March 1992 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 Moldova joins the United Nations.
  • Mar 3 Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 263 die
  • Mar 3 Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina established.

Event of Interest

Mar 3 US President George H. W. Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to

  • Mar 5 Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks
  • Mar 6 Founding of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
  • Mar 6 The Michelangelo computer virus begins to take affect
  • 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 An earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey.
  • Mar 13 FCC rules companies can own 30 AM & 30 FM stations (formerly 12)
  • Mar 14 Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspends publication
  • Mar 15 UN officially embarks on its largest peacekeeping operation
  • Mar 17 Islamic Jihad car bombing of Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 29 [1]
  • Mar 17 Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit

Important Vote

Mar 17 South African President F. W. de Klerk wins a white only referendum

  • Mar 17 South African referendum of white voters on an end to apartheid, over two-thirds vote for an end to the system
  • Mar 18 American businesswoman Leona Helmsley sentenced to 4 years for tax evasion "We don't pay taxes; only the little people pay taxes"
  • 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

A First Lady Goes Shoplifting

Mar 20 Manuel Noriega's wife Felicidad arrested for stealing buttons from dresses

  • Mar 22 US Air NY to Cleveland crashes on take off at LaGuardia, 27 die
  • Mar 24 Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space with the 1st Belgium in space onboard, Dirk Frimout
  • Mar 24 Sudanese Boeing 707 crashes on mountain Hymettos at Athens: 5-6 die
  • Mar 25 British scientists find new largest perfect # (2 756839 -1 * 2 756839)
  • Mar 25 Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
  • Mar 25 Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands
  • Mar 28 Ann Transon runs female world record 50k (3:35:31)
  • Mar 28 PBA National Championship Won by Eric Forkel
  • Mar 29 Ice Pairs Championship in Oakland, California won by Mishuktienok & Dmitriev (CIS)
  • Mar 30 P J Patterson, resigns as 6th Prime Minister of Jamaica
  • Mar 30 WNSR-FM (105.1) changes callsign to WMXV-FM (NYC)
  • Mar 31 UN Security Council voted to ban flights & arms sales to Libya

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 4 Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, daughter of Albert II, Prince of Monaco
  • Mar 6 Sam Bankman-Fried, American entrepreneur (founder of cypto currency FTX), born in Stanford, California
  • Mar 19 Henry & Angus Bernsen, twin sons of Corbin Bernsen & Amanda Pays

Deaths in History

  • Mar 4 C Meijer, Dutch editor in chief (Typhoon), dies
  • Mar 4 Christian K. Nelson, American inventor of Eskimo Pie (now Edy's Pie)), dies at 98
  • Mar 6 Emmy Huf, Dutch cabaret performer, and author (I Want Warm Meat), dies at 70
  • Mar 6 Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Infinite Passage), dies at 83
  • Mar 9 Jack McEdward, asst dir (Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell), dies at 94
  • Mar 9 James Brooks, American mural painter (Flight, La Guardia NY), dies at 85

Menachem BeginMenachem Begin (1913-1992)

Mar 9 6th Prime Minister of Israel (1977-80, 81-83) and 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner, dies of a heart attack at 85

  • Mar 11 Manuel De Dios Unanue, US anti-drug journalist, murdered at 48
  • 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 Salvatore "Salvo" Lima, Italian politician (Mayor of Palermo, 1958-63 & 65-66; Member of European Parliament, 1979-92) assassinated by the Mafia at 64
  • Mar 13 Hans Redeker, Dutch art critic (Algemeen Handelsblad), dies
  • Mar 14 Steven Brian Pennell, 1st person to be executed in Delaware in 45 years, dies at 34
  • Mar 16 Wang Renzhong, Chinese politician (First Secretary Hubei Province), dies at 75
  • Mar 16 Yves Rocard, French physicist (helped develop the atomic bomb for France), dies at 88
  • Mar 17 George Lovi, American columnist (Sky & Telescope's "Ramblings"), dies
  • Mar 18 Cornelis Bastiaan Vaandrager, Dutch writer & poet (Giant of Rotterdam), dies at 56
  • Mar 20 Lina Bo Bardi, Italian born Brazilian modernist architect (SESC PompĂ©ia Factory), dies at 77
  • Mar 23 Friedrich August von Hayek, Austrian-British economist (Road to Serfdom, 1974 Nobel Prize for Economics), dies at 92 [1]
  • Mar 26 Barbara Frum, Canadian journalist (b. 1937)
  • Mar 27 Easley Blackwood, Sr, American expert bridge player, and writer, dies at 89
  • Mar 27 James E. Webb, American government official (Administrator of NASA, 1961-68, James Webb S[ace Telescope named after him), dies of a heart attack at 85
  • 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 John Spencer, Earl of Spencer, British peer and father of Diana, Princess of Wales, dies at 68
  • Mar 30 Luigi De Laurentiis, Italian producer (Toto, Macaroni), dies at 75
  • Mar 30 Manolis Andronikos, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece, dies at 72