Dateline: Week Of April 1, 2000 In News, Popm Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
President-elect Vladimir V. Putin said he plans to rid his country of excess nuclear weapons.
Japan - Prime Minister Kelzo Obushi suffers a stroke and is intensive care. Chief Cabinet Secretary Mikio Aoki has stepped in.
Texas Gov. George W. Bush calls President Clinton the campaign manager for Al Gore and questioned his integrity.
A federal judge rules that Microsoft violated federal antitrust laws by abusing its monopoly in personal computer operating systems.
Juan Miguel Gonzalez – the father of Elian Gonzalez arrives in Washington – for what’s being anticipated as a “dramatic” father-and-son reunion. He’ll sit down with federal law enforcement officials to begin a case for the return of his son.
Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush win presidential primaries in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
A federal jury finds that Consumer Reports had falsely reported that the 1995-1996 Isuzu Trooper SUV displayed a unique and extremely dangerous propensity to roll over during emergency turns. No monetary penalties were imposed on the publisher.
Technology News – April 1, 2000
GoTo.com – a search engine provide users to a list of Web sites ranked in the order of how much money companies pay to have their web sites listed at the top of GoTo.com’s search results (bad idea).
Game maker Sega of America announces plans to revamp its business by creating a company and an Internet access service.
The .com bubble is popped –
The Nasdaq loses 349 points – its worst single day loss (so far). Investors were exiting Internet, semiconductor and computer shares amid a decline that began three weeks ago.
William Shatner unloads stock from options he earned promoting priceline. He did it at the right time – getting $3 million. If he did so this week – he would have received $2.5 million.
Sports News – April 1, 2000
Michigan State and Florida will play for the championship as Florida defeated North Carolina and Michigan State knocked off Wisconsin.
Radio News – April 1, 2000
Overnight radio talker Art Bell tells his “Coast to Coast” audience that he is retiring and that it is going to be permanent.
Television News – April 1, 2000
This week – the season finale of “The Sopranos.’ On HBO.
New cable cartoon channel as Turner launches “Boomerang” which will air classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear and Magilla Gorilla.
Jerry Seinfeld (45) announces he will be a father. Both he and his wife, Jessica (28) are expecting a boy.
Dana Carvey returns to “Saturday Night Live” this week and his imitation of George W. Bush.
Music News – April 1, 2000
Breaking out of music and into acting – Jack Black – lead of the cult band Tenacious D – and is in the John Cusack movie “High Fidelity.” Will he be making more movies.
Paul, Ringo and George have written a book to set the record straight about the Beatles. The three of spent six years writing the 360-page “Beatles Anthology” to be published in Britain and the United States in the fall. “It will dispel some of the myths… as every Tom, Dick and uncle of a friend has been writing books on the Beatles since 1963,” said Paul McCartney. The book will weigh 4.4 pounds.
Mariah Carey is hospitalized in Boston after being admitted for dehydration and food poisoning.
Top Pop Hits – April 1, 2000
Maria Maria – Santana
There You go – Pink
Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
Get it On Tonite – Montell Jordan
From the Bottom of My Broken Heart – Britney Spears
I Like It – Sammie
Breathe – Faith Hill
Another Dumb Blonde
U Don’t Love Me – Kumbia Kings
I Learned From the Best – Whitney Houston
Top Music Albums – April 1, 2000
No Strings Attached – ‘N Sync
Supernatural – Santana
War & Peace Vol. 2 – Ice Cube
Unleash the Dragon – Sisqo
On How Life Is – Macy Gray
BTNHResurrection – Bone Thungs-N-Harmony
WWF Aggression – various artists
Reinventing the Steel – Pantera
Dr. Dre 2001 – Dr. Dre
Television News – April 1, 2000
On Saturday Night Live – Christina Ricci with musical guest Beck.
Celebrities will appear on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” – winning money for their charities. Look for it May 1 and these stars – Lance Bass of ‘N Sync, Dana Carvey, Drew Carey, David Duchovny, Kathie Lee Gifford, Rosie O’Donnell, ray Romano and Venessa Williams.
Top Movies – April 1, 2000
The Road to El Dorado
Romeo Must Die
Mission to Mars
Here on Earth
Whatever it Takes