February 1992 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 2 Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45.02 sec)

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Feb 3 Defense opens calling Noriega "our ally in war on drugs"

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Feb 3 Labor strike at Royal Canadian Mint ends
  • Feb 3 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $300 per week

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Feb 5 Jury selection begins in the LA police beating Rodney King case

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Feb 6 The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence.
  • Feb 7 Eueopean Union becomes official under Maastricht treaties
  • Feb 8 "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred peaks at #1
  • Feb 8 Ulysses spacecraft passes Jupiter
  • Feb 9 Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 sec by Thomas School of Germ
  • Feb 10 "Dangerous Women" final episode on WWOR-TV
  • Feb 11 F-16 jet crashes at residential district of Hengelo, Netherlands (No deaths)
  • Feb 11 Michael Johnson runs indoor world record 400m (44.97 sec)
  • Feb 13 Jose Canseco repeatedly rams his Porsche into wife Esther's BMW
  • Feb 13 42nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Grand Canyon" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 14 Andre Cason runs world record 6 m indoor (6.41 sec)
  • Feb 14 Cease fire in Somalia begins
  • Feb 14 Merlene Ottey runs world record 60m indoor (6.96 sec)
  • Feb 15 100th episode of "Cops" airs on Fox

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Feb 15 Jeffrey Dahmer found sane & guilty of killing 15 boys

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Feb 16 Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow & blue
  • Feb 16 34th Daytona 500: Davey Allison wins (160.256 MPH)
  • Feb 19 Peter Collins discovers nova Cygni 1992
  • Feb 19 Porn producer Jim Mitchell found guilty of killing his brother Artie
  • Feb 20 Orthodox patriarch Shenouda III visits Netherlands
  • Feb 20 Ross Perot says he'll run for President on Larry King Show
  • Feb 22 Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox
  • Feb 23 Andy Flower scores 115* on ODI debut, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka
  • Feb 23 World Cup scoreline Zimbabwe 4-312, Sri Lanka 7-313
  • Feb 23 The Socialist Labour Party is founded in Georgia.
  • Feb 25 Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
  • Feb 26 Irish Supreme Court rules 14 year old rape victim may get an abortion
  • Feb 29 Professional Spring Football League begins

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Rebop Rundgren, son of Michelle Gray & Todd

Weddings in History

  • Feb 22 Ed McMahon (69) weds Pamela Hurn (37)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Irving R Kaufman, federal judge (Rosenberg Case), dies at 81
  • Feb 2 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist, dies at 78
  • Feb 2 Maurice J Hill, writer (Track of Thunder), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • Feb 2 Maurice L Kusell, dies
  • Feb 4 Fred Slyter, dialogue coach, dies after long illness at 56
  • Feb 5 Donald Zimmerman, editor, dies
  • Feb 5 Miguel Rolando Covian, Brazilian physiologist (b. 1913)
  • Feb 7 Jeanne Gerson, dies of cancer & pneumonia at 87

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Feb 10 Alex Haley, US writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), dies at 70

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • Feb 10 Florence Tarlow, dies of cancer at 70
  • Feb 10 Mau Kopuit, Dutch editor-in-chief (New Israeli Weekly Newspaper), dies
  • Feb 10 Thomas Graftdijk, Dutch writer (Dr Faustus), dies
  • Feb 12 Ton Brandsteder, CEO (Sony Netherland BV), dies at 74
  • Feb 13 Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Restless Travel), dies at 61
  • Feb 13 Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • Feb 14 Jacob "Bob" de Uyl, journalist/author (Restless Travel), dies at 61
  • Feb 15 María Elena Moyano, Peruvian activist (b. 1960)
  • Feb 16 Abbas Musawi, leader of Hezbollah, assassinated
  • Feb 16 Angela Carter, British novelist (Magic Toyshop), dies of cancer at 51
  • Feb 16 George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies
  • Feb 16 Janio Quadros, president of Brazil (1961), dies
  • Feb 16 Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge Amster (squaters), dies at 78
  • Feb 19 Chet Leaming, dies after brief illness at 66
  • Feb 20 Andrew Schenck, conducter, dies of melanoma at 51
  • Feb 20 Roberto D'Aubuisson, El Salvadorian founder (ARENA), dies
  • Feb 21 Franc Holden, British astronomer (Binary Stars), dies
  • Feb 21 William S Magginetti, dies at 98
  • Feb 23 Markos Vafiades, leader (ELAS, 1943-49), dies
  • Feb 24 Kay Loring, dies after long illness
  • Feb 25 Ollie O'Toole, dies after long illness at 79
  • Feb 26 S I Hayakawa, (Sen-R-California), dies of a stroke at 85
  • Feb 27 Marinus Ruppert, Dutch trade union leader (CNV), dies at 80
  • Feb 27 S I Hayakawa, (Sen-California, 1977-83), dies at 85
  • Feb 28 Emilla Sherman, choreographer/rockette, dies
  • Feb 29 Earl Scheib, CEO (Earl Scheib Auto Paint), dies at 85
  • Feb 29 Ruth Pitter, English poet (b. 1897)