Dateline: Week Of February 1, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Hillary 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 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.
The 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.
On “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
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 Green Mile
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Down to You
Toy Story 2.