On This Day

1992 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 437

  • 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
  • Apr 1 Battleship USS Missouri, on which the Japanese surrender took place, decommissioned
  • Apr 1 Last defendant in St John sex assault case sentenced to 3 yrs probation
  • Apr 1 World's 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24B aid for former USSR
  • Apr 2 Edith Cresson, France's 1st female premier, resigns

MurderMurder of Interest

Apr 2 Mafia boss John Gotti is found guilty of 5 murders (Paul Castellano, Thomas Bilotti, Robert DiBernardo, Liborio Milito and Louis Dibono), plus conspiracy to murder, loansharking, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, bribery and tax evasion

Gangster John Gotti
John Gotti
  • Apr 2 Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands

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Apr 4 Jury deliberations begin in Noriega case

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Apr 4 Sali Berisha becomes president and Alexander Meksi premier of Albania

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori suspends the constitution and dissolves Congress

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • Apr 5 Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon installed as president
  • Apr 5 Serbian troops begin besieging Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia, which would become the longest siege in modern warfare
  • Apr 5 Several hundred-thousand abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 6 British Radio Authority licenses Virgin & TV-AM radio licenses

  • Apr 6 Microsoft announced Windows 3.1, upgrading Windows 3.0
  • Apr 6 Oriole Park at Camden Yards opens, beating Cleveland 2-0
  • Apr 6 US Supreme Court rules a Nebraska farmer was entrapped by postal agents into buying mail-order child pornography
  • Apr 6 Voting begins on choice of Elvis postage stamps
  • Apr 6 A general strike is declared by communist groups in Nepal.
  • Apr 7 Republika Srpska (aka the Bosnian Serb Republic) announces its independence.
  • Apr 8 After 151 years Britain's "Punch Magazine" publishes its final issue

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 9 John Major elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after his Conservative Party wins the most votes in British electoral history

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major
  • Apr 9 US Fed court finds Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of 8 out of 10 drug and racketeering charges
  • Apr 9 William O Studeman, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Apr 10 25 die in a bus bombing in Sri Lanka
  • Apr 10 Floriade (Flower Show) opens at The Hague, Netherlands
  • Apr 11 BPAA US Open by Robert Lawrence
  • Apr 11 Irish Republican Army bombs London financial district, killing 3
  • Apr 12 Earthquake rocks Germany
  • Apr 12 Lynn Gunther of California threatens to blow herself up in front of UN
  • Apr 12 MLB Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Young no-hits Cleveland Indians, but loses 2-1
  • Apr 12 Trump Shuttle becomes US Air Shuttle
  • Apr 13 Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits Netherlands
  • Apr 13 American Airlines reduce its 1st-class fares 20%-50%

  • Apr 13 Crystal Pepsi begins test marketing in Sacramento, Providence, Denver, Dallas, and Grand Rapids
  • Apr 13 Great Chicago Flood - Chicago's underground tunnels flood
  • Apr 14 Court throws out Apple's lawsuit against Microsoft
  • Apr 14 UAW ends 5 month strike against Caterpillar Inc
  • Apr 14 UN imposes embargo against Libya takes effect
  • Apr 15 Billionaire Leona Helmsley is sent to jail for tax evasion
  • Apr 15 Lincoln Hospital in Bronx. New York loses its accreditation
  • Apr 15 The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • Apr 16 1st concrete is poured at new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field)
  • Apr 16 Afghan president Najibullah resigns
  • Apr 16 The Katina P runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique. 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
  • Apr 19 Balki & Mary Ann wed on "Perfect Strangers"
  • Apr 20 Expo '92 opens in Seville Spain
  • Apr 20 Joan Lunden, breaks her left shoulder after being thrown from a horse
  • Apr 21 Mobil Oil tug with 12,000 gallons of oil run aground in Arthur Kill (a tidal strait separating Staten Island, New York City from mainland New Jersey, USA)
  • Apr 21 Robert Alton Harris is put to death in the California Gas Chamber for 3 murders
  • Apr 22 6.0 earthquake in California
  • Apr 22 Gas explodes in sewer, kills 200 in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Apr 22 Plane crash at Perris Valley Airport California, kills 16 parachutists
  • Apr 23 Marion Berry (former mayor of Washington, D.C.) let out of prison
  • Apr 23 McDonald's opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China
  • Apr 24 Vinson Pike fined £1000 for distributing obscene computer pictures
  • Apr 25 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marc McDowell

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 Alex Haley (Roots) wins 1992 Ellis Island Award, posthumously

Writer Alex Haley
Alex Haley
  • Apr 26 Ozzie Smith steals his 500th base
  • Apr 27 The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed
  • Apr 27 Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
  • Apr 28 Italian President Francesco Cossiga formally resigns

USARodney King Riots

Apr 29 Jury acquits Los Angeles Police Department officers on charges of excessive force in the beating of Rodney King; the decision sparks massive riots in the city

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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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  • Apr 29 Sheena Easton collapses on stage while performing in "Man of LaMancha"
  • Apr 29 Voting ends on choice of Elvis stamps
  • May 1 Eric Houston kills 4 in a California HS where he failed history 4 yrs prior

Book releaseHistoric Publication

May 1 Danielle Steel’s historical romance novel “Jewels” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel
  • May 2 Yugoslav Army seizes Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic
  • May 3 Balt's Gregg Olson, 25, is youngest to record 100 saves

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 4 US Army and Marine Corps forces arrive in Los Angeles to end rioting following the acquittal of four police officers over the beating of Rodney King

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • May 7 5 NYC cops arrested in Hauppauge, Long Island, for selling cocaine
  • May 7 Constitutional amendment barring mid-term congressional raises passes
  • May 7 US space shuttle STS-49 launched (maiden voyage of Endeavour)
  • May 9 America Cup finals begin in San Diego
  • May 9 Armenian forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Karabakh War

USASalem Witch Trials

May 9 Salem Village Witchcraft Victims' Memorial dedicated in Danvers (formally Salem Village) to mark 300 year anniversary of trials

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Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
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  • May 10 Bible Lands Museum opens in Jerusalem Israel
  • May 12 1st Belgian woman (Ingrid Baeyens) to ascend Mount Everest
  • May 13 3 astronauts simultaneous walked in space for the 1st time
  • May 13 Concrete foundation for ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) is poured
  • May 13 Li Hongzhi gave the first public lecture on Falun Gong in Changchun, People's Republic of China.
  • May 14 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Cindy Coburn-Carroll
  • May 15 Colombo '92 opens in Genoa Italy
  • May 15 NY department store chain Alexanders announces closing of all 11 stores
  • May 15 Part of Cruger Avenue in Bronx renamed Regis Philbin Avenue
  • May 16 Polls show Perot, Bush & Clinton could be in a deadlock
  • May 16 US space shuttle STS-49 lands (maiden voyage of Endeavour)
  • May 18 US Supreme Court rules states could not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs
  • May 19 27th Amendment ratified, prohibits Congress from raising its salary
  • May 19 Amy Fisher shoots Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the face in an altercation over an affair with her husband, in Massapequa, New York
  • May 19 Englishman Dave Gauder, 224 lbs, pulls 196 ton jumbo jet, 3 inches
  • May 20 India launches its 1st satellite independently

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May 20 At height of "Black May' political crisis in Thailand TV interview broadcast of King Bhumibol Adulyadej demanding Generals Suchinda and Chamlong work together

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • May 21 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • May 21 NJ senate overrides Governor Florio's veto & lowers sales tax to 6%
  • May 22 India launches its Agni rocket

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 23 US President George H. W. Bush orders Coast Guard to intercept boats with Haitian refugees

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • May 25 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected President of Italy

Birthdays in History

Weddings in History

Divorces in History

Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 200 of 364

  • Apr 13 Wallace Stegner, American novelist (Pulitzer 1972), dies at 84
  • Apr 14 David Miller, dies of cancer at 82
  • Apr 16 Frank Killmond, dies at 58
  • Apr 19 Alice Mary Riley, entertainer, dies of cancer at 51
  • Apr 21 Robert Harris, American criminal and murderer, executed in a gas chamber at 39 in San Quentin State Prison, California
  • Apr 21 Vladimir K Romanov, Grand Duke/Rus pretender to the throne, dies at 74
  • Apr 22 Billy Wayne White, American murderer, executed in Texas at 34
  • Apr 23 Deron Johnson, 1965 NL run leader, dies of cancer at 53
  • Apr 23 Satyajit Ray, Indian director (Distant Thunder, Agantuk), dies at 70
  • Apr 25 Dany Tuijnman, Dutch politician (Minister of Transport and Water Management), dies at 77
  • Apr 25 Panos Christi, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 54
  • Apr 26 Clyde Hartley, American entertainer, dies at 68
  • Apr 28 Francis Bacon, Irish-British abstract painter (Study for a Pope), dies at 82
  • Apr 28 Iceberg Slim [Robert Beck], African-American writer, dies at 73
  • Apr 30 Daan van Driel, Dutch cartoonist/WWII resist fighter (Trouw), dies
  • May 2 Lee Salk, Russian-American child psychologist and author, dies of cardiac arrest at 65
  • May 2 Wilbur Mills, American congressmen (Democrat-AZ: 1939-77), famous for his involvement in a sex scandal with Fanne Foxe, dies at 82
  • May 3 Peter Bruni, dies of heart failure at 60
  • May 4 Henri Guillemin, French historian, dies at 89
  • May 4 Ismael Galeano, "Commandant Franklyn" (Contra), dies
  • May 4 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 50
  • May 4 Gregor Mackenzie, Labour Party (UK) politician (b. 1927)
  • May 5 Stefano d'Arrigo, Siciilian writer, dies at 72
  • May 6 Jilly Rizzo, restaurateur/friend of Frank Sinatra, dies in a car crash at 75
  • May 8 Addeke H Boerma, Dutch economist and general manager (FAO), dies at 80
  • May 8 Brian Moore, writer (Catholics), dies of heart failure at 59
  • May 8 Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Fear on Java), dies at 71
  • May 8 Sergey Vladimirovich Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master, dies at 90
  • May 9 Mike Tyrell, British air acrobat, dies in an accident at 45
  • May 10 Liesbeth Saijers, Dutch sculptor, dies at 76
  • May 11 Carlos Herrera, American drink inventor (Margarita), dies at 90
  • May 11 Elizabeth McDonald, American inventor (Spic & Span), dies at 98
  • May 13 Gisela Elsner, German writer (Die Riesenzwerge, Rowohlt), commits suicide at 55
  • May 13 F. E. McWilliam [Frederick Edward], Northern-Irish surrealist sculptor (Four Seasons Group), dies at 83
  • May 15 Robert Morris Page, US physicist (radar), dies at 88
  • May 20 Roger Keith Coleman, American murder who protested his innocence, is executed at 33
  • May 21 Brendan Nulholland, Daily Mail reporter, dies at 59
  • May 21 Elizabeth David, British cookbook writer, dies
  • May 21 Mrithi, gorilla (Gorilla in the Mist), dies at 24
  • May 22 Zellig S. Harris, Russian-American linguist, dies at 82
  • May 23 Giovanni Falcone, anti-mafia judge (Palermo), murdered
  • May 25 Philip C Habib, US diplomat (Middle-East/Asia), dies at 72
  • May 25 Viktor Grishin, hardline soviet communist, dies at 78, dies
  • May 27 Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Aankomen in Avignon), dies at 55
  • May 27 Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo, American mobster (St Valentine's Day) and boss of the Chicago Outfit, dies of respiratory and heart conditions at 86
  • May 27 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (b. 1890)
  • May 29 Ruby Middleton Forsythe, African-American teacher (50 years in 1 room school in SC), dies at 86
  • May 30 Karl Carstens, German politician (President of the Federal Republic of Germany 1979-84), dies at 77
  • May 31 Lutz Stavenhagen, top aid to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, dies at 52
  • 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 Hernández, 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, dies at 66
  • Jun 25 William E Harris, entertainer, dies
  • 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 Doug Delauder, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 30 Nico Booken, director (Jewish Labor Social), dies
  • Jul 1 Francisco Mendes, Guinea-Bissauan politician (b. 1933)
  • Jul 2 Borisav Pekic, Serbian writer/politician, dies
  • Jul 3 Arline Bletcher, entertainer, dies of natural causes at 99
  • Jul 3 Marc Tannenbaum, rabbi (only Jew to attend Vatican II), dies at 66
  • Jul 6 Edgardo Pallero, Argentina producer (Los hijos de fierro), dies
  • Jul 6 Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne and Guinness brewing heir, dies at 86

Person of interestMarsha P. Johnson

Jul 6 Marsha P. Johnson [born Malcolm Michaels Jr.], African-American gay liberation and AIDS activist, drag queen, and transgender pioneer (Gay Liberation Front, S.T.A.R.), dies under suspicious circumstances at 46

Transgender Activist and Drag Queen Marsha P. Johnson
Transgender Activist and Drag Queen
Marsha P. Johnson
  • Jul 7 Ruurd Faber, Dutch politician and Mayor of Aalten (1971-75), dies at 79
  • Jul 10 Albert Pierrepoint, last and longest serving British executioner (est. 433-608 executed), dies at 87
  • Jul 11 Annette Fischer, Danish chairman Amnesty International, dies in a car crash at 46
  • Jul 11 Antoon Hubben, Dutch Mayor of Maasbree and trade union leader, dies at 73
  • Jul 15 Chingiz Mustafayev, Azerbaijan's most noted journalist (b. 1960)
  • Jul 15 Hammer DeRoburt, First President of Nauru, dies at 69
  • Jul 16 Patrick Meaney, British businessman and CEO (Rank Organization), dies at 67
  • Jul 18 Jan Pelleboer, Dutch meteorologist, dies
  • Jul 18 Mollie Parnis, American fashion designer (Mamie Eisenhower), dies in her 90s (she had long refused to disclose her exact age)
  • Jul 18 Rudolf Ising, cartoonist (Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies), dies at 88
  • Jul 18 Viktor Louis, Russian journalist, dies
  • Jul 19 Bert Brugman, Dutch puppeteer (Dutch marionette theater), dies
  • Jul 19 Heinz Galinski, President (Central council for Jews in Germany), dies at 79
  • Jul 19 Paolo Borsellino, Italian anti-mafia judge, murdered by mafia
  • Jul 22 Souleiman Franjieh, president Lebanon (1970-76), dies
  • Jul 24 Khaled Mahmoud Saeed, asst to Palestine terrorist Abu Nidal, murdered