On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1992

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Death & the Maiden" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 159 performances
  • American Jacki Joyner-Kersee becomes first athlete to win consecutive gold medals in the gruelling heptathlon with a 199 point win over Irina Belova (Soviet Union) at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Tom Seaver, Rollie Fingers, Hal Newhouser & Bill McGowan are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus becomes the first gymnast to win 6 gold medals at one Olympics in Barcelona, also first to win 4 gold in one day's competition (pommel, vault, rings & parallel bars)

Famous Birthdays

  • Hallie Kate Eisenberg, American actress, born in East Brunswick, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Ephraim Katz, Israeli American writer and filmmaker (The Film Encyclopedia), dies at 60
  • Jim Whaley, TV host (Cinema Showcase), dies of heart attack at 44
  • Julio C Fernandez, Cuban/American journalist (founder Alma Mater), dies
  • Michel Berges, French composer, dies of a heart attack at 44