May 1992 in History

Events in History

  • May 1 Eric Houston kills 4 in a California HS where he failed history 4 yrs prior

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May 1 Danielle Steel’s historical romance novel “Jewels” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • May 2 Yugoslav Army seizes Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic
  • May 3 Balt's Gregg Olson, 25, is youngest to record 100 saves
  • May 4 "I Saw the Light" single released by Wynonna (Billboard Song of the Year 1992)
  • May 7 5 NYC cops arrested in Hauppauge, Long Island, for selling cocaine
  • May 7 Constitutional amendment barring mid-term congressional raises passes
  • May 7 US space shuttle STS-49 launched (maiden voyage of Endeavour)
  • May 9 America Cup finals begin in San Diego
  • May 9 Armenian forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Karabakh War.
  • May 9 Salem Village Witchcraft Victims' Memorial dedicated in Danvers (formally Salem Village) to mark 300 yr anniversary of trials
  • May 10 Bible Lands Museum opens in Jerusalem Israel
  • May 12 1st Belgian woman (Ingrid Baeyens) to ascend Mount Everest
  • May 13 3 astronauts simultaneous walked in space for the 1st time
  • May 13 Concrete foundation for ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) is poured
  • May 13 Li Hongzhi gave the first public lecture on Falun Gong in Changchun, People's Republic of China.
  • May 14 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Cindy Coburn-Carroll
  • May 15 Colombo '92 opens in Genoa Italy
  • May 15 NY dept store chain Alexanders announces closing of all 11 stores
  • May 15 Part of Cruger Avenue in Bronx renamed Regis Philbin Avenue
  • May 16 Polls show Perot, Bush & Clinton could be in a deadlock
  • May 16 US space shuttle STS-49 lands (maiden voyage of Endeavour)
  • May 17 Expos Gary Carter is 3rd to catch 2,000 games (joins Boone & Fisk)
  • May 18 US Supreme Court rules states could not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs
  • May 19 27th Amendment ratified, prohibits Congress from raising its salary
  • May 19 Amy Fisher shoots Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the face in an altercation over an affair with her husband, in Massapequa, New York
  • May 19 Englishman Dave Gauder, 224 lbs, pulls 196 ton jumbo jet, 3 inches
  • May 19 "Some Gave All" debut album by Billy Ray Cyrus is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1993)
  • May 20 India launches its 1st satellite independently

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May 20 At height of "Black May' political crisis in Thailand TV interview broadcast of King Bhumibol Adulyadej demanding Generals Suchinda and Chamlong work together.

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • May 21 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • May 21 NJ senate overrides Governor Florio's veto & lowers sales tax to 6%
  • May 22 India launches its Agni rocket
  • May 22 Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of Tonight Show

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May 23 US President George H. W. Bush orders Coast Guard to intercept boats with Haitian refugees

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • May 25 Jay Leno becomes permanent host of "Tonight Show"
  • May 25 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected president of Italy
  • May 28 65th National Spelling Bee: Amanda Goad wins spelling lyceum
  • May 30 NY Lotto pays $30 million to one winner (#s are 12-15-30-33-40-48)
  • May 30 UN votes for sanctions against Serb-led Yugoslavia to halt fighting
  • May 31 46th Tony Awards: Dancing at Lughnasa & Crazy For You win
  • May 31 5th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,060,000

Weddings in History

  • May 30 Paul Simon weds Edie Brickell

Deaths in History

  • May 2 Lee Salk, baby doctor/author, dies of cardiac arrest at 65
  • May 2 Wilbur Mills, (Rep-D-Ark)/involved with Fanne Foxe, dies at 82
  • May 3 Peter Bruni, dies of heart failure at 60
  • May 4 Henri Guillemin, French historian, dies at 89
  • May 4 Ismael Galeano, "Commandant Franklyn" (Contra), dies
  • May 4 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 50
  • May 4 Gregor Mackenzie, Labour Party (UK) politician (b. 1927)
  • May 5 Ben Frommer, dies at 78
  • May 5 Dick Yarmy, dies of lung cancer at 58
  • May 5 Stefano d'Arrigo, Siciilian writer, dies at 72
  • May 6 Jilly Rizzo, restauranteur/friend of Frank Sinatra, dies in a car crash at 75
  • May 8 Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80
  • May 8 Brian Moore, writer (Catholics), dies of heart failure at 59
  • May 8 Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Fear on Java), dies at 71
  • May 9 Mike Tyrell [Red Baron], British air acrobat, dies in an accident
  • May 10 Liesbeth Saijers, sculptor, dies
  • May 11 Carlos Herrera, drink inventor (Margarita), dies at 90
  • May 11 Elizabeth McDonald, inventor (Spic & Span), dies at 98
  • May 13 Gisela Elsner, German writer, commits suicide at 55
  • May 13 F. E. McWilliam, Northern Irish sculptor (b. 1909)
  • May 15 Robert Morris Page, US physicist (radar), dies at 88
  • May 20 Roger Keith Coleman, American murder who protested his innocence, is executed at 33
  • May 21 Brendan Nulholland, Daily Mail reporter, dies at 59
  • May 21 Elizabeth David, British cookbook writer, dies
  • May 21 Mrithi, gorilla (Gorilla in the Mist), dies at 24
  • May 22 Zellig Harris, American linguist (b. 1909)
  • May 23 Giovanni Falcone, anti-mafia judge (Palermo), murdered
  • May 25 Philip C Habib, US diplomat (Middle-East/Asia), dies at 72
  • May 25 Viktor Grishin, hardline soviet communist, dies at 78, dies
  • May 27 Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Aankomen in Avignon), dies at 55
  • May 27 Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo, mobster (St Valentines Day), dies at 86
  • May 27 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (b. 1890)
  • May 29 Karl Carstens, president of RFA (1979-84), dies
  • May 30 Karl Carstens, president German FR (1979-84), dies at 77
  • May 31 Lutz Stavenhagen, top aid to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, dies at 52