What Happened in April 1992

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 131

  • Apr 1 5th Largest wrestling crowd (64,287-Toronto SkyDome)
  • Apr 1 Battleship USS Missouri, on which the Japanese surrender took place, decommissioned
  • Apr 1 Last defendant in St John sex assault case sentenced to 3 yrs probation
  • Apr 1 NFL decides to stay with 17 week schedule instead of expanded 18 games
  • Apr 1 NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history
  • Apr 1 Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman
  • Apr 1 WA beat NSW by 44 runs to win the Sheffield Shield Final
  • Apr 1 World's 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24B aid for former USSR
  • Apr 2 "Hamlet" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Apr 2 Edith Cresson, France's 1st female premier, resigns

MurderMurder of Interest

Apr 2 John Gotti is found guilty of 5 murders (Paul Castellano, Thomas Bilotti, Robert DiBernardo, Liborio Milito and Louis Dibono), plus conspiracy to murder, loansharking, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, bribery and tax evasion

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • Apr 2 Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands
  • Apr 3 1st exhibition game at Camden Field - Orioles beat NY Mets
  • Apr 4 Game 1 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees beat NY Mets 6-4 at Yank Stad

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 4 Jury deliberations begin in Noriega case

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Apr 4 Sali Berisha becomes president/Alexander Meksi premier of Albania
  • Apr 4 146th Grand National: Carl Llewellyn aboard Party Politics wins
  • Apr 5 "Search & Destroy" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • Apr 5 11th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Western Ky 78-62
  • Apr 5 4th Seniors Golf Tradition: Lee Trevino
  • Apr 5 Dana Lofland wins Las Vegas LPGA Golf International
  • Apr 5 Game 2 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees sweep NY Mets 6-5 at Shea

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori suspends the constitution and dissolves Congress

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • Apr 5 Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon installed as president

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 Wrestlemania VIII, 62,167 at Hoosier Dome, Hulk Hogan DQs Sid Justice

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Apr 5 Several hundred-thousand abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 6 1st game at Camden Field, Balt-Orioles beat Indians 2-0
  • Apr 6 54th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Michigan 71-51
  • Apr 6 British Radio Authority licenses Virgin & TV-AM radio licenses
  • Apr 6 Microsoft announced Windows 3.1, upgrading Windows 3.0
  • Apr 6 Oriole Park at Camden Yards opens, beating Cleveland 2-0
  • Apr 6 Serbian troops begin siege of Sarajevo
  • Apr 6 US Supreme Court rules a Nebraska farmer was entrapped by postal agents into buying mail-order child pornography
  • Apr 6 Voting begins on choice of Elvis postage stamps
  • Apr 6 A general strike is declared by communist groups in Nepal.
  • Apr 7 Republika Srpska (aka the Bosnian Serb Republic) announces its independence.
  • Apr 8 "5 Guys Named Moe" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 445 performances
  • Apr 8 After 151 years Britain's "Punch Magazine" final issue
  • Apr 9 "Redwood Curtain" opens at Neiderlander theater on Broadway
  • Apr 9 Florida drops rape charges against NY Mets Gooden, Boston & Coleman

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 9 John Major elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after his Conservative Party wins the most votes in British electoral history

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major
  • Apr 9 Record 18 golfers shoot in 60s in Masters round 1 (old record 12)
  • Apr 9 US Fed court finds Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of 8 out of 10 drug and racketeering charges
  • Apr 9 William O Studeman, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Apr 10 25 die in a bus bombing in Sri Lanka
  • Apr 10 Floriade (Flower Show) opens at Hague Neth
  • Apr 10 NHL strike ends after 10 days
  • Apr 11 BPAA US Open by Robert Lawrence
  • Apr 11 Indians set team record for long game loss to Red Sox (19 inn - 6½ hr)
  • Apr 11 Irish Republican Army bombs London financial district, killing 3
  • Apr 12 "Streetcar Named Desire" opens at Ethel Barrymore NYC for 137 performances
  • Apr 12 2nd lowest NBA scoring game - Detroit Piston 72, NY Knicks 61
  • Apr 12 53rd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Lee Trevino

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 12 56th Masters Golf Tournament: Fred Couples wins, shooting a 275

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • Apr 12 Earthquake rocks Germany
  • Apr 12 Euro Disney (Disneyland Paris) opens in Marne-la-Vallee, France
  • Apr 12 Lynn Gunther of California threatens to blow herself up in front of UN
  • Apr 12 Matt Young no-hits Cleveland, but loses 2-1
  • Apr 12 NY Mets lose 1st 3 home games for 1st time since 1962
  • Apr 12 Trump Shuttle becomes US Air Shuttle
  • Apr 13 "2 Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 160 performances
  • Apr 13 Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits Netherlands
  • Apr 13 American Airlines reduce its 1st-class fares 20%-50%
  • Apr 13 Crystal Pepsi begins test marketing in Providence, Denver & Dallas
  • Apr 13 Great Chicago Flood - Chicago's underground tunnels flood
  • Apr 13 Lou Carnesecca retires as coach of St John's basketball team
  • Apr 13 Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (NY Yanks 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yanks score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2
  • Apr 14 "Guys & Dolls" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1143 performances
  • Apr 14 "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, Manchester
  • Apr 14 Court throws out Apple's lawsuit against Microsoft
  • Apr 14 UAW ends 5 month strike against Caterpillar Inc
  • Apr 14 UN imposes embargo against Libya takes effect
  • Apr 15 Billionaire Leona Helmsly is sent to jail for tax evasion
  • Apr 15 Jay Leno's final appearance as permanent guest host of Tonight
  • Apr 15 Lincoln Hospital in Bronx loses its accreditation
  • Apr 15 NY Islander, Al Arbour, coaches most NHL games (1,438)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

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

  • Apr 15 The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • Apr 16 "Metro" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Apr 16 1st concrete is poured at new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field)
  • Apr 16 Afghan president Najibullah resigns
  • Apr 16 NY Rangers win team record 50th game
  • Apr 16 The Katina P runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique. 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
  • Apr 18 Start of South Africa's 1st Test Cricket since 1970 (v WI Bridgetown)
  • Apr 19 "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" closes at Beaumont NYC after 38 perf
  • Apr 19 Balki & Mary Ann wed on "Perfect Strangers"
  • Apr 19 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Sega Women's Golf Championship
  • Apr 20 100th episode of "Murphy Brown" airs
  • Apr 20 96th Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 1st man in 2:08:14 and Olga Markova of Russia 1st woman in 2:23:43
  • Apr 20 All star concert in memory of Freddie Mercury held at Wembley Stadium, London
  • Apr 20 Expo '92 opens in Seville Spain
  • Apr 20 Joan Lunden, breaks her left shoulder after being thrown from a horse

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 20 Madonna signs $60-million deal with Time Warner

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Apr 21 "High Rollers" opens at Helen Hayes theater on Broadway
  • Apr 21 Mobil Oil tug with 12,000 gallons of oil run aground in Arthur Kill (a tidal strait separating Staten Island, New York City from mainland New Jersey, USA)
  • Apr 21 Robert Alton Harris is put to death in the California Gas Chamber for 3 murders.
  • Apr 22 "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" closes at H Hayes NYC 14 performances
  • Apr 22 6.0 earthquake in California
  • Apr 22 Gas explodes in sewer, kills 200 in Guadalajara Mexico
  • Apr 22 Plane crash at Perris Valley Airport California, kills 16 parachutists

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 Alexa Nikolas, American actress
  • Apr 8 Shelby Young, American actress
  • Apr 10 Daisy Ridley, English actress (Star Wars: the Force Awakens), born in London
  • Apr 13 Jet Travolta, daughter of John Travolta & Kelly Preston
  • Apr 13 Emma Degerstedt, American actress
  • Apr 15 Amy Diamond, Swedish singer
  • Apr 16 Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, Prince of Luxembourg
  • Apr 24 Sean Rademaker, actor (Kirkland Harrison-Another World)
  • Apr 27 James Duke Mason, son of singer Belinda Carlisle & Morgan Mason

Famous Weddings

  • Apr 4 John Tesh (Entertainment Tonight) marries actress Connie Selleca

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 4 Comedian Sam Kinison (38) weds Malika Souiri at the Candlelight Chapel in Las Vegas

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • Apr 5 Comedian Sam Kenison marries live-in girlfriend Maleeka
  • Apr 11 Country singer Lee Greenwood weds Miss Tennessee 1989 (Kimberly Payne)
  • Apr 18 Tennis ace Stefan Edberg marries Annette Olsen in Sweden

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 24 Rock star David Bowie (45) weds supermodel Iman (37) in Switzerland

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 26 Rapper and record producer Ice Cube (22) weds Kimberly Woodruff

Rapper Ice Cube
Rapper
Ice Cube

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 12 Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from singer Lenny Kravitz

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Musician
Lenny Kravitz

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 13 Nelson Mandela announces he will seek divorce from Winnie

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Apr 23 British Princess Anne (the Princess Royal) and her 1st husband Captain Mark Phillips divorce after 19 years

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Juanito, soccer star (Madrid Real 1977-87), dies at 37 in car crash
  • Apr 1 Nigel Preston, British drummer (The Cult), dies of a drug overdose at 28
  • Apr 2 Paula Kelly, American big band singer, dies at 72
  • Apr 2 Tomisaburo Wakayama, Japanese actor (b. 1929)
  • Apr 3 Lloyd "Slim" Andrews, actor (Buf Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies
  • Apr 3 Margaret Barker, actress (Fathers & Son), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Apr 4 Karl Tunberg, US scriptwriter (Ben Hur), dies
  • Apr 4 Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-born American chess grandmaster, dies at 80
  • Apr 4 Sy Kramer, singer/comedy writer dies of cancer at 59
  • Apr 4 Arthur Russell, American cellist (b. 1951)
  • Apr 5 Anthony "Tony" Papa, big band leader, dies at 65

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 5 Sam Walton, Billionaire CEO (Wal-Mart), dies of multiple myeloma at 74

Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Founder of Walmart
Sam Walton

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 6 Isaac Asimov, Sci-Fi author (I Robot), dies from kidney failure at 72

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • Apr 6 Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), dies of Alzheimers at 94
  • Apr 7 Alix Talton, former Miss Georgia, dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Apr 7 Clovis Ruffin, fashion designer (T shirt dress), dies of AIDS at 46
  • Apr 8 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More) dies at 78
  • Apr 8 Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907)
  • Apr 9 Gale McGee, senator (Wyoming, 1959-77), dies at 77
  • Apr 9 Ruth Hammond, American Broadway actress, dies in her sleep at 96
  • Apr 10 Ken Ward, dies at 37

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 10 Sam Kinison, loud mouth comedian, dies in a car crash at 38

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • Apr 11 Adele Dixon, singer/actress (Uneasy Virtue), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Apr 11 Eve Merriam, poet (Inner City Mother Goose), dies of cancer at 75
  • Apr 11 James Brown, actor (Rip-Adv of Rin Tin Tin), dies at 72
  • Apr 11 Alejandro Obregón, Colombian painter (b. 1920)
  • Apr 12 Joe Medwick, vocalist, dies at 61
  • Apr 13 Brian Oulton, dies at 84
  • Apr 13 Wallace Stegner, novelist (Pulitzer 1972), dies at 84
  • Apr 13 Walter Stuart Surridge, cricketeer (Capt of Surrey), dies at 74
  • Apr 14 David Miller, dies of cancer at 82
  • Apr 14 Sammy Price, US boogie-woogie pianist, dies
  • Apr 16 Andy Russell, drummer/vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72
  • Apr 16 Frank Killmond, dies at 58
  • Apr 16 Neville Brand, American actor (Stalag 17), dies of emphysema at 71
  • Apr 17 Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure
  • Apr 18 Florence Randall, model and designer (Bill Blass), dies at 54 of cancer
  • Apr 19 Alice Mary Riley, entertainer, dies of cancer at 51
  • Apr 19 Frankie Howerd, actor (Carry on Doctor, Up the Front), dies at 70
  • Apr 19 Pat Thompson, actress (Strictly Ballroom), dies at 51
  • Apr 19 Robert F Clayton, drummer (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Apr 19 Robert Paul Haynes, bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Apr 20 Benny Hill, comedian (Benny Hill Show), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Apr 20 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, dies at 76
  • Apr 21 Robert Harris, murderer, executed in Calif's gas chamber at 39
  • Apr 21 Vladimir K Romanov, Grand Duke/Rus pretender to the throne, dies at 74
  • Apr 22 Billy Wayne White, murderer, executed in Texas at 34
  • Apr 22 Joop [Joseph] van Santen, Dutch 1st Chamber member (CPN), dies
  • Apr 22 Youcca Troubatzkoy, actress (Flower of the Night), dies
  • Apr 23 Deron Johnson, 1965 NL run leader, dies of cancer at 53
  • Apr 23 Satyajit Ray, Indian director (Distant Thunder/Agantuk), dies at 70
  • Apr 23 Victoria Kellem Lederman, model, dies of amyloidosis at 52
  • Apr 25 Brian Macleod, Canadian musician, dies of cancer at 39
  • Apr 25 Dany [Daniel S] Tuijnman, Dutch min of traffic & water, dies at 77
  • Apr 25 Panos Christi, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 54
  • Apr 25 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese rock artist, dies at 26 of pulmonary edema
  • Apr 26 Alberta Vaughn, actress (Wild Horse, Silver Devil), dies at 87
  • Apr 26 Clyde Hartley, entertainer, dies at 68
  • Apr 27 Olivier Messiaen, French composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 28 Francis Bacon, Irish/British abstract painter, dies at 82
  • Apr 28 Olivier Messiaen, French composer (St Francois d'Assise), dies at 83
  • Apr 28 Iceberg Slim, American writer (b. 1918)
  • Apr 29 Mae Clarke, actress (Public Enemy, Frankenstein), dies at 84
  • Apr 30 Daan van Driel, Dutch cartoonist/WWII resist fighter (Trouw), dies