This article is about the year 1992. For the number see 1992 (number)
1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year that started on a Wednesday. In the Gregorian calendar, it was the 1992nd year of Anno Domini, or of the Common Era; the 992nd year of the 2nd millennium; the 92nd year of the 20th century; and the 3rd of the 1990s. The year 1992 was designated as the "International Space Year" by the United Nations.
- January 1
- January 2 – President of Russia Boris Yeltsin ends price controls, resulting in prices of some goods and services becoming 3 to 5 times more expensive.
- January 6 – The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is proclaimed by the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh.
- January 7 – The Yugoslav Air Force downs a helicopter, killing five military observers from the European Community.
- 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 9 – Bosnian Serbs declare their own republic within Bosnia and Herzegovina, in protest of the decision by Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats to seek EC recognition.
- January 11
- January 12 – The second round of Algeria's general elections is cancelled when the first round is favorable to the Islamic Salvation Front.
- January 13 – Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
- January 15 – The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia begins to break up. Slovenia and Croatia gain independence and international recognition in some Western countries.
- January 16 – El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign a pact in Mexico City ending a 12-year civil war that claimed at least 75,000 lives.
- January 18 – In Nairobi, Kenya, more than 100,000 attend protests demanding an end to one-party rule by the Kenya African National Union.
- January 19 – The Bulgarian presidential election is won by Zhelyu Zhelev, leader of the Union of Democratic Forces.
- January 20 – Cuba executes Eduardo Diaz Betancourt, who was found guilty of sabotage and terrorism.
- January 21 – Faced with decreased military spending, United Technologies Corporation announces it will eliminate 13,900 jobs by 1993.
- January 22
- January 24
- January 26
- January 27
- January 30 – North Korea signs an accord with the International Atomic Energy Agency allowing for international inspections of North Korea's nuclear power plants.
- January 31 – The heads of state of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and of most of the temporary members, meet in New York City to discuss the new world order in the post-Cold War world.
- February 1
- February 4 – In Venezuela, Hugo Chávez leads an unsuccessful coup attempt against President of Venezuela Carlos Andrés Pérez.
- February 6 – The United States Senate approves a measure calling for the faster phase-out of chlorofluorocarbons under the revised Montreal Protocol; the phase-out is scheduled to be completed by 2000.
- February 7 – The Maastricht Treaty is signed, founding the European Union.
- February 8 – The opening ceremony for the 1992 Winter Olympics is held in Albertville, France.
- February 9 – Algerian Civil War: The government of Algeria declares a state of emergency and begins a crackdown on the Islamic Salvation Front.
- February 10 – Boxer Mike Tyson, the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, is found guilty of raping 18-year-old Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, by a jury in Indianapolis. On March 26, he was sentenced to six years in prison.
- February 11 – An F-16 jet crashes into a residential district of Hengelo, the Netherlands; no casualties are reported.
- February 14 – Ukraine and four other nations in the Commonwealth of Independent States reject Russia's proposal to maintain unified armed forces. Ukraine, Moldova, and Azerbaijan announce they will go ahead with plans to create their own armed forces.
- February 16 – In Lebanon, Israeli helicopter gun ships assassinate Abbas al-Musawi, the leader of Hezbollah, and his son, in retaliation for a February 14 raid that killed three Israeli soldiers.
- February 17 – A court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin sentences serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer to life in prison.
- February 18
- February 21 – The United Nations Security Council approves Resolution 743 to send a UNPROFOR peacekeeping force to Yugoslavia.
- February 23 – The closing ceremony of the 1992 Winter Olympics is held in Albertville.
- February 25 – February 26 – 613 Azerbaijani civilians are massacred in Khojaly.
- February 26 – The Supreme Court of Ireland rules that a 14-year-old rape victim may travel to England to have an abortion.
- March 1 – The first victims of the Bosnian War are a Serb groom's father and an Orthodox Priest in a Sarajevo shooting. A majority of the Bosniak and Bosnian Croat communities vote for Bosnian independence.
- March 3 – Turkey's worst coal mine disaster leaves 263 dead near Zonguldak.
