making a speech, promised to help unite Europe... President Clinton is shown the sights of Prague by Czech President Vaclav Havel... The Pentagon announces a new policy that would allow women to serve in some combat support jobs. They no longer would be excluded from assignments because they are dangerous... Deadlocked - A mistrial is declared in the murder trial of Erik Menedez after the jury could not reach a verdict in the case... Madeleine Albright - U.S. ambassador to the United Nations condemns the “murderous bombardment” of Sarajevo by Bosnian Serbs and said that blocking any aid would be considered a war crime... Lorena Bobbitt – the 24-year-old manicurist from Venezuela goes on trial in Manassas, Virginia of cutting off her husband’s penis. Ex hubby John Wayne Bobbitt was acquitted in November of sexually assaulting her... Inflation for 1993 was only 2.7% and retail sales were strong... The unemployment rate inches down to 6.4% in December from 6.5%.  

January 15 - In Moscow – President Clinton and President Boris N. Yeltsin conclude a two-day meeting which emphasized Russia’s progress on their new free market economy... Syrian President Hafez Assad meets with President Clinton and for the first time, says he would like normal relations with Israel.  A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits the Los Angeles area. The pre-dawn quake killed at least 33, flattened freeways and buildings and sent commuters on alternative routes…Lorena Bobbitt tells a tense courtroom that she cut off her husband’s penis with a carving knife because she could no longer endure the rape, beatings and other abuse to which she said she was subjected during their four-year marriage...Tonya Harding’s hold on a berth in next month’s Winter Olympics may be less than secure, as U.S. Olympic Committee officials contemplate whether it would be in the best interest of other athletes to remove her from the team...American Express says it will spin off its Lehman Bros investment banking unit... The economy is in good shape – with GNP growing at the fastest pace in six years - no inflation... Kodak is changing its product line – and adding a discount brand. It’s changing the top-of-the-line Ektar film and will rename it Royal Gold. The discount film will be called Funtime... 

CBS Evening News w/Connie Chung - January 27, 1994

yasser arafat january 1994 middle east facts history timelineJanuary 22 - In Cairo - PLO leader Yasser Arafat met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to discuss ways to speed up the Middle East peace process... The Clinton Administration asks for $6 billion in aide to help the Northridge (Ca.) earthquake victims... More aftershocks in Los Angeles… more nerves.  Some 2,500 housing units are declared unsafe...The famed Menendez murder case in Los Angeles ends in a mistrial, but the DA is going to retry the brothers – who are accused of murdering their parents. Skater Tonya Harding said she learned afterward that persons close to her had been responsible for the attack Jan. 6 on rival Nancy Kerrigan, but did not report it to policePresident Clinton orders an immediate end to the 19-year trade embargo against Vietnam to resolve the fate of MIA’s… A 2nd mistrial is declared in the Menendez brothers murder trial as the jury is declared deadlocked - this time for Lyle Menendez…

1994 State of The Union - President Clinton

February 1 -  Thirty-one years later – Byron de La Beckwith is convicted of murdering civil rights leader Medgar Evers… A group called the Business Roundtable – a group of top business leaders, endorse a rival health plan to President Clinton’s health reform and his could be in trouble... President Clinton orders an end to the 19-year trade embargo against Vietnam. The President says he made the movie as means of resolving remaining questions about the fate of missing U.S. soldiers... The Federal Reserve Board hikes interest rates ¼% to 3.25%... A large caliber shell slams into an open-air marketplace in Sarajevo, killing over 60 people and injuring more than 200. It’s the worst attack in the Bosnian capital since the civil war began. President Clinton says U.S. retaliation has not been ruled-out and warns that it stands ready to support NATO air strikes in the Bosnia-Herzegovina civil war...  Thirty-one years later - Byron de La Beckwith is convicted of murdering civil rights leader Medgar Evers in Jackson, MS. 

February 8 - 10 day ultimatum - NATO issues an ultimatum to Bosnian Serb forces – warning that they face air bombardment unless they withdraw their heavy weapons from the hills surrounding Sarajevo or place the arms under U.N. control…. Washington Times says - The Rose Law Firm where first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was a partner shredded documents related to the whitewater Development Corp last week…

bill clinton february 1994 facts history timelineFebruary 15 - President Clinton pledges nearly $400 million in aid to oil-rich Kazakhstan after the former Soviet republic agreed to adhere to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty and destroy its nuclear weapons... Bosnian Serb forces begin a massive withdrawal from mountain artillery nests ringing Sarajevo... President Clinton warns that U.S. warplanes are set to launch air strikes if all heavy weapons surrounding Sarajevo are not pulled or placed under U.N. control... After two bad days of practice, skater Tonya Harding is ready to go. Two names will go into the official draw for this week’s Winter Olympic women’s figure skating competition – Harding and Nancy Kerrigan...  AIDs drug AZT is found to protect fetuses from AIDS. The findings are considered significant... Viacom wins a bid to buy Paramount in a $10 billion deal. 

February 22 -  The Clinton administration - with the momentum of the current cease-fire in Bosnia - says that most of the Bosnian Serb and Muslim artillery either had been removed from the Sarajevo area or turned over to U.N. forces… Court TV and ESPN cover the court hearing of figure skater Tony Harding... Norway Olympic games  - all eyes are on Kerrigan and Harding. CBS news video: 

CBS Evening News - February 23, 1994

tonya harding 1994 news march  history  skating  mrpopcultureMarch 1 - The Bosnian government and Croatian separatists – two of the parties in the three-sided war – sign a peace agreement to form a federated state. The U.S- brokered deal hopes that will put pressure on Serbs to reach a settlement... U.S. jets attack six Bosnian Serb aircraft, shooting down four  - to protect the no-fly zone over Bosnia – imposed by the U.N.... President Clinton is on the road – trying to get support for rep. Dan Rostenkowski in Chicago. He talked about crime and health care reform and praised the lawmaker... President Clinton reinstitutes a provision of U.S. trade law that will allow the U.S. to retaliate against Japanese imports of Japan fails to open it markets to American goods... President Clinton appeals to PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat and angry Palestinians to resume peace talks with Israel, warning that a breakdown in negotiations would “had a victory” to the Jewish extremist who massacred 48 worshippers in a West Bank mosque... A federal jury in New York finds four militant Muslims guilty of conspiring to bomb the World Trade Center – up to now – the worst terrorist hit in U.S. history. The blast killed six and injured 1,000 back in Feb. 1993... The shuttle Columbia soars through a clear sky and slips into orbit with five astronauts who will oversee projects similar to ones planned later this decade for a space station... White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum resigns. It marks an end to a yearlong tenure marked by controversy and accusations involving Whitewater... Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell announces that he will not seek reelection this year...  Hugh Rodham – brother of the First Lady – is making a run for the senate in Florida. He’s trying to unseat Republican Connie Mack there... Whitewater special counsel Robert Fiske Jr. subpoenas nine Clinton Administration officials, including White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum...After the massacre of 48 Palestinians last week – 400 youths chant, “Arafat, Arafat, where is your peace”. Their anger was directed as much at Yasser Arafat as it was at Israel and the Jewish settler who had gunned down the Muslims as they prayed... A judge in Singapore sentences Michael Fay of Dayton, OH - An American teen to be flogged six times with a rattan cane and to spend four months in prison for spray-painting cars and other acts of mischief. 

