Dateline: Events/Week of February 22, 1995 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Trade war avoided - The U.S. and Chinese reach a last minute trade agreement. A dispute had to do with bootleg factories in China and intellectual property issues.
U.S. Marines splash ashore in Somalia to shield evacuation of the last of the United Nations forces.
President Clinton signs an executive order to help force deadbeat parents in the federal work force to pay the child support they owe. He said he wants to government to be a model for private employers.
John W. Hinckley Jr. – who attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan – agrees to furnish up to $2.9 million in potential book and movie proceeds to former White House Press Secretary James Brady and two law enforcement officers wounded in his 1991 attack.
The Dow hits 4,000 for the first time!
Technology news – February 22, 1995
Sony is now in battle for a new home DVD video format – a rival videodisc format and is now in a war with Toshiba and Time Warner – who unveiled their format last month.
Sports news – February 22, 1995
The Orlando Magic’s Shaquille O’Neal is suspended by the NBA for an altercation with Boston Celtic rookie Eric Notross. Fine will be $58,000.
Music news – February 22, 1995
A New York court orders LaToya Jackson to pay $550,000 to the Moulin Rouge in Paris after she abruptly ended a 1993 performance run there.
Courtney Love is set to make her movie debut in “Feeling Minnesota” starring Keanu Reeves.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band get together and play – for the first time since 1988. They were at “Tramps” in New York and they were there shooting a video for “Murder Incorporated” – a new song coming out on a greatest hits album. Otherwise – that’s it. Don’t look for the band to tour anytime soon.
Dating – David Copperfield and Claudia Schiffer.
Top Pop Hit Music Singles (top-40) – February 22, 1995
Take a Bow – Madonna
Baby – Brandy
If You Think… K-Ci Hailey
Candy Skin – Soul for Real
Tootsee Roll – 69 Boyz
If You Love Me – Brownstone
Big Peppa – Notorious B.I.G.
I Miss You – N II U
Creep - TLC
Foe the Love of $ - Bone, Thugs-N-Harmony
Television news – February 22, 1995
On Saturday Night Live - Host George Clooney with musical guests – The Cranberrys.
Faith Daniels leaves NBC after five years.
“ReBoot” – seen Saturday mornings on ABC asks kids to trade in their toy guns for a chance to become a cartoon character on he show. It’s a contest – so enter now!
A New Jersey says it will not be indicting Kelsey Grammer on charges that he had sex with a 15-year-old girl two years ago. The matter is closed.
Monday night television listings/TV guide – week of February 22, 1995
CBS – The Nanny, Dave’s World, Murphy Brown, Cybill, Chicago Hope, David Letterman
NBC – Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Blossom, Movie, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – Coach, Whole New Ballgame, Movie, Nightline
Fox – Melrose Place, Models Inc.
PBS – Future Quest, American Cinema
MTV – Prime Time, Ren & Stimpy
Top movies – February 22, 1995
The Brady Bunch Movie
Legends of the Fall
The Walking Dead
Quick and the Dead