On This Day

Historical Events in March 1992

  • Mar 1 "Little Hotel on the Side" closes at Belasco NYC after 41 performances
  • Mar 1 "Visit" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Mar 1 Jenny Thompson swims 100m freestyle world record 54.48s at the US Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, IN; passes famous GDR drug tainted record, Kristen Otto 1986 by 0.25s
  • Mar 1 In a rematch of one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history, Ghana's WBC super featherweight champion Azumah Nelson KOs Australian Jeff Fenech in 8th round in Melbourne
  • Mar 2 Moldova joins the United Nations.
  • Mar 2 American swimmer Anita Hall breaks the 200m breaststroke world record twice in the one day at the US Swimming championships in Indianapolis; wins final in 2:25.35
  • Mar 3 Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 263 die

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Mar 3 Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd # retired by NY Islanders

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

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Mar 3 US President George H. W. Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Mar 3 Charges are filed in Florida against NY Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)
  • Mar 3 Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina established.
  • Mar 5 Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks
  • Mar 6 Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine
  • Mar 6 The Michelangelo computer virus begins to take affect
  • Mar 6 Founding of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
  • Mar 7 Nicole Stevenson swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.78)

  • Mar 7 England routs Wales, 24-0 at Twickenham for it's 2nd straight outright Five Nations Rugby Championship, Grand Slam and Triple Crown titles; fullback Jonathan Webb 2 penalties and 3 conversions

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 10 6th Soul Train Music Awards: Natalie Cole, Color Me Badd win

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole
  • Mar 10 Sandra Seuser, Katrin Schreiter, Annet Hesselbarth and Grit Breuer walk female indoor world record 4x400m (3:27.22)
  • Mar 10 "Come and Talk to Me" single released by Jodeci (Billboard Song of the Year 1992)
  • Mar 12 Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations
  • Mar 13 FCC rules companies can own 30 AM & 30 FM stations (formerly 12)

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Mar 13 Martina Navratilova & Judy Nelson settle their galamony suit

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Mar 13 An earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey.
  • Mar 14 Farm Aid V
  • Mar 14 NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape
  • Mar 14 Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspends publication
  • Mar 15 UN officially embarks on its largest peacekeeping operation
  • Mar 15 39th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #20 North Carolina, 94-74
  • Mar 15 33rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Alabama, 80-54
  • Mar 15 13th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Georgetown, 56-54
  • Mar 17 "Death & the Maiden" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 159 performances

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 17 18th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Candice Bergen win (TV)

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
Actor Kevin Costner
Actor
Kevin Costner
  • Mar 17 28 killed in truck bombing of Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Arg

Electoral defeatImportant Vote

Mar 17 South African President F. W. de Klerk wins a white only referendum

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Mar 17 Islamic Jihad truck bombs Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires killing 29

  • Mar 17 Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit
  • Mar 18 "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 38 performances

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Mar 18 Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • Mar 18 American businesswoman Leona Helmsley sentenced to 4 years for tax evasion "We don't pay taxes; only the little people pay taxes"
  • Mar 18 Zimbabwe beat England by 9 runs in World Cup at Albury
  • Mar 19 "Master Builder" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Mar 19 Britain's Prince Andrew & Sarah, Duchess of York, announce separation
  • Mar 20 Janice Pennington is awarded $1.3M for accident on Price is Right set

A First Lady Goes ShopliftingA First Lady Goes Shoplifting

Mar 20 Manuel Noriega's wife Felicidad arrested for stealing buttons from dresses
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Manuel Noriega's mug shot in 1990
Manuel Noriega's mug shot in 1990
  • Mar 21 Pakistan scores 6-264 to overhaul NZ in exciting World Cup semi
  • Mar 22 "Private Lives" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • Mar 22 England beat South Africa in rain-ruined cricket World Cup semi final
  • Mar 22 Joseph A Molloy elected NY Yankee general partner
  • Mar 22 US Air NY to Cleveland crashes on take off at LaGuardia, 27 die
  • Mar 23 Florida Marlins begin selling tickets
  • Mar 24 "Jake's Women" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • Mar 24 Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
  • Mar 24 Sudanese Boeing 707 crashes on mountain Hymettos at Athens: 5-6 die
  • Mar 24 1st Belgium in the space, Dirk Frimout on Atlantis Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
  • Mar 25 British scientists find new largest perfect # (2 756839 -1 * 2 756839)

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Mar 25 Cricket World Cup, Melbourne (MCG): Imran Khan scores 72 in his final ODI as Pakistan beats England by 22 runs for their first title; Martin Crowe (NZ), Player of Series

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • Mar 25 Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands
  • Mar 25 Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.

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Mar 26 Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Mar 26 NHL NY Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years

Music releaseAlbum Release

Mar 27 Bruce Springsteen releases two music albums on the same day, "Human Touch" and "Lucky Town"

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
  • Mar 28 6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal
  • Mar 28 Ann Transon runs female world record 50k (3:35:31)
  • Mar 28 PBA National Championship Won by Eric Forkel
  • Mar 29 "Conversations with My Father" opens at Royale NYC for 462 performances
  • Mar 29 12th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Hudson Hawk" wins
  • Mar 29 Herb Gardner's "Conversations With My Father" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 29 Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (CIS)
  • Mar 29 Ice Pairs Championship at Oakland won by Mishuktienok & Dmitriev (CIS)
  • Mar 29 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Oak won by Kristi Yamaguchi (USA)
  • Mar 29 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oakland won by Viktor Petrenko (CIS)

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

Mar 29 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Davis Love III wins by 4 strokes ahead of runners-up Ian Baker-Finch, Phil Blackmar, Nick Faldo, and Tom Watson.

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Mar 29 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Dottie Pepper (Mochrie) wins the first of her 2 major titles in a sudden-death playoff with Juli Inkster with par on the 1st extra hole

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 30 64th Academy Awards: "The Silence of the Lambs", Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster win

  • Mar 30 CBS TV premieres overnight news program "Up To The Minute"
  • Mar 30 Man accidentally backs in A's Jose Canseco's $225,000 Lamborghini
  • Mar 30 P J Patterson, resigns as 6th Prime Minister of Jamaica
  • Mar 30 WNSR-FM (105.1) changes callsign to WMXV-FM (NYC)
  • Mar 31 Ranji Trophy Cricket Final, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi: Delhi (Ajay Sharma 175 in 532) beats Tamil Nadu (449) on 1st innings
  • Mar 31 UN Security Council voted to ban flights & arms sales to Libya
  • Mar 31 Phoenix coach Cotton Fitzsimmons guides the Suns to a 128-111 home win over Portland to become the 6th coach in NBA history to record 800 career wins