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The 90's Datebook for April 1

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In 1990, CBS fired Brent Musburger as its chief sportscaster.

In 1990, In Wrestlemania VI, Ultimate Warrior beat Hulk Hogan for the championship.

In 1990, “Ha!” the comedy Channel on cable TV was launched.

In 1991, After years of running just about anything in late night, from reruns of “Alice” to “Wiseguy,” CBS decides to give a series of new first-run crime shows a try under the umbrella title “Crimetime After Primetime.” In the original lineup: “Sweating Bullets” (a “Magnum P.I.” clone), “The Exile” (a film noir spy series), “Scene of the Crime” (an anthology series with a repertoire cast), “Fly by Night” (a lighthearted adventure show starring everybodyʹs favorite Playmate of the Year, Shannon Tweed), and my motherʹs favorite, “Dark Justice,” the adventures of Nick Marshall, staid criminal court justice by day, hunky motorcycle riding vigilante by night, whose motto was, “Justice may be blind, but it can see in the dark.” They might not have been of the quality of what they replaced — “The Pat Sajak Show” — but they did have one redeeming feature: they werenʹt of the quality of what they replaced — “The Pat Sajak Show.”

In 1991, Cable TVʹs Comedy Central was created through a merger of HBOʹs The Comedy Channel and Viacomʹs Ha!

In 1991, Disco 106: Los Angelesʹs 105.9 FM signed on as a classic disco station…for 12 hours as an April Fool joke.

In 1991, In an April Foolʹs Day prank, Elton John — dressed in drag — surprised Rod Stewart onstage in London.

In 1991, The U.S. minimum wage went from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour, yet it was still behind the rate of inflation.

In 1993, Gems spanish cable channel was launched. Among its lineup were overnight reruns of the soap “Santa Barbara” dubbed in Spanish.

In 1993, The producers of the country TV comedy series “Hee Haw” announced that the show would leave the air after a 25-year run. The show was revived in 1996 and went off the air again after a year.

In 1993, “Bad Boys” single by Inner Circle was released. It is the theme of the Fox reality series C*O*P*S

In 1994, Kermit The Frog hosted Larry King Live On CNN.

In 1994, “Sister, Sister” TV Sitcom premiered on ABC.

In 1995, It was announced that Aerosmithʹs Joe Perry had written the theme song for the new “Spider-Man” cartoon series on Fox TV.

In 1996, Doubleday publishes “Dennis Miller: The Rants,” the first collection of monologues from HBOʹs “Dennis Miller Live.” Of course, thatʹs just my research…I could be wrong.

In 1996, In a widely published April Fools joke, Taco Bell purchased the Liberty Bell from the federal government in Philadelphia in order to reduce the federal budget. Actually, the Liberty Bell is owned by the city of Philadelphia.

In 1996, “1979” single by Smashing Pumpkins was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1997, Comet Hale-Bopp approaches within 85 million miles of the Sun.

In 1997, on As the World Turns, Michael Park made his said soap debut as Jack Snyder.

In 1997, “Viva Variety” began airing on Comedy Central

In 1998, On “South Park”, Eric Cartmanʹs father is revealed…APRIL FOOL! Itʹs the “Terrence and Phillip Show” with an appearance by “Celine Dion”.

In 1999, Canada created a new territory, Nunavut, as a means of providing autonomy for the Inuit people.

In 1999, CBS Corporation announces agreement to buy King World Productions Incorporated, the leading syndicator of television programs, for $2.5 billion.

In 1999, Detroit Pistons G Joe Dumars becomes tenth player in NBA history to play 1,000 games with the same team.

In 1999, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown wins his 900th pro game.

In 1994, "Clifford" was released by Orion Pictures; Paul Flaherty (director); Jay Dee Rock, Bobby Von Hayes (screenplay); Martin Short, Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen, Dabney Coleman, Richard Kind, Jennifer Savidge, Ben Savage, Don Galloway, Tim Lane, Timothy Stack, Marianne Muellerleile, G. D. Spradlin, Anne Jeffreys, Richard Fancy; Comedy; Live Action

In 1994, "The House of the Spirits" was released by Miramax Films; Bille August (director/screenplay); Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Winona Ryder, Antonio Banderas, Vanessa Redgrave, Armin Mueller-Stahl, María Conchita Alonso, Vincent Gallo, Jan Niklas, Teri Polo, Grace Gummer; Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1995, “Let's Get It On” by Shabba Ranks peaked at number 81 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Purple Medley” by Prince peaked at number 84 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1995, “Nautical Disaster” by The Tragically Hip peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Sour Times (Nobody Loves Me)” by Portishead peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Truth Untold” by The Odds peaked at number 7 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1995, “Baby” by Brandy peaked at number 68 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Give Me A Reason To Stay” by Freddy Curci peaked at number 57 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Machine Punch Through” by Moist peaked at number 72 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1995, “The Old Neighbourhood” by Mike Shields peaked at number 92 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1995, “This Cowboy Song” by Sting peaked at number 34 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Ugly” by The Age Of Electric peaked at number 80 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1995, “You Lose You Gain” by John Bottomley peaked at number 6 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1995, ✪ “Kung Fu” by Ash peaked at number 57 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “1 To 1 Religion” by Bomb The Bass peaked at number 53 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Baby It's You” by The Beatles peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Big Poppa” by The Notorious B.I.G. peaked at number 63 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Bridge” by Queensrÿche peaked at number 40 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Can't Stop Lovin' You” by Van Halen peaked at number 33 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Conway” by Reel 2 Real peaked at number 27 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Don't Stop (Wiggle Wiggle)” by The Outhere Brothers peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Express Your Freedom” by Anticapella peaked at number 31 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Flying High” by Captain Hollywood Project peaked at number 58 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Funtime” by Boy George peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Get Down” by Craig Mack peaked at number 54 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Get Wild” by NPG peaked at number 19 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “I Don't Know You Love Me” by Roachford peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “In The Arms Of Love” by Catherine Zeta Jones peaked at number 72 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Julia Says” by Wet Wet Wet peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Keep The Fire Burnin'” by Dan Hartman peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Let It Rain” by East 17 peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Save It 'Til The Mourning After” by Shut Up And Dance peaked at number 25 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Suddenly” by Sean Maguire peaked at number 18 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Sweet Dreams” by DJ Scott peaked at number 37 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1995, “You Belong To Me” by JX peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1995, ✪ “She Don't Use Jelly” by The Flaming Lips peaked at number 25 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1995, “15 Feet Of Snow” by Diesel peaked at number 29 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Creep” by TLC peaked at number 20 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Sky High” by Newton peaked at number 8 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Sorrento Moon (I Remember)” by Tina Arena peaked at number 7 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Thank You” by Boyz II Men peaked at number 33 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” by Nicki French peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1995, “Digging The Grave” by Faith No More peaked at number 16 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Do You Love Me?” by Duke Baysee peaked at number 40 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1995, “First Cut Is The Deepest” by D-Faction peaked at number 30 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Keep Givin' Me Your Love” by Ce Ce Peniston peaked at number 26 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Mama, I'm In Love Wit A Gangsta” by Coolio peaked at number 39 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Mishale” by Andru Donalds peaked at number 7 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Walking On Sunshine” by Redbone Featuring Rhonda peaked at number 29 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1995, “You Again” by Shihad peaked at number 20 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1995, “Everytime You Touch Me” by Moby peaked at number 25 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1995, “For Your Love” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 43 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Here I Go” by 2 Unlimited peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Right Type Of Mood” by Herbie peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Run Away” by M.C. Sar And The Real McCoy peaked at number 38 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Why Goodbye” by René Froger peaked at number 44 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1995, “Bo Diddley” by Arvingarna peaked at number 21 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Club Bizarre” by U96 peaked at number 16 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Cry” by Clubland Featuring Zemya Hamilton peaked at number 8 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Hubbabubba” by Just D peaked at number 2 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Take Away The Colour” by Ice MC peaked at number 18 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1995, “The Fiddle” by Basic Element peaked at number 5 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Austria 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1995, “Feeling So Real” by Moby peaked at number 21 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Save Me” by Activate peaked at number 24 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Take A Bow” by Madonna peaked at number 22 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1995, “Different Dreams” by Masterboy peaked at number 16 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1995, “For Your Love” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 22 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Novelty Waves” by Biosphere peaked at number 36 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Respect” by Alliance Ethnik Avec Vinia Mojica peaked at number 2 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Stay Another Day” by East 17 peaked at number 7 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1995, “Move Your Ass!” by Scooter peaked at number 6 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1995, “You Are The One” by René Andersen peaked at number 16 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1995, “All Together Now” by Intermission peaked at number 38 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Babylon” by Prince Ital Joe Featuring Marky Mark peaked at number 35 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Believe” by Elton John peaked at number 20 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Here Comes The Hotstepper” by Ini Kamoze peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Open Your Heart” by M People peaked at number 36 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Time” by Zippo peaked at number 17 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1995, “Why Why Why” by The Kelly Family peaked at number 34 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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