What Happened in December 1992

Historical Events

  • Dec 1 2 C-141B Starlifters collide in Montana & crash, 13 die
  • Dec 1 Amy Fisher sentenced 5-15 yrs for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco
  • Dec 2 WQEW-AM radio replaces WQXR on 1560 in NYC
  • Dec 3 UN Security Council votes unanimous for US led forces to enter Somalia
  • Dec 3 The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 4 Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa.

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Dec 5 1st SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #12 Florida, 28-21
  • Dec 6 300,000 hindus destroy mosque of Babri India, 4 die
  • Dec 6 81st Davis Cup: USA beats Switzerland in Fort Worth (3-1)
  • Dec 6 Dottie Mochrie/Dan Forsmann wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Dec 6 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 6 SF Giants renege on $43 million pact with Barry Bonds

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Dec 7 Galileo spacecraft passes North Pole of Moon (Peary Crater)
  • Dec 8 Galileo's nearest approach to Jupiter (303 km)
  • Dec 8 NBC announces that "Cheers" will go off the air in May 1993

Music awardsMusic Awards

Dec 9 3rd Billboard Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Ropin' The Wind win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Dec 9 Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks
  • Dec 9 Operation Restore Hope - US Marines land in Somalia
  • Dec 9 Sri Lanka's third-ever Test Cricket victory (v NZ by 9 wkts)
  • Dec 9 NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season
  • Dec 10 "My Favorite Year" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • Dec 10 NHL awards franchises to Miami & Anaheim for 1994-95
  • Dec 10 NY Yankees sign free agent pitcher Jimmy Key
  • Dec 10 Orlanda Magic scores 14 3-pointers (2 shy of record)
  • Dec 11 Nor'easter storm hits NY, doing $ Billion worth of damage
  • Dec 11 WNEW AM radio on 1130 in NYC ends transmitting after 58 years
  • Dec 12 58th Heisman Trophy Award: Gino Torretta, Miami-Fla (QB)
  • Dec 12 6.8-7.5 earthquake strikes Flores Island (tsunami kills 3,000)
  • Dec 12 Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada
  • Dec 12 Julia Kurotchkina, 18, of Russia, crowned 42nd Miss World
  • Dec 12 NY Giants lose 19-0 to Phoenix Cardinals
  • Dec 13 "Show Off" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Dec 13 Dawn Coe-Jone wins Pizza-La LPGA Match Play Golf Championship
  • Dec 13 FCC fines Infinity Broadcasting $600,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 14 Lennox Lewis given WBC title, when Riddick Bowe refused to fight him

Boxer Riddick Bowe
Boxer
Riddick Bowe
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • Dec 14 52 people, including 25 children, are killed when a helicopter from Tkvarcheli is shot down during the War in Abkhazia

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Dec 15 Arthur Ashe is named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Dec 15 WNew AM (1130) NYC resigns air, replaced by WBBR
  • Dec 17 "Christmas Carol" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 22 performances
  • Dec 17 Gen Suwa finds tooth of 4.4 million year old Australopithecus ramidus
  • Dec 18 FCC vote 4-1 to allow Infinity to purchase Cook Inlet stations
  • Dec 20 Northwest & KLM introduce a new joint logo "Worldwide Reliability"

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 20 Slobodan Milosevic re-elected president of Serbia

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • Dec 21 Dutch DC-10 in fire at landing on Faro Portugal, 56 die
  • Dec 22 Libyan MIG-23UB attacks Boeing 727 at Souk al-Sabt, 158 die
  • Dec 24 US President George H. W. Bush pardons Caspar Weinberger for Iran-contra affair
  • Dec 26 NY Jet announcer Marty Glickman retires at 75
  • Dec 27 "3 From Brooklyn" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Dec 27 "Les Miserables" opens at Ostregaswerks, Copenhagen
  • Dec 27 "Tommy Tune Tonite! Song & Dance Act" opens at Gershwin NYC for 10 per
  • Dec 27 13th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 27 Harry Connick Jr is caught with 9mm gun in NY's JFK airport

  • Dec 27 Nancy Sheehan wins LPGA Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Golf Tournament
  • Dec 29 Gov Cuomo grants Jean Harris (Scarsdale Diet Dr killer) clemency
  • Dec 30 Last day of Test Cricket for Michael Whitney
  • Dec 30 Shane Warne takes 7-52 to lead Australian MCG win v West Indies

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 3 Joseph McManners, English actor
  • Dec 5 Giorgio Cantarini, Italian actor
  • Dec 14 Tori Kelly, American singer
  • Dec 17 Thomas Law, British Actor
  • Dec 17 Jordan Garrett, American actor
  • Dec 24 Melissa Suffield, English actress

