What Happened in 1992 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 944

  • May 13 Final episode of "Night Court" airs on NBC-TV
  • May 13 Frank Stallone beats Geraldo Rivera in boxing on Howard Stern Show
  • May 13 Li Hongzhi gave the first public lecture on Falun Gong in Changchun, People's Republic of China.
  • May 14 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Cindy Coburn-Carroll
  • May 15 Colombo '92 opens in Genoa Italy
  • May 15 NY dept store chain Alexanders announces closing of all 11 stores
  • May 15 Part of Cruger Avenue in Bronx renamed Regis Philbin Avenue

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May 16 "Smells Like Nirvana" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #35

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • May 16 117th Preakness: Chris McCarron aboard Pine Bluff wins in 1:55.6
  • May 16 Polls show Perot, Bush & Clinton could be in a deadlock
  • May 16 US space shuttle STS-49 lands (maiden voyage of Endeavour)
  • May 16 America's Cup: America Team USA defeats Il Moro di Venezia 4-1 to win in San Diego

Sport awardGolf Major

May 17 38th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • May 17 Expos Gary Carter is 3rd to catch 2,000 games (joins Boone & Fisk)
  • May 18 US Supreme Court rules states could not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs
  • May 18 45th Cannes Film Festival: "Den goda viljan" directed by Bille August wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 19 27th Amendment ratified, prohibits Congress from raising its salary
  • May 19 Amy Fisher shoots Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the face in an altercation over an affair with her husband, in Massapequa, New York
  • May 19 Englishman Dave Gauder, 224 lbs, pulls 196 ton jumbo jet, 3 inches
  • May 19 Ric Flair wins NWA wrestling title
  • May 19 US VP Dan Quayle attacks Murphy Brown for being a single mother and as a poor example of family values
  • May 20 India launches its 1st satellite independently
  • May 20 Rap singer raps 597 syllables in under 60 seconds

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May 20 At height of "Black May' political crisis in Thailand TV interview broadcast of King Bhumibol Adulyadej demanding Generals Suchinda and Chamlong work together.

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • May 20 36th European Cup: Barcelona beats Sampdoria 1-0 at London
  • May 21 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • May 21 NJ senate overrides Governor Florio's veto & lowers sales tax to 6%
  • May 22 California Angels, are involved in a bus crash, in NJ
  • May 22 India launches its Agni rocket
  • May 22 Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of Tonight Show
  • May 22 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 0
  • May 23 NY Yankees play in their 4th straight extra inning game

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May 23 US President George H. W. Bush orders Coast Guard to intercept boats with Haitian refugees

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • May 23 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 0

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May 24 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.
  • May 24 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

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May 24 Pat Bradley wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • May 24 Despite trailing 7-1, NY Yanks tie Milwaukee Brewers & then score 1 in 9th to avoid 5th straight extra inning game
  • May 25 Jay Leno becomes permanent host of "Tonight Show"
  • May 25 NY Yankees score 9 runs before 1st out in 8th inn, beat Brewers 13-7
  • May 25 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected president of Italy
  • May 26 Carlos Martinez hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a HR
  • May 26 Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour
  • May 28 65th National Spelling Bee: Amanda Goad wins spelling lyceum
  • May 29 NY Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at 3 games

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May 29 White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • May 30 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven is 2nd to win as teenager & 40 year old
  • May 30 NY Lotto pays $30 million to one winner (#s are 12-15-30-33-40-48)
  • May 30 NY Yankee Scott Sanderson becomes 9th to beat all 26 teams
  • May 30 UN votes for sanctions against Serb-led Yugoslavia to halt fighting
  • May 31 46th Tony Awards: Dancing at Lughnasa & Crazy For You win
  • May 31 5th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,060,000
  • May 31 Barb Mucha wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
  • Jun 1 America West Arena opens in Phoenix
  • Jun 1 E Lamps (20 year lightbulb) introduced
  • Jun 1 Snowfall in Colorado
  • Jun 1 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins sweep Chicago Blackhawks in 4 games

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Jun 2 Former NFL NY Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery

NFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coaching Legend
Bill Parcells
  • Jun 2 Wilson Phillips release their 2nd album "Shadows & Light"
  • Jun 3 Joan Lunden ordered to pay her ex-husband $18,000 a month support
  • Jun 3 World's largest environmental summit opens (Rio De Janeiro Brazil)
  • Jun 4 San Jose voters reject Giants plan to build a new stadium
  • Jun 4 USPO announces young Elvis beats old Elvis stamp
  • Jun 6 124th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard AP Indy wins in 2:26
  • Jun 6 Ben Vereen suffers injuries when hit by a car

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 6 NY Met Eddie Murray sets RBI record by a switch hitter

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Jun 6 WLAF World Bowl 2: Sacramento beats Orlando 21-17 (Montreal)
  • Jun 7 "Small Family Business" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jun 7 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Jun 7 NASA's Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) launches
  • Jun 7 91st Men's French Open: Jim Courier beats Petr Korda (7-5, 6-2, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 7 91st Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (6-2, 3-6, 10-8)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

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Jun 8 26th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Garth Brooks

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Jun 8 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time
  • Jun 8 Thomas Klestil succeeds Waldheim as president of Austria
  • Jun 10 "Price" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 47 performances
  • Jun 10 Satellite Intelsat K launched
  • Jun 11 Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group
  • Jun 11 Tracy Austin, 29, is youngest inductee of Intl Tennis Hall of Fame
  • Jun 11 US Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibtion game, beat Venez 20-0

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Jun 14 10th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Jun 14 46th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Port Trailblazers, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 14 Anne-Marie Palli wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jun 14 Mona Van Duyn is named 1st female US poet laureate
  • Jun 14 Ozzie Smith breaks Roy McMillan's NL mark by taking part in his 1,305th career double play
  • Jun 15 1st Berlin Air Show in 60 years
  • Jun 15 Erie Sailors (Fla Marlin farm team) 1st game beat Jamestown 6-5 in 13
  • Jun 15 Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport (NYC)
  • Jun 15 Jeff Reardon breaks Rollie Fingers' save record with #342
  • Jun 15 Dan Quayle, relying on faulty card, erroneously instructs Trenton NJ, elementary student to spell "potato," "potatoe" during spelling bee
  • Jun 16 Caspar Weinberger (Sec of Def 1981-87), indicted on Iran-contra charge
  • Jun 16 Colo Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
  • Jun 16 British postage stamp celebrates 350th anniversary of the Battle of Edgehill
  • Jun 16 Jeff King is 5th to be thrown out twice trying to steal in an inning
  • Jun 16 Red Sox Mark Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0)
  • Jun 16 Longest salami is 68'9 & 25 circumference, weighed 1,492lbs/5oz in Flekkefjord, Norway
  • Jun 17 Conn Gov Lowell Weicker & WFAN DJ Don Imus change places for 1 day

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Jun 17 Philadelphia 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
  • Jun 17 Slaughtering by Inkhata-followers at Boipatong, South Africa, kills 42
  • Jun 18 Ottawa Senators make goalie Peter Sidorkiewicz their 1st draft

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 733

  • Jul 1 Francisco Mendes, Guinea-Bissauan politician (b. 1933)
  • Jul 2 Borisav Pekic, Serbian writer/politician, dies
  • Jul 2 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist, dies at 42
  • Jul 2 Franco Cristaldi, Italian producer/Claudia Cardinale's husband, dies
  • Jul 2 Jose Monje, [Camaron de la Isla], Spanish flamenco singer, dies
  • Jul 3 Arline Bletcher, entertainer, dies of natural causes at 99
  • Jul 3 Marc Tannenbaum, rabbi (only Jew to attend Vatican II), dies at 66
  • Jul 4 Astor Piazzolla, Argentine composer (Tango Nuevo), dies at 71
  • Jul 4 Joe Newman, US jazz trumpetist (Count Basie), dies at 69
  • Jul 5 Georgia Brown, British singer/actress (Love at Stake), dies at 59
  • Jul 6 Edgardo Pallero, Argentina producer (Los hijos de fierro), dies
  • Jul 7 Ruurd Faber, mayor of Aalten (1971-75), dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Eric Savareid, News correspondent (CBS), dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Kelvin Coe, Australian ballerina (A'sch Ballet/Bolshoi Ballet), dies
  • Jul 9 Eric Sevareid, American reporter (b. 1912)
  • Jul 11 Annette Fischer, Danish chairman Amnesty Intl, dies
  • Jul 11 Antoon J Hubben, mayor of Maasbree/President KVM/Unie BLHP, dies at 73
  • Jul 12 Albert Pierrepont, last British executioner (433 men/17 women), dies
  • Jul 12 Reginald Beck, English film editor (Robbery, Accident, Boom), dies
  • Jul 13 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFLer (Philadelphia Eagles), dies at 76
  • Jul 13 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist, dies at 78
  • Jul 15 Henk van der Molen, guitarist/composer/writer (Martine Bijl), dies
  • Jul 15 Chingiz Mustafayev, Azerbaijan's most noted journalist (b. 1960)
  • Jul 15 Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (b. 1922)
  • Jul 16 "Gorgeous" George, [Arena], wrestler, dies at 84
  • Jul 16 Buck Buchanan, NFL defensive lineman (KC Chiefs), dies at 51
  • Jul 16 Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies
  • Jul 18 Jan Pelleboer, Dutch meteorologist, dies
  • Jul 18 Mollie Parnis, fashion designer (Mamie Eisenhower), dies
  • Jul 18 Rudolf Ising, cartoonist (Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies), dies at 88
  • Jul 18 Viktor Louis, Russian journalist, dies
  • Jul 19 Bert Brugman, Dutch puppeteer (Dutch marionette theater), dies
  • Jul 19 Heinz Galinski, Pres (Central council for Jews in Germany), dies at 79
  • Jul 19 Paolo Borsellino, Italian anti-mafia judge, murdered by mafia
  • Jul 22 David Wojuarowicz, artist (U2 album cover), dies of AIDs at 37
  • Jul 22 Souleiman Franjieh, president Lebanon (1970-76), dies
  • Jul 22 Wayne McLaren, model (Marlboro Man), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • Jul 23 Arletty, French actress (Hotel, Longest Day), dies at 94
  • Jul 23 Maxine Audley, British actress (Vikings, Our Man in Havana), dies at 69
  • Jul 24 Arlette-Leonie Arletty, dies at 94
  • Jul 24 Khaled Mahmoud Saeed, asst to Palestine terrorist Abu Nidal, murdered
  • Jul 24 Lillian Oppenheimer, orgamist, dies of a heart attack at 93
  • Jul 24 Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (b. 1900)
  • Jul 25 Alfred Drake, Broadway actor (Oklahoma), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jul 25 Hope Miller, actress (Bwana Devil), dies of breast cancer at 63
  • Jul 26 Mary Wells, US soul singer (My Guy), dies at 49
  • Jul 26 Ron Webber, dies of cancer at 60
  • Jul 27 Jenny Karezi, Greek actress (Red Lanterns), dies of cancer at 56
  • Jul 27 Max Dupain, Australian photographer (b. 1911)
  • Jul 29 Tavio Amorin, Togolese politician, murdered
  • Jul 30 Brenda Marshall, actress (Highway West, Smiling Ghost), dies at 76
  • Jul 30 Joe Shuster, co creator (Superman), dies at 78
  • Jul 30 Titti Sotto, latin songwriter, dies at 48 of aids
  • Jul 31 G Harold Carswell, supreme court justice candidate 1970, dies at 72
  • Jul 31 Joseph L George, dies of cancer at 65
  • Jul 31 Ralph Strait, dies of heart attack at 56
  • Jul 31 Sjoerd de Free, reporter (Radio Herrijzend Netherland), dies
  • Aug 1 Chico Alvarez, trumpeteer (Stan Kenton Orch), dies of cancer at 72
  • Aug 1 Kenny Sacha, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), dies of AIDS at 39
  • Aug 1 Stanley Dudek, US platform diver (watershows), dies
  • Aug 2 Ephraim Katz, Israeli/US encyclopedist (film encyclopedia), dies
  • Aug 2 Jim Whaley, TV host (Cinema Showcase), dies of heart attack at 44
  • Aug 2 Julio C Fernandez, Cuban/US journalist (founder Alma Mater), dies
  • Aug 2 Michel Berges, French composer, dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Aug 3 Wang Hongwen, vice-President Chinese Comm Party (1973-76), dies
  • Aug 4 Frantisek Tomasek, archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 93
  • Aug 4 Ralph Cooper, creator (Amateur Night at the Apollo), dies of cancer
  • Aug 5 Jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto-Africa), dies of cardiac arrest at 38
  • Aug 5 Robert Muldoon, premier NZ (1975-84)/President IMF, dies
  • Aug 7 John Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69
  • Aug 7 Titti Sotto, Cuban composer (La Esquina Habanera), dies
  • Aug 8 Abul Qassim Khoei, Iraqi great-ayatollah/leader of Sjiieten, dies
  • Aug 8 Alison L Gertz, US aids-activist/Esquire women of year, dies of aids
  • Aug 8 Arthur Lang, US boxer/businessman, dies at 115
  • Aug 8 Eitan Berglas, Israeli banker/advisor, dies
  • Aug 8 Lou Krugman, actor (I Want to Live), dies of cancer at 78
  • Aug 8 Thomas J McIntyre, US, senator/writer (Fear Brokers), dies
  • Aug 9 Christopher Todd, [Todd Wangberg], dies of AIDS at 30
  • Aug 9 Jan van Baal, antropologist/gov Dutch New-Guinea, dies
  • Aug 9 Patrick A Devlin, England, judge/lead house of Lords, dies
  • Aug 9 Thomas J McIntyre, (Sen-NH, 1963-79), dies at 77
  • Aug 12 John Cage, avante-garde composer, dies of a stroke at 79
  • Aug 12 Patricia Harmsworth, Lady Rothermere, [Bubbles], English socialite and actress, dies at 59
  • Aug 12 Mazoon al-Mashani, 2nd wife of Sultan Said bin Taimur and Queen Mother of Oman, dies at about 72
  • Aug 13 Bill Elverman, playwright/actor (After Hours), dies at 40
  • Aug 13 Clifford Allison, US stock-car racer, dies in an accident
  • Aug 13 David Kaplan, news director (ABC), killed in Sarajevo Yugoslavia
  • Aug 13 Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], poet (Geen letterheren), dies
  • Aug 14 Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian/Dutch painter, dies at 104
  • Aug 14 Flora Benson, American wife of Ezra Taft Benson, President of the Mormon Church, dies at 91
  • Aug 14 John J Sirica, US, judge (Watergate), dies at 88
  • Aug 14 Marion P Ames, US, advocate/activist, dies
  • Aug 14 Tony Williams, US, singer (Platters-Great Pretender), dies at 64
  • Aug 15 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US author (American Glass Animals), dies
  • Aug 15 Giorgio Perlasca, Italian anti-fascist (saved 5,200 Jews), dies
  • Aug 15 Marie Paxton, English actress, dies at 82
  • Aug 15 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
  • Aug 15 Osamu Inaba, Japanese min of justice, dies
  • Aug 15 Jackie Edwards, Jamaican songwriter (Keep On Running), dies at 53 or 54
  • Aug 16 Mark Heard, Christian musician, dies at 41 of a heart attack