On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1992

Historical Events


USARodney King Riots

4 officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, acquttied on charges of beating Rodney King, are indicted on civil rights charges

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Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
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  • Cuba wins baseball's inaugural gold medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, beating Chinese Taipei 11-1

Famous Deaths

  • Jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto-Africa), dies of cardiac arrest at 38

Person of interestRobert Muldoon

Robert Muldoon, New Zealand politician (Prime Minister, 1975-1984), dies at 70

New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon
New Zealand Prime Minister
Robert Muldoon

1992 Highlights

About August 5, 1992

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo