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Dateline: Week Of May 1, 2001 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment,, Tech & Fascinating Facts 


In The News -

American Dennis Tito – the first space tourist and the Soyuz crew get a warm  greeting upon their landing in Kazakhstan. 

Almost half of Americans do not think that President Bush is committed to protecting the environment, but those who approve of his handling of energy and environmental issues outnumber those who disapprove, a Newsweek poll shows. 

The House approves legislation that increases the limits on contributions to IRA’s and other tax-favored pension programs – from $10,000 to $15,000.   

Vice President Dick Cheney said there is little the Bush Administration can do to alleviate California’s electricity crisis. 

pope john paul II in Damascus may 2001 timeline religion mrpopculture Pope John Paul II urges peace and interfaith partnership as he makes an appearance in Damascus. 

Deborah Hopkins – Lucent CFO resigns after a year. 

U.S. flight delays this year are on pace to match last year’s record congestion – with one in five scheduled flights by major airlines delayed in the first three months of this year. 

A jury in Alabama convicts former Ku Klux Klansman Thomas Blanton Jr. of blowing up a Birmingham church back in 1963 that killed four black girls. 

Unemployment rises to 4.5% - a 2-½ year high.  

English too! - President Bush becomes the first president to deliver a version of his weekly radio address in Spanish.   

Customers soon will be able to pick up a sobriety test at 7-11 – the first national retailer to sell the Guardian Angel Personal Alcohol Test at participating stores.  


Sports News – May 1, 2001

mike piazza first win mets three-run homerun may 2001 sports trivia timeline mrpopcultureMike Piazza’s three-run homer capped a five run sixth inning and helped Steve Trachsel get his first win with the New York Mets 8-2 over the Houston Astros.


Entertainment News- May 1, 2001

Actor Robert Blake discovers that his wife, Bonny Bakey murdered with a gunshot wound in their parked car.  

Hollywood studios and writers agree on a tentative three-year labor contract. As the Writers Guild will get more money and more creative rights. 

Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, stars of “The Producers” on Broadway, will host the 55th annual Tony Awards on June 3. 


Music News – May 1, 2001

snoop dogg on conan obrien nbctv may 2001 trivia rap timeline mrpopcultureSnoop Dogg appears on Conan O’Brien’s show on Monday. 

Paul McCartney - Look for the best of Wings in a new compilation “Wingspan” – a two-CD set. Also, ABC airs a Paul McCartney special on Friday – called – you guessed it – “Wingspan.” 

Pax-TV orders 26 episodes of “Ed McMahon’s Next Big Star” – the latest star search incarnation. 

Depeche Mode – Exciter Tour.



Top Pop Hits – May 1, 2001

janet jackson music billboard chart may 1, 2001 trivia music timeline mrpopcultureAll For You – Janet Jackson

Get Over Yourself – Eden’s Crush

Missing You – Case

Dream On – Depeche Mode

Bizounce – Olivia

What Would you Do – City High

Never Had a Dream Come True – S Club 7

Request Line – Black Eyed Peas

Look at Us – Sarina Paris

Stranger in my House - Tamla


Television News – May 1, 2001

Spanish TV  - “Yo Soy Betty, La Fea,’ (I Am Betty, the Ugly) – with more than 80 million viewers – is coming to an end as the final episode airs. 

CBS is considering a celebrity version of “Survivor” and says Ray Romano is  interested. Let’s see. 

On David Letterman this week – a top 10 list read by the 16 contestants of “Survivor: The Australian Outback.”


Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – May 1, 2001

Survivor II – 26.89

ER – 25.41

CSI – 22.33

Who Wants to be a Millionaire on Sunday – 18.66

Everybody Loves Raymond – 17.19

the practive tv ratings nielsen may 1, 2001 trivia timeline mrpopcultureThe Practice – 16.89

The West Wing – 16.78

Friends – 15.30

Millionaire on Tuesday – 16.19

Will & Grace – 15.90

Law & Order – 15.77

Becker – 15.34

Just Shoot Me – 14.92

 Malcolm in the Middle – 14.59


Top Movies – May 1, 2001


Bridget Jones Diary

Spy Kids

Along Came a Spider

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles


Town & Country

The Forsaken

Joe Dirt

Freddy Got Fingered. 

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