What Happened in July 1992

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 6.6 earthquake in Big Bear Valley of Los Angeles
  • Jul 1 Ali Kafi becomes president of Algeria
  • Jul 1 Fox broadcasting adds Wednesday night TV programming
  • Jul 2 Braniff Airlines goes out of business
  • Jul 3 South Africa's FIFA membership reinstated (expelled 1961); united non-racial FA, political prisoners released, free political parties
  • Jul 4 John Phillips, rocker (Mamas & Papas), undergoes a liver transplant

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 4 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins her 4th of 7 Wimbledon singles titles outclassing Monica Seles 6-2, 6-1

  • Jul 5 Sixto Durán Ballén elected president of Ecuador

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Andre Agassi wins his first of 8 Grand Slam singles titles beating Goran Ivanišević of Croatia 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

  • Jul 6 Fay Vincent institutes plans to realign NL

Sports History

Jul 7 After undergoing the traditional five-year waiting procedure, Czech tennis star Ivan Lendl officially becomes a US citizen

  • Jul 7 South Africa beats Cameroon 1-0 in Durban in first FIFA sanctioned match after nearly 20 years international isolation, apartheid
  • Jul 8 Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities
  • Jul 8 Florida Marlins unveil their uniform
  • Jul 8 Thomas Klestil installed as President of Austria
  • Jul 9 Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Jul 9 Space Shuttle STS 50 (Columbia 13) lands
  • Jul 10 John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners
  • Jul 10 Spaceship Giotto (Halley 1986) approaches comet Grigg-Skjellerup
  • Jul 10 SuriPop VII, Suriname Popular Song Festival
  • Jul 10 US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons

Historic Event

Jul 11 Presidential candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them "you people"

Music Concert

Jul 12 Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in St Louis stemming from a concert on Jul 2

  • Jul 12 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Saucon Valley CC: Larry Laoretti wins by 4 strokes ahead of Jim Colbert for his lone professional victory
  • Jul 13 The Tripartite Alliance, consisting of the African National Congress, South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Union, outlines a mass action plan for August

Historic Event

Jul 14 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz, starting the open source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds release "Linux" soon afterwards

  • Jul 14 63rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-6 at Jack Murphy Stadium, SD
  • Jul 14 Actress Nell Carter undergoes brain surgery

Sports History

Jul 14 All star MVP: Ken Griffey Jr. (Seattle Mariners)

Historic Event

Jul 15 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed

  • Jul 15 The Security Council of the UN examine violence in South Africa
  • Jul 17 Slovak parliament declares independence from Czechoslovakia, beginning the so-called Velvet Divorce
  • Jul 18 Sharon Belden, of Florida, 25, crowned Miss World USA
  • Jul 18 The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima, Peru
  • Jul 19 "Price" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 47 performances
  • Jul 19 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)

British Golf Open

Jul 19 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Englishman Nick Faldo wins his 3rd Open title, by 1 stroke from American John Cook

  • Jul 19 Ebony P Warren, crowned 24th Miss Black America
  • Jul 19 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Germany wins 2nd title with 2-1 win over Spain; Steffi Graf clinches final 6-4, 6-2 against Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  • Jul 19 NYC ballet dancer Peter Martins is arrested for beating his wife
  • Jul 20 Round World Air Race begins in Paris

Historic Event

Jul 20 Václav Havel resigns as President of Czechoslovakia after Slovakia declares independence

Historic Event

Jul 22 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes prison

  • Jul 22 Soyuz TM-15 launches

Music History

Jul 23 Bruce Springsteen begins a world tour, his first with musicians other than the E Street band

Sports History

Jul 24 Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner (eff 3/1/93)

  • Jul 24 Shankar Dayal Sharma is elected ninth Indian President
  • Jul 24 Vickers Viscount crashes, 70 die
  • Jul 25 25th Olympic Games open in Barcelona, Spain
  • Jul 25 Army refused to overturn 127 year old conviction against Dr Mudd
  • Jul 26 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • Jul 26 Britain honours her dead in the Falklands War

Baseball Record

Jul 26 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter for the 23rd consecutive season

Sports History

Jul 26 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain defends his title by 4' 35" from Italian Claudio Chiappucci; Laurent Jalabert points winner

US Women's Golf Open

Jul 26 US Open Women's Golf, Oakmont CC: Patty Sheehan wins an 18-hole Monday playoff over runner-up Juli Inkster, 72 to 74

  • Jul 27 Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Republican National Convention
  • Jul 27 Dimitri Lepikov, Vladimir Pychenko, Veniamin Taianovitch and Evgueni Sadovyi swim world record 4x200m freestyle (7:11.95)
  • Jul 27 Japanese swimmer Kyoko Iwasaki wins the 200m breaststroke in Barcelona to become the youngest to win an Olympic gold medal at 14 years-6 days

Historic Event

Jul 27 Nelson Mandela says a general strike will go ahead to protest for the removal of South African President F. W. de Klerk from power and for free elections

