1992

Technological advancements are witnessed with the introduction of the first ever Nicotine Patch which is meant to help smokers stop the habit.

1992

Also, the first ever DNA Fingerprint was devised in 1992. In addition, the year saw the climax of the Balkan War between the Serbs, Croats, and Muslims which in turn prompted the UN intervention. On the other hand, Euro Disney opened in France while rioting broke out in some UK cities including Bristol. It is the year that Bill Clinton became president and also the time when America’s largest Minnesota’s Mall spanning 78 acres was constructed.

Unknown to many, 1992 was the year when the U.S recognized three former Yugoslav republics, and it’s also the time when Yugoslav Federation was broken up. Yeltsin and Bush proclaimed the end of Cold War formally, and China got relief as U.S lifted trade sanctions against them.

Conversely, former Panama’s leader, General Manuel Noriega was convicted on drug-related charges in a U.S court of law and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

It is during this time that the approval of the START treaty was made by the Russian Parliament and also the approval of Czechoslovak separation by the Parliament into two nations. At the same time, the Phillippines got to enjoy the absence of the American military as the US forces left the country. Moreover, a force led by the USA got approval from the UN to guard food for Somalia, and it is almost the same time when NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) is signed.

This is the year that compact disks surpassed cassette tapes as the most preferred form of recorded music. A survey was carried out, and it was also noted that 900 million tv sets are in use around the world with the USA leading the pack with 201 million. After ruling the late-night television for more than 20 years, Johny Carson hosted his final show on The Tonight Show.

It is also the year when the first text-based Web Browser was released to the public marking the beginning of the now famous World Wide Web Era.

Discover how the world looked like in 1992

Oscar

Oscar Winners

All Academy Awards Prize winners of the 65th edition of the Oscar ceremony


Best picture

Unforgiven

Unforgiven

Unforgiven

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Country: United States of America

Best director

Clint Eastwood

Unforgiven

Unforgiven

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Country: United States of America

Best actor

Al Pacino

Scent of a Woman

Scent of a Woman

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar

Country: United States of America

Best actress

Emma Thompson

Howards End

Howards End

Directed by: James Ivory

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter

Best supporting actor

Gene Hackman

Unforgiven

Unforgiven

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actress

Marisa Tomei

My Cousin Vinny

My Cousin Vinny

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio, Mitchell Whitfield

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1992 ?
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The Silent Passage by Gail Sheehy

The Silent Passage

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Gail Sheehy's landmark bestseller has become the bible for women concerned about menopause. Since The Silent Passage was originally published in the early 1990s, Gail Sheehy, a member of the board

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly …

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.

Backlash by Susan Faludi

Backlash

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Skillfully Probing the Attack on Women’s Rights“Opting-out,” “security moms,” “desperate housewives,” “the new baby fever”—the trend stories of 2006 leave no doubt that American women are still being barraged by the

The Pelican Brief by John Grisham

The Pelican Brief

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In suburban Georgetown, a killer’s Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home. In a seedy D.C. porno house, a patron is swiftly garroted to death.

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

All Nobel Prize winners of 1992


Peace Prize

  • Rigoberta Menchú

Literature

  • Derek Walcott

Physics

  • Georges Charpak

Economic Sciences

  • Gary Becker

Chemistry

  • Rudolph A. Marcus

Physiology or Medicine

  • Edmond H. Fischer
  • Edwin G. Krebs

Movies

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Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Country: United States of America

Unforgiven

Unforgiven

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Country: United States of America

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Directed by: Mansoor Khan

Starring: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi

Roja

Roja

Directed by: Mani Ratnam

Starring: Arvind Swamy, Madhoo, Pankaj Kapur, Nassar

Farewell My Concubine

Farewell My Concubine

Directed by: Kaige Chen

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, Qi Lü

Popular names

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world population

World Population

Demographic statistics of the year 1992


Population statistics

  • Total population: 5.5 billion (5,498,919,809 to be precise!)
  • Urban population: 2.4 billion, that is 44.0% of the total population of 1992 lives in cities
  • Yearly change: +84.5 million, corresponding to a percentage increase of +1.56%
  • Average density: 37.0 persons per km2
history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1992?


