On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1992

Historical Events

  • "I Saw the Light" single released by Wynonna (Billboard Song of the Year, 1992)

Rodney King Riots

US Army and Marine Corps forces arrive in Los Angeles to end rioting following the acquittal of four police officers over the beating of Rodney King

Famous Birthdays

  • Courtney Jines, American actress (Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over), born in Fairfax, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Gregor Mackenzie, Labour Party (UK) politician (b. 1927)
  • Henri Guillemin, French historian, dies at 89
  • Ismael Galeano, "Commandant Franklyn" (Contra), dies
  • Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 50
1992 Highlights

About May 4, 1992

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: May Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Jump - Kris Kross
  • UK #1 Song: Please Don't Go/Game Boy - K.W.S.