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Dateline: Events/Week Of July 15, 1998 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 


In The News

Secret Service agents who protect President Clinton must testify in front of a federal grand jury as to what they know about his relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. (And they do this week). 

At least 600 are dead after a 23-foot high Tsunami rides into New Guinea, destroying at least four remote villages. Hundreds are either missing or homeless.

 Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, ruler of Nigeria, says he vows to bring democracy to the nation after a year of turmoil. He says he’s offering a program of political and economic reforms with a pledge that the junta will hand over power to a democratically elected government in May.


Economy/Business News – July 15, 1998

General Motors, already crippled by a 40-day supply strike at two parts plants has another headache as workers vote a strike at its Saturn plant in Spring Hill, Tenn.


Television news – July 15, 1998

 “Living Color” comic Tommy Davidson joins “The Magic Hour” – the new talkshow hosted by basketball great Magic Johnson. Davidson will write/produce some segments and appears as a regular.

NBC says the character of the late Phil Hartman will be written out of “NewsRadio” by suffering a fatal heart attack. The first show of next season will feature co-workers mourning the character’s loss.

CBS announces that it will produce a second edition of 60 minutes to air on Wednesday nights.

ABC airs the final episode of “Ellen” this week. The show, with heavy gay content, will carry a parental-discretion advisory.

New at the video store – “Jerry Springer: Too Hot for TV!”

Nickelodeon debuts “Oh Yea!” cartoons.

Passing – Hugh Reilly – father of the second family on television’s “Lassie” from 1958 to 1964. He was 82.

Friday night television listings/TV guide- week of July 15, 1998

CBS – Kids Say The Darndest Things, Candid Camera, Family matters, Step by Step, Nash Bridges, Late Show

NBC – Movie (Deceived by Trust), Tonight Show

ABC – Sabrina, You Wish, Boy Meets World, Teen Angel, 20/20, Nightline

Fox – Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? Millennium

WB – Movie

PBS – Washington Week in Revue, Wall St. Week, Evening at Pops

Sci-Fi – Friday the 13th, American Gothic, Movie-Krull

Vh1 – Miami Spice, Women First, Movie-Girls on the Beach, Behind the Music


On Step By Step – J.T. works for his girlfriend.

On Beyond Belief – Can a crooked car salesman learn his ways?

On the Late Show – Gabriel Byrne and John Witherspoon join David Letterman.

On the Tonight Show – Pamela Anderson, Wolfgang Puck join Jay Leno.


Music news – July 15, 1998

A Georgia jury awards $210,000 to a sheriff’s deputy who was shot by rapper Tupac Shakur after a 1993 traffic argument.

Don’t miss ‘N-Sync in concert this week on The Disney Channel. 

Check out the Busta Rhymes promo now on MTV!


Radio News – July 15, 1998

“The MTV Concert Series” is now on radio. The new series make available recordings of live shows that have run on MTV as part of series like “MTV Unplugged” or “MTV Live From The 10 Spot.” First in the series was a concert from Matchbox 20.

The original Alice FM music station – WALC (Alice 104.1) St. Louis is no more. The switch from modern adult to active rock and are now called Extreme 104.1 with Howard Stern mornings.


Top music albums – July 15, 1998

Armageddon – Soundtrack

Hope Floats – Soundtrack

Embrya – Maxwell

El Nino – Def Quad

Big Willie Style – Will Smith

City of Angels – Soundtrack

Never S-A-Y Never – Brandy

Dr. Dolittle: The album – Soundtrack

Backstreet Boys – Backstreet Boys

Come On Over – Shania Twain

Godzilla – Soundtrack

Bulworth – Soundtrack

Yourself Or Someone Like You – Matchbox 20

Let’s talk About Love – Celine Dion

Zoot Suit Riot – Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

Savage Garden – Savage Garden

The Power Generation – Newpower Soul

Mulan - Soundtrack

Sittin’ On Top of The World – Leann Rimes

Ophelia – Natalie Merchant

Can’t Hardly Wait – Soundtrack

Ray of Light – Madonna

The Limited Series – Garth Brooks

Before These Crowded Streets – Dave Matthews Band

K-Ci & JoJo – Love Always

My Way – Usher

My Own Prison – Creed


Top Pop Hit Music(top-40) – July 15, 1998

My Way – Usher

The Boy is Mine – Brandy & Monica

You’re Still The One – Shania Twain

Adia – Sarah McLachlan

Too Close – Next

Make It Hot – Nicole/Missy Misdemeanor

My All – Mariah Carey

They Don’t Know – Jon B.

Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys

Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden

When The Lights Go Out – Five

Say It – Voices of Theory

Come With Me – Puff Daddy/Jimmy Paige


Top pop hit musical in Britain – July 15, 1998

Because We Want To – Billie

Ghetto Superstar (That Is What You Are) – Pras Michel

Three Lions ’98 – Baddiel Skinner & The Lightning Seeds

Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry

Legacy – Mansun

Intergalactic – Beastie Boys

C’est la Vie – B*Witched

Lost In Space – Lighthouse Family

Fat Les – Vindaloo

Life – Des’Ree


Top Country Music Hits – July 15, 1998

I Can Still Feel You – Collin Raye

That’s Why I’m Here – Kenny Chesney

The Shoes You’re Wearing – Clint Black

There Goes My Baby – Trisha Yearwood

To Make You Feel My Love – Garth Brooks

A Man Holdin’ On (To A Woman Lettin’ Go) – Ty Herndon

From This Moment On – Shania and Bryan White

There’s Your Trouble – Dixie Chicks

If You See Him/If You See Her – Reba/Brooks & Dunn


Top Modern Rock Tracks – July 15, 1998

Shimmer – Fuel

Iris – Goo Goo Dolls

Inside Out – Eve 6

Closing Time – Semisonic

Ava Adore – Smashing Pumpkins

Intergalactic – Beastie Boys

The Way – Fastball

One Week – Barenaked Ladies

Jump Right In- The Urge

Saint Joe on the School Bus – Marcy Playground


Top Movies – July 15, 1998

Mask of Zorro

Lethal Weapon 4


There’s Something About Mary

Dr. Dolittle

Small Soldiers



The Truman Show

Six Days, Seven Nights 

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