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Dateline: Events/Week of November 22, 1992 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

China has purchased high-tech military equipment from Russia and the West is concerned.

Tornadoes kill 24 as bad weather is unleashed between Texas and Georgia.

The U.S. says that Serbian repression of the Muslim majority in the province of Kosovo is likely to touch off a broad Balkans war – a broad war that would include the U.S. and allies. Meanwhile – a U.N relief convoy trying to reach a stranded Muslim town abandoned a bid to find an alternative rout after being blocked by angry Bosnian Serbs for a third day.

In Oregon – Alberto Gonzalas – an HIV-infected man, has been convicted of attempted murder for having unprotected sex despite knowing his condition. It’s the first verdict of its kind.

The Bush Administration says it is gravely concerned about efforts by Somali warlords to block food distribution to the famine-plagued Somalia. It may send 30,000 troops to guard food. 

A Boeing 737 passenger jet on a domestic flight from Canton crashes near Guilin, killing all 141 on board – China’s worst air disaster so far.

 Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.) – a leading advocate of women’s rights during his 24 years in the senate, issued an apology but refused to discuss allegations that 10 women, most of them former staff members, were victimized by his unwelcome sexual advances over the years.

Venezuela - Rebels try to overthrow President Carlos Andres Perez for the second time this year. 50 are dead.

With a 21-gun salute – Americans say goodbye to Subic Bay (Philippines) – long its largest overseas military base.

The play “The Mousetrap’ celebrates its 40th birthday in London.


Sports news – November 22, 1992

Oscar de la Hoya debuts as a professional boxer, stopping Lamar Williams. The fight was stopped after 1 minute 42 seconds as de la Hoya kept knocking him down.


Technology news – November 22, 1992

Get “Star Trek: The Screen Saver” – now just $39.95. From Berkeley Systems.  Great gift for Trekkies.


Music news – November 22, 1992

Passing – Roy Acuff – Nashville music giant. He was 89 and a mainstay at the Grand Ole’ Opry for over 50 years.

Mariah Carey still has not toured, but may after the release of her third album this spring.

U2’s Zoo TV tour took in $63.8 million for 67 shows – making it the biggest in 1992 concert earnings.

Don’t miss MTV’s “120 Minutes presents: the Alternative year in Rock.” Host Dave Kendall traces its roots back to the 1960’s, through the 1970’s punk and new wave – and through to the current explosion in Seattle. 

ABC’s “The Jacksons: American Dream” Pt. 2 is #1 in the TV ratings - - a 23.9 rating.

Phillip Bury, leader of “Buck Naked and the Bare Bottom Boys” is shot to death while walking his dog in Golden Gate Park. He was shot after a confrontation with a man feeding pigeons in the park. Michael Kagan – who is known for confronting people whose dogs might frighten the birds, was arrested.

Don’t miss as Philips Digital DCC Compact Cassette presents Zoo TV featuring U2 on Fox. Get their new CD – Achtung Baby!


Top country music albums – November 22, 1992

Pure Country – George Strait

Beyond the season – Garth Brooks

Some Gave All – Billy Ray Cyrus

I Still Believe In You – Vince Gill

Brand New Man – Brooks & Dunn

Wynonna – Wynonna Judd

Beyond the season – Garth Books

Brand new Man – Brooks & Dunn


Television news – November 22, 1992

On TBS – The original thirteen Bond adventures. Bond – James Bond. “Your James Bond Destination Station.”

Another Barbara Walters Special – this week – she interviews Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, Jerry Seinfeld, Frank & Kathie Lee Gifford. 

Robert Iger is promoted to president of the ABC Television Network Group.

Custody battle - Woody Allen presents his side of the story on this week’s “60 Minutes.”


Friday night television listings/TV guide – November 22, 1992

CBS – Golden Palace, It’s Christmas Time Again, Charlie Brown New Circus of the stars Slide Show XVII

NBC – Movie, I’ll Fly Away, Tonight Show

ABC – Family Matters, Step by Step, Dinosaurs, Camp Wilder, 20/20, Nightline

Fox – Stuntwomen, Sightings

PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week

MTV – The Week In Rock, Lip Service, Weekend Blast Off, Yo! MTV Raps

On Circus of the Stars – Loni Anderson and Alan Thicke are ringmasters with Downtown Julie Brown, Sally Kirkland, Alfonso Ribeiro, Harry Anderson, Patrick Duffy, Linda Purl, Emma Samms, Sinbad, Judy Tenuta.

On the Tonight Show – Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, Michael Tucker. 

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