1992 – Nineteen years ago

January 1 – George H. W. Bush becomes the first U.S. President to address the Australian Parliament.

January 8 – George H. W. Bush is televised falling violently ill at a state dinner in Japan, vomiting into the lap of Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa and fainting.

January 26 – Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons.

March 18 – White South Africans vote in favour of political reforms which will end the apartheid regime and create a power-sharing multi-racial government.

April 6 – Isaac Asimov, Russian-born author (b. 1920) dies

April 20 – Benny Hill, British comedian and actor (b. 1924) dies

May 6 – Marlene Dietrich, German actress (b. 1901) dies

May 9 – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, adopted in New York on 9 May 1992.

May 9 –  Whaleoil married Spanish Bride in Auckland

May 25 – In Australia, Lindy Chamberlain receives compensation for wrongful conviction on murder charges.

June 1 – Venezuelan revolutionary Carlos (the Jackal) is sentenced to life imprisonment.

July 13 – Yitzhak Rabin becomes prime minister of Israel.

July 20 – Václav Havel resigns as president of Czechoslovakia.

August 5  – Robert Muldoon, former Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1921) dies

October 4 – Denny Hulme, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1936) dies

October 31 – Pope John Paul II issues an apology, and lifts the edict of the Inquisition against Galileo Galilei.

November 18 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin releases the flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of KAL 007, shot down by the Soviets in 1983. In 1983 I was in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France when the news of this hit.

November 23 – Miley Cyrus, American actress and singer was born

November 24 – Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom describes this year as an Annus Horribilis (horrible year), due to various scandals damaging the image of the Royal Family, as well as the Windsor Castle fire.

December 9 – Prince Charles and Princess Diana publicly announce their separation.

The number one single of 1992 was I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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