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Dateline: Events/Week of July 15, 1992 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton gets an endorsement from Jesse Jackson and says his Rainbow Coalition will mobilize behind the Clinton ticket.

Convention In New York, Gov Bill Clinton is nominated for President as the “new voice for a new America.”

Edward J. Rollings resigns as a top residential campaign adviser to independent Ross Perot, saying that his advice was being ignored by Texas independent.

Clinton-Bush - Ross Perot quits the Presidential race, citing the Democrats new vigor. He didn’t want a three-way race thrown to the House.

After the announcement – Edward Rollings says Perot dropped out of the race because he abhorred the intense press scrutiny, was unwilling to spend the money required to win and lacked the temperament either to run a successful race or to govern.

President Bush races ahead of President Bush in voter support – 52% to 32% says one survey.


Sports news – July 15, 1992

All Star game, it’s the American League 13 to 6 over the National League. Ken Griffey Jr. gets the game MVP.


Top TV Shows/Ratings – July 15, 1992

Roseanne – 16.1

60 Minutes – 15.0

Home Improvement – 14.8

48 Hours – 14.4

Coach – 13.4

Murphy Brown – 12.8

Unsolved Mysteries – 12.4

PrimeTime Live – 12.4

Full House – 12.2

Movie-Bare Essentials – 11.8

Runaway Father – 11.7

Cheers – 11.4

20/20 – 11.4

Murder, She Wrote – 11.3

Rescue 911 – 10.9

Street Stories – 10.9

Bodies of Evidence – 10.6

Northern Exposure – 10.4

Melrose Place – 10.3

Fresh Prince of Bel Air – 9.9

Movie-Assault and Matrimony – 9.9


Sunday night television listings/TV guide – July 15, 1992

CBS – 60 Minutes, Murder, She Wrote, Movie

NBC – Olympic Sendoff, Against All Odds, In The Heat of the Night, Movie

ABC – Special-Moe’s World, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Movie

Fox – Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures, True Colors, In Living Color, Rachel Gunn, R.N., Married With Children, Down The Shore, Herman’s Head, Stand By Your Man

PBS – Evening at Pops, Masterpiece Theatre

Lifetime – Milestones in Medicine, Internal Medicine Update, Family Practice Update, Cardiology Update, Internal Medicine Update

MTV – Lip Service, Flashback, Real World, Big Picture


Moe’s World – An 11-year-old boy watches over his family in this special.

Against All Odds – Escaping the Kuwait invasion.


Television news – July 15, 1992

 CBS says it plans another “Classic Weekend” for next season and will feature a Carol Burnette anniversary show, as well as an Andy Griffith reunion. 


 Music news – July 15, 1992

MTV Unplugged update. The second “Unplugged” album – this one with Mariah Carey is doing quite well on the charts. The first was from Paul McCartney last year. Eric Clapton is set to release an “Unplugged” album. A&M plans a fall release of a long form video of Sting’s February 1991 “Unplugged” appearance. According to MTV, negotiations are ongoing with Den Henley’s management to release his “Unplugged” performance. Representatives for both Paul Simon, whose “Unplugged” aired in June and John Mellencamp, whose episode airs August 12, say they have no plans to put out the show in either audio or video format. 


Howard Stern’s syndicated TV show is cancelled. It had hit 53 affiliates during its peak.

Marry – Bobby Brown (23) to Whitney Houston (28).

Written off? Run-DMC, despite selling only 400,000 copies of the 1990 album “Back From Hell” are recording a new album. 

Guns ‘N Roses lead Axl Rose surrenders to authorities in Missouri and he’s booked on charges stemming from a riot at a concert near St. Louis.

N.W.A’s MC Ren is getting into acting and will co-star in “Menace of Society.” Other rap-to-actor converters are L.L. Cool J., Ice-T and Ice Cube and all those followed Will Smith - the “Fresh Prince.”

Time Warner refuses to back down support of a controversial album “Body Count” by rapper Ice-T. One song contains sexually explicit words that allude to Tipper Gore’s young nieces. The album also contains the controversial “Cop Killer.”

It’s revealed that Olivia Newton-John (43) has breast cancer, but reports say she caught it early and doctors expect a full recovery.


