On This Day

What Happened in June 1992

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 E Lamps (20 year lightbulb) introduced
  • Jun 1 Snowfall in Colorado
  • Jun 1 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Chicago Blackhawks, 6-5 for a 3-1 series win; 2nd consecutive title for Penguins

Sports History

Jun 2 Former NFL NY Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery

  • Jun 2 Wilson Phillips release their second album "Shadows & Light"
  • Jun 3 Joan Lunden ordered to pay her ex-husband $18,000 a month support
  • Jun 3 World's largest environmental summit opens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jun 3 Landmark Australian High Court Mabo Decision: recognizes Torres Strait Islanders ownership of Murray Island, rendering terra nullius a legal fiction
  • Jun 4 San Jose voters reject Giants plan to build a new stadium
  • Jun 4 USPS announces young Elvis beats old Elvis stamp
  • Jun 4 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is signed in New York
  • Jun 6 America West Arena opens in Phoenix, Arizona; home court of NBA Phoenix Suns
  • Jun 6 124th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard AP Indy wins in 2:26
  • Jun 6 Ben Vereen suffers injuries when hit by a car

Baseball Record

Jun 6 NY Mets first baseman Eddie Murray records his 1,510th run batted in during 15-1 thrashing of Pittsburgh Pirates to pass Mickey Mantle as all-time RBI leader among MLB switch-hitters

  • Jun 6 WLAF World Bowl 2, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Sacramento Surge beats Orlando Thunder, 21-17

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 6 French Open Women's Tennis: Yugoslavian star Monica Seles retains title; outlasts Steffi Graf of Germany 6-2, 3-6, 10-8

  • Jun 7 "Small Family Business" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jun 7 NASA's Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) launches
  • Jun 7 French Open Men's Tennis: American Jim Courier retains title; beats Petr Korda of Czechoslovakia 7-5, 6-2, 6-1

Music City News Awards

Jun 8 26th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Garth Brooks win

  • Jun 8 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time

Historic Event

Jun 8 Thomas Klestil succeeds Kurt Waldheim as president of Austria

  • Jun 10 "Price" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 47 performances
  • Jun 10 Satellite Intelsat K launched
  • Jun 11 Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group

Hall of Fame

Jun 11 Tracy Austin, 29, is youngest inductee of International Tennis Hall of Fame

  • Jun 11 US Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibition game, beat Venezuela 20-0

Golf Tournament

Jun 14 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Dave Stockton wins first of 3 Champions Tour major titles by 1 stroke from J.C. Snead and lee Trevino

NBA Finals

Jun 14 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls beat Port Trail Blazers, 97-93 in Game 6 for back-to-back titles; MVP: Michael Jordan for second straight year

  • Jun 14 Mona Van Duyn is named 1st female US poet laureate

Sports History

Jun 14 Ozzie Smith breaks Roy McMillan's NL mark by taking part in his 1,305th career double play

  • Jun 15 1st Berlin Air Show in 60 years
  • Jun 15 Erie Sailors (Fla Marlin farm team) 1st game beat Jamestown 6-5 in 13
  • Jun 15 Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport (NYC)
  • Jun 15 Jeff Reardon breaks Rollie Fingers' save record with #342
  • Jun 15 Dan Quayle, relying on faulty card, erroneously instructs Trenton NJ, elementary student to spell "potato," "potatoe" during spelling bee
  • Jun 16 Caspar Weinberger (Sec of Def 1981-87), indicted on Iran-contra charge
  • Jun 16 Colorado Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
  • Jun 16 British postage stamp celebrates 350th anniversary of the Battle of Edgehill
  • Jun 16 Jeff King is 5th to be thrown out twice trying to steal in an inning
  • Jun 16 Red Sox Jeff Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0) [1]
  • Jun 16 Longest salami is 68'9 & 25 circumference, weighed 1,492lbs/5oz in Flekkefjord, Norway
  • Jun 17 Connecticut Governor Lowell Weicker and WFAN DJ Don Imus change places for 1 day

Sports History

Jun 17 Philadelphia 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns

  • Jun 17 Slaughtering by Inkhata-followers at Boipatong, South Africa, kills 42
  • Jun 18 Ottawa Senators make goalie Peter Sidorkiewicz their 1st draft pick
  • Jun 18 Tampa Bay Lightning make goalie Wendell Young their 1st draft pick
  • Jun 19 Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa is shot twice in NYC
  • Jun 19 Inkhata-blood bath in Boipatong South-Africa
  • Jun 19 NY Yankees 1st game in Baltimore Oriole's Camden Yards

Film Release

Jun 19 "Batman Returns", starring Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny DeVito as the Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, is released

  • Jun 20 Kelly Saunders is 2nd female baseball PA announcer (Baltimore Orioles)

Sports History

Jun 20 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Washington Capitals to the Detroit Red Wings

  • Jun 20 NHL Draft: ZPS Zlin (Czechoslovakia) defenceman Roman Hamrlik first pick by Tampa Bay Lightning

US Golf Open

Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Perennial runner-up Tom Kite breaks through for his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Jeff Sluman

Sports History

Jun 21 Last day of test cricket for English star players Ian Botham and Allan Lamb

Historic Event

Jun 22 Two skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg, Russia identified as Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra

  • Jun 22 Supreme Court rules "hate crime" laws violated free-speech rights
  • Jun 23 "Tin Bigha Day" protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh

Daytime Emmy Awards

Jun 23 Emmy 19th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 13th time

Election of Interest

Jun 23 Yitzhak Rabin wins Israeli parliamentary election

Music History

Jun 24 Billy Joel gets an honorary diploma from Hicksville High School (Nassau, Long Island, New York) at 43

  • Jun 24 Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently bans Steve Howe from baseball
  • Jun 24 Eddie Antar, CEO (Crazy Eddies), $74 m stock fraud caught in Israel

Murder of Interest

Jun 24 Mafia boss John Gotti begins life sentence in jail for murder and other crimes

Sports History

Jun 24 NBA Draft: LSU center Shaquille O'Neal first pick by Orlando Magic

  • Jun 25 Stage musical "Les Miserables" opens at Vinohradské divadlo (Vinohrady Theatre), Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
  • Jun 25 Alexanders Department store closes all 11 stores in the US
  • Jun 25 STS 50 launches (Columbia)
  • Jun 26 India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh
  • Jun 26 NYC's MTA votes to ban cigarette ads on Jan 1, 1993
  • Jun 26 Supreme Court rules fund soliciting can be banned at airports
  • Jun 26 UEFA European Championship Final, Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden: In a huge upset Denmark beats Germany, 2-0

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 26 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Shakespear's Sister, and Youssou N'Dour headline; other performers include Lou Reed, Kirsty MacColl, Tom Jones, Joan Armatrading, Richard Thompson, Billy Bragg, Television, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Music History

Jun 27 "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)" by Bruce Springsteen peaks at #68

  • Jun 27 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovskiy of Russia defeats #1 seed Jim Courier 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the 3rd round at Wimbledon
  • Jun 27 Dan O'Brien fails on pole vault & eliminated from Olympics decathlon
  • Jun 27 Daryl Gates retires as LA police chief

Theater Premiere

Jun 28 Ra Lewis' dramatic play "Chinese Coffee", starring Al Pacino, opens at the Circle in Square Theater, NYC; runs for 18 performances

  • Jun 28 2 earthquakes, including 3rd strongest in US (7.4) rock California
  • Jun 28 Burharnuddin Rabbani becomes president of Afghanistan
  • Jun 28 Italian government of Amato forms
  • Jun 28 LA Police commissioner Daryl Gates steps down
  • Jun 28 US Dream Team beats Cuba in 1st exhibition basketball game, 133-57
  • Jun 28 The Constitution of Estonia is signed into law
  • Jun 29 "Salome" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Jun 29 2 earthquakes including 7.4 hits southern Calif
  • Jun 29 A's Dennis Eckersley sets record of 26th straight save of season

Sports History

Jun 29 NHL decides Eric Lindross goes to Flyers instead of Rangers

  • Jun 29 Algerian head of state, Mohamed Boudiaf, is assassinated by military officers during a public speech at the opening of a cultural center in Annaba
  • Jun 30 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC)
  • Jun 30 Fidel Ramos installed as president of Philippines
  • Jun 30 Total solar eclipse in Uruguay (5m21s)

Historic Event

Jun 30 Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher joins the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven

  • Jun 30 "End of the Road" single released by Boyz II Men (Grammy Award Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best R&B Song 1993, Billboard Song of the Year 1992)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Gianmarco Tamberi, Italian athlete (Olympic gold high jump 2020), born in Civitanova Marche, Italy
  • Jun 3 Mario Götze, German football player (Borussia Dortmund, German national team), born in Memmingen, Germany
  • Jun 4 Earvin Johnson III, son of NBA forward Magic Johnson, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 4 Dino Jelusić, Croatian singer, born in Požega, Croatia
  • Jun 5 Emily Seebohm, Australian Swimmer, born in Adelaide, Aistralia
  • Jun 6 Pierce Fulton, American electronic dance music DJ and record producer ("Runaway"; "Better Places"), born in Vermont (d. 2021)
  • Jun 10 Kate Upton, American model and actress, born in St Joseph, Michigan
  • Jun 12 Allie DiMeco, American musician and actress (The Naked Brothers Band), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Jun 12 Philippe Coutinho, Brazilian football player (Barcelona), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jun 12 Ryan Malgarini, American actor (Freaky Friday), born in Renton, Washington
  • Jun 12 Chanel Miller, American writer (Know My Name), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Jun 13 Tyler Davison, was world's smallest baby at 6 inches, 11 ounces
  • Jun 13 Violet Chachki [Jason Dardo], American drag queen, dancer, model and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race season 7 winner), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 14 Daryl Sabara, American actor (Spy Kids film; Genrator Rex), born in Torrance, California
  • Jun 14 Evan Sabara, American actor
  • Jun 14 Linda Sikhakhane, South African jazz saxophonist and composer ("Codes of Light"), born in Umlazi, Durban, South Africa
  • Jun 15 Mohamed Salah, Egyptian soccer forward (Liverpool, Egypt), born in Gharbia, Egypt
  • Jun 23 Bridget Sloan, American gymnast, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 26 Jennette McCurdy, American actress (iCarly), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jun 28 Elaine Thompson-Herah, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold 100/200m 2016, 2020; 200m 2016), born in Manchester, Jamaica
  • Jun 29 Adam G. Sevani, American actor (Step Up), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings

Steve Irwin

Jun 4 TV personality Steve Irwin (30) weds naturalist Terri Raines (27) in Eugene, Oregon

  • Jun 6 "The Montel Williams Show" talk show host Montel Williams (35) weds burlesque dancer Grace Morley
  • Jun 15 Director Frank Perry (Mommie Dearest) marries Virginia Bush Ford
  • Jun 18 Actor Jameson Parker weds actress Darleen Carr
  • Jun 21 Actor Michael Chiklis (Commish) marries Michelle Epstein
  • Jun 21 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actress Marina Sirtis (37) weds American rock guitarist Michael Lamper (34)
  • Jun 27 "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (36) weds actor Michael E. Knight (33)

Andrea Bocelli

Jun 27 Italian pop-opera singer Andrea Bocelli (34) weds Enrica Cenzatti (23-ish); divorce 2002

  • Jun 28 US President George H. W. Bush's daughter Dorothy marries Bobby Koch
  • Jun 30 Actress Cecil Hoffman (Zoe-LA Law) marries Paul Slye

Famous Divorces

Natasha Richardson

Jun 30 Actress Natasha Richardson (29) divorces producer Robert Fox (39) after a year of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Howard Ralston, actor (Pollyana), dies
  • Jun 1 Louise Hoff, entertainer, dies at 69
  • Jun 1 Michael King, actor (Lonely are the Brave), dies at 69
  • Jun 2 Philip Dunne, founder (Screen Writers Guild), dies of cancer at 84
  • Jun 3 Patrick Peyton, Rosary Priest, dies of kidney failure at 83
  • Jun 3 Robert Morley, British actor (Marie Antoinette, The Young Ones, How the Other Half Loves), dies at 84
  • Jun 3 William E Gaines, publisher (Mad Magazine), dies at 70
  • Jun 4 Carl Stotz, founder (baseball's little league), dies at 82
  • Jun 5 Laurence Naismith, British actor (Diamonds Are Forever, Camelot, Persuaders), dies at 83
  • Jun 5 Max Lerner, American writer/columnist (NY Post), dies at 88
  • Jun 6 Larry Riley, American actor (Soldier Story, Knots Landing), dies of AIDS at 39
  • Jun 6 Manfred Stengl, Austrian luger (Olympic gold men's doubles 1964), dies in a motorcycle accident at 46
  • Jun 7 Bob Sweeney, director/actor (Toby Tyler), dies of cancer at 73
  • Jun 7 Bill France, Sr., American auto racer (co-founder of NASCAR), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 82
  • Jun 8 Beverly Carter, entertainer, dies at 51
  • Jun 8 Farag Foeda, Egyptian writer/publicist, murdered
  • Jun 8 William McGowan, entrepreneur (MCI), dies at 64
  • Jun 8 Alfred Uhl, Austrian composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 9 Cathy Bennett, jury selection expert, dies of breast cancer at 41
  • Jun 9 Clarence Miller, American blues and jazz vocalist, dies at 69 of a heart attack
  • Jun 10 Hachidal Nakamura, composer (Sukiyaki), dies at 61 of heart failure
  • Jun 10 Otto Frans Antoine Hubert van Nispen, Dutch mayor (Pannerden), dies at 85
  • Jun 10 Peter Von Zerneck, actor (Foreign Affair), dies at 84
  • Jun 10 Zak Hernández, American soldier (b. 1973)
  • Jun 11 Marjorie Newell Robb, oldest living survivor of Titanic, dies at 103
  • Jun 11 Marlene Hazlett, entertainer, dies of cancer
  • Jun 11 Scotty Sachs, actor (Hanoi Hilton), dies of gunshot wounds at 39
  • Jun 12 Edward Fleming, Danish director (Lille Spejl), dies
  • Jun 12 Gerda Nicolson, actress (Next of Kin, Clinic), dies
  • Jun 12 Renié [Conley], American Academy Award-winning costume designer (Cleopatra; Kitty Foyle), dies at 90
  • Jun 15 Eddie Lopat, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 73
  • Jun 15 Leo Halle, soccer goalie (Go Ahead, Orange), dies
  • Jun 16 Joris Diels, Flemish actor and director (It's a Cruel World, Haagsche Comedy), dies at 89
  • Jun 17 Dewey Balfa, American Cajun fiddler and singer, dies at 65
  • Jun 17 Frederick Exley, novelist (Fan's Note), dies at 63
  • Jun 18 Peter Allen, entertainer (Legs Diamond), dies of aids at 48
  • Jun 18 Mordecai Ardon, one of Israel's greatest painters (b. 1896)
  • Jun 19 Kitty Godfree, English tennis player (Olympic gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze-1920, 24), dies at 96
  • Jun 20 Nikolay Nikolayevich Sidel'nikov, Russian composer, dies at 62
  • Jun 21 Li Xiannian, President of the People's Republic of China (1983-88), dies at 82
  • Jun 21 Thomas Whitfield, American gospel vocalist, dies of heart attack at 38
  • Jun 22 Chuck Mitchell, American actor (General Hospital, Porky's, Better Off Dead), dies at 64
  • Jun 22 Frederic I Rinaldo, writer (Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein), dies
  • Jun 22 M. F. K. Fisher, American cook book author, dies of Parkinson disease at 83
  • Jun 23 Lou Ramos, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 24 Juris Podnieks, Latvian filmmaker (Commandant), drowns while scuba diving at 41
  • Jun 24 Tom Alexander, American model, and actor (Forbidden Dance; Dream A Little Evil), dies of AIDS at 29
  • Jun 24 Tony LeMans [MansFortier], American singer-songwriter(("Cookie Crumbles"), dies in a motorcycle crash at 29
  • Jun 24 Len Darling, Australian cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's), dies at 82
  • Jun 25 James Stirling, Scottish architect (Neue Staatsgalerie, 1981 Pritzker Prize), dies at 66
  • Jun 25 Jerome Brown, American defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagle), dies in car crash at 27
  • Jun 26 Geert Vissers, Dutch TV host (Gay Dating Show), dies
  • Jun 26 Phil Rubenstein, American actor (Tango & Cash, Robocop), dies
  • Jun 26 Herman Rohde, professional wrestler (b. 1921)
  • Jun 27 Allan Jones, American actor and singer (A Day at the Races; Showboat), dies at 84
  • Jun 27 Sandy Amoros, Bkln Dodger, dies at 62 of pneumonia
  • Jun 27 Stefanie Ann Sargent, American guitarist (7 Year Bitch), dies of alcohol and heroin overdose at 24
  • Jun 28 Mikhail Tai, World chess champion (1960-61), dies at 55
  • Jun 28 John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WWI) and official war painter, dies at 88
  • Jun 28 Vitya Vronsky, Russian-American concert pianist (Vronsky & Babin), and educator (Cleveland Institute), dies at 82
  • Jun 29 Mohammed Boudiaf, president of Algeria, assassinated at 73
  • Jun 29 Pierre Billotte, French military man (IIGM), dies
  • Jun 30 Doug Delauder, American actor, dies at 41
  • Jun 30 Jim Alaimo, American vocalist, dies after heart surgery at 53
  • Jun 30 Nico Booken, Dutch director (Jewish Labor Social), dies at 72