On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1992

Historical Events

  • "Hamlet" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Edith Cresson, France's 1st female premier, resigns

MurderMurder of Interest

Mafia boss 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
John Gotti
  • Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands

Famous Deaths

  • Juanito, Spanish soccer forward (34 caps; Real Madrid 284 games, 85 goals), dies in car crash at 37
  • Paula Kelly, American big band singer, dies at 72
  • Tomisaburo Wakayama, Japanese actor (b. 1929)
1992 Highlights

About April 2, 1992

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries