What Happened in April 1992

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 131

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

MurderMurder of Interest

2nd John Gotti found guilty of five murders (Paul Castellano, Thomas Bilotti, Robert DiBernardo, Liborio Milito and Louis Dibono), conspiracy to murder Gaetano "Corky" Vastola, loansharking, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, bribery and tax evasion.

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

4th Jury deliberations begin in Noriega case

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

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

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 5th Several hundred-thousand abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.
  • 6th 1st game at Camden Field, Balt-Orioles beat Indians 2-0
  • 6th 54th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Michigan 71-51
  • 6th British Radio Authority licenses Virgin & TV-AM radio licenses
  • 6th Microsoft announced Windows 3.1, upgrading Windows 3.0
  • 6th Oriole Park at Camden Yards opens, beating Cleveland 2-0
  • 6th Serbian troops begin siege of Sarajevo
  • 6th US Supreme Court rules a Nebraska farmer was entrapped by postal agents into buying mail-order child pornography
  • 6th Voting begins on choice of Elvis postage stamps
  • 6th A general strike is declared by communist groups in Nepal.
  • 7th Republika Srpska (aka the Bosnian Serb Republic) announces its independence.
  • 8th "5 Guys Named Moe" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 445 performances
  • 8th After 151 years Britain's "Punch Magazine" final issue
  • 9th "Redwood Curtain" opens at Neiderlander theater on Broadway
  • 9th Florida drops rape charges against NY Mets Gooden, Boston & Coleman
  • 9th John Majors, (C) elected PM of England
  • 9th Record 18 golfers shoot in 60s in Masters round 1 (old record 12)
  • 9th US Fed court finds Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of 8 out of 10 drug and racketeering charges
  • 9th William O Studeman, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • 10th 25 die in a bus bombing in Sri Lanka
  • 10th Floriade (Flower Show) opens at Hague Neth
  • 10th NHL strike ends after 10 days
  • 11th BPAA US Open by Robert Lawrence
  • 11th Indians set team record for long game loss to Red Sox (19 inn - 6½ hr)
  • 11th Irish Republican Army bombs London financial district, killing 3
  • 12th "Streetcar Named Desire" opens at Ethel Barrymore NYC for 137 performances
  • 12th 2nd lowest NBA scoring game - Detroit Piston 72, NY Knicks 61
  • 12th 53rd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Lee Trevino

Sport awardGolf Major

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

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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • 21st "High Rollers" opens at Helen Hayes theater on Broadway
  • 21st 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)
  • 21st Robert Alton Harris is put to death in the California Gas Chamber for 3 murders.
  • 22nd "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" closes at H Hayes NYC 14 performances
  • 22nd 6.0 earthquake in California
  • 22nd Gas explodes in sewer, kills 200 in Guadalajara Mexico
  • 22nd Plane crash at Perris Valley Airport California, kills 16 parachutists

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Rapper Ice Cube
Ice Cube

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

13th 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
  • 23rd British Princess Anne (the Princess Royal) and her 1st husband Captain Mark Phillips divorce after 19 years

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Founder of Walmart
Sam Walton
  • 5th Samuel H Reshevsky, Polish/US chess grandmaster, dies at 80

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • 6th Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), dies of Alzheimers at 94
  • 7th Alix Talton, former Miss Georgia, dies of lung cancer at 72
  • 7th Clovis Ruffin, fashion designer (T shirt dress), dies of AIDS at 46
  • 7th Rick Emery, dies after long illness at 39
  • 8th Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More) dies at 78
  • 8th Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907)
  • 9th Gale McGee, senator (Wyoming, 1959-77), dies at 77
  • 9th Ruth Hammond, American Broadway actress, dies in her sleep at 96
  • 10th Ken Ward, dies at 37

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

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