On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1992

Historical Events

  • The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo
  • UN Security Council votes unanimous for US led forces to enter Somalia

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph McManners, English actor

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Ellerbe, actor (House of Usher, Magnetic Monster), dies at 91
  • Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, dies of emphysema at 74
  • Nureddin Al-Atassi, president of Syria (1966-70), dies
1992 Highlights

About December 3, 1992

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius