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Dateline: Events/Week of December 1, 1992 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

President Bush said he was dispatching thousands of American troops to Somalia to save thousands from starvation.

A food-relief convoy makes it through Mogadishu to deliver food to an isolated part of the city. 

After dodging impeachment, President Boris N. Yeltsin appeals to Russian lawmakers to stop their political brawling and give his government the power to carry on with its economic reforms. 

IRA at it again - At least 64 people are injured when two explosions rock Manchester, England.

An Air Force B1 bomber crashes into a hillside in western Texas with 4 dead. It’s also the 4th B1 bomber crash. 

Warner Books is rushing 100,000 copies of the photo-documentary “Clinton: Portrait of Victory” to bookstores before Christmas.

The Commerce Department says that 12 countries, mostly European, are unfairly subsidizing steel imported into the U.S. and orders duties as high as 90% on their foreign products. The countries are Austria, Belgium, France, Germany Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil Sweden, South Korea and New Zealand.

Walt Disney Co. Chairman Michael D. Eisner cashes in $197.5 million in stock options probably to dash upcoming tax hikes. 


Technology news – December 1, 1992

Tele-Communications Inc (TCI) says it will deploy digital technology capable of some 500 TV channels. It’s the first time a cable TV company has said they are going digital.


Sports news – December 1, 1992

49ers Jerry Rice catches his 101st touchdown – to become the league’s all-time leader.

The San Francisco Giants reach a tentative deal with free agent left fielder Barry Bonds – a six-year contract for $43 million – the riches in baseball history.

John Smiley becomes the first premier free agent to sign this off-season, agreeing to an $18.4 million four-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds.


Radio news – December 1, 1992

Larry King is shifting his night radio Mutual Broadcasting network show to afternoons. His late-night successor is fill-in man Jim Bohannon.


Music news – December 1, 1992

Prince will be featured on “ABC In Concert” on December 18 and 19. It’s a rare TV treat.

Kennedy Montgomery is MTV’s newest VJ. She used to be a DJ at KROQ Los Angeles.

Sinead O’Connor calls a TV Talk show in London hosted by Peter Eagan – and donates a home she owns in Los Angeles to the Red Cross.


Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – December 1, 1992

I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

Rump Shaker – Wreckx-N-Effect

In the still of the Night – Boyz II Men

If I Ever Fall In Love – Shai

Back to the Hotel – N2deep

Jump Around – House of Pain

Rhythm is a Dancer – Snap

I’d die Without You – PM Dawn

Saving Forever For You – Shanice


Top music albums – December 1, 1992

The Predator – Ice Cube

The Bodyguard – soundtrack

Love Deluxe – Sade

Breathless – Kenny G.

Home For Christmas – Amy Grant

Christmas Album  - Neil Diamond

Automatic for the People – R.E.M.

Ten – Pearl Jam

Keep  the Faith – Bon Jovi

Dirt – Alice in Chains

What Hits? – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Timeless – Michael Bolton

A Very Special Christmas 2


Television news – December 1, 1992

William Shatner and other actors from “Star Trek” old and new host A&E’s “An Evening At the Improv” this week.

Model Christie Brinkley is fired as host of the CNN Lifestyles show “Living in the ‘90’s.” She said she got the ax because she wouldn’t accept a contract clause limiting her options to work with other networks and had asked form more creative input.

Don’t miss “Liza Minnelli Live! From Radio City Music Hall” – On PBS. 

Ted Turner announces “The Native Americans. Behind the Legends. Beyond the Myths” to be programmed on TNT, TBS and CNN.

Passing – Actor Robert Shayne – best known as “Inspector Henderson” in the old “Superman” TV series. He was 92. He was once a leading film actor during the 1930’s.

On Oprah Winfrey – author John Bradshaw with his latest book – “Creating Love – the Next Great Stage of Growth.”

Late night TV – Jay Leno’s numbers are improving after his drop in August, but “Nightline” is beating him and Arsenio Hall – whose ratings have taken a big dive.


TV ratings – December 1, 1992

NBC’s Seinfeld is good for #45 – and a 10.0 share – just in front of “Beverly Hills 90210”at a 9.9 share. 


Top movies – December 1, 1992  

Home Alone 2


The Bodyguard

Bram Soker’s Dracula

Malcolm X

Passenger 57

A River Runs Through It

Under Siege

The Last of the Mohicans

The Mighty Ducks

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