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February 1992 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 2 Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45.02 sec)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

USARodney King Riots

Feb 5 Jury selection begins in the trial of Los Angeles police charged with beating Rodney King

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Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
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  • 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 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

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Feb 15 Jeffrey Dahmer found sane and guilty of killing 15 boys

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • 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 19 Professional Spring Football League announces end of operations, 10 days before the scheduled season opener; 10 teams had players in camp and practicing, and rosters cut down to 60 players
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Rebop Rundgren, son of Michelle Gray & Todd

Weddings in History

  • Feb 22 Ed McMahon (69) weds Pamela Hurn (37)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Irving Kaufman, American 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
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 and writer (Restless Travel), dies at 61
  • Feb 13 Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician, dies at 82
  • 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 19 Chet Leaming, dies after brief illness at 66
  • Feb 20 Roberto D'Aubuisson, El Salvadorian founder (ARENA), dies
  • Feb 20 Eugene R. Black, American President of World Bank (1953-62), dies at 93
  • Feb 20 A. J. Casson, Canadian painter (member of Group of Seven), dies at 93
  • 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