Historical Events in October 1992

  • 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 pres 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
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Madonna

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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
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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 Bush veto (cable bill)

US President George H. W. Bush
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 the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 10th Floriade (Flower Show) closes at Hague, Netherlands
  • 11th 1First 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
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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
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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 Phila 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 10th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 10-6
  • 24th Toronto Blue Jays beat Atl Braves, 4 games to 2, in 88th World Series
  • 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
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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