Historical Events in May 1992

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

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May 1 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
  • May 1 NY Rangers wins their 1st ever 7th game of a playoff (vs NJ Devils)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 1 Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

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

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May 5 Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

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

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

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

Sport awardGolf Major

May 17 38th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Betsy King

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

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

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

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May 24 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins

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

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

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

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

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