What Happened on August 1, 1992

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Salome" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • American sprinter Gail Devers wins an incredibly close blanket finish in the women's 100m at the Barcelona Olympics, with 5 athletes within 0.06 seconds of Devers (10.82)
  • British athlete Linford Christie (32) becomes the oldest man to win an Olympic 100m gold medal edging Frankie Fredericks in Barcelona
  • NBC's "Saturday Today" premieres
  • USA/USSR Around World Air Race begins at Santa Monica

Famous Deaths

  • Chico Alvarez, trumpeteer (Stan Kenton Orchestra), dies of cancer at 72
  • Kenny Sacha, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), dies of AIDS at 39
  • Margarita Aliger, Russian poet (Zoja), dies at 76
  • Stanley Dudek, US platform diver (watershows), dies