On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1992

Historical Events

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

Engagement of Interest

Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada

  • 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)
1992 Highlights

About December 12, 1992

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius