1992 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 477

  • 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 20 India launches its 1st satellite independently

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 26 Carlos Martinez hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a HR
  • 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
  • Jun 1 America West Arena opens in Phoenix
  • Jun 1 E Lamps (20 year lightbulb) introduced
  • Jun 1 Snowfall in Colorado
  • Jun 2 Wilson Phillips release their 2nd album "Shadows & Light"
  • Jun 3 Joan Lunden ordered to pay her ex-husband $18,000 a month support
  • Jun 3 World's largest environmental summit opens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jun 4 San Jose voters reject Giants plan to build a new stadium
  • Jun 4 USPO announces young Elvis beats old Elvis stamp
  • Jun 6 Ben Vereen suffers injuries when hit by a car
  • Jun 7 NASA's Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) launches
  • Jun 8 Thomas Klestil succeeds Waldheim as president of Austria
  • Jun 10 Satellite Intelsat K launched
  • Jun 14 Mona Van Duyn is named 1st female US poet laureate
  • Jun 14 Ozzie Smith breaks Roy McMillan's NL mark by taking part in his 1,305th career double play
  • Jun 15 1st Berlin Air Show in 60 years
  • Jun 15 Erie Sailors (Fla Marlin farm team) 1st game beat Jamestown 6-5 in 13
  • Jun 15 Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport (NYC)
  • Jun 15 Jeff Reardon breaks Rollie Fingers' save record with #342
  • Jun 15 Dan Quayle, relying on faulty card, erroneously instructs Trenton NJ, elementary student to spell "potato," "potatoe" during spelling bee
  • Jun 16 Caspar Weinberger (Sec of Def 1981-87), indicted on Iran-contra charge
  • Jun 16 British postage stamp celebrates 350th anniversary of the Battle of Edgehill
  • Jun 16 Jeff King is 5th to be thrown out twice trying to steal in an inning
  • Jun 16 Longest salami is 68'9 & 25 circumference, weighed 1,492lbs/5oz in Flekkefjord, Norway
  • Jun 17 Conn Gov Lowell Weicker & WFAN DJ Don Imus change places for 1 day
  • Jun 17 Slaughtering by Inkhata-followers at Boipatong, South Africa, kills 42
  • Jun 19 Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa is shot twice in NYC
  • Jun 19 Inkhata-blood bath in Boipatong South-Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 Two skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg, Russia identified as Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra

  • Jun 22 Supreme Court rules "hate crime" laws violated free-speech rights
  • Jun 23 "Tin Bigha Day" protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh
  • Jun 23 Emmy 19th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 13th time

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 23 Yitzhak Rabin wins Israeli parliamentary election

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • Jun 24 Eddie Antar, CEO (Crazy Eddies), $74 m stock fraud caught in Israel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 John Gotti begins life sentence in jail

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • Jun 25 Alexanders Department store closes all 11 stores
  • Jun 25 STS 50 launches (Columbia)
  • Jun 26 India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh
  • Jun 26 NYC's MTA votes to ban cigarette ads on Jan 1, 1993
  • Jun 26 Supreme Court rules fund soliciting can be banned at airports
  • Jun 27 "57 Channels (and Nothin' on)" by Bruce Springsteen peaks at #68
  • Jun 27 Daryl Gates retires as LA police chief
  • Jun 28 Burharnuddin Rabbani becomes president of Afghanistan
  • Jun 28 Italian government of Amato forms
  • Jun 28 LA Police commisioner Daryl Gates steps down
  • Jun 28 The Constitution of Estonia is signed into law.
  • Jun 29 2 earthquakes including 7.4 hits southern Calif
  • Jun 29 A's Dennis Eckersley sets record of 26th straight save of season
  • Jun 29 Algerian head of state, Mohamed Boudiaf, is assassinated by military officers during a public speech at the opening of a cultural center in Annaba
  • Jun 30 Fidel Ramos installed as president of Philippines
  • Jun 30 Total solar eclipse in Uruguay (5m21s)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher joins the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven.

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jun 30 South African ANC President Nelson Mandela meets with UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali at Dakar

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 201 - 300 of 385

  • 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, American fashion designer (Mamie Eisenhower), dies in her 90s (she had long refused to disclose her exact age)
  • 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
  • Aug 1 Chico Alvarez, trumpeteer (Stan Kenton Orch), dies of cancer at 72
  • Aug 2 Ephraim Katz, Israeli/US encyclopedist (film encyclopedia), dies
  • Aug 2 Julio C Fernandez, Cuban/US journalist (founder Alma Mater), dies
  • Aug 3 Wang Hongwen, vice-President Chinese Comm Party (1973-76), dies
  • Aug 4 Frantisek Tomasek, archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 93
  • Aug 4 Ralph Cooper, creator (Amateur Night at the Apollo), dies of cancer
  • Aug 5 Robert Muldoon, premier NZ (1975-84)/President IMF, dies
  • Aug 8 Abul Qassim Khoei, Iraqi great-ayatollah/leader of Sjiieten, dies
  • Aug 8 Alison L Gertz, US aids-activist/Esquire women of year, dies of aids
  • Aug 8 Eitan Berglas, Israeli banker/advisor, dies
  • Aug 8 Thomas J McIntyre, US, senator/writer (Fear Brokers), dies
  • Aug 9 Christopher Todd, [Todd Wangberg], dies of AIDS at 30
  • Aug 9 Jan van Baal, antropologist/gov Dutch New-Guinea, dies
  • Aug 9 Patrick A Devlin, England, judge/lead house of Lords, dies
  • Aug 9 Thomas J McIntyre, (Sen-NH, 1963-79), dies at 77
  • Aug 11 Alonzo Church, American Mathematician whose work provided foundation for computer science, dies at 92
  • Aug 12 Mazoon al-Mashani, 2nd wife of Sultan Said bin Taimur and Queen Mother of Oman, dies at about 72
  • Aug 13 Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], poet (Geen letterheren), dies
  • Aug 14 Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian/Dutch painter, dies at 104
  • Aug 14 Flora Benson, American wife of Ezra Taft Benson, President of the Mormon Church, dies at 91

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 14 John Sirica, US federal judge (Watergate hearings), dies at 88

US Federal Judge John Sirica
US Federal Judge
John Sirica
  • Aug 14 Marion P Ames, US, advocate/activist, dies
  • Aug 15 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US author (American Glass Animals), dies
  • Aug 15 Giorgio Perlasca, Italian anti-fascist (saved 5,200 Jews), dies
  • Aug 15 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
  • Aug 15 Osamu Inaba, Japanese min of justice, dies
  • Aug 17 Andre de Villiers, South African, murdered
  • Aug 17 Barbara Morgan, photographer (Martha Graham), dies at 92
  • Aug 17 Tommy Nutter, fashion designer (bell bottom pants), dies of AIDs at 49
  • Aug 18 Gerard Sonder, Dutch radio host (AVRO), dies
  • Aug 18 John Stuges, director (Gunfight at OK Corral), dies of emphysema at 82
  • Aug 18 Christopher McCandless, subject of the book Into the Wild (b. 1968)
  • Aug 19 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron, dies of a brain tumor at 80
  • Aug 20 Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, cosmonaut, dies at 59
  • Aug 20 William Taylor, chairman (FDIC), dies at 53
  • Aug 21 Theo van Tijn, Marxist/social-historian, dies at 65
  • Aug 21 Dai Vernon, Canadian magician (b. 1894)
  • Aug 23 Virginia Sale-Wren, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 92
  • Aug 23 Wayne McLaren, Marlboro Man, dies of lung cancer at 51
  • Aug 24 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74
  • Aug 25 Jan G Toonder, writer (Castle in Ireland), dies at 78
  • Aug 26 Bob the Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje), dies
  • Aug 26 Arthur Leigh Allen, American suspected murderer (b. 1933)
  • Aug 29 Mary Norton, children book author (Borrowers), dies at 88
  • Sep 2 Barbara McClintock, US, geneticist (Nobel 1983), dies at 90
  • Sep 2 Piotr Jaroszewicz, premier of Poland (1970-80), dies
  • Sep 3 Johannes van Capel, oldest man in Netherlands (Born 4/22/1884), dies
  • Sep 5 Dorothy MacKaye, marital advisor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 88
  • Sep 8 Quentin N Burdick, (Sen-D-ND, 1960-91), dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Erik Terpstra, director (Versier de leegte, De ander, Daniel), dies
  • Sep 11 Paul Storken, Dutch priest (Away Backing), dies
  • Sep 13 Lou Jacobs, US clown (1966 US postage stamp), dies at 89
  • Sep 14 Ted Weiss, (Rep-NY, 1977-92), dies at 64
  • Sep 14 Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
  • Sep 15 Walter B Jones, (Rep-D-NC, 1966-92), dies at 79
  • Sep 16 Duke Robbins, entertainer, dies of pneumonia at 71
  • Sep 16 Lee Tully, entertainer, dies
  • Sep 16 Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82), dies at 82
  • Sep 17 William A Swanberg, biographer (Henry Luce, Pulitzer 1973), dies at 84
  • Sep 19 Jacques Pic, french restaurant owner, dies
  • Sep 21 Hans Rosenberg, astronomer/alderman of Utrecht, dies
  • Sep 23 Bernice Gera, 1st female basball ump (1969 NY-Penn League) dies at 61
  • Sep 23 James A Van Fleet, US general (D-Day, Battle of Bulge), dies at 100
  • Sep 23 Paul E Garber, 1st curator (National Air & Space Museum), dies at 93
  • Sep 26 Ralph Manheim, translator (Mein Kampf), dies at 85
  • Sep 27 Wim Van Exter, founder Unity Profession Central (1944), dies
  • Sep 28 John Leech, British mathematician, dies at 66
  • 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