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Dateline: Events/Week of October 22, 1995 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

In The News

Heads of state galore as 180 leaders representing every country on the globe (well – almost) participate in the 50th anniversary celebration of the United Nations in NY.

President Clinton meets with Chinese President Jiang Zeminment in New York.

President Clinton opens the celebration of the UN’s 50th anniversary – and told Americans they should support the organization because it can help fight problems of terrorism, crime and environmental damage close to home.

President Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin meet in Hyde Park NY at Franklin d. Roosevelt’s boyhood home. They agreed to find a way for Russian troops to join a peacekeeping force in Bosnia. Clinton had attended the United Nation’s 50th Anniversary.

 The Republican-controlled Senate approves a budget plan that provides a $245-billion tax cut and the same time it curbs federal spending and social programs.

Near Chicago – a train shears a school bus – killing 5 and injuring 28. 

President Clinton is sounding an upbeat look at the nation – He says the nation’s social problems are on the mend and the economy is on the move.

The Pentagon repeals an affirmative-action rule that prevented whit owned firms form competing on contracts worth $1 billion. This  - just four months after the Supreme Court ruled that it is almost always unconstitutional for federal agencies to use “racial classifications” in awarding contracts.

A powerful car bomb in the first day of Algeria’s presidential election campaign killed eight people and wounded 82 amid feats that the election could provoke more bloodshed in the violence-plagued North African nation.

Quebec voters reject a proposal to secede from Canada by a narrow margin.

NY Mayor Rudolph Giuliani comes under scrutiny after ordering the expulsion of PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat from a U.N. anniversary concert at Lincoln Center.

Weekly radio address - President Clinton said he would not accept the GOP budge-balancing measure in their present form just to keep the federal government running smoothly.

The deadliest subway accident ever – as nearly 300 subway passengers in Azerbaijan – a former Soviet republic – perish.  Faulty Soviet-era equipment is being blamed. The death toll could rise.  

The government’s auto safety agency warns that air bags could kill or seriously injure children who are not wearing seat belts.

Experts re-examined photos and video footage of the “Million Man March” and lowered their crowd count slightly to 837,214 – much higher than the National park Service’s estimate but far lower than the Nation of Islam’s.

 

Business – Breast Implants Cost Dow Chemical – October 22, 1995

Dow Chemical Co. was found liable for faulty silicone breast implants and ordered to pay a woman $3.9 million in damages in the first implant verdict against the parent of Dow Corning Corp.

 

Sports news – October 22, 1995

World Series - The Atlanta Braves beat the Cleveland Indians in game 6 – 1-0. Tom Glavine gets MVP.

A big chunk of Steffi Graf’s missing fortune has been found. It was reported earlier that there was a search after Graf’s father, Pete Graf reportedly had sent abroad in a series of transfers before his arrest in August.

 

Entertainment /Celebrity news – October 22, 1995

Rosie O’Donnell cancels a sold-out show in Cleveland so she could watch game 6 of the World Series on television. The game was sort of a dud as Atlanta beat Cleveland 1-0 for the World Series.

Passing – Actress Viveca Lindfors (74).

 

Music news – October 22, 1995

Sentenced - With death threats ever since her arrest, Yolanda Saldivar (35) – Selena’s killer – will do her time alone in isolation and for life in prison. The Mexican Mafia – a prison gang – vowed revenge for Selena’s death.

Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Velvet Underground, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John and the Shirelles are elected into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” – a new video by The Rolling Stones – debuts on Mad-TV this week. Catch it Saturday night.

Passing – Shannon Hoon – of Blind Melon. He was only 28.

Did you catch Neil Young’s Bridge school concert in Mountain View (Ca.?) Performing – Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris,  Chryssie Hynde and the Pretenders.

Released from jail on Oct. 12 on $1.4 million bail, Tupac Shakur is busy in the studio. He said it was tough sitting in jail “listening t Jay Leno and Rush Limbaugh and everybody making jokes about me getting shot.” “One of the best letters I got came from Tony Danza. I’ve never even met the guy, but he wrote me to say he liked my album and to keep my head up and to just come out stronger. I can’t tell you how great that made me feel.”

Rapper Tone-Loc is ordered to take a class in anger management and has to do 100 hours of community. This after he plead no-contest in connection with petty theft charges. 

 

Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – October 22, 1995

Fantasy – Mariah Carey

Tell Ma – Groove Theory

Gangsta’s Paradise

Runaway – Janet Jackson

Dreaming of You – Selena

A Mover La Colta – Artie the 1-Man Party

Who Can I Run To – Xscape

Summertime… Dove Shack

 

Top/Popular Music Albums – October 22, 1995

Design of a Decade 1986-1996 – Janet Jackson

Daydream – Mariah Carey

Jagged little Pill – Alanis Morissette

Insomnise – Green Day

Dead Presidents – soundtrack

Dreaming of You – Selena

Tigerlilly – Natalie – Merchant

One Hot Minute – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Greatest Hits – Michael Bolton

 

Some top hard rock music albums – October 22, 1995

Frogstomp – Silverchair

Insomniac – Green Day

Sixteen Stone – Bush

Boy Named Goo – Goo Goo Dolls

Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters

Lucy – Candlebox

Joe Satriani – Artist

Ballbreaker – AC?DC

Ad Out Come the Wolves – Rancid

One Hot Minute – Red Hot Chili Peppers

 

Friday night television listings/TV guide – week of October 22, 1995

CBS – Seebs, The Bonnie Hunt Show, 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 – Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask, The X-Files

UPN – Baywatch Nights, Land’s End

PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week

MTV – Sand Blast, Most Wanted, The state, Aeon Flux, Beavis & Butthead

 

On David Letterman – John Goodman and Harry Connick Jr.

On Jay Leno – David Bowie and actress Tiffani Amber.

 

Television news – October 22, 1995

More sports on TV - Fox and TCI form a joint sports cable venture to challenge ESPN. It’s one of the fastest-growing businesses in cable. But, ESPN has about 67 million subscribers with a value of about $4 billion.

MTV wants business students, entrepreneurs, computer geeks, artists and sales people between the ages of 18 and 25 for “The Real World.”

Jay Leno signs a five-year deal with NBC to continue hosting the “Tonight” show.

Top TV Shows/Ratings – October 22, 1995

ER – 24.2

Seinfeld – 21.3

World Series: Game 2 – 19.4

Friends – 18.6

Caroline in the City – 18.4

Home Improvement – 18.1

Monday Night Football – 17.7

World Series: Game 1 – 16.4

Single guy – 15.8

Coach – 15.4

 

Top movies – October 22, 1995

Get Shorty

Pewder

Vampire in Brooklyn

Copycat

Now and The

Seven

Three Wishes

How to Make An American Quilt

Assassins

To Die For

 
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