On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1992

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 performances
  • Cuban boxer Félix Savón wins the first of 3 consecutive Olympic heavyweight gold medals when he dominates Nigerian David Izonritei on points at the Barcelona Games
  • Future 6-weight boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya of the US beats German Marco Rudolph on points to win the lightweight gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Last day of Test Cricket for David Gower
  • Record temperature in Berlin-Dahlem 99.3°F (37.4°C)

Famous Deaths

  • Christopher Todd, [Todd Wangberg], dies of AIDS at 30
  • Jan van Baal, antropologist/gov Dutch New-Guinea, dies
  • Patrick A Devlin, England, judge/lead house of Lords, dies
  • Thomas J McIntyre, (Sen-NH, 1963-79), dies at 77