On This Day

January 1, 1992 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Bush is 1st US President to address Australian Parliament
  • Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
  • Europe breaks down trade barriers
  • International Space Year begins
  • NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
  • The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union.

Deaths in History

  • Called Abma [Hetter Gerrit Abma], Dutch politician (SGP), dies at 74

Person of interestGrace Hopper

Grace Hopper, American computer scientist & US Navy admiral who invented the first compiler for a universal computer programming language and is credited with coining the phrase 'debuggingā€™, dies at 85

Computer Scientist and Admiral Grace Hopper
Computer Scientist and Admiral
Grace Hopper