On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1992

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

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

Stefan Edberg beats Michael Chang 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 in the longest match in US Open history (5 hours, 26 minutes)

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

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

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
Tennis Player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Tennis Player
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAnthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins, American actor and singer (Psycho, Friendly Persuasion, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison), 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
1992 Highlights

About September 12, 1992

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo