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Historical Events in January 1992

  • Jan 1 Bush is 1st US President to address Australian Parliament
  • Jan 1 Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
  • Jan 1 Europe breaks down trade barriers
  • Jan 1 International Space Year begins
  • Jan 1 NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
  • Jan 1 The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union.
  • Jan 1 78th Rose Bowl: #2 Washington beats #4 Michigan, 34-14
  • Jan 1 58th Sugar Bowl: #18 Notre Dame beats #3 Florida, 39-28
  • Jan 1 21st Fiesta Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #10 Tennessee, 42-17
  • Jan 1 58th Orange Bowl: #1 Miami (FL) beats #11 Nebraska, 22-0
  • Jan 2 Australian cricket spin bowling great Shane Warne (145 Tests, 708 wickets; 194 ODIs) makes Test debut v India in 3rd Test at Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Jan 3 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter
  • Jan 3 Australian cricket batsman David Boon scores an unbeaten 129 in drawn 3rd Test against India in Sydney; his 11th Test century
  • Jan 3 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Jakob Hlasek beats Karel Nováček of Czechoslovakia 6-4, 6-4 for a 2-0 lead (ends 2-1) and Switzerland's first title
  • Jan 3 English club Wigan pays Widnes a world record rugby league transfer fee of £440,000 for Great Britain international winger Martin Offiah
  • Jan 4 8th= largest wrestling crowd NJPW Starcade (60,000-Tokyo Dome)

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Jan 4 Boston's Robert Parish becomes 5th player in NBA history to register 2,000 career blocks during Celtics' 100-96 loss at Minnesota - others Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mark Eaton, Wayne Rollins and George Johnson

  • Jan 5 "6 Degrees of Separation" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 496 performances
  • Jan 5 "Crucible" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • Jan 5 "On Borrowed Time" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 99 performances
  • Jan 5 "Peter Pan" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jan 5 Indian cricket all-rounder Ravi Shastri scores 206 in 3rd Test in Sydney before being Shane Warne's first Test wicket, the first of 708 for Australia
  • Jan 6 NY Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul
  • Jan 6 Robert Schenkkan's "Kentucky Cycle" premieres in LA

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Jan 6 Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Jan 6 The US Government urges doctors to stop using silicone breast implants, outlining the health effects
  • Jan 6 Zviad Gamskahurdia, the President of Georgia, flees the country because of the military coup
  • Jan 7 AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499)

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Jan 7 Last day of Test cricket for Imran Khan

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • Jan 7 Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

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Jan 8 George H. W. Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jan 9 Alison Halford, Assistant Chief Constable of Merseyside Police (Britain's most senior policewoman) is suspended after allegations of misconduct
  • Jan 10 8th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Jan 11 Algeria's President Chadli announces his resignation
  • Jan 11 Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa
  • Jan 11 US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi

  • Jan 12 13th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the Persian Gulf War
  • Jan 12 Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished
  • Jan 12 US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman
  • Jan 12 Algeria's general elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the 1st round
  • Jan 12 A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali.

Sport awardAFC Championship

Jan 12 AFC Championship, Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY: Buffalo Bills beat Denver Broncos, 10-7

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Jan 12 NFC Championship, RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins beat Detroit Lions, 41-10
  • Jan 12 Highest scoring NCAA basketball game; Troy State Trojans defeat DeVry Hoyas 258-149 in Troy, Alabama
  • Jan 13 Excavation of new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) begins

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Jan 13 American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Jan 13 Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II
  • Jan 15 Bulgaria recognizes Macedonia
  • Jan 15 Cleaning woman finds intimate photos of Sarah Ferguson with US man
  • Jan 15 Supreme Court rules 5-3 that Joseph Doherty isn't entitled to asylum
  • Jan 16 "Two Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Jan 16 Chapultepec Peace Accords are signed in Mexico City which ends the 12-year Salvadoran Civil War
  • Jan 17 Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

Jan 18 43rd NHL All-Star Game, Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA: Campbell beats Wales, 10-6; MVP: Brett Hull, St. Louis, RW

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 18 49th Golden Globes: Bugsy, Nick Nolte and Jodie Foster win

Actress Jodie Foster
Actress
Jodie Foster
  • Jan 18 Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident
  • Jan 19 "City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances
  • Jan 19 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
  • Jan 19 IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
  • Jan 19 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
  • Jan 19 Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
  • Jan 20 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup, David Boon scores the most runs in the series (432)
  • Jan 20 Score begins selling international soccer cards

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Jan 21 Bill Cowher becomes the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, becoming only the second head coach of the team since 1970 (Chuck Noll)

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher
  • Jan 21 UN serves Libya a resolution to hand over intelligence agents accused of two airliner bombings
  • Jan 22 Sarah, Duchess of York (aka Fergie) wears paper bag over her head on airline ride
  • Jan 22 Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) launches into space
  • Jan 22 Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.
  • Jan 23 "Visit" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Jan 25 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41"
  • Jan 25 Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264

Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

Jan 25 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles beats American Mary Joe Fernández 6-2, 6-3 for her 5th career Grand Slam title

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Jan 26 "Little Hotel on the Side" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • Jan 26 Super Bowl XXVI, Metrodome, Minneapolis, MI: Washington Redskins beat Buffalo Bills, 37-24; MVP: Mark Rypien, Washington, QB
  • Jan 26 Australian Open Mens Tennis: American Jim Courier wins 2nd career Grand Slam title and 1st Australian title; beats Stefan Edberg of Sweden 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
  • Jan 26 8th Sundance Film Festival: "In the Soup" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 27 "Crazy He Calls Me" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Jan 27 19th American Music Awards: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win

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Jan 27 Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda

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Jan 27 Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

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Jan 27 Presidential candidate Bill Clinton (D) & Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 28 David Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 v India at Adelaide
  • Jan 28 Stan Hansen beats Jumbo Tsuruta to win All Japan Triple Crown
  • Jan 28 St. Louis right wing Brett Hull becomes 2nd player (after Wayne Gretzky) in NHL history to record back-to-back seasons of 50 goals in 50 games; #50 comes in 3-3 Blues' tie in Los Angeles
  • Jan 30 Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) lands

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jan 30 Inventor Ray Kurzweil publishes his first book "The Age of Intelligent Machines" on artificial intelligence, predicting the popularity of the internet

Inventor and Author Ray Kurzweil
Inventor and Author
Ray Kurzweil
  • Jan 31 MTA raised tolls on most NYC bridges from $2.50 to $3.00