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Dateline: Events/Week of October 8, 1996 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

In The News

The Supreme Court lets stand a Texas ruling that shields school districts from being sued for failing to halt the sexual harassment of one student by another.

Seven men with connections to an anti-government militia in West Virginia are arrested in a plot to blow-up an FBI fingerprint facility. 

Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, making his first official visit to Israel, meets with Israeli President Ezer Weizman. They resumed talks over the redeployment of Israeli soldiers from the West Bank city of Hebron.

Interview on Fox-TV - Susan McDougal accuses her ex-husband, James B. McDougal, of turning into a bitter, broken man who cut a deal with federal prosecutors in exchange for testimony against President Clinton. 

Debate – Vice President Al Gore and V/P hopeful Jack Kemp meet in St. Petersburg. The differed on the role of tax cuts and the economy’s performance during the four years of the Clinton Administration. 

1996 - Nobel Peace Prize to Roman Catholic Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo and political activist Jose Ramos-Horta.

Thousands of Latinos march in Washington in what organizers are calling “a new beginning.” About 30,000 rallied at the Ellipse Park south of the White House.

Shareholders approve Time Warner’s acquisition of Turner Broadcasting System.

Near Houston – a 1,500-ft TV tower collapses killing three workers who were working on the tower.

Kurdish faction recaptures a key city in northern Iraq that it had lost six weeks ago to rival forces backed by Saddam Hussein.

 

Technology news – October 8, 1996

Microsoft Corp unveils an overhauled version of its commercial online service, Microsoft Network. The new service is built around Internet explorer, Microsoft’s increasingly popular web browser Featured is something called “On Stage” which offers six channels with hosted shows aimed at different markets. One is news, another is aimed at young adults and so on.

Hot Rap music albums – October 8, 1996

All Eyez on Me – 2Pac

Atliens – Outkast

E. 1999 – Bone, Thugs-N-Harmony

The Score – Fugees

IlladelphHalflife – The Roots

It Was Written – Nas

Jack Jams Vol. 2 – various artists

Sol on Ice – Ras Kass

Me Against the World – 2pac

 

Top music albums  – October 8, 1996

From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah – Nirvana

AEnima – Tool

The Moment – Kenny G.

Sheryl Crow – Sheryl Crow

Another Level – Blackstreet

Stardust – Natalie Cole

Home Again – New Edition

Tragic Kingdom – No doubt

Falling Into You – Celine Dion

Jagged Little Pill – Alanis Morissette

 

Television news – October 8, 1996

Passing – Actor Ted Bessell (61) – played the boyfriend in “That Girl.”

Jon Stewart will fill-in for Tom Snyder on “The Late Late Show” over CBS-TV.

Warner Brothers Domestic Television already has renewed Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show into 2000 after just four months on the air. They say it’s the highest rated new talkshow so far this decade.

 

Wednesday night television listings/TV guide – October 8, 1996

CBS –The Nanny, Almost Perfect, Vice President Debate, The Cape, Dave Letterman

NBC – Wings, John Larrouette, 100 Years of Hollywood Western Vice President Debate, Jay Leno

ABC – Grace Under Fire, Townies, Vice President Debate, Nightline

Fox – Baseball

UPN – The Sentinel, Star Trek:: Voyager

MTV – Real World Reunion Special

 

On David Letterman – Samuel L. Jackson, Lela Rochon, Midnight Oil.

On Jay Leno – Richard Dreyfuss, Claire Daines, Chris Isaak.

 

Top movies – October 1, 1996

The First Wives Club

The Glimmer Man

That Thing You Do

D3: The Mighty Ducks

Extreme Measures

2 Days in the Valley

Fly Away Home

Last Man Standing

Independence Day

Big Night

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