MARCH 8, 1993 |


MARCH 8, 1993

AT THE MOVIES, disgruntled ex-government drone Michael Douglas (right) goes on a violent walk through L.A. in Falling Down, the week’s top film. ON TV, ABC’s family comedies Home Improvement, Coach, and Roseanne dominate the weekly Nielsen ratings. IN MUSIC, “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme),” sung by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle, takes a magic-carpet ride to the top of the Billboard singles chart. AND IN THE NEWS, groundbreaking jazz bandleader and balladeer Billy Eckstine (“Fools Rush In”) dies of heart failure at the age of 78.