On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1992

Historical Events

  • 100th episode of American sitcom "Murphy Brown" airs
  • 96th Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya repeats in 2:08:14 for his 3rd title; Olga Markova first Russian women's champion in 2:23:43

Music Concert

All-star concert in memory of Freddie Mercury held at Wembley Stadium, London

  • Expo '92 opens in Seville Spain
  • Joan Lunden, breaks her left shoulder after being thrown from a horse

Music History

Madonna signs $60-million deal with Time Warner


Famous Deaths

  • Benny Hill [Alfred Hawthorn Hill], British comedian (The Benny Hill Show), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer and guitarist, dies at 76
  • Marjorie Gestring, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 69
1992 Highlights

About April 20, 1992

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus