On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1992

Historical Events

  • Battleship USS Missouri, on which the Japanese surrender took place, decommissioned
  • Last defendant in St John sex assault case sentenced to 3 yrs probation
  • NHL players begin first strike in 75-year history; 10 day action earns large playoff bonus increase, more control over licensing of their likenesses and changes to free agency system
  • Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman
  • Sheffield Shield Men's Cricket Final, Perth: West Australia beats NSW by 44 runs; Justin Langer 149
  • World's 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24B aid for former USSR

Famous Deaths

  • Nigel Preston, British drummer (The Cult), dies of a drug overdose at 28
1992 Highlights

About April 1, 1992

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries