- Feb 7 European Union offically comes into being under Maastricht treaties
- 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 11 The Church of England approves the ordination of female priests
- Dec 9 Operation Restore Hope - US Marines land in Somalia
The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence
On February 6, 1992