Dateline: Events/Week of March 1, 1992 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and Paul Tsongas win the primary in Colorado. George Bush wins in Georgia, Maryland and Colorado.
King Fahd of Saudi Arabia announces new steps toward democratic reform and one would be to give citizens a written bill of rights.
Algeria bans the Islamic Salvation Front – the first Muslim fundamentalist political party ever legalized in the Arab world.
Former Prime Minister Menachem Begin, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for leading Israel to peace with Egypt, suffered a heart attack and was unconscious and partially paralyzed in a Tel Aviv hospital.
Washington State Sen. Brock Adams drops his re-election campaign after the publication of allegations by 8 women of improprieties.
President Bush takes his seat in a Baptist pew at a Georgia church in Savannah – then moved on to a campaign rally. He was invited by his friend – the Rev. Charles Stanley.
Economy news – March 1, 1992
Unemployment hits 7.3%.
Macy’s says it will close 60 stores.
Fascinating Facts – March 1, 1992
Robbie Knievel – son of Evel, suffered minor injuries when he crashed in an attempt to hurdle 25 pickup trucks on his motorcycle at a car dealership promotion.
Technology news – March 1, 1992
Apple Computer says it has ambitious plans for enhancing the Mac’s basic software with new communications, graphics, and customization capabilities.
Intel files a patent infringement suit against Chris & Technologies which now has a microprocessor that mimics the functions of Intel’s 386 chip. This just after an arbitrator ruled that AMD would continue selling a clone version of the 386 chip, because Intel had a technology sharing deal. Chips says it is using its own technology.
Radio news- March 1, 1992
Z-100 NY jumped the gun and played the new Bruce Springsteen song, “Human Touch” without authorization.
Sports news – March 1, 1992
Dennis Rodman set a Detroit Piston record with 34 rebounds in a 110-107 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
Pascual Perez won’t be pitching for the Yankees this year. He’s suspended for a year without pay for violating the commissioner’s drug policy.
Darryl Strawberry has a new autobiography coming out and in it, accuses the NY Mets of being insensitive toward blacks and other tales.
Entertainment/movie news – March 1, 1992
Passing – Actress Sandy Dennis (54). She died of cancer.
Music news – March 1, 1992
Greg McPherson – former producer for “New Kids on the Block” is sued by the group for libel, because he charged that they lip-sync their songs.
Vince Neil says he was fired from Motley Crue because he didn’t like the direction Nikki Sixx was taking an their new album.
Television news – March 1, 1992
NBC says it will drop the last of its Saturday morning cartoons on Sept. 12 and instead – go for an older “tween” audience. It’ll also add a two-hour addition of “Saturday Today,” beginning in August.
NBC says “Night Court” is canceled after 9 seasons.
Tuesday night television listings/TV guide – week of March 1, 1992
CBS – Rescue 911, Movie
NBC – In the Heat of the Night, Law & Order, Reasonable doubts, Tonight Show, David Letterman, Bob Costas
ABC – Full House, Home Improvement, Roseanne, Happy Days Reunion, Nightline
PBS – Nova, Frontline
MTV – Day in Rock, Music Videos, Half Hour Comedy, Totally Pauly
On David Letterman – Richard Lewis.
On Later with Bob Costas – Pete Rose.
Top movies – March 1, 1992
Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
Fried Green Tomatoes
Hand that Rocks the Cradle
Beauty and the Beast
Prince of Tides