Ten years ago: Two top Justice Department officials resigned over Attorney General Edwin Meese’s legal problems. Sen. Bob Dole ended his presidential candidacy. Leaders of the Assemblies of God ordered the Rev. Jimmy Swaggart to stop preaching for at least a year because of “moral failure,” following his reported relationship with a prostitute.
Five years ago: “Unforgiven” won the Academy Award for best picture as well as best director for Clint Eastwood; Emma Thompson won best actress for “Howards End” and Al Pacino won best actor for “Scent of a Woman.”
One year ago: Vice President Gore concluded his tour of Asia, saying that talks in Beijing had created “new momentum” in relations between the U.S. and China.