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
The Truman Show
Six Days, Seven Nights.