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Dateline: Events/Week of April 22, 1992 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

Thousands of Muslim guerrillas take control of Kabul Afghanistan and came with little bloodshed.

Primary – In Pennsylvania – Bill Clinton and George Bush win.

A 6.9 earthquake rocks California’s north coast.

On “Face the Nation” - Undeclared White House contender Ross Perot said that, as President, he would remain an independent rather than join the Republicans or Democrats or form a third political party.

Four Los Angeles police officers are acquitted in the beating of Rodney King. As a result, racially-charged violence breaks out in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, mayor Tom Bradley warned citizens to stay off streets and he may call in the National Guard if violence continues. The verdicts were met with outrage by many citizens – black and white.

Rioting mobs ignite fires, loot stores and assault motorists in Los Angeles. So far, just over 150 blazes have been reported.

The U.S. economy grew at an annul rate of 2% during the first three months of 1992.

Russia and most of its former republics are admitted into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.


Sports news – April 22, 1992

Joe Namath (48) – the Hall of Fame quarterback – has both his knees surgically replaced. The operation was necessitated by advanced arthritis, compounded by football injuries.


Some best-selling books – April 22, 1992

“I” is for Innocent – Sue Grafton

The Pelican Brief – John Grisham

Rising Sun – Michael Crichton

Jazz – Toni Morrison

Backlash – Susan Faludi

The Juice Man’s Power of Juicing – Jay Kordich

A Return to Love – Marianne Williamson

Revolution From Within – Gloria Steinem


Music news – April 22, 1992

The Cleveland Symphony Orchestra sues Michael Jackson over his use of their Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on his “Dangerous” album. The snippet is heard at the beginning of “Will You Be There.”

Catch MTV’s Karen Duffy – also known as “Duffy” each night on the channel.

Friday on CBS-TV – “Elvis: the Great Performances.” Priscilla Presley presents clips of Elvis’ TV appearances, his original screen test and interviews with associates.

“The Simpsons” - Look for a second Simpson album, title “The Yellow Album.” On it – Homer Simpson teams with Linda Ronstadt Also appearing – The Beach Boys and C&C Music Factory.


Some top music albums – April 22, 1992

Adrenalize – Def Leppard

Human Touch – Bruce Springsteen

Wayne’s World – Soundtrack

Nevermind – Nirvana

Totally Krossed Out – Kris Kross

Blood Sugar Sex Magik – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Ropin’ The Wind – Garth Brooks

Wynonna – Wynonna Judd


Top TV Shows/Ratings – April 22, 1992

Roseanne – 20.0

60 Minutes – 18.2

Home Improvement – 18.2

Coach – 16.8

Murder, She Wrote – 16.6

Movie-Honor Thy Mother – 15.5

Cheers – 15.4

Murphy Brown – 15.0

America’s Funniest Home Videos – 14.8

Designing Women – 14.7

Full House – 14.7

PrimeTime Live – 14.7

20/20 – 14.4

48 Hours – 14.0

L.A. Law – 13.8

Movie-Unsolved Mysteries – 13.8

Northern exposure – 13.8

Movie-stay the Night part 1 – 13.8

MacGyver (Sat.) – 13.8

America’s Funniest Home Videos – 13.7


Monday night television listings/TV guide – April 22, 1992

CBS – Evening Shade, Major Dad, Murphy Brown, Designing Women, Northern Exposure

NBC – Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Blossom, Movie, Tonight Show

ABC – FBI: Untold Stories, American Detective, Movie, Nightline

Fox – Married with Children, America’s Most Wanted

PBS – The American Experience 

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