Events

  • 01 Jan Bush is 1st US President to address Australian Parliament
  • 02 Jan Test debut of Shane Warne, versus India at Sydney.
  • 03 Jan 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter.
  • 05 Jan 6 Degrees of Separation closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 496 performances
  • 06 Jan Shane Warne takes 1-150 in his first Test innings.
  • 07 Jan AT&T releases video-telephone ($1499).
  • 08 Jan US President George H. W. Bush is televised falling violently ill at a state dinner in Japan, vomiting into the lap of Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa and fainting.
  • 09 Jan At the Winter Consumer Electronics Show, Apple Computer chairman John Sculley coins the term Personal Digital Assistant, referring to handheld computers that typically operate via a stylus on a LCD display. Sculley announces that Apple will enter the consumer-electronics market by the end of the year.
  • 10 Jan 8th Soap Opera Digest Awards
  • 11 Jan US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi.
  • 12 Jan Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished
  • 13 Jan US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane to the murders of 15 young men and boys.
  • 15 Jan Cleaning woman finds intimate photos of Sarah Ferguson with US man
  • 16 Jan 2 Shakespearean Actors opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • 17 Jan Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)
  • 18 Jan 49th Golden Globes
  • 19 Jan City of Angels closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances
  • 20 Jan Australia beats India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup.
  • 21 Jan Faced with decreased military spending, United Technologies Corporation announces it will eliminate 13,900 jobs by 1993.
  • 22 Jan Princess Sarah Ferguson wears paper bag over her head on airline ride
  • 23 Jan Visit opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 25 Jan Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41 seconds.
  • 26 Jan Little Hotel on the Side opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 27 Jan Crazy He Calls Me opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 28 Jan Stan Hansen beats Jumbo Tsuruta to win All Japan Triple Crown.
  • 29 Jan Willie Dixon, American blues composer ("I'm a Man", "Backdoor Man"), dies at age 76 (born 1915).
  • 30 Jan Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) lands.
  • 31 Jan MTA raised tolls on most NYC bridges from $2.50 to $3.00
  • 01 Feb Crazy He Calls Me closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 02 Feb IRS and Willie Nelson settle on $9M tax bill (of $16.7M)
  • 03 Feb Defense opens calling Noriega our ally in war on drugs
  • 04 Feb A Coup d'etat is led by Hugo Chavez Frias, against Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez.
  • 05 Feb Jury selection begins in the LA cops beating Rodney King case
  • 06 Feb The United States Senate approves a measure calling for the faster phase-out of chlorofluorocarbons under the revised Montreal Protocol the phase-out is scheduled to be completed by 2000.
  • 07 Feb Mike Tyson testifies in his rape trial
  • 08 Feb 16th Winter Olympic games opens in Albertville, France
  • 09 Feb 2 Shakespearean Actors closes at Cort Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • 10 Feb Dangerous Women final episode on WWOR-TV
  • 11 Feb F-16 jet crashes at residential district of Hengelo Netherlands (No deaths)
  • 12 Feb The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
  • 13 Feb Most Happy Fella opens at Booth Theater NYC for 229 performances
  • 14 Feb Merlene Ottey runs world record 60 metre indoor (6.96 seconds).
  • 15 Feb 100th episode of Cops airs on Fox
  • 16 Feb Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow and blue.
  • 17 Feb A court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin sentences serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer to life in prison.
  • 18 Feb In New Hampshire, U.S. President George H.W. Bush defeats Pat Buchanan in the Republican primary; Paul Tsongas leads the Democratic candidates.
  • 19 Feb Crazy For You opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1622 performances
  • 20 Feb Private Lives opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • 22 Feb Park Your Car in Harvard Yard closes at Music Box, New York City
  • 23 Feb 16th Winter Olympic games closes in Albertville, France
  • 25 Feb Digital Equipment unveils the 64-bit Alpha processor architecture, with speed estimates of 150 million instructions per second.
  • 26 Feb Search & Destroy opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 27 Feb S I Hayakawa, American politician (Senator-Republican-California, 1977-83), dies from a stroke at age 85.
  • 01 Mar Little Hotel on the Side closes at Belasco NYC after 41 performances
  • 02 Mar Sandy Dennis, American actress (Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at age 54 (born 1939).
  • 03 Mar Charges are filed in Florida against New York Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman and Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)
  • 04 Mar the Supreme Court of Algeria bans the Islamic Salvation Front, which was poised to win control of the Parliament of Algeria in runoff elections.
  • 05 Mar Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks
  • 06 Mar The computer virus Michelangelo is activated on personal computers.
  • 07 Mar Nicole Stevenson swims world record 200 metre backstroke (2:06.78).
  • 08 Mar 22nd Easter Seal Telethon
  • 10 Mar Sandra Seuser, Katrin Schreiter, Annet Hesselbarth, and Grit Breuer walk female indoor world record 4x400 metre (3:07.22).
  • 11 Mar Manuel de Dios Unanue, former editor of ''El Diario La Prensa'', is slain in a restaurant in Queens after having received death threats from the Colombian drug cartels.
  • 12 Mar Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 13 Mar 570 die in a Turkish earthquake
  • 14 Mar Farm Aid V
  • 16 Mar Matt Keough, in the dugout, is hit flush in the head by a batted ball.
  • 17 Mar Death & the Maiden opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 159 performances
  • 18 Mar 4 Baboons Adoring the Sun opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 38 performances
  • 19 Mar Master Builder opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 20 Mar Janice Pennington is awarded $1.3M for accident on Price is Right set
  • 21 Mar Pakistan scores 6-264 to overhaul New Zealand in exciting World Cup semi.
  • 22 Mar Private Lives closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • 23 Mar Florida Marlins begin selling tickets.
  • 24 Mar Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
  • 25 Mar Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands
  • 26 Mar Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington
  • 27 Mar Bruce Springsteen releases Human Touch andLucky Town
  • 28 Mar PBA National Championship Won by Eric Forkel.
  • 29 Mar Conversations with My Father opens at Royale NYC for 462 performances
  • 30 Mar 64th Academy Awards (Silence of the Lambs sweeps with Best Picture, Anthony Hopkins as Best Actor and Jodie Foster as Best Actress).
  • 31 Mar The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.
  • 01 Apr 5th Largest wrestling crowd (64,287 - Toronto SkyDome)
  • 02 Apr Hamlet opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 03 Apr 1st exhibition game at Camden Field-Orioles beat the New York Mets
  • 04 Apr John Tesh (Entertainment Tonight) marries actress Connie Selleca
  • 05 Apr Search & Destroy closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 06 Apr 1st game at Camden Field, Balt-Orioles beat Indians 2-0
  • 07 Apr Republika Srpska announces its independence.
  • 09 Apr Redwood Curtain opens at Neiderlander theater on Broadway
  • 10 Apr Floriade (Flower Show) opens at the Hague, Netherlands.
  • 11 Apr Country singer Lee Greenwood weds Miss Tennessee 1989 (Kimberly Payne)
  • 12 Apr Streetcar Named Desire opens at Ethel Barrymore NYC for 137 performances
  • 13 Apr 2 Trains Running opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 160 performances
  • 14 Apr Guys & Dolls opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1143 performances
  • 15 Apr Billionaire Leona Helmsley is sent to jail for tax evasion.
  • 16 Apr Metro opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 18 Apr Tennis ace Stefan Edberg marries Annette Olsen in Sweden
  • 19 Apr 4 Baboons Adoring the Sun closes at Beaumont NYC after 38 performances
  • 20 Apr 100th episode of Murphy Brown airs
  • 21 Apr High Rollers opens at Helen Hayes theater on Broadway
  • 22 Apr High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club closes at H Hayes NYC 14 performances
  • 23 Apr Shirnada opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 24 Apr Man of La Mancha opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 108 performances
