Dateline: Events/Week of February 8, 1992 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Russia - Tens of thousands call for Boris Yeltsin to resign amid the tripling of food prices.
The Bush Administration authorizes the CIA to take covert action to weaken or topple Saddam Hussein’s rein in Iraq.
Ford Motor Co. said it lost $2.3 billion in 1991 – the worst year of its history.
Atty. Gen. William Barr announces a major expansion of the Immigration and Naturalization Service that includes hiring 300 agents to help patrol the U.S-Mexican border.
France concludes a landmark treaty with Russia as Russia will get more than $1 billion worth of state credits and barter deals as well as a promise of French help in the destruction of the ex-Soviet nuclear arsenal.
Time Warner reports its first operating earnings since the entertainment and media conglomerate came together two years ago.
Sports news – February 8, 1992
Speed skater Jacqueline Boerner wins the gold medal at 1,500 meters at the Winter games at Albertville.
Bryan Murray - coach of the Norris Division-leading Detroit Red Wings is suspended for five games by the NHL for failing to control a player.
Mark Everett broke the oldest indoor world track record at the Millrose games, the 600-yeard mark set by martin McGrady 22 years ago.
Mike Tyson is found guilty on charges that he raped a beauty pageant contestant in his hotel room.
Music news – February 8, 1992
New Kids on the Block sue their former music director Gregory McPherson for defamation of character for his lip-syncing allegations.
Entertainment news – February 8, 1992
Billy Crystal will host the Academy Awards telecast for the third year.
Television news – February 8, 1992
The “Today” show is up in the ratings – and is now beating Good Morning America – for the first time since December 1989.
Sally Jessy Raphael, in seclusion after the death of her daughter, will resume taping her talkshow on February 17.
TV chef Julia Child has been accused in a $3 million lawsuit of being “rabidly homophobic.” He was named in the suit by Daniel Coulter of San Francisco, who alleged that he was denied a job as executive director of the American institute for Wine and food because the famed chef did not want a homosexual in charge.
XVI Olympic Winter games … ratings on Sunday – 23.5 for CBS.
Magic Johnson gets MVP of the NBA All-Star Game. He scored 25 points (one 3-pointer) and nine assists.
Thursday night television listings – February 8, 1992
CBS – XVI Winter Olympic Games
NBC – Cosby Show, A Different World, Cheers, Wings. L.A. Law, Tonight Show
ABC – Candid Camera, Columob. PrimeTime Live, Nightline
Fox – The Simpsons, Drexell, Beverly Hills 90210
PBS – Great Performances
Top movies – February 8, 1992
Hand That Rocks the Cradle
Fried Green tomatoes
Father of the Bride
Beauty and the Beast