What Happened in March 1992

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 "Little Hotel on the Side" closes at Belasco NYC after 41 performances
  • Mar 1 "Visit" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Mar 1 Jenny Thompson swims 100m freestyle world record (1:01.40)
  • Mar 1 Nelson Diebel swims 100m freestyle US record (54.48 secs)
  • Mar 2 Anita Hall swims female world record 200m freestyle (2:25.35)
  • Mar 2 Moldova joins the United Nations.
  • Mar 3 Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 263 die

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Mar 3 Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd # retired by NY Islanders

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

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Mar 3 US President George H. W. Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Mar 3 Charges are filed in Florida against NY Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)
  • Mar 3 Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina established.
  • Mar 5 Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks
  • Mar 6 Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine
  • Mar 6 The Michelangelo computer virus begins to take affect
  • Mar 6 Founding of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
  • Mar 7 Nicole Stevenson swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.78)
  • Mar 8 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 10 6th Soul Train Music Awards: Natalie Cole, Color Me Badd win

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole
  • Mar 10 Sandra Seuser, Katrin Schreiter, Annet Hesselbarth and Grit Breuer walk female indoor world record 4x400m (3:27.22)
  • Mar 10 "Come and Talk to Me" single released by Jodeci (Billboard Song of the Year 1992)
  • Mar 12 Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations
  • Mar 13 FCC rules companies can own 30 AM & 30 FM stations (formerly 12)

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Mar 13 Martina Navratilova & Judy Nelson settle their galamony suit

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Mar 13 An earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey.
  • Mar 14 Farm Aid V
  • Mar 14 NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape
  • Mar 14 Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspends publication
  • Mar 15 Brandie Burton wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
  • Mar 15 UN officially embarks on its largest peacekeeping operation
  • Mar 15 39th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #20 North Carolina, 94-74
  • Mar 15 33rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Alabama, 80-54
  • Mar 15 13th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Georgetown, 56-54
  • Mar 16 Matt Keough, in the dugout, is hit flush in the head by a batted ball
  • Mar 17 "Death & the Maiden" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 159 performances

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 17 18th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Candice Bergen win (TV)

Actress Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Actor Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
  • Mar 17 28 killed in truck bombing of Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Arg

Electoral defeatImportant Vote

Mar 17 South African President F. W. de Klerk wins a white only referendum

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Mar 17 Islamic Jihad truck bombs Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires killing 29
  • Mar 17 Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit
  • Mar 18 "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 38 performances

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Mar 18 Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Singer Donna Summer
Donna Summer
  • Mar 18 Leona Helmsley sentence to 4 years for tax evasion
  • Mar 18 Zimbabwe beat England by 9 runs in World Cup at Albury
  • Mar 19 "Master Builder" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Mar 19 Britain's Prince Andrew & Sarah, Duchess of York, announce separation
  • Mar 20 Janice Pennington is awarded $1.3M for accident on Price is Right set

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Mar 20 Noriega's wife Felicidad arrested for stealing buttons from dresses

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Mar 21 2nd WLAF season begins
  • Mar 21 Pakistan scores 6-264 to overhaul NZ in exciting World Cup semi
  • Mar 22 "Private Lives" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • Mar 22 Danielle Ammaccapane wins Standard Register Ping Golf Championship

  • Mar 22 England beat South Africa in rain-ruined cricket World Cup semi final
  • Mar 22 Joseph A Molloy elected NY Yankee general partner
  • Mar 22 US Air NY to Cleveland crashes on take off at LaGuardia, 27 die
  • Mar 23 Florida Marlins begin selling tickets
  • Mar 24 "Jake's Women" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • Mar 24 Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
  • Mar 24 Sudanese Boeing 707 crashes on mountain Hymettos at Athens: 5-6 die
  • Mar 24 1st Belgium in the space, Dirk Frimout on Atlantis Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
  • Mar 25 British scientists find new largest perfect # (2 756839 -1 * 2 756839)
  • Mar 25 Imran Khan scores 72 & takes 1-43 off 6 2 overs in last ODI
  • Mar 25 Pakistan defeats England by 22 runs to win World Cup
  • Mar 25 Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands
  • Mar 25 Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.

