What Happened in February 1992

Historical Events

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

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

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

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

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Feb 2 Colleen Walker wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
  • Feb 2 Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45.02 sec)
  • Feb 2 David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth

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

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • Feb 2 Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m freestyle (14:32.40)
  • Feb 2 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-15

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Feb 3 Defense opens calling Noriega "our ally in war on drugs"

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Feb 3 Labor strike at Royal Canadian Mint ends
  • Feb 3 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $300 per week

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

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Feb 5 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Dilip Vengsarkar
  • Feb 5 Mike Whitney career-best 7-27 at WACA in Test Cricket win v India
  • Feb 6 "Late Night's 10th Anniversary Show At Radio City Music Hall" on NBC
  • Feb 6 The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence.

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Feb 7 Mike Tyson testifies in his rape trial

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Feb 7 Shannon LA Rhea Marketic, 22, (California), crowned 41st Miss USA
  • Feb 7 Eueopean Union becomes official under Maastricht treaties
  • Feb 8 "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred peaks at #1
  • Feb 8 16th Winter Olympic games opens in Albertville, France
  • Feb 8 Ulysses spacecraft passes Jupiter
  • Feb 9 "2 Shakespearean Actors" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • Feb 9 42nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 153-113 at Orlando
  • Feb 9 Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 sec by Thomas School of Germ
  • Feb 9 Heike Henkel high jumps female indoor world record (2.07m)
  • Feb 9 Jani Sievinen swims world record 400m medley (4:07.10)
  • Feb 9 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Phar-Mor Golf Tournament at Hamlin Inverrary
  • Feb 10 "Dangerous Women" final episode on WWOR-TV
  • Feb 10 Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA
  • Feb 10 Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana
  • Feb 11 F-16 jet crashes at residential district of Hengelo, Netherlands (No deaths)
  • Feb 11 Michael Johnson runs indoor world record 400m (44.97 sec)
  • Feb 13 "Most Happy Fella" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 229 performances
  • Feb 13 Jose Canseco repeatedly rams his Porsche into wife Esther's BMW
  • Feb 13 West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game
  • Feb 13 42nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Grand Canyon" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 14 Andre Cason runs world record 6 m indoor (6.41 sec)
  • Feb 14 Cease fire in Somalia begins
  • Feb 14 Kieren John Perkins swims world record 800m freestyle (7:46.60)
  • Feb 14 Merlene Ottey runs world record 60m indoor (6.96 sec)
  • Feb 15 100th episode of "Cops" airs on Fox

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

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

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

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Feb 16 34th Daytona 500: Davey Allison wins (160.256 MPH)
  • Feb 19 Ken Ludwig's musical "Crazy For You" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1622 performances
  • Feb 19 Peter Collins discovers nova Cygni 1992
  • Feb 19 Porn producer Jim Mitchell found guilty of killing his brother Artie
  • Feb 20 "Private Lives" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • Feb 20 Orthodox patriarch Shenouda III visits Netherlands
  • Feb 20 Ross Perot says he'll run for President on Larry King Show
  • Feb 21 Kristi Yamaguchi of US wins Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating
  • Feb 22 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" closes at Music Box NYC
  • Feb 22 Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox
  • Feb 22 Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Open Golf Tournament
  • Feb 23 16th Winter Olympic games closes in Albertville, France
  • Feb 23 Andy Flower scores 115* on ODI debut, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka
  • Feb 23 World Cup scoreline Zimbabwe 4-312, Sri Lanka 7-313
  • Feb 23 The Socialist Labour Party is founded in Georgia.
  • Feb 25 34th Grammy Awards: Unforgetable, Marc Cohn wins
  • Feb 25 Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan

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

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

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

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

Famous Birthdays

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

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

Footballer Neymar
Footballer
Neymar
  • Feb 7 Miguel Andres Matienzo Guerra, Mexican athlete
  • Feb 7 Maimi Yajima, Japanese singer
  • Feb 11 Taylor Lautner, American actor
  • Feb 11 Blair Dunlop, English actor
  • Feb 14 Freddie Highmore, English actor
  • Feb 17 Meaghan Jette Martin, American child actress and singer
  • Feb 25 Libby [Elizabeth] Callahan, sport pistol (Olympics-96), born in Columbia, South Carolina

