Today in History for January 1992

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 75 of 75

1st - Bush is 1st US president to address Australian Parliament
1st - Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
1st - Europe breaks down trade barriers
1st - International Space Year begins
1st - NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
1st - The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union.
2nd - Test debut of Shane Warne, v India at Sydney
3rd - 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter
3rd - Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* v India at Sydney
4th - 8th largest wrestling crowd (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
5th - "6 Degrees of Separation" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 496 perf
5th - "Crucible" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 32 performances
5th - "On Borrowed Time" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 99 perfs
5th - "Peter Pan" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
5th - Ravi Shastri scores 206 at SCG before being Warne's 1st crick Test wkt
6th - NY Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul
6th - Robert Schenkkan's "Kentucky Cycle," premieres in LA
6th - Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG
6th - Shane Warne takes 1-150 in his 1st Test innings
6th - The US Government urges doctors to stop using silicone breast implants, outlining the health effects
7th - AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499)
7th - Last day of Test cricket for Imran Khan
7th - Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
US President George H. W. BushUS President George H. W. Bush 8th - George Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap
9th - Alison Halford, Britain's most senior policewoman, is suspended after allegations of misconduct
10th - 8th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
11th - Algeria's Pres Chadli announces his resignation
11th - Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa
11th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi
12th - 13th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the Persian Gulf War
12th - Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished
12th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman
12th - Algeria's general elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the 1st round
12th - A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali.
13th - Excavation of new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) begins
Serial Killer Jeffrey DahmerSerial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer 13th - US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane
13th - Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
15th - Bulgaria recognizes Macedonia
15th - Cleaning woman finds intimate photos of Sarah Ferguson with US man
15th - Supreme Court rules 5-3 that Joseph Doherty isn't entitled to asylum
16th - "Two Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances
17th - Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)
18th - 43rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 10-6 at Phila
18th - 49th Golden Globes
18th - Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident
NHL Goal Scorer Brett HullNHL Goal Scorer Brett Hull 18th - NHL All Star Game - Campbell-10, Wales-6 (Brett Hull, MVP) at Philadelphia
19th - "City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances
19th - Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
19th - IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
19th - Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
19th - Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
20th - Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
20th - Score begins selling international soccer cards
21st - Bill Cowher becomes the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, becoming only the second head coach of the team since 1970 (Chuck Noll)
NFL Head Coach Bill CowherNFL Head Coach Bill Cowher 21st - UN serves Libya a resolution to hand over intelligence agents accused of two airliner bombings
22nd - Princess Sarah Ferguson wears paper bag over her head on airline ride
22nd - Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) launches into space
22nd - Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.
23rd - "Visit" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
25th - 66th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats M Fernandez (62 63)
25th - Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41"
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica SelesTennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles 25th - Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264
26th - "Little Hotel on the Side" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 41 perfs
26th - 80th Australian Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats S Edberg (63 36 64 62)
26th - Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect
26th - Super Bowl XXVI: Wash Red Skins beat Buffalo Bills, 37-24 in Minn Super Bowl MVP: Mark Rypien, Washington, QB
27th - "Crazy He Calls Me" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 7 perfs
27th - 19th American Music Award: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win
27th - Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 27th - Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty)
27th - Presidential candidate Bill Clinton (D) & Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair
28th - Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 v India at Adelaide
28th - Stan Hansen beats Jumbo Tsuruta to win All Japan Triple Crown
30th - Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) lands
31st - MTA raised tolls on most NYC bridges from $2.50 to $3.00

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4

1st - Jack Wilshere, English footballer
12th - Mao Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol
19th - Logan Lerman, American child actor
19th - Shawn Johnson, American Gymnastics Champion

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

MLB Outfielder Sammy SosaMLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa (13th) 13th - MLB baseball right fielder Sammy Sosa (23) weds Sonia Rodriguez
18th - Actress Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) marries Dr Peter Hui

