August 1992 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 USA/USSR Around World Air Race begins at Santa Monica
  • Aug 2 Tom Seaver, R Fingers, Hal Newhouser, & B McGowan enter Hall of Fame

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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 8 Lou Whitaker hits his 200th career HR
  • Aug 9 Record temperature in Berlin-Dahlem 99.3°F (37.4°C)
  • 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 15 Colombo '92 closes in Genoa Italy
  • Aug 16 Moses Kiptanui runs world record 3k (7:28.96)
  • 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 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 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 27 Mets trade David Cone to Toronto for Jeff Kent & Ryan Thompson
  • 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 David Lewett & Jane Luu discovers comet: "1992 QB1" 64 mil km from Sun
  • Aug 31 Dynamite explosion in Philipines mine; 500 die
  • Aug 31 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Cleveland, Ohio on WNCX 98.5 FM

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 13 Katharine Close, Scripps National Spelling Bee champion
  • Aug 18 Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love

Deaths in History

  • Aug 1 Chico Alvarez, trumpeteer (Stan Kenton Orch), dies of cancer at 72
  • Aug 2 Ephraim Katz, Israeli/US encyclopedist (film encyclopedia), dies
  • Aug 2 Julio C Fernandez, Cuban/US journalist (founder Alma Mater), dies
  • 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 Robert Muldoon, premier NZ (1975-84)/President IMF, 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 Eitan Berglas, Israeli banker/advisor, dies
  • 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 Mazoon al-Mashani, 2nd wife of Sultan Said bin Taimur and Queen Mother of Oman, dies at about 72
  • 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 15 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US author (American Glass Animals), dies
  • Aug 15 Giorgio Perlasca, Italian anti-fascist (saved 5,200 Jews), dies
  • Aug 15 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
  • Aug 15 Osamu Inaba, Japanese min of justice, dies
  • 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 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 Theo van Tijn, Marxist/social-historian, dies at 65
  • Aug 21 Dai Vernon, Canadian magician (b. 1894)
  • 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 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