What Happened on August 12, 1992

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Famous Deaths

  • John Cage, avante-garde composer, dies of a stroke at 79
  • Mazoon al-Mashani, 2nd wife of Sultan Said bin Taimur and Queen Mother of Oman, dies at about 72
  • Patricia Harmsworth, Lady Rothermere, [Bubbles], English socialite and actress, dies at 59