What Happened in July 1992

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 6.6 earthquake in Big Bear Valley of Los Angeles
  • Jul 1 Ali Kafi becomes president of Algeria
  • Jul 1 Fox broadcasting adds Wednesday night TV programming
  • Jul 2 Braniff Airlines goes out of business
  • Jul 3 Thirty-one years after being expelled, South Africa has its FIFA membership reinstated

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 99th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (6-2 6-1)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Jul 4 John Phillips, rocker (Mamas & Papas), undergoes a liver transplant
  • Jul 5 106th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Agassi beats Ivanisevic (67 64 64 16 64)
  • Jul 5 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 5 Sixto Durán Ballén elected president of Ecuador
  • Jul 6 Fay Vincent institutes plans to realign NL
  • Jul 7 South Africa's national soccer team, Bafana Bafana, win South Africa's first ever FIFA sanctioned match
  • Jul 8 Florida Marlins unveil their uniform
  • Jul 8 Thomas Klestil installed as president of Austria
  • Jul 8 Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities.
  • Jul 9 Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Jul 9 Space Shuttle STS 50 (Columbia 13) lands
  • Jul 10 John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners
  • Jul 10 Spaceship Giotto (Halley 1986) approaches comet Grigg-Skjellerup
  • Jul 10 SuriPop VII, Suriname Popular Song Festival
  • Jul 10 US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons
  • Jul 11 Presidential candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them "you people"
  • Jul 12 13th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Larry Laoretti
  • Jul 12 Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in St Louis of Jul 2, 1991 concert
  • Jul 12 Betsy King wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
  • Jul 13 The Tripartite Alliance, consisting of the African National Congress, South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Union, outlines a mass action plan for August
  • Jul 14 63rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-6 at Jack Murphy Stadium, SD
  • Jul 14 Actress Nell Carter undergoes brain surgery
  • Jul 14 All star MVP: Ken Griffey Jr (Seattle Mariners)
  • Jul 14 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz, starting the open source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds release "Linux" soon afterwards.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 15 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jul 15 The Security Council of the UN examine violence in South Africa
  • Jul 17 Slovak parliament asks for self rule
  • Jul 18 Sharon Belden, of Florida, 25, crowned Miss World USA
  • Jul 18 The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima, Peru.
  • Jul 19 "Price" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 47 performances
  • Jul 19 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)
  • Jul 19 Ballet dancer Peter Martins charged with beating his wife
  • Jul 19 Ebony P Warren, crowned 24th Miss Black America
  • Jul 19 Juli Inkster wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • Jul 19 NYC Ballet star Peter Martins, arrested for beating his wife

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 20 121st British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 272 at Muirfield Gullane

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Jul 20 Round World Air Race begins in Paris
  • Jul 20 Václav Havel resigns as president of Czechoslovakia.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes prison

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • Jul 22 Soyuz TM-15 launches
  • Jul 23 Bruce Springsteen begins a world tour
  • Jul 23 Emperor Haile Selassie, [Ras Tafari Makonnen] of Ethiopia's, funeral

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner (eff 3/1/93)

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jul 24 Vickers Viscount crashes, 70 die
  • Jul 25 Army refused to overturn 127 year old conviction against Dr Mudd
  • Jul 25 25th Olympic Games opens in Barcelona, Spain
  • Jul 26 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 108 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 26 47th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jul 26 Britain honours her dead in the Falklands War

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 26 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter for 23rd consecutive seasons

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 26 79th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • Jul 27 Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Rep National Convention
  • Jul 27 Dimitri Lepikov, Vladimir Pychenko, Veniamin Taianovitch & Evgueni Sadovyi swim world record 4x200m freestyle (7:11.95)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 27 Nelson Mandela says that a general strike will go ahead; the aim of the mass protest was the peaceful removal of President De Klerk from power, the immediate transfer of political power to the people and free and fair elections to a constituent assembly

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jul 28 Ground breaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium
  • Jul 29 "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • Jul 29 Evgueni Sadovyi swims world record/OR 400m freestyle (3:45.00)
  • Jul 29 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguys), arrested for narcotic possession
  • Jul 30 Lin Li swims female world record/OR 200m medley (2:11.65)
  • Jul 31 Jeff Rouse swims world record/OR 100m backstroke (53.86 sec)
  • Jul 31 Kieren John Perkins swims world record/OR 1500m free style (14:43.4)
  • Jul 31 Tamas Darnyi swims world record/Olympics 200m backstroke (1:59.36)
  • Jul 31 Thai Airbus crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 113 die
  • Jul 31 Yang Wenyi swims world record/OR 50m freestyle (24.79 sec)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Bryant Jones, Camarillo Ca, actor (Nate Hastings-Young & Restless)
  • Jul 8 Taylor Maine Pearl Brooks, daughter of country singer Garth Brooks
  • Jul 8 Benjamin Grosvenor, British pianist
  • Jul 13 Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer
  • Jul 13 Dylan Patton, American actor
  • Jul 15 Koharu Kusumi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
  • Jul 20 Paige Hurd, American actress
  • Jul 21 Rachael Flatt, American figure skater

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 22 Selena Gomez, American actress and singer, born in Grand Prairie, Texas

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 3 Gary Dell'Abate (Howard Stern Show) marries Mary

