On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1992

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

Sports History

Last day of Test Cricket for David Gower

Cricket Batsman and Captain David Gower
Cricket Batsman and Captain
David Gower
  • Record temperature in Berlin-Dahlem 99.3°F (37.4°C)

Famous Deaths

  • Christopher Todd [Todd Wangberg], American performer, dies of AIDS at 30
  • Jan van Baal, Dutch anthropologist and governor of Dutch New Guinea, dies (b. 1909)
  • Patrick Devlin, English judge and legal philosopher, dies at 86
  • Thomas J. McIntyre, American politician (Sen-NH, 1963-79), dies at 77
  • William Russell [Russell William Wagner], American violinist, modern composer (Fugue for Eight Percussion Instruments), and musicologist (Oh, Mister Jelly), dies at 87
1992 Highlights

About August 9, 1992

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo