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Dateline: Events/Week of August 1, 1992 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

The Supreme Court reinstates the Bush Administration policy of picking up Haitian refugees on the high seas and returning tem to their troubled homeland.

The Bush Administration says it will send 2,400 troops to Kuwait in the face of new stirrings by Saddam Hussein.

Washington acknowledges that there are death camps in Bosnia where non-Serb civilians are tortured and killed.

Police Commissioner Lee Brown – who has been locking horns with mayor David Dinkins over the appointment by the mayor of an independent panel to investigate alleged corruption in the nation’s largest police department.

Dismissing assertions by President Bush, Bill Clinton said that he has displayed “clear and consistent” support for a strong defense. 


Sports news – August 1, 1992

Olympic boxing – Oscar de La Hoya beat Bulgaria’s Dimitrov Tontchev – and that’s good enough for a bronze (at least).

Jackie Joyner-Kersee gets a gold in the heptathlon.


Music news – August 1, 1992

Michael Jackson calls off a concert at Wembley Stadium in London – where 72,000 fans were waiting – after he was diagnosed with the flu. 

Disgraced lip-syncers Rob and Fab have finished a real album – but Taj Records has held up the project.


Entertainment news – August 1, 1992

Actor Ray Sharkey is charged with drug possession in Canada, but that has cost him his role in the CBS series “The Hat Squad.”

Playing at the Meadowlands – Guns N’ Roses, then a few days later – Bruce Springsteen. Wow.


Tuesday night television listings/TV guide – week of August 1, 1992

CBS – Rescue 911, Movie

NBC – XXV Olympic Summer Games

ABC – Full House, Home Improvement, Roseanne, Coach, 20/20, Nightline

PBS – Nova, National Audubon Society

MTV – Day in Rock

TNN – Crook & Chase, Nashville Now, On Stage, Club Dance


Top movies – August 1, 1992

Death Becomes Her

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

Mo’ Money

A League of Their Own

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Sister Act


Unlawful Entry

Universal Soldier

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