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Dateline: Week Of January 22, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts



In The News -

Presidential caucuses - Both Al Gore and George W. Bush win in Iowa. 

The Supreme Court rule that the government can curb money given to political candidates – limiting how much money the rich can give. 

elian gonzalez reunited parents jan 22 2000 timeline mrpopculture Elian Gonzalez is reunited with his two Cuban grandmothers in Miami Beach in an hour-long meeting.  

Trouble in Ecuador as the military there demands the resignation of President Jamil Mahuad and declared a three-person government junta in charge. 

Final State of the Union address – President Clinton outlined an agenda that called for $350 billion in tax cuts and new investments in education and health care.  “We stand on the mountaintop of a new millennium. We should be filled with gratitude and humility for our prosperity and progress and awe and joy at what lies ahead – and with absolute determination to make the most of it,” said Clinton.  

President Clinton speaks to a crowd in cold Quincy, Illinois, who waited hours in 25-degree temperatures. 

With the economy in overdrive  - fear of inflation drives stocks down. 

Campaigning in New Hampshire – Democrats Al Gore and Bill Bradley trade barbs – and both accuse each other of negativity. 

Two capitols in Jerusalem? Some areas could be partly ceded to create a quasi-Palestinian government. It’s talk. 

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat will meet amid fading hopes for concluding the outline of a peace agreement by the deadline they set Feb. 13. 

Pope John XXII, who in 1962 convened the Second Vatican Council that changed the Roman Catholic Church, and Katharine Drexel, a Philadelphia heiress turned Catholic nun – move a step closer to sainthood. 

The Russian military claimed to have seized one-third of Grozny, the Chechen capital, but the federal forces still had not reached the coveted rebel-held city center. 

A truck jackknifed on an icy stretch of highway north of Kansas City, causing a fiery, multi-vehicle accident that killed 10 in Missouri.


Sports News – January 22, 2000

Super Bowl XXXIV – St Louis beat Tennessee 23-16 with a frantic 23 minutes left in the game – which almost went into overtime.


Technology News – January 22, 2000

disneys goto.com no longer web portal jan 2000 timeine mrpopcultureWalt Disney Co says its go.com will not longer compete as an all-purpose web portal with yahoo and AOL. The site has been around about a year. It will now focus on entertainment and leisure.  

Amazon.com says it will invest an additional $30 million in Drugstore.com.


 Entertainment News – January 22, 2000

Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas are expecting a baby. They had announced their engagement this month. 

Imax is set to open “CyberWorld” a compilation of eight “Simpsons” cartoon segments and “Antz” converted into three-dimensional computer-generated animation in October. 

Time-Warner on roll. Two weeks ago, it announced its merger with AOL. This week, the company says it has negotiated a $20-billion deal that would give it control of British music giant EMI Group.  

Year 2000 Golden Globe Awards – some winners –

Best movie (drama) – “American Beauty”

Best movie (musical or comedy) – “Toy Story”

Best actress drama – Hilary Swank – “Boys Don’t Cry”

Best actor drama – Denzel Washington – “The Hurricane”

Best actress comedy – Janet McTeer – “Tumbleweeds”

Best actor comedy – Jim Carrey – “Man on the Moon”


Music News – January 22, 2000 

Top Music Albums – January 22, 2000

dr dre rap music jan 22 billboard charts trivia timeline mrpopcultureDr. Dre 2001

Supernatural – Santana

Christina Aguilera – Christian Aguilera

Next Friday – Soundtrack

Now 3 – Various artists

Affirmation – Savage Garden

Euro Pop – Eiffel

Enema of the State – Blink 182

All the Way – Decade of Song – Celine Dion


 Television News – January 22, 2000

al michaels abc superbowl coverage year 2000 trivia mrpopculture ABC’s Super Bowl coverage with Al Michaels, Boomer Esiason and Lesley Visser. Phil Collins does the halftime show. 

TBS counters the Super Bowl with a 24-hour “Matlock” marathon. 

USA Networks – owner of Home Shopping Network has agreed to purchase a majority stake in online retailer styleclick.com for $380 million. 

Appear on “ Politically Incorrect” – radio talkshow host Tom Leykis who has a new niche – talk for guys about guy things. One of his bits – “Leykis 101” – how mencan get sex faster. 

Fox cancels “Beverly Hills 90210.” 

Nick at Nite is adding “The Beverly Hillbillies.” 

FX says it will begin airing the Howard Stern produced “Son of the Beach” in March.

“119 Suspects. 590 People interviewed. 1058 piece of evidence. All leading nowhere.” The JonBet Murder Mystery. On MSNBC.


Top Movies – January 22, 2000

Next Friday

Down to You

The Hurricane

Stuart Little

The Green Mile

Girl, Interrupted

The talented Mr. Ripley

Play It To the Bone

Angela’s Ashes

Galaxy Quest

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