Historical Events in May 1992

  • 1st Eric Houston kills 4 in a California HS where he failed history 4 yrs prior

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1st LA Dodgers postpone 3 games due to racial riots over Rodney King beating

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 1st NY Rangers wins their 1st ever 7th game of a playoff (vs NJ Devils)

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1st Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 2nd "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" opens at H Hayes NYC 14 performances
  • 2nd 118th Kentucky Derby: Pat Day aboard Lil E Tee wins in 2:03
  • 2nd Yugoslav Army seize Bosnian Pres Alija Izetbegovic
  • 3rd Balt's Gregg Olson, 25, is youngest to record 100 saves
  • 3rd Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

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3rd NY Met Eddie Murray is 24th to hit 400 HRs

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 3rd Ohio Glory wins 1st WLAF game (after 6 loses), beat Frankfurt 20-17
  • 3rd Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Centel Senior Golf Challenge

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5th Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 6th NY Met Anthony Young begins losing streak of at least 26 games
  • 6th Werder Bremen of Germany win 32nd European Cup winner's Cup against AS Monaco of France 2-0 in Lisbon
  • 7th 5 NYC cops arrested in Hauppauge, Long Island, for selling cocaine
  • 7th Constitutional amendment barring mid-term congressional raises passes
  • 7th Jockey Angel Cordero retires after winning over 7,000 horse races
  • 7th US space shuttle STS-49 launched (maiden voyage of Endeavour)
  • 9th America Cup finals begin in San Diego
  • 9th Final episode of "Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV
  • 9th Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe
  • 9th Armenian forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Karabakh War.
  • 9th Salem Village Witchcraft Victims' Memorial dedicated in Danvers (formally Salem Village) to mark 300 yr anniversary of trials
  • 9th 37th Eurovision Song Contest: Linda Martin for Ireland wins singing "Why Me" in Malmo
  • 10th "Hamlet" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 10th Bible Lands Museum opens in Jerusalem Israel
  • 10th Jennifer Wyatt wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic
  • 12th 1st Belgian woman (Ingrid Baeyens) to ascend Mount Everest
  • 13th 3 astronauts simultaneous walked in space for the 1st time
  • 13th Concrete foundation for ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) is poured
  • 13th Final episode of "Night Court" airs on NBC-TV
  • 13th Frank Stallone beats Geraldo Rivera in boxing on Howard Stern Show
  • 13th Li Hongzhi gave the first public lecture on Falun Gong in Changchun, People's Republic of China.
  • 14th WIBC Bowling Queens won by Cindy Coburn-Carroll
  • 15th Colombo '92 opens in Genoa Italy
  • 15th NY dept store chain Alexanders announces closing of all 11 stores
  • 15th Part of Cruger Avenue in Bronx renamed Regis Philbin Avenue

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

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

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17th 38th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Betsy King

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

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

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23rd 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
  • 23rd NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 0

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24th Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins

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

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

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

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

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 30th Minn Twin Bert Blyleven is 2nd to win as teenager & 40 year old
  • 30th NY Lotto pays $30 million to one winner (#s are 12-15-30-33-40-48)
  • 30th NY Yankee Scott Sanderson becomes 9th to beat all 26 teams
  • 30th UN votes for sanctions against Serb-led Yugoslavia to halt fighting
  • 31st 46th Tony Awards: Dancing at Lughnasa & Crazy For You win
  • 31st 5th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,060,000
  • 31st Barb Mucha wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic