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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

Thumbelina

Aladdin

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

TimeCop

Forrest Gump

Clear and Present danger

Natural Born Killers

The Mask

Milk Money

Corrina, Corrina

The Lion King

The Next Karate Kid

True Lies

 
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