What Happened in October 1992

Historical Events

  • 1st "Oba Oba '93" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 22 performances
  • 1st Cartoon Cable Network premieres
  • 1st Greater Pittsburgh International Airport opens
  • 1st Ross Perot re-enters US presidental race
  • 2nd VP Itamar Franco becomes President of Brazil
  • 2nd The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 3rd Atlanta Braves win franchise record 98th game (old record 95 in 1957)

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3rd Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star

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3rd Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live"

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O'Connor
  • 3rd Toronto Blue Jays win AL East title
  • 4th "Anna Karenina" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 4th "Real Inspector Hound" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • 4th 1st time AL East & West champs have same record (96-66)-Tor & Oak
  • 4th 2nd Solheim Cup: Europe beats US, 11½-6½ at Dalmahoy CC Scotland
  • 4th El Al cargo plane crashes at Amsterdam Bijlmer, 43 die
  • 4th Miami Dolphin Louis Oliver returns record tying interception 103 yards
  • 4th The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.

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5th 1st overturn of a George H. W. Bush veto (cable bill)

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 5th NY senator Alphonse D'Mato fillerbusters for 15 hours 20 mins
  • 5th US Air goes on strike
  • 7th Tampa Bay Lightning become 1st NHL expansion team to win opener (7-2)
  • 8th Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott
  • 8th Ottawa Senators 1st NHL game
  • 8th Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus
  • 9th Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to NY
  • 9th A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of Knapp residence, Peekskill, New York, destroying family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 10th Floriade (Flower Show) closes at Hague, Netherlands
  • 11th 1st 3-way US presidential debate (Bush-Clinton-Perot)

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11th Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 11th Toronto down 6-1 in 7th beats A's 7-6 in 11th in AL playoff
  • 12th 5.8 earthquake at Cairo (at least 510 die)
  • 12th Arecibo radio telescope begins Microwave search for occupied planets
  • 12th Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF heavyweight title
  • 12th Expo '92 closes in Seville Spain
  • 12th Howard Stern radio show premieres in Albany NY (WQBK 103.5 & 103.9 FM)
  • 12th Microwave Observing Project begins (seeking alien life)
  • 12th Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception
  • 14th Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant
  • 14th MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
  • 14th MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 2
  • 15th Charles Taylor launches an offensive against Monrovia Liberia
  • 15th Howard Stern radio show begins broadcasting on WLUP-AM, Chicago
  • 15th NYC Subway motorman Robert Ray convicted of manslaughter in death of 5 riders, when he fell asleep drunk while in control of train

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16th 1,700th David Letterman Show

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 16th 1964 "Gilligan's Island" TV pilot 1st shown on TV (TBS)
  • 17th 1st World Series with non-US team, Toronto loses 3-1 to Braves
  • 18th "Oba Oba '93" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 22 performances
  • 18th 1st non-US team to win a World Series Game; Toronto 5, Atlanta 4
  • 18th 6.6 earthquake hits Colombia with no fatalities
  • 18th Philadelphia Eagle Randall Cunningham sets NFL QB scramble record of 3,683
  • 18th Start of Zimbabwe's 1st Test match, v India at Harare
  • 20th 1st World Series game outside of US - Toronto beats Atlanta
  • 20th David Houghton scores Zimbabwe's 1st Test hundred (121 v India, debut)
  • 20th Mr Johnson surrenders Monrovia, Liberia & is exiled to Nigeria
  • 21st Madonna's book "Sex" goes on sale
  • 22nd Atlanta, becomes 1st US team to win a World Series game out of US
  • 22nd Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) launches into space
  • 22nd Wendy Wasserstein's "Sisters Rosensweig" premieres in NYC
  • 23rd Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil.
  • 24th Toronto Blue Jays beat Atl Braves, 4 games to 2, in 88th World Series
  • 24th 10th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 10-6
  • 25th "Dancing at Lughnasa" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 421 performances

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25th "Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 245 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 25th Rene Lachemann hired as Fla Marlins 1st manager
  • 25th Lithuania holds a referendum on its first post-Soviet constitution.
  • 26th The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
  • 26th London Ambulance Service thrown into chaos after implementation of new CAD (Computer Aided Despatch system) which failed.
  • 27th Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies
  • 27th Fox is to launch Tuesday night network TV, rescheduled to Decemeber
  • 27th Great Britain issues postage stamp on 100th anniversary of JRR Tolkien
  • 27th Tipper Gore (wife of future VP) admits to covering clock on her VCR with black tape so she wouldn't have to watch it blink
  • 28th Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!
  • 30th MTA begins installing automated fare collection turnstiles
  • 31st Don Keller makes his 18,000th sky diver

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31st Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • 31st Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: A P Indy, Fraise, Gilded Time, Liza, Lure, Paseana, Thirty Slews at Gulfstream Park

