On This Day

Events in History in 1992 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 447

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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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
  • 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 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
  • Jun 8 Thomas Klestil succeeds Waldheim as president of Austria
  • 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 Jeff Reardon breaks Rollie Fingers' save record with #342
  • 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

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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 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 A's Dennis Eckersley sets record of 26th straight save of season
  • 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
  • Jul 11 Presidential candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them "you people"
  • Jul 12 Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in St Louis of Jul 2, 1991 concert
  • 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

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

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel

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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
  • 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 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.
  • Aug 23 Wilhelm Verwoerd, grandson of former South African Prime Minister, Hendrik Verwoerd, main architect of apartheid, joins the African National Congress
  • 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 27 Mets trade David Cone to Toronto for Jeff Kent & Ryan Thompson
  • 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 Philippines mine; 500 die
  • 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

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)

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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 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
  • Oct 1 Greater Pittsburgh International Airport opens
  • Oct 1 Ross Perot re-enters US presidential race
  • 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.
  • Oct 5 1st overturn of a George H. W. Bush veto (cable bill)
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)