March 8 - Bosnian Croats and Muslims announce agreement on a 52-page constitution for a new federation from the war-ruined regions they hold in Bosnia-Herzegovina… First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton acknowledges “a lot of missteps” in the handling of the Whitewater controversy and, in part, blamed her desire for privacy for the matter not being explained earlier and more fully… Bosnian Croats and Muslims announce agreement on a 52-page constitution for a new federation from the war-ruined regions they hold in Bosnia-Herzegovina...  President Clinton says that the U.S. did more than could be expected in Somalia – as the last U.S. troops leave  - even if competing warlords soon plunge the country back into chaos...   

March 15 - Tonya Harding enters a plea of guilty to “hindering prosecution” and agrees to resign from U.S. amateur figure skating as a result of the attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan… Luis Donaldo Colosio (44), widely expected to be Mexico’s next president, is assassinated in Tijuana… President Clinton lashes out at Republican critics – charging that they are sabotaging the nation’s need for honest debate at a time when it needs a “genuine conflict of ideas.” His remarks clearly show his frustration over Whitewater – and over the way a stream of allegations surrounding the Whitewater controversy and related matters have susan mcdougal facts history march 1994 timelineblocked Clinton’s ability to communicate his Administration’s agenda... Susan McDougal – former real estate partner of then Gov. Bill Clinton and his wife, breaks her silence that has made her the mystery woman of Whitewater. In a press conference, she refused to answer questions about the critical transactions that have plunged the White House into controversy. She declared her innocence and accused the republicans of persecuting her and her former husband, James B. McDougal.   

March 22 - White House officials – concerned about Whitewater – launch a public relations blitz to defend President Clinton and first Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and to keep the controversy from interfering with the President’s congressional agenda…Sixteen people were killed and 82 injured when an Air force fighter jet collided with a military cargo plane in Fayetteville, NC... 

 April 1 -  Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun (85) announces his retirement. He’s the author of Roe vs. Wade… In a bid to quell spiraling pro-election violence the South African government declares a state of emergency in the Zulu -dominated Natal Province... South Africa – 13 people are killed in the bitter factional violence ravaging Durban – a Zulu region, threatening its upcoming free elections this month... Michael Mower – suspected of writing a threatening letter to President Clinton – has killed his mother and himself after wounding tow deputies who were investigating the case in Dayton, OH It’s revealed that First Lady Hillary’s broker has used improper block trading to benefit big in the commodities market...  

April 8 - Two U.S. jet fighters bomb Bosnian Serb artillery positions outside the eastern enclave of Gorazde halting a fierce rebel offensive in its tracks and delivering the first punishing air strikes after months of U.N. threats... After three days of carnage, it’s estimated that 10,000 are dead in Rwandan capital of Kigali after fighting resumes... Bosnian Serb rebels, hardening their stance, order troops to shoot down NATO warplanes, laying mines to trap U.N. peacekeepers and rebuff high-level diplomats seeking to rescue abandoned peace talks.   

April 15 - The Federal Reserve raises interest rates ¼ point to 3.75%... Richard M. Nixon, the 37 th President of the United richard nixon dies april 1994 timeline history factsStates, dies after suffering a stroke…President Clinton declares Wednesday, the day of Nixon’s funeral “a national day of mourning” and encourages Americans to assemble “in their respective places of warship to pay homage” to Nixon’s memory. He also ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff at all federal buildings, including overseas embassies for 30 days... President Clinton proposes broader use of allied air power in Bosnia-Herzegovina and put Bosnian Serbs on notice that the United States is prepared to lead Western Military forces to punish their brutal behavior and thwart their territorial ambitions... 

April 22 - Richard Nixon is given a fitting, parting farewell in his hometown of Yorba Linda, California. Attending - President Clinton and First Lady Hillary, former President’s Bush, Reagan, Carter and Ford and their wives… President Clinton tries to persuade Saudi Arabia (once again) to buy U.S. products. He called on its government to award a telecommunications contract to AT&T valued at $4 billion…A huge bomb rips through a crowded tax stand in Germiston, South Africa killing 10. Earlier – a massive car bomb exploded near African national Congress offices in downtown Johannesburg, leaving at least nine dead... 

nelson mandela news 1994 may history  mrpopculture photoMay 1 - In South Africa - Nelson Mandela claims victory in South Africa’s first free elections… Appearing on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” - First Lady Hillary Clinton says she finds it “profoundly sad” that rumors circulated” about her relationship with Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster after his suicide last summer… The U.N Security Council votes to tighten sanctions against Haiti in a ruling that could force its military forces to relinquish power to ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide... President Clinton warns Haiti’s military leaders that his patience “has run out” and he no longer will rule out the use of U.S. military force to drive them from power. 

May 8 - Nelson Mandela is sworn-in as South Africa’s first black president… President Clinton chooses federal Judge Stephen Breyer to fill the second vacancy on the Supreme Court. He’s considered a moderate by many... Defying U.S. - Haitian military rulers name a new government to replace exiled president Jean-Bertrand Aristide... Congress and the Senate approve a bill banning blockades, violence and intimidation against abortion clinics, their staffs and women who use them. The President is expected to sign it... Aides say the Clintons are angry, frustrated and frequently distracted by the continuing Whitewater allegations and by what they see as a politically inspired campaign to discredit them... White House officials plan to establish a legal defense fund to help President Clinton pay attorney bills arising from Whitewater...  

jackie kennedy onasis dies may 1994 facts history timelineMay 15 - The family of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis gathers at her bedside as the former First Lady suffers serious complications her fight against cancer. She has been undergoing chemotherapy since January, when she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The hospital denied a published report that Onassis had taken a serious turn for the worst, saying her prognosis was excellent... Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, the first lady of First Ladies dies of cancer at 64. At her side in her 5th Avenue apartment were daughter Caroline Kennedy Schlossbert, son John F. Kennedy and her longtime companion Maurice Templesman. 

