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Dateline: Week Of February 1, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts


In The News -

hillary clinton candidacy for senate febuary 2000 timeline mrpopcultureHillary Rodham Clinton announces her candidacy for the Senate from New York – ending months of speculation. 

President Clinton invokes his executive powers and ordered federal agents to target 1,020 gun dealers to ensure responsible behavior. “When 12 children are dying every day in America because of gun violence. We can’t wait for congressional action.’ Dealers whose guns most frequently wind up in criminals’ hands will now be subject to intense scrutiny,” said Clinton. 

Universal access - President Clinton unveils a plan to help poor Americans and minorities get access to the Internet. 

john mccain beats bush in nh primary feb 2000 timeline mrpopcultureJohn McCain beats George W. in the New Hampshire primary! 

Acting Russian President Vladimir V. Putin declares that federal forces have taken control of Grozny, the war-torn capital of Chechnya.  

An Alaska Airlines jetliner en route from Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco and Seattle with 88 on board, crashes into the Pacific Ocean not far from Los Angeles. apparently, it had lost control of the horizontal stabilizer, the wing-like portion of the tail that controls the up and down pitch of the nose. 

The Federal Reserve Board raises the interest rate to 5.75% from 5.5%.


Sports News – February 1, 2000

Atlanta Braves’ relief pitcher John Rocker is suspended until May 1 for racial and ethnic remarks. 

wayne gretzky #99 retired feb 2000 trivia timeline mrpopcultureThe NHL retires Wayne Gretzky’s familiar 99 throughout the league.


Entertainment News – February 1, 2000

Actor Gene Wilder (64) has cancer: lymphoma. Doctors say he is in remission. 


Music News – February 1, 2000

DMX will perform on an upcoming “Saturday Night Live” and he’ll appear on Queen Latifah’s syndicated talk show. 

Lisa Marie Presley is engaged to John Oszajca. 

jennifer lopez on nbc snl feb 2000 trivia timeline mrpopcultureOn “Saturday Night Live” this week – Jennifer Lopez.  

Musical “Selena Forever” will open in San Antonio on March 21. It’ll feature 30 songs and 35 singers, dancers, actors and musicians. 

Rapper Jay-Z is indicted in New York on assault charges for allegedly stabbing record exec Larice Rivera during a nightclub brawl. 

VH-1’s “100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll” propelled the channel to its highest ratings ever.


Television News – February 1, 2000

Everyone’s wondering – but it looks like Homer Simpson’s neighbor, Ned Flanders is rumored to be the character that dies in the February 13 episode. 

“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” airs a plea for more women and nonwhites to try to quality. 

Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – February 1, 2000

Super Bowl XXIV (ABC) – 88.46 million viewers

Super Bowl Post 1 – 73.49

Super Bowl Post Ii – 49.64

Who Wants to Be A Millionaire on Tuesday – 35.37

who wants to be a millionaire regis philbin tv ratings nielsen feb 1 2000 trivia timeline mrpopculture Millionaire on Thursday – 29.55

Millionaire on Saturday – 25.05

The Practice – 23.85

Dharma & Greg – 20.50

Law & Order – 18.12

NYPD Blue – 17.90

Everybody Loves Raymond – 17.50


Top Movies – February 1, 2000

Eye of the Beholder

The Hurricane

Next Friday

The Green Mile

Stuart Little

Girl, Interrupted

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Down to You

Galaxy Quest

Toy Story 2

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