Dateline: Events/Week of September 15, 1994 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Going… Going… Gone/No hits, no runs, no eras and no one left on base… As the baseball season is cancelled. Owners say the failure to reach a bargaining accord and the 34-day player’s strike made it impossible to continue the season.
In a televised speech, President Clinton delivers a blunt message to Haiti’s military dictators – “Your time is up. Leave now or we will force you from power.”
President Clinton, dispatches a delegation headed by Jimmy Carter to Haiti in order to persuade its military dictators to relinquish power.
A delegation led by former President Jimmy carter meets with Haiti’s top military leaders to persuade them to step aside rather than face an invasion by the huge U.S. force poised offshore. It’s what President Clinton is calling “one last best effort.”
Thousands of U.S. troops swarm into Port-Au-Prince, Haiti to begin a military occupation designed to restore democracy to the troubled Caribbean nation.
President Clinton announces a breakthrough in Haiti as the Jimmy Carter mission negotiates a deal under which exiled Jean-Bertrand Aristide will resume the presidency. The military junta will receive an amnesty from Parliament (but some believe this could take time).
A jury in Alaska orders Exxon Corp. to pay $5 billion, roughly what the company makes in a year, as punishment for its recklessness in causing the oil spill at Prince William Sound in 1989.
Prevention Magazine says two-thirds of U.S. children fail its Children’s Health Index. Children still eat too much fat and sugar and, instead of working off the calories, watch enough TV to steal two months out of each year.
Bankruptcy sale – Western Union is bought by First Financial Management Corp. for $1.153 billion.
Passing – Actor Patrick O’Neal (66).
Technology news – September 15, 1994
Apple Computer reveals plans to license its technology and permit other companies to make clones of the Macintosh personal computer. Apple is struggling against the Intel-Microsoft juggernaut. Many say, this should have been done years ago.
Some best-selling books – September 15, 1994
The Body Farm – Patricia Cornwell
The Gift – Danielle Steele
Debt of Honor – Tom Clancy
The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield
Men Are From Mars: Woman Are From Venus – John Gray Ph.D.
Embraced By the Light – Betty J. Eadie
Couplehood – Paul Reiser
In the Kitchen With Rosie – Rosie Daley
Top TV Shows/Ratings – September 15, 1994
Home Improvement – 19.1
Frasier – 17.2
Seinfeld – 17.0
Monday Night Football – 16.9
Chicago Hope – 16.0
Movie-Perfect stranger – 15.2
PrimeTime Live – 15.0
Roseanne – 14.8
20/20 – 14.7
Miss American Pageant – 14.3
Home Improvement (8pm) – 14.3
Martin Short Show – 14.2
Ellen – 14.2
Dave’s World – 13.4
Movie-Thunder Alley – 13.2
Seinfeld (8pm) – 13.1
Sweet Justice – 13.1
Movie-Where The Children Are – 12.8
The Nanny – 12.6
Turning Point – 12.6
Murphy Brown – 12.2
On Our Own – 12.2
Full House – 12.1
Beverly Hills, 90210 -11.8
Television news – September 15, 1994
Three part “Gay In America” airs on NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw this week.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air begins its fifth season. Will helps Ashley with her singing career in a two-parter.
Don’t miss Ken Burns’ “Baseball” – a 9-part PBS documentary beginning this week.
This week – “Dateline NBC” becomes the first major network TV newsmagazine to air three nights a week. It now airs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
After five airings – The sketch comedy show “She TV” is history.
Music news – September 15, 1994
Kermit the Frog’s “Kermit Unplugged” is now in stores.
Johnny Depp stars in and directs a new video for Shane MacGowan, formerly of the Pogues. The video “That Woman’s Got Me Drinking,” features Depp as a drunken customer telling his troubles to barman MacGowan.
Lead singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M. signs a two-year deal with New Line Cinema to produce and develop feature films.
Tupac Shakur pleads not guilty in Los Angeles after being indicted for an alleged weapons violation. Shakur also co-stars with Janet Jackson in the film “Poetic Justice.”
