Historical Events on August 1, 1992

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Salome" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • American sprinter Gail Devers wins an incredibly close blanket finish in the women's 100m at the Barcelona Olympics, with 5 athletes within 0.06 seconds of Devers (10.82)
  • British athlete Linford Christie (32) becomes the oldest man to win an Olympic 100m gold medal edging Frankie Fredericks in Barcelona
  • NBC's "Saturday Today" premieres
  • USA/USSR Around World Air Race begins at Santa Monica