Historical Events in October 1992

  • 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)

Music History

Oct 3 Irish pop singer Sinéad O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live" [1]

Television Premiere

Oct 3 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

  • 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