On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1992

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • Revival of George Kelly's 1924 play "The Show Off", starring Boyd Gaines and Pat Carroll, opens at Criterion Center Stage Right, NYC; runs 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? 29 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio