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Dateline: Events/Week of June 1, 1995 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

Bosnian Serbs bring down an American jet fighter over northern Bosnia-Herzegovina and released U.N. peacekeepers held hostage for the past week.

In Paris – Western defense chiefs agree to form  4,000-troop multinational quick reaction force for the former Yugoslav federation and accept a U.S. offer of substantial air-and logistics support.

O.J. Simpson trial – Judge Lance Ito gets rid of two more jurors and there are now just 2 alternates.

Defense secretary William J. Perry says that the U.S. will establish a secret intelligence-gathering operation to help the leaders of a planned European strike force monitor the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Bowing to international pressure – Bosnian Serbs release more than 100 U.N. hostages – leaving about 150 still in capture.

“Living in sin” should no longer be regarded as sinful and the phrase should be dropped given the number of people who now live together before getting married, a Church of England reports says.

Philip Morris agrees to move advertisements in professional sports stadiums that the Justice Department said violate a government ban on TV cigarette advertisements. The ads now appear during TV coverage and the Justice Department wants that stopped.

Lt. Gen. Alexander I. Lebed resigns his army command to protest Kremlin policies and is believed to be preparing to run for political office.

House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he is committed to a “freedom contract” with the Cuban people to oust communist President Fidel Castro. “President Clinton hires left-wingers who love Fidel. They all ay to him: “Fidel is not a dictator. Fidel is a fisherman and a baseball player and President Clinton gets confused,” said Gingrich at a Miami rally.


Fascinating Facts – June 1, 1995

Elizabeth Dole says she would immediately sell more than $15,000 in Walt Disney Co. stock after being told that a Disney subsidiary made one of the movies that her husband, Sen. Bob Dole has criticized indecent attacks on Hollywood values. The movie was “Priest,’ a controversial film portraying sexual misconduct by Roman Catholic clergy. It was produced by Miramax, which Disney owns.


Business news – June 1, 1995

The Dow hits 4,476.55 on part because of tech stocks.

K-Mart says it will close 72 stores, and eliminate 5,800 jobs.


Technology news – June 1, 1995

Surprise - IBM launches a hostile bid for Lotus Software - $3.3 billion worth. 


Entertainment /Celebrity/Movie news – June 1, 1995

Drag queen Ru Paul is the spokesblonde for M.A.C cosmetics because, according to Paul – “No one used as much makeup as I do.”

Actor Christopher Reeve undergoes a spinal fusion on two upper vertebrae fractured after he was thrown from a horse last weekend (Memorial Day).

 Actress Sondra Locke files another suit against Clint Eastwood – clamming she dropped a palimony complaint when Eastwood agreed to secure a movie development deal for her at Warner Bros., but it never happened. Under that palimony lawsuit she filed six years ago, she accused Eastwood of cruelty, alleging he forced her to have two abortions during their 13-year relationship.

Tony Awards –

Best musical – “Sunset Boulevard”

Leading actor – Ralph Fiennes – “Hamlet”

Leading Actress – Cherry Jones “The Heiress”

Leading actor musical – Mathew Broderick – “How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”

Leading actress musical – Glenn Close – “Sunset Boulevard”


Music news – June 1, 1995

Alan Jackson gets best vocalist, best entertainer and two other awards in the TNN Music City News Country Awards. Reba McEntire got best female artist and Brooks & Dunn – best vocal group.  

Michael Jackson news

The big news – everyone’s talking about the upcoming release of Michael Jackson’s “HIStory” album – coming June 20. A four-minute promotional film has been made- at a cost of $4 million. 


Television news – June 1, 1995

Gen. Colin Powell grants Barbara Walters his first interview – his first since major media interview since retiring late 1993.

NBC orders 13 episodes of “3rd Rock From The Sun” – a midseason sitcom staring John Lithgow and Jane Curtin.  It’s about aliens who inhabit the earth in human form.

USA Network announces new programming for next season. Look for new shows such as – “Campus Cops,” and “Weekly World News.”

Top TV Shows/Ratings – June 1, 1995

Home Improvement (9:30p) – 19.6

Home Improvement (9:00p) – 19.1

NYPD Blue – 17.3

Friends – 16.8

Seinfeld – 15.6

ER – 15.1

Full House – 14.6

Frasier – 13.89

Wings – 13.2

Movie-Face on Milk Carton – 12.4

60 Minutes – 12.4

Chicago Hope – 12.3

Grace Under Fire – 12.2

Beverly Hills 90210 – 12.0

Murphy Brown – 11.8

Dateline NBC (Tues.) – 11.7


Top movies – June 1, 1995


Bridges of Madison County

Die Hard With a Vengeance


Crimson Tide

Forget Paris

Johnny Mnemonic

While You Were Sleeping

Mad Love

Tales from the Hood 

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