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Mar 26 Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Mar 26 NHL NY Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years

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Mar 27 Bruce Springsteen releases "Human Touch" & "Lucky Town"

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
  • Mar 28 6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal
  • Mar 28 Ann Transon runs female world record 50k (3:35:31)
  • Mar 28 PBA National Championship Won by Eric Forkel
  • Mar 29 "Conversations with My Father" opens at Royale NYC for 462 performances
  • Mar 29 12th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Hudson Hawk" wins
  • Mar 29 21st Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Dottie Mochrie
  • Mar 29 Herb Gardner's "Conversations With My Father" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 29 Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (CIS)
  • Mar 29 Ice Pairs Championship at Oakland won by Mishuktienok & Dmitriev (CIS)
  • Mar 29 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Oak won by Kristi Yamaguchi (USA)
  • Mar 29 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oakland won by Viktor Petrenko (CIS)
  • Mar 29 NCAA Basketball Women's Championship at Kemper Arena, KC

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 30 64th Academy Awards: "The Silence of the Lambs", Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster win

  • Mar 30 CBS TV premieres overnight news program "Up To The Minute"
  • Mar 30 Man accidentally backs in A's Jose Canseco's $225,000 Lamborghini
  • Mar 30 P J Patterson, resigns as 6th PM of Jamaica
  • Mar 30 WNSR-FM (105.1) changes callsign to WMXV-FM (NYC)
  • Mar 31 Delhi beat Tamil Nadu on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
  • Mar 31 UN Security Council voted to ban flights & arms sales to Libya

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, daughter of Albert II, Prince of Monaco
  • Mar 6 Momoko Tsugunaga, Japanese singer
  • Mar 7 Bel Powley, English Actress
  • Mar 8 Charlie Ray, American actress
  • Mar 10 Emily Osment, American actress and singer

Person of interestJohn Boyega

Mar 17 John Boyega [Adedayo B. Adegboyega], English actor (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), born in London

  • Mar 19 Henry & Angus Bernsen, twin sons of Corbin Bernsen & Amanda Pays
  • Mar 22 Luke Freeman, English footballer

Person of interestKyrie Irving

Mar 23 Kyrie Irving, American basketball player (Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics), born in Melbourne, Australia

NBA Player Kyrie Irving
NBA Player
Kyrie Irving
  • Mar 24 Thomas Law, English actor

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 12 Actress Annette Bening (33) weds actor Warren Beatty (54)

  • Mar 22 Record producer Lou Adler weds Paige Hannah (Daryl's sister)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 3 Robert Beatty, Canadian actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Where Eagles Dare), dies from pneumonia at 82
  • Mar 3 Sandy Dennis, American actress (Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 54
  • Mar 3 Ted Liss, actor (Child's Play), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Mar 4 Arthur Babbitt, animator (Mr Magoo, Goofy), die at 84 of heart failure
  • Mar 4 C Meijer, Dutch editor in chief (Typhoon), dies
  • Mar 4 Christian K Nelson, inventor (Eskimo Pie), dies at 98
  • Mar 4 Mary Osborne, jazz guitarist, dies at 70 of liver cancer
  • Mar 4 Nestor Almendros, Spanish/US cameraman (Kramer vs Kramer), dies at 61
  • Mar 5 Andrew Samuel, child actor (Our Gang), dies at 82
  • Mar 5 Yevgeny Yevstigneev, Russian actor (Welcome Kosta), dies at 65
  • Mar 6 Elvia Allman, actress (Night at Earl Carroll's), dies of pneumonia
  • Mar 6 Emmy Huf, Dutch cabaret performer/writer (I Want Warm Meat), dies
  • Mar 6 Maria Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Mirror Palace), dies at 83
  • Mar 8 Red Callender, US jazz bassist (Unfinished dream), dies at 76
  • Mar 9 Felipe Turich, actor (Lawless), dies
  • Mar 9 Jack McEdward, asst dir (Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell), dies at 94
  • Mar 9 James Brooks, US mural painter (Flight, La Guardia NY), dies at 85

Person of interestMenachem Begin

Mar 9 Menachem Begin, PM Israel (1977-80, 81-83, Nobel 1979), dies at 85

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Mar 10 Roy Holmer Wallack, dies of pneumonia at 64
  • Mar 10 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek composer and musician (b. 1925)
  • Mar 11 David Carroll, actor (Grand Hotel), dies of pulmonary embolism at 41
  • Mar 11 Manuel De Dios Unanue, US anti-drug journalist, murdered at 48
  • Mar 11 Richard Brooks, director (Blackboard Jungle, Key Largo), dies at 79
  • Mar 12 Barbara Morrison, actress (Proj Moonbase), dies of heart failure at 84
  • Mar 12 Hans G. Kresse, Dutch cartoonist (known for the comic strip Eric de Noorman), dies at 70
  • Mar 12 Ida Oosterbaan, Dutch founder (Women Action Committee), dies
  • Mar 12 Karel Poons, father of Paul Deen, dies
  • Mar 12 Philippe Soupault, writer, dies
  • Mar 12 Salvo Lima, mayor (Palermo)/MP (chr-dem), murdered
  • Mar 13 Clarence Wright, singer, dies at 84
  • Mar 13 Hans Redeker, Dutch art critic (Algemeen Handelsblad), dies
  • Mar 14 C V Wood Jr, theme park developer (Disneyland), dies of cancer at 71
  • Mar 14 Jean Poiret [Jean-Gustave PoirĂ©], French actor, director, and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles), dies at 65
  • Mar 14 Ralph James, actor (Orson-Mork & Mindy), dies at 67
  • Mar 14 Steven Brian Pennell, 1st execution in Delaware in 45 years at 34
  • Mar 15 Helen Deutsch, screenwriter, dies of natural causes
  • Mar 15 Jack Washburn, actor (Black Orchid), dies after long illness at 64
  • Mar 15 Vanessa Lee, actress (Split), dies at 71
  • Mar 16 Renzhong Weangn, China politician (1934-45), dies
  • Mar 16 Yves Rocard, French physicist (b. 1903)
  • Mar 17 Charles Rea, British actor (Ipcress File), dies at 69
  • Mar 17 George Lovi, US columnist (Sky & Telescope's "Ramblings"), dies
  • Mar 17 Grace Stafford Lantz, cartoon voice (Woody Woodpecker), dies at 87
  • Mar 17 Jack Arnold, actor/dir (Sid Caeser Special, Emmy 1967), dies at 75
  • Mar 18 Cornelis B Vaandrager, [C Vaan], poet (Giant of Rotterdam), dies at 56
  • Mar 19 Cesare Danova, Italian-American actor (Tentacles, Viva Las Vegas, Garrison's Gorillas), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Mar 20 Avonne Taylor, actress (My Best Girl, Honor Among Lovers), dies at 93
  • Mar 20 Frank Westbrook, dancer/choreographer, dies at 82
  • Mar 20 Georges Delerue, French composer (Hiroshima, My Love), dies at 67
  • Mar 21 John Ireland, Canadian actor (All the King's Men, Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral), dies of leukaemia at 78
  • Mar 21 Natalie Sleeth, American composer (b. 1930)
  • Mar 23 Friedrich A von Hayek, British economist (Road to Serfdom), dies at 92
  • Mar 25 Nancy Walker, American actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife), dies of cancer at 69
  • Mar 26 Barbara Frum, Canadian journalist (b. 1937)
  • Mar 27 Anita Colby, American model, author and actress (Mary of Scotland, Cover Girl, Pepsi Cola Playhouse), dies of lung disease at 77
  • Mar 27 Easley Blackwood, expert bridge player, dies at 89
  • Mar 27 Gerry Duggan, dies at 82
  • Mar 27 James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68), dies at 84
  • Mar 27 Martin Engelman, Dutch cartoonist, painter and graphic artist, dies at 68
  • Mar 27 Harald Saeverud, Norwegian composer (Saline), dies at 94
  • Mar 28 Wendell Mayes, writer, dies of cancer at 72
  • Mar 28 Josef Matej, Czech composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 29 Earl Spencer, father of Lady Diana, dies at 68

Person of interestPaul Henreid

Mar 29 Paul [G J von] Henreid, Austrian actor (Laszlo-Casablanca), dies at 84

  • Mar 30 Art Hannes, announcer, dies of a respiratory ailment at 72
  • Mar 30 Luigi De Laurentiis, Italian producer (Toto, Macaroni), dies
  • Mar 30 Manolis Andronikos, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece, dies at 72