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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


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

Passenger 57

A River Runs Through It

Under Siege

The Mighty Ducks

The Last of the Mohicans

Jennifer 8


Consenting Adults

Pure Country

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