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


In The News

Congress approves – what’s described as a far-reaching energy bill that emphasizes nuclear power and alternative fuels.

Debate in St Louis – President Bush goes after Clinton on his anti-war activities. Both Bill Clinton and Ross Perot go after Bush’s economic record.

Campaign ’92 – A President Bush commercial takes a pot shot at Bill Clinton’s draft record – that he offers differing accounts of his experience with the draft in 1968 and 1969.

Debate in Atlanta – Day Quayle and Al Gore go at it. They clashed over the economy and the character of the running mates.

A Russian coast guard ship fires warning shots across the bow of a Greenpeace ship and it attempted to investigate the environmental threat posed by a nuclear dumpsite in the Arctic Circle.

Scrambling – Aides to President Bush says if he is re-elected – he’ll dismiss his economic policy team. Bush is behind in the polls.

Vice President Day Quayle questions Bill Clinton’s integrity over statements on anti-war protests and the draft. “But he first says he didn’t take part in an anti-Vietnam protest. Now we find that he organized one. He doesn’t tell the truth, that’s the focus.”

Serbian aircraft reportedly bombed two northern Bosnian cities in defiance of a U.N. ban on military flights over the former Yugoslav republic. Serbian leaders denied the report.

The U.N. Security Council bars military flights over Bosnia-Herzegovina, where Serbian forces have the only warplanes. 

Kuwait agrees to purchase 236 advanced tanks from the U.S. in a deal lobbied by President Bush. 

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Cairo – killing 370 and injuring thousands.

Russia has begun removing weapons and ammunition from Georgia, where the government is trying to seize the material for its battle with Abkhazian separatists. 


Technology news – October 8, 1992

The FCC opens the door to satellite digital radio – in which radio would be transmitted to a receiver from satellite.

Nintendo and Sony have agreed to work together to develop common technology that could dominate the next generation of video games.

New – Excel 4.0 - now for IBM and Apple machines.


Entertainment news – October 8, 1992

Don’t miss Frank Sinatra at Radio City Music Hall.


Music news – October 8, 1992

Big Bob Dylan pay-per-view event this week from Madison Square Garden. Those appearing – Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Sinead O’Connor, Tom Petty, Neil Young O’Jays and others.

Michael Jackson duets with Eddie Murphy on Murphy’s new album on a song.

The Supreme Court refuses to reinstate lawsuits that accuse rocker Ozzy Osbourne of inciting the suicides of two Georgia teens – through his music.

The Ramones release their 16th album – “Mondo Bizarro."

Ice-T says he’s pulling no punches in his next rap album – “Home Invasion.” His Cop Killer controversy still lingers.

The BBC says they’re editing Madonna’s latest video – “Erotica” down to about 3 minutes from its 7 minutes. 

On Saturday – HBO will broadcast a Michael Jackson concert taped Sept. 30 in Bucharest, Romania. It was his first TV concert ever and lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes.  “The Dangerous Tour.”


Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – October 8, 1992

Jump Around – House of Pain

End of the Road – Boyz II Men

Back to the Hotel – N2Deep

Rhythm is a Dancer – Snap

People Everyday – Arrested Development

Please Don’t Go – K.W.S.

I ’d Die Without You – PM Dawn

Crossover – EPMD

What About Your Friends – TLC

Sometimes Love… Patty Smyth


Top Hard rock music albums – October 8, 1992

Singles – Soundtrack

Dirt – Alice in Chains

Ten – Pearl Jam

Temple of the Dog – Temple of the Dog

Greatest Hits – Queen

Metallica – Metallica

Broken – Nine Inch Nails

What Hits? - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Blood Sugar… Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Use Your illusion I – Guns N’ Roses


Television news – October 8, 1992

Passing – Hughes Rudd – Former CBS-TV newscaster. He was 71.

Fox picks-up more episodes of “the Ben Stiller Show” – which satirizes pop culture.

Charlie Rose begins a late-talk show over PBS on January 4. He’s been with the Learning Channel. It’s been on only in NY for the past year – over WNET-TV.

Look for a celebrity Jeopardy this month when the likes of Beau Bridges, Carol Bruentt, Robert Guilaume, Donna Mills, Rosie O’Donnell and others play for their favorite charities.

On Saturday Night Live – Joe Pesci and the Spin Doctors.


Top TV Shows/Ratings – October 8, 1992

Roseanne – 23.1

Football – Dallas vs. Philadelphia – 22.3

Murphy Brown – 19.9

Coach – 19.5

Home improvement – 18.4

Full House – 16.8

Hearts Afire – 16.6

Cheers – 16.5

Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper – 16.4

Evening Shade – 16.4

Northern Exposure  - 16.4

’92 Vote: debate Analysis – 15.9

20/20 – 15.9

Love & War – 15.7

Unsolved Mysteries – 15.1

Fresh Prince of Bel Air – 14.5

Overexposed – 14.4

Wings – 14.0

Blossom – 13.6

Step by Step – 13.1

Married… With Children – 12.9


Top movies – October 8, 1992

Under Siege

The Last of the Mohicans

The Mighty Ducks


Mr. Baseball


1492: Conquest of Paradise

Mr. Saturday Night

Captain Iron

Glengarry Glen Ross

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