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Dateline: Events/Week of October 22, 1996 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

In The News

Campaigning – Robert Dole pushes a tough immigration stand while in the West this week. TV ads feature the cost of dealing with those in the country illegally.

Ethnic fighting in Zaire gets bigger with almost 200,000 Hutus fleeing the region.

Ross Perot rejects Bob Dole’s “weird and inconsequential”’ request to quit the campaign.

 Richard Jewell the security guard who was cleared of suspicion by the Justice department in the July 27 pipe bomb explosion Centennial Olympic Park – but he says the ordeal was hell. He learned he was a suspect after being hailed as a hero for spotting the bomb. 

President Clinton in plans on campaigning through 20 cities in a dozen states over the next few days. Look for him in Michigan, California, Florida, New Hampshire.

Government highway safety investigators say a 5-year-old girl who was killed last month by an expanding air bag was wearing a seat belt properly. The finding marks the first time the NHTSA has concluded that a child properly buckled into a seat was killed by an air bag in a low-speed accident.

O.J. Simpson’s civil trial gets underway in Los Angles.

Arkansas attorney Eugene Fitzhugh is sentenced to 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges that arose form the Whitewater investigation. Prosecutors say he joined two other men in a series of fraudulent transactions worth more than $300,000.

In Detroit – An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has killed two people and sickened at least 22 more and about the only link investigators have found is that the victims lived, worked or passed through a 6-square-mile area of suburban Detroit.

 

Technology news – October 22, 1996

The Internet appears to be putting a toll on telephone companies whose resources are getting strained in places such as California and New York.

Microsoft Corp. reports better-than-expected profit for the latest quarter as strong demand for Windows helped fuel sales. 

 

Sports news – October 22, 1996

The Yankees beat the Braves in six games for the World Series.

 

Entertainment /Celebrity news – October 22, 1996

Donald Trump has purchased the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen beauty pageants.

 

Music news – October 22, 1996

Michael Jackson gives a rare TV interview. He’ll be on VH1 November 10 with repeat broadcasts. 

VH-1 viewers choose Elton John as the “most fashionable artist of 1996.”

Marry – Paula Abdul to sportswear manufacturer Brad Beckerman. She divorced Emilio Estevez in 1994.

Look for “Bruce Springsteen: Blood Brothers” home video documentary to be released next month. It’ll include five songs recorded during his 1995 reunion with the E Sreet band.

Death Row Records co-founder Marion “Suge” Knight is ordered to jail after he ran out of excuses after missing drug tests and other conditions of probation stemming from a 1992 assault on two aspiring rappers.

Here they come - Rhino Records releases “Justus” – the first-ever Monkees album to be entirely Monee-written, Monkee performed and Monkee produced. 

 

Television news – October 22, 1996

Passing – Morey Amsterdam – best known as Buddy Sorell on the Dick Van Dyke show.

Suzanne Somers is now host of VH1’s “8 Track Flashback.”

On Saturday Night Live – Host Dana Carvey with musical guest Dr. Dre.

Monday night television listings/TV guide – week of October 22, 1996

CBS – Cosby, Ink, Murphy Brown, Everybody Loves Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Dave Letterman

NBC – Jeff Foxworthy Show, Mr. Rhodes, Movie, Jay Leno

ABC – Dangerous Minds, Monday Night Football, Nightline

Fox – Melrose Place, When Disasters Strike

UPN – In the House, Malcolm & Eddie, Goode Behavior, In the House

PBS – Wild World, Politics in America, Charlie Rose

MTV – My So-Called Life, Michael Jordan video special,  Road Rules, Baywatch, Beavis and Butthead , Singled out, Alternative Nation

 

On David Letterman – Don Rickles, the Hoads, Kevin Sorbo

On Jay Leno – Greg Kinnear.

 

Top/popular music albums – October 22, 1996

Recovering the Satellites – Counting Crows

The Moment – Kenny G.

Tragic Kingdom – No Doubt

Life is Peachy – Kom

 That Thing You Do! – Soundtrack

Jagged Little Pill – Alanis Morissette

Another Level – Blackstreet

Sublime – Sublime

Sheryl Crow – Sheryl Crow

311 – 311

From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah – Nirvana

Antichrist Supestar – Marilyn Manson

No Code – Pearl Jam

Load – Metallica

Evil Empire – Rage Against the Machine

Aenims – Tool

 

Top Pop Hit Singles(top-40) – October 22, 1996

Bow Down – Westside

No Diggity – Blackstreet

Only You – 112

Twisted – Keith Sweat

Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) – Los Del Rio

Unbreak My Heart – Toni Braxton

It’s All Coming Back to me Know – Celine Dion

Pony – Ginuwine

Last Night – Az Yet

Falling – Montell Jordan

 

Top movies – October 22, 1996

Sleepers

High School High

Stephen King’s Thinner

The Ghost and the Darkness

First Wives Club

The Associate

The Long Kiss Goodnight

Michael Collins

That Thing You Do!

D3: The Mighty Ducks

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