1888 ) December 2 Michael Gothard, British actor (b.
3 The Bosnian independence referendum was held from February 29March 1, in which the préfecture recrutement sans concours majority of the Bosniak and Bosnian Croat communities, boycotted by the Bosnian Serbs, voted for the Yugoslav republic's independence.
1892 ) November 4 November 5 Jan Oort, Dutch astronomer (b.
January 15 The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia begins to break.
January 11 Singer Paul Simon is the first major artist to tour South Africa after the end of the cultural boycott.April 29 Los Angeles riots : The acquittal of four police officers in the Rodney King beating criminal trial triggers massive rioting in Los Angeles.8 October 23 Emperor of Japan Akihito begins the first imperial visit of China, telling a Beijing audience he felt deep sorrow for the suffering of the Chinese people during World War.1909 ) February edit February 2 Bert Parks, American game show host (b.August 18 Prime Minister of the United Kingdom John Major announces the creation of the Iraqi no-fly zones.October 6 Lennart Meri becomes the first President of Estonia after regaining independence.
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February 14 Ukraine and four other nations in the Commonwealth of Independent States reject Russia's proposal to maintain unified armed forces.
1898 ) February 22 Sudirman Arshad, Malaysian singer and songwriter (b.
May edit May 1 Lithuania introduces its new currency, the talonas.
1877 ) February 27 Algirdas Julien Greimas, French-Lithuanian literary scientist (b.September 28 Law enforcement officials in the United States, Colombia, and Italy announce that they have arrested more than 165 people on money laundering charges related to cocaine trafficking.1911 ) February 8 February 10 Alex Haley, American author (b.1914 ) February 3 February 4 Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish model (b.July 9 Bill Clinton announces his selection of Al Gore as his running mate in the 1992.S.December 29 Brazil's president Fernando Collor de Mello is found guilty on charges that he stole more than 32 million from the government, preventing him from holding any elected office for eight years.
May 17 Protests begin in Bangkok, Thailand, against the government of General Suchinda Kraprayoon, sparking a bloody crackdown.