What Happened on August 8, 1992

Historical Events

  • Bulgarian canoeist Nikolay Bukhalov completes the C-1 500 / 1,000 double winning the latter at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Fermín Cacho wins Spain's first ever Olympic gold medal in a running event when he takes out the 1,500m at the Barcelona Games
  • Germany goes through the field hockey competition undefeated to win gold with a 2-1 win over Australia in the men's final at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Lou Whitaker hits his 200th career HR

Music History

Metallica singer and guitarist James Hetfield suffers second and third-degree burns during a pyrotechnics explosion on stage at Olympic Stadium, Montreal

  • Spanish centre forward Kiko scores twice as the home team takes the football Olympic gold medal with a 3-2 win over Poland in front of 95,000 at Camp Nou, Barcelona

Olympic Gold

The original US 'Dream Team' wins the basketball gold at the Barcelona Olympics 117-85 over Croatia; features superstars Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing

1992 History

Famous Weddings

  • Actress Barbara Hershey weds artist Stephen Douglas

Famous Deaths

  • Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Iranian influential Shia Islamic scholar, dies at 92
  • Alison L Gertz, US aids-activist, Esquire women of year, dies of aids at 26
  • Arthur Lang, American boxer and businessman, dies at 115
  • Eitan Berglas, Israeli banker and advisor, dies at 58
  • Lou Krugman, American actor (I Want to Live), dies of cancer at 78
  • Thomas J. McIntyre, American senator and writer (Fear Brokers), dies at 77

About August 8, 1992

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: This Used To Be My Playground - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: Rhythm Is A Dancer - Snap