On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1992

Historical Events

  • 21st Fiesta Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #10 Tennessee, 42-17
  • 58th Orange Bowl: #1 Miami (FL) beats #11 Nebraska, 22-0
  • 58th Sugar Bowl: #18 Notre Dame beats #3 Florida, 39-28
  • 78th Rose Bowl: #2 Washington beats #4 Michigan, 34-14
  • Bush is 1st US President to address Australian Parliament
  • Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
  • Europe breaks down trade barriers
  • International Space Year begins
  • NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
  • The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Wilshere, English soccer midfielder (34 caps; Arsenal, West Ham Utd), born in Stevenage, England

Famous Deaths

  • Called Abma [Hetter Gerrit Abma], Dutch politician (SGP), dies at 74
  • Constantin Poustochkine, Dutch jazz musician & critic, dies at 81
  • Ginette Leclerc, French actress (Baker's Wife), dies at 79

Person of interestGrace Hopper

Grace Hopper, American computer scientist & US Navy admiral who invented the first compiler for a universal computer programming language and is credited with coining the phrase 'debugging’, dies at 85

Computer Scientist and Admiral Grace Hopper
Computer Scientist and Admiral
Grace Hopper
  • M. J. Frankovich, American football player & film producer (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 82
1992 Highlights

About January 1, 1992

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn