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Dateline: Events/Week Of November 1, 1999 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 


In The News

An EgyptAir jetliner – a 767 – drops altitude, makes a comeback, and then drops into the sea – killing 217.  It happened just south of Nantucket, Massachusetts. The flight originated from Los Angeles and added fuel and passengers in New York.

Antitrust case - It’s ruled that Microsoft Corp. holds a monopoly and used that power to stifle innovation by rivals. The final decision and penalties are likely until next year.

NATO reports that a bomb destroyed a railway bridge in northeaster Kosovo, stopping a Serbian passenger train and rocking a nearby encampment of peacekeepers.

Radio address- Announcing a new mail campaign to thwart telemarketing fraud, President Clinton said that many older Americans face a greater threat from “a scam artist on the phone” than from a mugger on the street.

The nation’s unemployment falls to 4.1% - the lowest in 30 years.

 Donald Trump attacked the trade policies of several U.S. allies and said that, as president, he would personally handle the nation’s trade talks.

Gov. George W. Bush of Texas and the Republican presidential front-runner – sustained minor injures to his right leg and hip when he dived to avoid a truck trailer that overturned near his jogging path.

A jury convicts Aaron McKinney – of felony murder in the beating death of gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie Wyoming. McKinney and his friend – Russell Henderson lured Shepard from a local bar – drove him to a remote spot – robbed and beat him and left him for dead tied to a fence. 

In Honolulu – A copier repairman walked into a Xerox office and shot his co-workers with a handgun.

The Nasdaq hits 3000 – November 1, 1999


Sports News – November 1, 1999

Marlboro 500 NASCAR – Driver Greg Moore dies from injuries suffered on lap 10 of the 250-lap race at California Speedway. 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join NASCAR next season.

Passing – Football great Walter Payton is dead at 45… from complications of a rare liver disease. 


Technology News – November 1, 1999

Encyclopedia Britannica – after just two weeks of opening a website – is down. But too many people logged on to its free search.


Music news – November 1, 1999

Bruce Springsteen postpones two Minneapolis concerts because wife Patti Scialfa has a perforated eardrum.

The Goo Goo Dolls is fighting with its label – Warner Brothers for control of the website googoodollls.com – so much so that the Dolls have set up another – with the extension of .org.

‘N Snyc and businessman Louis J. Pearlman – the man credited with their early success are at odds. The group is counter suing him for $25 million – for fraud and breach of contract.


Top Pop Hit Music – November 1, 1999

I Want It All – Warren G.

Smooth – Santana

Satisfy You – Puff Daddy

I Wanna Love You Forever - Jessica Simpson

I Need To Know – Marc Anthony

Stay the Night – IMX

Music of My Heart – Gloria Estefan feat. ‘N Sync

Damn (Should’ve Treated You Right) – So Plush



Television news – November 1, 1999

Bryant Gumbel returns to morning television – this time on CBS’ new “The Early Show."

This week’s “Ally McBeal” which featured two females kissing each other – gets the show’s highest ratings at 16.9 million. 

New prime time quiz show debuts on Fox – “Greed.”

New season begins this week on “The X-Files” “Agent Fox Mulder will no longer be investigating ‘The X Files.’ … he will become one.”

Saturday night television listings/TV Guide – November 1, 1999

CBS – Early Edition, Martial Law, Walker, Texas Ranger, Howard Stern

NBC – Freaks and Geeks, The Pretender, Profiler, Saturday Night Live

ABC – Movie, World’s Deadliest Earthquakes

Fox – Cops


Saturday Night Live – Dyland McDermott, Foo Fighters.


Top Movies – November 1, 1999

House on Haunted Hill

The Best Man

Double Jeopardy

American Beauty

Music of the Heart

Bringing Out the dead

Fight Club

The Sixth Sense

The Story of Us

Three Kings

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