On This Day

June 1992 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 E Lamps (20 year lightbulb) introduced
  • Jun 1 Snowfall in Colorado
  • Jun 2 Wilson Phillips release their second album "Shadows & Light"
  • Jun 3 Joan Lunden ordered to pay her ex-husband $18,000 a month support
  • Jun 3 World's largest environmental summit opens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jun 3 Landmark Australian High Court Mabo Decision: recognizes Torres Strait Islanders ownership of Murray Island, rendering terra nullius a legal fiction
  • Jun 4 San Jose voters reject Giants plan to build a new stadium
  • Jun 4 USPS announces young Elvis beats old Elvis stamp
  • Jun 4 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is signed in New York
  • Jun 6 Ben Vereen suffers injuries when hit by a car
  • Jun 7 NASA's Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) launches

Historic Event

Jun 8 Thomas Klestil succeeds Kurt Waldheim as president of Austria

  • Jun 10 Satellite Intelsat K launched
  • Jun 14 Mona Van Duyn is named 1st female US poet laureate
  • Jun 15 1st Berlin Air Show in 60 years
  • Jun 15 Erie Sailors (Fla Marlin farm team) 1st game beat Jamestown 6-5 in 13
  • Jun 15 Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport (NYC)
  • Jun 15 Dan Quayle, relying on faulty card, erroneously instructs Trenton NJ, elementary student to spell "potato," "potatoe" during spelling bee
  • Jun 16 Caspar Weinberger (Sec of Def 1981-87), indicted on Iran-contra charge
  • Jun 16 British postage stamp celebrates 350th anniversary of the Battle of Edgehill
  • Jun 16 Jeff King is 5th to be thrown out twice trying to steal in an inning
  • Jun 16 Longest salami is 68'9 & 25 circumference, weighed 1,492lbs/5oz in Flekkefjord, Norway
  • Jun 17 Connecticut Governor Lowell Weicker and WFAN DJ Don Imus change places for 1 day
  • Jun 17 Slaughtering by Inkhata-followers at Boipatong, South Africa, kills 42
  • Jun 19 Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa is shot twice in NYC
  • Jun 19 Inkhata-blood bath in Boipatong South-Africa

Historic Event

Jun 22 Two skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg, Russia identified as Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra

  • Jun 22 Supreme Court rules "hate crime" laws violated free-speech rights
  • Jun 23 "Tin Bigha Day" protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh

Election of Interest

Jun 23 Yitzhak Rabin wins Israeli parliamentary election

  • Jun 24 Eddie Antar, CEO (Crazy Eddies), $74 m stock fraud caught in Israel

Murder of Interest

Jun 24 Mafia boss John Gotti begins life sentence in jail for murder and other crimes

  • Jun 25 Alexanders Department store closes all 11 stores in the US
  • Jun 25 STS 50 launches (Columbia)
  • Jun 26 India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh
  • Jun 26 NYC's MTA votes to ban cigarette ads on Jan 1, 1993
  • Jun 26 Supreme Court rules fund soliciting can be banned at airports
  • Jun 27 Daryl Gates retires as LA police chief
  • Jun 28 2 earthquakes, including 3rd strongest in US (7.4) rock California
  • Jun 28 Burharnuddin Rabbani becomes president of Afghanistan
  • Jun 28 Italian government of Amato forms
  • Jun 28 LA Police commissioner Daryl Gates steps down
  • Jun 28 The Constitution of Estonia is signed into law
  • Jun 29 2 earthquakes including 7.4 hits southern Calif
  • Jun 29 Algerian head of state, Mohamed Boudiaf, is assassinated by military officers during a public speech at the opening of a cultural center in Annaba
  • Jun 30 Fidel Ramos installed as president of Philippines
  • Jun 30 Total solar eclipse in Uruguay (5m21s)

Historic Event

Jun 30 Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher joins the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven


Birthdays in History

  • Jun 12 Chanel Miller, American writer (Know My Name), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Jun 13 Tyler Davison, was world's smallest baby at 6 inches, 11 ounces

Weddings in History

  • 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

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Louise Hoff, entertainer, dies at 69
  • Jun 3 Patrick Peyton, Rosary Priest, dies of kidney failure at 83
  • Jun 3 William E Gaines, publisher (Mad Magazine), dies at 70
  • Jun 5 Max Lerner, American writer/columnist (NY Post), dies at 88
  • Jun 8 Beverly Carter, entertainer, dies at 51
  • Jun 8 Farag Foeda, Egyptian writer/publicist, murdered
  • Jun 8 William McGowan, entrepreneur (MCI), dies at 64
  • Jun 9 Cathy Bennett, jury selection expert, dies of breast cancer at 41
  • Jun 10 Otto Frans Antoine Hubert van Nispen, Dutch mayor (Pannerden), dies at 85
  • Jun 10 Zak Hern├índez, American soldier (b. 1973)
  • Jun 11 Marjorie Newell Robb, oldest living survivor of Titanic, dies at 103
  • Jun 11 Marlene Hazlett, entertainer, dies of cancer
  • Jun 12 Edward Fleming, Danish director (Lille Spejl), dies
  • Jun 12 Renie Irene Brouillet Conley, American costume designer (Cleopatra), dies at 90
  • Jun 17 Frederick Exley, novelist (Fan's Note), dies at 63
  • Jun 18 Peter Allen, entertainer (Legs Diamond), dies of aids at 48
  • Jun 18 Mordecai Ardon, one of Israel's greatest painters (b. 1896)
  • Jun 21 Li Xiannian, President of the People's Republic of China (1983-88), dies at 82
  • Jun 22 Frederic I Rinaldo, writer (Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein), dies
  • Jun 22 M. F. K. Fisher, American cook book author, dies of Parkinson disease at 83
  • Jun 23 Lou Ramos, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 25 James Stirling, Scottish architect (Neue Staatsgalerie, 1981 Pritzker Prize), dies at 66
  • Jun 28 John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WWI) and official war painter, dies at 88
  • Jun 29 Mohammed Boudiaf, president of Algeria, assassinated at 73
  • Jun 29 Pierre Billotte, French military man (IIGM), dies
  • Jun 30 Nico Booken, Dutch director (Jewish Labor Social), dies at 72