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Dateline: Week Of March 15, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech News & Fascinating Facts


In The News -

Pro-Independence leader Chen Shui-Bian wins in Taiwan, as the Nationalists are ousted. Bian quickly called for reconciliation with China. 

President Clinton meets with Syrian President Hafez Assad in Switzerland and they discussed how to revive the stalled US – sponsored negotiations. 

As many as 470 followers of a doomsday cult burned to death in a church fire in a remote part of southwestern Uganda. The sect leader apparently lured followers into a church and the set it ablaze.  

Smith & Wesson, the largest maker of handguns has agreed to dozens of safety and marketing restrictions aimed at keeping firearms out of the hands of children and criminals. 

Pennsylvania - A fire in an off-campus fraternity house near Bloomsburg University killed three while others jumped to safety in their underwear from a second-story window. 

al gore entertainment industry self-restraint march 15 2000 timeline mrpopcultureVice President Al Gore calls for self-restraint by the entertainment industry to reduce “the excessive incidents of violence being showered on the heads of our young people, day after day, night after night.” 

A hulking incoherent man muttering threats and shedding his clothes broke through the locked cockpit door of an Alaska Airlines jet, attacked the crew and grabbed for the controls before he was wrestled to the ground by passengers. 

PPL Therapeutics of London has cloned 5 pigs. It’s the same outfit that helped clone Dolly the sheep. 

Passing – Thomas Wilson Ferebee – the bombardier aboard the Enola Gay B-29 craft when it dropped the first atomic bomb on a city called Hiroshima, killing 70,000 initially.  He was 81. 

Passing – Commentator Alex Dreier. He was 83. 

The Dow shot up nearly 500 points in a single day as bargain hunters enter the market. 


Technology News – March 15, 2000

Microsoft Corp. and major money lenders announce a joint venture as Microsoft will fold its current HomeAdvisor.com into a new venture called HomeAdvisor technologies Inc. 

sears teams with aol march 2000 trivia timeline mrpopcultureSears is teaming up with AOL to offer the service in its stores.

Amazon.com announces that it has invested $60 million in Kozmo.com – a service that provides one-hour delivery of food, books, videos and other items in six major cities. 




Music News – March 15, 2000

Madonna says she is pregnant with her British-beau Guy Ritchie. 

paul loves heather trivia march 15 2000 timeline mrpopculturePaul McCartney confirms he’s involved with a former swim wear model named Heather Mills. “She’s a very impressive woman. We are an item.” 

VH-1, in an answer to its “Divas” specials, is doing a “Men Strike Back” concert featuring Sting, Tom Jones, D’Angelo, Enrique Iglesias, and the Backstreet Boys. 


Television News – March 8, 2000

MTV’s Tom Green says he is battling cancer, but that he should be OK. 

Chris-Craft agrees to sell its 50% stake in UPN to partner Viacom.  

Passing – Durward Kirby – best known for “The Garry Moore Show” and “Candid Camera.” He was 88. 

Friday night television listings/TV Guide – week of March 8, 2000

CBS – College basketball, David Letterman

NBC – Providence, Dateline NBC, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien

ABC – Boy Meets World, Sabrina, The Hughleys, 20/20, Nightline, Politically Incorrect

jaimie foxx show tv wb march 2000 trivia timeline mrpopcultureWB – Jamie Foxx, Steve Harvey, For Your Love

Fox – World’s Wildest Police Videos, Greed: The Series

PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week

MTV – Total Request Live, Dari

VH1 – Movie (That Thing You Do) , The List

HBO – Dennis Miller Live – Tim Robbins


On Jay Leno – Michael Imperioli, Enrique Iglesias. 

The List – Most underrated artist. Charles Barkely hosts, with Sammy Hagar, M.C. Hammer, Nile Ridgers, Bobcat Goldthwait


Top Movies – March 15, 2000

Mission to Mars

Final Destination

Erin Brockovich

My Dog Skip

American Beauty

The Cider House Rules

Snow Day

The Tigger Movie

The Whole Nine Yards

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