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


In The News

Speaking in Cleveland – Bill Clinton accused President Bush of being “personally untrustworthy” and a “fear monger” attempting to distort the truth from his economic record. 

Hurricane Andrew ravages S. Florida and 10 are dead. Winds wiped up to 164mph! Over a million fled the hurricane’s path – unprecedented.

Hurricane Andrew begins to fizzle, but not after battering parts of Louisiana. So far – 20 are dead in its wake.

The West calls on all sides in Bosnia to surrender their weapons and resume talks on the future of the area.

Breaking Baghdad’s control - President Bush announces that allied warplanes will assert a no-fly zone over the skies of southern Iraq.

In a television ad – Bill Clinton vows to create 8 million new jobs in the next four years.

Hurricane Andrew - President Bush dispatches 5,000 additional troops into Florida and makes $300 million available in relief efforts.

Typhoon Omar hit Guam with 150mph winds, leveling houses and knocking out power. No deaths were reported. 

President Bush blasted Bill Clinton’s plan to collect more taxes from foreign investors – saying he’s putting U.S. jobs at risk – calling him an opportunist and protectionist. 

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. shows a 65% jump in year-end fiscal profit – finally showing signs of stability after years racked by debt.


Technology news – August 23, 1992

Tandy Corp and Microsoft Corp unveil easy-to-use software/devices that will play video games and run educational programs.

Now at stores – Sony Data Discman – “The Sony data Discman electronic book player delivers a library of information. Now with audio. Just open the cover, pop in a 3” electronic book – and the Data Discman and growing library of audio book CD’s will open up new world’s of reading and listening pleasure for the entire family. Just $499.00.”


Sports news – August 23, 1992

Players instigating fights will be ejected from NHL games under new rules.


Entertainment/movie news – August 23, 1992

Bitter custody battle with Mia Farrow – Woody Allen says he feels as if he’s “at the center of a cosmic explosion” and demands a full retraction of her child abuse claim. Earlier, Allen said there are no incestuous overtone to his relationship with the adopted daughter of his ex-lover, Mia Farrow and that he took nude pictures of the young woman because she asked him to. “I am not Soon-Yi’s father or stepfather,” said Allen to Time Magazine.


Music news – August 23, 1992

Madonna is co-starring in the movie “Body of Evidence” and the other star is William Dafoe. It’s described as an erotic thriller and will have an NC-17 rating.

Don’t Miss En Vogue in their “Funky Divas” world tour 1992. 

Wow – Garth Brooks’ new album “The Chase” is coming out on Sept. 22 but guess what? It’ll sell for $16.98 – a $1.00 more than usual. Brooks just released his first Christmas album  “Beyond the Season” with no price increase. Garth hates the idea and the decision was made by CEMA Distribution.


Some top pop music albums –  August 23, 1992

MTV Unplugged EP – Mariah Carey

Temple of the Dog – Temple of the Dog

Some Gave All – Billy Ray Cyrus

Ten – Pearl Jam

The One – Elton John

Boomerang – soundtrack

Totally Krossed Out – Kris Kross

Countdown to Extinction – Megadeth

Blood Sugar Sex Magik – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Ropin’ The Wind – Garth Brooks


Television news – August 23, 1992

On NBC’s “Law & Order” – Paul Sorveno is leaving the series and coming in – Jerry Orbach.

NBC, according to published reports – seems to be pushing “Seinfeld” as its new trademark show! Let’s see.

44th Annual Emmy Awards – some winners:

Best comedy series – “Murphy Brown’

Best drama series – “Northern Exposure”

Best comedy actor – Craig T. Nelson – “Coach”

Best comedy actress – Candice Bergan – “Murphy Brown”

Best drama actor – Christopher Lloyd – “Avoniea”

Best drama actress – Dana Delany – “China Beach”


Top movies – August 23, 1992


Single White Female

Rapid Fire

Death Becomes Her

Columbus – The Discovery

A League of Their Own

3 Ninjas

Raising Cain

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