On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1992

Historical Events


Music awardsMusic Awards

3rd Billboard Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Ropin' The Wind win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks
  • NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season

United NationsOperation Restore Hope

Operation Restore Hope: US Marines land in Somalia

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A US helicopter flies over Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, during Restore Hope in December 1995
A US helicopter flies over Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, during Restore Hope in December 1995
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  • Sri Lanka's third-ever Test Cricket victory (v NZ by 9 wkts)

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Barger, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins), dies at 62
  • Vincent Gardenia, Italian-American actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Moonstruck, Little Shop of Horrors), dies of a heart attack at 71
1992 Highlights

About December 9, 1992

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius