Dateline: Events/Week of June 1, 1992 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
President Bush makes another pitch for a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution – saying that “a spending riptide has us drowning in debt, dragging us further out to sea.”
Ross Perot tells supporters that his undeclared presidential candidacy has changed the political landscape. Perot offers a combination of tax cuts and loans for small business and tougher trade policy to create more jobs at home.
The House gives approval to a $270.5 billion defense authorization bill for fiscal 1993 that would cut President Bush’s proposed military budget by $10.5 billion.
Two women – Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinsten are elected to the Senate in California.
The Dow hits 3,400 for the first time.
Unemployment climbs to 7.5% - a 8 year high.
Democrat Bill Clinton buys 30 minutes of prime time Friday night on NBC-TV. It’ll be the first of what his campaign says, of “America Speaks” town hall meetings.
A coroner rules that the death of a woman who inhaled carbon monoxide last month with the help of Dr. Jack Kevorkian was a homicide.
In a response to former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev’s criticisms of the Russian leadership, President Boris Yeltsin accused him of triggering tensions and threatened to take steps to prevent such attacks in the future.
Sports news – June 1, 1992
Monica Seles wins her third consecutive French Open title – this time defeating Stephi Grag.
Entertainment news – June 1, 1992
“Crazy For You” gets best musical. “Guys and Dolls” took four awards. Gregory Hines got top musical acting for his portrayal of jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton in “Jelly’s Last Jam.”
Music news – June 1, 1992
Denver songwriter Crystal Cartier sues Michael Jackson over his “dangerous” album saying she wrote the title song in the winter of 1985 and produced and record it in Oct. 1990. She seeks $40 million.
Guns ‘N Roses conducts its first cable-TV pay-per-view concert – this one from Paris, France. Joining the boys – Steven Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith.
Television news – June 1, 1992
On Saturday Night Live – a repeat with Linda Hamilton and musical guest Mariah Carey.
William Shatner hosts An Evening at the Improv on A&E.
Looks like the team of Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric is beginning to take hold. The Today show has beaten rival GMA in three of the past four weeks.
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf (Stormin’ Norman) signs a three-year deal with CBS as a host.
Campaign on MTV – “Rock the Vote.”
Monday night television listings – June 1, 1992
CBS – David Rules, Brooklyn Bridge, Jake and the Fatman, 48 Hours,
NBC – Basketball NBA finals, Jay Leno
ABC - The Wonder Years, Growing Pains, Doogie Howser, Anything But Love, Civil wars, Nightline
USA – McGyver, Murder, She Wrote, Movie
Nick at Nite – Looney Tunes, F Troop, Superman, Get Smart, Dick Van Dyke, Dragnet, Alfred Hitchcock, Lucy Show, Green Acres, Mork and Mindy
On Jay Leno – Harrison Ford, Jon Secada, Star Jones.
Top movies – June 1, 1992
Lethal Weapon 3
Far and Away
Beauty and the Beast
White Men Can’t Jump