Other journalists have tried to corroborate this story but found nothing to do so. It is certainly authentic, but everything seems to suggest that this journal totally made-up history.
On top of that, there were no witnesses, no solid evidence, and the newspaper was known to publish fake news in an attempt to increase sales of the titles using lies. How did the story get so big in 1992 without knowing it had already been published? Well, one would also have to imagine how the information was transmitted at the time.