On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1992

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Revenge Match of the 20th century" American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer defeats Russian Boris Spassky to win an unofficial match in Belgrade

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • "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
1992 Highlights

About November 5, 1992

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 28 years and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio