Historical Events in April 1992

  • Apr 1 5th Largest wrestling crowd (64,287-Toronto SkyDome)
  • Apr 1 Battleship USS Missouri, on which the Japanese surrender took place, decommissioned
  • Apr 1 Last defendant in St John sex assault case sentenced to 3 yrs probation
  • Apr 1 NFL decides to stay with 17 week schedule instead of expanded 18 games
  • Apr 1 NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history
  • Apr 1 Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman
  • Apr 1 WA beat NSW by 44 runs to win the Sheffield Shield Final
  • Apr 1 World's 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24B aid for former USSR
  • Apr 2 "Hamlet" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Apr 2 Edith Cresson, France's 1st female premier, resigns

MurderMurder of Interest

Apr 2 John Gotti is found guilty of 5 murders (Paul Castellano, Thomas Bilotti, Robert DiBernardo, Liborio Milito and Louis Dibono), plus conspiracy to murder, loansharking, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, bribery and tax evasion

Gangster John Gotti
John Gotti
  • Apr 2 Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands
  • Apr 3 1st exhibition game at Camden Field - Orioles beat NY Mets
  • Apr 4 Game 1 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees beat NY Mets 6-4 at Yank Stad

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Apr 4 Jury deliberations begin in Noriega case

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Apr 4 Sali Berisha becomes president/Alexander Meksi premier of Albania
  • Apr 4 146th Grand National: Carl Llewellyn aboard Party Politics wins
  • Apr 5 "Search & Destroy" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • Apr 5 11th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Western Ky 78-62
  • Apr 5 4th Seniors Golf Tradition: Lee Trevino
  • Apr 5 Dana Lofland wins Las Vegas LPGA Golf International
  • Apr 5 Game 2 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees sweep NY Mets 6-5 at Shea

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Apr 5 Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori suspends the constitution and dissolves Congress

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • Apr 5 Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon installed as president

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Apr 5 Wrestlemania VIII, 62,167 at Hoosier Dome, Hulk Hogan DQs Sid Justice

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Apr 5 Several hundred-thousand abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 6 1st game at Camden Field, Balt-Orioles beat Indians 2-0
  • Apr 6 54th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Michigan 71-51
  • Apr 6 British Radio Authority licenses Virgin & TV-AM radio licenses
  • Apr 6 Microsoft announced Windows 3.1, upgrading Windows 3.0
  • Apr 6 Oriole Park at Camden Yards opens, beating Cleveland 2-0
  • Apr 6 Serbian troops begin siege of Sarajevo
  • Apr 6 US Supreme Court rules a Nebraska farmer was entrapped by postal agents into buying mail-order child pornography
  • Apr 6 Voting begins on choice of Elvis postage stamps
  • Apr 6 A general strike is declared by communist groups in Nepal.
  • Apr 7 Republika Srpska (aka the Bosnian Serb Republic) announces its independence.
  • Apr 8 "5 Guys Named Moe" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 445 performances
  • Apr 8 After 151 years Britain's "Punch Magazine" final issue
  • Apr 9 "Redwood Curtain" opens at Neiderlander theater on Broadway
  • Apr 9 Florida drops rape charges against NY Mets Gooden, Boston & Coleman
  • Apr 9 John Majors, (C) elected PM of England
  • Apr 9 Record 18 golfers shoot in 60s in Masters round 1 (old record 12)
  • Apr 9 US Fed court finds Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of 8 out of 10 drug and racketeering charges
  • Apr 9 William O Studeman, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Apr 10 25 die in a bus bombing in Sri Lanka
  • Apr 10 Floriade (Flower Show) opens at Hague Neth
  • Apr 10 NHL strike ends after 10 days
  • Apr 11 BPAA US Open by Robert Lawrence
  • Apr 11 Indians set team record for long game loss to Red Sox (19 inn - 6½ hr)
  • Apr 11 Irish Republican Army bombs London financial district, killing 3
  • Apr 12 "Streetcar Named Desire" opens at Ethel Barrymore NYC for 137 performances
  • Apr 12 2nd lowest NBA scoring game - Detroit Piston 72, NY Knicks 61
  • Apr 12 53rd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Lee Trevino

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 12 56th Masters Golf Tournament: Fred Couples wins, shooting a 275

