A DOZEN FACTS ABOUT THE 1992 DNC

Tune in to MSG Friday, Jan. 8 at midnight for an in-depth look at the 1992 Democratic National Convention where Bill Clinton was officially nominated for his presidential bid.

Check out these dozen cool facts about the convention and President Clinton:

1. The convention was held from July 13-16 at Madison Square Garden and was the 4th Democratic National Convention to be held at The Garden (1924, 1976 & 1980)msg_defining-moments_dnc_clinton_list_1

2. New York City had to budget for approximately $20 million for operations

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3. 15,000 media members were credentialed for the event

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4. Jerry Brown, Clinton’s rival, was denied an opportunity to speak but eventually was permitted to second his nomination

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5. For the ’92 convention, there were three keynote speakers including former Knick great, Senator Bill Bradley

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6. Mario Cuomo introduced Clinton by calling him by his nickname: “The Comeback Kid”

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7. Clinton received 3,372 (78.64%) of the 4,288 total votes

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8.  Clinton delivered his presidential nomination acceptance speech at the 1992 Democratic Convention on July 16

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9. Clinton met and shook hands with his idol President Kennedy at age 17 when he was in D.C. as part of a mock political convention

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10. Clinton’s campaign song was “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac

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11. He is an accomplished saxophone player and appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show on June 3, 1992, the day after he secured the Democratic party nomination, and played “Heartbreak Hotel” on his sax

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12. The Clinton-Gore ticket was the youngest in the 20th century (Clinton was 45 at the time and Gore was 44)

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