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Dateline: Events/Week of June 1, 1996 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

In The News

A Japanese destroyer accidentally shoots down a U.S. bomber in the Pacificduring joint military exercises. The A-6E Intruder aircraft’s two crew members ejected safely and were rescued.

“Stand For Children” rally – An estimated 200,000 gather at the Lincoln Memorial to march, sing, clap and cheer in support of the welfare of children.

NATO foreign ministers agree to restructure Europe’s role in NATO, giving it a wider role.

The U.S. Supreme Court says credit card holders who fail to pay their monthly bills on time can be charged a late fee of $20 or more, even when state law normally protects consumers from these penalties.

Divers recovering wreckage from ValueJet Flight 592 discover a large hole at the southern tip of the murky crater. Still missing is half the plane, including the cockpit section.

The Sizzler restaurant chain files for bankruptcy protection and says it will close 130 locations and lay off 4,600 workers.

Passing - Timothy Leary , the Harvard psychologist who advocated LSD in the 1960’s. He was 75.

 

Television news- June 1, 1996

Baywatch Babe Pamela Anderson Lee gives birth to a baby boy - Brandon Thomas Lee.

 

Top TV Shows/Ratings – June 1, 1996

Home Improvement - 15.2

Coach - 13.0

Movie-The Only Way Out - 12.8

Seinfeld - 12.5

NBC Playoffs (Sun.) - 12.1

20/20 - 12.1

Movie-Shattered Mind - 12.0

PrimeTime Live - 12.0

60 Minutes - 11.7

Friends - 11.3

Grace Under Fire - 11.3

48 Hours - 10.6

NBC Playoffs (Thur.) - 10.5

NBA Playoffs (Tue.) - 10.5

NYPD Blue - 10.4

Roseanne - 10.0

The Nanny - 9.9

Murder, She Wrote - 9.8

AFI Salute/Clint Eastwood - 9.8

Frasier - 9.5

Columbo Goes Undercover - 9.4

Drew Carey - 9.4

Fresh Prince of Bel Air - 9.3

Faculty - 9.2

Ellen - 9.1

Movie-Jankek: Forget Me Not - 9.0

Dave’s World - 8.9

3 rd Rock From The Sun - 8.9

Walker, Texas Ranger - 8.7

Cybill - 8.6

Rescue 911 - 8.4

Murphy Brown - 8.3

X-Files - 8.3

 

More TV news – June 1, 1996

Ray Combs , former host of TV’s “The New Family Feud” commits suicide. He had benn admitted to a Glendale (CA) hospital for an unrelated head injury.

 

Music news- June 1, 1996

Metallica is back with a new studio album - their first such album in five years. The group says they needed a break after more than 300 shows in support of their last studio album,

“Metallica.” Look for “Load” in stores next week.

 

Top Rhythm and Blues music  albums – June 1, 1996

The Score - Fugees

Getting It - Too Short

All Eyez On Me - 2Pac

New Beginning - SWV

Daydream - Mariah Carey

Sunset Park - Soundtrack

E. 1999 Eternal - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Mission to Please - Isley Brothers

Gangsta’s Paradise – Coolio

 

Top movies – June 1, 1996

Mission: Impossible

Twister

Dragonheart

Eddie

The Arrival

Spy Hard

Flipper

The Truth About Cats & Dogs

The Craft

Toy Story

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