On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1992

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 58th Heisman Trophy Award: Gino Torretta, Miami-Fla (QB)
  • 6.8-7.5 earthquake strikes Flores Island (tsunami kills 3,000)

HeartEngagement of Interest

Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada

Emperor of Japan Naruhito
Emperor of Japan
  • Julia Kurotchkina, 18, of Russia, crowned 42nd Miss World
  • NY Giants lose 19-0 to Phoenix Cardinals

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard CJ Lievegoed, Dutch anthroposopher (Free College), dies at 87
  • Jasu Patel, Indian cricketer (29 wkts for India, best 9-69 v Aust), dies at 68
  • Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)