March 1992 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Jenny Thompson swims 100m freestyle world record (1:01.40)
  • Mar 1 Nelson Diebel swims 100m freestyle US record (54.48 secs)
  • Mar 2 Anita Hall swims female world record 200m freestyle (2:25.35)
  • Mar 2 Moldova joins the United Nations.
  • Mar 3 Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 263 die

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Mar 3 US President George H. W. Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Mar 3 Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina established.
  • Mar 5 Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks
  • Mar 6 The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
  • Mar 6 Founding of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
  • Mar 10 Sandra Seuser/Katrin Schreiter/Annet Hesselbarth/Grit Breuer walk female indoor world record 4x400m (3:27.22)
  • Mar 12 Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Mar 13 FCC rules companies can own 30 AM & 30 FM stations (formerly 12)
  • Mar 13 An earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey.
  • Mar 14 Farm Aid V
  • Mar 14 Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspends publication
  • Mar 15 UN officially embarks on its largest peacekeeping operation
  • Mar 16 Matt Keough, in the dugout, is hit flush in the head by a batted ball
  • Mar 17 28 killed in truck bombing of Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Arg

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Mar 17 South African President F. W. de Klerk wins a white only referendum

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Mar 17 Islamic Jihad truck bombs Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires killing 29
  • Mar 17 Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit
  • Mar 18 Leona Helmsley sentence to 4 years for tax evasion
  • Mar 18 Zimbabwe beat England by 9 runs in World Cup at Albury
  • Mar 19 Britain's Prince Andrew & Sarah, Duchess of York, announce separation
  • Mar 20 Janice Pennington is awarded $1.3M for accident on Price is Right set

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Mar 20 Noriega's wife Felicidad arrested for stealing buttons from dresses

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Mar 21 Pakistan scores 6-264 to overhaul NZ in exciting World Cup semi
  • Mar 22 US Air NY to Cleveland crashes on take off at LaGuardia, 27 die
  • Mar 24 Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
  • Mar 24 Sudanese Boeing 707 crashes on mountain Hymettos at Athens: 5-6 die
  • Mar 24 1st Belgium in the space, Dirk Frimout on Atlantis Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
  • Mar 25 British scientists find new largest perfect # (2 756839 -1 * 2 756839)
  • Mar 25 Imran Khan scores 72 & takes 1-43 off 6 2 overs in last ODI
  • Mar 25 Pakistan defeats England by 22 runs to win World Cup
  • Mar 25 Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands
  • Mar 25 Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
  • Mar 27 Bruce Springsteen releases "Human Touch" & "Lucky Town"
  • Mar 28 Ann Transon runs female world record 50k (3:35:31)
  • Mar 28 PBA National Championship Won by Eric Forkel
  • Mar 29 Herb Gardner's "Conversations With My Father" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 29 Ice Pairs Championship at Oakland won by Mishuktienok & Dmitriev (CIS)
  • Mar 29 NCAA Basketball Women's Championship at Kemper Arena, KC
  • Mar 30 Man accidentally backs in A's Jose Canseco's $225,000 Lamborghini
  • Mar 30 P J Patterson, resigns as 6th PM of Jamaica
  • Mar 30 WNSR-FM (105.1) changes callsign to WMXV-FM (NYC)
  • Mar 31 UN Security Council voted to ban flights & arms sales to Libya

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 4 Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, daughter of Albert II, Prince of Monaco
  • Mar 19 Henry & Angus Bernsen, twin sons of Corbin Bernsen & Amanda Pays

Deaths in History

  • Mar 4 Arthur Babbitt, animator (Mr Magoo, Goofy), die at 84 of heart failure
  • Mar 4 C Meijer, Dutch editor in chief (Typhoon), dies
  • Mar 4 Christian K Nelson, inventor (Eskimo Pie), dies at 98
  • Mar 4 Nestor Almendros, Spanish/US cameraman (Kramer vs Kramer), dies at 61
  • Mar 6 Emmy Huf, Dutch cabaret performer/writer (I Want Warm Meat), dies
  • Mar 6 Maria Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Mirror Palace), dies at 83
  • Mar 9 Jack McEdward, asst dir (Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell), dies at 94
  • Mar 9 James Brooks, US mural painter (Flight, La Guardia NY), dies at 85

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Mar 9 Menachem Begin, PM Israel (1977-80, 81-83, Nobel 1979), dies at 85

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Mar 10 Roy Holmer Wallack, dies of pneumonia at 64
  • Mar 11 Manuel De Dios Unanue, US anti-drug journalist, murdered at 48
  • Mar 11 Richard Brooks, director (Blackboard Jungle, Key Largo), dies at 79
  • Mar 12 Hans G Kresse, Dutch cartoonist (Eric the Viking), dies at 70
  • Mar 12 Ida Oosterbaan, Dutch founder (Women Action Committee), dies
  • Mar 12 Karel Poons, father of Paul Deen, dies
  • Mar 12 Philippe Soupault, writer, dies
  • Mar 12 Salvo Lima, mayor (Palermo)/MP (chr-dem), murdered
  • Mar 13 Hans Redeker, Dutch art critic (Algemeen Handelsblad), dies
  • Mar 14 C V Wood Jr, theme park developer (Disneyland), dies of cancer at 71
  • Mar 14 Steven Brian Pennell, 1st execution in Delaware in 45 years at 34
  • Mar 16 Renzhong Weangn, China politician (1934-45), dies
  • Mar 16 Yves Rocard, French physicist (b. 1903)
  • Mar 17 George Lovi, US columnist (Sky & Telescope's "Ramblings"), dies
  • Mar 18 Cornelis B Vaandrager, [C Vaan], poet (Giant of Rotterdam), dies at 56
  • Mar 23 Friedrich A von Hayek, British economist (Road to Serfdom), dies at 92
  • Mar 26 Barbara Frum, Canadian journalist (b. 1937)
  • Mar 27 Easley Blackwood, expert bridge player, dies at 89
  • Mar 27 Gerry Duggan, dies at 82
  • Mar 27 James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68), dies at 84
  • Mar 27 Martin Engelman, Dutch cartoonist/painter/graphic artist, dies
  • Mar 28 Wendell Mayes, writer, dies of cancer at 72
  • Mar 29 Earl Spencer, father of Lady Diana, dies at 68
  • Mar 30 Art Hannes, announcer, dies of a respiratory ailment at 72
  • Mar 30 Luigi De Laurentiis, Italian producer (Toto, Macaroni), dies
  • Mar 30 Manolis Andronikos, Greek archeologist, professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (b. 1919)
  • Mar 30 Manolis Andronicos, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece, dies at 72