On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1992

Historical Events

Rodney King Riots

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

  • Cuba wins baseball's inaugural gold medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, beating Chinese Taipei 11-1

Famous Deaths

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

Robert Muldoon

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

1992 Highlights

About August 5, 1992

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo