Today in History for February 1992

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 70 of 70

1st - "Crazy He Calls Me" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 7 perfs
1st - Barry Bonds signs baseball's highest single year contract ($4.7 mil)
1st - Denis Potvin's #5 becomes 1st number retired by NY Islanders
2nd - Colleen Walker wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
2nd - Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45.02 sec)
2nd - David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth
2nd - IRS & Willie Nelson settle on $9M tax bill (of $16.7M)
2nd - Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m freestyle (14:32.40)
2nd - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-15
3rd - Defense opens calling Noriega "our ally in war on drugs"
3rd - Labor strike at Royal Canadian Mint ends
3rd - Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $300 per week
5th - Jury selection begins in the LA police beating Rodney King case
5th - Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Dilip Vengsarkar
5th - Mike Whitney career-best 7-27 at WACA in Test Cricket win v India
6th - "Late Night's 10th Anniversary Show At Radio City Music Hall" on NBC
Victim of Police Violence Rodney KingVictim of Police Violence Rodney King 6th - The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence.
7th - Mike Tyson testifies in his rape trial
7th - Shannon LA Rhea Marketic, 22, (California), crowned 41st Miss USA
7th - Eueopean Union becomes official under Maastricht treaties
8th - "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred peaks at #1
8th - 16th Winter Olympic games opens in Albertville, France
8th - Ulysses spacecraft passes Jupiter
9th - "2 Shakespearean Actors" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 29 perfs
9th - 42nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 153-113 at Orlando
9th - Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 sec by Thomas School of Germ
9th - Heike Henkel high jumps female indoor world record (2.07m)
9th - Jani Sievinen swims world record 400m medley (4:07.10)
9th - Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Phar-Mor Golf Tournament at Hamlin Inverrary
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 10th - "Dangerous Women" final episode on WWOR-TV
10th - Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA
10th - Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana
11th - F-16 jet crashes at residential district of Hengelo, Netherlands (No deaths)
11th - Michael Johnson runs indoor world record 400m (44.97 sec)
13th - "Most Happy Fella" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 229 performances
13th - Jose Canseco repeatedly rams his Porsche into wife Esther's BMW
13th - West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game
13th - 42nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Grand Canyon" wins the Golden Bear
14th - Andre Cason runs world record 6 m indoor (6.41 sec)
14th - Cease fire in Somalia begins
14th - Kieren John Perkins swims world record 800m freestyle (7:46.60)
14th - Merlene Ottey runs world record 60m indoor (6.96 sec)
15th - 100th episode of "Cops" airs on Fox
Serial Killer Jeffrey DahmerSerial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer 15th - Jeffrey Dahmer found sane & guilty of killing 15 boys
16th - Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow & blue
16th - LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform
16th - 34th Daytona 500: Davey Allison wins (160.256 MPH)
19th - Ken Ludwig's musical "Crazy For You" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1622 performances
19th - Peter Collins discovers nova Cygni 1992
19th - Porn producer Jim Mitchell found guilty of killing his brother Artie
20th - "Private Lives" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 37 performances
20th - Orthodox patriarch Shenouda III visits Netherlands
20th - Ross Perot says he'll run for President on Larry King Show
21st - Kristi Yamaguchi of US wins Olympic gold medal in women's fig skating
22nd - "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" closes at Music Box NYC
22nd - Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox
NBA Legend Magic JohnsonNBA Legend Magic Johnson 22nd - Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Open Golf Tournament
23rd - 16th Winter Olympic games closes in Albertville, France
23rd - Andy Flower scores 115* on ODI debut, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka
23rd - World Cup scoreline Zimbabwe 4-312, Sri Lanka 7-313
23rd - The Socialist Labour Party is founded in Georgia.
25th - 34th Grammy Awards: Unforgetable, Marc Cohn wins
25th - Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
25th - Muddy Waters wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards
26th - "Search & Destroy" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 perfs
26th - Irish Supreme Court rules 14 year old rape victim may get an abortion
27th - Larry Smith named 9th Commissioner of the CFL
Golfer Tiger WoodsGolfer Tiger Woods 27th - Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years
29th - Dawn Coe wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
29th - Professional Spring Football League begins

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 10 of 10

2nd - Rebop Rundgren, son of Michelle Gray & Todd
2nd - Danielle White, American singer
5th - Neymar [da Silva Santos Júnior], Mogi das Cruzes, Brazilian footballer (FC Barcelona, Brazil)
7th - Miguel Andres Matienzo Guerra, Mexican athlete
7th - Maimi Yajima, Japanese singer
11th - Taylor Lautner, American actor
11th - Blair Dunlop, English actor
14th - Freddie Highmore, English actor
17th - Meaghan Jette Martin, American child actress and singer
25th - Libby [Elizabeth] Callahan, Columbia SC, sport pistol (Olympics-96)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

