What Happened in 1992

Important 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
  • 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
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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 band member James Hetfield suffers second and third-degree burns during a pyrotechnics explosion on stage at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • Oct 3 Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live"
  • Nov 3 "I Will Always Love You" (Dolly Parton cover) single released by Whitney Houston (Billboard Song of the Year 1993)

1992 in Sport

  • Feb 27 Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years
  • Apr 1 NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history
  • May 7 Jockey Angel Cordero retires after winning over 7,000 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)

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

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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