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 63 of 63

1st - Constantin Poustochkine, jazz critic, dies
1st - Corky Geil, dancer, dies in Long Beach CA at 64
1st - Ginette Leclerc, actress (Baker's Wife), dies at 79
1st - Grace Hopper, computer scientist, dies at 85
1st - Hette G Abma, vicar/Dutch MP (SGP), dies
1st - Mike Frankovich, US producer (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies
2nd - Virginia Field, actress (Dream Girl), dies of cancer at 74
3rd - Anthony Del Casino, band leader (Charlie Barnet Band), dies at 79
3rd - Judith Anderson, actress (Star Trek 3), dies of pneumonia at 93
3rd - Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies
3rd - Lewis Michael Friedman, pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS
3rd - Radomiro Tomic, Chilean president (1970), dies
4th - Earl Colbert, entertainer, dies
4th - William Walker, stuntman/actor (Our Man Flint), dies at 74
6th - Avon Jaeger Hill, entertainer, dies of cancer at 44
6th - Elaine McKenna, Australian actress (Peg Martin-Cell Block H), dies
7th - Jhean Burton, entertainer, dies
7th - Richard Hunt, puppeteer/actor (Muppet Movie), dies of AIDS at 40
8th - Abderrahim Bouabid, Morroco prime secretary (1972), dies
8th - Johnny [Jan] Meijer, Dutch king of accordians (Body & Soul), dies
8th - Menachim Begin, Israeli PM, dies at 78 of a heart attack
9th - Steve Brodie, actor (Desperate, Bodyguard), dies of cancer at 72
9th - William JF "Bill" Naughton, Irish/Brit playwright (Alfie), dies at 81
10th - Barbara Couper, British actress (Last Days of Dolwyn), dies at 89
10th - Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (b. 1919)
12th - Harry van Doorn, Dutch MP (KVP/KRO-chairman/PPR/CRM), dies at 76
12th - Walt Morey, US children's book writer (Gentle Ben), dies at 84
13th - Josef Neckermann, German founder mail-order firm/travel bureau, dies
13th - Yvonne Bryceland, actress (Road to Mecca), dies of cancer at 66
14th - Hari Rhodes, actor (Earth II, Detroit 9000), dies at 59
15th - Dee Murray, English bassist (b. 1946)
16th - Roselle Novelle, silent film actress, dies at 95
17th - Bill Walker, actor (Big Mo, Mask, Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 95
17th - Charlie Ventura, jazz sax (Bop for the people), dies at 75 of cancer
17th - Dorothy Alison, actress (Maggie, 3rd Key, Long Arm), dies
17th - Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner (b. 1915)
18th - John Remme, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 56
18th - Tom Elios, entertainer, dies
20th - Muhammad Abd al-Khaliq Hassuna, sec-gen of Arab League (1952-72), dies
21st - William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/pianist, dies at 81
22nd - A J Antoon, director (That Championship Season), dies at 47
22nd - Ali Amini, PM of Iran (1961-62), dies
23rd - Freddie Bartholomew, child actor (Kidnapped), dies of emphysema at 67
23rd - Ian Wolfe, actor (Houdini, THX-1138, Homebodies), dies at 95
23rd - Simon Brand, South African banker/adviser to Pres De Klerk, dies
24th - Charles Moulin, French actor (French Tarzan), dies
24th - John Bleifer, actor (Highway to Heaven), dies at 90
24th - Tina Chow, model, dies of AIDs at 41
24th - Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (b. 1950)
25th - John Touchstone, actor (Across Five Aprils), dies of cirrhosis at 59
25th - Mahmoud Riad, sec-gen of Arab League (1972-79), dies
25th - Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, dies at 70
25th - Vernon William Reed Sr, singer, dies after a long illness at 73
26th - José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor/director (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 80
26th - Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet, dies at 63
27th - Francesca Primus, columnist (Back Stage), dies at 45
27th - Gene Harris, entertainer, dies after long illness
27th - Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Brit actress (Eliza Dolittle), dies at 101
28th - Clark Tippet, dancer/choreographer, dies at 37
28th - Nahman Avigad, Isr archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), dies at 86
29th - Willie Dixon, blues composer (I'm a Man, Backdoor Man), dies at 76
NFL Offensive Lineman Mel HeinNFL Offensive Lineman Mel Hein (31st) 31st - Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants), dies of stomach cancer at 82
31st - Wim van Heumen, field hockey coach (Netherlands), dies at 63

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