May 22Alexander I Solzhenitsyn ends his 20-year exile with an appeal to people across Russia to seize the initiative in directing their troubled country’s post-Communist re-birth…Corruption charges pending – Associates of Rep. Dan Rostenkowwaki (D-Ill) says he intends to reject any plea bargain and will contest any charges that he abused his office by diverting public money for personal use... Former Nation of Islam spokesman Khallid Abdul Muhamy is shot in the legs by a gunman who is identified as a former Nation of Islam minister in the University of California at Riverside (Ca.). The gunman was severely beaten by the  crowd in the school’s auditorium... President Clinton renews China’s trade status... Four Islamic militants are sentenced to life sentences behind bars for their role in last year’s bombing at the World Trade Center. The group sought to punish the U.S. for backing Israel. They will get no parole. 

CBS Evening News w/Connie Chung - May 24, 1994

June 1- Congressman Dan Rostenkowski is indicted on 17 felony counts of fraud and embezzlement for allegations from taking kickbacks of government funds from a son-in-law to buying cars for his family with public campaign money…  President Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II and other allied leaders sail in a massive flotilla from England to France to observe the 50th anniversary of D-Day... D-Day 50th Anniversary – President Clinton speaks at the U.S. cemetery in Normandy, France - honoring the many slain there. “They were the fathers we never knew, the uncles we never met, the friends who never returned, the heroes we can never repay.”  

O.J. Simpson wife murdered june 1994 facts history trivia timelineJune 8 - Football great O.J. Simpson’s former wife Nicole Brown Simpson (35) and Ronald Lyle Goldman - a waiter at a trendy Brentwood restaurant are found apparently stabbed to death outside her Brentwood townhouse early Monday morning. Sources close to the case say that Simpson is considered a suspect. A blood-soaked glove believed used during the killings was found at O.J. Simpson’s house in Brentwood …  President Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II and other allied leaders sail in a massive flotilla from England to France to observe the 50 th anniversary of D-Day…

June 15 - Mounting evidence links former football star O.J. Simpson to the brutal slayings of his former wife and a man that she knew. Sources say he could be arrested in days. The investigation is now focused on bloodstains that were found in Simpson’s car at his home and his former wife’s townhouse... The blood type of samples recovered at the scene of the double slaying are found to match the blood type of O.J. Simpson...  Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman - slain side by side are buried in separate funerals with suspect O.J. Simpson attending the service for his ex-wife...

CNN - O.J. Simpson Bronco Chase

O.J. Simpson is arrested on Friday for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman after leading police on a gripping two-hour freeway chase. The arrest came about 10 hours after he was to have turned himself in to Los Angeles police. Simpson had agreed to surrender earlier, but bolted at the last minute with Al Cowlings, a longtime friend and former teammate at USC with the Buffalo Bills... President Clinton tightens sanctions against Haiti with a ban on commercial flights and financial transactions between the two countries…

ABC Evening News w/Peter Jennings - June 23, 1994

June 22 - President Clinton appoints budget director Leon Panetta to his new chief of staff in a White House shake-upTens of thousands of gay rights supporters march through the streets of New York and congregated at a rally in central park where they demanded equal treatment... Socialist Tomiichi Murayama wins Japan's top job – Premier of Japan... The House adopts landmark legislation that rewrites the rules governing the communications industry. Bill will ease restrictions on Baby Bells for the transmission of TV shows. Must go to the Senate... Prince Charles is creating a whirlwind of controversy – by his outspoken participation in a TV documentary. For one, he admitted for the first time to committing adultery during his marriage to Princess Diana. He’s interviewed in the 2-½ program by Jonathan Dimbleby... The FDA approves a fourth drug, called Stavudine or D4T for the treatment of AIDS and HIV infection...   

yasser arafat news july 1994 history  mrpopcultureJuly 1 - PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza City in triumph after 27 years of exile and calls on  Palestinians to put aside their differences and build  “a democratic and free homeland… A USAair jetliner flying through a thunderstorm at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport tries to  turn and climb out but crashes, killing at least 19 of  the 55 onboard…  PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza City in triumph after 27 years of exile and calls on Palestinians to put aside their differences and build “a democratic and free homeland”... 3-month war - Rebel troops overrun Rwanda’s capital of Gikongoro, prompting French forces to declare a government-held pocket in the southwest a safe area under French protection... Trapped by a wall of flames, 13 federal firefighters are killed and three others are missing while battling a forest fire near Glenwood Springs, Colorado... Traffic accident kills 14 in Weatherford, Tex after a tractor-trailer slams into a passenger van... Jim Bakker arrives at a North Carolina halfway house after 4 ½ years in prison for defrauding investors out of millions of dollars. “I’m glad to be back in the Carolinas, and I’m glad to be with my son today,” said Bakker

July 8 -  Kim II Sung - the communist dictator who ruled North Korea for over four decades dies. He was 82. Kim Jong II - the son of the late North Korean dictator Kim II Sung moves toward an official takeover of the Stalinist nation…O.J. Simpson will stand trial for the murders of his ex-wife and her friend – so says a judge who says there was ample evidence... Jeff Gillooly – ex-husband of skater Tanya Harding – is sentenced to two years in prison for the attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan. Shawn Eckardt – Harding’s bodyguard got 18 months in prison... 

July 15 O.J. Simpson enters a plea of not-guilty to the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Simpson was under suicide watch after the D.A indicted him… President Clinton announces that Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and King Hussein of Jordan will confer in their first official talks…

July 22 - Lawyers for O.J. Simpson announce a $500,000 reward for information leading to the “real killer or killers” and at the same time, files motion accusing police of ignoring evidence that points to other possible suspects.  President Clinton orders 200 troops to Rwanda to reopen the airport in Kigali. He also announces an emergency request to Congress for $320 million to pay for additional aid for Rwanda - which has been devastated by war and disease…In Washington - Historic declaration as Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and King Hussein declare and pledge to ‘bring an end to bloodshed and sorrow.”... Senate and House negotiators approve a $32.8 billion crime bill that would place 100,000 more police officers on the streets... The video game industry announces a new consumer rating system – the  IDSA (labels) and SPA (symbols) systems....

