Dateline: Events/Week of January 15, 1994 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
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. Authorities say they’ll be traffic nightmares for months. 15 are dead in a collapsed Northridge apartment. Another aftershock hit better than a 5 on the Richter scale.
Shane Minoaka Stant, the man suspected of carrying out the attack on Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, surrenders to police in Arizona.
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.
Sports news – January 15, 1994
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.
Television news – January 15, 1994
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.
Samsung Electronics is ordered by a judge to pay Vanna White $403,000 in damages for running an ad featuring a robot in her likeness, on a so-called “Wheel of Fortune” set.
Radio news – January 15, 1994
John Lander is the new morning man at Z-100 New York. His team includes sidekick Patty Steele and producer Elliott Segal, both who had been with him at Eagle 106 (WEGX) Philadelphia.
KLOS Los Angeles moves syndicated Greaseman from nights to late nights.
Westwood One announces it is syndicating the Broke Daniels and Roberta Gale show, which now airs on New Jersey 101.5. Daniels was once in a rock band and Gale was a stand-up comedian.
Modern Rock Music Tracks – January 15, 1994
Daughter – Pearl Jam
All Apologies – Nirvana
Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
Purple Haze – the Cure
Found Out About You – Gin Blossoms
Locked Out – Crowded House
Kite – Nick Heyward
Cannonball – The Breeders
Laid – James
Into Your Arms – The Lemonheads
Today – Smashing Pumpkins
Top Rap Music Singles – January 15, 1994
U.N.I.T.Y – Queen Latifah
Getto Jam – Domino
Wha’t My Name? – Snoop Doggy Dogg
Whoomp (There It Is) – Tag Team
Keep Ya Head Up – 2Pac
(I Know I Got) Skillz – Shaquille O’Neal
Dunkie Butt – 12 Gauge
Come Clean – Jeru The Damaja
Award Tour – A Tribe Called Quest
Real Muthaphuckkin G’s – Easy E
Comed Baby Come – K7
Really Doe – Ice Cube
Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) – US3
Top Jazz Music Albums – January 15, 1994
Steppin’ Out – Tony Bennett
Swing Kids – Soundtrack
25 – Harry Connick Jr.
Wish – Joshua Redman
Best of the Songbooks – Ella Fitzgerald
Blue Light ‘Til Dawn – Cassandra Wilson
Contemporary Jazz Music Tracks – January 15, 1994
Lucky Man – Dave Koz
Breathless – Kenny G.
Between the Sheets – Fourplay
East River Drive – Stanley Clark
Dreams Beyond Control – Spyro Gyra
Love Remembers – George Benson
Top pop music hit singles(top-40) – January 15, 1994
Hero – Mariah Carey
Again – Janet Jackson
All That She Wants – Ace of base
All For Love – Bryan Adams/Rod Stewart/Sting
Can We Talk – Tevin Campbell
Said I Love You… But I Lied – Michael Bolton
Gangsta Lean – DRS
Breathe Again – Toni Braxton
Shoop – Salt-N-Pepa
Keep Ya Head Up – 2Pac
Whoomp! (There It Is0 – Tag Team
I ’d Do Anything For You (But I Won’t Do that) – Meat Loaf
Linger – The Cranberries
Please Forgive Me – Bryan Adams
Getto Jam – Domino
Mr. Vain- Culture Beat
Just Kickin’ it – Excape
Power of Love – Celine Dion
Because The Night – 10,000 Maniacs
Top Music Albums – January 15, 1994
Vs – Pearl Jam
Doggy Style – Snoop Doggy Dogg
Music Box – Mariah Carey
That One Thing – Michael Bolton
Diary of a Mad Band – Jodeci
So Far So Good – Bryan Adams
Greatest Hits – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Get A Grip – Aerosmith
Diary OF A Mad Band – Jodeci
Janet – Janet Jackson
Songs of the Eagles – Various
In Pieces – Garth Brooks
Toni Braxton – Toni Braxton
The Beavis and Butthead Experience – Beavis and Butthead
Greatest Hits Volume Two – Reba McEntire
Siamese Dream – Smashing Pumpkins
Lethal Injection – Ice Cube
Duets – Frank Sinatra
MTV Unplugged – 10,000 Maniacs
Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? – Cranberries
In Utero - Nirvana
Top movies – January 15, 1994
House Party III
Grumpy Old Men
The Pelican Brief
The Air Up There