On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1992

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Revenge Match of the 20th century" Bobby Fisher defeats Boris Spassky to with Chess title in Belgrade
  • "Show Off" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Odell Beckham Jr., American NFL player (New York Giants), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Arpad Elo, Hungarian physicist (chess classification system), dies at 89
  • Jan Hendrik Oort, Dutch astronomer (hypothesized "Oort Cloud"), dies at 92