Historical Events in 1992

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  • 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
Cricketer
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
Actress
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
  • 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 S├ími people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence.
  • Feb 7 Mike Tyson testifies in his rape trial
  • 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
  • Feb 15 Jeffrey Dahmer found sane & guilty of killing 15 boys
  • 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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
  • Mar 1 "Little Hotel on the Side" closes at Belasco NYC after 41 performances
  • Mar 1 "Visit" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Mar 1 Jenny Thompson swims 100m freestyle world record (1:01.40)
  • Mar 1 Nelson Diebel swims 100m freestyle US record (54.48 secs)
  • Mar 2 Anita Hall swims female world record 200m freestyle (2:25.35)
  • Mar 2 Moldova joins the United Nations.
  • Mar 3 Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 263 die

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Mar 3 Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd # retired by NY Islanders

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Mar 3 US President George H. W. Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to
  • Mar 3 Charges are filed in Florida against NY Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)
  • Mar 3 Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina established.
  • Mar 5 Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks
  • Mar 6 Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine
  • Mar 6 The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
  • Mar 6 Founding of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
  • Mar 7 Nicole Stevenson swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.78)
  • Mar 8 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
  • Mar 10 6th Soul Train Music Awards: Natalie Cole, Color Me Badd win
  • Mar 10 Sandra Seuser/Katrin Schreiter/Annet Hesselbarth/Grit Breuer walk female indoor world record 4x400m (3:27.22)
  • Mar 12 Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Mar 13 FCC rules companies can own 30 AM & 30 FM stations (formerly 12)

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Mar 13 Martina Navratilova & Judy Nelson settle their galamony suit

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Mar 13 An earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey.
  • Mar 14 Farm Aid V
  • Mar 14 NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape
  • Mar 14 Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspends publication
  • Mar 15 Brandie Burton wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
  • Mar 15 UN officially embarks on its largest peacekeeping operation
  • Mar 15 39th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #20 North Carolina, 94-74
  • Mar 15 33rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Alabama, 80-54
  • Mar 15 13th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Georgetown, 56-54
  • Mar 16 Matt Keough, in the dugout, is hit flush in the head by a batted ball
  • Mar 17 "Death & the Maiden" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 159 performances

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 17 18th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Candice Bergen win (TV)

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
Actor Kevin Costner
Actor
Kevin Costner
  • Mar 17 28 killed in truck bombing of Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Arg

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Mar 17 South African President F. W. de Klerk wins a white only referendum

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Mar 17 Islamic Jihad truck bombs Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires killing 29
  • Mar 17 Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit
  • Mar 18 "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 38 perf

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Mar 18 Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • Mar 18 Leona Helmsley sentence to 4 years for tax evasion
  • Mar 18 Zimbabwe beat England by 9 runs in World Cup at Albury
  • Mar 19 "Master Builder" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Mar 19 Britain's Prince Andrew & Sarah, Duchess of York, announce separation
  • Mar 20 Janice Pennington is awarded $1.3M for accident on Price is Right set
  • Mar 20 Noriega's wife Felicidad arrested for stealing buttons from dresses
  • Mar 21 2nd WLAF season begins