Famous Weddings

  • Dec 31 WCBS TV news anchor Carol Martin weds Joe Terry

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31 MLB Outfielder David Justice (26) weds actress Halle Berry (26) in Atlanta, Georgia

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice
Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 2 Gary Mascaro, choreographer, dies at 43
  • Dec 2 Loek Elfferich, Dutch journalist/historian (Treason in Rotterdam), die
  • Dec 3 Harry Ellerbe, actor (House of Usher, Magnetic Monster), dies at 91
  • Dec 3 Luis Alcoriza, actor/writer/director (Tiburoneros), dies of emphysema
  • Dec 3 Nureddin Al-Atassi, president of Syria (1966-70), dies
  • Dec 5 Hilary Tindall, dies of cancer at 54
  • Dec 5 Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41
  • Dec 6 Hank Worden, actor (Red River), dies of natural causes at 91
  • Dec 6 Percy Herbert, actor (Capt Apache), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Dec 7 Maurice Coutinho, writer/translator (Silent Struggle), dies at 79
  • Dec 7 Ruth Corbett Thom, dies after long illness at 78
  • Dec 7 Vincent Gardenia, actor (Moonstruck, LA Law), dies at 71
  • Dec 8 William Shawn, US editor-in-chief (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85
  • Dec 9 Carl Barger, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins), dies at 62
  • Dec 9 Vincent Gardenia, actor (All in the Family, LA Law), dies at 71
  • Dec 10 Carlomagno Andrade, Equadorian general, dies
  • Dec 10 Dan Maskell, English tennis commentator (b. 1908)
  • Dec 11 Michael Robbins, actor (Lunch Hour, On the Buses), dies at 62
  • Dec 12 Bernard CJ Lievegoed, Dutch anthroposopher (Free College), dies at 87
  • Dec 12 Jasu Patel, cricketer (29 wkts for India, best 9-69 v Aust), dies
  • Dec 12 Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)
  • Dec 13 Bernard Drukker, Dutch pianist/orchestra leader (duivelswiel), dies
  • Dec 13 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (b. 1899)
  • Dec 13 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (b. 1899)
  • Dec 16 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch writer (Snow White), dies at 80
  • Dec 16 Rinus Terlouw, Dutch soccer player/trainer (Sparta), dies
  • Dec 17 Dana Andrews, American actor (Battle of the Bulge, Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Dec 18 Mark Goodson, TV game show producer (Goodson-Toddman), dies at 77
  • Dec 18 Mother Clare Hale, cared for NYC AIDS babies (Hale House), dies at 87
  • Dec 21 Albert King, US blues singer/guitarist (Crosscut Saw), dies at 71
  • Dec 21 Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian/US violist (Beethoven, Bach), dies at 87
  • Dec 21 Stella Adler, US actress (Love on Toast), dies at 90
  • Dec 21 Sybil Andrews, English/Canada painter, dies at 94
  • Dec 22 Frederick W Franz, CEO (Watch Tower), dies at 99
  • Dec 23 Cyril Walters, cricketer (11 Tests for England, 784 runs), dies
  • Dec 23 Eddie Hazel, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-Knee Deep), dies at 42
  • Dec 24 Abdulkadir Widjojoatmodjo, Java diplomat, dies
  • Dec 24 Pierre Culliford [Peyo], Belgian cartoonist, dies of heart attack at 64
  • Dec 25 Richard H Ichord, US leader of House Un-American Activities Committee, dies at 66
  • Dec 25 Garrison H Davidson, US lt-gen commandant (West Point), dies
  • Dec 25 Helen B M Fennell Joseph, English/South Afr anti-apartheid, dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Monica Dickens, English/US journalist/author, dies at 77
  • Dec 25 Ted Croker, RAF-pilot/sect English soccer team (sponsoring), dies
  • Dec 26 Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch poet (Antipodes), dies at 74
  • Dec 26 Constance Carpenter, actress (2 Worlds), dies of stroke at 87
  • Dec 26 John G Kemeny, US computer pioneer (BASIC), dies
  • Dec 26 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist, dies at 80
  • Dec 27 Cardew "the Cad" [Douglas] Robinson, English comedian (Alfie), dies at 75
  • Dec 27 Jan Peeters, Dutch watercolorist/monument artist, dies
  • Dec 27 Kay Boyle, American writer (Scottsboro: An American Tragedy), dies at 90
  • Dec 28 Mort Greene, US songwriter (My Grandfather's Clock), dies at 80
  • Dec 29 LH Ruitenberg, vicar/editor in chief (Reform Netherlands), dies at 87
  • Dec 29 Vivienne Segal, US actress (Broadway, Pal Joey), dies at 95
  • Dec 30 Caesar [Caesar] Domela, painter/son of Ferdinand D Nieuwenhuis, dies
  • Dec 30 Ling-Ling, 1st panda China gave US, dies at 23