What Happened on July 29, 1992

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • 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
  • 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