Historical Events in February 1992

  • Feb 1 "Crazy He Calls Me" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 7 performances

Sports History

Feb 1 Defenseman Denis Potvin's #5 becomes first number retired by NY Islanders; Potvin played entire 15 year NHL career in NY

Contract of Interest

Feb 1 Slugging outfielder Barry Bonds signs highest single year contract in MLB history, $4.7 million with Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Feb 2 Australian Kieren Perkins swims 1,500m freestyle short course world record, 14:32.40 at AIS, Canberra, Australia
  • Feb 2 Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45.02 sec)

Sports History

Feb 2 David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth

Music History

Feb 2 IRS & Willie Nelson settle on $9M tax bill (of $16.7M)

  • Feb 2 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 21-15; MVP: Michael Irvin, Dallas Cowboys, WR

Historic Event

Feb 3 Defense opens calling Noriega "our ally in war on drugs"

  • Feb 3 Labor strike at Royal Canadian Mint ends
  • Feb 3 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $300 per week
  • Feb 5 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Dilip Vengsarkar
  • Feb 5 Mike Whitney career-best 7-27 at WACA in Test Cricket win v India
  • Feb 6 "Late Night's 10th Anniversary Show At Radio City Music Hall" on NBC
  • Feb 6 The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence
  • Feb 7 Maastricht Treaty signed by 12 countries from the European Community (EC) to create the European Union (EU)

Sports History

Feb 7 Mike Tyson testifies in his rape trial

  • Feb 7 Shannon LA Rhea Marketic, 22, (California), crowned 41st Miss USA
  • Feb 8 "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred peaks at #1
  • Feb 8 Ulysses spacecraft passes Jupiter
  • Feb 8 XVI Winter Olympic Games opens in Albertville, France
  • Feb 9 "2 Shakespearean Actors" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 29 performances

NBA All-Star Game

Feb 9 42nd NBA All-Star Game, Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL: West beats East, 153-113; MVP: Magic Johnson, LA Lakers, F

  • Feb 9 Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 sec by Thomas School of Germany
  • Feb 9 Heike Henkel high jumps female indoor world record (2.07m)
  • Feb 9 Jani Sievinen swims world record 400m medley (4:07.10)
  • Feb 10 "Dangerous Women" final episode on WWOR-TV

Olympic Gold

Feb 10 Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA

  • Feb 10 Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana
  • Feb 11 F-16 jet crashes at residential district of Hengelo, Netherlands (No deaths)
  • Feb 11 Michael Johnson runs indoor world record 400m (44.97 sec)
  • Feb 13 "Most Happy Fella" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 229 performances
  • Feb 13 42nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Grand Canyon" wins the Golden Bear

Sports History

Feb 13 Jose Canseco repeatedly rams his Porsche into wife Esther's BMW

  • Feb 13 West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game
  • Feb 14 Andre Cason runs world record 60 m indoor (6.41 sec)
  • Feb 14 Cease fire in Somalia begins

Film Premiere

Feb 14 Comedy film "Wayne's World" starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, based on their Saturday Night Live sketch premieres

  • Feb 14 Kieren John Perkins swims world record 800m freestyle (7:46.60)
  • Feb 14 Merlene Ottey runs world record 60m indoor (6.96 sec)
  • Feb 15 100th episode of "Cops" airs on Fox

Historic Event

Feb 15 Jeffrey Dahmer found sane and guilty of killing 15 boys

Daytona 500

Feb 16 34th Daytona 500: Davey Allison joins father Bobby as a race winner; Richard Petty and A. J. Foyt's final drives in the event

Historic Event

Feb 16 Ethiopia finds the remains of former Emperor Haile Selassie on the grounds of the Imperial Palace, under the private lavatory of dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam, who overthrew the Emperor

  • Feb 16 Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow & blue
  • Feb 16 LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform
  • Feb 19 American porn producer Jim Mitchell found guilty of killing his brother Artie
  • Feb 19 In a blockbuster NHL trade, Pittsburgh Penguins send Mark Recchi, Brian Benning & LA's 1st round 1992 pick (Jason Bowen) to the Philadelphia Flyers for Kjell Samuelsson, Rick Tocchet & Ken Wregget
  • Feb 19 Ken Ludwig's musical "Crazy For You" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1622 performances
  • Feb 19 Peter Collins discovers nova Cygni 1992
  • Feb 19 Professional Spring Football League announces end of operations, 10 days before the scheduled season opener; 10 teams had players in camp and practicing, and rosters cut down to 60 players
  • Feb 20 Orthodox patriarch Shenouda III visits Netherlands

Music History

Feb 20 Revival of Noël Coward's stage comedy "Private Lives" opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 37 performances

  • Feb 21 Kristi Yamaguchi of US wins Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating
  • Feb 22 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" closes at Music Box NYC

Music History

Feb 22 Barbra Streisand surprises cast members in a cameo appearance at the end of a "Coffee Talk" sketch on "Saturday Night Live"

  • Feb 22 Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox
  • Feb 23 Cricketer Andy Flower scores 115* on ODI debut as Zimbabwe lose to Sri Lanka
  • Feb 23 The Socialist Labour Party is founded in Georgia
  • Feb 23 XVI Winter Olympic Games close in Albertville, France
  • Feb 25 34th Grammy Awards: "Unforgettable";, Marc Cohn win
  • Feb 25 Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan

Grammy Awards

Feb 25 Muddy Waters wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards

  • Feb 26 "Search & Destroy" opens at Circle in Square Theater, NYC; runs for 46 performances
  • Feb 26 200+ Azerbaijanis, mostly civilians are killed by local Armenian forces and the 366th CIS regiment in the Khojaly massacre in Nagorno-Karabakh
  • Feb 26 Irish Supreme Court rules 14 year old rape victim may get an abortion
  • Feb 27 Larry Smith named 9th Commissioner of the CFL

Sports History

Feb 29 Boston’s Ray Bourque becomes just the 3rd defenseman in NHL history to score 1,000 career points with a goal and 2 assists in the Bruins' 5-5 tie with Washington Capitals at Boston Garden