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Events in History in March 1992

  • Mar 2 Moldova joins the United Nations.
  • Mar 3 Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 263 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Mar 3 Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina established.
  • Mar 5 Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks
  • Mar 6 The Michelangelo computer virus begins to take affect
  • Mar 6 Founding of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
  • 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 FCC rules companies can own 30 AM & 30 FM stations (formerly 12)
  • Mar 13 An earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey.
  • Mar 14 Farm Aid V
  • Mar 14 Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspends publication
  • Mar 15 UN officially embarks on its largest peacekeeping operation
  • Mar 17 28 killed in truck bombing of Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Arg

Electoral defeatImportant Vote

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

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk

  • Mar 17 Islamic Jihad truck bombs Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires killing 29
  • Mar 17 Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit
  • 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 ShopliftingA First Lady Goes Shoplifting

Mar 20 Manuel Noriega's wife Felicidad arrested for stealing buttons from dresses
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Manuel Noriega's mug shot in 1990
Manuel Noriega's mug shot in 1990
  • Mar 21 Pakistan scores 6-264 to overhaul NZ in exciting World Cup semi
  • 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
  • Mar 24 Sudanese Boeing 707 crashes on mountain Hymettos at Athens: 5-6 die
  • Mar 24 1st Belgium in the space, Dirk Frimout on Atlantis Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
  • Mar 25 British scientists find new largest perfect # (2 756839 -1 * 2 756839)
  • Mar 25 Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands
  • Mar 25 Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
  • Mar 28 Ann Transon runs female world record 50k (3:35:31)
  • Mar 28 PBA National Championship Won by Eric Forkel
  • Mar 29 Herb Gardner's "Conversations With My Father" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 29 Ice Pairs Championship at Oakland 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