What Happened on July 29, 1992

Historical Events

  • American Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.16) at the World Championships in Perth, Australia, breaking his own record set in August 1991
  • Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek of Poland (5,559 points) beats Hungarian Attila Mizs√©r by 113 points to win the Pentathlon gold at the Barcelona Olympics; Poland also wins teams gold
  • Ira Lewis's one-act drama"Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC, after 18 performances
  • Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguys), arrested for narcotic possession
  • Yevgeni Sadovyi of the Unified Team swims world 400m record (3:45.00) to wrap up 200-400m freestyle double at the Barcelona Olympics

Famous Deaths

  • Tavio Amorin, Togolese politician, murdered
  • William Mathias, Welsh composer (wrote for 1981 royal wedding), dies at 57
1992 Highlights

About July 29, 1992

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot
  • UK #1 Song: Ain't No Doubt - Jimmy Nail