What Happened on July 31, 1992

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Jeff Rouse swims world record/OR 100m backstroke (53.86 sec)
  • Kieren Perkins swims world 1,500m record (14:43.4) to beat Australian team mate Glen Housman at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Tamas Darnyi swims world record/Olympics 200m backstroke (1:59.36)
  • Thai Airbus crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 113 die
  • Yang Wenyi swims world record/OR 50m freestyle (24.79 sec)

Famous Deaths

  • G Harold Carswell, supreme court justice candidate 1970, dies at 72
  • Joseph L George, dies of cancer at 65
  • Ralph Strait, dies of heart attack at 56
  • Sjoerd de Free, reporter (Radio Herrijzend Netherland), dies