Dateline: Events/Week of April 1, 1992 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
The United States and its allies unveil a $24 billion plan to bolster Russia’s struggling economy, stabilize its currency and provide support for the long transition to the market system.
Facing life sentence - John Gotti – the nation’s best-known organized crime boss is convicted of all 13 counts at his murder and racketeering trial.
The first large contingent of U.N. peacekeeping troops arrives in Croatia.
Construction of a giant Yangtze River dam wins approval from China’s rubber-stamp Parliament. The project is said to be the world’s largest electricity producer. As many as a million people would have to be re-located.
Abortion rally in Washington as close to 500,000 abortion rights demonstrators make a show of force.
Las Vegas - Armed robbers set off smoke bombs, grab a moneybag from an armored car guard and escape with an estimated $1 million in cash and checks from the casino at the Stardust hotel.
Business news – April 1, 1992
Passing – Sam Walton – self-made multi-billionaire who parlayed an Arkansas five-and-dime into the Wal-Mart. He was 74.
Sports news – April 1, 1992
For the first time in its history – players strike the National Hockey League. All 564 players staged the walkout.
Television news – April 1, 1992
It’s announced that comedian Chevy Chase will host a late-evening talk show. It’ll mark a return to television for Chase. It’ll start in the fall of 1993.
Susan Dey is leaving “L.A. Law” next season to star in a CBS sitcom “Love is Hell.”
The USA Network announces it will launch the Sci-Fi Channel beginning in the fall. It will begin with a presentation of “Star Wars.”
Anti-nuclear crusader Helen Caldicott accuses NBC of canceling her “Today” show appearance because her new book criticizes parent GE.
Thursday night television listings/TV guide – April 1, 1992
CBS – Top Cops, Street Stories, Knots Landing
NBC – Cosby Show, A Different World, Cheers, Wings, L.A. Law, Tonight Show
ABC – Columbo, PrimeTime Live, Nightline
Fox – The Simpsons, Drexell’s Class, Beverly Hills 90210
PBS – Creative Spirit, Mystery!, Mystery!
A&E – Charles Shaughnessy at the Improv, Nature’s Kingdom, World at War, Brute Force
On Cheers – Woody feels he has to moonlight in order to pay for Kelly’s ring.
On Beverly Hills 90210 – Beverly becomes a crime victim.
On the Tonight Show – Michael Crawford, Bob Costas and Craig T. Nelson
Top movies – April 1, 1992
White Men Can’t Jump
My Cousin Vinny
The Cutting Edge