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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1992.
The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1992: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1992?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1992 Amy Fisher sentenced 5-15 yrs for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco
  • 02 Dec 1992 WQEW-AM radio replaces WQXR on 1560 in New York City
  • 03 Dec 1992 UN Security Council Resolution 794 is unanimously passed, approving a coalition of United Nations peacekeepers led by the United States to form UNITAF, with the task of establishing peace and ensuring that humanitarian aid is distributed in Somalia.
  • 04 Dec 1992 Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa.
  • 05 Dec 1992 Kent Conrad of North Dakota resigns his seat in the United States Senate and is sworn into the other seat from North Dakota, becoming the only U.S. Senator ever to have held two seats on the same day.
  • 06 Dec 1992 Dottie Mochrie / Dan Forsmann wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 07 Dec 1992 Galileo spacecraft passes North Pole of Moon (Peary Crater).
  • 08 Dec 1992 NBC announces that Cheers will go off the air in May, 1993
  • 09 Dec 1992 3rd Billboard Music Awards
  • 10 Dec 1992 My Favorite Year opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • 11 Dec 1992 WNEW AM radio on 1130 in NYC ends transmitting after 58 years
  • 12 Dec 1992 6.8-7.5 earthquake strikes Flores Island (tsunami kills 3,000)
  • 13 Dec 1992 Show Off closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 14 Dec 1992 Lennox Lewis given WBC title, when Riddick Bowe refuses to fight him.
  • 15 Dec 1992 Arthur Ashe is named Sports Illustrated Sportman of Year
  • 17 Dec 1992 Christmas Carol opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 22 performances
  • 18 Dec 1992 FCC vote 4-1 to allow Infinity to purchase Cook Inlet stations
  • 19 Dec 1992 State President of South Africa F. W. de Klerk dismisses or suspends 23 military officers, including six generals, sho were suspected of unauthorized activities designed to disrupt negotiations with the African National Congress.
  • 20 Dec 1992 Northwest and KLM introduce a new joint logo "Worldwide Reliability".
  • 21 Dec 1992 Dutch DC-10 in fire at landing on Faro Portugal, 56 die
  • 22 Dec 1992 Libyan MIG-23UB attacks Boeing 727 at Souk al-Sabt, 158 die.
  • 24 Dec 1992 US President Bush pardons Caspar Weinberger of role in Iran-contra affair.
  • 26 Dec 1992 New York Jets' announcer Marty Glickman retires at age 75.
  • 27 Dec 1992 3 From Brooklyn closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 28 Dec 1992 Mort Greene, US songwriter ("My Grandfather's Clock"), dies at age 80.
  • 29 Dec 1992 Governor Cuomo grants Jean Harris ("Scarsdale Diet" Murderess) clemency.
  • 30 Dec 1992 Ling-Ling, panda given to the USA by China (Born 1969)
  • 31 Dec 1992 WCBS TV news anchor Carol Martin weds Joe Terry

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Movies

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Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Country: United States of America

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States of America

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Country: United States of America

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Country: United States of America

Books

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Driving Force by Dick Francis

Driving Force

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New York Times bestselling grand master of crime fiction Jockey Freddie Croft discovers a high-stakes conspiracy that exposes the seedy underside of horse-racing-and faces deadlier odds of survival than

The Tale Of The Body Thief by Anne Rice

The Tale Of The Body Thief

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In a gripping feat of storytelling, Anne Rice continues the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles that began with the now-classic Interview with the Vampire.

The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

The Bridges of Madison County

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The legendary love story, the bestselling hardcover novel of all time, and the major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. This is the story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of …

Gerald'S Game by Stephen King

Gerald'S Game

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A different kind of bedtime story from Stephen King, as a game of seduction between a husband and wife ends in death.

Hang Time by Bob Greene

Hang Time

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A portrait of Michael Jordan offers anecdotes that help explain why Jordan has become the preeminent American hero, discusses his personal and professional life, and offers sketches of Magic