What Happened on September 12, 1992

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Inuki pounds Hawaii

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mae Jemison is the 1st African American woman to go into space (aboard Endeavour STS-47)

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Stefan Edberg beats Michael Chang in what is believed to be the longest match in US Open history (5hr 26min)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • STS-47 (Endeavour 2) launches

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles retains her title; beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAnthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins, actor (Psycho), dies from aids at 60

  • Ed Peck, actor (Zoot Suit, Bullitt), dies of heart attack at 75
  • Ruth Nelson, actress (Awakenings, 3 Women), dies at 87