Historical Events in October 1992

  • 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
Madonna

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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
Singer-Songwriter
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

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Oct 11 1st three-way US presidential debate (George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot)

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

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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 problems with a new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system
  • 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