August 1992 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 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)
  • Aug 1 British athlete Linford Christie (32) becomes the oldest man to win an Olympic 100m gold medal edging Frankie Fredericks in Barcelona
  • Aug 2 American Jacki Joyner-Kersee becomes first athlete to win consecutive gold medals in the gruelling heptathlon with a 199 point win over Irina Belova (Soviet Union) at the Barcelona Olympics

Hall of Fame

Aug 2 Tom Seaver, Rollie Fingers, Hal Newhouser & Bill McGowan are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Aug 2 Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus becomes the first gymnast to win 6 gold medals at one Olympics in Barcelona, also first to win 4 gold in one day's competition (pommel, vault, rings & parallel bars)
  • Aug 4 In its debut at the Barcelona Olympics the badminton singles gold medals are both won by Indonesian athletes, whilst both men's & women's doubles go to South Korea
  • Aug 4 Italian fencer Giovanna Trillini wraps up gold medals in both women's foil events at the Barcelona Olympics as part of the winning team
  • Aug 4 The diving competition at the Barcelona Olympics concludes with Chinese athletes dominant, winning 3 of 4 gold medals contested - American Mark Lenzi wins 3m springbaord
  • Aug 5 Cuba wins baseball's inaugural gold medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, beating Chinese Taipei 11-1

Olympic Gold

Aug 6 The US track team sweeps the medals in the long jump at the Barcelona Olympics as Carl Lewis wins gold (28 feet, 5 1/2 inches), Mike Powell silver and Joe Greene bronze

  • Aug 6 Wrestler Bruce Baumgartner becomes the first American to win in three straight Olympics, capturing the gold in the 286-pound freestyle division in Barcelona
  • Aug 7 San Francisco Giants announce sale of MLB franchise to group of Tampa Bay investors; move blocked by other investors
  • Aug 7 Taking advantage of 6 months training on home town Terrassa pitch, Spain wins their first hockey gold medal beating Germany 2-1 in the women's final at the Barcelona Olympics

Sports History

Aug 7 The Orlando Magic signs NBA No. 1 draft pick Shaquille O'Neal

  • Aug 8 Bulgarian canoeist Nikolay Bukhalov completes the C-1 500 / 1,000 double winning the latter at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Aug 8 Fermín Cacho wins Spain's first ever Olympic gold medal in a running event when he takes out the 1,500m at the Barcelona Games
  • Aug 8 Germany goes through the field hockey competition undefeated to win gold with a 2-1 win over Australia in the men's final at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Aug 8 Spanish centre forward Kiko scores twice as the home team takes the football Olympic gold medal with a 3-2 win over Poland in front of 95,000 at Camp Nou, Barcelona

Olympic Gold

Aug 8 The original US 'Dream Team' wins the basketball gold at the Barcelona Olympics 117-85 over Croatia; features superstars Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing

  • Aug 9 Cuban boxer Félix Savón wins the first of 3 consecutive Olympic heavyweight gold medals when he dominates Nigerian David Izonritei on points at the Barcelona Games
  • Aug 9 Future 6-weight boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya of the US beats German Marco Rudolph on points to win the lightweight gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics

Sports History

Aug 9 Last day of Test Cricket for David Gower

Sports History

Aug 11 Oakland A's rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game

  • Aug 15 Striker Brian Deane scores both goals for Sheffield United in a season-opening 2-1 home win over Manchester United at Bramall Lane; first of Deane's goals is the first in EPL's inaugural season

Sports History

Aug 16 British Williams driver Nigel Mansell finishes second in Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

  • Aug 16 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), St. Charles CC: American Sherri Steinhauer wins first of 2 majors (British Open 2006) by 3 from Judy Dickinson

PGA Championship

Aug 16 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Bellerive CC: Nick Price of Zimbabwe wins by 3 from John Cook, Nick Faldo, Jim Gallagher & Gene Sauers

  • Aug 17 Kevin Gross of Dodgers tosses only 9-inning no-hitter of season, a 2-0
  • Aug 19 Romesh Kaluwitharana scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (SL v Australia)
  • Aug 19 Sri Lanka make their highest cricket score ever 8-547 v Australia

Sports History

Aug 22 Greg Matthews (4/76) & Shane Warne (3/11) spin Australia to a famous 16-run win v Sri Lanka in 1st cricket Test in Colombo

  • Aug 23 Dennis Eckersley, who previously set record for most consecutive saves (40), is 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different seasons
  • Aug 24 1st structural steel beams are erected at Jacobs Field (now Progressive Field) baseball stadium in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 24 NFL Cleveland Browns suffer their worst pre-season loss, 56-3, to Minnesota Vikings
  • Aug 27 CFL revokes BC Lions franchise
  • Aug 27 Mets trade David Cone to Toronto for Jeff Kent & Ryan Thompson
  • Aug 28 Brewers beat Blue Jays 22-2 with AL record 31 hits in 9 innings
  • Aug 28 Test cricket debut of Muttiah Muralitharan, vs Australia at Colombo
  • Aug 30 92nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Justin Leonard

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 4 Flavien Prat, French jockey (Kentucky Derby 2019; Preakness Stakes 2021; Prix Marcel Boussac 2013), born in Melun, Seine-et-Marne, France
  • Aug 11 Jose Ortiz Jr., Puerto Rican jockey (Belmont Stakes 2016), born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
  • Aug 16 Quentin Fillon Maillet, French biathlete (Olympic gold 20k individual, 12.5k pursuit 2022), born in Champagnole, France
  • Aug 26 Yang Yilin, Chinese gymnast, born in Huadu, Guangzhou, China
  • Aug 27 Carissa Moore, American surfer (WSL Women's World Tour Champion 2011, 13, 15, 19), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Aug 27 Daniel Ståhl, Swedish athlete (Olympic gold discus 2020; World C'ship gold 2019), born in Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 1 Stanley Dudek, US platform diver (watershows), dies
  • Aug 8 Arthur Lang, American boxer and businessman, dies at 115
  • Aug 13 Clifford Allison, American stock-car racer, dies in a practice race at 27
  • Aug 19 Norvel Lee, American boxer (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 67