Dateline: Events/Week of November 15, 1992 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Sets ethics code - President-elect Clinton indicates his intention to preside over an Administration that does not trade public service for private gain. “I want to send a signal that we are going to change politics as usual.”
Military and gays – President-elect Bill Clinton makes it clear that he would not be dissuaded from his plan to end the prohibition. At the same time, he reaffirmed his intention to consult further with military leaders before lifting the ban and is vague about whether he would begin that process before his January inauguration.
President-elect Bill Clinton spends around two hours in a private Oval Office meeting with President Bush, discussing major foreign policy problems.
Trade war halted as American and European Community negotiators announce they have settled their longstanding disputes over agricultural trade.
Windsor Castle – home of Britain’s Royal Family for more than eight centuries suffers major damage in a stubborn blaze. Prince Andrew was in his Windsor Castle apartment when the fire began around 11:30am in the private chapel of the complex.
Richard M. Nixon wins a rare legal victory when a federal appeals court rules he is entitled to compensation for his Watergate tapes and other White House documents seized by act of Congress after his 1974 resignation.
Getting attention – The Iceman – a virtually intact man who lived some 5,300 years ago. The man was discovered last year – on September 19 by Helmut and Erika Simon while hiking in the Alps, near the 10,500-foot-high ride that defines the Austrian-Italian border.
Passing – Dorothy Walker Bush (91) – Mother of President George Bush.
Fascinating Facts – November 15, 1992
After 50 years of fighting crime, Superman finally dies in his latest comic book adventure.
Television news – November 15, 1992
Woody Allen tells his side of his fracas with Mia Farrow on “60 Minutes.”
CNN anchor Catherine Crier is hired as a correspondent for ABC’s 20/20. The one-time Texas judge had been with CNN since 1989.
Gilligan’s Island:The Musical? Opens in Chicago.
Technology news – November 15, 1992
Software pirate hotline? You bet. If you know someone using pirated software call the (800) hotline. The Software Publishers Assn says too many companies “soft-lift” – by a program and make copies for as many computers as they have. President Bush recently signed a bill which elevates commercial software piracy from a misdemeanor to a felony.
Sony launches its MiniDisc, with three hardware units and close to 90 software titles. The first MD title will be Mariah Carey’s “MTV Unplugged” – expected to retail at $15.95. There’s a $750.00 record/playback unit and a $550 playback unit available.
Top TV Shows/Ratings – November 15, 1992
60 Minutes – 22.5
Roseanne – 21.4
Movie- The Jacksons Part 1 – 21.1
Murphy Brown – 20.4
Cheers – 19.7
Coach – 18.2
Home Improvement – 17.9
Movie – Sinatra Part 2 – 17.2
Murder, She Wrote – 16.9
Pro Football - - 16.8
Monday Night Football – 16.2
Wings – 16.2
Full House – 16.1
Unsolved Mysteries – 16.0
Movie-Fatal Memories – 15.8
Love & War – 15.7
20/20 – 15.4
Fresh Price of Bel Air – 15.2
Evening Shade – 15.1
Hearts Afire – 15.0
Northern Exposure – 15.0
Donahue 25th Anniversary – 14.6
Rescue 911 – 14.6
The Simpsons – 14.4
Music news – November 15, 1992
N.W.A’s first home video is released. It’s an hour long and features uncensored and extended versions of videos, concert performances interviews and footage at private parties.
The Jacksons – An American Dream – ABC-TV World Premier Movie this week.
“Together they’ve touched hundreds of millions around the world. Separately each has paid the price.”
Pay Per View – as VH1 broadcast is first PPV concert – The October 16 Bob Dylan all-star tribute show. An estimated 154,000 cable-ready household purchased the $19.95 telecast.
Interscope says it will release the solo album by N.W.A. member Dr. Dre.
Look for “All Alone At Christmas” by Darlene Love with a little help from Little Steven Van Zandt and other E Street band members. It’ll be on the soundtrack of Home Alone 2.
Radio news – November 15, 1992
In Los Angeles, Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for local rivals Mark & Brian. His new E! Channel show debuts November 27.
Looks like Cousin Brucie’s syndicated radio show is on a permanent hiatus.
Top pop hit music singles – November 15, 1992
How Do You Talk To An Angel – The Heights
I’d Die Without You – P.M. Dawn
If I Ever Fall In Love – Shai
Rump Shaker – Wreck-N-Effect
Rhythm Is A Dancer – Snap
Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough – Patty Smyth
Real Love – Mary J. Blige
Jump Around – House of Pain
What About Your Friends – TLC
Good Enough - Bobby Brown
End of the Road – Boyz II Men
Layla – Eric Clapton
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
Erotica – Madonna
Walking On Broken Glass – Annie Lennox
Free Your Mind – En Vogue
Would I Lie To You? – Charles & Eddie
Someone To Hold – Trey Lorenz
People Everyday – Arrested Development
Top Country Hit Music Singles – November 15, 1992
I’m In A Hurry – Alabama
If There Hadn’t Been You- Billy Dean
Watch Me – Lorrie Morgan
Shake the Sugar Tree – Pam Tillis
Even the Man In the Moon Is Cryin’ – Mark Collie
Bubba Shot The Juke Box – Mark Chesnutt
No One Else On earth – Wynonna
Just Call Me Lonesome – Radney Foster
I Cross My Heart – George Straight
Two Sparrows In A Hurricane – Tanya Tucker
Burn One Down – Clint Black
She’s Got The Rhythm (And I Got The Blues) – Alan Jackson
Lord Have Mercy On The Working Man – Travis Tritt
Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away – Vince Gill
More Music – November 15, 1992
End of the Road – Boyz II Men
Would I Like To You? – Charles & Eddie
Boss Drum – The Shamen
People Everyday – Arrested Development
Be By Baby – Vanessa Paradis
Run To You – Gage
Never Let Her Slip Away – Undercover
Supermarioland – Ambassadors of Funk/MG Mario
I’m Gonna Get You – Bizarre Inc
Who Needs Love (Like That) – Erasure
Top pop music albums – November 15, 1992
Timeless – Michael Bolton
Keep the Faith – Bon Jovi
Unplugged – Eric Clapton
Automatic For The People – R.E.M.
Some Gave All – Billy Ray Cyrus
Love Deluxe – Sade
The Chase – Garth Brooks
Beyond the Season – Garth Brooks
Brand New Man – Brooks & Dunn
Boomerang – Soundtrack
What’s The 411? – Mary J. Blige
Ten – Pearl Jam
Live – AC/DC
Dirt – Alice In Chains
Prince And the New Power Generation
I Still Believe In You – Vince Gill
Wynonna – Wynonna
Home For Christmas – Amy Grant
Bobby – Bobby Brown
Harvest Moon – Neil Young
Funky Divas – En Vogue
No Fences – Garth Brooks
3 Years 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life of…. Arrested Development
OOOOOOOHHH… On the TLC Top – TLC
The One – Elton John
Time, Love and Tenderness – Michael Bolton
Totally Krossed Out – Kris Kross
Metallica – Metallica
Pocket Full of Kryptonite – Spin Doctors
Top movies – November 15, 1992
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
A River Runs Through It
The Mighty Ducks
The Last of the Mohicans