On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1992

Historical Events

  • "Death & the Maiden" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 159 performances

Film and TV Awards

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

  • Islamic Jihad car bombing of Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 29 [1]
  • Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit

Important Vote

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

  • South African referendum of white voters on an end to apartheid, over two-thirds vote for an end to the system

Famous Birthdays

John Boyega

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

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Rea, British actor (Ipcress File), dies at 69
  • George Lovi, American columnist (Sky & Telescope's "Ramblings"), dies
  • Grace Stafford Lantz, cartoon voice (Woody Woodpecker), dies at 87
  • Jack Arnold, actor/dir (Sid Caeser Special, Emmy 1967), dies at 75
1992 Highlights

About March 17, 1992

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces