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Dateline: Events/Week of January 15, 1995 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

Savage fighting breaks out in central Grozny as Chechen defenders lose control of the Cabinet building in the capital and battled to keep the symbolic seat of their rebel government, the presidential palace, from falling to Russian troops. 

Death toll mounting – An earthquake in Kobe, Japan leaves over 2000 dead with 120,000 seeking refuge and many more missing.

Kobe death toll rises to over 4,000 with over 300,000 refugees.  

O.J. Simpson trial – Judge Ito replaces to jurors with alternates after questions were raised about their ability to be fair.

Qubilah Bahiyah Shabazz, daughter of slain black leader Malcolm X, pleads not guilty to charges of attempting to hire a hit man to murder Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.


Sports news – Rams Moving To St. Louis – January 15, 1995

It’s official – The Los Angeles Rams will be moving to St. Louis.


Technology news – January 15, 1995

Nintendo of America Inc. charges in a lawsuit that Samsung Electronics has helped produced hundreds of thousands of counterfeit copies of the hit video game Donkey Kong Country. Samsung is a $10 billion firm best known for its branded consumer electronics items. It’s also one of the world’s leading manufacturers of “mask ROM” chips that are used to store the computer code in a video game cartridge. 


Entertainment news – January 15, 1995

Playing in Las Vegas –

Tony Bennett – Caesars Palace

Penn & Teller – Bally’s

Mickey Rooney – Debbie Reynolds Hotel/Casino

Rich Little – Sands Copa Room

Chuck Berry, The Shirelles – Sheraton Desert Inn Crystal Room


Top TV Shows/Ratings – January 15, 1995

Football: Cowboys-49ers (Fox) – 35.9

ER – 21.9

Seinfeld – 21.7

Home Improvement – 20.6

Football Postgame Show – 19.4

Grace Under Fire – 18.5

Movie-Presumed Innocent – 17.8

NYPD Blue – 17.3

Roseanne – 16.8

Movie-Madman of the People – 16.6

Friends – 16.1

Ellen – 15.5

Murphy Brown – 15.3

Frasier – 15.1

Mad About You – 15.0

20/20 – 14.8

Murder, She Wrote – 14.5

Chicago Hope – 14.4

Cybill – 14.3

60 Minutes – 13.8

Nanny – 13.6

Me and the Boys – 13.4

Women of the House (Mon.) – 13.4

The Simpsons – 13.2

Full House – 12.9

Prim Time Live – 12.9

Wings – 12.9

Bonanza: Under Attack – 12.6

Law & order – 12.6

John Larroquette Show – 12.4

Dateline NBC (Tues) – 12.3


Television news – January 15, 1995

Fox sets January 31 as the premiere date for its TV movie “The O.J. Simpson Story. The movie’s airdate has been delayed since September but the network says it can show the movie because the O.J. jury is fully sequestered.

Greg Kinnear, who since last February has hosted and executive produced both NBC’s “Later With Greg Kinnear” and E!’s “Talk Soup” is dumping the latter after three years. E! named actor-comedian John Henson, who has been the fill-in host for Kinnear for the first three weeks of 1995 as the permanent “Talk Soup” host.

Roseanne will tape her ABC comedy show from bed. Her doctor has ordered her there during the early stages of her pregnancy, which prompted a script change. She underwent in-vitro fertilization in November.

Star Trek Voyager premiers this week on the new United Paramount Network. Paramount has put up a website at so trekkies can check out some pictures, view the show’s characters and hear a sound sample of new Capt. Kathryn Janeway’s voice.

Friday night television listings/TV guide – week of January 15, 1995

CBS – diagnosis Murder, under Suspicion, Picket Fences, Late Show

NBC – Unsolved Mysteries, Dateline NBC – Homicide: Life on the Street, Tonight Show

ABC – Family Matters, Boy Meets World, Step by step, Mr. Cooper, 20/20, Nightline

PBS – Washington Week in Review, Wall St. Week, Last Days of the Revolution, Messengers From Moscow

Fox – M.A.N.T.I.S., The X-Files

E! Late Night With David Letterman, Howard Stern, News Week in Review, Talk Soup Weekend

USA – Wings, Wings, Murder She Wrote, Movie, Duckman 


Under Suspicion – A priest is a prime suspect in a murder investigation.

X-Files – Virginia suburbanite’s turn violent, claiming they received messages from household appliances.

Picket Fences – Wanting another baby, Lydia asks Jimmy’s help.

On the Late Show w/David Letterman – Mike Myers, Courteney Cox.

On the  Tonight Show – Kevin Bacon, Cirque du Soleil.


Top video movie rentals – January 15, 1995

The Client


Blown Away


When a Man Loves A Woman

I Love Trouble

Renaissance Man

Guarding Tess


Music news – January 15, 1995

Nate Dogg’s debut album will feature his old friends Snoop Doggy Dogg and Warren G.

Guitarist Gilby Clarke announces his departure from Guns N’ Roses, citing creative differences with singer Axl Rose. “Axl has a different vision for the next GNR record and it is not the kind of music I’m comfortable playing.”

Jon Landau whose only managing client has been Bruce Springsteen, takes on another after 20 years – Natalie Merchant, the former 10,000 Maniacs singer.

Rapper Tupac Shakur awaits sentencing on a sex abuse conviction and remains in Riker’s Island prison hospital ward after a New York judge refused to lower his $3 million bail. Shakur, 23 and his road manager were convicted Dec. 1 of abusing a 20-year-old woman.

The Who will get a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame on February 7. Attending will be surviving members Pete Towshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle.


Top Pop Hit Music(top-40) – January 15, 1995

Always – Bon Jovi

Creep – TLC

On Bended Knee – Boyz II Men

Another Night – Real McCoy

Before I Let You go – Blackstreet

 Take A Bow – Madonna

Tootsee Roll – 69 Boyz

I’ll Make Love To You – Boyz II Men

I Wanna Be Down – Brandy

Here Comes The Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze

Short Dick man – 20 Fingers

Sukiyaki – 4pm

You Want This/70’s Love Groove – Janet Jackson

I’m The Only One – Melissa Etheridge

Constantly – Immature

You Gotta Be – des’ree

Secret – Madonna

The Rhythm of the Night – Corona

You don’t Know How It Feels – Tom Petty

Turn The Beat Around – Gloria Estefan

100% Pure Love – Crystal Waters


Top pop music albums – January 15, 1995

The Hits – Garth Brooks

II – Boyz II Men

Vitalogy – Pearl Jam

Smash – Offspring

Hell Freezes over – Eagles

Dookie – Green Day

No Need to Argue – The Cranberries

Wildflowers – Tom Petty

Big Ones – Aerosmith

MTV Unplugged In New York – Aerosmith

Monster – R.E.M.

Miracles: The Holiday Album – Kenny G.

Crazysexycool – TLC

Lion King – Soundtrack

Weezer – Weezer

Merry Christmas – Mariah Carey

Crossroad – Bon Jovi

Bedtime Stories – Madonna

Greatest Hits – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

My Life- Mary J. Blige


Hot Modern Rock Tracks – January 15, 1995

Buddy Holly – Weezer

Band and Blame – R.E.M.

Better man – Pearl Jam

About A Girl – Nirvana

Zombie – The Cranberries

Gotta Get Away – Offspring

Love Spreads – The Stone Roses

Everything Zen – Bush

Sour Times – Portishead

Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots

She don’t use Jelly – The Flaming Lips

Fell On Black days – Soundgarden

Doll Parts – Hole

I Alone – Live

Seether – Veruca Salt

21st century – Bad Religion


Top pop hit music in Britain – January 15, 1995

Stay Another Day – east 17

Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex

Love Me For A reason – Boyzone

Them Girls Them Girls – Zig and Zag

Think Twice – Celine Dion

Whatever – Oasis

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

Here Comes the Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze

Power Rangers – The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Another Day – Whigfield


Top Country Pop Hit Music – January 15, 1995

Goin’ Through The Bid D – Mark Chestnutt

Not A Moment Too Soon – Tim McGraw

Till You Love Me – Reba McEntire

Pickup man – Joe Diffie

This is Me – Randy Travis

 Doctor Time – Rick Trevino

Gone Country – Alan Jackson

I’ll Never Forgive My Heart – Brooks & Dunn

Take Me As I Am – faith Hill

Mi Vida Loca – Pam Tillis

Night Is Fallin’ In My Heart – diamond Rio

Little Houses – Doug stone

You And Only You – John Berry


Top movies – January 15, 1995

Legends of the Fall

Higher Learning

Demon Knight

Dumb and Dumber

Nobody’s Fool



Little Women

The Jungle Book

Yellow Dog

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