Timeline 1992

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News Highlights of 1992

    LA Riots
    Rodney King was beaten badly by police officers in L.A when resisting arrest in 1991. Unknown to the police, there was somebody filming it in the bushes. The police officers were handed a verdict of not guilty by the first review board. This caused racial riots to break out in south central L.A. and led to several days of rioting.

    • Quebec votes to remain part of Canada
    Quebec had been campaigning for many years to become independent, but the vote fell short of what was needed for the change to happen.

    Largest shopping mall in the US is constructed
    Minnesota's Mall of America, 78 acres, with the largest indoor amusement park

    Hurricane Andrew hits Florida
    Killing 14, it left 250,000 people homeless, and was one of the costliest hurricanes in history.

    Amy Fisher pleads guilty
    Amy Fisher plead guilty to shooting her lover's wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco. "The Long Island Lolita" was a 16 year old at the time, which lead to Joey Buttafuoco being convicted on statutory rape charges.

    British Monarchy Divorces
    Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson divorced first, then Princess Anne divorced her husband. The final and most noticeable divorce was Princess Di and Prince Charles.

    First Black Female Astronaut.
    Dr. Mae C. Jemison becomes the first African-American woman astronaut, spending more than a week orbiting Earth in the space shuttle Endeavor.

    US/UN Humanitarian Invasion of Somalia
    US led invasion of Somalia to stop a country-wide famine that was caused by civil war and internal warlords. US/Un backed forces would withdraw in 1993
    Entertainment News of 1992

    ohnny Carson leaves the Tonight Show
    Bette Midler was his his last guest, Jay Leno was his replacement. David Letterman then left for CBS and beat him in ratings for a year or so.

    Metallica is on Fire...Literally
    While Performing "Fade to Black" in Montreal, Metallica's guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield stepped into a twelve foot flame and was then taken to a nearby hospital. The band did not continue the performance

Sports Highlights of 1992

  • Mike Tyson is found guilty of rape
    In July Tyson was sentenced for 6 years for raping 18 year old Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington.
  • The 1992 World Series
    For the first time in world series history the banner flew north of the border as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves in 6 games.
    Super Bowl XXVI – The Washington Redskins win their third Super Bowl title, and fifth NFL title, over the Buffalo Bills, 37-24, January 26, 1992
  • Boxing – Riddick Bowe won a 12 round decision over Evander Holyfield to win the undisputed heavyweight championship.
  • Grey Cup – Calgary Stampeders won 24-10 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Stanley Cup – Pittsburgh Penguins won 4 games to 0 over the Chicago Blackhawks
  • Davey Allison won the Daytona 500
  • NASCAR Championship - Alan Kulwicki
  • CART Racing - season championship won by Bobby Rahal
  • Formula One Championship – Nigel Mansell of Great Britain

Top Movies of 1992
• Aladdin
• Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
• Batman Returns
• Lethal Weapon 3
• A Few Good Men
• Sister Act
• The Bodyguard
• Wayne's World
• Basic Instinct
• Unforgiven
• Honey, I Blew Up The Kid
• Reservoir Dogs

Top TV Shows of 1992
• Law & Order
• America's Funniest Home Videos
• One Foot in the Grave (UK)
• The Crystal Maze (UK)
• The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
• Home Improvement
• Rugrats
• The Jerry Springer Show
• The Ren & Stimpy Show
• L.A. Law
• Matlock
• The Oprah Winfrey Show
• Comic Relief (UK)
• Casualty (UK)
• Inspector Morse
• Married... with Children
• Star Trek: The Next Generation

Top Songs of 1992
1. End of the Road, Boyz II Men
2. Baby Got Back, Sir Mix A-lot
3. Jump , Kris Kross
4. Save the Best for Last , Vanessa Williams
5. Baby-Baby-Baby , TLC
6. Tears In Heaven , Eric Clapton
7. My Lovin (You're Never Gonna Get It) , En Vogue
8. Under the Bridge , Red Hot Chili Peppers
9. All 4 Love , Color Me Badd
10. Just Another Day , Jon Secada