  • Jul 28 Groundbreaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium

Album Release

Jul 28 R&B singer Mary J. Blige releases her debut album "What's the 411?", with production by Puff Daddy

  • Jul 29 Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek of Poland (5,559 points) beats Hungarian Attila Mizsér by 113 points to win the Pentathlon gold at the Barcelona Olympics; Poland also wins teams gold
  • Jul 29 Ira Lewis's one-act drama"Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC, after 18 performances
  • Jul 29 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguys), arrested for narcotic possession
  • Jul 29 Yevgeni Sadovyi of the Unified Team swims world 400m record (3:45.00) to wrap up 200-400m freestyle double at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Jul 30 Lin Li swims female world record/OR 200m medley (2:11.65)
  • Jul 30 Yael Arad becomes Israel's first ever Olympic medalist when she wins silver in the women's 61kg judo in Barcelona; 20th anniversary of Munich massacre and 500th anniversary of Alhambra Decree
  • Jul 31 Hungarian swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi earns her 3rd gold medal of the Barcelona Olympics winning 200m backstroke for the 100-200 double along with 400m I/M gold
  • Jul 31 Thai Airbus crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 113 die
  • Jul 31 Three world record swims on final night session at the Barcelona Olympics; Australian Kieren Perkins 1,500m (14:43.4); Tamás Darnyi of Hungary 200m backstroke (1:59.36); China's Yang Wenyi women's 50m freestyle (24.79)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Aaron Sanchez, American MLB pitcher (All Star 2016), born in Barstow, California
  • Jul 1 Bryant Jones, American actor (Nate Hastings-Young & Restless), born in Camarillo, California
  • Jul 2 Nana Takagi, Japanese speed skater (Olympic gold mass start, team pursuit 2018), born in Makubetsu, Japan
  • Jul 8 Benjamin Grosvenor, British classical pianist, born in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England
  • Jul 8 Son Heung-min, South Korean footballer, (Tottenham Hotspur), born in Chuncheon, South Korea
  • Jul 8 Taylor Maine Pearl Brooks, daughter of country singer Garth Brooks and Sandy Mahl, born inn Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jul 9 Jeremy Pope, American stage and screen actor (Ain't Too Proud, Hollywood), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Jul 13 Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer
  • Jul 15 Koharu Kusumi, Japanese pop singer (Morning Musume), born in Ojimaya, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • Jul 18 Bishop Briggs, English singer-songwriter (River), born in London, England
  • Jul 20 Paige Hurd, American actress
  • Jul 21 Rachael Flatt, American figure skater (2010 US Champion), born in Del Mar, California

Selena Gomez

Jul 22 Selena Gomez, American actress (Wizards of Waverly Place; Hotel Transylvania), and singer ("Wolves"; "Lose You To Love Me"), born in Grand Prairie, Texas

  • Jul 31 Kyle Larson, American auto racer (NASCAR Cup Series Championship 2021; 24 Hours of Daytona 2015), born in Elk Grove, California

Famous Weddings

Ted Kennedy

Jul 3 American US Senator from Massachusetts Ted Kennedy (60) marries his second wife Victoria Reggie (38)

Howard Stern

Jul 3 Gary Dell'Abate (Howard Stern Show) marries Mary Caracciolo

  • Jul 4 American actress Bobbie Eakes marries author David Stone

Whitney Houston

Jul 18 American R&B singers Whitney Houston (28) & Bobby Brown (23) marry

  • Jul 18 Film critic Roger Ebert marries Chaz Hammel-Smith
  • Jul 18 Helen Windsor, daughter of British Duke and Duchess of Kent weds art dealer Timothy Taylor at Windsor Castle
  • Jul 26 "Kiss" guitarist Paul Stanley weds model Pamela Bowen

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Francisco Mendes, Guinea-Bissauan politician (b. 1933)
  • Jul 2 Borisav Pekic, Serbian writer/politician, dies
  • Jul 2 Camarón de la Isla [José Monge Cruz], Spanish flamenco singer, dies at 41
  • Jul 2 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist and educator, dies of cancer at 42
  • Jul 2 Franco Cristaldi, Italian film producer (Amarcord) and Claudia Cardinale's husband, dies at 67
  • Jul 3 Arline Bletcher, American actress, dies of natural causes at 99
  • Jul 3 Marc Tannenbaum, American rabbi (only Jew to attend Vatican II), dies at 66
  • Jul 4 Astor Piazzolla, Argentine composer (Tango Nuevo), dies at 71
  • Jul 4 Joe Newman, American jazz trumpetist (Count Basie), dies at 69
  • Jul 5 Georgia Brown [Lilian Klot], British cabaret stage, and screen singer and actress (Oliver!; Shoulder To Shoulder), dies from complications of emergency intestinal surgery at 59
  • Jul 6 Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne and Guinness brewing heir, dies at 86
  • Jul 6 Edgardo Pallero, Argentina producer (Los hijos de fierro), dies

Marsha P. Johnson

Jul 6 Marsha P. Johnson [born Malcolm Michaels Jr.], African-American gay liberation and AIDS activist, drag queen, and transgender pioneer (Gay Liberation Front, S.T.A.R.), dies under suspicious circumstances at 46

