Today in History for January 1992

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 81 of 81

1st - Bush is 1st US president to address Australian Parliament
1st - Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
1st - Europe breaks down trade barriers
1st - International Space Year begins
1st - NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
1st - The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union.
1st - 78th Rose Bowl: #2 Washington beats #4 Michigan, 34-14
1st - 58th Sugar Bowl: #18 Notre Dame beats #3 Florida, 39-28
1st - 21st Fiesta Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #10 Tennessee, 42-17
1st - 58th Orange Bowl: #1 Miami (FL) beats #11 Nebraska, 22-0
2nd - Test debut of Shane Warne, v India at Sydney
3rd - 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter
3rd - Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* v India at Sydney
4th - 8th largest wrestling crowd (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
5th - "6 Degrees of Separation" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 496 perf
5th - "Crucible" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 32 performances
5th - "On Borrowed Time" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 99 perfs
5th - "Peter Pan" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
5th - Ravi Shastri scores 206 at SCG before being Warne's 1st crick Test wkt
6th - NY Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul
6th - Robert Schenkkan's "Kentucky Cycle," premieres in LA
Cricketer Sachin TendulkarCricketer Sachin Tendulkar 6th - Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG
6th - Shane Warne takes 1-150 in his 1st Test innings
6th - The US Government urges doctors to stop using silicone breast implants, outlining the health effects
7th - AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499)
7th - Last day of Test cricket for Imran Khan
7th - Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
8th - George Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap
9th - Alison Halford, Britain's most senior policewoman, is suspended after allegations of misconduct
10th - 8th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
11th - Algeria's Pres Chadli announces his resignation
11th - Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa
US President George H. W. BushUS President George H. W. Bush 11th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi
12th - 13th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the Persian Gulf War
12th - Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished
12th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman
12th - Algeria's general elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the 1st round
12th - A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali.
12th - AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Denver Broncos 10-7
12th - NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Detroit Lions 41-10
13th - Excavation of new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) begins
13th - US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane
13th - Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
Serial Killer Jeffrey DahmerSerial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer 15th - Bulgaria recognizes Macedonia
15th - Cleaning woman finds intimate photos of Sarah Ferguson with US man
15th - Supreme Court rules 5-3 that Joseph Doherty isn't entitled to asylum
16th - "Two Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances
17th - Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)
18th - 43rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 10-6 at Phila
18th - 49th Golden Globes: Bugsy, Nick Nolte, & Jodie Foster win
18th - Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident
19th - "City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances
19th - Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
19th - IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
19th - Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
19th - Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
20th - Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
20th - Score begins selling international soccer cards
NFL Head Coach Bill CowherNFL Head Coach Bill Cowher 21st - Bill Cowher becomes the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, becoming only the second head coach of the team since 1970 (Chuck Noll)
21st - UN serves Libya a resolution to hand over intelligence agents accused of two airliner bombings
22nd - Princess Sarah Ferguson wears paper bag over her head on airline ride
22nd - Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) launches into space
22nd - Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.
23rd - "Visit" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
25th - Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41"
25th - Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264
26th - "Little Hotel on the Side" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 41 perfs
26th - Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect
26th - Super Bowl XXVI: Wash Red Skins beat Buffalo Bills, 37-24 in Minn Super Bowl MVP: Mark Rypien, Washington, QB
26th - 80th Men's Australian Open: Jim Courier beats Stefan Edberg (6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2)
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica SelesTennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles 26th - 80th Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Mary Joe Fernandez (6-2, 6-3)
26th - 8th Sundance Film Festival: "In the Soup" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
27th - "Crazy He Calls Me" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 7 perfs
27th - 19th American Music Awards: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win
27th - Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee
27th - Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty)
27th - Presidential candidate Bill Clinton (D) & Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair
28th - Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 v India at Adelaide
28th - Stan Hansen beats Jumbo Tsuruta to win All Japan Triple Crown
30th - Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) lands
31st - MTA raised tolls on most NYC bridges from $2.50 to $3.00

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4

1st - Jack Wilshere, English footballer
12th - Mao Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol
19th - Logan Lerman, American child actor
19th - Shawn Johnson, American Gymnastics Champion

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

MLB Outfielder Sammy SosaMLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa (13th) 13th - MLB baseball right fielder Sammy Sosa (23) weds Sonia Rodriguez
18th - Actress Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) marries Dr Peter Hui

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 63 of 63

1st - Constantin Poustochkine, jazz critic, dies
1st - Corky Geil, dancer, dies in Long Beach CA at 64
1st - Ginette Leclerc, actress (Baker's Wife), dies at 79
1st - Grace Hopper, computer scientist, dies at 85
1st - Hette G Abma, vicar/Dutch MP (SGP), dies
1st - Mike Frankovich, US producer (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies
2nd - Virginia Field, actress (Dream Girl), dies of cancer at 74
3rd - Anthony Del Casino, band leader (Charlie Barnet Band), dies at 79
3rd - Judith Anderson, actress (Star Trek 3), dies of pneumonia at 93
3rd - Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies
3rd - Lewis Michael Friedman, pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS
3rd - Radomiro Tomic, Chilean president (1970), dies
4th - Earl Colbert, entertainer, dies
4th - William Walker, stuntman/actor (Our Man Flint), dies at 74
6th - Avon Jaeger Hill, entertainer, dies of cancer at 44
6th - Elaine McKenna, Australian actress (Peg Martin-Cell Block H), dies
7th - Jhean Burton, entertainer, dies
7th - Richard Hunt, puppeteer/actor (Muppet Movie), dies of AIDS at 40
8th - Abderrahim Bouabid, Morroco prime secretary (1972), dies
8th - Johnny [Jan] Meijer, Dutch king of accordians (Body & Soul), dies
8th - Menachim Begin, Israeli PM, dies at 78 of a heart attack
9th - Steve Brodie, actor (Desperate, Bodyguard), dies of cancer at 72
9th - William JF "Bill" Naughton, Irish/Brit playwright (Alfie), dies at 81
10th - Barbara Couper, British actress (Last Days of Dolwyn), dies at 89
10th - Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (b. 1919)
12th - Harry van Doorn, Dutch MP (KVP/KRO-chairman/PPR/CRM), dies at 76
12th - Walt Morey, US children's book writer (Gentle Ben), dies at 84
13th - Josef Neckermann, German founder mail-order firm/travel bureau, dies
13th - Yvonne Bryceland, actress (Road to Mecca), dies of cancer at 66
14th - Hari Rhodes, actor (Earth II, Detroit 9000), dies at 59
15th - Dee Murray, English bassist (b. 1946)
16th - Roselle Novelle, silent film actress, dies at 95
17th - Bill Walker, actor (Big Mo, Mask, Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 95
17th - Charlie Ventura, jazz sax (Bop for the people), dies at 75 of cancer
17th - Dorothy Alison, actress (Maggie, 3rd Key, Long Arm), dies
17th - Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner (b. 1915)
18th - John Remme, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 56
18th - Tom Elios, entertainer, dies
20th - Muhammad Abd al-Khaliq Hassuna, sec-gen of Arab League (1952-72), dies
21st - William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/pianist, dies at 81
22nd - A J Antoon, director (That Championship Season), dies at 47
22nd - Ali Amini, PM of Iran (1961-62), dies
23rd - Freddie Bartholomew, child actor (Kidnapped), dies of emphysema at 67
23rd - Ian Wolfe, actor (Houdini, THX-1138, Homebodies), dies at 95
23rd - Simon Brand, South African banker/adviser to Pres De Klerk, dies
24th - Charles Moulin, French actor (French Tarzan), dies
24th - John Bleifer, actor (Highway to Heaven), dies at 90
24th - Tina Chow, model, dies of AIDs at 41
24th - Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (b. 1950)
25th - John Touchstone, actor (Across Five Aprils), dies of cirrhosis at 59
25th - Mahmoud Riad, sec-gen of Arab League (1972-79), dies
25th - Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, dies at 70
25th - Vernon William Reed Sr, singer, dies after a long illness at 73
26th - José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor/director (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 80
26th - Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet, dies at 63
27th - Francesca Primus, columnist (Back Stage), dies at 45
27th - Gene Harris, entertainer, dies after long illness
27th - Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Brit actress (Eliza Dolittle), dies at 101
28th - Clark Tippet, dancer/choreographer, dies at 37
28th - Nahman Avigad, Isr archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), dies at 86
29th - Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Backdoor Man"), dies at 76
NFL Offensive Lineman Mel HeinNFL Offensive Lineman Mel Hein (31st) 31st - Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants), dies of stomach cancer at 82
31st - Wim van Heumen, field hockey coach (Netherlands), dies at 63

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