On This Day

1992 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 437

  • Aug 24 1st structural steel beams are erected at Gateway (Jacobs Field)
  • Aug 24 Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida, making landfall at Elliott Key and later Homestead; 44 die and $25 billion in damage is recorded
  • Aug 24 Screw magazine superimposed a gunsight over a picture of Larry Flint
  • Aug 24 Diplomatic relations are established between the People's Republic of China and South Korea.
  • Aug 26 Hurricane Andrew makes landfall in Louisiana as Category 3 storm after causing deaths and severe damage in Florida
  • Aug 29 Randy Myers blows his 6th save of the season & it marks the 5th time he's blown a potential win for Greg Harris
  • Aug 29 Brave's Charlie Leibrandt 1,000th strikeout. He decides to keep the ball by rolling it to the dugout, allowing Ricky Jordan to take second base on error.
  • Aug 30 David Lewett & Jane Luu discovers comet: "1992 QB1" 64 mil km from Sun
  • Aug 31 Dynamite explosion in a mine in the Philippines kills 500
  • Aug 31 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Cleveland, Ohio on WNCX 98.5 FM
  • Sep 1 NYC police commissioner 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 Psychiatric 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

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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)

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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 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
  • Oct 1 Greater Pittsburgh International Airport opens

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Oct 1 Ross Perot re-enters US presidential race

Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate Ross Perot
Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate
Ross Perot
  • Oct 2 VP Itamar Franco becomes President of Brazil
  • Oct 2 The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Oct 4 1st time AL East & West champs have same record (96-66)-Tor & Oak
  • Oct 4 El Al cargo plane crashes at Amsterdam Bijlmer, 43 die
  • Oct 4 Miami Dolphin Louis Oliver returns record tying interception 103 yards
  • Oct 4 The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.

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Oct 5 1st overturn of a George H. W. Bush veto (cable bill)

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Oct 5 NY senator Alphonse D'Amato filibusters for 15 hours 20 mins
  • Oct 5 US Air goes on strike
  • Oct 8 Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott
  • Oct 8 Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus
  • Oct 9 Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to New York
  • Oct 9 A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of Knapp residence, Peekskill, New York, destroying family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu
  • Oct 10 Floriade (Flower Show) closes at Hague, Netherlands

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Oct 11 1st three-way US presidential debate (George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot)

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate Ross Perot
Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate
Ross Perot
  • Oct 11 Toronto down 6-1 in 7th beats A's 7-6 in 11th in AL playoff
  • Oct 12 5.8 earthquake at Cairo (at least 510 die)
  • Oct 12 Arecibo radio telescope begins Microwave Observing Project search for occupied planets
  • Oct 12 Expo '92 closes in Seville Spain
  • Oct 12 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Albany NY (WQBK 103.5 & 103.9 FM)
  • Oct 15 Charles Taylor launches an offensive against Monrovia Liberia
  • Oct 15 Howard Stern radio show begins broadcasting on WLUP-AM, Chicago
  • Oct 15 NYC Subway motorman Robert Ray convicted of manslaughter in death of 5 riders, when he fell asleep drunk while in control of train
  • Oct 18 6.6 earthquake hits Colombia with no fatalities
  • Oct 18 Start of Zimbabwe's 1st Test match, v India at Harare
  • Oct 20 David Houghton scores Zimbabwe's 1st Test hundred (121 v India, debut)
  • Oct 20 Mr Johnson surrenders Monrovia, Liberia & is exiled to Nigeria
  • Oct 22 Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) launches into space
  • Oct 22 Wendy Wasserstein's play "Sisters Rosensweig" premieres in NYC

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Oct 23 Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil

Emperor of Japan Akihito
Emperor of Japan
Akihito
  • Oct 25 Lithuania holds a referendum on its first post-Soviet constitution.
  • Oct 26 The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
  • Oct 26 London Ambulance Service thrown into chaos after implementation problems with a new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system
  • Oct 27 Fox is to launch Tuesday night network TV, rescheduled to Decemeber
  • Oct 27 Great Britain issues postage stamp on 100th anniversary of JRR Tolkien
  • Oct 27 Tipper Gore (wife of future VP) admits to covering clock on her VCR with black tape so she wouldn't have to watch it blink
  • Oct 28 Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!
  • Oct 30 MTA begins installing automated fare collection turnstiles
  • Oct 31 Don Keller makes his 18,000th sky dive

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Oct 31 Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years

Astronomer and Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer and Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • Nov 1 Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) lands (scheduled)
  • Nov 2 First test flight of Airbus A330
  • Nov 3 Democrat Bill Clinton is elected President of the United States, defeating incumbent President George H. W. Bush
  • Nov 3 Carol Moseley-Braun elected first African-American woman in US Senate, representing Illinois
  • Nov 8 300,000 demonstrate against racism in Berlin
  • Nov 9 Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcast in Las Vegas Nevada (KFBI)
  • Nov 9 Prix Goncourt awarded to Patrick Chamoiseau for "Texaco"
  • Nov 11 The Church of England approves the ordination of female priests
  • Nov 15 Cuban Ilyushin IL-18 flight to Puerto Plata crashes, 34 die
  • Nov 17 Erling Kagge begins successful exploration at South pole

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Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 301 - 364 of 364

  • Oct 30 Joan Mitchell, American painter and printmaker dies of cancer aged 67
  • Nov 1 Jeremias Chitunda, vice-chairman (Angolese Unita-rebellion), dies
  • Nov 3 Jean Daskalides, Belgian chocolate factory, dies at 70
  • Nov 5 Jan Hendrik Oort, Dutch astronomer (hypothesized "Oort Cloud"), dies at 92

Person of interestAlexander Dubček

Nov 7 Alexander Dubček, Czechoslovak politician who headed the Czech Communist Party and was deposed after a Soviet invasion, dies at 70 from injuries sustained in a car crash

Leader of Czechoslovakia Alexander Dubček
Leader of Czechoslovakia
Alexander Dubček
  • Nov 9 Charles Fraser-Smith, English inventor (man who never was), dies
  • Nov 9 William Hillcourt, author (Boy Scout Handbook), dies at 92
  • Nov 10 Antoine C J Rottier, Dutch CEO (DSM), dies
  • Nov 11 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, cosmonaut, dies at 50
  • Nov 11 Giulio Carlo Argan, Italian art critic/mayor of Rome, dies at 83
  • Nov 11 Peter Gretton, British vice admiral, dies at 80
  • Nov 13 Alan Balsam, US movie editor (Divine Madness), dies
  • Nov 13 Gregory Markopoulos, German/American director (Iliac Passion, Bliss), dies at 61
  • Nov 13 Lucrecia Perez, Dominicans in Spain (Racist Murder), dies at 33
  • Nov 14 Robert Reese, producer, dies of natural causes at 66
  • Nov 17 Audre Lorde, American writer, feminist and activist (Black Unicorn), dies of cancer at 58
  • Nov 18 Herman Musaph, psychiatrist/sexologist/co-founder (NVSH), dies
  • Nov 18 Superman, fictional character, killed by Doomsday at 54
  • Nov 19 Dorothy Walker Bush, mother of President George H. W. Bush, dies at 91
  • Nov 20 John Foreman, producer (Prizzi's Honor), dies at 67 of heart attack
  • Nov 21 Kaysone Phomvihane, Prime Minister and President of Laos (1975-91), dies at 71
  • Nov 23 Thelma Orloff, entertainer, dies of kidney failure at 76
  • Nov 24 Hans de Koster, Dutch Minister of Defense (1971-73), dies at 78
  • Nov 24 Theo Edison, son of Thomas Edison, dies at 94
  • Nov 27 Ivan Generalić, Croatian painter (b. 1914)
  • Nov 28 June Joyce Lewis Fraser, entertainer, dies at 75
  • Nov 28 Roland Smeenk, Dutch cabaret performer, dies in a car accident at 35
  • Nov 28 Sidney Nolan, Australian painter and illustrator (Ned Kelly), dies at 75
  • Nov 29 Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy), dies at 78
  • Nov 29 Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Dec 2 Gary Mascaro, choreographer, dies at 43
  • Dec 2 Loek Elfferich, Dutch journalist/historian (Treason in Rotterdam), die
  • Dec 3 Nureddin Al-Atassi, president of Syria (1966-70), dies
  • Dec 5 Hilary Tindall, dies of cancer at 54
  • Dec 5 Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41
  • Dec 7 Maurice Coutinho, writer/translator (Silent Struggle), dies at 79
  • Dec 7 Ruth Corbett Thom, dies after long illness at 78
  • Dec 8 William Shawn, American magazine editor (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85
  • Dec 10 Carlomagno Andrade, Equadorian general, dies
  • Dec 12 Bernard CJ Lievegoed, Dutch anthroposopher (Free College), dies at 87
  • Dec 12 Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)
  • Dec 13 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (b. 1899)
  • Dec 13 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (Pan Am Airways), dies at 93
  • Dec 13 Robert Shone, British economist and director-general (NEDC), dies at 86
  • Dec 16 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch writer (Gekke Witte), dies at 80
  • Dec 17 Günther Anders, German Jewish philosopher, dies at 90
  • Dec 18 Mother Clare Hale, cared for NYC AIDS babies (Hale House), dies at 87
  • Dec 18 Charles Leatherland, Baron Leatherland, British journalist and Labour Party politician, dies at 94
  • Dec 21 Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian/US violist (Beethoven, Bach), dies at 87
  • Dec 21 Sybil Andrews, English-Canadian painter, dies at 94
  • Dec 22 Frederick W Franz, CEO (Watch Tower), dies at 99
  • Dec 24 Abdulkadir Widjojoatmodjo, Java diplomat, dies
  • Dec 24 Peyo [Pierre Culliford], Belgian cartoonist (The Smurfs; Johan et Pirlouit), dies of heart attack at 64
  • Dec 25 Richard H Ichord, US leader of House Un-American Activities Committee, dies at 66
  • Dec 25 Garrison H Davidson, US lt-gen commandant (West Point), dies
  • Dec 25 Helen Joseph, South African anti-apartheid activist, dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Monica Dickens, English/American journalist/author, dies at 77
  • Dec 26 Bert Voeten, Dutch journalist and poet (Antipodes), dies at 74
  • Dec 26 John G Kemeny, US computer pioneer (BASIC), dies
  • Dec 27 Jan Peeters, Dutch water colors painter and monument artist, dies at 80
  • Dec 27 Kay Boyle, American writer (Scottsboro: An American Tragedy), dies at 90
  • Dec 29 LH Ruitenberg, vicar/editor in chief (Reform Netherlands), dies at 87
  • Dec 30 Caesar [Caesar] Domela, painter/son of Ferdinand D Nieuwenhuis, dies
  • Dec 30 Ling-Ling, 1st panda China gave US, dies at 23