On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1992

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Danielle Steel’s historical romance novel “Jewels” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • Eric Houston kills 4 in a California HS where he failed history 4 yrs prior

USARodney King Riots

Los Angeles Dodgers postpone 3 MLB games due to racial riots over the infamous Rodney King beating

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Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
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Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th MLB career base in A's 7-6 win at Detroit

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Famous Birthdays

  • Matĕj Vydra, Czech Republic soccer striker (26 caps; Watford, Derby County, Burnley), born in Chotĕboř, Czech Republic

Famous Deaths

  • Sharon Redd, American house music and urban contemporary singer (b. 1945)
1992 Highlights

About May 1, 1992

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus