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
High School High
Stephen King’s Thinner
The Ghost and the Darkness
First Wives Club
The Long Kiss Goodnight
That Thing You Do!
D3: The Mighty Ducks.