August 1992 calendar

August 1992

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1992.
The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1992: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1992?


  • 01 Aug 1992 Salome closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 02 Aug 1992 Death & the Maiden closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 159 performances
  • 03 Aug 1992 Dodgers win 3,000th game since moving to Los Angeles
  • 05 Aug 1992 4 cops in Rodney King beating case indicted on civil rights charge
  • 06 Aug 1992 President Bush urges the United Nations to approve a military intervention in Bosnia and Hercegovina.
  • 07 Aug 1992 Cleveland Indians turn a triple play
  • 08 Aug 1992 Actress Barbara Hershey weds artist Stephen Douglas
  • 09 Aug 1992 Streetcar Named Desire closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 performances
  • 10 Aug 1992 Satellite TOPEX / Poseidon launched
  • 11 Aug 1992 Oakland Athletics rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game
  • 15 Aug 1992 Actress Susan Anton marries actor Jeff Lester
  • 16 Aug 1992 20th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sherri Steinhaur
  • 17 Aug 1992 Kevin Gross of Dodgers tosses only 9-inning no-hitter of season, a 2-0
  • 18 Aug 1992 Real Inspector Hound opens at Criterion NYC for 61 performances
  • 20 Aug 1992 England get 7-363 in 55 overs vs. Pakistan, then world ODI record
  • 21 Aug 1992 (to August 22) Events at Ruby Ridge, Idaho are sparked by a Federal Marshal surveillance team, resulting in the death of Marshal Sam Weaver and his dog and the next day the wounding of Randy Weaver, the death of his wife Vicki and the wounding of Kevin Harris.
  • 22 Aug 1992 Matthews and Warne spin Australia to a famous win vs. Sri Lanka
  • 23 Aug 1992 Dennis Eckersley, who previously set record for most consecutive saves (40), is 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different seasons
  • 24 Aug 1992 1st structural steel beams are erected at Gateway (Jacobs Field)
  • 25 Aug 1992 Jamie Solinger, of Iowa, crowned 10th Miss Teen USA
  • 26 Aug 1992 Anna Karenina opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 27 Aug 1992 CFL revokes BC Lions franchise
  • 29 Aug 1992 Largest wrestling crowd out side of US (75,000) at Wembley Stadium
  • 30 Aug 1992 2 Trains Running closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 160 performances
  • 31 Aug 1992 44th Emmy Awards: Northern Exposure, Christopher Lloyd and Dana Delane

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Directed by: Sean Penn

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Country: United States of America

Elite Squad

Elite Squad

Directed by: José Padilha

Starring: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

That Obscure Object of Desire

That Obscure Object of Desire

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina, Julien Bertheau

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Joe May

Starring: Kay Francis, Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter, Jane Bryan

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky

Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd


Which were the most popular books released in August 1992?
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Colony by Anne Rivers Siddons



An unforgettable story of love, acceptance, and tradition. When Maude Chambliss first arrives at Retreat, the seasonal home of her husband's aristocratic family, she is a nineteen-year-old bride fresh from

The Last Tsar by Edvard Radzinsky

The Last Tsar


Russian playwright and historian Radzinsky mines sources never before available to create a fascinating portrait of the monarch, and a minute-by-minute account of his terrifying last days. Updated

The Pelican Brief by John Grisham

The Pelican Brief


In suburban Georgetown, a killer’s Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home. In a seedy D.C. porno house, a patron is swiftly garroted to death.

Sahara by Clive Cussler



Clive Cussler’s breathtaking thriller is now available in a premium edition in an exciting new package. Egypt, 1996. Searching for a treasure on the Nile, Dirk Pitt thwarts the attempted

Sweet Liar by Jude Deveraux

Sweet Liar


It was her father's dying wish that Samantha Elliot search for her grandmother, who'd disappeared from Louisville when she was a baby.