1992 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 480

  • 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 that a general strike will go ahead; the aim of the mass protest was the peaceful removal of President De Klerk from power, the immediate transfer of political power to the people and free and fair elections to a constituent assembly

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
  • Aug 1 USA/USSR Around World Air Race begins at Santa Monica
  • Aug 2 Tom Seaver, R Fingers, Hal Newhouser, & B McGowan enter Hall of Fame

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Aug 5 4 cops in Rodney King beating case indicted on civil rights charge

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Aug 8 Lou Whitaker hits his 200th career HR
  • Aug 9 Record temperature in Berlin-Dahlem 99.3°F (37.4°C)
  • Aug 10 Satellite TOPEX/Poseidon launched
  • Aug 10 Soyuz TM-15 lands
  • Aug 11 Oakland A's rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game
  • Aug 12 Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • Aug 15 Colombo '92 closes in Genoa Italy
  • Aug 16 Moses Kiptanui runs world record 3k (7:28.96)
  • Aug 20 England get 7-363 in 55 overs vs Pakistan, then world ODI record
  • Aug 22 Matthews & Warne spin Australia to a famous win v Sri Lanka
  • Aug 22 FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
  • Aug 23 Wilhelm Verwoerd, grandson of former South African Prime Minister, Hendrik Verwoerd, main architect of apartheid, joins the African National Congress
  • Aug 24 1st structural steel beams are erected at Gateway (Jacobs Field)
  • Aug 24 Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida; 35 die
  • Aug 24 Screw magazine superimposed a gunsight over a picture of Larry Flint
  • Aug 24 Diplomatic relations are established between the People's Republic of China and South Korea.
  • Aug 27 Mets trade David Cone to Toronto for Jeff Kent & Ryan Thompson
  • Aug 29 Randy Myers blows his 6th save of the season & it marks the 5th time he's blown a potential win for Greg Harris
  • Aug 29 Brave's Charlie Leibrandt 1,000th strikeout. He decides to keep the ball by rolling it to the dugout, allowing Ricky Jordan to take second base on error.
  • Aug 30 David Lewett & Jane Luu discovers comet: "1992 QB1" 64 mil km from Sun
  • Aug 31 Dynamite explosion in Philipines mine; 500 die
  • Aug 31 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Cleveland, Ohio on WNCX 98.5 FM
  • Sep 1 NYC police commisioner Brown resigns
  • Sep 1 Tommy Smothers undergoes arthroscopic surgery
  • Sep 2 Nicaragua struck by earthquake/floodings; 118 die
  • Sep 2 US dollar valued at 156.50 guilder (record)
  • Sep 6 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m (3:28.86)
  • Sep 7 Army of Ciskei homeland kills 28 ANC demonstrators
  • Sep 8 Howard Stern Radio Show begins broadcasting in Dallas (KGEL-FM 97.1)
  • Sep 10 Lucy in Peanuts comics raises her Pyschiatric Help from 5 cents to 47 cents
  • Sep 11 Hurricane Iniki hits Kauai Hawaii; 3 die & 8,000 injured
  • Sep 12 Hurricane Inuki pounds Hawaii
  • Sep 12 STS-47 (Endeavour 2) launches

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Sep 12 Mae Jemison is the 1st African American woman to go into space (aboard Endeavour STS-47)

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison
  • Sep 14 1st subway car completed to be exported from US (to Taiwan)
  • Sep 16 900 die in flood in Pakistan
  • Sep 16 FCC votes to allow competition for local phone service
  • Sep 17 Theodore (Ted) Weiss wins democratic primary for NYC congressional seat despite having died on 14th
  • Sep 17 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ8.8 billion
  • Sep 17 House votes 280 to 128 to give FCC control of cable TV rates
  • Sep 19 UN Security Council votes 12-0 (3 abstentions) to dump Yugoslavia
  • Sep 19 17th Toronto International Film Festival: "Strictly Ballroom" directed by Baz Luhrmann wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 20 France votes in favor of Maastricht treaty
  • Sep 20 Phils' Mickey Moradini makes an unassisted triple play
  • Sep 20 Space shuttle STS-47 (Endeavour 2) lands
  • Sep 22 Heavy storm in South France, 34 die
  • Sep 23 Bradlees announces it will take over Alexander's dept stores in NYC
  • Sep 23 Jackson Browne reportedly beats girlfriend Daryl Hannah
  • Sep 23 Mud storm kills 30 in South France
  • Sep 24 Toronto's Dave Winfield, 40, is oldest player to reach 100-RBI
  • Sep 25 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 25 Opening Main-Donau canal (North Sea-Black Sea)
  • Sep 25 US Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle
  • Sep 25 Gregory Kingsley, 12, wins right to divorce his parents & live with his foster parents, he takes name Shawn Russ
  • Sep 26 Nigerian Air Force Hercules C-130 crashes three minutes after take-off from Lagos, Nigeria, killing 163
  • Sep 26 Tsuruhiko Kiuchi discovers comet Swift-Tuttle
  • Sep 27 ASPCA stops Santeria ceremony in Bronx halts sacrifice of 42 animals
  • Sep 27 Seattle's Randy Johnson ties AL record for lefties with 18 strike outs
  • Sep 28 Oakland A's win AL West title
  • Sep 28 Pakistani Airbus A-300 crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 167 dies
  • Sep 29 Parliament suspends president Fernando Collor
  • 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.

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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

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Divorces in History

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Deaths in History

Deaths 301 - 384 of 384

  • 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
  • Nov 1 Jeremias Chitunda, vice-chairman (Angolese Unita-rebellion), dies
  • Nov 3 Jean Daskalides, Belgian chocolate factory, dies at 70
  • Nov 5 Arpad E Elo, Hungarian physicist (chess classification system), dies
  • Nov 5 Jan Hendrik Oort, Dutch astronomer (Oort Cloud), dies at 92
  • Nov 7 Alexander Dubček, headed Czech Communist Party (1968-69), dies at 70
  • Nov 9 Charles Fraser-Smith, English inventor (man who never was), dies
  • Nov 9 William Hillcourt, author (Boy Scout Handbook), dies at 92
  • Nov 10 Antoine C J Rottier, Dutch CEO (DSM), dies
  • Nov 11 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, cosmonaut, dies at 50
  • Nov 11 Giulio C Argan, Italian art critic/mayor of Rome, dies
  • Nov 13 Alan Balsam, US movie editor (Divine Madness), dies
  • Nov 13 Gregory Markopoulos, German/US director (Iliac Passion, Bliss), dies
  • Nov 13 Lucrecia Perez, Dominicans in Spain (Racist Murder), dies at 33
  • Nov 14 Robert Reese, producer, dies of natural causes at 66
  • Nov 17 Audre Lorde, St Croix' feminist author (Black Unicorn), dies
  • Nov 18 Herman Musaph, psychiatrist/sexologist/co-founder (NVSH), dies
  • Nov 18 Superman, fictional character, killed by Doomsday at 54
  • Nov 19 Dorothy Walker Bush, mother of President George H. W. Bush, dies at 91
  • Nov 20 John Foreman, producer (Prizzi's Honor), dies at 67 of heart attack
  • Nov 21 Kaysone Phomvihane, PM of Laos (1975-91), dies
  • Nov 21 Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist, dies
  • Nov 23 Thelma Orloff, entertainer, dies of kidney failure at 76
  • Nov 24 Henri J de Koster, Dutch Min of Defense (1971-73), dies at 78
  • Nov 24 Theo Edison, son of Thomas Edison, dies at 94
  • Nov 27 Ivan Generalić, Croatian painter (b. 1914)
  • Nov 28 June Joyce Lewis Fraser, entertainer, dies at 75
  • Nov 28 Ronald Smeenk, Dutch cabaret performer, dies
  • Nov 28 Sidney Nolan, Australian painter (b. 1917)
  • Nov 29 Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy), dies at 78
  • Nov 29 Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Dec 2 Gary Mascaro, choreographer, dies at 43
  • Dec 2 Loek Elfferich, Dutch journalist/historian (Treason in Rotterdam), die
  • Dec 3 Nureddin Al-Atassi, president of Syria (1966-70), dies
  • Dec 5 Hilary Tindall, dies of cancer at 54
  • Dec 5 Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41
  • Dec 7 Maurice Coutinho, writer/translator (Silent Struggle), dies at 79
  • Dec 7 Ruth Corbett Thom, dies after long illness at 78
  • Dec 8 William Shawn, US editor-in-chief (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85
  • Dec 10 Carlomagno Andrade, Equadorian general, dies
  • Dec 12 Bernard CJ Lievegoed, Dutch anthroposopher (Free College), dies at 87
  • Dec 12 Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)
  • Dec 13 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (b. 1899)
  • Dec 13 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (b. 1899)
  • Dec 16 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch writer (Snow White), dies at 80
  • Dec 18 Mark Goodson, TV game show producer (Goodson-Toddman), dies at 77
  • Dec 18 Mother Clare Hale, cared for NYC AIDS babies (Hale House), dies at 87
  • Dec 21 Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian/US violist (Beethoven, Bach), dies at 87
  • Dec 21 Sybil Andrews, English/Canada painter, dies at 94
  • Dec 22 Frederick W Franz, CEO (Watch Tower), dies at 99
  • Dec 24 Abdulkadir Widjojoatmodjo, Java diplomat, dies
  • Dec 24 Pierre Culliford [Peyo], Belgian cartoonist, dies of heart attack at 64
  • Dec 25 Richard H Ichord, US leader of House Un-American Activities Committee, dies at 66
  • Dec 25 Garrison H Davidson, US lt-gen commandant (West Point), dies
  • Dec 25 Helen B M Fennell Joseph, English/South Afr anti-apartheid, dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Monica Dickens, English/US journalist/author, dies at 77
  • Dec 26 Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch poet (Antipodes), dies at 74
  • Dec 26 John G Kemeny, US computer pioneer (BASIC), dies
  • Dec 27 Jan Peeters, Dutch watercolorist/monument artist, dies
  • Dec 27 Kay Boyle, American writer (Scottsboro: An American Tragedy), dies at 90
  • Dec 29 LH Ruitenberg, vicar/editor in chief (Reform Netherlands), dies at 87
  • Dec 30 Caesar [Caesar] Domela, painter/son of Ferdinand D Nieuwenhuis, dies
  • Dec 30 Ling-Ling, 1st panda China gave US, dies at 23