Dateline: Events/Week of March 15, 1992 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Clash of the Democrats – In Chicago – Jerry Brown attacks Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and his wife for conflicts in interest in a televised debate. Clinton called Brown an unprincipled politician.
Primaries – Bill Clinton takes Michigan and Illinois as does George Bush on the Republican side.
Spectators lob smoke bombs and beer cans at two dozen Irish American gay activists as they marched draped in green and armed with a court order in a Boston St. Patrick’s day parade.
South Africa – White South Africans endorse President Federik W. de Kierk’s steps to end white privilege and negotiate the country’s future with black leaders.
Buenos Aires - So far – 21 are dead in the bombing of the Israeli Embassy – of which a terrorist group claimed responsibility.
U.S. officials believe that Iran is engaged in a determined, long-term effort to develop nuclear weapons and it’s getting the help of Chinese technology.
Willie Holyfield (35) The older brother of heavy-weight boxing champ Evander Holyfield is shot to death in a family dispute. His brother-in-law has been charged with murder.
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) announces plans to marry Washington lawyer Victoria Reggie – a divorce mother of two and a family friend.
Music news – March 15, 1992
Rod Stewart is ordered to appear in an Australian court to answer a charge of assaulting a newspaper photographer. Stewart is in Australia for a concert tour.
Television news – March 15, 1992
NBC renews two sophomore comedies – ‘Seinfeld” and “Blossom.”
They’re hot and they are 20 years apart. Regis Philbin (58) and Kathie Lee Gifford (38) host “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” in syndication.
Funny – Seen on the Simpsons this week – Home throws a book into the fireplace and next to it – a photo of Bill Cosby! – the rival show on NBC.
Phylicia Rashad says, “my overwhelming feeling was one of gratitude for the total experience of the series” as the Cosby Show ends its run. The final show was shot on March 6.
Sunday night television listings/TV guide – March 15, 1992
CBS – 60 Minutes, Murder, She Wrote, Movie
NBC – Eerie, Indiana, First Person with Maria Shriver, Movie
ABC – Life Goes On, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Movie
Fox – True Colors, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, In Living Color, Roc, Married With Children, Herman’s Head
PBS – Horowitz in Moscow
MTV – MTV Sports, Weekly Most Wanted, Unplugged, Rockumentary, House of style
Maria Shriver – Michael Douglas talks about his new movie – “Basic Instinct.”
NBC Movie – “Back to the Future” – 1985 (Michael J. Fox).
ABC Movie – “Columbo: No Time To Die”
Top movie video rentals – March 15, 1992
Thelma & Louise
Don’t tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead
At the movies – March 15, 1992
My Cousin Vinny
Fried Green Tomatoes
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
Hand that Rocks the Cradle