Dateline: Events/Week of September 8, 1994 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
More than a dozen nations met in closed-door sessions with a Vatican rep to try to work out a new compromise focusing on objections to characterizing abortions as “safe’ or unsafe.” Also, 180 nations adopted a wide-ranging plan on global population. The plan will try to limit the growth of the world’s population by preventing it from exceeding 7.2 billion people over the next two decades.
President Clinton and First Lady Hillary return from vacation and took up temporary resident in a government guest house as workers scramble to complete repairs on the White House’s aging heating and ventilation system.
A USAir Boeing 737 en route from Chicago to Pittsburgh hurls nose first near Aliquippa, Pa - killing all on board - 131.
Former Vice President Dan Quayle, gearing up for a likely presidential run, calls for an end to government subsidies of out-of-wedlock births.
A small two-seater Cessna airplane crashes onto the south lawn of the White House, killing the pilot. The plane engine was turned-off before the crash. Suicide, rather than an assassination attempt, is suspected.
The last American, British and French forces leave Berlin - having been in the area for 49 years.The space shuttle Discovery and its six astronauts rocket into orbit.
Florida action - Jeb Bush , son of the ex- president wins the Republican gubernatorial primary as Hugh Rodham, brother of the First Lady, is in the run for a Democratic Senate seat.
Inflation at the wholesale level made its biggest jump in nearly 4 years - .6% in August, led by fuel and gasoline.
2,000 gather at lunchtime to mourn the victims of USAir Flight 427.
Ross Perot said President Clinton has “not concept at all of what combat is like” and suggested that the President promised to invade Haiti to win crime bill votes from black members of Congress.
Michigan - Oliver French, a Ford worker - opened fire with a handgun as a union meeting was breaking up - killing two fellow workers and wounding two others.
The Los Angeles DA will not seek the death penalty for O.J. Simpson. The Pentagon decides to dispatch 2,000 army infantry soldiers to the Haiti region.
An anonymous $10,000 bid was withdrawn for all the contents of the hotel room where O.J. Simpson stayed for a few hours the day after his ex-wife and her friend were killed.
Sports news - September 8, 1994
Andre Agassi wins the U.S. Open men’s single title in NY.
About 1,300 pro football players will share in a record $30 million settlement of
charges arising from the 24-day NFL strike in 1987.
Technology news – September 8, 1994
It seems - the hype on Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 95 has the industry on edge. They believe it’s as easy to use - or better than an Apple Mac - and the buzz is - it could put Apple out of business. It’s being billed as slick, easy-to-use - like the Apple MacIntosh.
Entertainment/movie news –September 8, 1994
Actor Johnny Depp is arraigned on charges of fourth-degree criminal mischief after allegedly smashing glass lamps and tables and causing about $10,000 damage to his hotel room at the Mark Hotel in New York.
Passing- Stage and screen actress Jessica Tandy - 85.
Passing - Actor and singer Dennis Morgan. He was 85.
Passing - Actor Tom Ewell - starred with Marilyn Monroe in “Seven Year Itch”
Passing - Author James Clavell. He was 69
Music news – September 8, 1994
MTV Music awards - Video of the year - “Cryin” - Aerosmith. More winners here!
John Cougar Mellencamp cancels the rest of his concert dates after being diagnosed with an occluded heart artery.
Television news – September 8, 1994
Jay Leno will take his “Tonight” show to Las Vegas. Look for it September 19.
MTV is urging viewers to send money to a trust fund for Pedro Zamora - the HIV- positive member of its “Real World III.” He has no medical coverage.
Emmy Awards - some winners -
Best comedy - “Frasier.”
Best comedy actor - Kelsey Grammer - “Frasier.”
Best comedy actress - Candice Bergen -
Best drama series - “Picket Fences.”
Best actor drama - Dennis Franz - “NYPD
Best actress drama - Sela Ward - “Sisters.”
Top pop hit music singles – September 8, 1994
Stroke You Up - Changing Faces
At Your Best - Aallyah
I’ll make Love - Boyz II Men
Bop Gun - Ice Cube
When Can I Se You - Babyface
Endless Love - Luther Vandross/Mariah Carey
This D.J. - Warren G.
Fantastic Voyage - Coolio
Funkdafied - da Brat
Stay - Lisa Loeb
Thursday night television listings/TV guide – September 8, 1994
CBS - One West Waikiki, Eye to Eye, Hotel Malibu, Dave Letterman
NBC - Mad About You, Seinfeld, Frasier, Homicide: Life on the Street, Jay
Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC - My So-Called Life, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,
Prime Time Live, Nightline
Fox - Martin, Living Single, New York Undercover
PBS - Mystery!, Charlie Rose
MTV - 1994 MTV video Music Awards
On David Letterman - Anita Baker, Paul Reisner
On Jay Leno - Heather Locklear, Joe Cocker, Richard Dawson
MTV Video Music Awards - Roseanne Barr hosts.
Top movies – September 8, 1994
Natural Born Killers
Clear and Present Danger
Trial by Jury
The Next Karate Kid