January 1992 calendar

January 1992

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 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 January 1992: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1992?


  • 01 Jan 1992 Bush is 1st US President to address Australian Parliament
  • 02 Jan 1992 Test debut of Shane Warne, versus India at Sydney.
  • 03 Jan 1992 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter.
  • 05 Jan 1992 6 Degrees of Separation closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 496 performances
  • 06 Jan 1992 Shane Warne takes 1-150 in his first Test innings.
  • 07 Jan 1992 AT&T releases video-telephone ($1499).
  • 08 Jan 1992 US President George H. W. Bush is televised falling violently ill at a state dinner in Japan, vomiting into the lap of Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa and fainting.
  • 09 Jan 1992 At the Winter Consumer Electronics Show, Apple Computer chairman John Sculley coins the term Personal Digital Assistant, referring to handheld computers that typically operate via a stylus on a LCD display. Sculley announces that Apple will enter the consumer-electronics market by the end of the year.
  • 10 Jan 1992 8th Soap Opera Digest Awards
  • 11 Jan 1992 US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi.
  • 12 Jan 1992 Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished
  • 13 Jan 1992 US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane to the murders of 15 young men and boys.
  • 15 Jan 1992 Cleaning woman finds intimate photos of Sarah Ferguson with US man
  • 16 Jan 1992 2 Shakespearean Actors opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • 17 Jan 1992 Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)
  • 18 Jan 1992 49th Golden Globes
  • 19 Jan 1992 City of Angels closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances
  • 20 Jan 1992 Australia beats India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup.
  • 21 Jan 1992 Faced with decreased military spending, United Technologies Corporation announces it will eliminate 13,900 jobs by 1993.
  • 22 Jan 1992 Princess Sarah Ferguson wears paper bag over her head on airline ride
  • 23 Jan 1992 Visit opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 25 Jan 1992 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41 seconds.
  • 26 Jan 1992 Little Hotel on the Side opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 27 Jan 1992 Crazy He Calls Me opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 28 Jan 1992 Stan Hansen beats Jumbo Tsuruta to win All Japan Triple Crown.
  • 29 Jan 1992 Willie Dixon, American blues composer ("I'm a Man", "Backdoor Man"), dies at age 76 (born 1915).
  • 30 Jan 1992 Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) lands.
  • 31 Jan 1992 MTA raised tolls on most NYC bridges from $2.50 to $3.00
  • 03 Jan 1992 CommutAir Flight 4821 crashes on approach to Adirondack Regional Airport, in Saranac Lake, New York, killing two people.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Black Or White
  2. - All 4 Loveyoutube
  3. - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
  4. - It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
  5. - Can't Let Go

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives
  2. - Justified And Ancient
  3. - Goodnight Girl
  4. - Don't Talk Just Kiss
  5. - Addams Groove


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in January 1992?

J. Edgar Hoover by Curt Gentry

J. Edgar Hoover


"The cumulative effect of all these factors is immense. Eleanor Roosevelt was correct: Hoover's FBI is an American gestapo. "--Newsweek A unique political biography, Curt Gentry's portrait of America's top cop is shocking, grim, and frightening.

No Greater Love by Danielle Steel

No Greater Love


It was the maiden voyage on the Titanic, which is the most famous ship ever built. In one night, the sea destroyed the lives and futures of an extraordinary family, The Winfields.

Maus Ii by Art Spiegelman

Maus Ii


***WINNER OF 1992 PULIZTER PRICE***Acclaimed as both a quiet triumph, and a deeply moving work of art. The first volume of Art Spiegelman’s Mausintroduced readers Vladek Spieglman (a Jewish survivor), to the book.

Backlash by Susan Faludi



Skillfully probing the Attack on Women's Rights "Opting-out," Security Moms," Desperate Housewives," and "The New Baby Fever"--the 2006 trend stories leave no doubt that American women continue to be subject to the relentless assault of the

Needful Things by Stephen King

Needful Things


Stephen King, master storyteller, presents the #1 New York Times Bestseller about a mysterious shop that can sell you anything you want--but at a terrible cost in return."