  • 25 Apr Shimada closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 26 Apr Grand Hotel closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1,018 performances
  • 27 Apr Small Family Business opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 28 Apr Brewers beat Blue Jays 22-2 with AL record 31 hits in 9 innings
  • 29 Apr Falsettos opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 487 performances
  • 30 Apr 208th and final episode of The Cosby Show on NBC-TV.
  • 01 May LA Dodgers postpone 3 games due to racial riots due to Rodney King
  • 02 May High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club opens at H Hayes NYC 14 performances
  • 03 May Beverly Hills 90210 Gabrielle Carteris marries Charles Isaacs
  • 05 May Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection
  • 06 May New York Mets' Anthony Young begins losing streak of at least 26 games.
  • 07 May Constitutional amendment barring mid-term congressional raises passes
  • 09 May Final episode of Golden Girls airs on NBC-TV
  • 10 May Hamlet closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 12 May Joe Burke, president (Kansas City Royals), dies at age 68.
  • 13 May Final episode of Night Court airs on NBC-TV
  • 14 May WIBC Bowling Queens won by Cindy Coburn-Carroll.
  • 15 May Part of Cruger Avenue in Bronx renamed Regis Philbin Avenue.
  • 16 May Smells Like Nirvana, by Weird Al Yankovic hits #35
  • 17 May 38th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Betsy King.
  • 18 May US Supreme Court rules states could not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs.
  • 19 May 27th Amendment ratified, prohibits Congress from raising its salary
  • 20 May Rap singer raps 597 syllables in under 60 seconds
  • 21 May New Jersey senate overrides Governor Florio's veto and lowers sales tax to 6 percent.
  • 22 May California Angels, are involved in a bus crash, in New Jersey
  • 23 May New York Yankees play in their fourth straight extra inning game.
  • 24 May Pat Bradley wins J C Penney / LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament
  • 25 May Jay Leno becomes the new host of NBC's The Tonight Show, following the retirement of Johnny Carson.
  • 26 May Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour
  • 28 May 65th National Spelling Bee: Amanda Goad wins spelling "lyceum".
  • 29 May New York Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at three games.
  • 30 May Minn Twin Bert Blyleven is 2nd to win as teenager and 40 year old
  • 31 May 46th Tony Awards: Dancing at Lughnasa and Crazy For You win.
  • 01 Jun America West Arena opens in Phoenix
  • 02 Jun Former NFL New York Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery
  • 03 Jun Joan Lunden ordered to pay her ex-husband $18,000 a month support
  • 04 Jun San Jose voters reject Giants plan to build a new stadium
  • 06 Jun 124th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard AP Indy wins in 2:26
  • 07 Jun Small Family Business closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 08 Jun 26th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks
  • 10 Jun Price opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 47 performances
  • 11 Jun Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group
  • 12 Jun Batman Returns is released in USA
  • 14 Jun 10th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton
  • 15 Jun 1st Berlin Air Show in 60 years
  • 16 Jun Great Britain postage stamp 350 year battle near Edgehill
  • 17 Jun Conn Gov Lowell Weicker and WFAN DJ Don Imus change places for 1 day
  • 18 Jun Actor Jameson Parker weds actress Darleen Carr
  • 19 Jun Batman Returns, opens
  • 20 Jun Kelly Saunders is 2nd female baseball PA announcer (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 21 Jun 92nd US Golf Open: Tom Kite shoots a 285 at Pebble Beach GL, California
  • 22 Jun 2 skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg IDed as Czar Nicholas II and wife
  • 23 Jun Tin Bigha Day protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh
  • 24 Jun Billy Joel, gets an honorary diploma from Hicksville HS at 43
  • 25 Jun Les Miserables, opens at Vinorhady Theatre, Prague
  • 26 Jun India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh
  • 27 Jun 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovsky defeats #1 seed Jim Courier at Wimbledon
  • 28 Jun Chinese Coffee opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 18 performances
  • 29 Jun Salome opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 30 Jun 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC)
  • 01 Jul 6.6 earthquake in Big Bear Valley of Los Angeles
  • 02 Jul Braniff Airlines goes out of business
  • 03 Jul Mass Senator Ted Kennedy marries Victoria Reggie (38)
  • 04 Jul 99th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (62 61)
  • 05 Jul 106th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Agassi beats Ivanisevic (67 64 64 16 64)
  • 06 Jul Fay Vincent realigns NL, putting Cubs, Cards and Rockies in West and Cards, Braves and Marlins in East
  • 08 Jul Florida Marlins unveil their uniform
  • 09 Jul Space Shuttle STS 50 (Columbia 13) lands
  • 10 Jul John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners
  • 11 Jul Presidential Candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them you people
  • 12 Jul 13th US Seniors Golf Open: Larry Laoretti
  • 13 Jul Yitzhak Rabin becomes prime minister of Israel.
  • 14 Jul 63rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-6 at Jack Murphy Stadium, South Dakota
  • 15 Jul Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed
  • 16 Jul Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton is nominated for U.S. President and Tennessee Senator Al Gore for Vice President, at the Democratic National Convention in New York City.
  • 17 Jul Slovak parliament asks for self rule
  • 18 Jul Film critic Roger Ebert marries Chaz Hammel-Smith
  • 19 Jul Price closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 47 performances
  • 20 Jul 121st British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 272 at Muirfield Gullane
  • 22 Jul Colombia drug baron Pablo Escobar escapes prison
  • 23 Jul Bruce Springsteen begins a world tour
  • 24 Jul Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner (eff 3 / 1 / 93)
  • 25 Jul 25th Olympic Summer games opens in Barcelona, Spain
  • 26 Jul Man of La Mancha closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • 27 Jul Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Republican National Convention
  • 28 Jul Ground breaking of Florida Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium
  • 29 Jul Chinese Coffee closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • 30 Jul Lin Li swims female world record / OR 200m medley (2:11.65)
  • 31 Jul Jeff Rouse swims world record / OR 100m backstroke (53.86 seconds)
  • 01 Aug Salome closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 02 Aug Death & the Maiden closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 159 performances
  • 03 Aug Dodgers win 3,000th game since moving to Los Angeles
  • 05 Aug 4 cops in Rodney King beating case indicted on civil rights charge
  • 06 Aug President Bush urges the United Nations to approve a military intervention in Bosnia and Hercegovina.
  • 07 Aug Cleveland Indians turn a triple play
  • 08 Aug Actress Barbara Hershey weds artist Stephen Douglas
  • 09 Aug Streetcar Named Desire closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 performances
  • 10 Aug Satellite TOPEX / Poseidon launched
  • 11 Aug Oakland Athletics rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game
  • 15 Aug Actress Susan Anton marries actor Jeff Lester
  • 16 Aug 20th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sherri Steinhaur
  • 17 Aug Kevin Gross of Dodgers tosses only 9-inning no-hitter of season, a 2-0
  • 18 Aug Real Inspector Hound opens at Criterion NYC for 61 performances
  • 20 Aug England get 7-363 in 55 overs vs. Pakistan, then world ODI record
  • 21 Aug (to August 22) Events at Ruby Ridge, Idaho are sparked by a Federal Marshal surveillance team, resulting in the death of Marshal Sam Weaver and his dog and the next day the wounding of Randy Weaver, the death of his wife Vicki and the wounding of Kevin Harris.
  • 22 Aug Matthews and Warne spin Australia to a famous win vs. Sri Lanka
  • 23 Aug Dennis Eckersley, who previously set record for most consecutive saves (40), is 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different seasons
  • 24 Aug 1st structural steel beams are erected at Gateway (Jacobs Field)
  • 25 Aug Jamie Solinger, of Iowa, crowned 10th Miss Teen USA
  • 26 Aug Anna Karenina opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 27 Aug CFL revokes BC Lions franchise
  • 29 Aug Largest wrestling crowd out side of US (75,000) at Wembley Stadium
  • 30 Aug 2 Trains Running closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 160 performances
  • 31 Aug 44th Emmy Awards: Northern Exposure, Christopher Lloyd and Dana Delane
  • 01 Sep New York City police commisioner Brown resigns
  • 02 Sep Nicaragua struck by earthquake / floodings; 118 die
  • 04 Sep Scared Silent is 1st non news program to be seen on 3 networks simultaneously. (CBS, NBC & PBS), about child abuse hosted by Oprah
  • 05 Sep Andrew Dice Clay marries his longtime live-in lover Trinie
  • 06 Sep Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m (3:28.86)
  • 07 Sep Army of Ciskei homeland kills 28 ANC demonstrators
  • 08 Sep Danny Tartabull has 9 RBIs as Yanks beat Orioles 16-4
  • 09 Sep 1st time Baltimore Orioles draw 3 million fans at home
  • 10 Sep Bud Selig becomes interm commissioner of baseball
  • 11 Sep ''STS-47'': Dr. Mae Jemison becomes the first African American woman to travel into space, aboard the Space Shuttle ''Endeavour''.
  • 12 Sep 106th US Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats A Sanchez Vicario (63 63)
  • 13 Sep 112th US Mens Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Pete Sampras (36 64 76 62)
  • 14 Sep 1st subway car completed to be exported from US (to Taiwan)
  • 15 Sep Ted Weiss, despite dying on 14th, wins congressional NYC seat
  • 16 Sep Les Miserables, opens at Nuevo Apolo, Madrid
  • 17 Sep House votes 280 to 128 to give FCC control of cable TV rates
  • 18 Sep Undaunted by his earlier withdrawal, supporters of U.S. presidential candidate H. Ross Perot succeed in getting his name on the ballot in all 50 states.
  • 19 Sep Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson and Ron Gant as having (2) 30-HR / 30-steal seasons
  • 20 Sep Colleen Walker wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 21 Sep Mexico establishes diplomatic relations with Vatican City, ending a break that lasted over 130 years.
  • 22 Sep Heavy storm in South France, 34 die
  • 23 Sep 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period
  • 24 Sep John Jaha ties record of 11 teammates to steal 10 bases (Brewers)
  • 25 Sep Gregory Kingsley, 12, wins right to divorce his parents and live with his foster parents, he takes name Shawn Russ
  • 26 Sep 1st time a positional player pitches for New York Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates
  • 27 Sep ASPCA stops Santeria ceremony in Bronx halts sacrifice of 42 animals
  • 28 Sep Dog City, cartoon debuts on Fox-TV
  • 29 Sep Atlanta Braves wins 2nd straight NL West title
  • 30 Sep 26th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks wins
  • 01 Oct Cartoon Cable Network premieres
  • 02 Oct VP Itamar Franco becomes President of Brazil
  • 03 Oct Atlanta Braves win franchise record 98th game (old record 95 in 1957)
  • 04 Oct Anna Karenina closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 05 Oct 1st overturn of a George Bush veto (cable bill)
  • 07 Oct Tampa Bay Lightning become 1st NHL expansion team to win opener (7-2)
  • 08 Oct Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies Poet Derek Walcott
  • 09 Oct Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to New York
  • 10 Oct Actress Ally Sheedy weds actor David Lansbury
  • 11 Oct 1st 3-way presidential debate (Bush-Clinton-Perot)
  • 12 Oct 5.8 earthquake at Cairo (at least 510 die)
  • 13 Oct An Antonov An-124 operated by Antonov Airlines registered SSSR-82002, crashes near Kiev, Ukraine killing 8.
  • 14 Oct Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates in 7 games for NL pennant
  • 15 Oct Charles Taylor launches an offensive against Monrovia Liberia
  • 16 Oct 1,700th David Letterman Show
  • 17 Oct 1st World Series with non-US team, Toronto loses 3-1 to Braves
  • 18 Oct 1st non-US team to win a World Series Game; Toronto 5, Atlanta 4
  • 19 Oct The Communist Party of China promotes several market-oriented reformers to the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, signaling a defeat for hard-line ideologues.
  • 20 Oct 1st World Series game outside of US - Toronto beats Atlanta
  • 21 Oct Tens of thousands of coal miners march in London to protest government plans to close coal mines and reduce the number of coal miners.
  • 22 Oct Atlanta, becomes 1st US team to win a World Series game out of US
  • 23 Oct Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil.