Famous Birthdays

  • 6th Rhyon Nicole Brown, American actress
  • 9th Tyler James Williams, American actor
  • 11th Sarah Cannon, daughter of singer Amy Grant
  • 12th Taylor Horn, American singer and actress
  • 12th Josh Hutcherson, American actor (Hunger Games films), born in Union, Kentucky
  • 14th Savannah Outen, American singer/songwriter
  • 15th Vincent Martella, American actor
  • 17th Sam Concepcion, Filipino performer and actor
  • 22nd Sofia Vassilieva, American actress

Famous Weddings

  • 3rd LeVar Burton weds Stephanie Cozart

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3rd Future US President Barack Obama (31) weds fellow lawyer Michelle Robinson (28) in Chicago, Illinois

US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 10th Actress Ally Sheedy weds actor David Lansbury
  • 10th Actress Heather Thomas weds entertainment lawyer Skip Brittenham

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16th Author J. K. Rowling (27) weds Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Bruce Vorhauer, inventor (Today contraceptive sponge), suicide at 50
  • 1st Harry Milton Ray, singer/actor (Avanti!), dies of stroke at 45
  • 4th Itzhak Fuks, El Al captain, crashes in Bijlmer Netherlands
  • 4th Laurie Anders, singer, dies of cancer
  • 4th Ohad Arnon, El Al captain, crashes in Bijlmer Netherlands
  • 5th Cornelis Berkhouwer, Dutch MP (VVD), dies
  • 5th Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • 5th Paul Acket, organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz Festival), dies
  • 6th Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (great leggie, 774 wickets at 16 60), dies
  • 6th Denholm Elliott, English actor (Raiders of Lost Ark), dies at 70
  • 7th Allan Bloom, author (Closing of the American Mind), dies at 62
  • 7th Ed Blackwell, US jazz drummer (Quartet), dies
  • 7th Tevfik Esenç, last known speaker of Ubykh (b. 1904)
  • 8th Willy Brandt, chancellor of West Germany (1969-74), dies of cancer at 78
  • 10th James Seay, actor (Amazing Colossal Man), dies at 78
  • 11th Theo Wolvencamp, painter (Cobra), dies
  • 11th Willem RJ Wittkampf, journalist/writer (Liner, Cannon), dies
  • 12th Alexander Pola, [Abraham Polak], actor/writer (Farce Major), dies
  • 12th John Hancock, actor (LA Law, Love & War), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • 12th Ulysses Guimaraes, Brazilian MP (chairman), dies in accident
  • 13th Hughes Rudd, news anchor (CBS Morning News), dies of aneurysm at 71
  • 13th James Marshall, illustrator/author (The Stupids), dies at 50
  • 15th Dorothy Helen Baker, mother of Diane Baker, dies at 78
  • 16th Shirley Booth, actress (Hazel), dies of natural causes at 94
  • 17th Ton Hasebos, cameraman/TV director (Gnome Hasebos), dies
  • 17th Herman Johannes, Indonesian professor, scientist and politician (b. 1912)
  • 19th Gert Nastian, general & companion of Petra Kelly, found dead at 69
  • 19th Maurice le Roux, French conductor/composer (Contes immoraux), dies
  • 19th Petra Kelly, founder (German Green Party), found dead at 44
  • 20th Orton Chirwa, Malawi's lawyer/Justice minister, dies in captivity
  • 21st Jackson Weaver, voice of Smokey the Bear, dies of diabetes
  • 21st Jim Garrison, Louisiana DA (investigate JFK assassination), dies at 70
  • 21st Jim Garrison, American attorney (b. 1921)
  • 22nd Cleavon Little, American actor (Blazing Saddles), dies of colon cancer at 53
  • 22nd Red Barber, sportscaster (Dodgers, Yankees), dies at 84
  • 23rd Kees Spermon, Dutch painter/graphic artist, dies
  • 24th Alexander V Van de Wall Bake, staff leader/gov KMA Breda, dies
  • 24th Laurie Colwin, novelist (Happy All the Time), dies at 48
  • 25th Adelino Da Palma Carlos, PM of Portugal (1974), dies

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25th Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road), dies at 56

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • 26th Dottie Green, female baseball player (Peaches), dies of cancer at 71
  • 26th Jerome Andrews, US/French dancer/choreographer, dies
  • 26th Laurel Cronin, actor (Beethoven, Housesitter), dies of cancer at 53
  • 27th Roy Marshall, cricketer (143 runs for WI, 35725 runs overall), dies
  • 27th David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)
  • 28th Joan Maloney Rio, dancer, dies of cancer at 57
  • 29th Adrienne Canivez, wife of Victor of Vriesland, dies
  • 29th Kenneth MacMillan, British choreographer (Manon, Judas Tree), dies
  • 30th Joan Mitchell, American painter and printmaker dies of cancer aged 67