What Happened in 1992

Historical Events

  • Feb 7 Maastricht Treaty signed by 12 countries from the European Community (EC) to create the European Union (EU)
  • Apr 9 John Major elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after his Conservative Party wins the most votes in British electoral history

1992 in Film & TV

1992 in Music

  • Jun 30 "End of the Road" single released by Boyz II Men (Grammy Award Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best R&B Song 1993, Billboard Song of the Year 1992)
  • Aug 8 Metallica singer and guitarist James Hetfield suffers second and third-degree burns during a pyrotechnics explosion on stage at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • Nov 3 "I Will Always Love You" (Dolly Parton cover) single released by Whitney Houston (Billboard Song of the Year 1993)

1992 in Sport

  • Apr 1 NHL players begin first strike in 75-year history; 10 day action earns large playoff bonus increase, more control over licensing of their likenesses and changes to free agency system
  • May 7 Champion Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr. retires after winning 7,057 thoroughbred horse races
  • Sep 12 Stefan Edberg beats Michael Chang 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 in the longest match in US Open history (5 hours, 26 minutes)
  • Nov 5 "Revenge Match of the 20th century" American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer defeats Russian Boris Spassky to win an unofficial match in Belgrade
  • Dec 6 San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown in a 27-3 win over Miami Dolphins at Candlestick Park
  • Dec 15 Arthur Ashe is named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

Did You Know?

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

On February 6, 1992

Would You Believe?

Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 sec by Thomas School of Germany

On February 9, 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)

Famous Divorces


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