What Happened in October 1992

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 "Oba Oba '93" opens at Marquis Theater, NYC; runs for 22 performances
  • Oct 1 Cartoon Cable Network premieres
  • Oct 1 Gil Stein officially becomes only the 5th president in the NHL's 75 year history; serves for just one year before the title changed to “commissioner”
  • Oct 1 Greater Pittsburgh International Airport opens

Historic Event

Oct 1 Ross Perot re-enters US presidential race

  • Oct 2 The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Oct 2 VP Itamar Franco becomes President of Brazil
  • Oct 3 Atlanta Braves end season with 1-0 victory v San Diego Padres at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium for franchise record 98th MLB win (old record 95 in 1957)

Television Premiere

Oct 3 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

Music History

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

  • 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 El Al cargo plane crashes at Amsterdam Bijlmer, 43 die
  • Oct 4 Miami Dolphin Louis Oliver returns record tying interception 103 yards

Solheim Cup

Oct 4 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Dalmahoy CC: Europe beats US, 11½-6½; Laura Davies of England wins all her 3 matches

  • Oct 4 The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.

Historic Event

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

  • Oct 5 NY senator Alphonse D'Amato 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 8 Video game Mortal Kombat first released as a 2D fighting game by Midway Games
  • Oct 9 A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of Knapp residence, Peekskill, New York, destroying family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu

Film Release

Oct 9 Action thriller film "Under Siege" directed by Andrew Davis starring Steven Seagal in his most famous role is released

  • Oct 9 Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to New York
  • Oct 10 Floriade (Flower Show) closes at Hague, Netherlands

Sports History

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

  • 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 Observing Project search for occupied planets

Boxing Title Fight

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 Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception
  • Oct 14 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 14 Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant
  • 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

Film & TV History

Oct 16 "Gilligan's Island" TV pilot filmed in 1964 is 1st shown on TV (TBS)

  • Oct 17 1st Baseball World Series featuring non-American team; Game 1: Toronto Blue Jays lose 3-1 to Braves at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
  • Oct 18 "Oba Oba '93" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 22 performances
  • Oct 18 1st non-American team to win a Baseball World Series game; Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 5-4 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
  • Oct 18 6.6 earthquake hits Colombia with no fatalities
  • Oct 18 Philadelphia Eagle Randall Cunningham sets NFL quarterback scramble record of 3,683
  • Oct 18 Start of Zimbabwe's 1st Test match, v India at Harare
  • Oct 20 1st Baseball World Series game is played outside United States; Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 3-2 in Game 3 at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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 Braves become 1st American team to win a Baseball World Series game outside of United States; beat Toronto Blue Jays, 7-2 in Game 5 at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 22 Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) launches into space
  • Oct 22 Wendy Wasserstein's play "Sisters Rosensweig" premieres in NYC

Historic Event

Oct 23 Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil

  • Oct 24 10th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 10-6
  • Oct 24 Baseball World Series: Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 4-3 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their first-ever title; MVP: Toronto catcher Pat Borders
  • Oct 25 "Dancing at Lughnasa" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 421 performances
  • Oct 25 "Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • Oct 25 Lithuania holds a referendum on its first post-Soviet constitution.
  • Oct 25 Rene Lachemann hired as Fla Marlins 1st manager
  • Oct 26 London Ambulance Service thrown into chaos after implementation problems with a new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system
  • Oct 26 The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
  • 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 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Gulfstream Park; winners: A P Indy, Fraise, Gilded Time, Liza, Lure, Paseana, Thirty Slews
  • Oct 31 Don Keller makes his 18,000th sky dive

Historic Event

Oct 31 Roman Catholic church apologizes for its treatment of Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei after 359 years


Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 Billy Strings [William Apostol], American bluegrass guitarist (Home), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • Oct 6 Rhyon Nicole Brown, American actress
  • Oct 9 Tyler James Williams, American actor (Everybody Hates Chris), born in Westchester County, New York

Cardi B

Oct 11 Cardi B [Belcalis Almanzar], American rapper ("Bodak Yellow";"I Like It"; "WAP"), born in NYC, New York

  • Oct 12 Josh Hutcherson, American actor (Hunger Games films), born in Union, Kentucky
  • Oct 12 Taylor Horn, American singer and actress, born in Redlands, California
  • Oct 14 Savannah Outen, American pop singer- songwriter, born in Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Oct 15 Ncuti Gatwa, Rwandan-Scottish actor (Sex Education Doctor Who), born in Nyarugenge,, Rwanda
  • Oct 15 Vincent Martella, American actor (Everybody Hates Chris; Phineas and Ferb), born in Rochester, New York
  • Oct 16 Bryce Harper, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct 17 Sam Concepcion, Filipino performer and actor
  • Oct 18 Barry Keoghan, Irish actor (Calm with Horses, Eternals), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oct 20 Danielle Kang, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2017), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 21 21 Savage [Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph], rapper, born in London, England
  • Oct 22 Sofia Vassilieva, American actress (Medium), born in n Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Oct 23 Álvaro Morata, Spanish footballer (Juventus), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Oct 29 Evan Fournier, French NBA player (New York Knicks), born in Saint-Maurice, France

Famous Weddings

Wedding of Interest

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

  • Oct 3 LeVar Burton weds Stephanie Cozart

Slash

Oct 10 "Guns N' Roses" guiitarist Slash (27) weds first wife model-actress Renée Suran (27) in Marina del Rey, California; divorce in 1997

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

J. K. Rowling

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


Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Bruce Vorhauer, inventor (Today contraceptive sponge), suicide at 50
  • Oct 1 Harry Ray, American soul singer (Ray, Goodman, Brown), dies of a stroke at 45
  • Oct 4 Denny Hulme, New Zealand auto racer (F1 World Drivers' Champion 1967), dies of a heart attack driving in Bathurst 1,000 at 56
  • 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 "Cees" Berkhouwer, Dutch politician (VVD), dies
  • Oct 5 Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations, 1960-71 - "I Can't Get Next To You"; "Just My Imagination"), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • Oct 5 Paul Acket, Dutch music promoter and impresario (Music Express, North Sea Jazz Festival), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • 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, American philosopher and author (Closing of the American Mind), dies at 62
  • Oct 7 Ed Blackwell, American jazz drummer (Ornette Colman Quartet), dies at 62
  • Oct 7 Tevfik Esenç, last known speaker of Ubykh (b. 1904)

Willy Brandt

Oct 8 Willy Brandt [Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm], German statesman, leader of the SPD party (1964-1987) and Chancellor of West Germany (1969-74, Nobel 1971), dies of cancer at 78

  • Oct 9 Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician, dies at 70
  • 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], Dutch actor and writer (Farce Major), dies at 78
  • Oct 12 John Hancock, American 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, American news anchor (CBS Morning News), dies of aneurysm at 71
  • Oct 13 James Marshall, American illustrator and author (George and Martha, The Stupids), dies of a brain tumor at 50
  • Oct 15 Oliver Franks, British civil servant, ambassador to US (Report into Falklands War), and philosopher, dies at 87
  • Oct 17 Herman Johannes, Indonesian professor, scientist and politician (b. 1912)
  • Oct 17 Ton Hasebos, cameraman/TV director (Gnome Hasebos), dies
  • Oct 19 Gert Nastian, general & companion of Petra Kelly, found dead at 69
  • Oct 19 Maurice Le Roux, French conductor and film score composer (Kamouraska), dies at 69
  • Oct 19 Petra Kelly, founder (German Green Party), found dead at 44
  • Oct 20 Orton Chirwa, Malawi lawyer, Minister of Justice, dies in captivity at 73
  • Oct 20 Werner Torkanowsky, German conductor (New Orleans Symphony, 1963-77; Bangor Symphony, 1981-92), dies of cancer at 66
  • Oct 21 Jackson Weaver, voice of Smokey the Bear, dies of diabetes
  • Oct 21 Jim Garrison, Louisiana District Attorney who investigated JFK assassination, dies at 70
  • Oct 22 Cleavon Little, American actor (Blazing Saddles), dies of colon cancer at 53
  • Oct 22 Josef Veselka, Czech choral conductor (Prague Philharmonic Choir, 1959-81), and pedagogue, dies at 82
  • Oct 22 Red Barber, American baseball broadcaster (Cincinnati Reds 1934–38, Brooklyn Dodgers 1939–53, NY Yankees 1954–66), dies at 84
  • Oct 23 Kees Spermon, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies
  • Oct 24 Alexander V Van de Wall Bake, staff leader/gov KMA Breda, dies
  • Oct 24 Laurie Colwin, American author (Happy All the Time), dies at 48
  • Oct 25 Adelino Da Palma Carlos, Prime Minister of Portugal (1974), dies

Roger Miller

Oct 25 Roger Miller, American country singer ("King of the Road"; "Dang Me"), dies at 56

  • Oct 26 Dottie Green, female baseball player (Peaches), dies of cancer at 71
  • Oct 26 Jerome Andrews, American-French dancer and choreographer, dies at 84
  • Oct 26 Laurel Cronin, actor (Beethoven, Housesitter), dies of cancer at 53
  • Oct 27 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)
  • Oct 27 Roy Marshall, West Indian cricketer (143 runs for WI, 35725 runs overall), dies at 62
  • 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