Tupac Shakur pleads guilty in Lansing, Mich to charges he tried to hit another rapper with a baseball bat. The incident prompted a fight during an April 1993 concert at Michigan State University.
Ebony Magazine exclusive – In the October edition, the magazine talks to Michael Jackson on how he fell in love with Lisa Marie Presley. Don’t miss it! The article says the two met 20 years ago and…
Radio news – September 15, 1994
New technology – “Coupon Radio.” Some stations are testing the technology which downloads offers from an RDS radio onto a radio card. The card is then brought into a retail location where the data is turned-into a coupon.
Westwood One will be offering “The Richard Simmons” show to radio stations – five nights a week beginning in January.
Top music albums – September 15, 1994
The Lion King – Soundtrack
II – Boyz II Men
The 3 Tenors In Concert 1994 – Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti
The Sign – Ace of Base
Purple – Stone Temple Pilots
Dookie – Green Day
Candlebox – Candlebox
August & Everything After – Counting Crows
Not A Moment Too Soon – Tim McGraw
Superunknown – Soundgarden
House of Love – Amy Grant
The Jerky Boys 2 – The Jerky Boys
Regulate… G Funk Era – Warren G
Live At The Acropolis – Yanni
Natural Born Killers – Soundtrack
Sleeps With Angels – Neil Young and Crazy Horse
The Downward Spiral – Nine Inch Nails
All-4-One – All-4-One
Changing Faces – Changing Faces
Reality Bites – Soundtrack
Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number – Aaliyah
Creepin On Ah Come Up – Bone Thugs N-Harmony
Segundo Romance – Luis Miguel
Muse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age – Public Enemy
Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – September 15, 1994
Stay (I Missed You) – Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
I’ll Make Love To You – Boyz II Men
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
When Can I See You – Babyface
Stroke You Up – Changing Faces
This D.J. – Warren G
Endless Love – Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey
Wild Night – John Mellencamp With Me’Shell Ndegeocello
Fantastic Voyage – Coolio
I Swear – All-4-One
Shine – Collective Soul
Don’t Turn Around – Ace of Base
At Your Best (You Are Love) – Aaliyah
Tootsee Roll – 69 Boyz
Never Lie – Immature
Funkdafied – Da Brat
If You Go – Jon Secada
100% Pure Love – Crystal Waters
Flava In Ya Ear – Craig Mack
Lucky One – Amy Grant
Top hit music singles in Britain – September 15, 1994
Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
7 Seconds – Youssou N’Dour Featuring Neneh Cherry
Confide In Me – Kyle Minogue
Compliments On Your Kiss – Red Dragon
Crazy For You – Let Loose
I’ll Make Love You You – Boyz II Men
The Rhythm of the Night – Corona
Regulate – Warren G & Nate Dogg
What’s Up – DJ Miko
Incredible (remix) – M-Beat Featuring General Levy
Searching – China Black
Top Modern Rock Music Tracks – September 15, 1994
Fade Into You – Mazzy Star
Einstein On the Beach – Counting Crows
Am I Wrong – Love Spit Love
Sometimes Always – The Jesus And Mary Chain
All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
I Alone – Live
Self Esteem – Offspring
Far Behind – Candlebox
Undone – The Sweater Song – Weezer
Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots
Feel The Pain – Dinosaur Jr.
Top Country Hit Music Singles - September 15, 1994
XXX’s And OOO’s (An American Girl) – Trisha Yearwood
Down On The Farm – Tim McGraw
What the Cowgirls do – Vince Gill
More Love – Doug Stone
She Can’t Say I Didn’t Cry – Rick Trevino
The Man In Love With You – George Straight
Third Rock From The Sun – Joe Diffie
What’s In It For Me – John Berry
Callin’ Baton Rouge – Garth Brooks
I Try To Think About Elvis – Patty Loveless
Who’s That Man – Toby Keith
Top videos for children – September 15, 1994
The Return of Jafar
The Princess and the Goblin
The Fox and the Hound
The Jungle King
There Goes a Bulldozer!
My Neighbor Totoro
Top movies – September 15, 1994
Clear and Present danger
Natural Born Killers
The Lion King
The Next Karate Kid