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
  • Video game Mortal Kombat first released as a 2D fighting game by Midway Games
1992 History

Famous Deaths

Willy Brandt (1913-1992)

German statesman, leader of the SPD party (1964-1987) and Chancellor of West Germany (1969-74, Nobel 1971), dies of cancer at 78

About October 8, 1992

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: End Of The Road (From "Boomerang") - Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Ebeneezer Goode - Shamen