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1992 Fun Facts and Trivia

Gregory DeVictor is a trivia enthusiast who loves to write articles on American nostalgia.

This article teaches you fun facts, trivia, and historical events from the year 1992.

This article teaches you fun facts, trivia, and historical events from the year 1992.

A Look Back at 1992

What are some fun facts, trivia, and history events from the leap year 1992?

  1. President George H. W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin jointly announced that the Cold War had ended.
  2. Bill Clinton was elected president of the United States, and Congress broke President Bush’s streak of 35 successful vetoes.
  3. Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and businesswoman Leona Helmsley both went to prison.
  4. New York City’s transit fare increased from $1.15 to $1.25, and a nor'easter came ashore and devastated New Jersey.
  5. Windsor Castle suffered a serious fire, and the Russian newspaper Pravda stopped publishing.
  6. The Mall of America—the second-largest shopping mall in the U.S.—opened in Minnesota.
  7. AT&T introduced the video phone, IBM developed the first smartphone, and the 10 millionth cell phone was sold.
  8. The largest McDonald's in the world opened in Beijing, China.
  9. In the year 1992, PepsiCo began to test market Crystal Pepsi, and the bread machine made its way into the American kitchen.
  10. 60 Minutes was the most popular TV show, Aladdin was the most popular film, and All Around the Town was the best-selling book.
  11. The Silence of the Lambs won the top five Academy Awards, Murphy Brown (CBS) won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, and Unforgettable won a Grammy for Song of the Year.
  12. Johnny Carson made his last appearance on The Tonight Show, and the 100th episode of Murphy Brown aired.
  13. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) was entered into the National Film Registry.
  14. During the year 1992, Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced that they were separating after 11 years of marriage.
  15. Inflation was 3.01%, a new Plymouth Voyager cost $12,995, and unemployment averaged 6.8%.
  16. The prime rate hovered around 6.00%, an ounce of gold was $350.90, and the retail price for a gallon of gas averaged $1.13.
  17. In 1992, Idaho potatoes cost $1.69 for a five-pound bag, rye bread was 99 cents for a 16-ounce loaf, and Oreos were $1.59 for a 20-ounce package. Jack Frost sugar cost $1.49 for a five-pound bag, a gallon of milk was $2.78, and a dozen eggs were 93 cents.
  18. The Washington Redskins were the Super Bowl champs, the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series, and the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched the Stanley Cup.
  19. NHL players went on strike for the first time in their 75-year history.
  20. From February 8-23, the 1992 Winter Olympics—officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games—were held in Albertville, France. A total of 1,801 athletes (1,313 men and 488 women) participated.

Here are the five most popular TV shows from 1992-93:

  1. 60 Minutes (CBS)
  2. Roseanne (ABC)
  3. Home Improvement (ABC)
  4. Murphy Brown (CBS)
  5. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)

Here are ten food and beverage trends for the year:

  1. Arizona Ice Tea
  2. Beefaroni
  3. Chicken Caesar salad
  4. Gorton’s Fish Sticks
  5. Hawaiian Punch
  6. Hi-C fruit drinks (for example, Blazin' Blueberry, Boppin’ Strawberry, Strawberry Kiwi Kraze, Orange Lavaburst, and Wild Cherry)
  7. Hot Pockets
  8. Molten chocolate cake
  9. Sunny Delite
  10. Viennetta (British ice cream product)

Whether you’re a millennial, a 50-something, or a baby boomer, this article teaches you fun facts, trivia, and history from the leap year 1992. Find out about popular TV shows, movies, music, famous authors and novels, cool sports facts, and other interesting pop culture trends to get the right mix of questions and answers for your 1990s-themed trivia quiz.

Table of Contents

For easier reading, I have divided this article into the following categories:

  1. Grocery Prices in the Year 1992
  2. History Facts From the USA and World
  3. Sports Trivia
  4. Entertainment News
  5. Miscellaneous Fun Facts, Trivia, and Pop Culture Trends
  6. Nobel Prize Winners
  7. Best-Selling Books
  8. Most Popular Television Shows From 1992-93
  9. Highest-Grossing Films
  10. Entries Into the National Film Registry
  11. Horror Movies From 1992
  12. Biggest Pop Music Artists
  13. Top 40 Songs for the Year
  14. Favorite Video Games
  15. Food and Beverage Trivia
  16. Notable Weddings
  17. Famous People Who Died in 1992
  18. America’s Largest Corporations
  19. American Companies That Were Launched
In 1992, General Motors was one of America’s largest corporations.

