What Happened in January 1992

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Bush is 1st US president to address Australian Parliament
  • Jan 1 Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
  • Jan 1 Europe breaks down trade barriers
  • Jan 1 International Space Year begins
  • Jan 1 NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
  • Jan 1 The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union.
  • Jan 1 78th Rose Bowl: #2 Washington beats #4 Michigan, 34-14
  • Jan 1 58th Sugar Bowl: #18 Notre Dame beats #3 Florida, 39-28
  • Jan 1 21st Fiesta Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #10 Tennessee, 42-17
  • Jan 1 58th Orange Bowl: #1 Miami (FL) beats #11 Nebraska, 22-0
  • Jan 2 Test debut of Shane Warne, v India at Sydney
  • Jan 3 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter
  • Jan 3 Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* v India at Sydney
  • Jan 4 8th= largest wrestling crowd NJPW Starcade (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
  • Jan 5 "6 Degrees of Separation" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 496 perf
  • Jan 5 "Crucible" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • Jan 5 "On Borrowed Time" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 99 performances
  • Jan 5 "Peter Pan" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jan 5 Ravi Shastri scores 206 at SCG before being Warne's 1st crick Test wkt
  • Jan 6 NY Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul
  • Jan 6 Robert Schenkkan's "Kentucky Cycle" premieres in LA

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Jan 6 Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Jan 6 Shane Warne takes 1-150 in his 1st Test innings
  • Jan 6 The US Government urges doctors to stop using silicone breast implants, outlining the health effects
  • Jan 6 Zviad Gamskahurdia, the President of Georgia, flees the country because of the military coup
  • Jan 7 AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499)
  • Jan 7 Last day of Test cricket for Imran Khan
  • Jan 7 Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

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Jan 8 George H. W. Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jan 9 Alison Halford, Assistant Chief Constable of Merseyside Police (Britain's most senior policewoman) is suspended after allegations of misconduct
  • Jan 10 8th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Jan 11 Algeria's Pres Chadli announces his resignation
  • Jan 11 Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa
  • Jan 11 US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi
  • Jan 12 13th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the Persian Gulf War
  • Jan 12 Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished
  • Jan 12 US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman
  • Jan 12 Algeria's general elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the 1st round
  • Jan 12 A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali.
  • Jan 12 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Denver Broncos 10-7
  • Jan 12 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Detroit Lions 41-10
  • Jan 13 Excavation of new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) begins

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Jan 13 US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Jan 13 Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
  • Jan 15 Bulgaria recognizes Macedonia
  • Jan 15 Cleaning woman finds intimate photos of Sarah Ferguson with US man
  • Jan 15 Supreme Court rules 5-3 that Joseph Doherty isn't entitled to asylum
  • Jan 16 "Two Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Jan 16 Chapultepec Peace Accords are signed in Mexico City which ends the 12-year Salvadoran Civil War
  • Jan 17 Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)
  • Jan 18 43rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 10-6 at Philadelphia
  • Jan 18 49th Golden Globes: Bugsy, Nick Nolte, & Jodie Foster win
  • Jan 18 Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident
  • Jan 19 "City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances
  • Jan 19 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
  • Jan 19 IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
  • Jan 19 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
  • Jan 19 Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
  • Jan 20 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup, David Boon scores the most runs in the series (432)
  • Jan 20 Score begins selling international soccer cards

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Jan 21 Bill Cowher becomes the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, becoming only the second head coach of the team since 1970 (Chuck Noll)

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher
  • Jan 21 UN serves Libya a resolution to hand over intelligence agents accused of two airliner bombings
  • Jan 22 Princess Sarah Ferguson wears paper bag over her head on airline ride
  • Jan 22 Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) launches into space
  • Jan 22 Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.
  • Jan 23 "Visit" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Jan 25 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41"
  • Jan 25 Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264
  • Jan 26 "Little Hotel on the Side" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • Jan 26 Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect
  • Jan 26 Super Bowl XXVI: Wash Red Skins beat Buffalo Bills, 37-24 in Minn Super Bowl MVP: Mark Rypien, Washington, QB
  • Jan 26 80th Men's Australian Open: Jim Courier beats Stefan Edberg (6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 26 80th Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Mary Joe Fernandez (6-2, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Jan 26 8th Sundance Film Festival: "In the Soup" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 27 "Crazy He Calls Me" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Jan 27 19th American Music Awards: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win

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Jan 27 Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda

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Jan 27 Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

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Jan 27 Presidential candidate Bill Clinton (D) & Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 28 Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 v India at Adelaide
  • Jan 28 Stan Hansen beats Jumbo Tsuruta to win All Japan Triple Crown
  • Jan 30 Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) lands
  • Jan 31 MTA raised tolls on most NYC bridges from $2.50 to $3.00

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 13 MLB baseball right fielder Sammy Sosa (23) weds Sonia Rodriguez

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • Jan 18 Actress Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) marries Dr Peter Hui

Famous Deaths

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

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Jan 31 Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants), dies of stomach cancer at 82

NFL Offensive Lineman Mel Hein
NFL Offensive Lineman
Mel Hein
  • Jan 31 Wim van Heumen, field hockey coach (Netherlands), dies at 63