1992 Trivia, History and Fun Facts

1992 Trivia, History and Fun Facts

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:
GeenaDavis2002Bad Fashion: Geena Davis at the 2002 Oscars

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)

Nerd News:the-real-world
Paul Lynck (Great Britain) did 124 push-ups with one finger.

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

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

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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