On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1992

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • 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

OlympicsOlympic 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, Scotty Pippen, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

Famous Weddings

  • Actress Barbara Hershey weds artist Stephen Douglas

Famous Deaths

  • Abul Qassim Khoei, Iraqi great-ayatollah, leader of Sjiieten, 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