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Dateline: Events/Week of November 18, 1994 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

In The News

NATO warplanes launch a limited but effective attack on a Serbian nationalist and on missile and antiaircraft artillery sites in south-central Croatia. The raid was carefully limited to minimize the risk that it would spur either Serbian nationalists or Croats to widen the war.

Two FBI agents and a District of Columbia police detective are shot and killed as gunfire erupted in the squad room at a Washington DC homicide unit. A fourth person, believed to be the gunman, was also found dead.

 

Technology news – November 18, 1994

MCI announces services for accessing the Internet. “InternetMCI” - is a portfolio of services that would give customers access to various services available on the Internet, including electronic mail, shopping and high-speed access to browse through thousands of resources available on computers around the world.” The service is expected to begin in January and will join rivals Prodigy, CompuServe and America Online. MCI says it will charge consumers $49.95 for the Internet software, with access charges starting at $19.95 a month for seven hours of use. 

 

Great Gifts For Christmas 1994

Donkey Kong Country - experience new moves ... explore new options ... but hold on to your seat ... it’s all in incredible 3D! - $59.95

Tyco Doctor Dreadful Drink Lab or Food Lab  - concoct monstrous creations that taste really great - ages 6-up each $24.95

 

Cost Of A New Car – November 18, 1994

Fueled by higher interest rates, increased costs for safety features and fewer rebates - the average new car cost is $23,600 - up almost $1,650 from a year ago. According to a study by CoAmerica - it’s harder to buy a new car than at any time in 15 years.

 

Entertainment/Movie/Celebrity/Music news – November 18, 1994

Passing - Bandleader Cab Calloway (86). Bandleader, singer, author and dancer. He was considered the father of “jive” language - even publishing a “Hepster’s Dictionary” with such sayings as “in the groove” and “Kopasetic” 

Rock musician David Crosby (53) is in critical but stable condition after undergoing a seventy-hour liver transplant operation. Doctors say they are optimistic that he’ll do well.

 Velvet Underground - the influential 60’s rock band, plays two dates in Pittsburgh this week. It’s the first time the band has played in the U.S. in 25 years. Lou Reed was the only original member that couldn’t make it.

More Aaron Spelling - “University Hospital” is set to replace the low-rated “Heaven Help Us” on the ad-hoc “Spelling Network.”

Director George Lucas says he’ll use the latest in computer graphics to update “Star Wars” for a 20th Anniversary release in 1997. He’ll add previously unreleased footage and digitally remaster the soundtrack.

“Baywatch” co-star Pamela Anderson sues the Globe magazine for $12 million for writing that she has a drug problem. The tabloid says they stand behind their story.

CBS and NBC Swap television stations. CBS is giving NBC its Philadelphia TV station (WCAU-TV Channel 10). Channel 10 has been a CBS station since 1948. In exchange for its Philadelphia station, CBS gets KCNC Denver, along with $30 million in cash. The new NBC affiliate in Denver is owned by Gannett Co - KUSA-TV.  

 

Best-selling books – November 18, 1994

Insomnia - Stephen King

The Lottery Winner - Mary Higgins Clark

The Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield

Lord of Chaos: Book Six of the Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan

 On True Thing - Anna Quindlen

In The Lake of the Woods - Tim O’Brien

Crossing The Threshold Of Hope - His Holiness John Paul II

The Bell Curve - Richard J. Hernstein and Charles Murray

Nicole Brown Simpson - Faye D. Resnick/Mike Walker

Don’t Stand Too Close To The Naked Man - Tim Allen

James Herriot’s Cat Stories - James Herriot

In The Kitchen With Rosie - Rosie Daley

 

Top Television Shows/Ratings – November 18, 1994 

Seinfeld - 21.3

Seinfeld #2 - 20.6

60 Minutes - 18.7

Home Improvement - 18.6

Grace Under Fire - 18.5

NYPD Blue - 18.1

Scarlett (part 3) - 17.8

Scarlett (part 4) - 17.7

ER - 17.3

Monday Night Football - 17.1

Roseanne - 16.9

Murder, She Wrote - 16.4

Mad About You - 16.2

Movie - Million Dollar Babies (pt 1) - 15.9

Home Improvement (8pm) - 15.9

Friends - 15.7

Ellen - 15.2

Frasier - 15.2

Murphy Brown - 15.2

Movie - A Child’s Cry For Help - 15.2

Dave’s World - 14.3

The Nanny - 13.7

Me and the Boys - 13.6

20/20 - 13.6

Northern Exposure - 13.1

America’s Funniest Videos - 12.8

Turning Point - 12.8

 

