On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1992

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 5.8 earthquake at Cairo (at least 510 die)
  • Arecibo radio telescope begins Microwave Observing Project search for occupied planets
  • Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF heavyweight title
  • Expo '92 closes in Seville Spain
  • Howard Stern radio show premieres in Albany NY (WQBK 103.5 & 103.9 FM)
  • Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception

Famous Birthdays

  • Josh Hutcherson, American actor (Hunger Games films), born in Union, Kentucky
  • Taylor Horn, American singer and actress, born in Redlands, California

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Pola [Abraham Polak], Dutch actor and writer (Farce Major), dies at 78
  • John Hancock, American actor (LA Law, Love & War), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • Ulysses Guimaraes, Brazilian MP (chairman), dies in accident