On This Day

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

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 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, 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