Friday Night Television listings/TV guide – November 18, 1994

CBS - Disney’s Greatest Hits On Ice, Sinatra Duets

NBC - Reba!, 100 Years of the Hollywood Western

 ABC - Family Matters, Boy Meets World, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, 20/20

Fox - Movie

PBS - Washington Week In Review, Wall Street Week, Frontline

HBO - Inside the NFL, Movie- (Judgment Night), Dennis Miller, Boxing, Hardcore TV

 

Reba! - (Reba McEntire) showcases her recent concert tour and retrospective of her career.

100 Years of the Hollywood Western - with Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, James Garner, Robert Mitchum, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Jane Seymour, Kurt Russell.

Late Night Talk

Late Show With David Letterman - Jerry Van Dyke, The Black Crowes, stupid human tricks

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno - Brooke Shields, Rosie Perez

 

Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – November 18, 1994

The Hotstopper - Ini Kamoze

Never Lie - Immature

I Wanna Be Down - Brandy

Tootsee Roll - 69 Boyz

On Bended Knee - Boyz II men

Playaz Club - Rappin’ 4-Tay

Secret - Madonna

Another Night - Real McCoy

Creep - TLC

Short...Man - TLC

 

Top Music Albums – November 18, 1994

Hell Freezes Over - The Eagles

II - Boyz Ii Men

MTV Unplugged in New York - Nirvana

Smash - Offspring

Big Ones - Aerosmith

Murder Was The Case - soundtrack

Wildflowers - Tom Petty

Best of Sade - Sade

No Quarter - Jimmy Page/Robert Plant

Fields of Gold - Sting

Pulp Fiction - soundtrack

Dookie - Green Day

Purple - Stone Temple Pilots

 

More Music Albums – November 18, 1994

The Christmas Album - Vol II - Neil Diamond

Christmas - Mannheim Steamroller

A Fresh Aire Christmas - Mannheim Steamroller

Merry Christmas - Mariah Carey

No Need To Argue - The Cranberries

Whip-Smart - Liz Phair

Cross Road - Bon Jovi

Voodoo Lounge - Rolling Stones

Superunknown - Soundgarden

Youthanasia - Megadeth

Yes I Am - Melissa Etheridge

From The Cradle - Eric Clapton

Amorica - Black Crowes

Miracles: The Holiday Album - Kenny G

Bedtime Stories - Madonna

Holly & Ivy - Natalie Cole

Lead On - George Straight

Monster - R.E.M.

Pisces Escarlot - Smashing Pumpkins

Letters Never Sent - Carly Simon

Songs - Luther Vandross

Greatest Hits - Bob Seger

Rhythm of Love - Anita Baker

A Romantic Christmas - John Tesh

Tuesday Night Music Club - Sheryl Crow

I Love Everybody - Lyle Lovett

Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails

Chant Noel - Benedictie Monks

 Woodstock ‘94

Duets II - Frank Sinatra

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Gloria Estefan

 

More Music Albums – November 18, 1994

Barbra In Concert  - Barbra Streisand

So Tonight That I Might See - Mazzy Star

The Sign - Ace of Base

The Lion King - soundtrack

Christmas Through Your Eyes - Gloria Estefan

When My Heart Finds Christmas - Harry Connick Jr.

 

Top movies – November 18, 1994

Star Trek Generations - Patrick Stewart, William Shatner

The Professional - Jean Reno, Gary Oldman

Miracle on 34th Street - Richard Attenboraugh, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, J.T. Walsh

The Lion King

The Swan Princess - (voices of Jack Palance, John Cleese etc)

Interview With The Vampire - Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater

Stargate - Kurt Russell, James Spader

Pulp Fiction - John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Therman

The War - Elijah Wood, Kevin Costner

The Santa Clause - Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein - Robert DeNiro

Only You - Marisa Tomel, Robert Downey Jr.

 
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