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Dateline: Events/Week Of September 1, 1998 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 


In The News

The Dow drops 512 points, and then rebounds 288 points the next day. Tech stocks were taking a hit.  

A Swissair MD-11 Jetliner with 228 aboard crashes in the waters of Halifax. All aboard are presumed dead. A fire in the cockpit is suspect.

So far, 60 bodies have been recovered from the Swissair wreckage of Nova Scotia.

Visiting In Ireland, President Clinton offers his first apology for his sexual relationship with Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

FBI Director Louis Freeh warns that retaliation by Saudi millionaire Osama bin laden for U.S. missile strikes against suspected terrorist sites in Afghanistan and Sudan “is about as serious and imminent a threat as I can imagine.”

Sports News – September 1, 1998

Sammy Sosa hits homer #57.


Top TV Shows/Ratings – September 1, 1998

Seinfeld – 17.34

60 Minutes – 156.47

Frasier – 15.58

Dateline NBC (Mon.) – 15.02

Movie-Under Siege 2 – 14.30

Friends – 14.12

Guinness Records – 14.09

Frasier #2 – 14.01

Touched by an Angel  13.62

ER – 13.50

PrimeTime Live – 13.38

Dateline NBC (Tue) – 13.11

Preseason Football (Mon.) – 12.93

Dateline NBC (Wed.) – 12.34

Whose Line Is It Anyway? – 11.63

Dateline NBC (Sun.) – 11.54

20/20 – 1.43

Movie-Nothing Lasts Forever Part 2 – 11.30

Nightline in Primetime – 11.19

That 70’s Show – 11.12

Movie-Children of Dust Part 1 – 11.03

Drew Carey – 11.03

Everybody Loves Raymond – 10.72

Just Shoot Me – 10.61

The Simpsons – 10.56

JAG – 10.47


Television news – September 1, 1998

Don’t miss AMC’s “Planet of the Apes” movie marathon this weekend. Over at FX it’s the “MASH Bootcamp Marathon.”

KJTV, Lubbock, Texas pulls Howard Stern’s syndicated TV show off the air after only two weeks, calling the program “morally offensive.”

Monday night television listings/TV guide – September 1, 1998

CBS – Cosby, Cosby, Everybody Loves Raymond, 48 Hours, Late Show

NBC – Movie, Dateline NBC, Tonight Show

ABC – Monday Night Football, Nightline

Fox – Melrose Place, Ally McBeal

UPN – In the house, Malcolm & Eddie, In the House, Malcolm & Eddie

WB – 7th Heaven, Buffy The Vampire Slayer

PBS – National Geographic, Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

E! – True Hollywood Story: Robert Downey Jr., Mysteries/Scandals, Fashion Emergency, Talk Soup, Night Stand, Howard Stern


Music news – September 1, 1998

Look for an album of unreleased tracks by the late Linda McCartney in November. It’ll feature songs she recorded over the past 20 years.

All time bestselling music album artists of all time/ as of September 1, 1998:


Garth Brooks

Led Zeppelin


Elton John

Billy Joel

Barbara Streisand

Elvis Presley 


Top movies – September 1, 1998


Something About Mary

Saving Private Ryan


Why Do Fools Fall In Love

Ever After

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Snake Eyes

The Parent Trap

Dance With Me

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