July 1992 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 6.6 earthquake in Big Bear Valley of Los Angeles
  • Jul 1 Ali Kafi becomes president of Algeria
  • Jul 2 Braniff Airlines goes out of business
  • Jul 3 Thirty-one years after being expelled, South Africa has its FIFA membership reinstated
  • Jul 5 Sixto Durán Ballén elected president of Ecuador
  • Jul 6 Fay Vincent institutes plans to realign NL
  • Jul 8 Thomas Klestil installed as president of Austria
  • Jul 8 Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities.
  • Jul 9 Space Shuttle STS 50 (Columbia 13) lands
  • Jul 10 Spaceship Giotto (Halley 1986) approaches comet Grigg-Skjellerup
  • Jul 10 SuriPop VII, Suriname Popular Song Festival
  • Jul 11 Presidential candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them "you people"
  • Jul 12 Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in St Louis of Jul 2, 1991 concert
  • Jul 13 The Tripartite Alliance, consisting of the African National Congress, South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Union, outlines a mass action plan for August
  • Jul 14 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz, starting the open source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds release "Linux" soon afterwards.

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Jul 15 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jul 15 The Security Council of the UN examine violence in South Africa
  • Jul 17 Slovak parliament asks for self rule
  • Jul 18 The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima, Peru.
  • Jul 19 Ebony P Warren, crowned 24th Miss Black America
  • Jul 19 NYC Ballet star Peter Martins, arrested for beating his wife
  • Jul 20 Round World Air Race begins in Paris
  • Jul 20 Václav Havel resigns as president of Czechoslovakia.

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Jul 22 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes prison

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • Jul 22 Soyuz TM-15 launches
  • Jul 23 Bruce Springsteen begins a world tour
  • Jul 23 Emperor Haile Selassie, [Ras Tafari Makonnen] of Ethiopia's, funeral

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Jul 24 Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner (eff 3/1/93)

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jul 24 Vickers Viscount crashes, 70 die
  • Jul 25 Army refused to overturn 127 year old conviction against Dr Mudd
  • Jul 26 Britain honours her dead in the Falklands War
  • Jul 27 Dimitri Lepikov, Vladimir Pychenko, Veniamin Taianovitch & Evgueni Sadovyi swim world record 4x200m freestyle (7:11.95)

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Jul 27 Nelson Mandela says a general strike will go ahead to protest for the removal of President De Klerk from power and for free elections

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jul 30 Lin Li swims female world record/OR 200m medley (2:11.65)
  • Jul 31 Thai Airbus crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 113 die

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 3 Gary Dell'Abate (Howard Stern Show) marries Mary

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jul 3 Mass Senator Ted Kennedy marries Victoria Reggie (38)
  • Jul 18 Helen Windsor, daughter of British Duke and Duchess of Kent weds art dealer Timothy Taylor at Windsor Castle

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Franco Cristaldi, Italian producer (Amarcord), dies
  • Jul 1 Francisco Mendes, Guinea-Bissauan politician (b. 1933)
  • Jul 2 Borisav Pekic, Serbian writer/politician, dies
  • Jul 2 Franco Cristaldi, Italian producer/Claudia Cardinale's husband, dies
  • Jul 3 Arline Bletcher, entertainer, dies of natural causes at 99
  • Jul 3 Marc Tannenbaum, rabbi (only Jew to attend Vatican II), dies at 66
  • Jul 6 Edgardo Pallero, Argentina producer (Los hijos de fierro), dies
  • Jul 7 Ruurd Faber, mayor of Aalten (1971-75), dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Kelvin Coe, Australian ballerina (A'sch Ballet/Bolshoi Ballet), dies
  • Jul 9 Eric Sevareid, American reporter (b. 1912)
  • Jul 11 Annette Fischer, Danish chairman Amnesty Intl, dies
  • Jul 11 Antoon J Hubben, mayor of Maasbree/President KVM/Unie BLHP, dies at 73
  • Jul 12 Albert Pierrepont, last British executioner (433 men/17 women), dies
  • Jul 15 Chingiz Mustafayev, Azerbaijan's most noted journalist (b. 1960)
  • Jul 15 Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (b. 1922)
  • Jul 18 Jan Pelleboer, Dutch meteorologist, dies
  • Jul 18 Mollie Parnis, fashion designer (Mamie Eisenhower), dies
  • Jul 18 Rudolf Ising, cartoonist (Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies), dies at 88
  • Jul 18 Viktor Louis, Russian journalist, dies
  • Jul 19 Bert Brugman, Dutch puppeteer (Dutch marionette theater), dies
  • Jul 19 Heinz Galinski, Pres (Central council for Jews in Germany), dies at 79
  • Jul 19 Paolo Borsellino, Italian anti-mafia judge, murdered by mafia
  • Jul 22 Souleiman Franjieh, president Lebanon (1970-76), dies
  • Jul 24 Arlette-Leonie Arletty, dies at 94
  • Jul 24 Khaled Mahmoud Saeed, asst to Palestine terrorist Abu Nidal, murdered
  • Jul 24 Lillian Oppenheimer, orgamist, dies of a heart attack at 93
  • Jul 24 Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (b. 1900)
  • Jul 26 Ron Webber, dies of cancer at 60
  • Jul 27 Max Dupain, Australian photographer (b. 1911)
  • Jul 29 Tavio Amorin, Togolese politician, murdered
  • Jul 30 Joe Shuster, co creator (Superman), dies at 78
  • Jul 31 G Harold Carswell, supreme court justice candidate 1970, dies at 72
  • Jul 31 Joseph L George, dies of cancer at 65
  • Jul 31 Ralph Strait, dies of heart attack at 56
  • Jul 31 Sjoerd de Free, reporter (Radio Herrijzend Netherland), dies