December 1992 in History

Events in History

  • 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 6 300,000 hindus destroy mosque of Babri India, 4 die
  • Dec 7 Galileo spacecraft passes North Pole of Moon (Peary Crater)
  • Dec 8 Galileo's nearest approach to Jupiter (303 km)
  • Dec 9 Operation Restore Hope - US Marines land in Somalia
  • 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 6.8-7.5 earthquake strikes Flores Island (tsunami kills 3,000)
  • Dec 12 Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada
  • Dec 13 FCC fines Infinity Broadcasting $600,000
  • Dec 14 52 people, including 25 children, are killed when a helicopter from Tkvarcheli is shot down during the War in Abkhazia
  • Dec 15 WNew AM (1130) NYC resigns air, replaced by WBBR
  • 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 13th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000
  • Dec 29 Gov Cuomo grants Jean Harris (Scarsdale Diet Dr killer) clemency
  • Dec 30 Shane Warne takes 7-52 to lead Australian MCG win v West Indies

Weddings in History

  • Dec 31 WCBS TV news anchor Carol Martin weds Joe Terry

Deaths in History

  • Dec 2 Gary Mascaro, choreographer, dies at 43
  • Dec 2 Loek Elfferich, Dutch journalist/historian (Treason in Rotterdam), die
  • Dec 3 Nureddin Al-Atassi, president of Syria (1966-70), dies
  • Dec 5 Hilary Tindall, dies of cancer at 54
  • Dec 5 Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41
  • Dec 7 Maurice Coutinho, writer/translator (Silent Struggle), dies at 79
  • Dec 7 Ruth Corbett Thom, dies after long illness at 78
  • Dec 8 William Shawn, US editor-in-chief (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85
  • Dec 10 Carlomagno Andrade, Equadorian general, dies
  • Dec 12 Bernard CJ Lievegoed, Dutch anthroposopher (Free College), dies at 87
  • Dec 12 Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)
  • Dec 13 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (b. 1899)
  • Dec 13 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (b. 1899)
  • Dec 16 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch writer (Snow White), dies at 80
  • Dec 18 Mark Goodson, TV game show producer (Goodson-Toddman), dies at 77
  • Dec 18 Mother Clare Hale, cared for NYC AIDS babies (Hale House), dies at 87
  • Dec 21 Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian/US violist (Beethoven, Bach), dies at 87
  • Dec 21 Sybil Andrews, English/Canada painter, dies at 94
  • Dec 22 Frederick W Franz, CEO (Watch Tower), dies at 99
  • Dec 24 Abdulkadir Widjojoatmodjo, Java diplomat, dies
  • Dec 24 Pierre Culliford [Peyo], Belgian cartoonist, dies of heart attack at 64
  • Dec 25 Richard H Ichord, US leader of House Un-American Activities Committee, dies at 66
  • Dec 25 Garrison H Davidson, US lt-gen commandant (West Point), dies
  • Dec 25 Helen B M Fennell Joseph, English/South Afr anti-apartheid, dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Monica Dickens, English/US journalist/author, dies at 77
  • Dec 26 Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch poet (Antipodes), dies at 74
  • Dec 26 John G Kemeny, US computer pioneer (BASIC), dies
  • Dec 27 Jan Peeters, Dutch watercolorist/monument artist, dies
  • Dec 27 Kay Boyle, American writer (Scottsboro: An American Tragedy), dies at 90
  • Dec 29 LH Ruitenberg, vicar/editor in chief (Reform Netherlands), dies at 87
  • Dec 30 Caesar [Caesar] Domela, painter/son of Ferdinand D Nieuwenhuis, dies
  • Dec 30 Ling-Ling, 1st panda China gave US, dies at 23