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

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 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 11 Alonzo Church, American Mathematician whose work provided foundation for computer science, dies at 92
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 14 John Sirica, US federal judge (Watergate hearings), dies at 88

US Federal Judge John Sirica
US Federal Judge
John Sirica
  • 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