On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1992

Historical Events

  • 5.8 earthquake at Cairo (at least 510 die)
  • Arecibo radio telescope begins Microwave Observing Project search for occupied planets

Boxing Title Fight

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
1992 Highlights

About October 12, 1992

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Columbus Day (United States), Thanksgiving (Canada)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: End Of The Road (From "Boomerang") - Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Sleeping Satellite - Tasmin Archer