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Dateline: Week Of August 8, 1999 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 

 

In The News

More graves are discovered in Kosovo daily in the continued terror against ethnic Albanians.

Russia launches an offensive against Muslim insurgents in the republic of Dagestan as the conflict their rages.

President Boris Yeltsin identifies his preferred political heir- naming  Vladimir V. Putin – a former spy who is chief of the Federal Security Service and Secretary of the Security Council, would replace outgoing Prime Minister Sergei V. Stepashin.  This – as the ailing and some say, erratic Yeltsin fired his entire Cabinet for the fourth time in 17 months.

New Los Angeles - A gunman opens fire in a Jewish daycamp for children – pre-schoolers and injures five.

 

Sports News- August 8, 1999

Wade Boggs of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays gets hit #3000.

Steffi Graf says she is retiring from tennis after winning over $21 million and 22 Grand Slams.

 

Music news – August 8, 1999

 

Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall’s marriage is declared “null and void” by a London High Court judge.

MTV is taping a Red Hot Chilli Peppers performance in Moscow – to be played by MTV worldwide in October.

Nikki Sixx – bassist for Motley Crue is arrested in Las Vegas for encouraging violence during a concert at the Mandalay Bay resort.

 

Entertainment news - August 8, 1999

Mike Myers signs a two-picture deal with Universal. The first one is based on his Saturday Night Live character Dieter Sprocket – called “Sprockets.”

Passing – Actor Victur Mature. He was 86.

 

Televison news – August 8, 1999

On Discovery – It’s Shark Week all week!

Passing – Jennifer Paterson – a member of the Food Network cooking team, “Two Fat Ladies.” She was 71.

Sidekick Andy Richter of the Conan O’Brien show –is leaving in the spring.

 

Top Movies – August 8, 1999

The Sixth Sense

The Blair Witch Project

Runaway Bride

The Thomas Crown Affair

Deep Blue Sea

Mystery Men

Inspector Gadget

The Haunting

The Iron Cage

American Pie

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