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Dateline: Events/Week of July 23, 1992 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

In The News

United Nations – Iraq agrees to allow another inspection team into their Agriculture Ministry.

President Bush renews a demand for Congress to approve fresh funding for the savings and loan bailout.

 Vice President Dan Quayle told a crowd in Chicago that the sky is not falling on economy and puts to rest any speculation that he will not be back on the ticket. He will be.

An Appeals court rules that the Bush Administration acted illegally when it ordered U.S. ships to intercept Haitian refugees fleeing from their homeland and return them without a hearing.

Al Gore, seizing on the latest government reports, chastises the Bush administration for their handling of the economy. The report showed growth slowed down by half in the second quarter.

Campaigning - Bill Clinton demanded that President Bush explain why he pursued strategies in the Persian gulf War that left Saddam Hussein still in power.

 

Sports news – July 23, 1992

Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent announces that George Steinbrenner could resume active control over the NY Yankees beginning March 1, 1993.

Don’t miss the Dream Team basketball with the likes of Michael Jordan on NBC’s Summer Olympics coverage from Barcelona, where Bob Costas is the main anchor.

Alfred Oglesby of the Miami Dolphins admitted that he had made up a story about being kidnapped so he could escape punishment for breaking curfew and missing practice.

 

Radio news – July 23, 1992

With New Line Cinema - Appearing on the “Tonight” show – Howard Stern said he has signed a deal for his first movie. He then told host Jay Leno what he really thought of Doc Severinsen, Ed McMahon and Arsenio Hall – not good. 

 

Music news – July 23, 1992

Bruce Springsteen opens his first tour in four years. Where? At the Meadowlands in New Jersey.

Passing – Mary Wells – the first lady of “Motown” is dead at 49 of cancer.

The London Daily Mirror bites back – and says it did not touch-up Michael Jackson’s face in an article saying the pop singer looked disfigured. Jackson had filed suit. 

Time Warner agreed to stop distributing the controversial “Cop Killer” song by  rapper Ice-T. Earlier this week – Ice-T appeared on Arsenio Hall’s Fox TV show to return some of the criticism he’s been getting on the song. He said politicians have been blasting the song because he is black and this is an election year.

Touring – k.d. Lang.

 

Television news – July 23, 1992

Look for the Saturday morning edition of “Today” to debut this week. Jackie Nespral and Scott Simon anchor.

CNN reprimanded Lou Dobbs, its senior vice president and business editor for making promotional videos for Wall St. firms and Dobbs had agreed to return the money he received for the outside work.

Comedians Joe Bolster and John Caponera are in a NY hotel suite. Why? Because Comedy Central has assigned them to watch all of the Olympic coverage on NBC and report each day.  

 

Top movies – July 23, 1992

Mo Money

Sister Act

A League of Their Own

Honey, I Blew Up The Kid

Unlawful Entry

Prelude to a Kiss

A Stranger Among us

Boomerang

Universal Soldier

Batman Returns

 
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