September 1992 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 NYC police commisioner Brown resigns
  • Sep 1 Tommy Smothers undergoes arthroscopic surgery
  • Sep 2 Nicaragua struck by earthquake/floodings; 118 die
  • Sep 2 US dollar valued at 156.50 guilder (record)
  • Sep 6 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m (3:28.86)
  • Sep 7 Army of Ciskei homeland kills 28 ANC demonstrators
  • Sep 8 Howard Stern Radio Show begins broadcasting in Dallas (KGEL-FM 97.1)
  • Sep 10 Lucy in Peanuts comics raises her Pyschiatric Help from 5 cents to 47 cents
  • Sep 11 Hurricane Iniki hits Kauai Hawaii; 3 die & 8,000 injured
  • Sep 12 Hurricane Inuki pounds Hawaii
  • Sep 12 STS-47 (Endeavour 2) launches

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 Mae Jemison is the 1st African American woman to go into space (aboard Endeavour STS-47)

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison
  • Sep 14 1st subway car completed to be exported from US (to Taiwan)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 15 George Soros' Quantum Fund begins selling large amounts of pound sterling, labelled "the man who broke the Bank of England" when pound crashes out of the ERM next day

Investor and Political Activist George Soros
Investor and Political Activist
George Soros
  • Sep 16 900 die in flood in Pakistan
  • Sep 16 FCC votes to allow competition for local phone service

  • Sep 16 "Black Wednesday" UK government is forced to withdraw the pound sterling from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism after unable keep it above agreed lowest limit
  • Sep 17 Theodore (Ted) Weiss wins democratic primary for NYC congressional seat despite having died on 14th
  • Sep 17 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ8.8 billion
  • Sep 19 UN Security Council votes 12-0 (3 abstentions) to dump Yugoslavia
  • Sep 19 17th Toronto International Film Festival: "Strictly Ballroom" directed by Baz Luhrmann wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 20 France votes in favor of Maastricht treaty
  • Sep 20 Phils' Mickey Moradini makes an unassisted triple play
  • Sep 20 Space shuttle STS-47 (Endeavour 2) lands
  • Sep 22 Heavy storm in South France, 34 die
  • Sep 23 Bradlees announces it will take over Alexander's department stores in NYC
  • Sep 23 Jackson Browne reportedly beats girlfriend Daryl Hannah
  • Sep 23 Mud storm kills 30 in South France
  • Sep 24 Toronto's Dave Winfield, 40, is oldest player to reach 100-RBI
  • Sep 25 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 25 Opening Main-Donau canal (North Sea-Black Sea)
  • Sep 25 US Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle
  • Sep 25 Gregory Kingsley, 12, wins right to divorce his parents & live with his foster parents, he takes name Shawn Russ
  • Sep 26 Nigerian Air Force Hercules C-130 crashes three minutes after take-off from Lagos, Nigeria, killing 163
  • Sep 26 Tsuruhiko Kiuchi rediscovers Comet Swift-Tuttle, the first time it has been spotted since 1862
  • Sep 27 ASPCA stops Santeria ceremony in Bronx halts sacrifice of 42 animals
  • Sep 27 Seattle's Randy Johnson ties AL record for lefties with 18 strike outs
  • Sep 28 Pakistani Airbus A-300 crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 167 dies
  • Sep 29 Parliament suspends president Fernando Collor

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 30 Marina CAK Windsor, granddaughter of English prince Edward

Weddings in History

  • Sep 5 Andrew "Dice" Clay marries his long time partner Trinie

Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 Barbara McClintock, American geneticist (Nobel 1983), dies at 90
  • Sep 2 Piotr Jaroszewicz, premier of Poland (1970-80), dies
  • Sep 3 Johannes van Capel, oldest man in Netherlands (Born 4/22/1884), dies
  • Sep 5 Dorothy MacKaye, marital advisor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 88
  • Sep 8 Quentin N Burdick, (Sen-D-ND, 1960-91), dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Erik Terpstra, director (Versier de leegte, De ander, Daniel), dies
  • Sep 11 Paul Storken, Dutch priest (Away Backing), dies
  • Sep 13 Lou Jacobs, US clown (1966 US postage stamp), dies at 89
  • Sep 14 Ted Weiss, (Rep-NY, 1977-92), dies at 64
  • Sep 14 Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
  • Sep 15 Walter B Jones, (Rep-D-NC, 1966-92), dies at 79
  • Sep 16 Duke Robbins, entertainer, dies of pneumonia at 71
  • Sep 16 Lee Tully, entertainer, dies
  • Sep 16 Millicent Fenwick, American politician (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82), dies at 82
  • Sep 17 William A Swanberg, biographer (Henry Luce, Pulitzer 1973), dies at 84
  • Sep 19 Jacques Pic, french restaurant owner, dies
  • Sep 21 Hans Rosenberg, astronomer/alderman of Utrecht, dies
  • Sep 23 James A Van Fleet, US general (D-Day, Battle of Bulge), dies at 100
  • Sep 23 Paul E Garber, American founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum, dies at 93
  • Sep 26 Ralph Manheim, translator (Mein Kampf), dies at 85
  • Sep 27 Wim Van Exter, founder Unity Profession Central (1944), dies
  • Sep 28 John Leech, British mathematician, dies at 66