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Dateline: Events/Week of June 8, 1992 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

In The News

President Bush accused congressional Democrats of launching a “political inquest” and a witch-hunt with their investigation of the Administration’s assistance to Iraq before the Persian Gulf War.

President Bush is driven from a stage in Panama City after gunshots and tear gas were fired by local authorities He was to give a speech in praise of the revival of democracy in Panama. Earlier, a U.S. soldier was killed in violence sparked by anti-American demonstrations demanding that Bush cancel his visit to the country.

Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro – President Bush refused to apologize in reference to America’s environmental record and said sometimes leadership sometimes requires a nation to stand alone.

Harsh - Vice President Dan Quayle attacked Ross Perot as a “temperamental tycoon who has contempt for the Constitution.”

Three weeks ago, Quayle started a firestorm when he said that the moral values, exemplified by TV character Murphy Brown’s unwed motherhood, were an underlying cause of the LA riots. This week – Quayle said he was proud of the criticism that his initial comments generated.

Strained- Bill Clinton condemned as an example of black racism comments made by rapper Sister Sister Souljah for her fueling racial tensions between white and black Americans. 

Talkshow host Arsenio Hall opened his show with a personal tirade after Spokesman Marlin Fitzwater told reporters that President Bush was considering appearances on “the same kind of media” that the other presidential candidates have appeared on – with the exception of Arenio’s show. “Excuse me, George Herbert, irregular-heartbeating, read-my-lying-lipps, slipping-in-the-polls, do-nothing, deficit-raising, making-less-money-than-Millie-the-White-House-dog-last-year, Quayle-loving, sushi-puking, Bush! I don’t remember inviting your ass to my show,” said Hall. 

British newspapers printed allegations that Princess Diana tried to commit suicide five times in despair over her marriage to prince Charles and Buckingham Palace blamed a newspaper circulation war for the frenzy.

 

Technology news – June 8, 1992

Passing  - MCI founder William McGowan – of a heart attack. He was 64.

 

Sports news – June 8, 1992

John Ziegler announces his resignation as NHL President. 

 

Some best- selling books – June 8, 1992

Jewels – Danielle Steel

Star Wars: Dark Force Rising – Timothy Zahn

Sahara – Clive Cussier

The Pelican Brief – John Grisham

The Silent Passage – Gail Sheehy

Chief: My Life in the LAPD – Daryl F. Gates

How to satisfy A Woman Every Time And Have Her Beg For More – Naura Hayden

Read to read – Lester Thurow

 

Music news – June 8, 1992

Michael Jackson losing his touch? So far, his “Dangerous” album – released in November – has sold 3.45 million and is he no longer #1 at retail.

Bruce Springsteen conducts his first extended performance in 4 years – a live radio concert heard on some 200 stations via a Hollywood sound stage.

Law enforcement in Austin, Texas calls for a boycott of Warner Bros. Records and Time Warner for releasing rapper Ice-T’s “Cop Killer.”

 

Television news – June 8, 1992

Passing – Actor Larry Riley (39) – known as Frank Williams in Knots Landing. He died from AIDS. 

At the first annual MTV Movie Awards – “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” got best movie and Arnold Schwarzenegger named best male performer and Linda Hamilton – best female performance.

 

Friday night television listings/TV guide – week of June 8, 1992

CBS -  Sea World Special, Guiding Light Primetime special, Secret Lives of Husbands & Wives

NBC – NBA Basketball, Tonight, Friday night videos

ABC – Family Matters, Step by Step, Dinosaurs, Baby Talk, 20/20, Nightline, Inc Concert

Fox – America’s Most Wanted, Sightings, Hidden Video

PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week

MTV – Week in Rock, Lip Service, Black Music Month Stunt

 

On the Tonight Show – Kurt Russell, Bill Cosby and Joe Public join Jay Leno.

 

Top movies – June 8, 1992

Patriot Games

Sister Act

Lethal Weapon 3

Far and Away

Encino Man

Alien 3

Class Act

Basic Instinct

Beethoven

Fried Green Tomatoes

 
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