On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1992

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel
  • Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently bans Steve Howe from baseball
  • Eddie Antar, CEO (Crazy Eddies), $74 m stock fraud caught in Israel

MurderMurder of Interest

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

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal

Famous Deaths

  • Juris Podnieks, Latvian filmmaker (Commandant), drowns while scuba diving at 41
  • Len Darling, Australian cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's), dies at 82
  • Tom Alexander, American model, and actor (Forbidden Dance; Dream A Little Evil), dies of AIDS at 29
  • Tony LeMans [MansFortier], American singer-songwriter(("Cookie Crumbles"), dies in a motorcycle crash at 29
1992 Highlights

About June 24, 1992

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer