1992 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

1992 Trivia, History and Fun Facts

Quick Facts from 1992:

  • The New Word: A Japanese word, “Bushusuru,” was coined after George H.W. Bush publicly vomited on the Prime Minister of Japan during a formal state dinner. The word literally means “to do the ‘Bush’ thing” or to “vomit in public.”
  • The Top Song was I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
  • The Movies to Watch include A League of Their Own, Sister Act, The Bodyguard, Unforgiven and A Few Good Men
  • The Most Famous Person in America was probably
  • Notable books include: The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Walker and Dr Atkins’s New Diet Revolution by Robert Atkins
  • Price of CD (Compact Disk) in 1992: $11.98
    Cost of a daily newspaper: 25 cents
    Skippy peanut butter, 64 oz: $5.99
  • The Funny Late Night Host: Johnny Carson
  • Acting Awards: Jack Nicholson was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor and a Razzie for worst actor for his role in 1992’s Hoffa.

Top Ten Baby Names of 1992:
Ashley, Jessica, Amanda, Brittany, Sarah, Michael, Chris, Topher, Matthew, Joshua, Andrew

The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Elle Macpherson

The Heartthrobs:
Antonio Sabàto, Jr., ‘Marky’ Mark Wahlberg, Fabio

“The 1992 Quotes:”
“You can’t handle the truth!”
– Jack Nicholson, in ‘A Few Good Men’

“There’s no crying in baseball!”
– Tom Hanks, in ‘A League of Their Own’

“Friends don’t let friends drive drunk”
– U.S. Dept. of Transportation

“It’s the economy, stupid”
“I didn’t inhale.”
– Candidate for President Bill Clinton

“Giant sucking sound”
– Candidate for Presiden Ross Perot

“Made from the best stuff on Earth”
-Snapple ad

“Can we all just get along?”
-Beating victim (from the LAPD) Rodney King, to help qull the riots taking place in his name.

Time Magazine’s Man of the Year:
Bill Clinton

Miss America:
Carolyn Sapp (Honolulu, HI)

Miss USA:
Shannon Marketic (California)

The Scandals:
Woody Allen (age 56) left his long-term partner Mia Farrow after she discovered his secret affair with her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn (age 21).

Marisa Tomai won Best Supporting Actress Award for her performance in My Cousin Vinnie.

Singer Sinead O’Connor best known as a bald singer and for her hit Nothing Compares 2 U, tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live, declaring ‘Fight the real enemy.’ In 1997, in an interview with the Italian newspaper Vita, the sometimes lapsing Catholic had asked the Holy Father to forgive her. No word if he made such a declaration, but forgiving was included with the Pope’s job description, so we assume he did.

Long Island Lolita Amy Fisher shot the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuocco (pronounced Butt-a-foo-co), Mary Jo Buttafuocco in the face. Mary Jo survived and later divorced her husband.

Booty-shaking dancing entered the mainstream with Sir Mixx-a-Lot’s Baby Got Back

Princess Diana and Prince harles separated and later divorced shortly after his affair with long time love Camilla Parker Bowels was revealed.

Comedian Automobile Death:
Sam Kinison (drunk driver hit his car)

Pop Culture News:
Taco Bell first tried to enter the Mexican market in 1992, but the restaurants all closed within two years.

Paul Lynck (Great Britain) did 124 push-ups with one finger.

18-year-old Michelle Knapp’a 1980 Chevy Malibu was hot by a 28 pound meteor on October 9, 1992.

The hippest company founded in 1992 was probably Tony Hawk and Per Welinder’s Birdhouse Skateboards.

MTV introduced The Real World reality TV show. Prior to this, the network was known for running music videos 24 hours a day, believe it or not.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1992: $850,000

The Habit:
Reading The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

1st appearances & 1992’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Trolls dolls, Super Soaker 100

Popular and Notable Books From 1992:
All Around the Town by Mary Higgins Clark
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Walker
Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
Dr Atkins’s New Diet Revolution by Robert Atkins
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Gerald’s Game by Stephen King
Hideaway by Dean Koontz
Jewels by Danielle Steel
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray
Mexico by James A. Michener
Mixed Blessings by Danielle Steel
Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Suess
The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Rising Sun by Michael Crichton
Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
The Stars Shine Down by Sidney Sheldon
The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice
The Volcano Lover by Susan Sontag
Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan
The Way Things Ought To Be by Rush Limbaugh
Where is Joe Merchant? by Jimmy Buffet

Broadway Show – Crazy for You (Musical) Opened on February 19, 1992 and Closed: January 7, 1996

Broadway Show – Guys and Dolls (Musical) Opened on April 14, 1992 and Closed: January 8, 1995 (revival)

Best Film Oscar Winner:
The Silence of the Lambs (presented in 1992)

1992 Entries to The National Film Registry:
Adam’s Rib (released in 1949)
Annie Hall (released in 1977)
The Bank Dick (released in 1940)
Big Business (released in 1929)
The Big Parade (released in 1925)
The Birth of a Nation (released in 1915)
Bonnie and Clyde (released in 1967)
Carmen Jones (released in 1954)
Castro Street (The Coming of Consciousness) (released in 1966)
Detour (released in 1945)
Dog Star Man (released in 1964)
Double Indemnity (released in 1944)
Footlight Parade (released in 1933)
The Gold Rush (released in 1925)
Letter from an Unknown Woman (released in 1948)
Morocco (released in 1930)
Nashville (released in 1975)
The Night of the Hunter (released in 1955)
Paths of Glory (released in 1957)
Psycho (released in 1960)
Ride the High Country (released in 1962)
Salesman (released in 1968)
Salt of the Earth (released in 1954)
What’s Opera, Doc? (released in 1957)
Within Our Gates (released in 1920)

The Big Movies: (according to boxofficemojo)
1. Aladdin
2. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
3. Batman Returns
4. Lethal Weapon 3
5. A Few Good Men
6. Sister Act
7. The Bodyguard
8. Wayne’s World
9. Basic Instinct
10. A League Of Their Own

1992 Most Popular TV shows:
1. 60 Minutes (CBS)
2. Roseanne (ABC)
3. Home Improvement (ABC)
4. Murphy Brown (CBS)
5. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
6. Coach (ABC)
7. Cheers (NBC)
8. Full House (ABC)
9. Northern Exposure (CBS)
10. Rescue 911 (CBS)

1992 Billboard Number One Songs:
December 7, 1991- January 24, 1992:
Black Or White – Michael Jackson

January 25 – January 31:
All 4 Love – Color Me Badd

February 1 – February 7:
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – George Michael/Elton John

February 8 – February 28:
I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred

February 29 – March 20:
To Be With You – Mr. Big

March 21 – April 24:
Save the Best For Last – Vanessa Williams

April 25 – June 19:
Jump – Kris Kross

June 20 -July 3:
I’ll Be There – Mariah Carey

July 4 – August 7:
Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot

August 8 – August 14:
This Used To Be My Playground – Madonna

August 15 – November 13:
End of the Road – Boyz II Men

November 14 – November 28:
How Do You Talk To An Angel – The Heights

November 29, 1992 – March 5, 1993:
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

Sports:
World Series Champions: Toronto Blue Jays
Superbowl XXVI Champions: Washington Redskins
NBA Champions: Chicago Bulls
Stanley Cup Champs: Pittsburgh Penguins
U.S. Open Golf Tom Kite
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Stefan Edberg/Monica Seles
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Andre Agassi/Steffi Graf
NCAA Football Champions: Alabama
NCAA Basketball Champions: Duke
Kentucky Derby: Lil E Tee

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