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Dateline: Events/Week of September 15, 1995 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

A 7.2 earthquake kills at least four. It was centered about 200 miles southeast of Mexico City.

The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour retrieves the troubled Wake Shield satellite.

Government and Croatian forces have taken large pieces of Serb-held land in northwest Bosnia and now have over half the country.

PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat said that he will meet Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres in Egypt to try to overcome obstacles to signing an accord next week on wider Palestinian self-rule.

Hurricane Marilyn gets stronger and pounds the Virgin Islands. So far, three are dead and about 100 are hurt.

Publishing magnate Malcolm Steven Forbes said he would enter the Republican presidential race, using his personal fortune to campaign for higher economic growth and lower taxes.

Weekly radio address – President Clinton said the nation is “within striking distance” of overhauling the welfare system.”

The FAA says it is developing a new system of air traffic control – one that uses satellites.

Police in NY launched a massive hunt for the killer of a jogger in Central park, whose slashed body was found near where another woman runner was raped and viciously beaten by a group of youths six years ago.

The Senate votes to transfer welfare control over to the states. It would require recipients to work after two years of assistance.

The Indianapolis Star reports that Indy car owners are planning to run a race opposite the Indy 500 if the Speedway does not hold open qualifications for al 33 spots.

Gov. Fife Symington of Arizona files for bankruptcy after a creditor refused to forgive an $11.4 million debt dating from his days as a real estate developer.


Technology news – September 15, 1995

Toshiba and Sony reach an agreement for a new video format for home viewing of movies. It looks like an audio CD, but can carry video (DVD).  Also, the new discs will be used as computer storage medium offering 10x the capacity of today’s CD-ROM’s.

AT&T says it will split into three companies – that it will spin off its equipment business and its trouble computer business to focus on its core communications services. 


Sports news – September 15, 1995

Fox-TV will televise the Mike Tyson/Buster Mathis fight Nov. 4.


Music news – September 15, 1995

MTV airs a R.E.M. concert from Dallas.


Entertainment news – September 15, 1995

Actor Andy Garcia receives his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Kathie Lee Gifford is leaving the Miss America Pageant after 11 years. 

MCA Inc. emeritus Chairman Lew R. Wasserman will be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the country’s highest civilian honor on Sept 29.


Television news – September 15, 1995

Brandon Tartikoff of New World entertainment talks about the new TV season on CNBC’s  “Talk Live” this week.

The Simpson’s “Who Shot Mr. Burns?” season debut episode on Fox drew 22% of the audience.

In Syndication – “Night Stand” – with Dick Dietrick. “Comedy doesn’t get more better.”

Sunday night television listings/TV guide – week of September 15, 1995

CBS – 60 Minutes, Cybill, Almost Perfect, The Client

NBC – Brother Love, Adjustments, Mad Abut You, Movie

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos, Lois & Clark, Movie

WB – Pinky and the Brain, Kirk, Simon, Cleghorne!, First time Out

Fox – The Simpsons, Partners, Married With Children, Ned and Stacy

The Simpsons – “Who Shot Mr. Burns?”


Top movies – September 15, 1995

To Wong Foo…


Dangerous Minds


The Usual Suspects


Mortal Kombat



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