On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1992

Historical Events

  • Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery

Rodney King Riots

Jury acquits Los Angeles Police Department officers on charges of excessive force in the beating of Rodney King; the decision sparks massive riots in the city

  • Sheena Easton collapses on stage while performing in "Man of LaMancha"
  • Voting ends on choice of Elvis stamps
  • William Finn and James Lapine's musical "Falsettos" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 487 performances

Famous Deaths

  • Mae Clarke [Violet Mary Klotz], American actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge), dies at 81
1992 Highlights

About April 29, 1992

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 30 years and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Jump - Kris Kross
  • UK #1 Song: Deeply Dippy - Right Said Fred