1992 in History – What happened in year 1992

In history, year 1992 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1992.

Know what happened in 1992:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 OctoberIn response to a prison riot, military police stormed theCarandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil, killing at least 100prisoners.
02 September An estimated magnitude 7.2 earthquake off the coast of thecoast of Nicaragua was the first tsunami earthquake to be captured onmodern broadband seismic networks.
04 DecemberU.S. President George H. W. Bush ordered American troops intoSomalia to help provide humanitarian aid and restore order during theongoing Somali Civil War.
05 AprilBosnian War-Unidentified gunmen killed two people while firing upon a large crowd of anti-war protesters in Sarajevo, marking the start of the four-year-long Siege of Sarajevo.
08 AprilAmerican tennis player Arthur Ashe announced that he had contracted HIV from blood transfusions; he would spend the remainder of his life as an AIDS activist.
09 MayAn underground methane explosion at the Westray Mine occurredin Plymouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, killing all 26 coal miners who wereworking at the time.
12 AprilDisneyland Paris, the first Walt Disney Park in Europe, opened in the Paris suburb of Marne-la-Vallée.
12 OctoberA 5.8 MB earthquake struck south of Cairo, Egypt, killing 545people.
16 November In Suffolk, England, an amateur metal detectorist found thelargest hoard of Roman gold, silver and bronze coins from the latefourth and early fifth centuries ever discovered within the former RomanEmpire.
20 July Czechoslovak President Václav Havel resigned, saying that hewould not preside over the country's breakup.
21 AprilRadio astronomers Aleksander Wolszczan and Dale Frail announced the discovery of two planets orbiting the pulsar PSR 1257+12, the first definitive detection of extrasolar planets.
21 AugustUnited States Marshals engaged a fugitive in a shootout at RubyRidge, Idaho, beginning a twelve-day siege.
24 AugustHurricane Andrew made landfall in South Florida, the third mostpowerful Category 5 system to hit the United States during the 20thcentury.
25 FebruaryNagorno-Karabakh War-Armenian armed forces killed 613 ethnic Azerbaijani civilians from the town of Khojali in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.
27 OctoberU.S. Navy Petty Officer Allen R. Schindler, Jr. was killed inSasebo, Nagasaki, Japan, a victim of a hate crime for being gay,sparking a national debate that led to the establishment of the U.S.armed forces' 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy.
29 DecemberPresident of Brazil Fernando Collor de Mello resigned in anattempt to stop his impeachment proceedings from continuing, but theSenate of Brazil continued anyway, finding him guilty.
29 DecemberPresident of Brazil Fernando Collor de Mello resigned in anattempt to stop his impeachment proceedings from continuing, but theSenate of Brazil continued anyway, finding him guilty.
13 NovemberThe High Court of Australia ruled in Dietrich v The Queen thatalthough there is no absolute right to have publicly funded counsel, inmost circumstances a judge should grant any request for an adjournmentor stay when an accused is unrepresented.
23 NovemberIBM introduced the Simon (pictured), a handheld, touchscreenmobile phone and PDA that is considered the first smartphone.
17 OctoberHaving gone to the wrong house for a Halloween party, Japaneseexchange student Yoshihiro Hattori was shot and killed by the homeownerin Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US.
24 SeptemberAmerican man Oba Chandler was arrested for the murder of threewomen in Tampa Bay, Florida, after a three-year-long manhunt.
13 MayLi Hongzhi introduced Falun Gong in a public lecture inChangchun, Jilin province, China.
10 AprilNagorno-Karabakh War-At least 40 Armenian civilians weremassacred in Maraga, Azerbaijan.
03 DecemberDuring extreme weather conditions, the oil tanker Aegean Searan aground off the coast of Galicia, Spain, spilling 67,000 tonnes of light crude oil.
04 AugustYohei Kono, Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan, issued a formalapology for forcing women into sexual slavery during World War II.
04 February Venezuelan Army Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chávez failed in hisattempt to overthrow the government of Carlos Andrés Pérez.
17 JulyQueen Elizabeth II officially opened the Manchester Metrolink,a light rail system in Greater Manchester, England.
19 JulyA car bomb killed anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino and fivepolicemen in Palermo, Italy, less than two months after the murder ofhis friend and colleague Giovanni Falcone.
20 January Air Inter Flight 148 crashed into the Vosges Mountains whilecircling to land at Strasbourg Airport near Strasbourg, France,resulting in 87 deaths.
21 AprilRadio astronomers Aleksander Wolszczan and Dale Frail announcedthe discovery of two planets orbiting the pulsar PSR B1257+12, thefirst definitive detection of exoplanets.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1992:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 DecemberMasahudu Alhassan / Footballer / Ghana
05 JuneEmily Seebohm / Swimmer / Australia
05 JuneJoazhiño Arroe / Footballer / Peru
07 AugustAdam Yates / Cyclist / United Kingdom
07 January Tohu Harris / Rugby Player / New Zealand
07 MayAlexander Ludwig / Actor / Canada
07 OctoberMookie Betts / Baseball Player / United States of America
14 OctoberAhmed Musa / Footballer / Nigeria
16 AugustDiego Schwartzman / Tennis Player / Argentina
17 DecemberJoshua Ingram / Drummer / Canada
19 MayMichele Camporese / Footballer / Italy
20 MayCate Campbell / Swimmer / Australia
20 NovemberMaiha Ishimura / Actress / Japan
24 JulyMikaël Kingsbury / Skier / Canada
26 AprilAaron Judge / Baseball Player / United States of America
27 February Ty Dillon / Racing Car Driver / United States of America
27 February Filip Krajinović / Tennis Player / Serbia
28 SeptemberKōko Tsurumi / Gymnast / Japan
28 AugustMax Collins / Actress / United States of America
31 MayMichaël Bournival / Ice Hockey Player / Canada

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1992:

YearName / Profession / Country
13 JuneDisha Patani / Actress / India
05 NovemberAthiya Shetty / Actress / India
NA DecemberIshita Sharma / Actress / India
15 AugustBaskaran Adhiban / Chess Player / India
25 JulyKocheril Raman Narayanan / Politician / India
20 NovemberAditi Chauhan / Football Player / India
15 OctoberBikram Singh / Soldier / India
11 NovemberDisha Parmar / Actress / India
31 JulyKiara Advani / Actress / India

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