On This Day

1992 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 438

  • May 28 65th National Spelling Bee: Amanda Goad wins spelling lyceum
  • May 30 NY Lotto pays $30 million to one winner (#s are 12-15-30-33-40-48)
  • May 30 UN votes for sanctions against Serb-led Yugoslavia to halt fighting
  • May 31 46th Tony Awards: "Dancing at Lughnasa", "Crazy For You" win
  • May 31 5th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,060,000
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 8 Thomas Klestil succeeds Kurt Waldheim as president of Austria

4th Secretary-General of the United Nations Kurt Waldheim
4th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Kurt Waldheim
  • Jun 10 Satellite Intelsat K launched
  • Jun 14 Mona Van Duyn is named 1st female US poet laureate
  • Jun 14 Ozzie Smith breaks Roy McMillan's NL mark by taking part in his 1,305th career double play
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 23 Yitzhak Rabin wins Israeli parliamentary election

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin

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

MurderMurder of Interest

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

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • Jun 25 Alexanders Department store closes all 11 stores
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jun 30 South African ANC President Nelson Mandela meets with UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali at Dakar

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jul 1 6.6 earthquake in Big Bear Valley of Los Angeles
  • Jul 1 Ali Kafi becomes president of Algeria
  • Jul 2 Braniff Airlines goes out of business
  • Jul 3 South Africa's FIFA membership reinstated (expelled 1961); united non-racial FA, political prisoners released, free political parties
  • Jul 5 Sixto Durán Ballén elected president of Ecuador
  • Jul 6 Fay Vincent institutes plans to realign NL
  • Jul 8 Thomas Klestil installed as President of Austria
  • Jul 8 Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities
  • Jul 9 Space Shuttle STS 50 (Columbia 13) lands
  • Jul 10 Spaceship Giotto (Halley 1986) approaches comet Grigg-Skjellerup
  • Jul 10 SuriPop VII, Suriname Popular Song Festival

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Presidential candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them "you people"

Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate Ross Perot
Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate
Ross Perot
  • Jul 13 The Tripartite Alliance, consisting of the African National Congress, South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Union, outlines a mass action plan for August

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 14 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz, starting the open source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds release "Linux" soon afterwards

Software Engineer Linus Torvalds
Software Engineer
Linus Torvalds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 15 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jul 15 The Security Council of the UN examine violence in South Africa
  • Jul 17 Slovak parliament declares independence from Czechoslovakia, beginning the so-called Velvet Divorce
  • Jul 18 The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima, Peru
  • Jul 19 Ebony P Warren, crowned 24th Miss Black America
  • Jul 20 Round World Air Race begins in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 20 Václav Havel resigns as President of Czechoslovakia after Slovakia declares independence

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes prison

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • Jul 22 Soyuz TM-15 launches
  • Jul 24 Vickers Viscount crashes, 70 die
  • Jul 24 Shankar Dayal Sharma is elected ninth Indian President
  • Jul 25 Army refused to overturn 127 year old conviction against Dr Mudd
  • Jul 26 Britain honours her dead in the Falklands War
  • Jul 27 Dimitri Lepikov, Vladimir Pychenko, Veniamin Taianovitch and Evgueni Sadovyi swim world record 4x200m freestyle (7:11.95)
  • Jul 27 Nelson Mandela says a general strike will go ahead to protest for the removal of South African President F. W. de Klerk from power and for free elections
  • Jul 30 Lin Li swims female world record/OR 200m medley (2:11.65)
  • Jul 31 Thai Airbus crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 113 die
  • Aug 1 USA/USSR Around World Air Race begins at Santa Monica

USARodney King Riots

Aug 5 4 officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, acquttied on charges of beating Rodney King, are indicted on civil rights charges

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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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  • Aug 8 Lou Whitaker hits his 200th career HR
  • Aug 9 Record temperature in Berlin-Dahlem 99.3°F (37.4°C)
  • Aug 10 Satellite TOPEX/Poseidon launched
  • Aug 10 Soyuz TM-15 lands
  • Aug 12 Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • Aug 15 Colombo '92 closes in Genoa Italy
  • Aug 16 Moses Kiptanui of Kenya runs world 3,000m record 7:28.96 in Cologne, Germany
  • Aug 17 Hurricane Andrew forms south-east of Barbados in the Caribbean
  • Aug 20 England get 7-363 in 55 overs vs Pakistan, then world ODI record
  • Aug 21 US Marshals move in on Randy Weaver's cabin in Ruby Ridge, Idaho to apprehend him on firearms charges; an 11 day stand-off ensues
  • Aug 22 Matthews & Warne spin Australia to a famous win v Sri Lanka
  • Aug 22 FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.

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Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 201 - 300 of 363

  • Jul 24 Lillian Oppenheimer, orgamist, dies of a heart attack at 93
  • Jul 24 Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (b. 1900)
  • Jul 26 Ron Webber, dies of cancer at 60
  • Jul 27 Max Dupain, Australian photographer ("Sunbaker"), dies at 81
  • Jul 29 Tavio Amorin, Togolese politician, murdered
  • Jul 31 G Harold Carswell, supreme court justice candidate 1970, dies at 72
  • Jul 31 Joseph L George, dies of cancer at 65
  • Jul 31 Ralph Strait, dies of heart attack at 56
  • Jul 31 Sjoerd de Free, reporter (Radio Herrijzend Netherland), dies
  • Aug 1 Margarita Aliger, Russian poet (Zoja), dies at 76
  • Aug 2 Julio C Fernandez, Cuban/American journalist (founder Alma Mater), dies
  • Aug 3 Wang Hongwen, vice-President Chinese Comm Party (1973-76), dies
  • Aug 4 František Tomášek, 34th Archbishop of Prague and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in Bohemia, dies at 93
  • Aug 4 Ralph Cooper, creator (Amateur Night at the Apollo), dies of cancer

Person of interestRobert Muldoon

Aug 5 Robert Muldoon, New Zealand politician (Prime Minister, 1975-1984), dies at 70

New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon
New Zealand Prime Minister
Robert Muldoon
  • Aug 8 Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Iranian influential Shia Islamic scholar, dies at 92
  • Aug 8 Alison L Gertz, US aids-activist, Esquire women of year, dies of aids at 26
  • Aug 8 Eitan Berglas, Israeli banker and advisor, dies at 58
  • Aug 8 Thomas J. McIntyre, American senator and writer (Fear Brokers), dies at 77
  • Aug 9 Christopher Todd [Todd Wangberg], dies of AIDS at 30
  • Aug 9 Jan van Baal, antropologist/gov Dutch New Guinea, dies
  • Aug 9 Patrick Devlin, English judge and legal philosopher, dies at 86
  • Aug 9 Thomas J McIntyre, (Sen-NH, 1963-79), dies at 77
  • Aug 10 Aribert Heim, Austrian SS physician (served at the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Mauthausen, known as Dr. Death), dies at 78
  • Aug 12 Mazoon al-Mashani, 2nd wife of Sultan Said bin Taimur and Queen Mother of Oman, dies at about 72
  • Aug 13 Jan Elburg [Joannes G], poet (Geen letterheren), dies
  • Aug 14 Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian-Dutch painter, dies at 104
  • Aug 14 Flora Benson, American wife of Ezra Taft Benson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dies at 91

Person of interestJohn Sirica

Aug 14 John Sirica, US federal judge (Watergate hearings), dies at 88

US Federal Judge John Sirica
US Federal Judge
John Sirica
  • Aug 14 Marion P Ames, American advocate/activist, dies
  • Aug 15 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, American author (American Glass Animals), dies
  • Aug 15 Giorgio Perlasca, Italian anti-fascist (saved 5,200 Jews), dies
  • Aug 15 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
  • Aug 15 Osamu Inaba, Japanese min of justice, dies
  • Aug 17 Andre de Villiers, South African farmer and ANC informant, murdered at 42
  • Aug 17 Barbara Morgan, American photographer (Martha Graham), dies at 92
  • Aug 17 Tommy Nutter, English fashion designer (bell bottom pants), dies of AIDs at 49
  • Aug 18 Gerard Sonder, Dutch radio host (AVRO), dies
  • Aug 18 John Stuges, director (Gunfight at OK Corral), dies of emphysema at 82
  • Aug 18 Christopher McCandless, subject of the book Into the Wild (b. 1968)
  • Aug 19 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron, dies of a brain tumor at 80
  • Aug 20 Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, cosmonaut, dies at 59
  • Aug 20 William Taylor, chairman (FDIC), dies at 53
  • Aug 21 Theo van Tijn, Marxist/social-historian, dies at 65
  • Aug 21 Dai Vernon [David Frederick Wingfield Verner], Canadian magician, dies at 98
  • Aug 23 Virginia Sale-Wren, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 92
  • Aug 24 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74
  • Aug 25 Jan G Toonder, writer (Castle in Ireland), dies at 78
  • Aug 26 Bob the Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje), dies
  • Aug 26 Arthur Leigh Allen, American suspected murderer (b. 1933)
  • Aug 29 Mary Norton, English children book author (Borrowers), dies at 88
  • 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 Theodore S. Weiss, American politician (Rep-D-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
  • Oct 1 Bruce Vorhauer, inventor (Today contraceptive sponge), suicide at 50
  • Oct 4 Itzhak Fuks, El Al captain, crashes in Bijlmer Netherlands
  • Oct 4 Ohad Arnon, El Al captain, crashes in Bijlmer Netherlands
  • Oct 5 Cornelis "Cees" Berkhouwer, Dutch politician (VVD), dies
  • Oct 7 Allan Bloom, American philosopher and author (Closing of the American Mind), dies at 62
  • Oct 7 Tevfik Esenç, last known speaker of Ubykh (b. 1904)

Person of interestWilly Brandt

Oct 8 Willy Brandt [Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm], German statesman, leader of the SPD party (1964-1987) and Chancellor of West Germany (1969-74, Nobel 1971), dies of cancer at 78

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • Oct 9 Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician, dies at 70
  • Oct 11 Theo Wolvencamp, painter (Cobra), dies
  • Oct 11 Willem RJ Wittkampf, journalist/writer (Liner, Cannon), dies
  • Oct 12 Ulysses Guimaraes, Brazilian MP (chairman), dies in accident
  • Oct 13 James Marshall, American illustrator and author (George and Martha, The Stupids), dies of a brain tumor at 50
  • Oct 17 Ton Hasebos, cameraman/TV director (Gnome Hasebos), dies
  • Oct 17 Herman Johannes, Indonesian professor, scientist and politician (b. 1912)
  • Oct 19 Gert Nastian, general & companion of Petra Kelly, found dead at 69
  • Oct 19 Petra Kelly, founder (German Green Party), found dead at 44
  • Oct 20 Orton Chirwa, Malawi's lawyer/Justice minister, dies in captivity
  • Oct 21 Jackson Weaver, voice of Smokey the Bear, dies of diabetes
  • Oct 21 Jim Garrison, Louisiana District Attorney who investigated JFK assassination, dies at 70
  • Oct 23 Kees Spermon, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies
  • Oct 24 Alexander V Van de Wall Bake, staff leader/gov KMA Breda, dies
  • Oct 24 Laurie Colwin, American author (Happy All the Time), dies at 48
  • Oct 25 Adelino Da Palma Carlos, Prime Minister of Portugal (1974), dies
  • Oct 27 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)
  • Oct 29 Adrienne Canivez, wife of Victor of Vriesland, dies
  • Oct 29 Kenneth MacMillan, British choreographer (Manon, Judas Tree), dies
  • Oct 30 Joan Mitchell, American painter and printmaker dies of cancer aged 67