In 1992, General Motors was one of America’s largest corporations.

1. Grocery Prices in the Year 1992

These grocery facts have been made available courtesy of the Morris County Public Library in Whippany, NJ.

  1. Apples (Red Delicious): 99 cents a pound
  2. Bacon (Oscar Mayer): $1.49 for a one-pound package
  3. Beef (eye round roast): $2.99 per pound
  4. Bread (rye): 99 cents for a 16-ounce loaf
  5. Butter (Land O’Lakes): $3.00 for a two-pound package
  6. Cookies (Nabisco Oreos): $1.59 for a 20-ounce package
  7. Eggs: 93 cents a dozen
  8. Fish (salmon steak): $5.99 a pound
  9. Ham: 79 cents per pound
  10. Ice cream (Breyers): $2.99 for a half gallon
  11. Ketchup (Heinz): 99 cents for a 28-ounce bottle
  12. Lettuce (iceberg): 37 cents for one head
  13. Milk: $2.78 per gallon
  14. Onions (yellow): $1.49 for a three-pound bag
  15. Oranges (navel, Sunkist): Four for 99 cents
  16. Peanut butter (Skippy): $5.99 for a 64-ounce jar
  17. Pork & beans (Campbell’s): $1.00 for three 16-ounce cans
  18. Potatoes (Idaho): $1.69 for a five-pound bag
  19. Soup (Campbell’s): $2.00 for five 10.5-ounce cans
  20. Strawberries: $1.69 per quart
  21. Sugar (Jack Frost): $1.49 for a five-pound bag
In 1992, the largest McDonald's restaurant in the world opened in Beijing, China. It had 28,000 square feet and 700 seats.

In 1992, the largest McDonald's restaurant in the world opened in Beijing, China. It had 28,000 square feet and 700 seats.

2. History Facts From the USA and World

  1. In 1992, George H. W. Bush was President of the United States, and Dan Quale was Vice-President.
  2. The U.S. unemployment rate averaged 6.8%.
  3. The rate of inflation was 3.01%.
  4. In 1992, Idaho potatoes cost $1.69 for a five-pound bag, rye bread was 99 cents for a 16-ounce loaf, and Oreos were $1.59 for a 20-ounce package. Jack Frost sugar cost $1.49 for a five-pound bag, a gallon of milk was $2.78, and a dozen eggs were 93 cents.
  5. The average price for a gallon of gas was $1.13.
  6. A first-class stamp cost 29 cents.
  7. The average household income was $30,636, up from $29,430 a year earlier.
  8. In 1992, Americans paid an average of $16,950 for a new car.
  9. The average price for a new house was $144,100, and the average monthly rent was $519.00.
  10. The federal minimum wage was $4.25.
  11. The prime rate hovered around 6.00%, and an ounce of gold cost $350.90.
  12. On the last day of trading for the year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 3,301.
  13. In 1992, the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage to the Americas was observed.
  14. On January 1, New York City’s transit fare increased from $1.15 to $1.25.
  15. On January 7, AT&T introduced the video phone—priced at $1,499—and described it as the world's first full-color motion video phone that allowed home telephone customers to send and receive video images as well as spoken words.
  16. On January 13, serial killer Jeffrey L. Dahmer admitted to killing 15 young men, but pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. On February 15, a jury found Dahmer to be legally sane at the time of the murders, and sentenced him to “15 consecutive life sentences without chance of parole.”
  17. On January 31, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (M.T.A.) increased the tolls on New York City’s major bridges and tunnels by 50 cents each way.
  18. From February 8-23, the 1992 Winter Olympics—officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games—were held in Albertville, France. A total of 1,801 athletes (1,313 men and 488 women) participated.
  19. On February 22, Barry Diller resigned as CEO of Fox.
  20. On March 3, President George H. W. Bush admitted that raising taxes was the biggest blunder of his presidency because it was “hobbling his bid for re-election.” The New York Times reports that Bush regretted raising taxes, “because of all the ‘political grief’ he has suffered for agreeing to a 1990 budget compromise with Congressional Democrats that raised taxes.”
  21. On March 14, the Russian newspaper Pravda, which was recognized as the voice of the Communist Party for nearly 80 years, stopped publishing because of debt issues. The New York Times explains that “Lavishly subsidized by the party through most of its existence, the paper fell victim to the harsh realities of shortages, soaring prices, unimaginative management, and a dwindling readership. The daily had already reduced publication to only three issues a week of four pages each, and kiosks were freed to set their own prices.”
  22. On April 1, the leaders of the world's major industrial nations unveiled a one-year plan to give $24 billion in aid to Russia. According to the New York Times, “President Bush and [German] Chancellor Helmut Kohl presented the program as a way for the United States and its allies to prevent economic collapse in Russia and stop a new authoritarianism from rising from the rubble of the former Soviet Union.”
  23. On April 1, NHL players went on strike for the first time in their 75-year history. (The strike ended on April 10.)
  24. On April 6, Microsoft released Windows 3.1.
  25. On April 9, John Major became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  26. On April 13, PepsiCo introduced Crystal Pepsi to test markets in Denver, Sacramento, Dallas, Providence, and Grand Rapids. Overall, the new soft drink generated a positive response from consumers.
  27. On April 23, the largest McDonald's restaurant in the world opened in Beijing, China. It had 28,000 square feet and 700 seats.
  28. On April 29, a jury acquitted three Los Angeles police officers in the beating of Rodney King. Within hours, “the 1992 Los Angeles riots started, sparked by outrage among African Americans over the verdicts and long-standing social issues.”
  29. On May 7, the 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. Originally proposed by James Madison in 1789, the 27th Amendment “prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of Congress from taking effect until the start of the next set of terms of office for representatives.”
  30. On May 15, Alexanders, the New York-based budget department store, filed for bankruptcy protection from its creditors and closed its remaining stores. AlexanderRegoPark.com explains that “The first Alexander’s opened on 3rd Avenue in the Bronx in 1928, and other branches were on Fordham Road, 58th Street in Manhattan, and in White Plains and Paramus. It was also the only store in New York to feature a subway entrance of its own, and had an automatic indoor railroad system to transport merchandise between levels.”
  31. On June 16, Caspar Weinberger, the Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan, was indicted on five felony charges related to the Iran-Contra affair.
  32. On June 16, Great Britain issued a postage stamp commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Battle of Edgehill.
  33. On June 26, New York’s M.T.A. voted to ban cigarette ads on its subways, buses, and commuter railroads. The ban—which went into effect on January 1, 1993—cost the agency an estimated $4.5 million in advertising revenue. (Adjusted for inflation, $4,500,000.00 in 1993 is equal to $7,967,219.87 in 2019.)
  34. On July 2, Braniff Airlines went out of business. According to the Texas State Historical Association, “Braniff Airways was once the world's sixth largest airline. Oklahoma City insurance man and financier Thomas Elmer Braniff and four friends founded the Oklahoma City-Tulsa Airline, beginning with partial payment on a five-seat Stinson Detroiter airplane. On June 20, 1928, this aircraft made its maiden voyage between the two cities, piloted by the founder's brother Paul.”
  35. From July 25-August 9, the Summer Olympics—officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad—were held in Barcelona, Spain. A total of 9,356 athletes (6,652 men and 2,704 women) participated.
  36. On August 11, the Mall of America opened in Bloomington, Minnesota. It had 330 stores and 10,000 employees.
  37. On October 1, the new Pittsburgh airport terminal opened, “with operations having been transferred overnight from the old terminal.”
  38. On October 5, Congress voted to override President Bush's veto of legislation designed to regulate cable television companies, thus breaking Bush’s streak of 35 successful vetoes.
  39. On October 20, in the first World Series game outside of the U.S., the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves.
  40. On October 30, New York’s M.T.A. began installing the first 125 Automated-Fare-Collection (AFC) turnstiles.
  41. On November 3, Democrat Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States by defeating incumbent President George H. W. Bush. What wounded Bush’s candidacy? Britannica points out that “At the Republican National Convention in 1988, Bush had pledged to the delegates that he would resist any tax increases, giving his famous ‘read my lips’ pledge. But in 1990, in an attempt to cope with a soaring budget deficit, Bush reneged on that pledge, earning him the enmity of his conservative supporters and the distrust of many voters who had backed him in 1988.”
  42. On November 20, Windsor Castle—one of the official residences of Queen Elizabeth—suffered a serious fire. UnofficialRoyalty.com points out that Windsor Castle “has been a royal residence for over 900 years and has the distinction of being the world’s longest occupied castle and the world’s largest occupied castle.”
  43. On November 22, the 10 millionth cell phone was sold.
  44. On December 11, the December 1992 nor'easter came ashore and “wrought a half-billion dollars worth of damage in New Jersey, with the barrier islands taking the brunt of the hit. Gusts were measured as high as 90 mph.”
  45. On December 24, President Bush pardoned Caspar Weinberger for his role in the Iran-Contra affair.
In 1992, the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched the 29th Stanley Cup by defeating the Chicago Blackhawks.