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • Apr 12 Earthquake rocks Germany
  • Apr 12 Euro Disney (Disneyland Paris) opens in Marne-la-Vallee, France
  • Apr 12 Lynn Gunther of California threatens to blow herself up in front of UN
  • Apr 12 Matt Young no-hits Cleveland, but loses 2-1
  • Apr 12 NY Mets lose 1st 3 home games for 1st time since 1962
  • Apr 12 Trump Shuttle becomes US Air Shuttle
  • Apr 13 "2 Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 160 performances
  • Apr 13 Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits Netherlands
  • Apr 13 American Airlines reduce its 1st-class fares 20%-50%
  • Apr 13 Crystal Pepsi begins test marketing in Providence, Denver & Dallas
  • Apr 13 Great Chicago Flood - Chicago's underground tunnels flood
  • Apr 13 Lou Carnesecca retires as coach of St John's basketball team
  • Apr 13 Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (NY Yanks 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yanks score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2
  • Apr 14 "Guys & Dolls" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1143 performances
  • Apr 14 "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, Manchester
  • Apr 14 Court throws out Apple's lawsuit against Microsoft
  • Apr 14 UAW ends 5 month strike against Caterpillar Inc
  • Apr 14 UN imposes embargo against Libya takes effect
  • Apr 15 Billionaire Leona Helmsly is sent to jail for tax evasion
  • Apr 15 Jay Leno's final appearance as permanent guest host of Tonight
  • Apr 15 Lincoln Hospital in Bronx loses its accreditation
  • Apr 15 NY Islander, Al Arbour, coaches most NHL games (1,438)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Apr 15 William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame

  • Apr 15 The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • Apr 16 "Metro" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Apr 16 1st concrete is poured at new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field)
  • Apr 16 Afghan president Najibullah resigns
  • Apr 16 NY Rangers win team record 50th game
  • Apr 16 The Katina P runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique. 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
  • Apr 18 Start of South Africa's 1st Test Cricket since 1970 (v WI Bridgetown)
  • Apr 19 "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" closes at Beaumont NYC after 38 perf
  • Apr 19 Balki & Mary Ann wed on "Perfect Strangers"
  • Apr 19 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Sega Women's Golf Championship
  • Apr 20 100th episode of "Murphy Brown" airs
  • Apr 20 96th Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 1st man in 2:08:14 and Olga Markova of Russia 1st woman in 2:23:43
  • Apr 20 All star concert in memory of Freddie Mercury held at Wembley Stadium, London
  • Apr 20 Expo '92 opens in Seville Spain
  • Apr 20 Joan Lunden, breaks her left shoulder after being thrown from a horse

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Apr 20 Madonna signs $60-million deal with Time Warner

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • Apr 21 "High Rollers" opens at Helen Hayes theater on Broadway
  • Apr 21 Mobil Oil tug with 12,000 gallons of oil run aground in Arthur Kill (a tidal strait separating Staten Island, New York City from mainland New Jersey, USA)
  • Apr 21 Robert Alton Harris is put to death in the California Gas Chamber for 3 murders.
  • Apr 22 "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" closes at H Hayes NYC 14 performances
  • Apr 22 6.0 earthquake in California
  • Apr 22 Gas explodes in sewer, kills 200 in Guadalajara Mexico
  • Apr 22 Plane crash at Perris Valley Airport California, kills 16 parachutists
  • Apr 23 "Shirnada" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Apr 23 Marion Berry (former mayor of Wash DC) let out of prison
  • Apr 23 McDonald's opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China
  • Apr 24 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 108 performances

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Apr 24 George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Apr 24 Vinson Pike fined £1000 for distributing obscene computer pictures
  • Apr 25 "Shimada" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Apr 25 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marc McDowell
  • Apr 26 "Grand Hotel" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1,018 performances
  • Apr 26 "Growing Pains" final episode on ABC TV
  • Apr 26 "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 569 performances
  • Apr 26 "Master Builder" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Apr 26 "Metro" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • Apr 26 "Who's The Boss" final episode after 8 years on ABC TV

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Apr 26 Alex Haley, (Roots), wins 1992 Ellis Island Award, posthumously

Writer Alex Haley
Alex Haley
  • Apr 26 Maggie Will wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • Apr 26 Ozzie Smith steals his 500th base
  • Apr 26 1992 NFL Draft: Steve Emtman from University of Washington first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • Apr 27 "Small Family Business" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Apr 27 NY Mets trade David Cone to Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent
  • Apr 27 The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.
  • Apr 27 Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
  • Apr 28 Brewers beat Blue Jays 22-2 with AL record 31 hits in 9 innings
  • Apr 28 Italian President Francesco Cossiga formally resigns
  • Apr 29 "Falsettos" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 487 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 29 27th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Apr 29 Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery

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Apr 29 Jury acquits LA police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Apr 29 Sheena Easton collapses on stage while performing in "Man of LaMancha"
  • Apr 29 Voting ends on choice of Elvis stamps
  • Apr 30 208th & final episode of Cosby Show on NBC-TV