What Happened in January 1992

Historical Events

  • 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 NJPW Starcade (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 performances
  • 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

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

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 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
  • 6th Zviad Gamskahurdia, the President of Georgia, flees the country because of the military coup
  • 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

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8th 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
  • 9th Alison Halford, Assistant Chief Constable of Merseyside Police (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
  • 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

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13th US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • 13th Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
  • 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
  • 16th Chapultepec Peace Accords are signed in Mexico City which ends the 12-year Salvadoran Civil War
  • 17th Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)
  • 18th 43rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 10-6 at Philadelphia
  • 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, David Boon scores the most runs in the series (432)
  • 20th Score begins selling international soccer cards

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21st 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
  • 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 performances
  • 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)

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26th 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
  • 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 performances
  • 27th 19th American Music Awards: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win

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27th Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda

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27th 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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27th 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
  • 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

  • 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

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • 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/British 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, American 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, British actress (Eliza Dolittle), dies at 101
  • 28th Clark Tippet, dancer/choreographer, dies at 37
  • 28th Nahman Avigad, Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), dies at 86
  • 29th Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Backdoor Man"), dies at 76

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

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