Events in Film & Television in 1992

  • Jan 4 8th= largest wrestling crowd NJPW Starcade (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
  • Jan 10 8th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Jan 12 13th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the Persian Gulf War
  • Jan 16 "Two Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 18 49th Golden Globes: Bugsy, Nick Nolte and Jodie Foster win

Actress Jodie Foster
Actress
Jodie Foster
  • Jan 18 Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident
  • Jan 19 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
  • Jan 19 Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
  • Jan 26 8th Sundance Film Festival: "In the Soup" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

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Jan 27 Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
  • Feb 6 "Late Night's 10th Anniversary Show At Radio City Music Hall" on NBC
  • Feb 7 Shannon LA Rhea Marketic, 22, (California), crowned 41st Miss USA
  • Feb 9 "2 Shakespearean Actors" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 29 performances

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 17 18th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Candice Bergen win (TV)

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
Actor Kevin Costner
Actor
Kevin Costner

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Mar 18 Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • Mar 28 6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal
  • Mar 29 12th Golden Raspberry Awards: Hudson Hawk wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 30 64th Academy Awards: "The Silence of the Lambs", Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster win

  • Mar 30 CBS TV premieres overnight news program "Up To The Minute"
  • Apr 1 5th Largest wrestling crowd (64,287-Toronto SkyDome)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Apr 15 William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame

  • Apr 20 100th episode of "Murphy Brown" airs
  • Apr 26 "Growing Pains" final episode on ABC TV
  • Apr 26 "Who's The Boss" final episode after 8 years on ABC TV
  • Apr 30 208th & final episode of Cosby Show on NBC-TV
  • May 9 Final episode of "Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV
  • May 9 Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe
  • May 13 Final episode of "Night Court" airs on NBC-TV

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May 16 "Smells Like Nirvana" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #35

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • May 18 45th Cannes Film Festival: "Den goda viljan" directed by Bille August wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 19 US VP Dan Quayle attacks Murphy Brown for being a single mother and as a poor example of family values
  • Jun 19 "Batman Returns" is released in USA movie theatres

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Jun 19 "Batman Returns", starring Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny Devito as the Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, is released

  • Jul 1 Fox broadcasting adds Wednesday night TV programming
  • Jul 9 Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Jul 14 Actress Nell Carter undergoes brain surgery
  • Jul 18 Sharon Belden, of Florida, 25, crowned Miss World USA
  • Jul 29 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguys), arrested for narcotic possession
  • Aug 1 NBC's "Saturday Today" premieres
  • Aug 3 Paramount inaugurates New York Street on TV/movie lot

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 3 "Unforgiven" directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman premieres in Los Angelese (Best Picture 1993)

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
Actor Morgan Freeman
Actor
Morgan Freeman
Actor Gene Hackman
Actor
Gene Hackman
  • Aug 13 25th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Double Tree Hotel
  • Aug 25 Jamie Solinger, of Iowa, crowned 10th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 29 Largest wrestling crowd outside US (75,000) at Wembley Stadium, London
  • Aug 31 44th Emmy Awards: Northern Exposure, Christopher Lloyd & Dana Delane win
  • Sep 1 49th Venice Film Festival: "The Story of Qiu Ju" directed by Yimou Zhang wins Golden Lion

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Sep 3 Jerry Lewis' 27th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,759,368

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 4 "Scared Silent" is 1st non news program to be seen on 3 networks simultaneously. (CBS, NBC & PBS), about child abuse hosted by Oprah
  • Sep 20 Leanza Cornett (Florida), 21, crowned 66th Miss America 1993

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Sep 26 Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • Sep 28 "Dog City" cartoon debuts on Fox-TV
  • Sep 30 Mariel Hemmingway appears nude on TV show Civil Wars
  • Oct 1 Cartoon Cable Network premieres

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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 12 Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF heavyweight title

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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 "Gilligan's Island" TV pilot filmed in 1964 is 1st shown on TV (TBS)
  • Nov 4 NY Jets announce they are moving from WABC to WFAN radio
  • Nov 14 Actress Peg Phillips (Northern Exposure), falls & breaks 3 fingers
  • Nov 17 Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test

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Nov 18 "Malcolm X" with Denzel Washington premieres in US

  • Dec 8 NBC announces that "Cheers" will go off the air in May 1993
  • Dec 12 Julia Kurotchkina, 18, of Russia, crowned 42nd Miss World