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
  • 11 Aug 1992 The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota opens. At the time the largest shopping mall in the United States.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1992?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Baby Got Back
  2. - This Used To Be My Playground
  3. - End Of The Road
  4. - Baby-Baby-Baby
  5. - November Rain

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Ain't No Doubt
  2. - Rhythm Is A Dancer
  3. - Abba-esque (EP)
  4. - Achy Breaky Heart
  5. - I'll Be There


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1992?

Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt


Eleanor Roosevelt was born into American aristocratic privileges and prejudices, and into an alcohol-affected family. Her debilitating roots were overcome by her public life of fighting racism and

Damia by Anne McCaffrey



Damia is as willful and obstinate as her mother, The Rowan. She also has unimaginable abilities. Her family tries to train and tame her, but she bonds with Afra Lyon.

Gerald'S Game by Stephen King

Gerald'S Game


Stephen King's bedtime story is a different one. It tells the tale of a game between husband and wife that ends in death.

Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Women Who Run With The Wolves


"WOMEN WHO RUN WITH WOLVES" is more than a book. It's a gift of deep insight, wisdom, love, and compassion.

Fatherland by Robert Harris



Fatherland takes place in an alternate world where Hitler has won World War II. It's April 1964, one week before Hitler turns 75.