CBS Evening news - July 26, 1994

August 1 - President Clinton wants to go to the American people in preparation to oust Haiti’s military dictators by forces unless they step down voluntarily… Whitewater – Special counsel Robert B. Fiske Jr. is replaced with Kenneth W. Starr  by a three-judge panel. Starr later said he promised “fair and objective and even handed” probe and wanted to go to work quickly... The New York Post gets a note from someone claiming to be the Zodiac killer – claiming responsibility for five shootings that left at least two dead between August 1992 and June 11 of this year....

August 8 - One of the world’s most notorious and elusive terrorists is arrested in Sudan and extradited to France. The terrorist is responsible for 83 deaths worldwide…The U.S. and North Korea reach a nuclear pact. North Korea pledges to stop trying to obtain nuclear weapons and in exchange, the U.S. agrees to help modernize its power facilities. The move defuses what was the o.j. simpson august 1994 facts history timelinemost dangerous foreign policy crisis facing the Clinton Administration...  O.J. Simpson update - Simpson is removed from his cell and taken to the hospital, where he underwent minor surgery to treat swollen lymph nodes in his armpit. He was then taken back to his cell....  

August 15 - The Federal Reserve raises short-term interest rates to 7.75% from 7.25%... Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman resigns that post, fearing intense criticism from Congress for his role in the Whitewater affair.  

August 22 -  Defense Secretary William J. Perry announces that Guantanamo Bay’s capacity will be tripled - all to accommodate Cuban refugees…Assaulted in her home Rosa Parks (81)  – whose refusal to give up her bus sat to a white man sparked the modern civil rights movement – is assaulted in her Detroit home by an assailant who hit her then ran...  

john wayne bobbett trivia 1994 history  mrpopcultureSeptember 1 - Truce - The Irish Republican Army announces a complete cessation of violence in its struggle to end British control over Northern Ireland…Haiti - The Clinton Administration says it plans military and other actions to show it is not bluffing… John Wayne Bobbitt is convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery against his fiancée by a judge who said Bobbit t has an “attitude problem.” Bobbitt was charged with striking Kristina Elliott, a former exotic dancer he met while in Las Vegas on a publicity tour. He became famous after his ex-wife,..

September 8 - More than a dozen nations met in closed-door sessions with a Vatican rep to try to work out a new compromise focusing on objections to characterizing abortions as “safe’ or unsafe.” Also, 180 nations adopted a wide-ranging plan on global population. The plan will try to limit the growth of the world’s population by preventing it from exceeding 7.2 billion people over the next two decades... President Clinton and First Lady Hillary return from vacation and took up temporary resident in a government guest house as workers scramble to complete repairs on the White House’s aging heating and ventilation system.... A USAir Boeing 737 en route from Chicago to Pittsburgh hurls nose first near Aliquippa, Pa - killing all on board – 131…The last American, British and French forces leave Berlin - having been in the area for 49 years... The space shuttle Discovery and its six astronauts rocket into orbit. Florida action - Jeb Bush , son of the ex- president wins the Republican gubernatorial primary as Hugh Rodham, brother of the First Lady, is in the run for a Democratic Senate seat... Inflation at the wholesale level made its biggest jump in nearly 4 years - .6% in August, led by fuel and gasoline...

September 15 - President Clinton, dispatches a delegation headed by Jimmy Carter to Haiti in order to persuade its military dictators to relinquish power. A delegation led by former President Jimmy carter meets with Haiti’s top military leaders to persuade them to step aside rather than face an invasion by the huge U.S. force poised offshore. It’s what President Clinton is calling “one last best effort”... Thousands of U.S. troops swarm into Port-Au-Prince, Haiti to begin a military occupation designed to restore democracy to the troubled Caribbean nation. President Clinton announces a  breakthrough in Haiti as the Jimmy Carter mission negotiates a deal under which exiled Jean-Bertrand Aristide will resume the presidency. The military junta will receive an amnesty from Parliament (but some believe this could take time)...

CBS Evening news w/Dan Rather - September 19, 1994

September 22 - Haiti - Exiled Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide agrees to cal a session of Haiti’s Parliament to vote on amnesty for the leaders of the coup that deposed him three years ago... More Haiti - Ten Haitians die as gun battles erupt - this after supporters of ousted President Aristide attempted to push their way into police headquarters. Later - thousands storm the three-man police facilities in Cap Haitien - looted the buildings and turn weapons over to American troops... Philippines - Steaming avalanches of volcanic debris cascaded down the slope of Mt. Pinatubo, swamping more than a dozen villages and killing at least 13 people...The murder trial of O.J. Simpson gets underway. This after 200 jury candidates were dismissed for hardship reasons... Salvatore (Sammy the Bull) Gravano is sentenced to five years in prison, even though he was implicated in john wayne bobbett convicted september 1994 timeline19 murders. Part of it - he was rewarded for testifying against John Gotti... John Wayne Bobbitt is convicted of a second domestic battery charge in Las Vegas and ordered to serve 30 days in jail…

October 1 - The U.S. and Japan reach trade breakthroughs in four key areas and the agreements will crack open the lucrative Japanese market for four major U.S. industries and generate billions of dollars in new exports… OJ Simpson trial update - Superior Court Judge Lance  Ito upholds repeated law enforcement searches of the Ford Bronco…Nelson Mandela addressed the General Assembly for the fist time as president of South Africa and pledges to wipe out racism in his divided country... U.S. forces in Haiti take steps to stop looting and began searching for illegal weapons. Earlier - a mass demonstration celebrating the end of three years of brutal military rule here, disintegrated into despair and despair as seven were killed... Consumer spending rose.9% in August - more rapidly than it did in six months...The Honda Civic hatchback is ranked most fuel efficient by the EPA - at 56 miles per gallon highway and 47 mph city... President Clinton calls the Haiti mission a success and that it is worth continuing. Visiting the aircraft carrier Eisenhower, Clinton told sailors “Thanks to your efforts, the Haitian people are moving from fear to freedom.”

October 8 - President Clinton orders an additional 350 U.S. combat aircraft to the Persian Gulf. He said Saddam Hussein has lied repeatedly and there is no such evidence of Iraqi troop withdrawal in KuwaitGermany - Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins his 4 th term - making him Germany’s longest-reigning leader since World War II…U.N wants to lift sanctions in Iraq - U.S... Ambassador Madeline Albright and Russian Foreign Minister Andrei V. Kozyrev exchange barbs in a public session at the U.N. - on this very subject. Russia wants to lift the sanctions - the U.S. - not...

president clinton korea persian gulf october facts history 1994 timelineOctober 15 - President Clinton approves a deal to stop North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Approved by U.S. negotiators in Geneva, Clinton said the agreement, “will make the United States, the Korean peninsula and the world safer.” The accord, gives North Korea a series of economic and  political benefits in exchange for promises to freeze and eventually dismantle its current nuclear facilities… The 1994 Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Israeli Prime Minster Shimon Perez and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat for the vision and courage of their efforts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict after generations of war and bloodshed.... 