22nd - Ed McMahon (69) weds Pamela Hurn (37)
Singer-Songwriter Courtney LoveSinger-Songwriter Courtney Love (24th) 24th - Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (27) weds lead singer Kurt Cobain (25) on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 65 of 65

1st - George Berkeley, actor (Life Stinks, Capts & Kings), dies at 70
1st - Irving R Kaufman, federal judge (Rosenberg Case), dies at 81
2nd - Bert Parks, [Jacobson], TV host (Miss America), dies at 77
2nd - Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist, dies at 78
2nd - Maurice J Hill, writer (Track of Thunder), dies of pneumonia at 89
2nd - Maurice L Kusell, dies
4th - Fred Slyter, dialogue coach, dies after long illness at 56
4th - John Dehner, actor (Apache, Cowboy, Boys from Brazil), dies at 76
5th - Donald Zimmerman, editor, dies
5th - Laura Liddell, actress (Shakespeare Wallah), dies at 83
5th - Miguel Rolando Covian, Brazilian physiologist (b. 1913)
6th - Frank Wilson, actor (Beware, Sunday Sinners, Club), dies at 37
6th - Wade Preston, actor (Man Called Sledge), dies at 62
7th - Jeanne Gerson, dies of cancer & pneumonia at 87
7th - Buzz Sawyer, wrestler (b. 1959)
8th - Baruch Lumet, actor (Killer Shrews), dies at 93
Writer Alex HaleyWriter Alex Haley (10th) 10th - Alex Haley, US writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), dies at 70
10th - Florence Tarlow, dies of cancer at 70
10th - Mau Kopuit, Dutch editor-in-chief (New Israeli Weekly Newspaper), dies
10th - Meade Roberts, screenwriter, dies of congestive heart failure at 61
10th - Thomas Graftdijk, Dutch writer (Dr Faustus), dies
10th - Wim Ramaker, Dutch director/writer (On Death Track), dies
11th - Ray Danton, US actor/director (Psychic Killer), dies at 60
12th - Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, boxing champ (Olympic-gold-1928), dies
12th - Dorothy Tree, actress (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Nazi Agent), dies
12th - Ton Brandsteder, CEO (Sony Netherland BV), dies at 74
13th - Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Restless Travel), dies at 61
13th - Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
14th - Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Biohazard), dies of cancer at 48
14th - Jacob "Bob" de Uyl, journalist/author (Restless Travel), dies at 61
14th - Roepie Kruize, hockey player (Olympic-bronze-48/silver-52), dies at 67
15th - William H Schuman, US composer (Pulitzer)/Pres of Julliard, dies at 81
15th - María Elena Moyano, Peruvian activist (b. 1960)
16th - Abbas Musawi, leader of Hezbollah, assassinated
16th - Angela Carter, British novelist (Magic Toyshop), dies of cancer at 51
16th - George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies
16th - Janio Quadros, president of Brazil (1961), dies
16th - Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge Amster (squaters), dies at 78
19th - Chet Leaming, dies after brief illness at 66
20th - Andrew Schenck, conducter, dies of melanoma at 51
20th - Dick York, actor (Bewitched), dies of emphysema at 63
20th - Joan Dixon, actress (Hot Lead, Bunco Squad, Gunplay), dies at 66
20th - Roberto D'Aubuisson, El Salvadorian founder (ARENA), dies
21st - Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress (Eva Jessye Choir), dies at 97
21st - Franc Holden, British astronomer (Binary Stars), dies
21st - Jane Pickens Langley Hoving, singer, dies at 83
21st - William S Magginetti, dies at 98
22nd - Richard Sheldon, dies at 59
23rd - Jacquelyn Hyde, actress (Dark, House of Terror), dies at 61
23rd - Markos Vafiades, leader (ELAS, 1943-49), dies
24th - Kay Loring, dies after long illness
25th - Guy Deghy, actor (Matter of Who, 1 Eyed Soldiers), dies at 79
25th - John E Allen Jr, actor (1 2 3), dies
25th - Ollie O'Toole, dies after long illness at 79
26th - Gerrit Schulte, Dutch 6-day cyclist known as the "Crazy Cyclist", dies at 76
26th - Jean R Yawkey, owner (Boston Red Sox), dies of a stroke at 83
26th - S I Hayakawa, (Sen-R-California), dies of a stroke at 85
27th - Marinus Ruppert, Dutch trade union leader (CNV), dies at 80
27th - S I Hayakawa, (Sen-California, 1977-83), dies at 85
28th - Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), dies at 49
28th - Emilla Sherman, choreographer/rockette, dies
28th - La Lupe, Cuban singer, dies of a heart attack in the Bronx at 53
29th - Earl Scheib, CEO (Earl Scheib Auto Paint), dies at 85
29th - Johnny Mack, British actor (Time Lord-Dr Who), dies at 70
29th - Ruth Pitter, English poet (b. 1897)

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