On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1992

Historical Events

  • Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott
  • Ottawa Senators 1st NHL game
  • Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus

Famous Deaths


Person of interestWilly Brandt

Willy Brandt [Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm], German statesman, leader of the SPD party (1964-1987) and Chancellor of West Germany (1969-74, Nobel 1971), dies of cancer at 78

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt

1992 Highlights

About October 8, 1992

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra