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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

Philadelphia

Mrs. Doubtfire

House Party III

Grumpy Old Men

The Pelican Brief

Iron Will

Tombstone

Shadowlands

The Air Up There

 
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