Events in History in 1992

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  • Jan 1 Bush is 1st US president to address Australian Parliament
  • Jan 1 Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
  • Jan 1 Europe breaks down trade barriers
  • Jan 1 International Space Year begins
  • Jan 1 NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
  • Jan 1 The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union.
  • Jan 2 Test debut of Shane Warne, v India at Sydney
  • Jan 3 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter
  • Jan 5 Ravi Shastri scores 206 at SCG before being Warne's 1st crick Test wkt
  • Jan 6 Robert Schenkkan's "Kentucky Cycle" premieres in LA
  • Jan 6 Shane Warne takes 1-150 in his 1st Test innings
  • Jan 6 The US Government urges doctors to stop using silicone breast implants, outlining the health effects
  • Jan 6 Zviad Gamskahurdia, the President of Georgia, flees the country because of the military coup
  • Jan 7 AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499)

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Jan 8 George H. W. Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jan 9 Alison Halford, Assistant Chief Constable of Merseyside Police (Britain's most senior policewoman) is suspended after allegations of misconduct
  • Jan 11 Algeria's Pres Chadli announces his resignation
  • Jan 11 Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa
  • Jan 11 US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi
  • Jan 12 Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished
  • Jan 12 US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman
  • Jan 12 Algeria's general elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the 1st round
  • Jan 12 A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali.
  • Jan 13 Excavation of new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) begins

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Jan 13 US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Jan 13 Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
  • Jan 15 Bulgaria recognizes Macedonia
  • Jan 15 Cleaning woman finds intimate photos of Sarah Ferguson with US man
  • Jan 15 Supreme Court rules 5-3 that Joseph Doherty isn't entitled to asylum
  • Jan 16 Chapultepec Peace Accords are signed in Mexico City which ends the 12-year Salvadoran Civil War
  • Jan 17 Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)
  • Jan 19 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
  • Jan 19 IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
  • Jan 21 UN serves Libya a resolution to hand over intelligence agents accused of two airliner bombings
  • Jan 22 Sarah, Duchess of York (aka Fergie) wears paper bag over her head on airline ride
  • Jan 22 Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) launches into space
  • Jan 22 Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.
  • Jan 25 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41"
  • Jan 25 Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264
  • Jan 26 Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect

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Jan 27 Presidential candidate Bill Clinton (D) & Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 28 Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 v India at Adelaide
  • Jan 28 Stan Hansen beats Jumbo Tsuruta to win All Japan Triple Crown
  • Jan 30 Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) lands
  • Jan 31 MTA raised tolls on most NYC bridges from $2.50 to $3.00
  • Feb 2 Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45.02 sec)

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Feb 3 Defense opens calling Noriega "our ally in war on drugs"

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Feb 3 Labor strike at Royal Canadian Mint ends
  • Feb 3 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $300 per week

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Feb 5 Jury selection begins in the LA police beating Rodney King case

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Feb 6 The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence.
  • Feb 7 Eueopean Union becomes official under Maastricht treaties
  • Feb 8 "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred peaks at #1
  • Feb 8 Ulysses spacecraft passes Jupiter
  • Feb 9 Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 sec by Thomas School of Germ
  • Feb 10 "Dangerous Women" final episode on WWOR-TV
  • Feb 11 F-16 jet crashes at residential district of Hengelo, Netherlands (No deaths)
  • Feb 11 Michael Johnson runs indoor world record 400m (44.97 sec)
  • Feb 13 Jose Canseco repeatedly rams his Porsche into wife Esther's BMW
  • Feb 13 42nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Grand Canyon" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 14 Andre Cason runs world record 6 m indoor (6.41 sec)
  • Feb 14 Cease fire in Somalia begins
  • Feb 14 Merlene Ottey runs world record 60m indoor (6.96 sec)
  • Feb 15 100th episode of "Cops" airs on Fox
  • Feb 15 Jeffrey Dahmer found sane and guilty of killing 15 boys
  • Feb 16 Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow & blue
  • Feb 16 34th Daytona 500: Davey Allison wins (160.256 MPH)
  • Feb 19 Peter Collins discovers nova Cygni 1992
  • Feb 19 Porn producer Jim Mitchell found guilty of killing his brother Artie
  • Feb 20 Orthodox patriarch Shenouda III visits Netherlands
  • Feb 20 Ross Perot says he'll run for President on Larry King Show
  • Feb 22 Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox
  • Feb 23 Andy Flower scores 115* on ODI debut, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka
  • Feb 23 World Cup scoreline Zimbabwe 4-312, Sri Lanka 7-313
  • Feb 23 The Socialist Labour Party is founded in Georgia.
  • Feb 25 Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
  • Feb 26 Irish Supreme Court rules 14 year old rape victim may get an abortion
  • Feb 29 Professional Spring Football League begins
  • 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
  • Mar 3 US President George H. W. Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to
  • 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
  • Mar 20 Noriega's wife Felicidad arrested for stealing buttons from dresses
  • 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
  • Apr 1 Battleship USS Missouri, on which the Japanese surrender took place, decommissioned
  • Apr 1 Last defendant in St John sex assault case sentenced to 3 yrs probation
  • Apr 1 World's 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24B aid for former USSR
  • Apr 2 Edith Cresson, France's 1st female premier, resigns

