Dateline: Events/Week of June 25, 1994 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Tens 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.
President Clinton appoints budget director Leon Panetta to his new chief of staff in a White House shake-up aimed at strengthening a beleaguered White House.
Socialist Tomiichi Murayama wins Japans’ 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.
Health/Medical/AIDS news update – June 25 1994
The FDA approves a fourth drug, called Stavudine or D4T for the treatment of AIDS and HIV infection.
Sports news – June 25, 1994
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.
Music news – June 25, 1994
Motown issues cease and desist orders to five radio stations, charging them with airing copies of the new Boyz II Men album, “II” which is due to be released in September.
Virgin Records premiere the Rolling Stones “Voodoo Lounge” album before a crowd of 30,000 at the Houston Astrodome – right after an Astros-Red baseball game. It’s the band’s first album on Virgin.
Pearl Jam has filed a complaint with the Justice Department about Ticketmaster The band alleges that the firm exercises a national monopoly over ticket distribution and used its influence with promoters to boycott Pearl Jam’s planned low-priced tour this summer.
Mel Gibson – as part of his movie deal – asked that the old “Maverick” ABC-TV shows starring James Garner – not be released to video because it would reduce demand for the movie. So, fans can only get two previously released “Maverick” episodes on tape – and that’s it.
Television news – June 25, 1994
CNN’s Christine Amanpour contract is up this week, and the other three networks are bidding for her.
Top movies – June 25, 1994
The Lion King
City Slickers Ii
Getting Even with Dad