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1992 Historical Event(s)
- February 1, 1992 – The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal court declares Warren Anderson, ex-CEO of Union Carbide, a fugitive under Indian law for failing to appear in the Bhopal Disaster case.
- February 4, 1992 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- March 13, 1992 – An earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey.
- March 22, 1992 – USAir Flight 405 crashes shortly after liftoff from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, leading to a number of studies into the effect that ice has on aircraft.
- April 9, 1992 – A U.S. Federal Court finds former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drug and racketeering charges. He is sentenced to 30 years in prison.
- April 29, 1992 – Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
- July 14, 1992 – 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz beginning the Open Source Operating System Revolution. Linus Torvalds releases his Linux soon afterwards.
- July 23, 1992 – Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia.
- July 31, 1992 – Thai Airways International Flight 311 crashes into a mountain north of Kathmandu, Nepal killing all 113 people on board.
- October 4, 1992 – El Al Flight 1862: an El Al Boeing 747-258F crashes into two apartment buildings in Amsterdam, killing 43 including 39 on the ground.
Who Were Born On 1992?
- February 12, 1992 – Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, prince of Bahrain (d. 2006)
- April 15, 1992 – Amy Diamond, Swedish singer
- April 24, 1992 – Doc Shaw, American child actor
- April 27, 1992 – Allison Iraheta, American singer
- May 20, 1992 – Cate Campbell, Australian swimmer
- May 29, 1992 – Gregg Sulkin, British Actor
- June 6, 1992 – Hyuna, Korean singer (4minute)
- July 23, 1992 – Amanda Wilson, English singer
- October 17, 1992 – Sam Concepcion, Filipino performer and actor
- October 31, 1992 – Vanessa Marano, American actress