Historical Events in 1992 (Part 5)

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Sports History

Oct 11 Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)

  • Oct 11 Toronto down 6-1 in 7th beats A's 7-6 in 11th in AL playoff
  • Oct 12 5.8 earthquake at Cairo (at least 510 die)
  • Oct 12 Arecibo radio telescope begins Microwave Observing Project search for occupied planets

Boxing Title Fight

Oct 12 Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF heavyweight title

  • Oct 12 Expo '92 closes in Seville Spain
  • Oct 12 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Albany NY (WQBK 103.5 & 103.9 FM)
  • Oct 12 Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception
  • Oct 14 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 14 Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant
  • Oct 15 Charles Taylor launches an offensive against Monrovia Liberia
  • Oct 15 Howard Stern radio show begins broadcasting on WLUP-AM, Chicago
  • Oct 15 NYC Subway motorman Robert Ray convicted of manslaughter in death of 5 riders, when he fell asleep drunk while in control of train

Film & TV History

Oct 16 "Gilligan's Island" TV pilot filmed in 1964 is 1st shown on TV (TBS)

  • Oct 17 1st Baseball World Series featuring non-American team; Game 1: Toronto Blue Jays lose 3-1 to Braves at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
  • Oct 18 "Oba Oba '93" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 22 performances
  • Oct 18 1st non-American team to win a Baseball World Series game; Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 5-4 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
  • Oct 18 6.6 earthquake hits Colombia with no fatalities
  • Oct 18 Philadelphia Eagle Randall Cunningham sets NFL quarterback scramble record of 3,683
  • Oct 18 Start of Zimbabwe's 1st Test match, v India at Harare
  • Oct 20 1st Baseball World Series game is played outside United States; Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 3-2 in Game 3 at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 20 David Houghton scores Zimbabwe's 1st Test hundred (121 v India, debut)
  • Oct 20 Mr Johnson surrenders Monrovia, Liberia & is exiled to Nigeria

Music History

Oct 21 Madonna's book "Sex" goes on sale

  • Oct 22 Atlanta Braves become 1st American team to win a Baseball World Series game outside of United States; beat Toronto Blue Jays, 7-2 in Game 5 at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 22 Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) launches into space
  • Oct 22 Wendy Wasserstein's play "Sisters Rosensweig" premieres in NYC

Historic Event

Oct 23 Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil

  • Oct 24 10th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 10-6
  • Oct 24 Baseball World Series: Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 4-3 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their first-ever title; MVP: Toronto catcher Pat Borders
  • Oct 25 "Dancing at Lughnasa" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 421 performances
  • Oct 25 "Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • Oct 25 Lithuania holds a referendum on its first post-Soviet constitution.
  • Oct 25 Rene Lachemann hired as Fla Marlins 1st manager
  • Oct 26 London Ambulance Service thrown into chaos after implementation problems with a new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system
  • Oct 26 The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
  • Oct 27 Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies
  • Oct 27 Fox is to launch Tuesday night network TV, rescheduled to Decemeber
  • Oct 27 Great Britain issues postage stamp on 100th anniversary of JRR Tolkien
  • Oct 27 Tipper Gore (wife of future VP) admits to covering clock on her VCR with black tape so she wouldn't have to watch it blink
  • Oct 28 Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!
  • Oct 30 MTA begins installing automated fare collection turnstiles
  • Oct 31 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Gulfstream Park; winners: A P Indy, Fraise, Gilded Time, Liza, Lure, Paseana, Thirty Slews
  • Oct 31 Don Keller makes his 18,000th sky dive

Historic Event

Oct 31 Roman Catholic church apologizes for its treatment of Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei after 359 years

  • Nov 1 New York City Marathon: Willie Mtolo of South Africa wins men's race, 2:09:29; Australian Lisa Ondieki women's champion, 2:24:40
  • Nov 1 NY Jets wide receiver Al Toon becomes 10th NFL player to make a reception in 100 straight games; Jets beat Miami Dolphins, 26-24 at The Meadowlands
  • Nov 1 Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) lands (scheduled)
  • Nov 2 First test flight of Airbus A330

Music Single

Nov 3 "I Will Always Love You" (Dolly Parton cover) single released by Whitney Houston (Billboard Song of the Year 1993)

  • Nov 3 Carol Moseley-Braun elected first African-American woman in US Senate, representing Illinois
  • Nov 3 Democrat Bill Clinton is elected President of the United States, defeating incumbent President George H. W. Bush

Album Release

Nov 3 Rock band Rage Against the Machine releases their debut album "Rage Against the Machine" featuring single "Killing in the Name"

  • Nov 4 NY Giants announce they will quit WNEW Radio after 32 years for WOR
  • Nov 4 NY Jets announce they are moving from WABC to WFAN radio

Sports History

Nov 5 "Revenge Match of the 20th century" American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer defeats Russian Boris Spassky to win an unofficial match in Belgrade

  • Nov 5 Revival of George Kelly's 1924 play "The Show Off", starring Boyd Gaines and Pat Carroll, opens at Criterion Center Stage Right, NYC; runs for 45 performances
  • Nov 7 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
  • Nov 7 4th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 54-7 in South Bend
  • Nov 8 "Solitary Confinement" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • Nov 8 300,000 demonstrate against racism in Berlin

Sports History

Nov 8 Nigel Mansell in a Williams crashes during the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 52 points; Mansell won record 9 GPs during the season

  • Nov 9 Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcast in Las Vegas Nevada (KFBI)
  • Nov 9 Prix Goncourt awarded to Patrick Chamoiseau for "Texaco"
  • Nov 11 The Church of England approves the ordination of female priests
  • Nov 12 British TV comedy "Absolutely Fabulous" written by Jennifer Saunders, starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley first appears on the BBC
  • Nov 12 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is reinstated for 8th time

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 13 Riddick Bowe wins the undisputed world heavyweight boxing crown with a unanimous points decision over Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas; first of their 3 meetings

  • Nov 15 42nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Alan Kulwicki wins
  • Nov 15 Cuban Ilyushin IL-18 flight to Puerto Plata crashes, 34 die
  • Nov 15 Praveen Amre scores century on Test Cricket debut (103 v SA, Durban)
  • Nov 17 "Gypsy Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 55 performances
  • Nov 17 "The Bodyguard" movie soundtrack is released by Arista Records (Billboard Album of the Year 1993)
  • Nov 17 Blue Jay Nigel Wilson is 1st pick of Marlins in expansion draft
  • Nov 17 Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test
  • Nov 17 Erling Kagge begins successful exploration at South pole
  • Nov 18 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Las Vegas NV on KXTE 107.5 FM
  • Nov 19 "3 From Brooklyn" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 45 performances

Sports History

Nov 20 Home crowd favorite Boris Becker claims his 2nd ATP Tour World Championship tennis title beating American Jim Courier 6–4, 6–3, 7–5 in the final in Frankfurt, Germany

  • Nov 20 Queen Elizabeth's home Windsor Castle catches fire
  • Nov 21 Jan Karlsson swims world record 50m butterfly (23.80 sec)
  • Nov 21 Jani Sievinen swims world record 100m medley (53.78 sec)
  • Nov 21 Louise Karlsson swims world record 50m freestyle (31.19 sec)

Historic Event

Nov 21 Oregon Senator Bob Packwood issues apology for unwelcome sexual advances

  • Nov 22 Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec)
  • Nov 22 Washington Post reports Oregon Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 10 women

Sports History

Nov 22 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova for the second consecutive year to win WTA Tour Championship 7–5, 6–3, 6–1 in NYC; her 3rd straight end of season title

  • Nov 23 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" opens at Booth NYC for 232 performances
  • Nov 23 10,000,000 cellular telephone sold
  • Nov 24 Boeing 734 crashes into mountain in China, kills 141
  • Nov 26 57th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 26 Sir Alec Jeffreys, British geneticist who developed widely-used techniques for DNA fingerprinting, becomes honorary freeman of the city of Leicester
  • Nov 27 Howard Stern Interview premieres on E! Network
  • Nov 27 Part of Vienna Hofburg destroyed by fire
  • Nov 29 "Sea Gull" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Nov 29 "Solitary Confinement" closes at Nederlander NYC after 25 performances

Grey Cup

Nov 29 CFL Grey Cup, SkyDome, Toronto: Calgary Stampeders beat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 24-10: MVP QB Doug Flutie, 33 of 49 for 480 yards, 2 TDs

Sports History

Nov 30 David Boon's 14th Test Cricket century, 111 v WI at Brisbane

  • Nov 30 Intercity-train derailed at Village chief, 5 die
  • Dec 1 2 C-141B Starlifters collide in Montana & crash, 13 die

Historic Event

Dec 1 Amy Fisher sentenced 5-15 yrs for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco

  • Dec 2 Kiwi opening batsman John Wright becomes first New Zealander to make 5,000 runs in Test cricket when he scores 14 in the 2nd innings of the drawn 1st Test against Sri Lanka in Moratuwa
  • Dec 2 WQEW-AM radio replaces WQXR on 1560 in NYC
  • Dec 3 The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo
  • Dec 3 UN Security Council votes unanimous for US led forces to enter Somalia

Historic Event

Dec 4 Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia

  • Dec 5 1st SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #12 Florida, 28-21
  • Dec 6 300,000 hindus destroy mosque of Babri India, 4 die
  • Dec 6 81st Davis Cup: USA beats Switzerland in Fort Worth (3-1)
  • Dec 6 Davis Cup Tennis, Ft. Worth, Texas: Jim Courier defeats Jakob Hlasek of Switzerland 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to give the US a 3-1 victory