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jul 3 Mass Senator Ted Kennedy marries Victoria Reggie (38)
  • Jul 4 US actress Bobbie Eakes marries author David Stone
  • Jul 18 Film critic Roger Ebert marries Chaz Hammel-Smith
  • Jul 18 Helen Windsor, daughter of British Duke and Duchess of Kent weds art dealer Timothy Taylor at Windsor Castle

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 18 Singers Whitney Houston (28) & Bobby Brown (23) marry

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Jul 26 "Kiss" guitarist Paul Stanley weds model Pamela Bowen

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Franco Cristaldi, Italian producer (Amarcord), dies
  • Jul 1 Francisco Mendes, Guinea-Bissauan politician (b. 1933)
  • Jul 2 Borisav Pekic, Serbian writer/politician, dies
  • Jul 2 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist, dies at 42
  • Jul 2 Franco Cristaldi, Italian producer/Claudia Cardinale's husband, dies
  • Jul 2 Jose Monje, [Camaron de la Isla], Spanish flamenco singer, dies
  • Jul 3 Arline Bletcher, entertainer, dies of natural causes at 99
  • Jul 3 Marc Tannenbaum, rabbi (only Jew to attend Vatican II), dies at 66
  • Jul 4 Astor Piazzolla, Argentine composer (Tango Nuevo), dies at 71
  • Jul 4 Joe Newman, US jazz trumpetist (Count Basie), dies at 69
  • Jul 5 Georgia Brown, British singer/actress (Love at Stake), dies at 59
  • Jul 6 Edgardo Pallero, Argentina producer (Los hijos de fierro), dies
  • Jul 7 Ruurd Faber, mayor of Aalten (1971-75), dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Eric Savareid, News correspondent (CBS), dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Kelvin Coe, Australian ballerina (A'sch Ballet/Bolshoi Ballet), dies
  • Jul 9 Eric Sevareid, American reporter (b. 1912)
  • Jul 11 Annette Fischer, Danish chairman Amnesty Intl, dies
  • Jul 11 Antoon J Hubben, mayor of Maasbree/President KVM/Unie BLHP, dies at 73
  • Jul 12 Albert Pierrepont, last British executioner (433 men/17 women), dies
  • Jul 12 Reginald Beck, English film editor (Robbery, Accident, Boom), dies
  • Jul 13 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFLer (Philadelphia Eagles), dies at 76
  • Jul 13 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist, dies at 78
  • Jul 15 Henk van der Molen, guitarist/composer/writer (Martine Bijl), dies
  • Jul 15 Chingiz Mustafayev, Azerbaijan's most noted journalist (b. 1960)
  • Jul 15 Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (b. 1922)
  • Jul 16 "Gorgeous" George, [Arena], wrestler, dies at 84
  • Jul 16 Buck Buchanan, NFL defensive lineman (KC Chiefs), dies at 51
  • Jul 16 Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies
  • Jul 18 Jan Pelleboer, Dutch meteorologist, dies
  • Jul 18 Mollie Parnis, fashion designer (Mamie Eisenhower), dies
  • Jul 18 Rudolf Ising, cartoonist (Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies), dies at 88
  • Jul 18 Viktor Louis, Russian journalist, dies
  • Jul 19 Bert Brugman, Dutch puppeteer (Dutch marionette theater), dies
  • Jul 19 Heinz Galinski, Pres (Central council for Jews in Germany), dies at 79
  • Jul 19 Paolo Borsellino, Italian anti-mafia judge, murdered by mafia
  • Jul 22 David Wojuarowicz, artist (U2 album cover), dies of AIDs at 37
  • Jul 22 Souleiman Franjieh, president Lebanon (1970-76), dies
  • Jul 22 Wayne McLaren, model (Marlboro Man), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • Jul 23 Arletty, French actress (Hotel, Longest Day), dies at 94
  • Jul 23 Maxine Audley, British actress (Vikings, Our Man in Havana), dies at 69
  • Jul 24 Arlette-Leonie Arletty, dies at 94
  • Jul 24 Khaled Mahmoud Saeed, asst to Palestine terrorist Abu Nidal, murdered
  • Jul 24 Lillian Oppenheimer, orgamist, dies of a heart attack at 93
  • Jul 24 Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (b. 1900)
  • Jul 25 Alfred Drake, Broadway actor (Oklahoma), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jul 25 Hope Miller, actress (Bwana Devil), dies of breast cancer at 63
  • Jul 26 Mary Wells, US soul singer (My Guy), dies at 49
  • Jul 26 Ron Webber, dies of cancer at 60
  • Jul 27 Jenny Karezi, Greek actress (Red Lanterns), dies of cancer at 56
  • Jul 27 Max Dupain, Australian photographer (b. 1911)
  • Jul 29 Tavio Amorin, Togolese politician, murdered
  • Jul 30 Brenda Marshall, actress (Highway West, Smiling Ghost), dies at 76
  • Jul 30 Joe Shuster, co creator (Superman), dies at 78
  • Jul 30 Titti Sotto, latin songwriter, dies at 48 of aids
  • Jul 31 G Harold Carswell, supreme court justice candidate 1970, dies at 72
  • Jul 31 Joseph L George, dies of cancer at 65
  • Jul 31 Ralph Strait, dies of heart attack at 56
  • Jul 31 Sjoerd de Free, reporter (Radio Herrijzend Netherland), dies