Dateline: Events/Week of September 1, 1995 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
O.J. Simpson murder trial – Detective Mark Fuhrman asserts his 5th Amendment rights against self incrimination and would not answer questions when asked by defense attorneys if he framed O.J. Simpson.
In China – First Lady Hillary makes a speech indirectly condemning the country’s population control policies and emphasizing the importance of family.
Honolulu – President Clinton opens the last commemoration of the Allied victory in WWII – pledging to maintain U.S. military strength to “defeat the forces of darkness in our time.”
Bob Dole calls for an end to most bilingual education in what he called the “embarrassed-to-be-American crowds.”
In Toronto – A British warplane performing at an air show plunged into Lake Ontario and burst apart. The seven crew members aboard died.
Sports news – September 1, 1995
Cal Ripken Jr. of The Baltimore Orioles breaks Lou Gehrig’s record by appearing in 2,131 consecutive games.
Music news – September 1, 1995
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland. “We did it. We did it! Tell the world, we did it!” said Mayor Michael R. White. A brief concert is scheduled later in the day with Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash and Little Richard.
She’s the talk of the industry as ten competing music/record companies are competing to sign Janet Jackson. She says she’s worked hard to get to this point.
She rocks too? - Tonya Harding’s Golden Blades rock band opened for Kool and the Gang in Portland Ore – to a lot of boos. She dodged a few plastic bottles thrown at the state. She’s on three years probation for her dirty dead against Nancy Kerrigan.
CBS will air its first-ever ad for a gangsta rap album – this one for new artist Tha Dogg Pound – and “Dogg Food.” Look for it Sept. 16.
Top pop music singles(top-40) – September 1, 1995
You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson
Colors of Wind – Vanessa Williams
Kiss From A Rose – Seal
1st of the Month – Bone Thugs
How High – Redman & Method Man
Gangsta’s Paradise - Coolio
Bombastic/In the Summertime – Shaggy
Kiss From a Rose – seal
Summertime in the LBC – Dove Shack
I Got 5 On It – Luniz
Television news – September 1, 1995
When “Saturday Night Live” returns Sept. 30 – Only Mark McKenney, Norm MacDonald, David Spade and Molly Shannon remain. 12 new writers are included in the makeover.
Friday night television listings/TV guide – week of September 1, 1995
CBS – Diagnosis Murder, Picket Fences, Dave Letterman
NBC – Baseball, Jay Leno
ABC – Family Matters, Boy Meets World, Step by Step, Hangin’ W/Mr. Cooper, 20/20, Nightline
Fox – TV Nation, X-Files
PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week
MTV – Top 20 Video Countdown, The State
On David Letterman – Debra Winger, Soul Asylum
On Jay Leno – Garth Books, Samuel L. Jackson
Top movies – September 1, 1995
A Walk in the Clouds
Something to Talk About
The Usual Suspects