- March 4 – the Supreme Court of Algeria bans the Islamic Salvation Front, which was poised to win control of the Parliament of Algeria in runoff elections.
- March 9 – The People's Republic of China ratifies the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
- March 10 – Following Super Tuesday voting, Bill Clinton is declared the likely winner of the Democratic Party presidential primaries.
- March 11 – Manuel de Dios Unanue, former editor of El Diario La Prensa, is slain in a restaurant in Queens after having received death threats from the Colombian drug cartels.
- March 12 – Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
- March 13 – In eastern Turkey, an earthquake registering a surface wave magnitude of 6.8, kills over 500.
- March 16 – President Russia announces the creation of a separate Russian army, leading to questions about the viability of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
- 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.
- March 19
- March 22
- March 24 - The Open Skies Treaty is signed in Helsinki, Finland to establish a program of unarmed survelliance flights over the 34 member states. It will go into effect on January 1, 2002.
- March 25
- The International Atomic Energy Agency orders Iraq to destroy an industrial complex at Al Atheer that was being used to manufacture nuclear weapons.
- Pakistan won Cricket World Cup for very first time beating England and became Cricket Champion.
- March 29 – In France, police arrest three men believed to be planning a Basque separatist terrotist attack at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
- March 31 – The Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act of Singapore comes into force.
- April 5
- April 7 – The United States recognizes the independence of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Slovenia. The European Community also recognizes Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- April 9
- April 10 – A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes in the Baltic Exchange in the City of London; 3 are killed, 91 injured.
- April 12 – The Euro Disney Resort officially opens with its theme park Euro Disneyland. The resort and its park's name were subsequently changed to Disneyland Paris.
- April 13 – Roermond, the Netherlands, is rocked by an earthquake along the Peel Fault.
- April 15 – The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
- April 16 – President of Afghanistan Mohammad Najibullah is ousted and detained by Muslim rebels moving towards Kabul, setting the stage for the civil war in Afghanistan (1992–1996).
- April 20
- April 21 – The death of Grand Duke Vladimir Cyrillovich of Russia results in a succession dispute between Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia and Vladimir's daughter Maria for the leadership of the Imperial Family of Russia.
- April 22 – Fuel that leaked into a sewer explodes in Guadalajara, Mexico; 215 are killed, 1,500 injured.
- April 27 – Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman elected Speaker of the British House of Commons.
- April 28 – The two remaining constituent republics of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia – Serbia and Montenegro – form a new state, named the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (after 2003, Serbia and Montenegro), bringing to an end the official union of Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, Montenegrins, Bosnian Muslims and Macedonians that existed from 1918 (with the exception of the period during World War II).
- April 29 – Los Angeles riots: Acquittal of four police officers in the Rodney King beating criminal trial triggers massive rioting in Los Angeles. The riots will last for six days resulting in 53 deaths and over a $1 billion in damages before order is restored.
- August 3-August 4 – Millions of black South Africans participate in a general strike called by the African National Congress to protest the lack of progress in negotiations with the government of President of South Africa F. W. de Klerk.
- August 6 – President Bush urges the United Nations to approve a military intervention in Bosnia and Hercegovina.
- August 10 – The UK government bans the Ulster Defence Association, a loyalist paramilitary organisation that had been legal for 20 years.
- August 12 – Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce that a deal has been reached on the North American Free Trade Agreement; the deal will be formally signed on December 17, 1992.
- August 17 – The 1992 Republican National Convention convenes in Houston.
- August 18 – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom John Major announces the creation of the Iraqi no-fly zones.
- August 20 – Kristiansund's connection to the mainland of Norway, Krifast, opens.
- August 21 – August 22 – Events at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, are sparked by a Federal Marshal surveillance team, resulting in the death of a Marshal, Sam Weaver and his dog and the next day the wounding of Randy Weaver, the death of his wife Vicki and the wounding of Kevin Harris.
- August 23 – Hurricane Andrew attains Category 5 status on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale, and at 2100 UTC hits Eleuthera and the Bahama Banks.
- August 24 – A special commission in Brazil concludes that there is sufficient evidence to begin impeachment proceedings against President of Brazil Fernando Collor de Mello, finding he had accepted millions of dollars worth of illegal payments from business interests.
- August 24 – August 28 – Hurricane Andrew hits south Florida and dissipates over the Tennessee valley when it merges with a storm system; 23 are killed.
- August 29 – In Rostock, Germany, tens of thousands rally to protest neo-Nazi attacks on refugees and immigrants begun on August 22.
- August 30 – The 11-day Ruby Ridge standoff ends with Randy Weaver surrendering to federal authorities.
- October 1
- October 2 – A riot breaks out in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil, resulting in the Carandiru Massacre.
- October 3 – After performing a song protesting alleged child abuse by the Catholic Church, Sinéad O'Connor rips up a photo of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live, causing huge controversy, leading the switchboards at NBC to ring off the hook.
- October 4
- October 6 – Lennart Meri becomes the first president of newly independent Estonia.
- October 7 – In Peru, Shining Path leader Abimael Guzmán is convicted of treason and sentenced to life in prison.
- October 9 – The Chief of Naval Operations adopts the US Navy's core values: Honor, Courage and Commitment.
- October 10 – Tens of thousands rally in Washington, D. C., calling on the government to dedicate more funding to combating HIV/AIDS and unveiling the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.
- October 11
- October 12
- October 14 – In Japan, Shin Kanemaru of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party resigns over receiving illegal payments from Sagawa Express.
- October 17 – Yoshihiro Hattori, a 16-year-old Japanese exchange student, mistakes the address of a party and is shot dead after knocking on the wrong door in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The shooter, Rodney Peairs, is later acquitted, sparking outrage in Japan.
- October 19 – The Communist Party of China promotes several market-oriented reformers to the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, signaling a defeat for hard-line ideologues.
- October 21 – Tens of thousands of coal miners march in London to protest government plans to close coal mines and reduce the number of coal miners.
- 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 II.
- October 24 – The Toronto Blue Jays become the first non-American team to win the World Series.
- October 25 – Lithuania holds a referendum on its first constitution after declaring independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
- October 26 – In a national referendum, voters in Canada reject the Charlottetown Accord.
- October 28 – End of the world, predicted by the Dami Mission in South Korea, does not occur.
- October 31 – Pope John Paul II issues an apology, and lifts the edict of the Inquisition against Galileo Galilei.
- December 3
- December 4 – U.S. military forces land in Somalia.
- December 6 – Extremist Hindu activists demolish Babri Masjid – a 16th century mosque in Ayodhya, India, which had been used as a temple since 1949, leading to widespread communal violence, including the Mumbai Riots, in all killing over 1500 people.
- December 7 – The United States wins the 1992 Davis Cup.
- December 8 – The last blast is fired at the Falu Copper Mine in Falun, Sweden, after a millennium of continuous operation.
- December 9 – The Prince and Princess of Wales publicly announce their separation.
- December 12 – An earthquake hits Flores, Indonesia, leaving 2,500 dead.
- December 18 – The South Korean presidential election is won by Kim Young-sam, the first non-military candidate elected since 1961.
- December 19 – State President of South Africa F. W. de Klerk dismisses or suspends 23 military officers, including six generals, who were suspected of unauthorized activities designed to disrupt negotiations with the African National Congress.
- December 20 – The Folies Bergère music hall in Paris, France, closes.
- December 21
- December 22 – Archives of Terror discovered by Dr. Martín Almada detailing the fates of thousands of Latin Americans who had been secretly kidnapped, tortured, and killed by the security services of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. This was known as Operation Condor.
- December 24
- December 27 – A U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcon shoots down an Iraqi MiG-25 Foxbat that violated the Iraqi no-fly zones.
- 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 8 years.
- December 31 – President Bush arrives in Somalia to spend New Year's Day with U.S. troops who were part of the Unified Task Force.
