May 1992 calendar

May 1992

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1992?


  • 01 May 1992 LA Dodgers postpone 3 games due to racial riots due to Rodney King
  • 02 May 1992 High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club opens at H Hayes NYC 14 performances
  • 03 May 1992 Beverly Hills 90210 Gabrielle Carteris marries Charles Isaacs
  • 05 May 1992 Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection
  • 06 May 1992 New York Mets' Anthony Young begins losing streak of at least 26 games.
  • 07 May 1992 Constitutional amendment barring mid-term congressional raises passes
  • 09 May 1992 Final episode of Golden Girls airs on NBC-TV
  • 10 May 1992 Hamlet closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 12 May 1992 Joe Burke, president (Kansas City Royals), dies at age 68.
  • 13 May 1992 Final episode of Night Court airs on NBC-TV
  • 14 May 1992 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Cindy Coburn-Carroll.
  • 15 May 1992 Part of Cruger Avenue in Bronx renamed Regis Philbin Avenue.
  • 16 May 1992 Smells Like Nirvana, by Weird Al Yankovic hits #35
  • 17 May 1992 38th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Betsy King.
  • 18 May 1992 US Supreme Court rules states could not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs.
  • 19 May 1992 27th Amendment ratified, prohibits Congress from raising its salary
  • 20 May 1992 Rap singer raps 597 syllables in under 60 seconds
  • 21 May 1992 New Jersey senate overrides Governor Florio's veto and lowers sales tax to 6 percent.
  • 22 May 1992 California Angels, are involved in a bus crash, in New Jersey
  • 23 May 1992 New York Yankees play in their fourth straight extra inning game.
  • 24 May 1992 Pat Bradley wins J C Penney / LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament
  • 25 May 1992 Jay Leno becomes the new host of NBC's The Tonight Show, following the retirement of Johnny Carson.
  • 26 May 1992 Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour
  • 28 May 1992 65th National Spelling Bee: Amanda Goad wins spelling "lyceum".
  • 29 May 1992 New York Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at three games.
  • 30 May 1992 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven is 2nd to win as teenager and 40 year old
  • 31 May 1992 46th Tony Awards: Dancing at Lughnasa and Crazy For You win.
  • 09 May 1992 Westray Mine disaster kills 26 workers in Nova Scotia, Canada.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Jumpyoutube
  2. - Save The Best For Last
  3. - Bohemian Rhapsody
  4. - My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
  5. - Tears In Heaven

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Deeply Dippy
  2. - Please Don't Go
  3. - Stay
  4. - On A Ragga Tip
  5. - To Be With You


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in May 1992?

The Living by Annie Dillard

The Living


Annie Dillard's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is a New York Times bestseller. It captures the essence of life in the Pacific Northwest in the last decade of the 19th Century.

Rising Sun by Michael Crichton

Rising Sun


A grand opening celebration takes place at the American headquarters of the huge Japanese conglomerate on the 40th floor of Nakamoto Tower, downtown L.A.

Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt


Eleanor Roosevelt was born into American aristocratic privileges and prejudices, and into an alcohol-affected family. Her debilitating roots were overcome by her public life of fighting racism and

Backlash by Susan Faludi



Skilfully Examining the Attack on Women's Rights "Opting-out," security moms," desperate housewives," and "the new baby fever" - the trend stories for 2006 show that American women are still being abused by the

Diana In Private by Lady Colin Campbell

Diana In Private


A British aristocrat, who is inside the exclusive circle of the royal family, has shocking information about Princess Diana's past, including rumors about her eating disorder and her marriage to Prince Charles.