December 1992 calendar

December 1992

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1992.
The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1992: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1992?


  • 01 Dec 1992 Amy Fisher sentenced 5-15 yrs for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco
  • 02 Dec 1992 WQEW-AM radio replaces WQXR on 1560 in New York City
  • 03 Dec 1992 UN Security Council Resolution 794 is unanimously passed, approving a coalition of United Nations peacekeepers led by the United States to form UNITAF, with the task of establishing peace and ensuring that humanitarian aid is distributed in Somalia.
  • 04 Dec 1992 Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 U.S. troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa.
  • 05 Dec 1992 Kent Conrad of North Dakota resigns his seat in the United States Senate and is sworn into the other seat from North Dakota, becoming the only U.S. Senator ever to have held two seats on the same day.
  • 06 Dec 1992 Dottie Mochrie / Dan Forsmann wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 07 Dec 1992 Galileo spacecraft passes North Pole of Moon (Peary Crater).
  • 08 Dec 1992 NBC announces that Cheers will go off the air in May, 1993
  • 09 Dec 1992 3rd Billboard Music Awards
  • 10 Dec 1992 My Favorite Year opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • 11 Dec 1992 WNEW AM radio on 1130 in NYC ends transmitting after 58 years
  • 12 Dec 1992 6.8-7.5 earthquake strikes Flores Island (tsunami kills 3,000)
  • 13 Dec 1992 Show Off closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 14 Dec 1992 Lennox Lewis given WBC title, when Riddick Bowe refuses to fight him.
  • 15 Dec 1992 Arthur Ashe is named Sports Illustrated Sportman of Year
  • 17 Dec 1992 Christmas Carol opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 22 performances
  • 18 Dec 1992 FCC vote 4-1 to allow Infinity to purchase Cook Inlet stations
  • 19 Dec 1992 State President of South Africa F. W. de Klerk dismisses or suspends 23 military officers, including six generals, sho were suspected of unauthorized activities designed to disrupt negotiations with the African National Congress.
  • 20 Dec 1992 Northwest and KLM introduce a new joint logo "Worldwide Reliability".
  • 21 Dec 1992 Dutch DC-10 in fire at landing on Faro Portugal, 56 die
  • 22 Dec 1992 Libyan MIG-23UB attacks Boeing 727 at Souk al-Sabt, 158 die.
  • 24 Dec 1992 US President Bush pardons Caspar Weinberger of role in Iran-contra affair.
  • 26 Dec 1992 New York Jets' announcer Marty Glickman retires at age 75.
  • 27 Dec 1992 3 From Brooklyn closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 28 Dec 1992 Mort Greene, US songwriter ("My Grandfather's Clock"), dies at age 80.
  • 29 Dec 1992 Governor Cuomo grants Jean Harris ("Scarsdale Diet" Murderess) clemency.
  • 30 Dec 1992 Ling-Ling, panda given to the USA by China (Born 1969)
  • 31 Dec 1992 WCBS TV news anchor Carol Martin weds Joe Terry
  • 03 Dec 1992 A test engineer for Sema Group uses a personal computer to send the world's first text message via the Vodafone network to the phone of a colleague.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1992?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - I Will Always Love Youyoutube
  2. - If I Ever Fall In Love
  3. - Rump Shaker
  4. - How Do You Talk To An Angel
  5. - In The Still Of The Nite (I'll Remember)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Would I Lie To You?
  2. - End Of The Road
  3. - Heal The World
  4. - Exterminate!
  5. - People Everyday


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 1992?

Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King

Dolores Claiborne


Stephen King, master storyteller and author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller "The Housekeeper" is now available in mass-market premium paperback edition. This classic bestseller centers on a housekeeper who has a long-hidden past

Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock

Griffin & Sabine


This elegantly designed address book, which incorporates Nick bantock’s beautiful artwork and writing, is infused with all the magic and mystery that the Griffin & Sabine Trilogy has to offer. It will rekindle the wonder and excitement of meaningful correspondence.

The Pelican Brief by John Grisham

The Pelican Brief


A killer's Reebok whispers on the floors of a luxurious home in suburban Georgetown. A patron is quickly garroted to death in a porno house in D.C.

Driving Force by Dick Francis

Driving Force


New York Times bestselling grandmaster of crime fiction Jockey Freddie Croft uncovers a high-stakes plot that exposes horse-racing's dark side. He faces even greater odds of survival.

Sex by Madonna



Madonna is one of the most well-known, most publicized and most successful performers of all times.