What Happened in February 1992

Historical Events

  • 1st "Crazy He Calls Me" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 7 performances

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1st Barry Bonds signs baseball's highest single year contract ($4.7 mil)

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

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1st Denis Potvin's #5 becomes 1st number retired by NY Islanders

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 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

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2nd IRS & Willie Nelson settle on $9M tax bill (of $16.7M)

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • 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

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5th Jury selection begins in the LA police beating Rodney King case

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 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
  • 6th The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence.

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7th Mike Tyson testifies in his rape trial

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 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 performances
  • 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
  • 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

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15th Jeffrey Dahmer found sane & guilty of killing 15 boys

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • 16th Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow & blue

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16th LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 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 figure skating
  • 22nd "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" closes at Music Box NYC
  • 22nd Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox
  • 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

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25th Muddy Waters wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • 26th "Search & Destroy" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 26th Irish Supreme Court rules 14 year old rape victim may get an abortion
  • 27th Larry Smith named 9th Commissioner of the CFL

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27th Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • 29th Dawn Coe wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • 29th Professional Spring Football League begins

Famous Birthdays

  • 2nd Rebop Rundgren, son of Michelle Gray & Todd
  • 2nd Danielle White, American singer

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5th Neymar [da Silva Santos Júnior], Mogi das Cruzes, Brazilian footballer (FC Barcelona, Brazil)

Footballer Neymar
  • 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

  • 22nd Ed McMahon (69) weds Pamela Hurn (37)

HeartWedding of Interest

24th Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (27) weds lead singer Kurt Cobain (25) on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Courtney Love
Rocker Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain

Famous Deaths

  • 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

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10th Alex Haley, US writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), dies at 70

Writer Alex Haley
Alex Haley
  • 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)