Today in History for April 1992

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 132

1st - 5th Largest wrestling crowd (64,287-Toronto SkyDome)
1st - Battleship USS Missouri, on which the Japanese surrender took place, decommissioned
1st - Last defendant in St John sex assault case sentenced to 3 yrs prob
1st - NFL decides to stay with 17 week schedule instead of expanded 18 games
1st - NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history
1st - Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman
1st - WA beat NSW by 44 runs to win the Sheffield Shield Final
1st - World's 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24B aid for former USSR
2nd - "Hamlet" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
2nd - Edith Cresson, France's 1st female premier, resigns
2nd - John Gotti found guilty of five murders (Paul Castellano, Thomas Bilotti, Robert DiBernardo, Liborio Milito and Louis Dibono), conspiracy to murder Gaetano "Corky" Vastola, loansharking, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, bribery and tax evasion.
2nd - Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands
3rd - 1st exhibition game at Camden Field - Orioles beat NY Mets
4th - Game 1 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees beat NY Mets 6-4 at Yank Stad
4th - Jury deliberations begin in Noriega case
4th - Sali Berisha becomes president/Alexander Meksi premier of Albania
5th - "Search & Destroy" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 perfs
5th - 11th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Western Ky 78-62
5th - 4th Seniors Golf Tradition: Lee Trevino
Gangster John GottiGangster John Gotti 5th - Dana Lofland wins Las Vegas LPGA Golf International
5th - Game 2 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees sweep NY Mets 6-5 at Shea
5th - Peru's Pres Alberto Fujimori suspend constitution & dissolved Congress
5th - Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon installed as president
5th - Wrestlemania VIII, 62,167 at Hoosier Dome, Hulk Hogan DQs Sid Justice
5th - Several hundred-thousand abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.
6th - 1st game at Camden Field, Balt-Orioles beat Indians 2-0
6th - 54th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Michigan 71-51
6th - Britain Radio Authority licenses Virgin & TV-AM radio licenses
6th - Microsoft announced Windows 3.1, upgrading Windows 3.0
6th - Oriole Park at Camden Yards opens, beating Cleveland 2-0
6th - Serbian troops begin siege of Sarajevo
6th - US Supreme Court rules a Nebraska farmer was entrapped by postal agents into buying mail-order child pornography
6th - Voting begins on choice of Elvis postage stamps
6th - A general strike is declared by communist groups in Nepal.
WWF Wrestler Hulk HoganWWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan 7th - Republika Srpska (aka the Bosnian Serb Republic) announces its independence.
8th - "5 Guys Named Moe" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 445 perfs
8th - After 151 years Britain's "Punch Magazine" final issue
9th - "Redwood Curtain" opens at Neiderlander theater on Broadway
9th - Florida drops rape charges against NY Mets Gooden, Boston & Coleman
9th - John Majors, (C) elected PM of England
9th - Noriega convicted on 8 of 10 drug & racketeering charges
9th - Record 18 golfers shoot in 60s in Masters round 1 (old record 12)
9th - US Fed court finds Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drugs
9th - William O Studeman, becomes deputy director of CIA
10th - 25 die in a bus bombing in Sri Lanka
10th - Floriade (Flower Show) opens at Hague Neth
10th - NHL strike ends after 10 days
11th - BPAA US Open by Robert Lawrence
11th - Euro-Disney opens near Paris
11th - Indians set team record for long game loss to Red Sox (19 inn - 6½ hr)
11th - Irish Republican Army bombs London financial district, killing 3
12th - "Streetcar Named Desire" opens at Ethel Barrymore NYC for 137 perfs
12th - 2nd lowest NBA scoring game - Detroit Piston 72, NY Knicks 61
12th - 53rd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Lee Trevino
12th - 56th Golf Masters Championship: Fred Couples wins, shooting a 275
12th - Earthquake rocks Germany
12th - Euro Disney opens in Marne-la-Vallee France
12th - Lynn Gunther of California threatens to blow herself up in front of UN
12th - Matt Young no-hits Cleveland, but loses 2-1
12th - NY Mets lose 1st 3 home games for 1st time since 1962
12th - Trump Shuttle becomes US Air Shuttle
13th - "2 Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 160 perfs
13th - 5.5 earthquake hits Netherlands
13th - American Airlines reduce its 1st-class fares 20%-50%
13th - Crystal Pepsi begins test marketing in Providence, Denver & Dallas
13th - Great Chicago Flood - Chicago's underground tunnels flood
13th - Lou Conaseca retires as coach of St John's basketball team
13th - Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (NY Yanks 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yanks score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2
14th - "Guys & Dolls" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1143 performances
14th - "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, Manchester
14th - Court throws out Apple's lawsuit against Microsoft
14th - UAW ends 5 month strike against Caterpillar Inc
14th - UN imposes embargo against Libya takes effect
15th - Billionaire Leona Helmsly is sent to jail for tax evasion
15th - Jay Leno's final appearance as permanent guest host of Tonight
15th - Lincoln Hospital in Bronx loses its accreditation
15th - NY Islander, Al Arbour, coaches most NHL games (1,438)
Actor William ShatnerActor William Shatner 15th - William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame
15th - The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
16th - "Metro" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 13 performances
16th - 1st concrete is poured at new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field)
16th - Afghan president Najibullah resigns
16th - NY Rangers win team record 50th game
16th - The Katina P runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique. 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
18th - Start of South Africa's 1st Test Cricket since 1970 (v WI Bridgetown)
19th - "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" closes at Beaumont NYC after 38 perf
19th - Balki & Mary Ann wed on "Perfect Strangers"
19th - Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Sega Women's Golf Championship
20th - 100th episode of "Murphy Brown" airs
20th - 21st Boston Women's Marathon won by Olga Markova of Russia in 2:23:43
20th - 96th Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:08:14
20th - All star concert in memory of Freddie Mercury held at Wembley Stadium
20th - Expo '92 opens in Seville Spain
20th - Joan Lunden, breaks her left shoulder after being thrown from a horse
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna 20th - Madonna signs $60-million deal with Time Warner
21st - "High Rollers" opens at Helen Hayes theater on Broadway
21st - Mobil Oil tug with 12,000 gallons of oil run aground in Arthur Kill (a tidal strait separating Staten Island, New York City from mainland New Jersey, USA)
21st - Robert Alton Harris is put to death in the California Gas Chamber for 3 murders.
22nd - "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" closes at H Hayes NYC 14 perfs
22nd - 6.0 earthquake in California

