Dateline: Events/Week of April 22, 1995 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
A suspect – Timothy McVeigh is under federal arrest for the bombing in Oklahoma City. It may have been a retaliation for the raid on Branch Davidians in Waco.
President Clinton promises that “Justice will prevail” to get those responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing.
The government accuses brothers Terry Lynn Nichols and James Douglas Nichols of taking part in a conspiracy to build bombs but has not directly accused them in Oklahoma City bombing.
President Clinton criticizes some broadcasters, branding them “purveyors of hatred” after the Oklahoma City bombing. “We hear so many loud and angry voices in America today who leave the impression by their very words, that violence is acceptable.”
Federal authorities now believe the Oklahoma City bombing was the work of at least four people.
Apparently – bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh told friend Terry Nichols that “something big is going to happen” three days before the deadly blast..
Investigators are searching for Timothy McVeigh clues as more pieces of a rental truck are found in the debris and as the death toll rises to 124.
Sean Boyd of KMJ radio in Fresno, CA – is fired for refusing to change a picnic-day forecast – predicting rain instead of sunshine for a Rush Limbaugh appearance in Fresno. Boyd says his boss wanted him to lie – say there was more sunshine due in the area. Boss John Broskey said Boyd was fired due to a buildup of many things.
The Supreme Court rejects Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s claim that the Constitution permits doctor-assisted suicides, opening the way for his prosecution.
Entertainment/Celebrity news – April 22, 1995
Passing – Holly Harp (55) – famous for her hand-painted silk and matte jersey dresses.
Passing – Legendary actress Ginger Rogers (83).
Passing – Sportscaster Howard Cosell (77).
Sports news – April 15, 1995
Darryl Strawberry gets just six months of home confinement instead of three months in prison for tax evasion.
Television news – April 15, 1995
VH1 hires Rolling Stone senior features editor Anthony DeCurtis and Musician magazine editor Bill Flanigan and the channel will begin to do MTV type reports.
Robin Quivers appears on Jay Leno’s “Tonight’ Show Quivers and she and guest Linda Ronstadt had words over Howard Stern’s “Selena” controversy. Quivers says she has chosen not to argue with Stern when he shows intolerance toward racial and ethnic groups. Ronstadt called Quivers a shill for Stern.
This week – a Barbara Walters special – “The Price of Fame” interviews with the likes of Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Allen, Dave Letterman and others.
Passing – Gameshow host – Art Fleming. He was 70 and the original host of “Jeopardy!”
Look for Martha Stewart to have her own TV show! Lifetime is investing $100 million in new programming – and that will include “Martha Stewart Living” – to air twice daily on the cable channel
Wednesday night television listings/TV guide – week of April 15, 1995
CBS – Christy, Movie, Dave Letterman
NBC – Making of Jurassic Park, dateline NBC, Law & Order, Jay Leno, and Conan O’Brien
ABC – Roseanne, Ellen, Grace Under Fire, Coach, Barbara Walters special, Nightline
Fox – Beverly Hills 90210, Sliders
PBS – Metropolitan Opera Presents
On David Letterman – Kathy Lee Gifford, David Copperfield
On Jay Leno – Jack Palance, Rachel Hunter.
Top Country Music Albums – April 15, 1995
John Michael Montgomery
No Ordinary Man – Tracy Byrd
The Hits – Garth Books
Lead On – George Strait
Thinking About You – Trisha Yearwood
Now that I’ve found You – Alison Krauss
Not a Moment Too Soon- Tim McGraw
What a Crying Shame – Mavericks
Top music albums – April 22, 1995
Friday – soundtrack
The Lion King – soundtrack
Throwing Copper – Live
Astro Creep: 2000 – White Zombie
Dookie – Green Day
Tuesday Night – Sheryl Crow
Made in England – Elton John
Medusa – Annie Lennox
Hell Freezes Over – Eagles