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Apr 2 John Gotti is found guilty of 5 murders (Paul Castellano, Thomas Bilotti, Robert DiBernardo, Liborio Milito and Louis Dibono), plus conspiracy to murder, loansharking, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, bribery and tax evasion

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • Apr 2 Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands
  • Apr 4 Jury deliberations begin in Noriega case
  • Apr 4 Sali Berisha becomes president/Alexander Meksi premier of Albania

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Apr 5 Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori suspends the constitution and dissolves Congress

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • Apr 5 Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon installed as president

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Apr 5 Wrestlemania VIII, 62,167 at Hoosier Dome, Hulk Hogan DQs Sid Justice

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Apr 5 Several hundred-thousand abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 6 British Radio Authority licenses Virgin & TV-AM radio licenses
  • Apr 6 Microsoft announced Windows 3.1, upgrading Windows 3.0
  • Apr 6 Oriole Park at Camden Yards opens, beating Cleveland 2-0
  • Apr 6 Serbian troops begin siege of Sarajevo
  • Apr 6 US Supreme Court rules a Nebraska farmer was entrapped by postal agents into buying mail-order child pornography
  • Apr 6 Voting begins on choice of Elvis postage stamps
  • Apr 6 A general strike is declared by communist groups in Nepal.
  • Apr 7 Republika Srpska (aka the Bosnian Serb Republic) announces its independence.
  • Apr 8 After 151 years Britain's "Punch Magazine" final issue

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 9 John Major elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after his Conservative Party wins the most votes in British electoral history

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major
  • Apr 9 US Fed court finds Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of 8 out of 10 drug and racketeering charges
  • Apr 9 William O Studeman, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Apr 10 25 die in a bus bombing in Sri Lanka
  • Apr 10 Floriade (Flower Show) opens at Hague Neth
  • Apr 11 BPAA US Open by Robert Lawrence
  • Apr 11 Irish Republican Army bombs London financial district, killing 3
  • Apr 12 Earthquake rocks Germany
  • Apr 12 Euro Disney (Disneyland Paris) opens in Marne-la-Vallee, France
  • Apr 12 Lynn Gunther of California threatens to blow herself up in front of UN
  • Apr 12 Matt Young no-hits Cleveland, but loses 2-1
  • Apr 12 Trump Shuttle becomes US Air Shuttle
  • Apr 13 Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits Netherlands
  • Apr 13 American Airlines reduce its 1st-class fares 20%-50%
  • Apr 13 Crystal Pepsi begins test marketing in Providence, Denver & Dallas
  • Apr 13 Great Chicago Flood - Chicago's underground tunnels flood
  • Apr 14 Court throws out Apple's lawsuit against Microsoft
  • Apr 14 UAW ends 5 month strike against Caterpillar Inc
  • Apr 14 UN imposes embargo against Libya takes effect
  • Apr 15 Billionaire Leona Helmsly is sent to jail for tax evasion
  • Apr 15 Jay Leno's final appearance as permanent guest host of Tonight
  • Apr 15 Lincoln Hospital in Bronx loses its accreditation
  • Apr 15 The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • Apr 16 1st concrete is poured at new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field)
  • Apr 16 Afghan president Najibullah resigns
  • Apr 16 The Katina P runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique. 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
  • Apr 19 Balki & Mary Ann wed on "Perfect Strangers"
  • Apr 20 Expo '92 opens in Seville Spain
  • Apr 20 Joan Lunden, breaks her left shoulder after being thrown from a horse
  • Apr 21 Mobil Oil tug with 12,000 gallons of oil run aground in Arthur Kill (a tidal strait separating Staten Island, New York City from mainland New Jersey, USA)
  • Apr 21 Robert Alton Harris is put to death in the California Gas Chamber for 3 murders.
  • Apr 22 6.0 earthquake in California
  • Apr 22 Gas explodes in sewer, kills 200 in Guadalajara Mexico
  • Apr 22 Plane crash at Perris Valley Airport California, kills 16 parachutists
  • Apr 23 Marion Berry (former mayor of Washington, D.C.) let out of prison
  • Apr 23 McDonald's opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China
  • Apr 24 Vinson Pike fined £1000 for distributing obscene computer pictures
  • Apr 25 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marc McDowell

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Apr 26 Alex Haley, (Roots), wins 1992 Ellis Island Award, posthumously

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • Apr 26 Ozzie Smith steals his 500th base
  • Apr 27 The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.
  • Apr 27 Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
  • Apr 28 Italian President Francesco Cossiga formally resigns
  • Apr 29 Jury acquits LA police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin
  • Apr 29 Sheena Easton collapses on stage while performing in "Man of LaMancha"
  • Apr 29 Voting ends on choice of Elvis stamps
  • May 1 Eric Houston kills 4 in a California HS where he failed history 4 yrs prior
  • May 2 Yugoslav Army seizes Bosnian Pres Alija Izetbegovic
  • May 3 Balt's Gregg Olson, 25, is youngest to record 100 saves
  • 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.