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Dateline: Events/Week of April 8, 1995 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

President Clinton proposes fine tuning affirmative action policies instead of abandonment.  He said he is very sensitive to the concerns of white males who believe they are victims of preferential treatment for minorities and women.

Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto visits Washington, but accuses the U.S. government of turning its back on its Cold War friends – now that the threat of communism seems over.

At least 47 were massacred by Russian soldiers who bombed and ravaged the village of Samashky in southwestern Chechnya.

House Speaker Newt Gingrich, promising to press forward with the conservative revolution launched by House Republicans, appealed for public support to help Washington remake the government and balance its budget to ‘give you children and your country a new earth of freedom.

Kirk Kerkorian and Lee Iacocca step up to the plate and make an offer to buy Chrysler for $22 billion.

Donald Trump sells his majority stake in New York’s Plaza Hotel to Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulazis al for $28 million.

Seagram signs an agreement to purchase 80% of MCA Inc.

Marcia Clark – the O.J. Simpson trial prosecutor has a new hairdo – no more curls – much more shag, plus changed her coloring to more auburn.

Castle Rock (Co.) - A freight train collided with a car full of teenagers trying to beat it across the tracks at a rural crossing. All six are dead.


Sports news – April 8, 1995

The NFL approves moving the Los Angeles Rams to St. Louis – ending an era. 


Radio news – April 8, 1995

Rush Limbaugh is named talk show host of the year by the National Assn. of radio talk Shows.


Entertainment/Celebrity/Movie news – April 8, 1995

Debra Wrenn from Texas files a paternity suit against Arnold Schwarzenegger, claiming he is the father of her 12-year-old daughter. She says the girl now needs his support because she has been diagnosed with a bone cyst.

Engaged – Sylvester Stallone (48) to Angie Everhart (25).


Music news – April 8, 1995

AOL suspends a discussion area devoted to Courtney Love’s band Hole due to physical violence exchanged by two posters.

Selena’s murder last month came just as a time when the Tejano artist was about to introduce music to mainstream music audiences. She just recorded four tracks for an all-English album before she was shot to death March 31. It was described as mainstrean Mexican pop.

Top pop music singles (top-40) – April 8, 1995

This is How… Montell Jordan

Freak Like  Me – Adina Howard

Keep Their Heads Ringin’ – Dr. Dre

Candy rain – Soul for Real

Dream Mama – 2 Pac

Baby – Brandy

Lil’ Game We Paly – Subway

I’d rather Be Alone – IV Example

Red Light Special – TLC


Top music albums – April 8, 1995

The Lion King – soundtrack

Tuesday Night Music Club – Sheryl Crow

Made In England – Elton John

Hell Freezes Over – Eagles

Pulp Fiction – Soundtrack

Dookie – Green Day

Cracked Rear View – Hootie & The Blowfish

Greatest Hits – Bruce Springsteen

Me Against the World – 2Pac

Medusa – Annie Lennox

Return to the 36 Chambers – “Ol Dirty Bastard


Top Latin Album –

Amor Prohibidor - Selena


Television news – April 8, 1995

Former “Price is Right” model Dian Parkinson has dropped her $8-million sexual harassment lawsuit against host Bob Barker – who is now considering a retaliatory suit.

On “Saturday Night Live” – Host Damon Wayans with music guest Dionne Farris.

This week a one special hour of “Home Improvement” – on ABC-TV

Top TV Shows/Ratings – April 8, 1995

ER – 24.4

Seinfeld – 21.3

Friends – 20.5

College Football – 19.2

Home Improvement – 18.2

Ellen (Tuesday) – 17.0

Grace Under Fire – 17.0

BYPD Blue – 17.90

60 Minutes – 15.6

Coach – 15.3

PrimeTime Live – 14.5

Hope and Gloria – 14.0


Top movies – April 8, 1995

Bad Boys

A Goofy Movie

Tommy Boy

Don Juan Demarco


Circle of Friends

Dolores Claiborne

Major Payne

Rob Roy

Muriel’s Wedding

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