What Happened on October 8, 1992

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott
  • Ottawa Senators 1st NHL game
  • Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus

Famous Deaths

  • Willy Brandt, chancellor of West Germany (1969-74), dies of cancer at 78