Dateline: Week Of January 1, 2002 In News, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
U.S. warplanes pound a military compound in eastern Afghanistan where intelligence reports – Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network was regrouping.
Green Beret Nathan Chapman is the first U.S. serviceman to die in Afghanistan – in three months of warfare.
The 15-year-old student pilot who crashed his plane into a Tampa skyscraper left a brief handwritten note, suggesting he was inspired by the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The note sympathized with Osama bin Laden.
Thirteen more bodies are recovered at the World Trade Center site. Ten were firefighters in what was the main lobby of one of the towers.
Sen. Eduardo Duhaide is named Argentina’s fifth president in less than two weeks.
7,000 police officers were on hand along with half-a-million people to welcome the New Year at Times Square. Some officers carried radiation detection equipment.
Auto industry 2001 - Light trucks outsell passenger cars for the first time.
Some bowl games –
Cotton – Oklahoma – 10 Arkansas – 3
Technology News – January 1, 2002
AOL says it has repaired a major security hole in its Instant Messenger – that allowed hackers to take control of user’s computers.
Entertainment News – January 1, 2002
Passing – Catya Sassoon – model-turned actress daughter of famed hairstylist Vidal Sassoon. She was 33.
Passing – Julia Phillips (57) – first woman to win a best picture Oscar for “The Sting.” She was the author of “You’ll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again.”
Passing – Actress Eileen Heckart (82).
Marry – Author J.K. Rowling (36) to Dr. Neil Murray (30).
Television News – Jaunary 1, 2002
“Fear Factor” – the NBC summer hit – is back starting this week.
On HBO – Six all new episodes of “Sex and the City.”
Passing – TV director and writer David Swift. He was 82.
Newsman Bill Tush is leaving CNN – after some 28 years. He began before it was CNN – back when it was WTCG-TV – Channel 17 in Atlanta.
Ryan Seacrest ushered in the New Year on Fox-TV’s “America’s Party: Live From Las Vegas" with the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Sugar Ray and Ja Rule.
Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – January 1, 2012
CSI – 19.18
Survivor: Africa – 18.92
Friends – 16.47
60 Minutes – 16.22
Law & Order – 13.99
Monday Night Football – 13.68
Law & Order: SVU – 12.64
The West Wing – 12.07
Erasier – 11.47
Will & Grace – 11.41
60 Minutes II – 11.16
Inside Schwartz – 10.69
ER – 10.66
America’s Funniest Home Videos – 10.59
The Simpsons – 10.57
Primetime Thursday – 10.51
Who Wants to be A Millionaire on Thursday – 1047
The Agency – 10.40
Top Movies – January 1, 2003
A Beautiful Mind
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Kate and Leopold
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
In The Bedroom