On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1992

Historical Events

  • 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter
  • Australian cricket batsman David Boon scores an unbeaten 129 in drawn 3rd Test against India in Sydney; his 11th Test century
  • English club Wigan pays Widnes a world record rugby league transfer fee of £440,000 for Great Britain international winger Martin Offiah
  • Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Jakob Hlasek beats Karel Nováček of Czechoslovakia 6-4, 6-4 for a 2-0 lead (ends 2-1) and Switzerland's first title

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Del Casino, band leader (Charlie Barnet Band), dies at 79
  • Judith Anderson, actress (Star Trek 3), dies of pneumonia at 93
  • Ken Grieves, Australian cricketer (NSW & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies at 66
  • Lewis Michael Friedman, American pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS
  • Radomiro Tomic, Chilean president (1970), dies
1992 Highlights

About January 3, 1992

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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