Dateline: Events/Week of February 1, 1992 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin calls for creation of a global antimissile defense system to give countries the security to slash or eliminate their arsenals or nuclear weapons.
Security Council summit – Chiefs of state now say it is time to abandon the tradition of non-interference in nations’ affairs and move to protect human rights everywhere.
At Camp David – President Bush meets with Boris Yeltsin – and they proclaim a new era in which the two nations will join as allies to seek enduring peace that rests on common values.
Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa says Americans may have lost their drive “to live by the sweat of their brow.” This – just a few weeks after a Japanese politician called U.S. workers lazy – that they put in three good work days a week.
A federal advisory panel recommends approval of a condom designed form women – to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS.
Michigan - Jack Kevorkian is arrested on murder charges in the deaths of two chronically ill women who used his suicide machines.
A military transport plane crashes into a parking lot near Evansville, Ind. – killing 5 on the plane and 11 on the ground.
Technology news – February 1, 1992
Intel says it will work with Japanese electronics giant Sharp Corp. in the development of an increasingly popular information storage device known as flash memory.
Sports news – February 1, 1992
Barry Bonds signs a one-year $4.7 million contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Music news – February 1, 1992
Sammons Communications has dropped MTV in several of its cable cities – including Vineland NJ. Paula Abdul, Phill Collins and Rod Stewart are appearing in TV ads urging viewers to complain. John Cougar Mellencamp did a free concert in Johnson City as part of the campaign.
New Kids On the Block decide to make an impromptu appearance on the Arsenio Hall show, on their way to an Australian tour. Why? Because they want to counter the charges made by their former musical director that they lip-sync in concert and contribute less than 30% of their singing on their records. Gregory McPherson contends that the group’s singing has been masked on record by voice-overs created by Maurice Starr – their manager.
Look for Michael Jackson to begin his world tour in June and it will take him to Eastern Europe. Jackson says the tour will help raise funds for his foundation.
Barbra Streisand is interviewed on CNN”s “Larry King” this week.
Television news – February 1, 1992
Passing – Character actor John Dehner. He was 76.
University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill conducts her first major TV interview since she accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.
Tom Brokaw interviews former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev on the “Today” show.
Passing – Bert Parks – hosted the Miss America Beauty Pageant between 1955 and 1979. He was 77.
Against CBS’ Winter Olympics coverage – David Letterman’s 10th Anniversary show on NBC prime time this week.
Friday night television listings/TV guide – February 1, 1992
CBS – Rescue 911, The 1992 Miss USA Pageant
NBC – Bloopers & Practical Jokes, Matlock, Tonight Show
ABC – Family Matters, Step by Step, baby talk, Billy, 20/20, Nightline, In Concert
Fox – America’s Most Wanted, Cops, Totally Hidden Video
PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week
Disney Channel – Gloria Estefan: Going Home
In Concert – Nirvana, Lou Reed, Lenny Kravitz.
On the Tonight Show – Edie McClurg, John Riggi.
Top movies – February 1, 1992
Fried Green Tomatoes
Hand that Rocks the Cradle
The Prince of Tides
Father of the Bride
Beauty and the Beast