What Happened in 1992

Significant Events

  • Apr 9 John Major elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after his Conservative Party wins the most votes in British electoral history
  • Jun 30 South African ANC President Nelson Mandela meets with UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali at Dakar
  • Jul 14 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz, starting the open source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds release "Linux" soon afterwards.
  • Nov 3 Bill Clinton (D) wins US presidential election over President George H. W. Bush (R)
  • Nov 11 The Church of England approves the ordination of female priests
  • Dec 9 Operation Restore Hope - US Marines land in Somalia
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence.

On February 6, 1992


World Leaders in 1992

Famous People in 1992

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 13 MLB baseball right fielder Sammy Sosa (23) weds Sonia Rodriguez
  • Jan 18 Chinese-American actress Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) marries Dr Peter Hui
  • Feb 22 Ed McMahon (69) weds Pamela Hurn (37)
  • Feb 24 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (27) weds lead singer Kurt Cobain (25) on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Mar 12 Actress Annette Bening (33) weds actor Warren Beatty (54)

Famous Divorces

  • Apr 12 Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from singer Lenny Kravitz
  • Apr 13 Nelson Mandela announces he will seek divorce from Winnie
  • Apr 23 British Princess Anne (the Princess Royal) and her 1st husband Captain Mark Phillips divorce after 19 years
  • Jun 30 Actress Natasha Richardson (29) divorces producer Robert Fox (39) after a year of marriage
More Weddings & Divorces