  • Jul 7 Clint Frank, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1937; unanimous All-American 1937; Yale), dies at 76
  • Jul 7 Josy Barthel, Luxembourgish 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 65
  • Jul 7 Juanita Jackson Mitchell, American lawyer (1st African American to practice law in Maryland, NAACP), dies at 79
  • Jul 7 Ruurd Faber, Dutch politician and Mayor of Aalten (1971-75), dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Eric Sevareid, American author and News correspondent (CBS), dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Kelvin Coe, Australian ballet dancer (Australian Ballet; Bolshoi Ballet), dies of AIDS related illness at 45
  • Jul 10 Albert Pierrepoint, last and longest serving British executioner (est. 433-608 executed), dies at 87
  • Jul 11 Annette Fischer, Danish chairman Amnesty International, dies in a car crash at 46
  • Jul 11 Antoon Hubben, Dutch Mayor of Maasbree and trade union leader, dies at 73
  • Jul 12 Carla van Neste, Belgian classical violinist (Trio Reine Elisabeth), dies at 78
  • Jul 12 Reginald Beck, English film editor (Robbery, Accident, Boom), dies
  • Jul 13 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFLer (Philadelphia Eagles), dies at 76
  • Jul 15 Chingiz Mustafayev, Azerbaijan's most noted journalist (b. 1960)
  • Jul 15 Hammer DeRoburt, First President of Nauru, dies at 69
  • Jul 15 Henk van der Molen, Dutch guitarist, composer, and writer (Martine Bijl), dies
  • Jul 16 "Gorgeous" George [Arena], wrestler, dies at 84
  • Jul 16 Buck Buchanan, NFL defensive lineman (KC Chiefs), dies at 51
  • Jul 16 Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies
  • Jul 16 Patrick Meaney, British businessman and CEO (Rank Organization), dies at 67
  • Jul 18 Jan Pelleboer, Dutch meteorologist, dies
  • Jul 18 Mollie Parnis, American fashion designer (Mamie Eisenhower), dies in her 90s (she had long refused to disclose her exact age)
  • Jul 18 Rudolf Ising, cartoonist (Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies), dies at 88
  • Jul 18 Viktor Louis, Russian journalist, dies
  • Jul 19 Bert Brugman, Dutch puppeteer (Dutch marionette theater), dies
  • Jul 19 Heinz Galinski, President (Central council for Jews in Germany), dies at 79
  • Jul 19 Paolo Borsellino, Italian anti-mafia judge, murdered by mafia
  • Jul 22 David Wojuarowicz, American artist (U2 single "One" sleeve), dies of AIDs at 37
  • Jul 22 Souleiman Franjieh, president Lebanon (1970-76), dies
  • Jul 22 Wayne McLaren, American stuntman, rodeo performer, model and actor best known for playing the Marlboro Man, dies of lung cancer at 51
  • Jul 23 Arletty, French actress (Hotel, Longest Day), dies at 94
  • Jul 23 Maxine Audley, British actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards), dies at 69
  • Jul 24 Arletty [Arlette-léonie Bathiat], French actress and model, dies at 94
  • Jul 24 Khaled Mahmoud Saeed, asst to Palestine terrorist Abu Nidal, murdered
  • Jul 24 Lillian Oppenheimer, orgamist, dies of a heart attack at 93
  • Jul 24 Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (b. 1900)
  • Jul 25 Alfred Drake [Capurro], American singer and actor (Trading Places, Hamlet, Kiss Me Kate), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jul 25 Hope Miller, actress (Bwana Devil), dies of breast cancer at 63
  • Jul 26 Mary Wells, American pop and soul singer ("My Guy"), dies of laryngeal cancer at 49
  • Jul 26 Ron Webber, dies of cancer at 60
  • Jul 27 Jenny Karezi, Greek actress (Red Lanterns), dies of cancer at 56
  • Jul 27 Max Dupain, Australian photographer ("Sunbaker"), dies at 81
  • Jul 29 Tavio Amorin, Togolese politician, murdered
  • Jul 29 William Mathias, Welsh composer (wrote for 1981 royal wedding), dies at 57
  • Jul 30 Brenda Marshall [Ardis Ankerson], American actress (The Sea Hawk, Paris After Dark), dies of throat cancer at 76
  • Jul 30 Joe Shuster, Canadian-American cartoonist (co-creator, with Jerry Siegel, of "Superman"), dies of congestive heart failure at 78
  • Jul 30 Titti Sotto, latin songwriter, dies at 48 of aids
  • Jul 31 G Harold Carswell, supreme court justice candidate 1970, dies at 72
  • Jul 31 Joe George, American character actor (Across 110th Street; Seinfeld - "Uncle Mac"), dies of cancer at 65
  • Jul 31 Ralph Strait, American character actor (Search for Tomorrow, 1985-86; Halloween III), dies of heart attack at 56
  • Jul 31 Sjoerd de Free, reporter (Radio Herrijzend Netherland), dies