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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Grace Hopper, American computer scientist and US Navy admiral who invented the first compiler for a universal computer programming language and is credited with coining the phrase 'debugging’, dies at 85

Computer Scientist and Admiral Grace Hopper
Computer Scientist and Admiral
Grace Hopper
  • Hette G Abma, vicar/Dutch MP (SGP), dies
  • Mike Frankovich, US producer (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies