Historical Events in June 1992

  • Jun 1 E Lamps (20 year lightbulb) introduced
  • Jun 1 Snowfall in Colorado
  • Jun 1 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Chicago Blackhawks, 6-5 for a 3-1 series win; 2nd consecutive title for Penguins

Sports History

Jun 2 Former NFL NY Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery

Music Concert

Jun 2 Ringo Starr's second All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include Joe Walsh, Dave Edmunds, Todd Rundgren, Burton Cummings, Timothy B. Schmit, Zak Starkey, and Timmy Capello

  • Jun 2 Wilson Phillips release their second album "Shadows & Light"
  • Jun 3 Joan Lunden ordered to pay her ex-husband $18,000 a month support
  • Jun 3 Landmark Australian High Court Mabo Decision: recognizes Torres Strait Islanders ownership of Murray Island, rendering terra nullius a legal fiction
  • Jun 3 World's largest environmental summit opens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jun 4 San Jose voters reject Giants plan to build a new stadium
  • Jun 4 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is signed in New York
  • Jun 4 USPS announces young Elvis beats old Elvis stamp
  • Jun 6 124th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard AP Indy wins in 2:26
  • Jun 6 America West Arena opens in Phoenix, Arizona; home court of NBA Phoenix Suns
  • Jun 6 Ben Vereen suffers injuries when hit by a car

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 6 French Open Women's Tennis: Yugoslavian star Monica Seles retains title; outlasts Steffi Graf of Germany 6-2, 3-6, 10-8

Baseball Record

Jun 6 NY Mets first baseman Eddie Murray records his 1,510th run batted in during 15-1 thrashing of Pittsburgh Pirates to pass Mickey Mantle as all-time RBI leader among MLB switch-hitters

  • Jun 6 WLAF World Bowl 2, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Sacramento Surge beats Orlando Thunder, 21-17
  • Jun 7 "Small Family Business" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jun 7 French Open Men's Tennis: American Jim Courier retains title; beats Petr Korda of Czechoslovakia 7-5, 6-2, 6-1
  • Jun 7 NASA's Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) launches

Music City News Awards

Jun 8 26th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Garth Brooks win

  • Jun 8 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time

Historic Event

Jun 8 Thomas Klestil succeeds Kurt Waldheim as president of Austria

  • Jun 10 "Price" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 47 performances
  • Jun 10 Satellite Intelsat K launched
  • Jun 11 Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group

Hall of Fame

Jun 11 Tracy Austin, 29, is youngest inductee of International Tennis Hall of Fame

  • Jun 11 US Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibition game, beat Venezuela 20-0
  • Jun 14 Mona Van Duyn is named 1st female US poet laureate

NBA Finals

Jun 14 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls beat Port Trail Blazers, 97-93 in Game 6 for back-to-back titles; MVP: Michael Jordan for second straight year

Sports History

Jun 14 Ozzie Smith breaks Roy McMillan's NL mark by taking part in his 1,305th career double play

Golf Tournament

Jun 14 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Dave Stockton wins first of 3 Champions Tour major titles by 1 stroke from J.C. Snead and lee Trevino

  • Jun 15 1st Berlin Air Show in 60 years
  • Jun 15 Dan Quayle, relying on faulty card, erroneously instructs Trenton NJ, elementary student to spell "potato," "potatoe" during spelling bee
  • Jun 15 Erie Sailors (Fla Marlin farm team) 1st game beat Jamestown 6-5 in 13
  • Jun 15 Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport (NYC)
  • Jun 15 Jeff Reardon breaks Rollie Fingers' save record with #342
  • Jun 16 British postage stamp celebrates 350th anniversary of the Battle of Edgehill
  • Jun 16 Caspar Weinberger, former US Secretary of Defense (1981-87), indicted on Iran-contra charge
  • Jun 16 Colorado Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
  • Jun 16 Longest salami is 68ft-9in long & 25ft in circumference, weighs 1,492lbs/5oz in Flekkefjord, Norway
  • Jun 16 MLB Boston Red Sox Jeff Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0) [1]
  • Jun 16 MLB Pittsburgh Pirates' Jeff King is 5th to be thrown out twice trying to steal in one inning
  • Jun 17 Connecticut Governor Lowell Weicker and WFAN DJ Don Imus change places for 1 day

Sports History

Jun 17 Philadelphia 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns

  • Jun 17 Slaughtering by Inkhata-followers at Boipatong, South Africa, kills 42
  • Jun 18 Ottawa Senators make goalie Peter Sidorkiewicz their 1st draft pick

Film Release

Jun 19 "Batman Returns", starring Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny DeVito as the Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, is released

  • Jun 19 Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa is shot twice in NYC
  • Jun 19 Inkhata-blood bath in Boipatong South-Africa
  • Jun 19 NY Yankees 1st game in Baltimore Oriole's Camden Yards

Sports History

Jun 20 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Washington Capitals to the Detroit Red Wings

  • Jun 20 Kelly Saunders is 2nd female baseball PA announcer (Baltimore Orioles)
  • Jun 20 NHL Draft: ZPS Zlin (Czechoslovakia) defenceman Roman Hamrlik first pick by Tampa Bay Lightning

Sports History

Jun 21 Last day of test cricket for English star players Ian Botham and Allan Lamb

US Golf Open

Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Perennial runner-up Tom Kite breaks through for his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Jeff Sluman

  • Jun 22 Supreme Court rules "hate crime" laws violated free-speech rights

Historic Event

Jun 22 Two skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg, Russia identified as Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra

  • Jun 23 "Tin Bigha Day" protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh

Daytime Emmy Awards

Jun 23 Emmy 19th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 13th time

Election of Interest

Jun 23 Yitzhak Rabin wins Israeli parliamentary election

Music History

Jun 24 Billy Joel gets an honorary diploma from Hicksville High School (Nassau, Long Island, New York) at 43

  • Jun 24 Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently bans Steve Howe from baseball
  • Jun 24 Eddie Antar, CEO (Crazy Eddies), $74 m stock fraud caught in Israel

Murder of Interest

Jun 24 Mafia boss John Gotti begins life sentence in jail for murder and other crimes

Sports History

Jun 24 NBA Draft: LSU center Shaquille O'Neal first pick by Orlando Magic

  • Jun 25 Alexanders Department store closes all 11 stores in the US
  • Jun 25 Stage musical "Les Miserables" opens at Vinohradsk√© divadlo (Vinohrady Theatre), Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
  • Jun 25 STS 50 launches (Columbia)

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 26 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Shakespear's Sister, and Youssou N'dour headline; other performers include Lou Reed, Kirsty MacColl, Tom Jones, Joan Armatrading, Richard Thompson, Billy Bragg, Television, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band

  • Jun 26 India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh
  • Jun 26 NYC's MTA votes to ban cigarette ads on Jan 1, 1993
  • Jun 26 Supreme Court rules fund soliciting can be banned at airports
  • Jun 26 UEFA European Championship Final, Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden: In a huge upset Denmark beats Germany, 2-0

Music History

Jun 27 "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)" by Bruce Springsteen peaks at #68

  • Jun 27 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovskiy of Russia defeats #1 seed Jim Courier 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the 3rd round at Wimbledon
  • Jun 27 Dan O'Brien fails on pole vault & eliminated from Olympics decathlon
  • Jun 27 Daryl Gates retires as LA police chief
  • Jun 28 2 earthquakes, including 3rd strongest in US (7.4) rock California
  • Jun 28 Burharnuddin Rabbani becomes president of Afghanistan
  • Jun 28 Italian government of Amato forms
  • Jun 28 LA Police commissioner Daryl Gates steps down

Theater Premiere

Jun 28 Ra Lewis' dramatic play "Chinese Coffee", starring Al Pacino, opens at the Circle in Square Theater, NYC; runs for 18 performances

  • Jun 28 The Constitution of Estonia is signed into law
  • Jun 28 US Dream Team beats Cuba in 1st exhibition basketball game, 133-57
  • Jun 29 "Salome" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Jun 29 2 earthquakes including 7.4 hits southern Calif
  • Jun 29 A's Dennis Eckersley sets record of 26th straight save of season
  • Jun 29 Algerian head of state, Mohamed Boudiaf, is assassinated by military officers during a public speech at the opening of a cultural center in Annaba

Sports History

Jun 29 NHL decides Eric Lindross goes to Flyers instead of Rangers

  • Jun 30 "End of the Road" single released by Boyz II Men (Grammy Award Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best R&B Song 1993, Billboard Song of the Year 1992)
  • Jun 30 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC)
  • Jun 30 Fidel Ramos installed as president of Philippines

Historic Event

Jun 30 Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher joins the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven

  • Jun 30 Total solar eclipse in Uruguay (5m21s)