Dateline: Events/Week of July 1, 1995 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Iraq finally admits that it had powerful, offensive biological weapons but says it destroyed its biological (germ warfare) weapons.
Britain - Prime Minister John Major is reelected Conservative Party leader.
O.J. Simpson trial – The prosecution rests.
President Clinton urged Americans to “move beyond division and resentment to common ground and declared that he is ready to debate opposition leaders.
Russia - President Boris Yeltsin wins after parliamentary rival fell short in a no-confidence vote.
President Clinton demands a ban on any handgun ammunition able to pierce bulletproof vests or other body armor.
Legal TV Update – July 1, 1995:
A judge bars TV cameras from Susan Smith’s trial on charges she drowned her two young sons. He said: small town witnesses might be intimidated by the attention.
Sports news – July 1, 1995
Raiders owner Al Davis is moving the team back to Oakland. “Los Angeles has an excellent fan base, but they have to reinvest in a modern state-of-the-art stadium. Though I have great respect for the fans in Los Angeles, I have great respect for the roar of the crowd in the Oakland Coliseum.”
Passing – Tennis great Poncho Gonzales – He was 67.
Eddie Murray of the Minnesota Twins gets 3,000 hits!
Entertainment news – July 1, 1995
The NY Court of Appeals refuses refused to hear Woody Allen’s appeal of a lower court ruling that questioned his judgment as father to Moses, Dylan and Satchel. They go to mom.
Music news – July 1, 1995
Yanni is the rage
Some call it New Age music – but its superstar is Greek-born Yanni – at least for now. He also lives with actress Linda Evans. So far, Yanni’s albums have sold 12 million worldwide and the most popular by far is “Live at the Acropolis” which has sold 2.8 million.
Rick Allen, drummer for Def Leppard is arrested for allegedly slamming his wife, Stacy against a wall.
In Washington State - Lollapalooza begins its 5th trek down concert lane. The talk is on Courtney Love and Sinead O’Connor.
Passing – Legendary DJ – Wolfman Jack (57) – Bob Smith.
George Michael calls his contract with Sony “professional slavery” and wants a “divorce.’
Top/popular music albums – July 1, 1995
HIStory Past and Present – Michael Jackson
Cracked Rear View – Hootie & The Blowfish
Tigerlilly – Natalie Merchant
Pocahontas – soundtrack
Crazysexycool – TLC
Batman Forever – soundtrack
Pulse – Pink Floyd
Throwing Copper – Live
Friday – soundtrack
Mach 10 – Mack 10
Astro Crep: 2000 – White Zombie
Sixteen Tons - Bush
About Time – Pennywise
Friday night television listings/TV guide – July 1, 1995
CBS - Diagnosis Murder, Due South, Picket Fences, Dave Letterman
NBC – Unsolved Mysteries, Dateline NBC, Homicide: Life on the Street, Jay Leno
ABC – Family Matters, Boy Meets World, Step by Step, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, 20/20, Nightline
Fox – Tales from the Crypt, The X-Files
PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week
MTV – Top 20 Video Countdown
On David Letterman – Megadeath, Drew Barrymore.
Television news – July 1, 1995
Passing – Actor Gale Gordon (89) of the “Lucy” shows.
Top movies – July 1, 1995
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Bridges of Madison County
Die Hard with a Vengeance