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1994: Music & Headlines


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Tonight, on the show a look back at 1994 with some of the songs from that year, with artists like Sheryl Crow, Ace of Base, Haddaway, R.E.M., and a mid-show movie tribute to The Lion King, Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, and Philadelphia.

1994 HEADLINES:
- Genocide in Rwanda & Burundi
- Nelson Mandela becomes the first Black President of South Africa, post-Apartheid
- Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, and Yitzhak Rabin win the Nobel Peace Prize
- The Republicans dominate the Midterm Elections, and Newt Gingrich (R-Georgia), becomes Speaker of the House
- The Whitewater Scandal begins; President Clinton is accused of sexual harassment from his time as Governor of Arkansas
- The drama of sports: Tonya vs. Nancy, OJ, and of course...
- Major League Baseball goes on strike and skips the World Series

SPORTS:
- Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills (again) in Super Bowl XXVIII
- New York Rangers win their first Stanley Cup since 1940
- Houston Rockets beat the New York Knicks in the "Forgotten NBA Finals"
- Major League Baseball goes on strike in mid-August, and the World Series is not held for the first time since 1904
- National Hockey League begins their lockout
- World Cup Fever takes place in the United States, Brazil wins the World Cup
- Arkansas wins the NCAA Men's Tournament; Nebraska wins the College Football National Championship
- NFL Hall of Fame Running Back O.J. Simpson is charged with the murders of his ex-wife and her friend

ENTERTAINMENT:
- "Friends" and "ER" debut, solidifying NBC's Thursday night dominance for years to come; "My So-Called Life" debuts on ABC
- "The Real World" features Pedro, a housemate who has AIDS, and Puck, who gets evicted in mid-season
- Whitney Houston dominates the Grammys with "The Bodyguard" soundtrack
- Steven Spielberg finally wins an Oscar, as he wins Best Director for the Best Picture winner "Schindler's List"
- "The Lion King" is the # 1 movie of the year, and "Forrest Gump" is # 2

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