What Happened on July 27, 1992

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Republican National Convention
  • Dimitri Lepikov, Vladimir Pychenko, Veniamin Taianovitch and Evgueni Sadovyi swim world record 4x200m freestyle (7:11.95)
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk

Famous Deaths

  • Jenny Karezi, Greek actress (Red Lanterns), dies of cancer at 56
  • Max Dupain, Australian photographer, dies at 81