  • 24 Oct Toronto Blue Jays beat Atl Braves, 4 games to 2, in 88th World Series
  • 25 Oct Dancing at Lughnasa closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 421 performances
  • 26 Oct The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
  • 27 Oct Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies
  • 28 Oct Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!
  • 29 Oct The Food and Drug Administration approves Depo Provera for use as a contraceptive in the United States.
  • 30 Oct MTA begins installing automated fare collection turnstiles
  • 31 Oct Don Keller makes his 18,000th sky diver
  • 01 Nov 23rd NYC Marathon won by Willie Mtolo in 2:09:29
  • 02 Nov 1st test flight of Airbus A330
  • 03 Nov Bill Clinton (D) wins US presidential election over President Bush (R)
  • 04 Nov New York Giants announce they will quit WNEW Radio after 32 years for WOR
  • 05 Nov Show Off opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 07 Nov 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
  • 08 Nov Solitary Confinement opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 09 Nov Prix Goncourt awarded to Patrick Chamoiseau for Texaco
  • 11 Nov Anglican Church and Church of England OK female priests
  • 12 Nov New York Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is reinstated for 8th time
  • 13 Nov Riddick Bowe beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
  • 14 Nov Actress Peg Phillips (Northern Exposure), falls and breaks 3 fingers
  • 15 Nov Cuban Ilyushin IL-18 flight to Puerto Plata crashes, 34 die
  • 16 Nov Microsoft ships Microsoft Access 1.0 database program for Windows. Price is US$99.
  • 17 Nov Gypsy Passion opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 55 performances
  • 18 Nov Malcolm X with Denzel Washington premieres in US
  • 19 Nov 3 From Brooklyn opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 20 Nov Malcolm X premieres
  • 21 Nov Jan Karlsson swims world record 50m butterfly (23.80 seconds)
  • 22 Nov Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 seconds)
  • 23 Nov 10,000,000 cellular telephone sold
  • 24 Nov Boeing 734 crashes into mountain in China, kills 141
  • 25 Nov Disney generally releases the film Aladdin to theaters in the USA.
  • 27 Nov Howard Stern Interview premieres on E! Network
  • 29 Nov Sea Gull opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 30 Nov Intercity-train derailed at Village chief, 5 die
  • 01 Dec Amy Fisher sentenced 5-15 yrs for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco
  • 02 Dec WQEW-AM radio replaces WQXR on 1560 in New York City
  • 03 Dec 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 Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa.
  • 05 Dec 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 Dottie Mochrie / Dan Forsmann wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 07 Dec Galileo spacecraft passes North Pole of Moon (Peary Crater).
  • 08 Dec NBC announces that Cheers will go off the air in May, 1993
  • 09 Dec 3rd Billboard Music Awards
  • 10 Dec My Favorite Year opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • 11 Dec WNEW AM radio on 1130 in NYC ends transmitting after 58 years
  • 12 Dec 6.8-7.5 earthquake strikes Flores Island (tsunami kills 3,000)
  • 13 Dec Show Off closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 14 Dec Lennox Lewis given WBC title, when Riddick Bowe refuses to fight him.
  • 15 Dec Arthur Ashe is named Sports Illustrated Sportman of Year
  • 17 Dec Christmas Carol opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 22 performances
  • 18 Dec FCC vote 4-1 to allow Infinity to purchase Cook Inlet stations
  • 19 Dec 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 Northwest and KLM introduce a new joint logo "Worldwide Reliability".
  • 21 Dec Dutch DC-10 in fire at landing on Faro Portugal, 56 die
  • 22 Dec Libyan MIG-23UB attacks Boeing 727 at Souk al-Sabt, 158 die.
  • 24 Dec US President Bush pardons Caspar Weinberger of role in Iran-contra affair.
  • 26 Dec New York Jets' announcer Marty Glickman retires at age 75.
  • 27 Dec 3 From Brooklyn closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 28 Dec Mort Greene, US songwriter ("My Grandfather's Clock"), dies at age 80.
  • 29 Dec Governor Cuomo grants Jean Harris ("Scarsdale Diet" Murderess) clemency.
  • 30 Dec Ling-Ling, panda given to the USA by China (Born 1969)
  • 31 Dec WCBS TV news anchor Carol Martin weds Joe Terry