What Happened in August 1992

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 "Salome" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Aug 1 NBC's "Saturday Today" premieres
  • Aug 1 USA/USSR Around World Air Race begins at Santa Monica
  • Aug 2 "Death & the Maiden" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 159 performances
  • Aug 2 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Welch's Golf Classic
  • Aug 2 Tom Seaver, R Fingers, Hal Newhouser, & B McGowan enter Hall of Fame
  • Aug 3 Dodgers win 3,000th game since moving to Los Angeles (3,000-2,531)
  • Aug 3 Paramount inaugurates New York Street on TV/movie lot

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 3 "Unforgiven" directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman premieres in Los Angelese (Best Picture 1993)

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
Actor Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
Actor Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 5 4 cops in Rodney King beating case indicted on civil rights charge

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Aug 7 Cleveland Indians turn a triple play
  • Aug 7 Tampa Bay group purchases SF Giants
  • Aug 8 Lou Whitaker hits his 200th career HR
  • Aug 9 "Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 perf
  • Aug 9 Florence Descampe wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mt
  • Aug 9 Last day of Test Cricket for David Gower
  • Aug 9 Record temperature in Berlin-Dahlem 99.3°F (37.4°C)
  • Aug 9 25th Olympic Games closes in Barcelona, Spain
  • Aug 10 Satellite TOPEX/Poseidon launched
  • Aug 10 Soyuz TM-15 lands
  • Aug 11 Oakland A's rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game
  • Aug 12 Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • Aug 13 25th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Double Tree Hotel
  • Aug 15 Colombo '92 closes in Genoa Italy
  • Aug 16 20th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sherri Steinhaur

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 16 74th PGA Championship: Nick Price shoots a 278 at Bellerive St Louis

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Price
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Price
  • Aug 16 Moses Kiptanui runs world record 3k (7:28.96)
  • Aug 17 Kevin Gross of Dodgers tosses only 9-inning no-hitter of season, a 2-0
  • Aug 18 "Real Inspector Hound" opens at Criterion NYC for 61 performances
  • Aug 19 Romesh Kaluwitharana scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (SL v Australia)
  • Aug 19 Sri Lanka make their highest cricket score ever 8-547 v Australia
  • Aug 20 England get 7-363 in 55 overs vs Pakistan, then world ODI record
  • Aug 22 Matthews & Warne spin Australia to a famous win v Sri Lanka
  • Aug 22 FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
  • Aug 23 Kris Tschetter wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic
  • Aug 23 Dennis Eckersley, who previously set record for most consecutive saves (40), is 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different seasons
  • Aug 23 Wilhelm Verwoerd, grandson of former South African Prime Minister, Hendrik Verwoerd, main architect of apartheid, joins the African National Congress
  • Aug 24 1st structural steel beams are erected at Gateway (Jacobs Field)
  • Aug 24 Cleveland Browns suffer their worst preseason loss, 56-3, to Vikings
  • Aug 24 Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida; 35 die
  • Aug 24 Screw magazine superimposed a gunsight over a picture of Larry Flint
  • Aug 24 Diplomatic relations are established between the People's Republic of China and South Korea.
  • Aug 25 Jamie Solinger, of Iowa, crowned 10th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 26 "Anna Karenina" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • Aug 27 CFL revokes BC Lions franchise
  • Aug 27 Mets trade David Cone to Toronto for Jeff Kent & Ryan Thompson
  • Aug 28 Test cricket debut of Muttiah Muralitharan, vs Australia at Colombo
  • Aug 29 Largest wrestling crowd outside US (75,000) at Wembley Stadium, London
  • Aug 29 Randy Myers blows his 6th save of the season & it marks the 5th time he's blown a potential win for Greg Harris
  • Aug 29 Brave's Charlie Leibrandt 1,000th strikeout. He decides to keep the ball by rolling it to the dugout, allowing Ricky Jordan to take second base on error.
  • Aug 30 "2 Trains Running" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 160 performances
  • Aug 30 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 229 performances
  • Aug 30 92nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Justin Leonard
  • Aug 30 David Lewett & Jane Luu discovers comet: "1992 QB1" 64 mil km from Sun
  • Aug 30 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Sun-Times Golf Challenge
  • Aug 31 44th Emmy Awards: Northern Exposure, Christopher Lloyd & Dana Delane win
  • Aug 31 Dynamite explosion in Philipines mine; 500 die
  • Aug 31 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Cleveland, Ohio on WNCX 98.5 FM

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Hallie Kate Eisenberg, American actress
  • Aug 4 Cole Sprouse, Arezzo Italy, actor (Patrick Kelly-Grace Under Fire)
  • Aug 4 Dylan Sprouse, Arezzo Italy, actor (Patrick Kelly-Grace Under Fire)
  • Aug 4 Tiffany Evans, American singer
  • Aug 10 Ko Ah-seong, South Korean actress
  • Aug 11 Allison Lozano, Mexican actress
  • Aug 13 Katharine Close, Scripps National Spelling Bee champion
  • Aug 18 Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love
  • Aug 18 Riko Narumi, Japanese actress
  • Aug 20 Demi Lovato, American Actress
  • Aug 21 Brad Kavanagh, English songwriter and actor
  • Aug 25 Miyabi Natsuyaki, Japanese singer
  • Aug 26 Yang Yilin, Chinese gymnast
  • Aug 29 Mallu Magalhães, Brazilian singer-songwriter

Famous Weddings

  • Aug 8 Actress Barbara Hershey weds artist Stephen Douglas
  • Aug 15 Actress Susan Anton marries actor Jeff Lester

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 16 Comedian Janeane Garofalo (27) weds writer Robert Cohen in Las Vegas

Stand-Up Comedian Janeane Garofalo
Stand-Up Comedian
Janeane Garofalo
  • Aug 20 Rocker Sting weds Trudie Styler at an 11th century chapel in Wiltshire, England

