Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: January 1994

Nintendo proclaims "1994: The Year of the Cartridge," to celebrate the sale of 1 billion game cartridges. Howard Stern's New Year's Eve Beauty Pageant. International Year of Family. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. Battles between army & rebellious indians in South Mexico, kill 57. Restoration of South African citizenship, announced on 15 … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: January 1994

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: Highlights of 1993

The year that, in my opinion, defined the 1990s. Music albums may have taken a bit of a backseat compared to prior years, but aside from that everything else was epic. Films were an overall improvement compared to last year (take that with a grain of salt however; this had some major misses to go … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: Highlights of 1993

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: December 1993

Michael Jackson makes his first public statement regarding the child molestation allegations leveled against him; Jackson calls the accusations "totally false" and asks the public to "wait to hear the truth before you label or condemn me." Astronauts begin repair of Hubble telescope in space. The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: December 1993

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1993

Rudy Giuliani wins the New York mayoral election, becomes 1st Republican mayor since 1965. Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st US state. Joe Buttafuoco sentenced to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher. Black and white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passes US House of Representatives. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1993

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: October 1993

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gkqzxss8Ss Savatage guitarist and co-founder Christopher Michael "Criss" Oliva killed in a car accident. Tupac Shakur is arrested and charged with shooting two off-duty police officers in Atlanta; the charges are later dropped. The Rocky Horror Picture Show makes its TV debut on Fox; the movie is inter-cut with a live cast performance. The first Got Milk? commercial is broadcast on TV; directed … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: October 1993

Magic (1978) and Pin (1988) brief thoughts

Both films rated: 2.5 / 5 These types of movies suffer from the exact same problem, at least as far as my personal enjoyment goes. They're both about a socially awkward guy, bordering on crazy, who has talent to some degree; more-so in Magic, since the guy is as good a magician as he is … Continue reading Magic (1978) and Pin (1988) brief thoughts

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1993

Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway, signed by Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres and PLO official Mahmoud Abbas. 1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo plane produced. Last Russian troops leave Poland (heheh, irony). LA/Anaheim Mighty Ducks (founded by the Walt Disney Company, later sold to Henry and Susan Samueli in 2005) … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1993

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: August 1993

14-time MLB All Star Reggie Jackson is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland's WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420. Japan Hosokawa government begins. Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor. Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn in as a US Supreme Court Justice. US Court of Appeals rules congress must … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: August 1993

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1993

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QixQMUu4CKI South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections. Major League Baseball's owners overwhelmingly approve a six-year joint venture with ABC and NBC; the venture, eventually dubbed "The Baseball Network", displaces CBS as MLB's primary network television package holder. Judd Nelson pleads no contest to kicking Kim Evans in the head. Intel's new Pentium processor is unveiled. 274th & final "Cheers" episode airs on NBC. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1993

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1993

Alan Bennett's play "The Madness of George III" premieres in London. Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. 450 prisoners riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continue for ten days, citing grievances about prison conditions and the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis). Jury … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1993