On This Day

What Happened in April 1992 (Part 2)

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 24 George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Apr 24 Vinson Pike fined £1000 for distributing obscene computer pictures
  • Apr 25 "Shimada" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Apr 25 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marc McDowell
  • Apr 26 "Grand Hotel" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1,018 performances
  • Apr 26 "Growing Pains" final episode on ABC TV
  • Apr 26 "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 569 performances
  • Apr 26 "Master Builder" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Apr 26 "Metro" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • Apr 26 "Who's The Boss" final episode after 8 years on ABC TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 Alex Haley (Roots) wins 1992 Ellis Island Award, posthumously

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • Apr 26 Ozzie Smith steals his 500th base
  • Apr 26 NFL Draft: University of Washington defensive end Steve Emtman from first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • Apr 27 "Small Family Business" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Apr 27 NY Mets trade David Cone to Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent
  • Apr 27 The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed
  • Apr 27 Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
  • Apr 28 Italian President Francesco Cossiga formally resigns
  • Apr 29 "Falsettos" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 487 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 29 27th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
Country Singer Reba McEntire
Country Singer
Reba McEntire
  • Apr 29 Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery

USARodney King Riots

Apr 29 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

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Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
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  • Apr 29 Sheena Easton collapses on stage while performing in "Man of LaMancha"
  • Apr 29 Voting ends on choice of Elvis stamps
  • Apr 30 208th & final episode of "The Cosby Show" on NBC-TV

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