Historical Events in 1992

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

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

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

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

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Jan 13th US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane

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

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

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Jan 27th Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda

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Jan 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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Jan 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
  • Jan 28th Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 v India at Adelaide
  • Jan 28th Stan Hansen beats Jumbo Tsuruta to win All Japan Triple Crown
  • Jan 30th Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) lands
  • Jan 31st MTA raised tolls on most NYC bridges from $2.50 to $3.00
  • Feb 1st "Crazy He Calls Me" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 7 performances

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Feb 1st 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 1st Denis Potvin's #5 becomes 1st number retired by NY Islanders

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Feb 2nd Colleen Walker wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
  • Feb 2nd Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45.02 sec)
  • Feb 2nd David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth

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Feb 2nd IRS & Willie Nelson settle on $9M tax bill (of $16.7M)

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • Feb 2nd Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m freestyle (14:32.40)
  • Feb 2nd NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-15

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Feb 3rd Defense opens calling Noriega "our ally in war on drugs"

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Feb 3rd Labor strike at Royal Canadian Mint ends
  • Feb 3rd Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $300 per week

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Feb 5th Jury selection begins in the LA police beating Rodney King case

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Feb 5th Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Dilip Vengsarkar
  • Feb 5th Mike Whitney career-best 7-27 at WACA in Test Cricket win v India
  • Feb 6th "Late Night's 10th Anniversary Show At Radio City Music Hall" on NBC
  • Feb 6th The S├ími people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence.
  • Feb 7th Mike Tyson testifies in his rape trial
  • Feb 7th Shannon LA Rhea Marketic, 22, (California), crowned 41st Miss USA
  • Feb 7th Eueopean Union becomes official under Maastricht treaties
  • Feb 8th "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred peaks at #1
  • Feb 8th 16th Winter Olympic games opens in Albertville, France
  • Feb 8th Ulysses spacecraft passes Jupiter
  • Feb 9th "2 Shakespearean Actors" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • Feb 9th 42nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 153-113 at Orlando
  • Feb 9th Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 sec by Thomas School of Germ
  • Feb 9th Heike Henkel high jumps female indoor world record (2.07m)
  • Feb 9th Jani Sievinen swims world record 400m medley (4:07.10)
  • Feb 9th Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Phar-Mor Golf Tournament at Hamlin Inverrary
  • Feb 10th "Dangerous Women" final episode on WWOR-TV
  • Feb 10th Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA
  • Feb 10th Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana
  • Feb 11th F-16 jet crashes at residential district of Hengelo, Netherlands (No deaths)
  • Feb 11th Michael Johnson runs indoor world record 400m (44.97 sec)
  • Feb 13th "Most Happy Fella" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 229 performances
  • Feb 13th Jose Canseco repeatedly rams his Porsche into wife Esther's BMW
  • Feb 13th West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game
  • Feb 13th 42nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Grand Canyon" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 14th Andre Cason runs world record 6 m indoor (6.41 sec)
  • Feb 14th Cease fire in Somalia begins
  • Feb 14th Kieren John Perkins swims world record 800m freestyle (7:46.60)
  • Feb 14th Merlene Ottey runs world record 60m indoor (6.96 sec)
  • Feb 15th 100th episode of "Cops" airs on Fox
  • Feb 15th Jeffrey Dahmer found sane & guilty of killing 15 boys
  • Feb 16th Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow & blue

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Feb 16th LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Feb 16th 34th Daytona 500: Davey Allison wins (160.256 MPH)
  • Feb 19th Ken Ludwig's musical "Crazy For You" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1622 performances
  • Feb 19th Peter Collins discovers nova Cygni 1992
  • Feb 19th Porn producer Jim Mitchell found guilty of killing his brother Artie
  • Feb 20th "Private Lives" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • Feb 20th Orthodox patriarch Shenouda III visits Netherlands
  • Feb 20th Ross Perot says he'll run for President on Larry King Show
  • Feb 21st Kristi Yamaguchi of US wins Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating
  • Feb 22nd "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" closes at Music Box NYC
  • Feb 22nd Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox
  • Feb 22nd Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Open Golf Tournament
  • Feb 23rd 16th Winter Olympic games closes in Albertville, France
  • Feb 23rd Andy Flower scores 115* on ODI debut, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka
  • Feb 23rd World Cup scoreline Zimbabwe 4-312, Sri Lanka 7-313
  • Feb 23rd The Socialist Labour Party is founded in Georgia.
  • Feb 25th 34th Grammy Awards: Unforgetable, Marc Cohn wins
  • Feb 25th Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 25th Muddy Waters wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • Feb 26th "Search & Destroy" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • Feb 26th Irish Supreme Court rules 14 year old rape victim may get an abortion
  • Feb 27th Larry Smith named 9th Commissioner of the CFL

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Feb 27th Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • Feb 29th Dawn Coe wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • Feb 29th Professional Spring Football League begins
  • Mar 1st "Little Hotel on the Side" closes at Belasco NYC after 41 performances
  • Mar 1st "Visit" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Mar 1st Jenny Thompson swims 100m freestyle world record (1:01.40)
  • Mar 1st Nelson Diebel swims 100m freestyle US record (54.48 secs)
  • Mar 2nd Anita Hall swims female world record 200m freestyle (2:25.35)
  • Mar 2nd Moldova joins the United Nations.
  • Mar 3rd Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 263 die

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

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

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Mar 13th Martina Navratilova & Judy Nelson settle their galamony suit

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

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

Actress Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Actor Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
  • Mar 17th 28 killed in truck bombing of Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Arg
  • Mar 17th De Klerk wins a white only referendum
  • Mar 17th Islamic Jihad truck bombs Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires killing 29
  • Mar 17th Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit
  • Mar 18th "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 38 perf

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

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