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
2 Days in the Valley
Fly Away Home
Last Man Standing