Dateline: Events/Week of November 1, 1994 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
68 on board an American Eagle commuter flight perish when the plane, headed for Chicago through a downpour, crashed in a muddy field about 30 miles south of Gary, Ind.
President Clinton vows more immigration aid and seeks more federal money to offset the cost of illegal immigration in such places as Arizona and California.
The London Sunday Times reports that Princess Diana is planning to make a splashy comeback to public life as the head of fund-raising efforts for the British Red Cross. After halting personal appearances a year ago, the estranged wife of Prince Charles is preparing to the public eye, in her words “with a vengeance.”
Sports news – November 1, 1994
In Las Vegas, George Foreman makes 10th-round work of Michael Moorer as Foreman, at 45, becomes the oldest heavyweight champion.
Technology news – November 1, 1994
IBM, Apple and Motorola plan an alliance on a new type of computer chip they are calling “platform.”
CNN is found guilty of criminal contempt for disregarding a judge’s orders for years ago and broadcasting secretly recorded jailhouse conversations between deposed Panamanian leader Manuel A. Noriega and his lawyers, his kids and his mistress. CNN could get fined $100,000
Entertainment/Celebrity news – November 1, 1994
An Arizona jury acquits John Carpenter of murdering actor Bob Crane, who was bludgeoned to death in a gruesome 1978 murder.
Passing – Actor Noah Berry Jr. (81) – Best known for his portrayal of “Rocky” in the popular 1970’s TV series “Rockford Files.”
Television news – November 1, 1994
Don’t miss “Cagney & Lacey: The Return – a two hour movie that reunites Sharon Gless with Tyne Daly this weekend on CBS.
Branford Marsalis says he is taking time off the Tonight Show early next year to spend time with his 8-year-old son. Guitarist Kevin Eubanks will fill-in.
Wednesday night television listings/TV guide – November 1, 1994
CBS – The Boys Are Back, Dave’s World, Touched by an Angel, 48 Hours, Late Show
NBC – Cosby Mysteries, Dateline NBC, Law & Order, Tonight Show
ABC – Thunder Alley, All-American Girl, Roseanne, Roseanne, Turning Point, Nightline
Fox – Beverly Hills 90210, Party of Five
PBS – Scientific American Frontiers, The Ride, Charlie Rose
HBO – Dream On, Larry Sanders, Tales of the Crypt
Music news – November 1, 1994
Back again - Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are recording for a new album called “No Quarter.” Last month’s Jimmy Page/Robert Plant turned out to be the highest rated of all “MTV Unplugged” programs.
Tupac Shakur will serve at least 10 days in jail and complete 35 hours of community service for threatening a local Michigan rapper with a baseball bat during a Michigan State concert last year.
Top movies – November 1, 1994
The Road to Wellville
The River Wild
Wes Craven’s new Nightmare