October 22 - In Tel Aviv - a bomb planted by Islamic militants opposed to the Arab-Israeli peace process - goes off - and kills 22 people... After the bombing of a Tel Aviv bus, the Israeli Cabinet orders the West Bank and Gaza Strip sealed indefinitely... President Clinton signs a direction enforcing a law that calls for the expulsions of students who bring guns/firearms to class. His trip will include Syria. President Clinton demands his Administration receive more credit for its economic record - especially for cutting the deficit... President Clinton begins a four-day diplomatic mission to the Middle East and the first stop is Cairo - and a visit to the tomb of Anwar Sadat... A Colorado man standing among tourists in from the White House, pulls out an assault rifle from beneath his trench coat and fires about 30 rounds at the mansion and the West Wing. No one was injured... Francisco Martin Duran the man accused of spraying the outside of the White House with rifle fire - is formally charged with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and damaging federal property... In South Carolina - Sousan Smith tells police a black man drove off in her car with her two children and a massive manhunt is launched. Syrian President Hafes Assad rejects suggestions that he should visit Jerusalem or make some other dramatic gesture to proves his commitment to peace. After hosting a meeting with President Clinton, he said that if the Israelis will not believe his word, the peace process will collapse...

Susan Smith On TV

November 1- 68 on board an American Eagle commuter flight perish when the plane, headed for Chicago through a downpoor, crashed in a muddy field… Susan Smith admits she drowned her two sons by letting her car go into a nearby lake. This after she lead the police and the public on a wild chase - saying initially - that a black man had kidnapped her two children. 

President Clinton vows more immigration aid and seeks more federal money to offset the cost of illegal immigration in such princess diana november 1994 facts history timelineplaces as Arizona and California... The London Sunday Times reports that Princess Diana is planning to make a splashy comeback to public life as the head of fund-raising efforts for the British Red Cross. After halting personal appearances a year ago, the estranged wife of Prince Charles is preparing to the public eye, in her words “with a vengeance"...

November 8 - California - Controversial proposition 187 - a controversial measure that does not back illegal immigration (mostly by Mexicans in California) - wins. … But hold on - a federal district judge halts portions of prop 187 – blocking immediate enforcement of the initiative’s bans on non-emergency medical, educational and social services for illegal aliens…The Philippines - several years after America’s bitter military exodus. The emphasis seems to be on business investment... Jakarta - President Clinton meets with Chinese President Jiang Zemen - the second time this year - where both men will attend a summit meeting of leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Jakarta... O.J. trial - Superior Court Judge Lance Ito rules that a television camera may stay in the courtroom - ending a one-month legal dispute....

November 15 - NATO warplanes launch a limited but effective attack on a Serbian nationalist and on missile and antiaircraft artillery sites in south-central Croatia. The raid was carefully limited to minimize the risk that it would spur either Serbian nationalists or Croats to widen the war... Two FBI agents and a District of Columbia police detective are shot and killed as gunfire erupted in the squad room at a Washington DC homicide unit. A fourth person, believed to be the gunman, was also found dead...

ABC News w/Peter Jennings - November 21, 1994 

jeffrey dahmer 1994 history trivia death  mrpopcultureNovember 24 - Jeffrey Dahmer who confessed to killing 17 men and boys is beaten to death in a prison bathroom. Dahmer suffered massive head injuries from a broom handle…Defense Secretary William Perry says that heavily armed (advancing) Serbian rebels on the city of Bihac are unstoppable and that further NATO strikes would be useless. Recent bombing raids by NATO against the rebels failed to even slow their progression into the U.N protected area... In New York, a firefighter was cradling two children in his arms and guiding their parents to safety on an aerial ladder when suddenly it collapsed. The father leaped free and jumped to his death. The mother and two children are in critical condition and the fireman is in serious but stable condition. The ladder, which was extended 91 feet to reach a top floor apartment, could have buckled under the weight of the last section - but that’s not suppose to happen...

December 1 - Unemployment is down to 5.6% - the lowest jobless rate in 4 yearsSerbian nationalists renege on a public promise to release 400 U.N. troops held hostage as insurance against NATO air strikes... Clash - As Republicans call for the withdrawal of U.N. peacekeepers in Bosnia,.. The Clinton Administration believes the moves would widen the conflict. House Republicans elect Newt Gingrich as the speaker as a dispute rages over a commentary he made - that as much as one-fourth of the White House staff had used drugs before joining the Administration... Orange County (CA) - home of Disneyland, becomes the largest municipality to file for Bankruptcy protection after bankers demand the county repay over a billion in loans to its investment pool...

gorbachev december 1994 facts history timelineDecember 8 - Former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev makes it clear that he wants to replace Boris N. Yeltsin as Russian president - as early as the 1996 elections... President Clinton offers to send up to 20,000 U.S. ground troops to help evacuate the U.N. peacekeeping force in Bosnia-Herzegovina if the allies decide to withdraw in the face of increased harassment... President Clinton signed legislation authorizing U.S. participation in a tariff-slashing world trade agreement, which passed Congress by lopsided margins in a rare lame-duck session... President Clinton fires Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders for telling an AIDS forum that she believes masturbation “perhaps should be taught” to schoolchildren... Response to U.S. - Yasser Arafat - leader of the Palestinians promises that his self rule government will do al it can to stop terrorism against Israelis... Susan Smith, accused of drowning her two sons by pushing her car into a lake with them inside is indicted on murder charges…

December 15 - The Kremlin withdraws its offer for a peace summit with Chechnya - the tiny breakaway republic, saying instead it was preparing to bomb the rebel capital into submission…One of two pilots aboard a U.S. Army helicopter that went down after straying into North Korean airspace is killed. President Clinton is pressing the Communist government in Pyongyang for the prompt return of the surviving pilot... A private Lear jet on a National Guard training mission crashes on a Fresno (CA) street and careens into a crowded apartment complex. At least three are dead... a bomb is set off in a NYC subway... More here:

NBC Nightly News w/Tom Brokaw - December 21, 1994 

newt gingrich book deal december 1994 facts history timelineDecember 23 - Police in NY arrest Ed Leary - a badly burned unemployed computer consultant and charged him with carrying the firebomb that exploded aboard a New York subway train. From his hospital bed - Leary said he didn’t do it. I’m not a mad bomber. How can they say that? They said I did that”... A bizarre series of attacks and incidents around the White House continues when two men are arrested before dawn, one carrying a semiautomatic handgun and another claiming he had a plutonium bomb in his car. A third man was arrested after he slipped onto the White House grounds when a gate was opened briefly. The FDA approves the first AIDS test that uses saliva instead of blood to determine whether a person has been infected by the virus…House Speaker Newt Gingrich lands an estimated $4 million book contact from HarperCollins... CIA Director R. James Woolsey resigns abruptly. He had been under fire for his handling of the Aldrich Ames spy case. Bill Clinton says he will run for a second term. Senate Majority Leader Bob dDle (R-Kan.) warns that rep. Newt Gingrich’s reported $4 million book deal “does raise some questions” that could dog Republicans at a time when they are slashing programs that help the poor....

The Year 1994  In Technology News And Information

January - AT&T announces it is starting an online service that, for the first time, will give consumers access to electronic databases and other communications networks from any location. Called “PersonaLink,” it will compete with on-line services now dominated by Prodigy, Compuserve and America Online… Some 900 CompuServe subscribers logged on at 5pm for a virtual conversation with Al Gore - who was sitting in front of a Compac PC at the White House… Cell phone companies are switching to digital and many should be in place by the end of the decade. Some are seeing it as a conflict – that consumers will have to pick between analog and digital. Others are saying analog has improved so much that digital’s advantages are now not as obvious - better quality and more channels…TV/VCR combinations are selling briskly, according to the electronic Industries Assn. Sales were up 55% for all of 1993. 

aol 1994 tech news history computer internet  mrpopcultureFebruary -  America Online (AOL) - with some 600,000 customers and growing, says that its computers are so overloaded that it must limit the number of customer during peak evening hours…  Japan says it will abandon the high-definition TV system that it has spent years developing in favor of an American-backed digital standard for the technology…The FCC approves rules for narrow band PCS (personnel communications service) a technology it says will “contribute to the development of the national information infrastructure”.... Wang Laboratories Inc’s $80 million home (three building) office in Burlington, MA is auctioned for a mere $525,000. The sale sheds the last vestige of Wang’s former bloated self. Wang went into bankruptcy in 1992 after it missed out on the personal computer revolution. It is now a software and services firm... 

March -  Intel, racing against Apple Computer Inc. to deliver the most powerful personal computers rolls out its new family of high-speed Pentium microprocessors. The rapid growth of the home PC market - driven by new home-office computing, multimedia applications and a boom in subscriptions to on-line services – makes the race for the most high-powered chip all the more critical. The new versions run at speeds of 90 or 100 mhz - compared to the 66 mhz of the current Pentium chips… Sales of CD-ROM’s soared in the fourth quarter of 1993 – to a total of $102 million – equaling the combined sales for the prior three quarters of 1993…

April - A group of companies from the Silicon Valley say they are bringing a sort-of home shopping network to millions of users on the worldwide computer network known as the Internet. Called CommerceNet - it allow users to buy computers, scan catalogs and bid on contracts…  Tips -  if you need a PC for letters, homework, managing your finances, playing games or using a service like Prodigy - don’t go overboard. Recommended - a 486SX (25MHz or 33MHz) Pc or a 68030 Mac. Get 4 megs of RAM and a 120-meg hard drive... Small Business for word processing, spreadsheets and databases, it’s recommended you get a PC with a 486SX or DX (50 Mhz) PC or a 68040 Mac. Either with 8MB RAM and a 200meg hard drive… Is this really the end for vinyl records? – Pioneer Electronics say they are about to release a CD player  for club DJ’s - that will allow “hands-on” CD spinning like vinyl records. Vinyl records have survived in clubs, whose DJ’s like to scratch, mix and otherwise manipulate music in ways you can’t do with CD’s - until now?...

June - New airwaves for wireless network - The FCC approves a measure aimed at speeding the introduction of always-in-touch-communications by slashing the cost of an advanced new wireless network.  The plan will allow engineers to design smaller and cheaper portable devices for users to make phone calls and send and receive faxes and other information while on the run... 

mtv 1994 news july music internet  history  mrpopcultureJuly - Passing - Gary Kildall - the guy who created the first popular operating system for personal computers - and lost out to Microsoft’s new MS-DOS standard. He was 52… MTV is teaming up with AOL and their 800,000 subscribers in a summer promotion - the first time MTV is venturing into cyberspace. AOL users will be able to access information specific to MTV as well as highlights and updates regarding the Lollapalooza summer tour. MTV is testing ways to  link AOL users with the network’s on-air programs using “MTV Beach House” as the cornerstone. “Online jockeys” will communicate with America Online users on a regular basis… . Sony Corp. signs a $25 million deal to install its Sony Dynamic digital Sound system in AMC movie theaters

Late July -  It’s “Shark Week” - all new episodes on the Discovery Channel. Hosted by Peter Benchley, author of “Jaws” and “White Shark”…

August - The FCC unveils a plan to stem the abuses after receiving 2,000 complaints in the first six months of this year involving 800 number charges – mostly for adult-oriented served carried on 800 numbers. Virtually all 800 numbers are toll-free – unless the company, taking advantage of an exception in a 1992 law, somehow got the caller’s permission for the charge. Unlike 900 numbers which are toll numbers – 800 numbers cannot be blocked by the head of a household... TeleCable Corp - the 18th largest in a deal valued at $1.4 billion. TeleCable owns cable systems in Norfolk and has 740,000 subscribers...Walt Disney Co says it is jumping into the digital revolution, announcing it plans to team with Ameritech Corp, BellSouth Corp and Southwestern Bell to deliver new video services to the home. The interactive services include movies on demand and home shopping. Chairman Michael D. Eisner, who has been reluctant to make any digital alliance until now said “The new technologies will make new forms of entertainment available to consumers as well as provide better ways to deliver traditional entertainment.” He added that the “essence of entertainment” would not change... CD-ROM for radio programs? Global Satellite Networks “Rockline” says it may put sound bites from the show’s past 13 years of artist interviews on CD-ROM. Users could ask the artist a question and receive a pre-programmed answer along with a visual... Also, Westwood One says it will do a Larry King CD-ROM series, with each CD containing 20 questions, photos and biographies of celebrities...  