- January 1 – Jack Wilshere, English footballer
- January 14 – Nimue Smit, Dutch model
- January 16 – Maja Keuc, Slovenian singer
- January 17 – Nate Hartley, American actor
- January 19
- January 21 – Melissa Anne Smith, Canadian actress
- January 25 – Olivia Bonilla, American singer-songwriter and musician
- January 26 – Cassidy Lehrman, American actress
- January 27 – Sam Barry (tennis), Irish tennis player
- January 28 – Simone (singer), Danish singer
- January 30 – Matthew Werkmeister, Australian stage and television actor
- January 31 – Tyler Seguin, Canadian ice hockey player
- March 4 – Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, daughter of Albert II, Prince of Monaco
- March 6 – Momoko Tsugunaga, Japanese singer
- March 8 – Charlie Ray, American actress
- March 10 – Emily Osment, American actress and singer
- March 13 – Kaya Scodelario, English actress and model
- March 14 – Jasmine Murray, American singer
- March 15
- March 17 – Eliza Bennett, British actress
- March 22 – Jessie Andrews, American pornographic actress
- March 23
- March 26 – Haley Ramm, American actress
- March 28
- March 29 – Chris Massoglia, American actor
- March 30 - Joe Spisak, American wrestler
- April 4
- April 5 – Emmalyn Estrada, Canadian singer
- April 6 – Monika Wejnert, Australian tennis player
- April 7 – Alexis Jordan, American singer and actress
- April 8 – Shelby Young, American actress
- April 12 – Giorgio Cantarini, Italian actor
- April 13 – Melodie Monrose, Martiniquais model
- April 14 – Oliver Bohm, Swedish ice hockey player
- April 15
- April 16 – Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, Prince of Luxembourg
- April 18 - Alexandra Adornetto, Australian novelist of The Strangest Adventures series
- April 22 - Robin van Helsum - Dutch fraudster
- April 23 – Syd tha Kyd, American singer, producer and DJ
- April 24 – Doc Shaw, American actor and rapper
- April 27
- April 28 – Boxxy, American internet celebrity
- April 29 – Tyler Clementi, American college student (d. 2010)
- June 3 – Mario Götze, German Footballer
- June 4 – Dino Jelusić, Croatian singer
- June 6 – HyunA, South Korean dance-pop idol, singer, dancer, rapper, designer, model.
- June 9 – Lucien Laviscount, British actor and recording artist
- June 10 – Kate Upton, American model and actress
- June 14 – Daryl Sabara, American actor
- June 21 – Carly Booth, Scottish golfer
- June 23
- June 24
- June 25 – Jaden Schwartz, Canadian ice hockey player
- June 26
- June 29 – Adam G. Sevani, Armenian-American actor and dancer
- June 30
- August 2 – Hallie Eisenberg, American actress
- August 3 - Karlie Kloss, American model
- August 4
- August 7 – Bobby Lynn Bryant, American boxer
- August 11 – Allisson Lozz, Mexican actress and singer
- August 12 - Cara Delevingne, British model and heiress
- August 18
- August 20 – Demi Lovato, American actress, singer, songwriter
- August 25 – Miyabi Natsuyaki, Japanese singer
- August 26 – Hayley Hasselhoff, American actress
- August 27 - Kim Petras, German singer
- August 28 - Bismack Biyombo, Congolese Basketball Player
- August 31 – Holly Earl, English actress
- October 1 - Drew Chadwick, American musician (Emblem 3)
- October 5 – Lais Ribeiro, Brazilian model
- October 6 – Rhyon Nicole Brown, American actress, singer, and dancer
- October 7 – Grace Bawden, Australian singer
- October 9 – Tyler James Williams, American actor
- October 10 – Gabrielle Aplin, English singer and songwriter
- October 12 – Josh Hutcherson, American actor
- October 13 – Aaron Dismuke, American voice actor
- October 14 – Savannah Outen, American singer
- October 15 – Vincent Martella, American actor and singer
- October 16 – Bryce Harper, American baseball player
- October 20 – Ksenia Semenova, Russian Olympic gymnast
- October 22 – Sofia Vassilieva, American actress
- October 24 – Thelma Fardin, Argentine actress
- October 28
- October 29 – Jacqueline Jossa, English actress
- October 30 – Tequan Richmond, American actor, model, and rapper
- October 31 – Vanessa Marano, American actress
- December 8 – Katie Stevens, American singer
- December 12 – Chen Ruolin, Chinese diver
- December 17 – Thomas Law, British actor
- December 18 – Bridgit Mendler, American actress, singer, musician and songwriter
- December 23 – Spencer Daniels, American film and television actor
- December 26 – Kätlin Aas, Estonian fashion model
- December 26 - Jade Thirwall, British recording artist, member of Little Mix
- December 30 – Lacey Banghard, English model
- January 1 – Grace Hopper, American computer scientist (b. 1906)
- January 2 – Virginia Field, British actress (b. 1917)
- January 3 – Judith Anderson, Australian actress (b. 1897)
- January 7 – Richard Hunt, American puppeteer (b. 1951)
- January 9 – Bill Naughton, British playwright (b. 1910)
- January 11 - Shanda Sharer, American murder victim (b. 1979)
- January 17 – Frank Pullen, English business person and racehorse owner (b. 1915)
- January 18 – Aleksandr Almetov, Soviet Olympic ice hockey player (b. 1940)
- January 22 – A.J. Antoon, American theater director (b. 1944)
- January 23
- January 26 – José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor (b. 1912)
- January 27 – Sally Hayfron, Wife of Robert Mugabe and first lady of Zimbabwe (b. 1933)
- January 29 – Willie Dixon, American composer and musician (b. 1915)
- February 2 – Bert Parks, American game show host (b. 1914)
- February 3 – Junior Cook, American musician (b. 1934)
- February 4 – Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish model (b. 1911)
- February 8 – Stanley Armour Dunham, Grandfather of US President Barack Obama (b. 1918)
- February 10 – Alex Haley, American author (b. 1921)
- February 11 – Ray Danton, American actor (b. 1931)
- February 12 – Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (b. 1907)
- February 13 – Dorothy Tree, American actress (b. 1906)
- February 15 – William Schuman, American composer (b. 1910)
- February 16
- February 20
- February 23 – Markos Vafiadis, Greek Communist leader (b. 1906)
- February 29 – La Lupe, Cuban singer (b. 1936)
- March 2 – Sandy Dennis, American actress (b. 1937)
- March 3 – Robert Beatty, Canadian actor (b. 1909)
- March 4
- March 5 – Pare Lorentz, American filmmaker (b. 1905)
- March 9 – Menachem Begin, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1913)
- March 11
- March 14 – Jean Poiret, French actor, screenwriter, director (b. 1926)
- March 16 – Yves Rocard, French nuclear physicist (b. 1903)
- March 17 – Jack Arnold, American TV and film director (b. 1912)
- March 18 – Antonio Molina, Spanish singer (b. 1928)
- March 19 – Cesare Danova, American actor (b. 1926)
- March 20 – Georges Delerue, French composer (b. 1925)
- March 21
- March 23 – Friedrich Hayek, Austrian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
- March 25 – Nancy Walker, American actress (b. 1922)
- March 28 – Nikolaos Platon, Greek archaeologist (b. 1909)
- March 29 – Paul Henreid, Austrian-born actor (b. 1908)
- March 30 – Manolis Andronikos, Greek archaeologist (b. 1919)
- April 2 – Juan Gómez González, Juanito, Spanish footballer (b. 1954)
- April 4
- April 5
- April 6 – Isaac Asimov, Russian-born author (b. 1920)
- April 7 – Ace Bailey, Canadian hockey player (b. 1903)
- April 8 – Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1907)
- April 10
- April 11 – Alejandro Obregón, Colombian painter (b. 1920)
- April 13 – Feza Gürsey, Turkish mathematician and physicist (b. 1921)
- April 14
- April 16 – Neville Brand, American actor (b. 1920)
- April 19
- April 20 – Benny Hill, British comedian and actor (b. 1924)
- April 23
- April 25 – Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese songwriter (b. 1965)
- April 27
- April 28 – Francis Bacon, Irish-born painter (b. 1909)
- April 29 – Mae Clarke, American actress (b. 1910)
- May 3 – George Murphy, American actor and politician (b. 1902)
- May 4 – Gregor Mackenzie, British Labour Party politician (b. 1927)
- May 5 – Adriana Admiraal-Meijerink, Dutch olympic fencer (b. 1893)
