Dateline: Events/Week of August 8, 1996 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
NASA chief Dan Goldin promises to do whatever is necessary to confirm whether the microscopic worm-like structures found on a meteorite from mars are really of signs of life beyond earth.
The U.S., after three months – will allow Iraq trade oil for food in a U.N-approved plan that lets Iraq sell up to $2 billion worth of oil in the next six months so it can buy food and medicine for its citizens.
Violent crime by juveniles is down for the first time in seven years, according to the FBI.
Republican convention in San Diego – Colin Powell addresses the opening session… Presidential nominee Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his running mate.
Northern Ireland – Thousands of Catholics march toward the 17th century walls that encircle Londonderry’s commercial center, decrying a Protestant plan to parade past a Catholic neighborhood.
Weekly radio address – President Clinton scolded Republicans for stripping from legislation now before Congress tools designed to help law enforcement “find out, track down and shut down terrorists.”
Gorzny - Federal troops struggled to retake the Chechen capital as their prime minister promised reinforcements to end toe confrontation in Grozny that has embarrassed president Boris N. Yeltsin.
O.J. Simpson civil trial – Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki forbids all attorneys, witnesses and litigants to talk about the case for the duration of the trial.
Technology news – August 8, 1996
AOL suffers a 19-hour outage to its 6 million subscribers.
Music news – August 8, 1996
Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen gets sentenced to produced a public service announcement admitting he is a batterer after pleading to attacking his wife. It’ll air on MTV.
Passing – Mel Taylor – original drummer for the Ventures. He was 63.
Top Pop Hit Singles(top-40) – August 8, 1996
Twisted- Keith Sweat
How Do U Want It – 2pac
Macarona (B. Boys Mix) – Los Del Rio
I Can’t Sleep Baby (If I) – R. Kelly
Loungin – LL Cool J.
Someday – All-4-One
You’re Makin’ Me High – Toni Braxton
Change the World – Eric Clapton
Only You - 112
Television news – August 8, 1996
Don’t miss Discovery Channel’s ninth annual “Shark Week.”
First hire for the new Fox News Channel is Catherine Crier from ABC.
Bob Schieffer ends 20-years as anchor of CBS’ Sunday night newscast. Last one is August 24.
Monday night television listings/TV Guide – August 8, 1996
CBS – The Nanny, Almost Perfect, Murphy Brown, Cybil, Republican National Convention, Dave Letterman
NBC – Republican National Convention, Movie, Jay Leno
ABC – Republican National Convention
PBS – The American Experience, Charlie Rose
MTV – Beach MTV, Beach House Nights. Road Rules
VH1 – VH1 Crossroads, Soul of VH1, After Hours
UPN – Man o Man, Nowhere Man
On David Letterman – Jerry O’Connell, Richard Simmons
On Jay Leno – Gloria Estefan, Dennis Miller, Steffi Graff.
Top movies – August 8, 1996
A Time to Kill
Escape From LA
Courage Under Fire