What Happened in October 1992

Historical Events

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

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Oct 3 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star

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

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

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

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

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • Oct 11 Toronto down 6-1 in 7th beats A's 7-6 in 11th in AL playoff
  • Oct 12 5.8 earthquake at Cairo (at least 510 die)
  • Oct 12 Arecibo radio telescope begins Microwave search for occupied planets
  • Oct 12 Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF heavyweight title
  • Oct 12 Expo '92 closes in Seville Spain
  • Oct 12 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Albany NY (WQBK 103.5 & 103.9 FM)
  • Oct 12 Microwave Observing Project begins (seeking alien life)
  • Oct 12 Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception
  • Oct 14 Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 14 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 15 Charles Taylor launches an offensive against Monrovia Liberia
  • Oct 15 Howard Stern radio show begins broadcasting on WLUP-AM, Chicago
  • Oct 15 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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Oct 16 1,700th David Letterman Show

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

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

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Oct 25 Rene Lachemann hired as Fla Marlins 1st manager
  • Oct 25 Lithuania holds a referendum on its first post-Soviet constitution.
  • Oct 26 The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
  • Oct 26 London Ambulance Service thrown into chaos after implementation of new CAD (Computer Aided Despatch system) which failed.
  • Oct 27 Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies
  • Oct 27 Fox is to launch Tuesday night network TV, rescheduled to Decemeber
  • Oct 27 Great Britain issues postage stamp on 100th anniversary of JRR Tolkien
  • Oct 27 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
  • Oct 28 Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!
  • Oct 30 MTA begins installing automated fare collection turnstiles
  • Oct 31 Don Keller makes his 18,000th sky diver

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Oct 31 Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 3 LeVar Burton weds Stephanie Cozart

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 3 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
  • Oct 10 Actress Ally Sheedy weds actor David Lansbury
  • Oct 10 Actress Heather Thomas weds entertainment lawyer Skip Brittenham

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling

Famous Deaths

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

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

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