Radio news – July 15, 1992

Howard Stern announces that he is close to signing a film deal with a Hollywood studio. Stern says he’ll play a character “very much like myself.” Stern also disclosed he his inking simulcast deals for his radio show in Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland.


Top Modern Rock Music Tracks – July 15, 1992

Heaven Sent – INXS

Good Stuff – B-52’s

Midlife crisis – Faith No More

Even Better Than The Real Ting – U2

It’s A Shame About ray – Lemonheads

Pretend We’re Dead – L7

Face to Face – Siouxsie & The Banshees

Far Gone And Out – Jesus and Mary Chain

A Girl Like You – Wolfgang Press

What Girls Want – Material Issue  


Top pop music hit singles(top-40) – July 15, 1992

Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot

Under The Bride – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Tennessee – Arrested Development

I’ll Be The One – Mariah Carey

If You Asked Me To – Celine Dion

This Used To Be My Playground – Madonna

Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus

Just Another Day – Jon Secada

Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover – Sophie B. Hawkins

Life Is A Highway – Tom Cochrane

Too Funky – George Michael

The Best Things In Life Are Free – Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson

Baby Baby Baby – TLC

Warm It Up – Kris Kross

Jump – Kris Kross

Come & Talk To Me – Jodeci

Friday I’m In Love - The Cure

My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It) – En Vogue

Giving Him Something He Can Feel – En Vogue


Top pop music albums – July 15, 1992

Some Gave All – Billy Ray Cyrus

MTV Unplugged – Mariah Carey

Totally Krossed Out – Kris Dross

Blood Sugar Sex Magik – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Ten – Pearl Jam

Boomerang – Soundtrack

No Fences – Garth Brooks

Ropin’ The Wind – Garth Brooks

Mack Daddy  - Sir Mix-A-Lot

Adrenalize – Def Leppard

Shadows and Light – Wilson Phillips

We Can’t dance – Genesis

Funky Divas – En Vogue

Good Stuff – B-52’s

The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion – Black Crowes

The One – Elton John

Mo Money – Soundtrack

Metallica – Metallica

Kizz My Black AZZ – MC Ren

Check Your Head – Beastie Boys

Das Efx – DeadSerious

Angel dust – Faith No More

Nevermind – Nirvana

Temple of the Dog – Temple of the Dog

Wynonna – Wynonna


Don’t Sweat The Technique – Eric B & Rakim

Forever My Lady – Jodeci

Achtung Baby – U2


Top pop music hit singles in Britain – July 15, 1992

I’ll Be There – Mariah Carey

Abba-Esque – Erasure

Sesame’s Treet – Smart E’s

Hazard – Richard Marx

Something Good – Utah Saints

Rhythm Is A Dancer – Snap

Ain’t No Doubt – Jimmy Nail

Disappointed – Electronic

Heartbeat – Nick Berry

One Shining Moment – Diana Ross


Top Country Hit Music Singles – July 15, 1992

I Saw The Light – Wynonna

Midnight In Montgomery – Alan Jackson

The River – Garth Brooks

 Ships That Don’t Come In – Joe Diffie

Take A Little Trip – Alabama

I Feel Lucky – Mary-Chapin Carpenter

Take It Like A Man – Michelle Wright

Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Brooks & Dunn

Billy The Kid – Billy Dean

When It Comes To You – John Anderson

Aces – Suzy Bogguss

Rock My Baby – Shenandoah

The Night The Lights Went Out In George – Reba McIntire

We Tell Ourselves – Clint Black

Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus

Something In Red – Lorrie Morgan


Top Rap Music Singles – July 15, 1992

Take If Personal – Gang Starr

LA Schmoove – FU Schnickens

They Reminisce Over You – Pete Rock & C.I. Smooth

Why Me Baby? Part 2 – Keith Sweat featuring L.L. Cool J.

Warm It Up – Kris Kross

Home Girl Do’t Play Dat – Yo-Yo

Strobelight Honey – Black Sheep

Don’t Sweat The Technique – Eric B & Rakim


Top movies – July 15, 1992

Honey, I Blew Up The Kid

A League Of Their Own


Universal Soldier

Sister Act

Batman Returns

‘Unlawful Entry

Prelude to a Kiss

A Stranger Among Us

Cool World

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