- May 6 – Marlene Dietrich, German actress (b. 1901)
- May 10 – John Lund, American actor (b. 1911)
- May 12 – Robert Reed, American actor (b. 1932)
- May 13
- May 14
- May 17 – Lawrence Welk, American musician (b. 1903)
- May 18 – Marshall Thompson, American actor (b. 1925)
- May 21 – T. B. Ilangaratne, Sri Lankan author, dramatist, actor and politician (b. 1913)
- May 22
- May 23
- May 25
- May 30 – Karl Carstens, former President of the Federal Republic of Germany (b. 1914)
- July 2 – Camarón de la Isla, Spanish flamenco singer (b. 1950)
- July 4
- July 5 - Paul Hackman, Canadian musician (b. 1953)
- July 9 – Eric Sevareid, American journalist (b. 1912)
- July 10 – Doris Tate, American campaigner for the rights of crime victims (b. 1924)
- July 11 – Deng Yingchao, Chinese Communist politician, widow of Zhou Enlai (b. 1904)
- July 13 – Albert Pierrepoint, British Chief Executioner (b. 1905)
- July 15 – Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (b. 1922)
- July 18 – Rudolph Ising, cartoon animator (b. 1903)
- July 19
- July 22 – John Meyendorff, Russian-born Orthodox scholar (b. 1926)
- July 23
- July 24 – Arletty, French singer and actress (b. 1898)
- July 25 – Alfred Drake, American actor (b. 1914)
- July 26 – Mary Wells, American singer (b. 1943)
- July 27 – Anthony Salerno, American mobster (b.1911)
- July 30
- July 31 – Leonard Cheshire, English war hero and philanthropist (b. 1917)
- October 4 – Denny Hulme, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1936)
- October 5 – Eddie Kendricks, American singer (b. 1939)
- October 6 – Denholm Elliott, English actor (b. 1922)
- October 7 – Tevfik Esenç, last known speaker of Ubykh (b. 1904)
- October 8 – Willy Brandt, Chancellor of Germany, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1913)
- October 12
- October 16 – Shirley Booth, American actress best known for playing the title character in the television series Hazel (b. 1898)
- October 17
- October 19
- October 21 – Jim Garrison, American attorney (b. 1921)
- October 22
- October 24 - Laurie Colwin, American author (b. 1944)
- October 25
- October 27 – David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)
- October 31 - Gary Rippingale, English ice hockey player (b. 1974)
- November 2 – Hal Roach, American director and producer (b. 1892)
- November 4
- November 5 – Jan Oort, Dutch astronomer. (b. 1900)
- November 7
- November 10 – Chuck Connors, American actor (b. 1921)
- November 11 – Earle Meadows, American Olympic athlete (b. 1913)
- November 19 – Diane Varsi, American actress (b. 1938)
- November 21 – Kaysone Phomvihane, Laotian statesman and Communist Party leader, president of the Republic (b. 1920)
- November 22 – Sterling Holloway, American actor (b. 1905)
- November 23 – Roy Acuff, American singer (b. 1903)
- November 25 – Joseph Arthur Ankrah, Ghanaian military office, former head of the State (b. 1903)
- November 26 – John Sharp, English actor (b. 1920)
- November 29 – Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer (b. 1914)
- December 2 - Michael Gothard, British actor (b. 1939)
- December 3
- December 6
- December 9 – Vincent Gardenia, Italian-American actor (b. 1922)
- December 10 – Celia Gámez, Argentinian actress,(b. 1908)
- December 12
- December 17 – Dana Andrews, American actor (b. 1909)
- December 18 – Mark Goodson, American game show producer (b. 1915)
- December 21
- December 22
- Frederick William Franz, a member of the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses and 4th President of Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society (b. 1893)
- Ted Willis, British television dramatist and author (b. 1914)
- December 23 – Eddie Hazel, American guitarist (b. 1950)
- December 24 – Pierre Culliford, Peyo, Belgian comics artist, creator of The Smurfs (b. 1928)
- December 25
- December 26 – Nikita Magaloff, Georgian-Russian pianist (b. 1912)
- December 29 – Vivienne Segal, American actress (b. 1897)
- Luigi Stipa, Italian aeronautical, hydraulic, and civil engineer and aircraft designer (b. 1900)