Famous Weddings

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

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 George Berkeley, actor (Life Stinks, Capts & Kings), dies at 70
  • Feb 1 Irving R Kaufman, federal judge (Rosenberg Case), dies at 81
  • Feb 2 Bert Parks, [Jacobson], TV host (Miss America), dies at 77
  • Feb 2 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist, dies at 78
  • Feb 2 Maurice J Hill, writer (Track of Thunder), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • Feb 2 Maurice L Kusell, dies
  • Feb 4 Fred Slyter, dialogue coach, dies after long illness at 56
  • Feb 4 John Dehner, actor (Apache, Cowboy, Boys from Brazil), dies at 76
  • Feb 5 Donald Zimmerman, editor, dies
  • Feb 5 Laura Liddell, actress (Shakespeare Wallah), dies at 83
  • Feb 5 Miguel Rolando Covian, Brazilian physiologist (b. 1913)
  • Feb 6 Frank Wilson, actor (Beware, Sunday Sinners, Club), dies at 37
  • Feb 6 Wade Preston, actor (Man Called Sledge), dies at 62
  • Feb 7 Jeanne Gerson, dies of cancer & pneumonia at 87
  • Feb 7 Buzz Sawyer, wrestler (b. 1959)
  • Feb 8 Baruch Lumet, actor (Killer Shrews), dies at 93

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

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • Feb 10 Florence Tarlow, dies of cancer at 70
  • Feb 10 Mau Kopuit, Dutch editor-in-chief (New Israeli Weekly Newspaper), dies
  • Feb 10 Meade Roberts, screenwriter, dies of congestive heart failure at 61
  • Feb 10 Thomas Graftdijk, Dutch writer (Dr Faustus), dies
  • Feb 10 Wim Ramaker, Dutch director/writer (On Death Track), dies
  • Feb 11 Ray Danton, US actor/director (Psychic Killer), dies at 60
  • Feb 12 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, boxing champ (Olympic-gold-1928), dies
  • Feb 12 Dorothy Tree, actress (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Nazi Agent), dies
  • Feb 12 Ton Brandsteder, CEO (Sony Netherland BV), dies at 74
  • Feb 13 Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Restless Travel), dies at 61
  • Feb 13 Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • Feb 14 Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Biohazard), dies of cancer at 48
  • Feb 14 Jacob "Bob" de Uyl, journalist/author (Restless Travel), dies at 61
  • Feb 14 Roepie Kruize, hockey player (Olympic-bronze-48/silver-52), dies at 67
  • Feb 15 William Schuman, American composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard), dies at 81
  • Feb 15 María Elena Moyano, Peruvian activist (b. 1960)
  • Feb 16 Abbas Musawi, leader of Hezbollah, assassinated
  • Feb 16 Angela Carter, British novelist (Magic Toyshop), dies of cancer at 51
  • Feb 16 George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies
  • Feb 16 Janio Quadros, president of Brazil (1961), dies
  • Feb 16 Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge Amster (squaters), dies at 78
  • Feb 19 Chet Leaming, dies after brief illness at 66
  • Feb 20 Andrew Schenck, conducter, dies of melanoma at 51
  • Feb 20 Dick York, actor (Bewitched), dies of emphysema at 63
  • Feb 20 Joan Dixon, actress (Hot Lead, Bunco Squad, Gunplay), dies at 66
  • Feb 20 Roberto D'Aubuisson, El Salvadorian founder (ARENA), dies
  • Feb 21 Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress (Eva Jessye Choir), dies at 97
  • Feb 21 Franc Holden, British astronomer (Binary Stars), dies
  • Feb 21 Jane Pickens Langley Hoving, singer, dies at 83
  • Feb 21 William S Magginetti, dies at 98
  • Feb 23 Jacquelyn Hyde, actress (Dark, House of Terror), dies at 61
  • Feb 23 Markos Vafiades, leader (ELAS, 1943-49), dies
  • Feb 24 Kay Loring, dies after long illness
  • Feb 25 Guy Deghy, actor (Matter of Who, 1 Eyed Soldiers), dies at 79
  • Feb 25 John E Allen Jr, actor (1 2 3), dies
  • Feb 25 Ollie O'Toole, dies after long illness at 79
  • Feb 26 Gerrit Schulte, Dutch 6-day cyclist known as the "Crazy Cyclist", dies at 76
  • Feb 26 Jean R Yawkey, owner (Boston Red Sox), dies of a stroke at 83
  • Feb 26 S I Hayakawa, (Sen-R-California), dies of a stroke at 85
  • Feb 27 Marinus Ruppert, Dutch trade union leader (CNV), dies at 80
  • Feb 27 S I Hayakawa, (Sen-California, 1977-83), dies at 85
  • Feb 28 Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), dies at 49
  • Feb 28 Emilla Sherman, choreographer/rockette, dies
  • Feb 28 La Lupe, Cuban singer, dies of a heart attack in the Bronx at 53
  • Feb 29 Earl Scheib, CEO (Earl Scheib Auto Paint), dies at 85
  • Feb 29 Johnny Mack, British actor (Time Lord-Dr Who), dies at 70
  • Feb 29 Ruth Pitter, English poet (b. 1897)