What Happened on December 3, 1992

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 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.
  • UN Security Council votes unanimous for US led forces to enter Somalia

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph McManners, English actor

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Ellerbe, actor (House of Usher, Magnetic Monster), dies at 91
  • Luis Alcoriza, actor/writer/director (Tiburoneros), dies of emphysema
  • Nureddin Al-Atassi, president of Syria (1966-70), dies