NFL Record

Dec 6 San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown in a 27-3 win over Miami Dolphins at Candlestick Park

Agreement of Interest

Dec 6 San Francisco Giants sign record $43million USD pact with Pirates MLB outfielder Barry Bonds

  • Dec 7 Galileo spacecraft passes North Pole of Moon (Peary Crater)
  • Dec 8 NBC announces that "Cheers" will go off the air in May 1993
  • Dec 8 Spacecraft Galileo makes its second and closest flyby of Earth at a minimum distance of 305 km for a gravity assist on its way to Jupiter [1]
  • Dec 9 3rd Billboard Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Garth Brooks & Dr. Dre win
  • Dec 9 Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks
  • Dec 9 NHL NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season
  • Dec 9 Sri Lanka's third-ever Test Cricket victory (v NZ by 9 wkts)
  • Dec 10 "My Favorite Year" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • Dec 10 NHL awards franchises to Miami & Anaheim for 1994-95
  • Dec 10 NY Yankees sign free agent pitcher Jimmy Key
  • Dec 10 Orlanda Magic scores 14 3-pointers (2 shy of record)
  • Dec 11 Nor'easter storm hits NY, doing $ Billion worth of damage

Film & TV History

Dec 11 US President George H.W. Bush awards actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn the Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • Dec 11 WNEW AM radio on 1130 in NYC ends transmitting after 58 years
  • Dec 12 58th Heisman Trophy Award: Gino Torretta, U of Miami (QB)
  • Dec 12 6.8-7.5 earthquake strikes Flores Island (tsunami kills 3,000)

Engagement of Interest

Dec 12 Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada

  • Dec 12 Julia Kurotchkina, 18, of Russia, crowned 42nd Miss World
  • Dec 12 NY Giants lose 19-0 to Phoenix Cardinals
  • Dec 13 FCC fines Infinity Broadcasting $600,000
  • Dec 13 Revival of George Kelly's comedy "The Show Off", starring Boyd Gaines and Pat Carroll, closes at Criterion Theater, NYC, after 45 performances
  • Dec 14 52 people, including 25 children, are killed when a helicopter from Tkvarcheli is shot down during the War in Abkhazia
  • Dec 14 Lennox Lewis given WBC title, when Riddick Bowe refused to fight him

Sports History

Dec 15 Arthur Ashe is named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

  • Dec 15 WNew AM (1130) NYC resigns air, replaced by WBBR
  • Dec 17 "A Christmas Carol" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 22 performances
  • Dec 17 Gen Suwa finds tooth of 4.4 million year old Australopithecus ramidus
  • Dec 18 FCC vote 4-1 to allow Infinity to purchase Cook Inlet stations
  • Dec 20 Northwest & KLM introduce a new joint logo "Worldwide Reliability"

Election of Interest

Dec 20 Slobodan Milosevic re-elected president of Serbia

  • Dec 21 Dutch DC-10 in fire at landing on Faro Portugal, 56 die

Historic Event

Dec 22 Archives of Terror detailing police repression under Dictator Alfredo Stroessner and proving existence of Operation Condor, found by activist Dr. Martín Almada in Asunción, Paraguay [1]

  • Dec 22 Ballon d'Or: Milan's Dutch striker Marco van Basten wins his 3rd title as best football player in Europe ahead of Barcelona forward Hristo Stoichkov and Ajax forward Dennis Bergkamp
  • Dec 22 Libyan MIG-23UB attacks Boeing 727 at Souk al-Sabt, 158 die
  • Dec 24 US President George Bush issues a pardon to former National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane for his role in Iran-Contra Affair
  • Dec 24 US President George H. W. Bush pardons Caspar Weinberger for Iran-contra affair
  • Dec 26 New York Jets announcer Marty Glickman retires at 75
  • Dec 26 The NHL's San Jose Sharks end a 13-game losing streak with a 7-2 win over the LA Kings, albeit allowing 59 shots, the most in team history; Jeff Hacket makes 57 saves
  • Dec 27 "3 From Brooklyn" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Dec 27 "Les Miserables" opens at Ostregaswerks, Copenhagen
  • Dec 27 "Tommy Tune Tonite! Song & Dance Act" opens at Gershwin Theatre, NYC; runs for 10 performances
  • Dec 27 13th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000

Music History

Dec 27 American jazz singer and piano player Harry Connick Jr is caught with 9mm gun in NY's JFK airport

  • Dec 29 Governor Cuomo grants Jean Harris (Scarsdale Diet Dr killer) clemency

Sports History

Dec 30 Australian cricket spin bowling great Shane Warne takes 7/52 to lead Australia to 139 run win v West Indies in 2nd Test in Melbourne

  • Dec 30 Last day of Test Cricket for Michael Whitney
  • Dec 30 Washington defenseman Al Iafrate becomes first player in NHL history to have his shot officially break 100 miles per hour; records 101.4 mph during the Capitals Superskills competition