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Dateline: Events/Week of January 22, 1995 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

Two Muslim radical suicide bombers detonate explosives near a bus stop in Jerusalem, killing 19.

President Clinton told the new Republican Congress to put aside partisanship pettiness and pride and called for efforts to rekindle a frayed public spirit.

Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole said the furor over Newt Gingrich’s book contract is diverting attention away from the Republican agenda and suggested that the GOP would be better off if Gingrich abandoned the deal.

Combative Republican congressman Robert Dornan got a reprimand from the newly controlled Congress because Dornan charged that Clinton gave “aid and comfort to the enemy during the Vietnam War.”

Passing – Rose Kennedy (104) – Matriarch of the Kennedy dynasty.

The nation’s economy grew at a rate of 4.5% during the last three months of 1994.


Medical/Health news – January 22, 1995

Breakthrough - Federal health officials say that daily doses of hydroxyurea showed a dramatic reduction in episodes and painful crises in Sickle Cell anemia.


Sports news  - January 22, 1995

Super Bowl XXIX – Quarterback Steve Young throws six touchdown passes and directed a potent offense as the 49ers beat the Chargers 49-26. 


Entertainment/Movie/Celebrity news – January 22, 1995

52nd annual - Some Golden Globe award winners:

Movies –

Best drama – “Forrest Gump”

Actress drama – Jessica Lange - “Blue Sky.”

Actor drama – Tom Hanks – “Forrest Gump.”

Best movie musical-comedy – “The Lion King.’

Actress musical comedy – Jamie Lee Curtis – “True Lies.”

Actor musical comedy – Hugh Grant – “Four Weddings and a Funeral.”


Popular Hard Rock Music Albums – January 22, 1995

Vitalogy – Pearl Jam

Unplugged in New York – nirvana

Dookie – Green Day

Big Ones – Aerosmith

Stranger Than Fiction – Bad Religion

Live Through This – Hole

Purple – Stone Temple Pilots

Crossroad – Bon Jovi


Music News – January 22, 1995

Michael Jackson’s nephews – T.J., Taryll and Taj (sons of Tito) have their debut album ready to go and it’ll be released on Michael’s MJJ label. Name of the brothers – “3T.”

Courtney Love is charged with harassing people aboard an airplane flying from Brisbane to Melbourne. Her band is touring there.

Don’t miss “Live From The House of Blues” over TBS Friday & Saturday nights. This week – Sheryl Crow and Hootie & The Blowfish.

On Monday – “The 22nd annual American Music Awards” on ABC-TV. Tom Jones, Lorie Morgan and Queen Latifah co-host.

Also on Monday – Mary Chapin Carpenter guests on David Letterman.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band have a total of four new songs for Springsteen’s Greatest Hits album – to be released next month. Are they finally getting back together to tour?

Top TV Shows/Ratings – January 22, 1995

ER – 23.9

Seinfeld – 23.5

Mad About You – 21.1

60 Minutes – 19.1

Home Improvement – 17.4

Friends – 17.3

Grace Under Fire – 17.3

Murder She Wrote – 17.2

NYPD Blue – 17.1

20/20 – 16.9

Movie-Big Dreams and Broken Hearts – 16.7

Mad About You – 16.4

Roseanne – 14.5

Chicago Hope – 14.4

Murphy Brown – 13.8


Television news – January 22, 1995

Danny Bonaduce is the latest to enter the TV talk fray with “Danny!”

“Late Late Show w/Tom Snyder on CBS is neck-in-neck ratings wise with competitor “Late Night w/Conan O’Brien” on NBC.

Comedian Chevy Chase is arrested in Beverly Hills and charged with driving while under the influence. He registered a 0.18 blood alcohol level.


Top movies – January 22, 1995

Legends of the Fall

Highlander: The Final Dimension

Dumb and Dumber

Nobody’s Fool

Higher Learning

Murder in the First


Little Women


Demon Knight

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