On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1992

Historical Events

  • NBC announces that "Cheers" will go off the air in May 1993
  • Spacecraft Galileo makes its second and closest flyby of Earth at a minimum distance of 305 km for a gravity assist on its way to Jupiter [1]

Famous Deaths

  • William Shawn, American magazine editor (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85
1992 Highlights

About December 8, 1992

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius