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

Murder 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

  • 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? 29 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries