Dateline: Events/Week of August 24, 1995 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Congressional negotiators reach tentative agreement on a scaled-back version of President Clinton’s crime bill. The assault gun ban will stay.
Terrorist “Carols the jackal” is arrested in London while undergoing liposuction to remove fat from his waist.
Vice President Al Gore (46) underwent surgery to repair an Achilles tendon he injured playing basketball with former colleagues in the House of Representatives. Gore tore his left tendon.
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.
Defense Secretary William J. Perry announces that Guantonamo Bay’s capacity will be tripled – all to accommodate Cuban refugees. Some Naval families will have base back in the U.S – so as to not tax the sewer and water systems.
Ernest Sedillo claims presidential victory in Mexico.
The Clinton Administration proposes limited talks with the Cuban government on migration issues and Cuba has “expressed interest in the move.
In Miami - About 25,000 people march in a funeral procession honoring Rafael Gamez - a Cuban rafter who died at sea. Many there are urging the Clinton Administration to impose a total blockade of Cuba.
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 – but she’s back in a spotlight. Media reports say Oliver Hoare, a close friend of Diana and Charles, complained to police last October about a stream of nuisance calls. Each time he answered, no one spoke at the other end.
An Italian couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary were shot repeatedly but survived a robbery near Walt Disney World in Orlando’s second recent attack on foreign visitors.
A judge disqualified civil rights lawyer William Kinstler and Ron Kuby from representing men accused of conspiring to bomb New York City landmarks, saying they faced potential conflicts of interests.
Sports news – August 24, 1994
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.
Technology news – August 24, 1994
IBM says it would cut PC prices between 10% and 27% on personal computers sold to business customers.
Radio news – August 24, 1994
Rush Limbaugh is not amused in a parody by the ABC sketch comedy show – “She-TV.” The premiere show – cast member Nick Bakay does a parody of the newly married Limbaugh in which he joked abut Limbaugh’s wedding being performed by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Limbaugh has filed a complaint with ABC. Limbaugh says the skit made him out to be racist.
Entertainment news – August 24, 1994
Sean Penn sings to write, direct and produce movies for Miramax Films.
Music news – August 24, 1994
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.
She’s and coming and the talk of the Tejano music world – Selena. Her father is her manager and the band includes her sister, Suzette on drums, brother Abe III on bass (he also writes music) and her husband, Chris Perez plays guitar. The entire band is called Selena Y Los Dinos. She also has her Selena Etcetera boutiques in Texas for women. She was just featured in the forthcoming Marlon Brando-Johnny Depp movie – “Don Carlo and the Centerfold” where she plays a mariachi singer.
Soul Brother #1 James Brown is cited for failure to yield the right-of-way after he drove into a bicyclist in Augusta, Ga. The cyclist will be OK.
Police arrest rapper Luther Campbell and eight dancers as they tried to run out of a Birmingham (Al) nightclub after a performance that simulated sex acts.
Bob Dylan sues Apple Computer for trademark infringement, alleging the first is using his name to promote a CD-Rom computer programming it is developing.
R. Kelly is on the soundtrack for the movie “Lowdown dirty Shame,” starring Keenan ivory Wayans.
New MTV Veejays – John Sencio – winner of last fall’s MTV VJ search. Ed Marques and Randy Kagen and Idalis.
Music business at a glance – the biggest in sales is Warner Music, then comes:
Independent labels such as Tommy Boy.
Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – August 22, 1994
Stay – Lisa Loeb & Nine stories
I’ll Make Love To You – Boyz II Men
Fantastic Voyage – Coolio
Funkdafied – Da Brat
Bop Gun – Ice Cube
This D.J. – Warren G.
I Swear – All-4-One
Stroke You Up – Changing Faces
I Miss You – Aaron Hall
Television news – August 22, 1994
ABC announces that “Home Improvement” will switch with Roseanne to counter NBC’s plans to move “Frasier” to Tuesday nights.
Sunday night television listings/TV guide – August 22, 1994
CBS – 60 Minutes, Murder she Wrote, Movie
NBC – Gymnastics U.S. Championships, Special-Too Good To Be True, Movie
ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos, Lois & Clark, Movie
Fox – The Adventures of Brisco County, Married with Children, George Carlin Show
MTV – Straight Dope – MTV update on Drugs, Dead at 21, Unplugged, Beavis and Butt-head, Brothers Grunt.
Nick – Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Roundhouse
UPN – Star Trek: The Next Generation, RoboCop,
PBS – Nature, Masterpiece Theater, Steven Banks Show.
CBS Movie – The Corpse Had a Familiar Face.
ABC Movie – A View To Kill.
Top movies – August 22, 1994
Natural Born Killers
Clear and Present Danger
Color of Night
The Lion King