Events in Sport in August 1992

  • Aug 1 British athlete Linford Christie (32) becomes the oldest man to win an Olympic 100m gold medal edging Frankie Fredericks in Barcelona
  • 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 2 Tom Seaver, Rollie Fingers, Hal Newhouser & Bill McGowan are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 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
  • 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 7 Cleveland Indians turn a triple play
  • Aug 7 Tampa Bay group purchases SF Giants

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Aug 8 Metallica band member James Hetfield suffers second and third-degree burns during a pyrotechnics explosion on stage at Olympic Stadium, Montreal

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
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James Hetfield
  • Aug 9 Florence Descampe wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mt
  • Aug 9 Last day of Test Cricket for David Gower
  • Aug 9 25th Olympic Games closes in Barcelona, Spain
  • Aug 11 Oakland A's rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game
  • Aug 16 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), St. Charles CC: American Sherri Steinhaur wins first of 2 majors (British Open 2006)

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Aug 16 74th PGA Championship: Nick Price shoots a 278 at Bellerive St Louis

Golfer Nick Price
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Nick Price
  • 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
  • Aug 23 Kris Tschetter wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic
  • 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 Cleveland Browns suffer their worst preseason loss, 56-3, to Vikings
  • Aug 27 CFL revokes BC Lions franchise
  • Aug 28 Test cricket debut of Muttiah Muralitharan, vs Australia at Colombo
  • Aug 30 92nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Justin Leonard
  • Aug 30 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Sun-Times Golf Challenge