1992 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 464

  • 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 2 Test debut of Shane Warne, v India at Sydney
  • Jan 3 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter
  • Jan 6 Robert Schenkkan's "Kentucky Cycle" premieres in LA
  • Jan 6 Shane Warne takes 1-150 in his 1st Test innings
  • 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 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 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 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.
  • Jan 13 Excavation of new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) begins

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Jan 13 US 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 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)
  • Jan 19 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
  • Jan 19 IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
  • 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 25 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41"
  • Jan 25 Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264

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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 Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 v India at Adelaide
  • Jan 28 Stan Hansen beats Jumbo Tsuruta to win All Japan Triple Crown
  • Jan 30 Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) lands
  • Jan 31 MTA raised tolls on most NYC bridges from $2.50 to $3.00
  • Feb 2 Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45.02 sec)

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Feb 3 Defense opens calling Noriega "our ally in war on drugs"

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Feb 3 Labor strike at Royal Canadian Mint ends
  • Feb 3 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $300 per week

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Feb 5 Jury selection begins in the LA police beating Rodney King case

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Feb 6 The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence
  • Feb 7 Maastricht Treaty signed by 12 countries from the European Community (EC) to create the European Union (EU)
  • Feb 8 Ulysses spacecraft passes Jupiter

  • Feb 9 Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 sec by Thomas School of Germany
  • Feb 10 "Dangerous Women" final episode on WWOR-TV
  • Feb 11 F-16 jet crashes at residential district of Hengelo, Netherlands (No deaths)
  • Feb 11 Michael Johnson runs indoor world record 400m (44.97 sec)
  • Feb 13 Jose Canseco repeatedly rams his Porsche into wife Esther's BMW
  • Feb 13 42nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Grand Canyon" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 14 Andre Cason runs world record 60 m indoor (6.41 sec)
  • Feb 14 Cease fire in Somalia begins
  • Feb 14 Merlene Ottey runs world record 60m indoor (6.96 sec)
  • Feb 15 100th episode of "Cops" airs on Fox
  • Feb 15 Jeffrey Dahmer found sane and guilty of killing 15 boys
  • Feb 16 Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow & blue

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Feb 16 Ethiopia finds the remains of former Emperor Haile Selassie on the grounds of the Imperial Palace, under the private lavatory of dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam, who overthrew the Emperor

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • Feb 19 Peter Collins discovers nova Cygni 1992
  • Feb 19 Porn producer Jim Mitchell found guilty of killing his brother Artie
  • Feb 20 Orthodox patriarch Shenouda III visits Netherlands
  • Feb 22 Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox
  • Feb 23 Andy Flower scores 115* on ODI debut, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka
  • Feb 23 World Cup scoreline Zimbabwe 4-312, Sri Lanka 7-313
  • Feb 23 The Socialist Labour Party is founded in Georgia
  • Feb 25 Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
  • Feb 26 Irish Supreme Court rules 14 year old rape victim may get an abortion
  • Feb 29 Professional Spring Football League begins
  • Mar 1 Jenny Thompson swims 100m freestyle world record (1:01.40)
  • Mar 1 Nelson Diebel swims 100m freestyle US record (54.48 secs)
  • Mar 2 Anita Hall swims female world record 200m freestyle (2:25.35)
  • Mar 2 Moldova joins the United Nations.
  • Mar 3 Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 263 die
  • Mar 3 US President George H. W. Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to
  • Mar 3 Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina established.
  • Mar 5 Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks
  • Mar 6 The Michelangelo computer virus begins to take affect
  • Mar 6 Founding of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
  • 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
  • Mar 13 FCC rules companies can own 30 AM & 30 FM stations (formerly 12)
  • 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 Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspends publication
  • Mar 15 UN officially embarks on its largest peacekeeping operation
  • Mar 16 Matt Keough, in the dugout, is hit flush in the head by a batted ball
  • 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 Leona Helmsley sentence to 4 years for tax evasion
  • Mar 18 Zimbabwe beat England by 9 runs in World Cup at Albury
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 12 Mao Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol
  • Feb 2 Rebop Rundgren, son of Michelle Gray & Todd
  • Mar 4 Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, daughter of Albert II, Prince of Monaco
  • Mar 19 Henry & Angus Bernsen, twin sons of Corbin Bernsen & Amanda Pays
  • Apr 16 Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, Prince of Luxembourg, born in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Jun 13 Tyler Davison, was world's smallest baby at 6 inches, 11 ounces
  • Aug 13 Katharine Close, Scripps National Spelling Bee champion
  • Aug 18 Frances Bean Cobain, American artist and daughter of Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 30 Marina CAK Windsor, granddaughter of English prince Edward
  • Nov 20 Ishimura Maiha, graduated Berryz Kobo member
  • Nov 26 Louis Ducrut, prince/son of Princess Stephanie & Daniel Ducrut

Weddings in History

  • Feb 22 Ed McMahon (69) weds Pamela Hurn (37)
  • May 30 Paul Simon weds Edie Brickell
  • Jun 15 Director Frank Perry (Mommie Dearest) marries Virginia Bush Ford
  • Jun 28 US President George H. W. Bush's daughter Dorothy marries Bobby Koch

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 3 Gary Dell'Abate (Howard Stern Show) marries Mary

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jul 3 Mass Senator Ted Kennedy marries Victoria Reggie (38)
  • Jul 18 Helen Windsor, daughter of British Duke and Duchess of Kent weds art dealer Timothy Taylor at Windsor Castle
  • Sep 5 Andrew "Dice" Clay marries his long time partner Trinie
  • Oct 3 LeVar Burton weds Stephanie Cozart

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 3 Future US President Barack Obama (31) weds fellow lawyer Michelle Robinson (28) in Chicago, Illinois

US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 16 Author J. K. Rowling (27) weds Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
  • Dec 31 WCBS TV news anchor Carol Martin weds Joe Terry

Divorces in History


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 13 Nelson Mandela announces he will seek divorce from Winnie Madikizela

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician Winnie Mandela
Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician
Winnie Mandela
  • Apr 23 British Princess Anne (the Princess Royal) and her 1st husband Captain Mark Phillips divorce after 19 years

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 372


Person of interestGrace Hopper

Jan 1 Grace Hopper, American computer scientist and US Navy admiral who invented the first compiler for a universal computer programming language and is credited with coining the phrase 'debugging’, dies at 85

Computer Scientist and Admiral Grace Hopper
Computer Scientist and Admiral
Grace Hopper
  • Jan 1 Called Abma [Hetter Gerrit Abma], Dutch politician (SGP), dies at 74
  • Jan 1 Mike Frankovich, US producer (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies
  • Jan 3 Radomiro Tomic, Chilean president (1970), dies
  • Jan 4 Earl Colbert, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 6 Avon Jaeger Hill, entertainer, dies of cancer at 44
  • Jan 7 Jhean Burton, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 8 Abderrahim Bouabid, Morroco prime secretary (1972), dies
  • Jan 8 Johnny [Jan] Meijer, Dutch king of accordians (Body & Soul), dies
  • Jan 8 Menachim Begin, Israeli PM, dies at 78 of a heart attack
  • Jan 9 Bill Naughton [William John Francis Naughton], English playwright (Alfie), dies at 81
  • Jan 12 Harry van Doorn, Dutch politician (KVP/KRO-chairman/PPR/CRM), dies at 76
  • Jan 12 Walt Morey, US children's book writer (Gentle Ben), dies at 84
  • Jan 18 John Remme, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 56
  • Jan 18 Tom Elios, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 20 Muhammad Abd al-Khaliq Hassuna, Secretary-General of Arab League (1952-72), dies
  • Jan 22 A J Antoon, director (That Championship Season), dies at 47
  • Jan 22 Ali Amini, PM of Iran (1961-62), dies
  • Jan 23 Simon Brand, South African banker and adviser to President F. W. de Klerk, dies
  • Jan 24 Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (b. 1950)
  • Jan 25 Mahmoud Riad, Secretary-General of Arab League (1972-79), dies
  • Jan 26 Okke Jager, Dutch theologist, writer and poet, dies at 63
  • Jan 27 Francesca Primus, columnist (Back Stage), dies at 45
  • Jan 27 Gene Harris, entertainer, dies after long illness
  • Jan 28 Nahman Avigad, Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), dies at 86
  • Feb 1 Irving R Kaufman, federal judge (Rosenberg Case), dies at 81
  • Feb 2 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist, dies at 78
  • Feb 2 Maurice J Hill, writer (Track of Thunder), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • Feb 2 Maurice L Kusell, dies
  • Feb 4 Fred Slyter, dialogue coach, dies after long illness at 56
  • Feb 5 Donald Zimmerman, editor, dies
  • Feb 5 Miguel Rolando Covian, Brazilian physiologist (b. 1913)
  • Feb 7 Jeanne Gerson, dies of cancer & pneumonia at 87

Person of interestAlex Haley

Feb 10 Alex Haley, American writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), dies at 70

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • Feb 10 Florence Tarlow, dies of cancer at 70
  • Feb 10 Mau Kopuit, Dutch editor-in-chief (New Israeli Weekly Newspaper), dies
  • Feb 10 Thomas Graftdijk, Dutch writer (Dr Faustus), dies
  • Feb 12 Ton Brandsteder, CEO (Sony Netherland BV), dies at 74
  • Feb 13 Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Restless Travel), dies at 61
  • Feb 13 Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician, dies at 82
  • Feb 14 Jacob "Bob" de Uyl, journalist/author (Restless Travel), dies at 61
  • Feb 15 María Elena Moyano, Peruvian activist (b. 1960)
  • Feb 16 Abbas al-Musawi, influential Lebanese Shia cleric, and founder and leader of Hezbollah, assassinated by Israel Defense Forces at 39
  • Feb 16 Angela Carter, English novelist (Magic Toyshop) and journalist, dies of cancer at 51
  • Feb 16 George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies
  • Feb 16 Janio Quadros, president of Brazil (1961), dies
  • Feb 16 Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge Amster (squaters), dies at 78
  • Feb 19 Chet Leaming, dies after brief illness at 66
  • Feb 20 Andrew Schenck, conducter, dies of melanoma at 51
  • Feb 20 Roberto D'Aubuisson, El Salvadorian founder (ARENA), dies
  • Feb 21 Franc Holden, British astronomer (Binary Stars), dies
  • Feb 21 William S Magginetti, dies at 98
  • Feb 23 Markos Vafiades, leader (ELAS, 1943-49), dies
  • Feb 24 Kay Loring, dies after long illness
  • Feb 25 Ollie O'Toole, dies after long illness at 79
  • Feb 27 S. I. Hayakawa, U.S. senator from California (1977–83) and educator (Language in Action), dies of a stroke at 85
  • Feb 27 Marinus Ruppert, Dutch trade union leader (CNV), dies at 80
  • Feb 28 Emilla Sherman, choreographer/rockette, dies
  • Feb 29 Earl Scheib, CEO (Earl Scheib Auto Paint), dies at 85
  • Feb 29 Ruth Pitter, British poet and 1st woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955, dies at 94
  • Mar 4 C Meijer, Dutch editor in chief (Typhoon), dies
  • Mar 4 Christian K Nelson, inventor (Eskimo Pie), dies at 98
  • Mar 4 Nestor Almendros, Spanish/US cameraman (Kramer vs Kramer), dies at 61
  • Mar 6 Emmy Huf, Dutch cabaret performer/writer (I Want Warm Meat), dies
  • Mar 6 Maria Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Mirror Palace), dies at 83
  • Mar 9 Jack McEdward, asst dir (Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell), dies at 94
  • Mar 9 James Brooks, US mural painter (Flight, La Guardia NY), dies at 85

Person of interestMenachem Begin

Mar 9 Menachem Begin, PM Israel (1977-80, 81-83, Nobel 1979), dies at 85

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Mar 10 Roy Holmer Wallack, dies of pneumonia at 64
  • Mar 11 Manuel De Dios Unanue, US anti-drug journalist, murdered at 48
  • Mar 11 Richard Brooks, director (Blackboard Jungle, Key Largo), dies at 79
  • Mar 12 Hans G. Kresse, Dutch cartoonist (known for the comic strip Eric de Noorman), dies at 70
  • Mar 12 Ida Oosterbaan, Dutch founder (Women Action Committee), dies
  • Mar 12 Karel Poons, father of Paul Deen, dies
  • Mar 12 Philippe Soupault, writer, dies
  • Mar 12 Salvo Lima, mayor (Palermo)/MP (chr-dem), murdered
  • Mar 13 Hans Redeker, Dutch art critic (Algemeen Handelsblad), dies
  • Mar 14 Steven Brian Pennell, 1st execution in Delaware in 45 years at 34
  • Mar 16 Renzhong Weangn, China politician (1934-45), dies
  • Mar 16 Yves Rocard, French physicist (b. 1903)
  • Mar 17 George Lovi, US columnist (Sky & Telescope's "Ramblings"), dies
  • Mar 18 Cornelis B Vaandrager, [C Vaan], poet (Giant of Rotterdam), dies at 56
  • Mar 23 Friedrich A von Hayek, British economist (Road to Serfdom), dies at 92
  • Mar 26 Barbara Frum, Canadian journalist (b. 1937)
  • Mar 27 Easley Blackwood, expert bridge player, dies at 89
  • Mar 27 Gerry Duggan, dies at 82
  • Mar 27 James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68), dies at 84
  • Mar 27 Martin Engelman, Dutch cartoonist, painter and graphic artist, dies at 68
  • Mar 28 Wendell Mayes, writer, dies of cancer at 72
  • Mar 29 Earl Spencer, father of Lady Diana, dies at 68
  • Mar 30 Art Hannes, announcer, dies of a respiratory ailment at 72
  • Mar 30 Luigi De Laurentiis, Italian producer (Toto, Macaroni), dies
  • Mar 30 Manolis Andronikos, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece, dies at 72
  • Apr 4 Karl Tunberg, US scriptwriter (Ben Hur), dies

Person of interestSam Walton

Apr 5 Sam Walton, American businessman (founder and CEO of Walmart and Sam's Club), dies of multiple myeloma at 74

Entrepreneur and Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Entrepreneur and Founder of Walmart
Sam Walton

Person of interestIsaac Asimov

Apr 6 Isaac Asimov, Russian scientist and sci-fi writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy), dies from kidney failure at 72

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • Apr 7 Alix Talton, former Miss Georgia, dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Apr 7 Clovis Ruffin, American fashion designer (T shirt dress), dies of AIDS at 46
  • Apr 8 Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907)
  • Apr 9 Gale McGee, senator (Wyoming, 1959-77), dies at 77