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 http://voyager.paramount.com/ 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
When a Man Loves A Woman
I Love Trouble
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
Dumb and Dumber
The Jungle Book