October 1992 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Greater Pittsburgh International Airport opens
  • Oct 1 Ross Perot re-enters US presidental race
  • Oct 2 VP Itamar Franco becomes President of Brazil
  • Oct 2 The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Oct 4 1st time AL East & West champs have same record (96-66)-Tor & Oak
  • Oct 4 El Al cargo plane crashes at Amsterdam Bijlmer, 43 die
  • Oct 4 Miami Dolphin Louis Oliver returns record tying interception 103 yards
  • Oct 4 The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 1st overturn of a George H. W. Bush veto (cable bill)

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Oct 5 NY senator Alphonse D'Mato filibusters for 15 hours 20 mins
  • Oct 5 US Air goes on strike
  • Oct 8 Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott
  • Oct 8 Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus
  • Oct 9 Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to NY
  • Oct 9 A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of Knapp residence, Peekskill, New York, destroying family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu
  • Oct 10 Floriade (Flower Show) closes at Hague, Netherlands
  • Oct 11 1st 3-way US presidential debate (Bush-Clinton-Perot)
  • Oct 11 Toronto down 6-1 in 7th beats A's 7-6 in 11th in AL playoff
  • Oct 12 5.8 earthquake at Cairo (at least 510 die)
  • Oct 12 Arecibo radio telescope begins Microwave search for occupied planets
  • Oct 12 Expo '92 closes in Seville Spain
  • Oct 12 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Albany NY (WQBK 103.5 & 103.9 FM)
  • Oct 12 Microwave Observing Project begins (seeking alien life)
  • Oct 15 Charles Taylor launches an offensive against Monrovia Liberia
  • Oct 15 Howard Stern radio show begins broadcasting on WLUP-AM, Chicago
  • Oct 15 NYC Subway motorman Robert Ray convicted of manslaughter in death of 5 riders, when he fell asleep drunk while in control of train
  • Oct 18 6.6 earthquake hits Colombia with no fatalities
  • Oct 18 Start of Zimbabwe's 1st Test match, v India at Harare
  • Oct 20 David Houghton scores Zimbabwe's 1st Test hundred (121 v India, debut)
  • Oct 20 Mr Johnson surrenders Monrovia, Liberia & is exiled to Nigeria
  • Oct 22 Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) launches into space
  • Oct 22 Wendy Wasserstein's "Sisters Rosensweig" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 23 Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil.
  • Oct 25 Lithuania holds a referendum on its first post-Soviet constitution.
  • Oct 26 The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
  • Oct 26 London Ambulance Service thrown into chaos after implementation of new CAD (Computer Aided Despatch system) which failed.
  • Oct 27 Fox is to launch Tuesday night network TV, rescheduled to Decemeber
  • Oct 27 Great Britain issues postage stamp on 100th anniversary of JRR Tolkien
  • Oct 27 Tipper Gore (wife of future VP) admits to covering clock on her VCR with black tape so she wouldn't have to watch it blink
  • Oct 28 Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!
  • Oct 30 MTA begins installing automated fare collection turnstiles
  • Oct 31 Don Keller makes his 18,000th sky diver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 31 Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei

Weddings in History

  • Oct 3 LeVar Burton weds Stephanie Cozart

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 3 Future US President Barack Obama (31) weds fellow lawyer Michelle Robinson (28) in Chicago, Illinois

US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 16 Author J. K. Rowling (27) weds Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling

Deaths in History

  • Oct 1 Bruce Vorhauer, inventor (Today contraceptive sponge), suicide at 50
  • Oct 4 Itzhak Fuks, El Al captain, crashes in Bijlmer Netherlands
  • Oct 4 Ohad Arnon, El Al captain, crashes in Bijlmer Netherlands
  • Oct 5 Cornelis Berkhouwer, Dutch MP (VVD), dies
  • Oct 7 Allan Bloom, author (Closing of the American Mind), dies at 62
  • Oct 7 Tevfik Esenç, last known speaker of Ubykh (b. 1904)
  • Oct 8 Willy Brandt, chancellor of West Germany (1969-74), dies of cancer at 78
  • Oct 11 Theo Wolvencamp, painter (Cobra), dies
  • Oct 11 Willem RJ Wittkampf, journalist/writer (Liner, Cannon), dies
  • Oct 12 Ulysses Guimaraes, Brazilian MP (chairman), dies in accident
  • Oct 13 James Marshall, illustrator/author (The Stupids), dies at 50
  • Oct 15 Dorothy Helen Baker, mother of Diane Baker, dies at 78
  • Oct 17 Ton Hasebos, cameraman/TV director (Gnome Hasebos), dies
  • Oct 17 Herman Johannes, Indonesian professor, scientist and politician (b. 1912)
  • Oct 19 Gert Nastian, general & companion of Petra Kelly, found dead at 69
  • Oct 19 Petra Kelly, founder (German Green Party), found dead at 44
  • Oct 20 Orton Chirwa, Malawi's lawyer/Justice minister, dies in captivity
  • Oct 21 Jackson Weaver, voice of Smokey the Bear, dies of diabetes
  • Oct 21 Jim Garrison, Louisiana DA (investigate JFK assassination), dies at 70
  • Oct 21 Jim Garrison, American attorney (b. 1921)
  • Oct 23 Kees Spermon, Dutch painter/graphic artist, dies
  • Oct 24 Alexander V Van de Wall Bake, staff leader/gov KMA Breda, dies
  • Oct 24 Laurie Colwin, novelist (Happy All the Time), dies at 48
  • Oct 25 Adelino Da Palma Carlos, PM of Portugal (1974), dies
  • Oct 27 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)
  • Oct 29 Adrienne Canivez, wife of Victor of Vriesland, dies
  • Oct 29 Kenneth MacMillan, British choreographer (Manon, Judas Tree), dies
  • Oct 30 Joan Mitchell, American painter and printmaker dies of cancer aged 67