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 8 of 8

4th - Alexa Nikolas, American actress
8th - Shelby Young, American actress
13th - Jet Travolta, daughter of John Travolta & Kelly Preston
13th - Emma Degerstedt, American actress
15th - Amy Diamond, Swedish singer
16th - Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, Prince of Luxembourg
24th - Sean Rademaker, actor (Kirkland Harrison-Another World)
27th - James Duke Mason, son of singer Belinda Carlisle & Morgan Mason

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 7 of 7

4th - Comedian Sam Kinison (38) weds Malika Souiri at the Candlelight Chapel in Las Vegas
4th - John Tesh (Entertainment Tonight) marries actress Connie Selleca
5th - Comedian Sam Kenison marries live-in girlfriend Maleeka
11th - Country singer Lee Greenwood weds Miss Tennessee 1989 (Kimberly Payne)
18th - Tennis ace Stefan Edberg marries Annette Olsen in Sweden
24th - Rock star David Bowie (45) weds supermodel Iman (37) in Switzerland
26th - Rapper and record producer Ice Cube (22) weds Kimberly Woodruff

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

12th - Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from singer Lenny Kravitz
13th - Nelson Mandela announces he will seek divorce from Winnie
23rd - British Princess Anne (the Princess Royal) and her 1st husband Captain Mark Phillips divorce after 19 years

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 65 of 65

1st - Juanito, soccer star (Madrid Real 1977-87), dies at 37 in car crash
2nd - Paula Kelly, American big band singer, dies at 72
2nd - Tomisaburo Wakayama, Japanese actor (b. 1929)
3rd - Lloyd "Slim" Andrews, actor (Buf Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies
3rd - Margaret Barker, actress (Fathers & Son), dies of lung cancer at 83
4th - Karl Tunberg, US scriptwriter (Ben Hur), dies
4th - Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-born chess grandmaster, dies at 80
4th - Sy Kramer, singer/comedy writer dies of cancer at 59
4th - Arthur Russell, American cellist (b. 1951)
5th - Anthony "Tony" Papa, big band leader, dies at 65
5th - Sam Walton, Billionaire CEO (Wal-Mart), dies of cancer at 74
5th - Samuel H Reshevsky, Polish/US chess grandmaster, dies at 80
6th - Isaac Asimov, Sci-Fi author (I Robot), dies from kidney failure at 72
6th - Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), dies of Alzheimers at 94
7th - Alix Talton, former Miss Georgia, dies of lung cancer at 72
7th - Clovis Ruffin, fashion designer (T shirt dress), dies of AIDS at 46
7th - Rick Emery, dies after long illness at 39
8th - Nelson Olmstead, dies at 78
8th - Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907)
Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac AsimovAuthor, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov (6th) 9th - Gale McGee, senator (Wyoming, 1959-77), dies at 77
9th - Ruth Hammond, dies in her sleep at 96
10th - Ken Ward, dies at 37
10th - Sam Kinison, loud mouth comedian, dies in a car crash at 38
11th - Adele Dixon, singer/actress (Uneasy Virtue), dies of pneumonia at 83
11th - Eve Merriam, poet (Inner City Mother Goose), dies of cancer at 75
11th - James Brown, actor (Rip-Adv of Rin Tin Tin), dies at 72
11th - Alejandro Obregón, Colombian painter (b. 1920)
12th - Joe Medwick, vocalist, dies at 61
13th - Brian Oulton, dies at 84
13th - Wallace Stegner, novelist (Pulitzer 1972), dies at 84
13th - Walter Stuart Surridge, cricketeer (Capt of Surrey), dies at 74
14th - David Miller, dies of cancer at 82
14th - Sammy Price, US boogie-woogie pianist, dies
16th - Andy Russell, drummer/vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72
Comedian Sam KinisonComedian Sam Kinison (10th) 16th - Frank Killmond, dies at 58
16th - Neville Brand, American actor (Stalag 17), dies of emphysema at 71
17th - Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure
18th - Florence Randall, model/designer (Bill Blass), dies at 54 of cancer
19th - Alice Mary Riley, entertainer, dies of cancer at 51
19th - Frankie Howerd, actor (Carry on Doctor, Up the Front), dies at 70
19th - Pat Thompson, actress (Strictly Ballroom), dies at 51
19th - Robert F Clayton, drummer (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
19th - Robert Paul Haynes, bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
20th - Benny Hill, comedian (Benny Hill Show), dies of a heart attack at 67
20th - Johnny Shines, Delta blues singer/guitarist, dies at 76
21st - Robert Harris, murderer, executed in Calif's gas chamber at 39
21st - Vladimir K Romanov, Grand Duke/Rus pretender to the throne, dies at 74
22nd - Billy Wayne White, murderer, executed in Texas at 34
22nd - Joop [Joseph] van Santen, Dutch 1st Chamber member (CPN), dies
22nd - Youcca Troubatzkoy, actress (Flower of the Night), dies
23rd - Deron Johnson, 1965 NL run leader, dies of cancer at 53
23rd - Satyajit Ray, Indian director (Distant Thunder/Agantuk), dies at 70
23rd - Victoria Kellem Lederman, model, dies of amyloidosis at 52
25th - Brian Macleod, Canadian musician, dies of cancer at 39
25th - Dany [Daniel S] Tuijnman, Dutch min of traffic & water, dies at 77
25th - Panos Christi, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 54
25th - Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese rock artist, dies at 26 of pulmonary edema
26th - Alberta Vaughn, actress (Wild Horse, Silver Devil), dies at 87
26th - Clyde Hartley, entertainer, dies at 68
27th - Olivier Messiaen, French composer, dies at 83
28th - Francis Bacon, Irish/British abstract painter, dies at 82
28th - Olivier Messiaen, French composer (St Francois d'Assise), dies at 83
28th - Iceberg Slim, American writer (b. 1918)
29th - Mae Clarke, actress (Public Enemy, Frankenstein), dies at 84
30th - Daan van Driel, Dutch cartoonist/WWII resist fighter (Trouw), dies

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