September - Apple Computer reveals plans tolicense its technology and permit other companies to make clones of the Macintosh personal computer. Apple is struggling against the Intel-Microsoft juggernaut… Radio news - New technology - “Coupon Radio.” Some stations are testing the technology which downloads offers from an RDS radio onto a radio card…It seems - the hype on Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 95 has the industry on edge. They believe it’s as easy to use - or better than an Apple Mac - and the buzz is - it could put Apple out of business. It’s being billed as slick, easy-to-use - like the Apple MacIntosh...   

October - Microsoft Corp. will pay $1.5 billion for Intuit - the maker of the popular Quicken software - used by 6 million… IBM unveils its new OS/2 warp - designed to appeal to home and small business users. It’s the latest shot at Microsoft. IBM”s 7-year-old OS operating system has been an embarrassment - but then new warp is getting good reviews. Microsoft has delayed the rollout of its own new operating system - Windows 95 – until mid-1995… The FCC gives local telephone companies permission to build networks to compete with cable television… MTV says it will get into interactive products including on- line services, CD- ROM products and more...

bill gates 1994 news microsoft history internet computers tech  mrpopcultureNovember - Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates unveils an on-line service called Microsoft Network, saying the new service “will make it easy and inexpensive” for users to browse the Internet, send electronic mail and call up news and other information. It will be launched as a part of Microsoft’s new personal computer operating system - Windows 95 - in June…  PC industry on the move as hardware sales are projected to rise 26% in 1994 to $9.2 billion and software revenue will increase 16% this year to $2.9 billion. PC’s can now be transformed into virtual CD players, VCR’s, fax machines, telephones and televisions. The PC makers now in the game - Compaq, Apple, IBM, Packard Bell and Acer… MCI announces services for accessing the Internet. “InternetMCI” - is a portfolio of services that would give customers access to various services available on the Internet, including electronic mail, shopping and high-speed access to browse through thousands of resources available on computers around the world.” The service is expected to begin in January and will join rivals Prodigy, CompuServe and America Online… The Rolling Stones will broadcast a concert live over the Internet on November 30. They’ll be performing at the Dallas Cotton Bowl and the concert will be available over the Net…

Gaming - Donkey Kong Country - experience new moves ... explore new options ... but hold on to your seat ... it’s all in incredible 3D! - $59.95 Tyco Doctor Dreadful Drink Lab or Food Lab - concoct monstrous creations that taste really great - ages 6-up each $24.95...

December -  Intel Corp reverses course and offers free replacements for it flawed Pentium computer chip along with a “sincere apology” for its botched handling of the situation. Intel had argued that the flaw was a minor problem affecting only a few scientists, but is now reversing its decision based on consumer expectations… due to consumer and government pressure, AT&T announces that it will give competing Internet providers access to hits high-speed cable lines as AT&T has the most  (such) lines…

1994 Sports News And Fascinating Facts

magic johnson history 1994 january  coach sports mrpopcultureJanuary – Viacom Inc and Blockbuster Entertainment Corp agree to merge in a bid to buy Paramount - an attempt to squash QVC’s move to buy Paramount. Under the proposed merger, Viacom-Blockbuster say it will sweeten the cash portion of its bid to $105 a share or a total of $6.5 billion, for 50.1% of Paramount’s stock. Viacom owns MTV and Nickelodeon... Super Bowl XXVIII – The Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills – 30-13... Passing - actor Pat Buttram - “Mr. Haney” on 60’s sitcom “Green Acres”… Passing -  William J. Levitt - the builder who perfected small, inexpensive, nearly identical houses… Passing – Actor Telly Savalas (70) – best known as “Kojak”...

 

February - Phil Donahue loses another affiliate – WFAA-TV in Dallas. Part of it had to do with a sponsor boycott of the show organized by a local doctor...Passing - Actor Claude Akins (75)…  Passing - Actor Joseph Cotton(88)… The Detroit Tigers sign mike piazza signs with dodgers baseball history trivia facts timelineright-hander Tim Belcher to a $3.4-million, one- year contract… The Los Angeles Dodgers sign catcher Mike Piazza to a three-year, $4.2 million contract. It’s the most for a second-year player…Tommy Moe becomes the third American male ever to win an Olympic gold medal in Alpine skiing. He defeated local Kjetil Andrew Asmodt of Norway to win the downhill... Norway Winter Olympics - Dan Jansen wins a gold medal in the 1,000-meter speedskating event…The Winter Olympics get the first top seven positions in the ratings – from a 29.3 share Sunday night to a 21.8 share Monday night. The reclusive skater Tonya Harding is on two interview shows – one with Connie Chung on “Eye to Eye and the syndicated “Inside Edition... Passing – Boxing great Jersey Joe Walcott. He was 80... Also, don’t miss Nancy Kerrigan in the upcoming 1994 Tour of world Figure Skating Champions....  Fox-TV will present a prime time special with Magic Johnson – March 15. Johnson will interview Garth Books, Shaq O’Neal, Roseanne Arnold and Whoopi Goldberg...

At the movies -"Ace Ventura"

March - Winter Olympics – Some are calling it the most exciting moment in Olympic history -  - the gold-medal hockey game between Canada and Sweden – as it went into double overtime! Sweden won the old medal on the second shot of sudden death!..  Silver medalist Nancy Kerrigan’s has lined up endorsement deals with Campbell Soup, Disney, Reebok and Revlon... Oscar de la Hoya – the 1992 gold medalist wins his first title and defeats Jimmi Bredahi in a TKO after 10 rounds... Passing - Comedian Bill Hicks (32) – of pancreatic cancer… Oscar de la Hoya - the 1992 gold medallist wins his first title and defeats Jimmi Bredahi in a TKO after 10 rounds… Passing - actor Dack Rambo… Passing - Walter Lantz (94) - creator of Woody wayne gretzky 802 career score march 1994 hockey sports trivia timelineWoodpecker… Magic Johnson says he will return to the Lakers - this time to coach. It’ll be his first coaching job… Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings scores his 802nd career goal, passing Gordie Howe to become the NHL’s all-time scorer... Ray Combs – who is being replaced on “Family Feud” by his predecessor – Richard Dawson – gets a new game show – “The Love Psychic"... Nickelodeon announces it will spend $30 million over three years for its weekday preschoolers’ bloc “Nick Jr.”

