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Dateline: Week Of April 8, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music,Tech & Fascinating Facts


In The News -

President Clinton says he neither wants nor would seek a pardon for any crimes he may have committed in office. 

Bill Gates’ charitable foundation has pledged $10 million for what would be the biggest Capitol Hill construction project – a $265-million underground visitors center.  

Jurors in Miami order tobacco companies to pay $12.7 million in damages to three representatives of a giant class of ailing Florida smokers. 

Texas Gov. George W. Bush promised to improve access to medical care for the poor, adding $4.4 billion to his growing package aimed at those struggling to reach middle class. 

elian gonzalez court order news timeline arpil 8 2000 mrpopcultureA federal appeals court issues a temporary order blocking any move by the U.S. to send Elian Gozalez back to Cuba while his relatives and dad remain stalemated over who should have custody.  

A federal appeals court rules that Boarder patrol agents may not consider an individual’s “Hispanic appearance” as a factor in deciding whether to stop motorists for questioning near the U.S.-Mexican border. 

Near Tucson - 19 Marines die in the crash of an MTV-22 Osprey aircraft.  

Astronomers spot the most distant object ever observed (so far), a quasar 26 billion light years away.  

Nasdaq Keeps Falling - .com Bubble 

Down it goes - The Nasdaq slips 132 points to 4,055.90.


Sports News – April 8, 2000

Pac Bell Park opens in San Francisco and is the new home for the Giants.


Music News – April 8, 2000

TV movie “The Linda McCartney Story” on CBS-TV will star Elizabeth Mitchell and Gary Bakewell as Paul McCartney. Look for it May 21. 

diana ross vh1 divas 2000 tribute april 2000 trivia timeline mrpopcultureOn VH-1 – Divas 2000 a tribute to Diana Ross. Also performing – Donna Summer, Destiny’s Child and Mariah Carey. Appearing – Angela Bassett, Hilary Swank and Rupaul, who sings “I’m Coming Out.”







Top Pop Hits – April 8, 2000

There You Go – Pink

Maria Maria – Santana

Say My Name – Destiny’s Child

Get it On Tonite – Montell Jordan

britney spears music billboard charts april 8 2000 trivia timeline mrpopcultureFrom the Bottom of My Broken Heart – Britney Spears

U Don’t Love Me – Kumbia Kings

I Don’t Wanna Kiss You goodnight – LFO

Another Dumb Blonde – Hoku

Breathe – Faith Hill 


Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – April 8, 2000

ER – 27.48

Who wants to be a Millionaire on Thursday – 27.24

Millionaire on Tuesday – 26.83

Millionaire on Sunday – 26.76

NCAA Basketball Final – 20.59

the practice tv ratings nielsen april 8 2000 trivia timeline mrpopculture The Practice – 10/12

Law & Order – 17.99

60 Minutes – 17.88

Touched by an Angel – 17.60

Friends – 16.83

Frasier – 16.66 

Sharma & Greg – 16.16

Movie-Fail safe – 15.65

NYPD Bue – 15.48

Malcolm in the Middle – 15.19

Daddio – 14.97

Prelude to Championship – 14.75

JAG – 14.38

The West Wing – 14.24

The Simpsons – 13.72.


Television News – April 8, 2000

CBS puts a call out for a new reality show – “Big Brother.” They seek 10 people willing to be sequestered in a house together for more than three months and have their moves chronicled by cameras and mics. The event lasts for 100 days. 


Top Movies  April 8, 2000

Rules of Engagement

The Road to Dl Dorado

Erin Brockovich

The Skulls

Ready to Rumble

Romeo Must Die

High Fidelity

Final Destination

American Beauty

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