On This Day

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

Music History

Jan 16 Eric Clapton performs for an episode of MTV "Unplugged" at Bray Film Studios in Windsor, England. Recording won six Grammy Awards, and became Clapton's bestselling album, and the bestselling live album of all time

Golden Globes

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

  • Jan 18 Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident

Pro Wrestling

Jan 19 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble

  • Jan 19 Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
  • Jan 26 8th Sundance Film Festival: "In the Soup" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Film & TV History

Jan 27 Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee

  • 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
  • Feb 13 42nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Grand Canyon" wins the Golden Bear

Film Premiere

Feb 14 Comedy film "Wayne's World" starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, based on their Saturday Night Live sketch premieres

Music History

Feb 20 Revival of Noël Coward's stage comedy "Private Lives" opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 37 performances

Music History

Feb 22 Barbra Streisand surprises cast members in a cameo appearance at the end of a "Coffee Talk" sketch on "Saturday Night Live"

Music Concert

Mar 12 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Natalie Cole, and Don Henley

Film 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)

Music History

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

  • Mar 22 Herb Gardner's play "Conversations with My Father", starring Judd Hirsch and Tony Shalhoub, opens at Royale NYC for 462 performances
  • Mar 28 6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal
  • Mar 29 12th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Hudson Hawk" wins

Academy 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"

WrestleMania

Apr 5 WrestleMania VIII, Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, IN (62,167): Hulk Hogan defeats Sid Justice by DQ; Randy Savage beats Ric Flair for WWF Heavyweight title

Theater Premiere

Apr 12 Revival of Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire", starring Alec Baldwin & Jessica Lange, opens at Ethel Barrymore NYC for 137 performances

  • Apr 12 Euro Disney (Disneyland Paris) opens in Marne-la-Vallee, France
  • Apr 14 Revival of Frank Loesser's musical "Guys & Dolls" starring Nathan Lane, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 1143 performances, wins 4 Tony Awards

TV Show Appearance

Apr 15 Jay Leno's final appearance as permanent guest host of The Tonight Show

Hall of Fame

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

  • Apr 20 100th episode of American sitcom "Murphy Brown" airs

Music Concert

Apr 20 All-star benefit concert in memory of Freddie Mercury held at Wembley Stadium, London; performers include: Queen, Roger Daltry, Robert Plant, Zucchero, Paul Young, Seal, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Mick Ronson, George Michael, Elton John, Axl Rose, and Liza Minnelli

  • 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 "The 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

Film & TV History

May 13 Frank Stallone beats Geraldo Rivera in boxing on Howard Stern Show

  • 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

TV Show Appearance

May 22 Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of "The Tonight Show"

  • May 25 Jay Leno becomes permanent host of US talk show "The Tonight Show"
  • May 31 "The 1992 Boat Show" - the 193rd and final episode of US comedy series "Night Court" - airs on NBC-TV, completing a 9 season run

Music Concert

Jun 2 Ringo Starr's second All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include Joe Walsh, Dave Edmunds, Todd Rundgren, Burton Cummings, Timothy B. Schmit, Zak Starkey, and Timmy Capello

Film Release

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

Daytime Emmy Awards

Jun 23 Emmy 19th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 13th time

Theater Premiere

Jun 28 Ra Lewis' dramatic play "Chinese Coffee", starring Al Pacino, opens at the Circle in Square Theater, NYC; runs for 18 performances

  • 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 Ira Lewis's one-act drama"Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC, after 18 performances
  • 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 Premiere

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

  • Aug 13 25th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at DoubleTree 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 (best drama & drama writing),Christopher Lloyd (Road To Avalonlea) & Dana Delany (China Beach) win
  • Sep 1 49th Venice Film Festival: "The Story of Qiu Ju" directed by Yimou Zhang wins Golden Lion

Telethon

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

  • 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

Video Music Awards

Sep 9 9th MTV Video Music Awards: Howard Stern appears as 'Fartman'

  • Sep 17 House votes 280 to 128 to give FCC control of cable TV rates
  • Sep 19 17th Toronto International Film Festival: "Strictly Ballroom" directed by Baz Luhrmann wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 20 Leanza Cornett (Florida), 21, crowned 66th Miss America 1993

Film & TV History

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

  • Sep 28 "Dog City" cartoon debuts on Fox-TV

Television Premiere

Sep 28 UK morning TV show "The Big Breakfast" presented by Chris Evans, Gaby Roslin and Paula Yates, produced by Bob Geldof premieres

  • Sep 30 Mariel Hemmingway appears nude on TV show Civil Wars
  • Oct 1 Cartoon Cable Network premieres

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"

Film Release

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

Film & TV History

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 5 Revival of George Kelly's 1924 play "The Show Off", starring Boyd Gaines and Pat Carroll, opens at Criterion Center Stage Right, NYC; runs for 45 performances
  • Nov 12 British TV comedy "Absolutely Fabulous" written by Jennifer Saunders, starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley first appears on the BBC
  • Nov 17 Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test
  • Dec 8 NBC announces that "Cheers" will go off the air in May 1993

Film & TV History

Dec 11 US President George H.W. Bush awards actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn the Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • Dec 12 Julia Kurotchkina, 18, of Russia, crowned 42nd Miss World
  • Dec 13 Revival of George Kelly's comedy "The Show Off", starring Boyd Gaines and Pat Carroll, closes at Criterion Theater, NYC, after 45 performances

Music History

Dec 27 American jazz singer and piano player Harry Connick Jr is caught with 9mm gun in NY's JFK airport