Dateline: Week Of June 25, 1999 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
The federal parliament in Belgrade votes to end Yugoslavia’s 3-month-old war and lifts curbs on civil liberties.
The Clinton Administration says that the booming economy will allow the government to shore up Social Security and pay off the federal debt within 15 years.
President Clinton wants to remove Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic from power. Covertly? CIA? Lets see.
About 5,000 Serbs gather in Cacak, Yugoslavia in the first major public protest against Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic’s rule since NATO ended its 11-week air war.
The House approves a constitutional amendment that would allow congress to ban the burning or other desecration of the American flag, but it could be doomed in the Senate.
Passing – Allan Carr – producer of the movie “Grease” and the Tony award-winning musical “La Cage aux Follies.” He was 62.
Sports News – June 25, 1999
NBA Champs – The San Antonio Spurs defeat the NY Knicks in game 5 – their first championship.
Music news – June 25, 1999
Whitney Houston is back on concert tour after five years. She’s appearing first at Chicago’s Arie Crown Theatre.
For the first time – Eric Clapton reveals he was once so addicted to drugs that he abused his wife, Patti Boyd. They were divorced in 1988.
So far, Britney Spears’ “… Baby One More Time” is the best-selling album of 1999 so far with 3.6 million copies sold.
Michael Jackson concert in Seoul to benefit needy children. 54,000 attended.
EM Latin sings boxer Oscar de La Hoya to a recording contract.
Wayne Newton has filed a $20 million countersuit against Tony Orlando claming he was slandered by him and that Orlando couldn’t draw an audience. This from their Branson theater partnership
Top Music Albums –June 25, 1999
Millennium – Backstreet Boys
Ricky Martin - Ricky Martin
Wild Wild West soundtrack
Austin Powers soundtrack
Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Enema of the State – Blink 182
Mirrorball – Sarah McLachlan
…Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
Top Pop Hit Music – June 25, 1999
Last Kiss – Pearl Jam
If You had My Love – Jennifer Lopez
No Pigeons – Sporty Thievz
It’s Not right But It’s OK – Whitney Houston
Hardest Thing – 98 Degrees
Fortunate – Maxwell
Happily Ever After – Case
Where My Girls At – 702
Give It To You – Jordan Knight
Chante’s Got a man – Chante Moore
Television news – June 25, 1999
Sports announcer Marv Alpert is back on NBC – two years after he was fired for pleading guilty in a sex case. He’ll announce NBA games for the network. Fox was also interested in Alpert.
VH1 - So far, more than 50 “Behind the Hits” programs have already aired featuring the likes of Shania Twain, Tony Orlando, Boy George and producer’s say they can make about 150 shows before running thin – but that updates can be done.
Drew Barrymore hosts NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and on CBS – it’s the Howard Stern Radio Show.
Tuesday night television listings/TV Guide – week of June 25, 1999
CBS – JAG, 60 Minutes II, JAG, Dave Letterman
NBC – 3rd Rock From The Sun, NewsRadio, Just Shoot Me, Will & Grace, dateline NBC, Jay Leno
ABC – Home Improvement, The Hughleys, Spin City, NYPD Blue, Nightline
Fox – Guinness World Records: Prime Time, Fox Files
UPN – Moesha, Clueless, Malcolm & Eddie, Between Brothers
MTV – TRL, Real World, BIOrhythm,, Loveline
VH-1 – Before they were Stars, Behind the Music, Where Are They Now?
On Dave Letterman – Lyle Lovett, Mira Sorvino.
On Jay Leno – Cher, Sean Connery.
Top Movies – June 25, 1999
The General’s Daughter
An Ideal Husband