January 1, 1992 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Bush is 1st US president to address Australian Parliament
  • Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
  • Europe breaks down trade barriers
  • International Space Year begins
  • NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
  • The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union.

Deaths in History

  • Grace Hopper, computer scientist, dies at 85
  • Hette G Abma, vicar/Dutch MP (SGP), dies
  • Mike Frankovich, US producer (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies