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
A Goofy Movie
Don Juan Demarco
Circle of Friends