April - Movie producer Jeffrey Lurie will buy the Philadelphia Eagles for $185 million - the highest price (so far) paid for a sports franchise… Didn’t last long - Magic Johnson says he’s leaving his L.A. Lakers coaching job - effective the end of the season. “It’s not the fact of our record. I never wanted to be a coach. I’m just sticking by that... TDick Motta – the original coach of the Dallas Mavericks, returns to coach the team – the worst in the NBA... Shane Stant, who hit skater Nancy Kerrigan above the knee and his uncle Derrick Smith, who drove the getaway car, are sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit assault. Tanya Harding only received three years’ probation for her part in the cast...

May -  Tennis star Jennifer Capriati is arrested on a marijuana possession charge… Passing - Henry Morgan - TV personality of the 1950’s(79)…At the MGM Grand – Oscar de La Hoya gets knocked down just after the opening bell – but comes back – and wins the fight by staying away from the left hook of Giorgio Campanella... Settlement worked out for the troubled outfielder - Darryl Strawberry is released from the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Al Unser Jr. wins the Indianapolis 500 for the second time… Passing - Actor Barry Sullivan(81)… First Data agrees to buy most of Western Union Financial Services for about $900 million in cash… Dwight Gooden of the Mets is suspended without pay for 60 days for violating his aftercare program seven years after he tested positive for cocaine use and underwent rehabilitation… Passing – actor Dick Sargent (64) of AIDS… Michael Fay, a U.S. teenager gets caned in Singapore for vandalism…

June - The New York Rangers defeat the Vancouver Canucks - 3-2 in the seventh game to win the Stanley Cub for the first time in 54 years... NBA Champs - The Houston Rockets defeat the NY Knicks - Winning 4 games!

NBA Finals - Game 7!

July -  All Star game - A double by Moises Alou of the Montreal Expos gives the American League an 8-7 victory in the 10th inning...  Brazil defeats Italy for the World Cup. It’s the first World Cup played in the United States...  

joe montana sports trivia 1994 history  mrpopcultureAugust -  Baseball comes to a halt as players go on strike - the eighth work stoppage in 23 years… Passing - actor Peter Cushing (81) - best known for his appearances in horror films… A distraught Princess Diana has denied making anonymous telephone calls to an art dealer friend who was acting as a go-between when her marriage to Prince Charles fell apart. Diana bowed out of public life last year after she made a heartfelt plea for privacy… John Paxson who was with the Championship Chicago Bulls is retiring after 11 years in the NBA... Jose Maria Olazabal of Spain wins the World Series of golf at Akron Ohio. 

September - Andre Agassi wins the U.S. Open men’s single title in NY… Passing- Stage and screen actress Jessica Tandy(85)… Passing – actor Dennis Morgan (85)… Baseball season gets cancelled because of the strike in September About 1,300 pro football players will share in a record $30 million settlement of charges arising from the 24-day NFL strike in 1987...

Bob Costas Talks About Baseball Strike

Nielsen TV Ratings - October 1, 1994

Home Improvement (21.6), Seinfeld (21.0), Grace Under Fire

(20.5), Roseanne (18.6), A Friend To Die For (17.7), ER (17.6), 60 Minutes

(16.8), Murder, She Wrote (16.5), Monday Night Football (16.3), Madman Of The

People (16.2), Ellen (15.9), For The Love of Nancy (15.7), Murphy Brown (15.1),

Mad About You (14.9), Me and the Boys (14.9), Jack Reed/Search For Justice

(14.9), Law & Order (14.6), Dave’s World (14.3), Coach (14.0), Frasier (14.0),

Friends (14.0), Love & War (13.9), Wings (13.9)

October - Passing - Harriet Nelson (85) … Olympian gold medalist Al Joyner is awarded $51,000 after a suit asking for damages for a traffic stop in Los Angeles. He originally asked $4.5 million...  Radio news - Songwriter Ray Hildebrand sues Rush Limbaugh for playing a parody of his 1963 hit song - “Paul and Paula” - over several months on his show. Limbaugh bill o reilly inside edition tv history october facts timelineused the parody to poke fun at President Clinton and the Paula Jones allegations... Anchor Bill O’Reilly of “Inside Edition” is leaving the program in May. He’s been with the program since its January 1989 debut...  World Series - There Is None This Year - Cancellation of the Baseball Season...The Today Report - NBC will launch a printed version of its “Today” show. It’ll come out bi-weekly and begins Oct. 24....Fox orders nine more episodes of “ M.A.N.T.I.S.” - a black superhero - even though it’s low- rated.... Two NBA players - David Wood of the Warriors and Howard Elsley of the Timberwolves - sue the NBA - alleging the league’s salary cap was artificially reduced this season by $2.75 million per team... Johnny Oates - former Baltimore oriole manager is hired to manage the Texas rangers... Showtime will present “Bret Butler Sold Out” next month. She’s hotter than ever now with her own TV series - “Grace Under Fire”... Robert McNeil confirms he is leaving PBS’ “MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour next year and said his decision was influenced by funding difficulties in public television...

Brett Butler Interview On David Letterman

November -  Wilbert Harrison - best known for the hit “Kansas City”…  Actor Noah Berry Jr . (81)… George Foreman makes 10 th joe montana november 1994 football facts history trivia timeline-round work of Michael Moorer as Foreman, at 45, becomes the oldest heavyweight champion... Quarterback Joe Montana of the Kansas City Chiefs surpasses 40,000-year passing mark…CBS and NBC Swap television stations. CBS is giving NBC its Philadelphia TV station (WCAU-TV Channel 10). Channel 10 has been a CBS station since 1948. In exchange for its Philadelphia station, CBS gets KCNC Denver, along with $30 million in cash. The new NBC affiliate in Denver is owned by Gannett Co - KUSA-TV....

December - Oscar de La Hoya stops Johnny Avila in the ninth round with a tko… Major league baseball owners vote to keep the lid on salary caps... Bruce McNail, former owner of the Los Angeles Kings pleads guilty to four criminal counts stemming from a federal bank fraud investigation. McNail is best known for bringing Wayne Gretzky to Los Angeles hockey fansDies - Mark Foo, a well-known pro surfer and television personality from Hawaii crashes while riding a large wave at Half Moon Bay (Ca.)… New England Patriots coach Bill Parcells is voted Coach of the Year by AP… Mark Foo, a well-known pro surfer and television personality fro Hawaii crashes while riding a large wave at Half Moon Bay (Ca.) Witnesses told investigators that Foo was riding a large wave when he lost control and the wave crashed onto him, breaking his board in three pieces and one of those hit him in the head and he went under. He and an associate produced “H3O,” a surfing show for cable TV...

 

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