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Chico Alvarez, trumpeteer (Stan Kenton Orch), dies of cancer at 72
  • Aug 1 Kenny Sacha, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), dies of AIDS at 39
  • Aug 1 Stanley Dudek, US platform diver (watershows), dies
  • Aug 2 Ephraim Katz, Israeli/US encyclopedist (film encyclopedia), dies
  • Aug 2 Jim Whaley, TV host (Cinema Showcase), dies of heart attack at 44
  • Aug 2 Julio C Fernandez, Cuban/US journalist (founder Alma Mater), dies
  • Aug 2 Michel Berges, French composer, dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Aug 3 Wang Hongwen, vice-President Chinese Comm Party (1973-76), dies
  • Aug 4 Frantisek Tomasek, archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 93
  • Aug 4 Ralph Cooper, creator (Amateur Night at the Apollo), dies of cancer
  • Aug 5 Jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto-Africa), dies of cardiac arrest at 38
  • Aug 5 Robert Muldoon, premier NZ (1975-84)/President IMF, dies
  • Aug 7 John Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69
  • Aug 7 Titti Sotto, Cuban composer (La Esquina Habanera), dies
  • Aug 8 Abul Qassim Khoei, Iraqi great-ayatollah/leader of Sjiieten, dies
  • Aug 8 Alison L Gertz, US aids-activist/Esquire women of year, dies of aids
  • Aug 8 Arthur Lang, US boxer/businessman, dies at 115
  • Aug 8 Eitan Berglas, Israeli banker/advisor, dies
  • Aug 8 Lou Krugman, actor (I Want to Live), dies of cancer at 78
  • Aug 8 Thomas J McIntyre, US, senator/writer (Fear Brokers), dies
  • Aug 9 Christopher Todd, [Todd Wangberg], dies of AIDS at 30
  • Aug 9 Jan van Baal, antropologist/gov Dutch New-Guinea, dies
  • Aug 9 Patrick A Devlin, England, judge/lead house of Lords, dies
  • Aug 9 Thomas J McIntyre, (Sen-NH, 1963-79), dies at 77
  • Aug 12 John Cage, avante-garde composer, dies of a stroke at 79
  • Aug 12 Patricia Harmsworth, Lady Rothermere, [Bubbles], English socialite and actress, dies at 59
  • Aug 12 Mazoon al-Mashani, 2nd wife of Sultan Said bin Taimur and Queen Mother of Oman, dies at about 72
  • Aug 13 Bill Elverman, playwright/actor (After Hours), dies at 40
  • Aug 13 Clifford Allison, US stock-car racer, dies in an accident
  • Aug 13 David Kaplan, news director (ABC), killed in Sarajevo Yugoslavia
  • Aug 13 Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], poet (Geen letterheren), dies
  • Aug 14 Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian/Dutch painter, dies at 104
  • Aug 14 Flora Benson, American wife of Ezra Taft Benson, President of the Mormon Church, dies at 91
  • Aug 14 John J Sirica, US, judge (Watergate), dies at 88
  • Aug 14 Marion P Ames, US, advocate/activist, dies
  • Aug 14 Tony Williams, US, singer (Platters-Great Pretender), dies at 64
  • Aug 15 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US author (American Glass Animals), dies
  • Aug 15 Giorgio Perlasca, Italian anti-fascist (saved 5,200 Jews), dies
  • Aug 15 Marie Paxton, English actress, dies at 82
  • Aug 15 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
  • Aug 15 Osamu Inaba, Japanese min of justice, dies
  • Aug 15 Jackie Edwards, Jamaican songwriter (Keep On Running), dies at 53 or 54
  • Aug 16 Mark Heard, Christian musician, dies at 41 of a heart attack
  • Aug 17 Andre de Villiers, South African, murdered
  • Aug 17 Barbara Morgan, photographer (Martha Graham), dies at 92
  • Aug 17 Tommy Nutter, fashion designer (bell bottom pants), dies of AIDs at 49
  • Aug 18 Gerard Sonder, Dutch radio host (AVRO), dies
  • Aug 18 John Stuges, director (Gunfight at OK Corral), dies of emphysema at 82
  • Aug 18 Christopher McCandless, subject of the book Into the Wild (b. 1968)
  • Aug 19 Feliks Arons, Dutch director/actor (A Bridge Too Far), dies at 48
  • Aug 19 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron, dies of a brain tumor at 80
  • Aug 20 Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, cosmonaut, dies at 59
  • Aug 20 William Taylor, chairman (FDIC), dies at 53
  • Aug 21 Lucille Brown, actress (Farina-Our Gang), dies after illness at 74
  • Aug 21 Theo van Tijn, Marxist/social-historian, dies at 65
  • Aug 21 Dai Vernon, Canadian magician (b. 1894)
  • Aug 23 Malcolm Atterbury, actor (7 Days in May, Wild River), dies at 85
  • Aug 23 Virginia Sale-Wren, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 92
  • Aug 23 Wayne McLaren, Marlboro Man, dies of lung cancer at 51
  • Aug 24 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74
  • Aug 24 Larrie Londin, jazz drummer, dies at 48
  • Aug 25 Alma Graciela Haro Esmerelda, singer, dies of diabetes at 65
  • Aug 25 Frederick O'Neal, actor (Anna Lucasta, Free White & 21), dies at 86
  • Aug 25 Jan G Toonder, writer (Castle in Ireland), dies at 78
  • Aug 26 Bob the Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje), dies
  • Aug 26 Arthur Leigh Allen, American suspected murderer (b. 1933)
  • Aug 29 Mary Norton, children book author (Borrowers), dies at 88
  • Aug 29 Teddy Turner, comedian, dies at 75