What Happened on September 12, 1992

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Inuki pounds Hawaii

Historic Event

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

  • NASA launches STS-47 (Endeavour 2)

US 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)


Famous Birthdays

  • Johannes Strolz, Austrian alpine ski racer (Olympic gold men's Combined 2022), born in Bludenz, Austria

Famous Deaths

Anthony PerkinsAnthony Perkins (1932-1992)

American actor (Psycho; Friendly Persuasion; Fear Strikes Out; Pretty Poison), and singer, dies from AIDS-related pneumonia at 60 [1]

  • Ed Peck, American character actor (Zoot Suit; Bullitt; Happy Days - "Officer Kirk"}, dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Ruth Nelson, American stage and screen actress (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; 3 Women; Awakenings), dies at 87
1992 Highlights

About September 12, 1992

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: End Of The Road (From "Boomerang") - Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Rhythm Is A Dancer - Snap