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Dateline: Week Of June 8, 2001 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts 

 

In The News -

timothy mcveigh is executed   timeline week of june 8, 2001   mrpopcultureTimothy J. McVeigh is executed at Terre Haute, Indiana. He stayed silent, but offered a poem before he died of poison. “I am the master of my fate I am the captain of my soul.” 

President Bush makes his debut before NATO, saying he made “good progress” in convincing U.S. allies in Europe about the need for a new approach to strategic defense based on his proposal to create a missile shield. 

The Supreme Court rules that a Christian youth group must be permitted to hold an after-school Bible study class in a public elementary school. 

The United States and China end talks and agree on the return of an American spy plane stuck for more than two months on southern Hainan island.  

Re-elected – Iranian President Mohammad Khatami.  

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he will seek reelection next year.

 

Fascinating Facts – June 8, 2001 

Burger King is temporarily closing 650 playgrounds at U.S. restaurants to replace netting after the death of a child. A 4-year-old boy crawled on a net at a Burger King in St. Louis and got trapped in an off-limits area of a play structure. 

IFILM – the Internet movie and industry database unveils a guide to 80,000 movies.

 

Technology News – June 8, 2001 

Intel says it has made a breakthrough and it’s now possible to make microprocessors containing 1 billion transistors. 

NetZero and Juno agree to merge in a deal that would create the second largest ISP.

 

Music News – June 8, 2001

Hip hop summit/meeting in NY

russell simmons hop hop summit meeting in NY   june 2001  trivia rap timeline mrpopcultureAs Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Records convened the meeting. “We’re not here to criticize ourselves, We’re here to grow. Held at the New York Hilton Hotel, Hip-Hop is now a $2-bilion business. Also attending –Dr. Dre, Sean P Diddy Combs, Master P, Snoop Dogg and Common.  

Ariel “All For You” Tour. 

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills appear on Larry King and discuss their campaign against land minds.

 

 

Top Music Albums – June 8, 2001

staind music  billboard album chart  june 2001    trivia timeline  mrpopcultureBreak the Cycle – Staind

Moulin rouge soundtrack

All for You – Janet Jackson

Malpractice – Redman

Weezer – Weezer

2000 Watts – Tyrese

Lateralus – Tool

Miss E… So Addictive – Missy Elliott

Survivor – Destiny’s Child

 

Monday night television listings/TV Guide – June 8, 2001

CBS – King of Queens, Yes Dear, Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker, 48 Hours, David Letterman, Craig Kilborn

NBC – Fear Factor, Weakest Link, Ed, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien

ABC – 20/20 Downtown, Movie, Nightline

PBS – Great Performances, Charlie Rose

Fox – Boston Public, Ally McBeal

WB – 7th heaven, Angel

UPN – The Parkers, The Hughleys, Girlfriends

angeline jolie on jay leno tonight show nbc-tv   june 2001  trivia  timeline  mrpopcultureVH1 – Shocking Moments in Rock & Roll

 

On Jay Leno – Angeline Jolie, Kevin Nealon

 

Television News – June 8, 2001

It’s 80’s week on E! True Hollywood Story. 

Passing – Actress Pilar Seurat – appeared on many TV series in the 1960’s and had a key role in the 1961 movie “The Young Savages.” 

Twice – in recent weeks, NBC’s “Dateline” has done stories about CBS’ “Survivor.”

 

Top Movies – June 8, 2001

Swordfish

Shrek

Pearl Harbor

The Animal

Evolution

What’s the Worst that Could Happen?

The Mummy Returns

A Knight’s tale

Bridge Jones’ Diary

Moulin Rouge

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