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 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 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 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 2 Moldova joins the United Nations.

Sports History

Mar 3 Charges are filed in Florida against NY Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)

  • Mar 3 Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 263 die

Sports History

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

  • Mar 3 Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina established.

Historic Event

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

Music Concert

Mar 4 Singer-songwriter Paul Simon tapes an acoustic concert performance for "MTV Unplugged" at Kaufman-Astoria Studios in Queens, NYC

  • Mar 5 Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks
  • Mar 6 Founding of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
  • Mar 6 The Michelangelo computer virus begins to take affect
  • Mar 6 Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine
  • 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
  • Mar 7 Nicole Stevenson swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.78)
  • Mar 10 "Come and Talk to Me" single released by Jodeci (Billboard Song of the Year 1992)

Soul Train Music Awards

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

  • Mar 10 Sandra Seuser, Katrin Schreiter, Annet Hesselbarth and Grit Breuer walk female indoor world record 4x400m (3:27.22)
  • Mar 12 Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations

Music Concert

Mar 12 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Natalie Cole, and Don Henley

  • Mar 13 An earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey.
  • Mar 13 FCC rules companies can own 30 AM & 30 FM stations (formerly 12)

Sports History

Mar 13 Martina Navratilova and Judy Nelson settle their galamony suit

Farm Aid Concert

Mar 14 Farm Aid V held in Irving, Texas; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Arlo Guthrie, Asleep At The Wheel, Kentucky Headhunters, Texas Tornadoes, Bonnie Raitt, Tracy Chapman, Paul Simon, and Mary Chapin Carpenter [1]

  • Mar 14 NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape
  • Mar 14 Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspends publication
  • Mar 15 13th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Georgetown, 56-54
  • Mar 15 33rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Alabama, 80-54
  • Mar 15 39th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #20 North Carolina, 94-74
  • Mar 15 UN officially embarks on its largest peacekeeping operation
  • Mar 17 "Death & the Maiden" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 159 performances

Film 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)

  • Mar 17 Islamic Jihad car bombing of Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 29 [1]
  • Mar 17 Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit

Important Vote

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

  • Mar 17 South African referendum of white voters on an end to apartheid, over two-thirds vote for an end to the system
  • Mar 18 "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 38 performances
  • Mar 18 American businesswoman Leona Helmsley sentenced to 4 years for tax evasion "We don't pay taxes; only the little people pay taxes"

Music History

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

  • 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 Shoplifting

Mar 20 Manuel Noriega's wife Felicidad arrested for stealing buttons from dresses

  • Mar 21 Pakistan scores 6-264 to overhaul NZ in exciting World Cup cricket 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

Theater Premiere

Mar 22 Herb Gardner's play "Conversations with My Father", starring Judd Hirsch and Tony Shalhoub, opens at Royale NYC for 462 performances

  • 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 with the 1st Belgium in space onboard, Dirk Frimout
  • Mar 24 Sudanese Boeing 707 crashes on mountain Hymettos at Athens: 5-6 die
  • Mar 25 British scientists find new largest perfect # (2 756839 -1 * 2 756839)
  • Mar 25 Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.

Sports History

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

  • Mar 25 Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands

Sports History

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

  • Mar 26 NHL NY Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years

Album Release

Mar 27 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 9th and 10th studio albums - "Human Touch" and "Lucky Town" - on the same day; musicians other than the E-Street Band are used

  • 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 12th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Hudson Hawk" wins
  • Mar 29 Ice Dance Championship in Oakland, California won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (CIS)
  • Mar 29 Ice Pairs Championship in Oakland, California won by Mishuktienok & Dmitriev (CIS)
  • Mar 29 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Oakland, California won by Kristi Yamaguchi (USA)
  • Mar 29 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oakland, California won by Viktor Petrenko (CIS)
  • 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

PGA 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.

Academy 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"

Sports History

Mar 30 Man accidentally backs into Oakland 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 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
  • 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