Today in History for October 1992

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 74 of 74

1st - "Oba Oba '93" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 22 performances
1st - Cartoon Cable Network premieres
1st - Greater Pittsburgh International Airport opens
1st - Ross Perot re-enters US presidental race
2nd - VP Itamar Franco becomes pres of Brazil
2nd - The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil.
3rd - Atlanta Braves win franchise record 98th game (old record 95 in 1957)
3rd - Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV
3rd - Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live
3rd - Toronto Blue Jays win AL East title
4th - "Anna Karenina" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 perfs
4th - "Real Inspector Hound" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 perfs
4th - 1st time AL East & West champs have same record (96-66)-Tor & Oak
Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'ConnorSinger-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor 4th - 2nd Solheim Cup: Europe beats US, 11½-6½ at Dalmahoy CC Scotland
4th - El Al cargo plane crashes at Amsterdam Bijlmer, 43 die
4th - Miami Dolphin Louis Oliver returns record tying interception 103 yards
4th - The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.
5th - 1st overturn of a George Bush veto (cable bill)
5th - NY senator Alphonse D'Mato fillerbusters for 15 hours 20 mins
5th - US Air goes on strike
7th - Tampa Bay Lightning become 1st NHL expansion team to win opener (7-2)
8th - Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott
US President George H. W. BushUS President George H. W. Bush 8th - Ottawa Senators 1st NHL game
8th - Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus
9th - Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to NY
9th - A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu
10th - Floriade (Flower Show) closes at Hague, Netherlands
11th - 1First 3-way US presidential debate (Bush-Clinton-Perot)
11th - Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)
11th - Toronto down 6-1 in 7th beats A's 7-6 in 11th in AL playoff
NFL Legend Deion SandersNFL Legend Deion Sanders 12th - 5.8 earthquake at Cairo (at least 510 die)
12th - Arecibo radio telescope begins Microwave search for occupied planets
12th - Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF Heavyweight title
12th - Expo '92 closes in Seville Spain
12th - Howard Stern radio show premieres in Albany NY (WQBK 103.5 & 103.9 FM)
12th - Microwave Observing Project begins (seeking alien life)
12th - Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception
14th - Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates in 7 games for NL pennant
14th - Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant
15th - Charles Taylor launches an offensive against Monrovia Liberia
15th - Howard Stern radio show begins broadcasting on WLUP-AM, Chicago
15th - NYC Subway motorman Robert Ray convicted of manslaughter in death of 5 riders, when he fell asleep drunk while in control of train
Comedian and Television Host David LettermanComedian and Television Host David Letterman 16th - 1,700th David Letterman Show
16th - 1964 "Gilligan's Island" TV pilot 1st shown on TV (TBS)
17th - 1st World Series with non-US team, Toronto loses 3-1 to Braves
18th - "Oba Oba '93" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 22 performances
18th - 1st non-US team to win a World Series Game; Toronto 5, Atlanta 4
18th - 6.6 earthquake hits Colombia with no fatalities
18th - Phila Eagle Randall Cunningham sets NFL QB scramble record of 3,683
18th - Start of Zimbabwe's 1st Test match, v India at Harare
20th - 1st World Series game outside of US - Toronto beats Atlanta
20th - David Houghton scores Zimbabwe's 1st Test hundred (121 v India, debut)
20th - Mr Johnson surrenders Monrovia, Liberia & is exiled to Nigeria
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna 21st - Madonna's book "Sex" goes on sale
22nd - Atlanta, becomes 1st US team to win a World Series game out of US
22nd - Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) launches into space
22nd - Wendy Wasserstein's "Sisters Rosensweig" premieres in NYC
23rd - Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil.
24th - Toronto Blue Jays beat Atl Braves, 4 games to 2, in 88th World Series
25th - "Dancing at Lughnasa" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 421 perfs
25th - "Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 245 performances
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon 25th - Rene Lachemann hired as Fla Marlins 1st manager
25th - Lithuania holds a referendum on its first post-Soviet constitution.
26th - The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
26th - London Ambulance Service thrown into chaos after implementation of new CAD (Computer Aided Despatch system) which failed.
27th - Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies
27th - Fox is to launch Tuesday night network TV, rescheduled to Decemeber
27th - Great Britain issues postage stamp on 100th anniversary of Tolkien
27th - 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
28th - Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!
30th - MTA begins installing automated fare collection turnstiles
31st - Don Keller makes his 18,000th sky diver
Astronomer & Physicist Galileo GalileiAstronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei 31st - Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years
31st - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: A P Indy, Fraise, Gilded Time, Liza, Lure, Paseana, Thirty Slews at Gulfstream Park

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 9 of 9

6th - Rhyon Nicole Brown, American actress
9th - Tyler James Williams, American actor
11th - Sarah Cannon, daughter of singer Amy Grant
12th - Taylor Horn, American singer and actress
12th - Josh Hutcherson, American actor
14th - Savannah Outen, American singer/songwriter
15th - Vincent Martella, American actor
17th - Sam Concepcion, Filipino performer and actor
22nd - Sofia Vassilieva, American actress

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 5

3rd - LeVar Burton weds Stephanie Cozart
44th US President Barack Obama44th US President Barack Obama (3rd) 3rd - Future US President Barack Obama (31) weds fellow lawyer Michelle Robinson (28)
10th - Actress Ally Sheedy weds actor David Lansbury
10th - Actress Heather Thomas weds entertainment lawyer Skip Brittenham
16th - Author J. K. Rowling (27) weds Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 50 of 50

1st - Bruce Vorhauer, inventor (Today contraceptive sponge), suicide at 50
1st - Harry Milton Ray, singer/actor (Avanti!), dies of stroke at 45
4th - Itzhak Fuks, El Al captain, crashes in Bijlmer Netherlands
4th - Laurie Anders, singer, dies of cancer
4th - Ohad Arnon, El Al captain, crashes in Bijlmer Netherlands
5th - Cornelis Berkhouwer, Dutch MP (VVD), dies
5th - Eddie Kendricks, singer (Temptations), dies of lung cancer at 52
5th - Paul Acket, organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz Festival), dies
6th - Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (great leggie, 774 wickets at 16 60), dies
6th - Denholm Elliott, English actor (Raiders of Lost Ark), dies at 70
7th - Allan Bloom, author (Closing of the American Mind), dies at 62
7th - Ed Blackwell, US jazz drummer (Quartet), dies
7th - Tevfik Esenç, last known speaker of Ubykh (b. 1904)
8th - Willy Brandt, chancellor of West Germany (1969-74), dies of cancer at 78
10th - James Seay, actor (Amazing Colossal Man), dies at 78
11th - Theo Wolvencamp, painter (Cobra), dies
11th - Willem RJ Wittkampf, journalist/writer (Liner, Cannon), dies
12th - Alexander Pola, [Abraham Polak], actor/writer (Farce Major), dies
12th - John Hancock, actor (LA Law, Love & War), dies of a heart attack at 51
12th - Ulysses Guimaraes, Brazilian MP (chairman), dies in accident
13th - Hughes Rudd, news anchor (CBS Morning News), dies of aneurysm at 71
13th - James Marshall, illustrator/author (The Stupids), dies at 50
15th - Dorothy Helen Baker, mother of Diane Baker, dies at 78
16th - Shirley Booth, actress (Hazel), dies of natural causes at 94
17th - Ton Hasebos, cameraman/TV director (Gnome Hasebos), dies
17th - Herman Johannes, Indonesian professor, scientist and politician (b. 1912)
19th - Cleavon Little, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies at 53
19th - Gert Nastian, general & companion of Petra Kelly, found dead at 69
19th - Maurice le Roux, French conductor/composer (Contes immoraux), dies
19th - Petra Kelly, founder (German Green Party), found dead at 44
20th - Orton Chirwa, Malawi's lawyer/Justice minister, dies in captivity
21st - Jackson Weaver, voice of Smokey the Bear, dies of diabetes
21st - Jim Garrison, Louisiana DA (investigate JFK assassination), dies at 70
21st - Jim Garrison, American attorney (b. 1921)
22nd - Cleavon Little, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies of colon cancer at 53
22nd - Red Barber, sportscaster (Dodgers, Yankees), dies at 84
23rd - Kees Spermon, Dutch painter/graphic artist, dies
24th - Alexander V Van de Wall Bake, staff leader/gov KMA Breda, dies
24th - Laurie Colwin, novelist (Happy All the Time), dies at 48
25th - Adelino Da Palma Carlos, PM of Portugal (1974), dies
Country Singer Roger MillerCountry Singer Roger Miller (25th) 25th - Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road), dies at 56
26th - Dottie Green, female baseball player (Peaches), dies of cancer at 71
26th - Jerome Andrews, US/French dancer/choreographer, dies
26th - Laurel Cronin, actor (Beethoven, Housesitter), dies of cancer at 53
27th - Roy Marshall, cricketer (143 runs for WI, 35725 runs overall), dies
27th - David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)
28th - Joan Maloney Rio, dancer, dies of cancer at 57
29th - Adrienne Canivez, wife of Victor of Vriesland, dies
29th - Kenneth MacMillan, British choreographer (Manon, Judas Tree), dies
30th - Joan Mitchell, American painter and printmaker dies of cancer aged 67

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