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Dateline: Events/Week of September 8, 1995 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News 

Former Yugoslav republics agree to create a separate Serbian entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina that would share the country with the Muslim-Croat federation. Under the agreement, Bosnia-Herzegovina would remain a single, internationally recognized country, but operating within it would be the Muslim-Croat and Bosnian Serb entities. Each would be allowed to establish their own diplomatic relations with other countries.

Senator Robert Packwood of Oregon announces that he intends to resign under a cloud of sexual harassment charges. Recently, the Senate ethics Committee voted 6 to 0 to recommend his expulsion and to release some 10,000 pages of documents detailing the evidence against him. Rather than bring disgrace to the Senate, Packwood told the media “it is the honorable thing to do.”

Eleven members of a skydiving school plus the pilot of the plane in which they were riding are killed when their Beechcraft Queen Air BE-65 goes down, about 40 miles east of Richmond, Virginia. 

John F. Kennedy Jr. Launches George Magazine – week of September 8, 1995

(Bi-Monthly) George Magazine makes its debut. Editor-In-Chief John F. Kennedy Jr. was flanked by his partner - Michael Berman at the press conference. Said Kennedy: “Ultimately, this magazine is going to stand on its own and that will come a couple of issues down the line when my last name doesn’t matter.” The first issue has a 500,000 printing with 175 pages of ads.

O.J. Simpson Trial Update – September 8, 1995:

OJ trial update - Defense attorney Robert Shapiro is fined $500 fro violating a court order prohibiting lawyers in the trial from giving interviews outside judge Lance Ito’s courtroom. Shapiro briefed reporters (for 90 seconds) on August 10... Concluding their rebuttal case, prosecutors opt not to introduce evidence pertaining to the Simpson’s failure to surrender to police (The Simpson Chase on the freeways). They do win the right to introduce new DNA evidence from Simpson’s vehicle.   

Richard Rubin, a former glove company executive tells jurors that gloves warn by OJ during several football games are the same style, color and size as the pair used in the double murder.


Best-selling books – September 8, 1995

 “L” is for Lawless” - Sue Grafton, “Coming Home” - Rosamunde Pilcher, “From Potter’s Field” - Patricia Cornwell, “The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success” - Deepak Chopra, “My Point ...And I Do Have One” - Ellen Degeneres, “Men Are From Mars: woman are from Venus” - John Gray Ph.D, “I’m Only One Man!” - Regis Philbin.


Television news – September 8, 1995

People Magazine publishes its annual listing of the 10 worst-dressed celebrities - Demi Moore, Drew Barrymore, Crystal Bernard, Fran Drescher, Tori Spelling, Lori Petty, Melissa Etheridege, Pamela Anderson, Nicolas Cage and Tony Curtis. Best dressed goes to Marcia Clark (Of OJ trial fame), Cindy Crawford, Elizabeth Hurley, George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Jodie Foster, Nicole Kidman and Serena Linley (of the British royal family).

Four original cast members from the 1960’s series “Star Trek” receive a collective $1 million from Paramount after a long dispute over merchandising royalties and other matters. James Doohan (Scottie), Walter Koenig (Chekov), Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) and George Takei (Sulu) argued that they were (contractually) entitled to 2.5% of money made from marketing their images from the TV series and string of films which they appeared. 

At the Emmys this week:

Best Comedy series - “Frasier.”

Best Drama series - “NYPD Blue.”

Best Variety, music or comedy series - “The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno.”

Best actor - comedy series - “Kelsey Grammer - Frasier.”

Best actress - comedy series - “Candice Bergen - Murphy Brown”

Best actor - drama series - “Mandy Patinkin - Chicago Hope.”

Best actress - drama series - “Kathy Baker - Picket Fences.”


The drama “ER” scored 8 Emmys including best supporting actress (Julianna Margulies), best direction (Mimi Leder) and best writing (Lance A. Gentile). 

Friday Night Television listings/TV guide – week of September 8, 1995

CBS - Diagnosis Murder, Picket Fences, Picket Fences ... NBC - Baseball ... ABC - Family Matters, Saturday Morning Preview, Step By Step, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, 20/20 ... FOX - TV Nation, The X-Files


On Diagnosis Murder - although immobilized by a leg injury, Mark investigates the murder of a media scion.

On The X-Files - Mulder investigates a videotaped alien sighting in Mexico.

On CNBC - Charles Grodin, Real Personal,  The OJ Simpson Trial, Rivera Live 


Top Pop Hit Music Singles – September 8, 1995

 “You Are Not Alone” - Michael Jackson, “Gangsta’s Paradise” - Coolio, “Colors Of The Wind” - Vanessa Williams, “Bombastic/In The Summertime” - Shaggy, “Runaway” - Janet Jackson, “Summertime In The LBC” - Dove Shack, “Kiss From A Rose” - Seal, “I Got 5 On it” - Luniz, “He’s Mine” - Mokenstef.


Music news – September 8, 1995

Capitol Records names more rare tracks to be included in their Beatles “Anthology” CD set to be released this November - a version of Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be The Day” recorded during their Quarrymen days, a home recording of Carl Perkins’ “You’ll Be Mine”; an early Paul McCartney instrumental called “Cayenne” and a first audition version of “Love Me Do.”


Top/Popular Music Albums – September 8, 1995

Top albums - “Dangerous Minds” - soundtrack, “Cracked Rear View” - Hootie And The Blowfish, “Jagged Little Pill” - Alanis Morissette, “Dreaming Of You” - Selena, “E. 1999 Eternal” - Bone Thugs, “The Show” - soundtrack, “Four” - Blues Traveler,  “CrazySexyCool” – TLC, “Seal (94)” - Seal, “Tigertily, Natalie Merchant



Top Movies – September 8, 1995

To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar - Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo

Dangerous Minds -

Mortal Kombat

The Prophecy

Desperado - Antonio Banderas, Joaquim De Almeida

The Tie That Binds - Daryl Hannah, Keith Carradine

 Last Of The Dog Men - Tom Berenger, Barbara Hershey

A Walk In The Clouds

Senior Trip - Matt Frenar, Valerie Mahaffey

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