1992 In Technology The first Nicotine patch is introduced to help stop smoking and DNA Fingerprinting is Invented. The continuing Balkan War for the next 3 years between Muslims, Serbs and Croats prompting UN intervention. In The UK Rioting breaks out in Cities including Bristol and in France Euro Disney opens. In the US Bill Clinton becomes president and the largest Mall in America Minnesota's Mall of America is constructed spanning 78 acres

Cost of Living 1992

How Much things cost in 1992
Yearly Inflation Rate USA3.03% Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 3301 Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 6.00% Average Cost of new house $122,500.00 Average Income per year $30,030.00 Average Monthly Rent $519.00 Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.05 1 LB of Bacon $1.92 Average cost of new car $16,950.00
Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Sterling
Average House Price 68,634 Gallon of Petrol 2.13 Yearly Inflation Rate UK 3.7% Interest Rates Year End Bank of England 6.88% FTSE 100 Average 2500
From Our 1992 toys Page
90210 Slumber Bag and Girl Talk Telephone From The 1990s
Hot Wheels Streex Test Track From The 1990s

What Events Happened in 1992

  • Yitzhak Rabin comes to power in Israel promising to pursue peace talks with PLO
  • US and UN intervention in Somalia with OPERATION RESTORE HOPE to end famine and civil war
  • Ross Perot announces he will run as an independent in the upcoming presidential race against Bill Clinton and President Bush
Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bosnia Herzegovina declares independence . A 3 year war follows between Muslims, Serbs and Croats prompting UN intervention
  • United Nations Conference on Environment and Development ( The Earth Summit ) held in Brazil
European Union
  • Signing of the Maastricht treaty on 7th February , which founded the European Union.
  • Turkey, an earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale kills over 500
  • Gas that has leaked into sewer explodes in Guadalajara, Mexico on April 22nd - 215 dead, 1500 injured
  • Mafia boss John Gotti is sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering
U.S. China
  • McDonalds opens first McDonalds in Beijing China
  • Hindu militants tear down the Babri mosque in Ayodhya and during Hindu-Muslim rioting 2,000 lives are lost
  • Euro Disney opens in France
  • French Truck Drivers Protest new driving laws and disrupt the French road system with more than 500 blockades across France.
  • TWA Declares Bankruptcy
  • Bill Clinton becomes U.S. president
  • IRAQ Continues to hamper the efforts of UN Weapons Inspectors
  • In the UK Rioting by local youth breaks out across cities including Bristol
  • Privatization in Russia of State Owned businesses to the population is a major success
  • US refuses to sign The UN convention on Climate Change and Biological Diversity in Rio De Janeiro
U.S. U.S.
  • FDA Urges Stopping the use of silicone gel breast implants
  • No fly zone in place over southern Iraq authorized under United Nations Resolution
  • The Follies Bergere music hall in Paris, France closes.
  • The largest shopping mall in the US, Minnesota's Mall of America is constructed spanning 78 acres
  • Following the public outcry over royal spending he Queen of England will now pay income tax and the number of royals receiving tax payer money will decrease
  • Fire damages a major part of Windsor Castle and a number of important works of art, books and furniture are lost
  • The Summer Olympics are held in Barcelona, Spain
  • Rioting breaks out in Los Angeles following the acquittal of four white police officers accused of beating black motorist Rodney King.
  • Abortion rights activists march and demonstration in Washington, D.C
  • Overthrow Of Communist Government in Afghanistan
  • Mike Tyson Convicted of the Rape Miss Black Rhode Island, Desiree Washington
  • Two of the strongest earthquakes ever to hit California strike the desert area east of Los Angeles
  • The UK government closes 31 out of 50 of Britain's deep coal mines,
  • Prince Charles and Princess Diana seperate
  • Violence flares in Germany against Immigrants blaming them for economic problems.
  • Georgia Superdome in Atlanta, Georgia is completed with the worlds largest cable supported fabric roof .
  • The North American Free Trade Agreement between U.S.A. , Canada and Mexico is signed
Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Recognized As Independent 1992
  • The U.N. Security Council imposes sanctions on Libya
  • The Winter Olympic Games are held in Albertville, France
South Africa
  • South Africans vote for political reforms to end apartheid and create a power-sharing multi-racial government


  • Windows 3.1 released by Microsoft
  • Microsoft Works released by Microsoft
  • AT & T release video telephone for $1,499
  • The first Nicotene patch is introduced to help stop smoking
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour successful maiden voyage

Invention Invented by Inventors and Country ( or attributed to First Use )
DNA Fingerprinting UK Alec J Jeffreys
History of Video Recorders

Popular Culture 1992

The satirical British magazine Punch publishes it's final issue after 150 years due to falling sales and subscriptions
A telephone conversation is recorded between an unknown woman ( Diana the Princess of Wales ) talking to an unknown man about her unhappy marriage

Popular Films

  • 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

Check out our Television Programmes From The 90s whenever possible we have included a trailer to jog your memory. Series trailers and more information are found on the decade they started.

Popular Musicians

  • Pearl Jam
  • Color Me Badd with all for love
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket
  • Vanessa Paradis
  • Nirvana
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Primal Scream
  • R.E.M.
  • Boyz II Men with End of The Road
  • Madonna with This Used to be my Playground
  • U2
  • The Cure
  • Kiss
  • Genesis
  • Mariah Carey with Ill Be There
  • House of Pain
  • Bon Jovi
  • Eric Clapton
  • Def Leppard
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Metallica
  • Michael Jackson
Now check out our newly updated 1990's music page 90's Music

Popular Television

  • 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

Born This Year

Miley Ray Cyrus November 23rd

1992 Calendar

Major World Political Leaders 1992

Australia Prime Minister Paul Keating Brazil President Fernando Collor Till 2 October
Brazil President Itamar Franco From 2 October
Canada Prime Minister Brian Mulroney

China Chairman of the People's Republic of China Yang Shangkun

France President Fran├žois Mitterrand

Germany Chancellor Helmut Kohl
India Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao

Italy Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti Till 24 April
Italy Prime Minister Giuliano Amato From 24 April
Japan Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa Mexico President Carlos Salinas de Gortari Russia / Soviet Union
General Secretary of the CPSU Boris Yeltsin South Africa State President Frederik Willem de Klerk United States President George H. W. Bush United Kingdom Prime Minister John Major

Political Elections 1992

United States Presidential Election 1992 Bill Clinton (Democratic) Defeats George H. W. Bush (Republican) and Ross Perot (no party)
British General Election 1992 John Major ( Conservative ) defeats Neil Kinnock ( Labour ) and Paddy Ashdown ( Liberal Democrat )