Dateline: Events/Week of September 1, 1994 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Truce - The Irish Republican Army announces a complete cessation of violence in its struggle to end British control over Northern Ireland. Later in the week – Gerry Adams, the militant republican leader meets with Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds in Dublin to discuss the current cease-fire of the IRA.
Haiti - The Clinton Administration says it plans military and other actions to show it is not bluffing.
American Express launches its Optima True Grace credit card. The new card is a departure for the company. For one, it will offer grace periods for payment.
Broke into Rosa Parks home - Joseph Skipper (28) is arraigned on three charges: two counts of breaking and entering and unarmed robbery and a count of breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny. He broke into civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks house, and beat and robbed her of $53. She was treated at the hospital and released.
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, Lorena, sliced off his penis while he slept, because she said he sexually abused her.
Television news – September 1, 1994
“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.
Music news – September 1, 1994
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.”
Top movies – September 1, 1994
Natural Born Killers
Clear and Present Danger
The Lion King
The Little Rascals