On This Day

What Happened on July 22, 1992

Historical Events

Historic Event

Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes prison

  • Soyuz TM-15 launches

Famous Birthdays

Selena Gomez

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

Famous Deaths

  • David Wojuarowicz, American artist (U2 single "One" sleeve), dies of AIDs at 37
  • Souleiman Franjieh, president Lebanon (1970-76), dies
  • Wayne McLaren, American stuntman, rodeo performer, model and actor best known for playing the Marlboro Man, dies of lung cancer at 51
1992 Highlights

About July 22, 1992

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer