Historical Events in December 1992

  • Dec 1 2 C-141B Starlifters collide in Montana & crash, 13 die
  • Dec 1 Amy Fisher sentenced 5-15 yrs for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco
  • Dec 2 WQEW-AM radio replaces WQXR on 1560 in NYC
  • Dec 3 UN Security Council votes unanimous for US led forces to enter Somalia
  • Dec 3 The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 4 Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa.

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Dec 5 1st SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #12 Florida, 28-21
  • Dec 6 300,000 hindus destroy mosque of Babri India, 4 die
  • Dec 6 81st Davis Cup: USA beats Switzerland in Fort Worth (3-1)
  • Dec 6 Dottie Mochrie/Dan Forsmann wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Dec 6 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Dec 6 San Francisco Giants renege on $43 million pact with Barry Bonds

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Dec 7 Galileo spacecraft passes North Pole of Moon (Peary Crater)
  • Dec 8 Galileo's nearest approach to Jupiter (303 km)
  • Dec 8 NBC announces that "Cheers" will go off the air in May 1993

Music awardsMusic Awards

Dec 9 3rd Billboard Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Ropin' The Wind win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Dec 9 Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks
  • Dec 9 Operation Restore Hope - US Marines land in Somalia
  • Dec 9 Sri Lanka's third-ever Test Cricket victory (v NZ by 9 wkts)
  • Dec 9 NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season
  • Dec 10 "My Favorite Year" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • Dec 10 NHL awards franchises to Miami & Anaheim for 1994-95
  • Dec 10 NY Yankees sign free agent pitcher Jimmy Key
  • Dec 10 Orlanda Magic scores 14 3-pointers (2 shy of record)
  • Dec 11 Nor'easter storm hits NY, doing $ Billion worth of damage
  • Dec 11 WNEW AM radio on 1130 in NYC ends transmitting after 58 years
  • Dec 12 58th Heisman Trophy Award: Gino Torretta, Miami-Fla (QB)
  • Dec 12 6.8-7.5 earthquake strikes Flores Island (tsunami kills 3,000)
  • Dec 12 Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada
  • Dec 12 Julia Kurotchkina, 18, of Russia, crowned 42nd Miss World
  • Dec 12 NY Giants lose 19-0 to Phoenix Cardinals
  • Dec 13 "Show Off" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Dec 13 Dawn Coe-Jone wins Pizza-La LPGA Match Play Golf Championship
  • Dec 13 FCC fines Infinity Broadcasting $600,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 14 Lennox Lewis given WBC title, when Riddick Bowe refused to fight him

Boxer Riddick Bowe
Boxer
Riddick Bowe
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • Dec 14 52 people, including 25 children, are killed when a helicopter from Tkvarcheli is shot down during the War in Abkhazia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 15 Arthur Ashe is named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Dec 15 WNew AM (1130) NYC resigns air, replaced by WBBR
  • Dec 17 "Christmas Carol" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 22 performances
  • Dec 17 Gen Suwa finds tooth of 4.4 million year old Australopithecus ramidus
  • Dec 18 FCC vote 4-1 to allow Infinity to purchase Cook Inlet stations
  • Dec 20 Northwest & KLM introduce a new joint logo "Worldwide Reliability"

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 20 Slobodan Milosevic re-elected president of Serbia

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • Dec 21 Dutch DC-10 in fire at landing on Faro Portugal, 56 die
  • Dec 22 Libyan MIG-23UB attacks Boeing 727 at Souk al-Sabt, 158 die
  • Dec 24 US President George H. W. Bush pardons Caspar Weinberger for Iran-contra affair
  • Dec 26 NY Jet announcer Marty Glickman retires at 75
  • Dec 27 "3 From Brooklyn" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Dec 27 "Les Miserables" opens at Ostregaswerks, Copenhagen
  • Dec 27 "Tommy Tune Tonite! Song & Dance Act" opens at Gershwin NYC for 10 performances
  • Dec 27 13th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 27 Harry Connick Jr is caught with 9mm gun in NY's JFK airport

  • Dec 27 Nancy Sheehan wins LPGA Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Golf Tournament
  • Dec 29 Governor Cuomo grants Jean Harris (Scarsdale Diet Dr killer) clemency
  • Dec 30 Last day of Test Cricket for Michael Whitney
  • Dec 30 Shane Warne takes 7-52 to lead Australian MCG win v West Indies