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Dateline: Events/Week of November 22, 1997 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

President Clinton denounces a recent series of hate crimes connected to white skinheads in Denver.

U.S. officials believe that – in concealing its deadly arms from U.N inspectors, Iraq has turned to computers – and placed weapon factoids/data in memory.  

Leaders of 18 Pacific Rim nations endorse a strategy to shore Asia’s shaky economies and plan to accelerate the removal of trade barriers in the region.

Iraq – Baghdad announces that its presidential sites would remain off limits to U.N. weapons inspectors despite President Saddam Hussein’s promise to allow foreign diplomats and exports inside.

In Vancouver – President Clinton urged Japans’ prime minister to attack his country’s financial troubles as a first step toward pulling the region out of its woes.

President Clinton goes golfing with his brothers-in-law before settling in for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Camp David.

The government in Peru under increasing international pressure to clear its prisons of innocent people freed 83 inmates jailed unjustly for terrorism during the states war on leftist guerrillas.

Shuttle crew - Two spacewalking astronauts leaned over and grabbed a slowly spinning satellite with their gloved hands.

 A former bodyguard of Winnie Mandela accuses her of murder, declaring that he saw President Nelson Mandela’s former wife stab a young activist whom she accused of being a spy.  She’s seeking high office within South Africa’s ruling political party.

Atty. Gen. Janet Reno spends a night in a Mexico City hospital after feeling nauseated and fainting during an international law enforcement Conference in town. Her problem was diagnosed as gallstones, combined with fatigue. She recovered enough to attend the opening conference session.

President Clinton spares the life of a 6-pound turkey named Willis – the day before thanksgiving.

Paula Corbin Jones legal fund paid for clothes, hairstyling, pet boarding, public relations and other personal items unrelated to her legal bills, President Clinton’s lawyers claim in curt.

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s regime announce that it will invite United Nations experts and diplomats to examine presidential palaces suspected of hiding deadly chemical and biological weapons.

Winds whip the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a Cat in the Hat float knocked down a street light – injuring four. Most of the balloons stayed close to the ground.


Music news – November 22, 1997

Usher  (Usher Raymond 19) – a new name in music – has a top r&b pop hit with “You Make Me Wanna.” user is from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He’s so far, cut two albums and the video for his hit is all over MTV and urban radio. Also, he’s appearing on UPN’s “Moesha” once again (his second time). Usher first came to public lite on “Star Search” some six years ago and performed Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road.” He got a record deal out of it – but his 1994 debut album “Usher” wasn’t a hit. It did get a gold single “I Think of You.” But, Usher got a new producer – Dallas Austin and he hasn’t looked back.

Spin magazine names the late Notorious B.I.G. its 1997 Artist of the Year.”

Look for U2’s “Pop Mart”’ concert to be broadcast by MTV and Showtime next Wednesday. It comes from Mexico City.

MTV Networks will debut seven new digital cable channels in July. They’re calling it “The Suite From MTV and VH1.”

Garth Brooks appears on Jay Leno’s Tonight show this week. His new album is “Sevens."

 Fans mourn the death of Michael Hutchence of INXS. He was found dead by a Sydney hotel employee and is believed to have committed suicide. 


Television news – November 22, 1997

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade coverage on NBC with Katie Couric, Willard Scott and Al Roker. Also  CBS’ “All-American Thanksgiving Parade  from New York, Detroit, Hawaii and Nashville.

Thursday night television listings/TV guide – week of November 22, 1997

CBS – Promised Land, Movie, David Letterman

NBC – Seinfeld, Movie, Jay Leno

ABC -  Sabrina, Home Improvement, Drew Carey Show, Hiller and Diller, Spin City, Ellen, Nightline

Fox – Keene Ivory Wayans

PBS – National Geographic, Mystery!

MTV – Beavis and Butthead, Sex in the 90’s,

VH1 – Making of Sgt. Pepper


Top movies – November 22, 1997

Mortal Kombat Annihilation


John Grisham’s the Rainmaker

The Jackal

The Little Mermaid

Midnight in the Garden

Starship Troopers


The Man Who New Too Little

I Know What You Did Last Summer

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