In 1992, the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched the 29th Stanley Cup by defeating the Chicago Blackhawks.

3. Sports Trivia

Generally suitable for all age groups, sports questions are a welcome addition to any trivia night quiz.

  1. On January 1, Miami defeated Nebraska in the Orange Bowl.
  2. On January 1, Washington beat Michigan in the Rose Bowl.
  3. On January 1, Notre Dame defeated Florida in the Sugar Bowl.
  4. On January 25, the Washington Redskins won Super Bowl XXVI by defeating the Buffalo Bills.
  5. In June, the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched the 29th Stanley Cup by beating the Chicago Blackhawks.
  6. In May, Al Unser, Sr. won the 76th Indianapolis 500.
  7. On May 2, Lil E. Tee won the 118th running of the Kentucky Derby.
  8. In July, Miguel Induráin won the 79th Tour de France.
  9. In October, the Toronto Blue Jays won the 89th World Series by defeating the Atlanta Braves in seven games.
  10. NBA Champions: Chicago Bulls
  11. NCAA Basketball Champions: Duke
  12. NCAA Football Champs: Alabama
  13. U.S. Open Golf: Tom Kite
  14. U.S. Open Tennis (men/women): Stefan Edberg/Monica Seles
  15. Wimbledon (men/women): Andre Agassi/Steffi Graf

4. Entertainment News

  1. Heartthrobs and fashion icons for the year included Christina Applegate, Candice Bergen, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Linda Evangelista, Robin Givens, Whitney Houston, Rachel Hunter, Kathy Ireland, Elle Macpherson, Kate Moss, Princess Diana, Claudia Schiffer, Anna Nicole Smith, Sharon Stone, Niki Taylor, Heather Thomas, and Christy Turlington.
  2. Carolyn Sapp (Hawaii) won the Miss America crown.
  3. Shannon Marketic (California) became Miss USA.
  4. Top-grossing Broadway shows were Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Crazy for You, Les Miserables, Will Rogers’ Follies, Cats, Guys and Dolls, Jelly’s Last Jam, The Secret Garden, and Catskills on Broadway.
  5. Broadway shows that opened in 1992 included A Christmas Carol, A Small Family Business, Chinese Coffee, Crazy for You, Falsettos, Five Guys Named Moe, Guys and Dolls, Hamlet, Man of La Mancha, Private Lives, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, The Master Builder, The Price, and The Visit.
  6. At the 64th Academy Awards, which honored the best films of 1991, The Silence of the Lambs won an Oscar for Best Picture, and Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) won an Oscar for Best Director. Likewise, Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) won an Oscar for Best Actor, and Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs) won an Oscar for Best Actress.
  7. At the 44th Primetime Emmy Awards, Murphy Brown (CBS) won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, and Northern Exposure (CBS) won an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. Likewise, Craig T. Nelson (Coach) won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and Candace Bergen (Murphy Brown) won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
  8. On April 15, Star Trek actors William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), and DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy) were all inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
  9. On April 20, the 100th episode of the sitcom Murphy Brown aired on CBS.
  10. On April 26, the final episode of Who’s the Boss? was broadcast on ABC.
  11. On May 9, the last episode of the sitcom The Golden Girls aired on NBC.
  12. On May 22, Johnny Carson made his final appearance on The Tonight Show. On May 25, Jay Leno became the new host of the late-night talk show.
  13. On August 1, NBC’s Saturday Today premiered.
  14. On September 26, Roseanne Barr received a Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
  15. On October 1, the Cartoon Network was launched on cable television.
  16. On October 16, the 1700th David Letterman Show aired on CBS.
  17. On December 8, NBC announced that the sitcom Cheers would broadcast its final episode in May 1993.
In 1992, Candace Bergen (Murphy Brown) won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

In 1992, Candace Bergen (Murphy Brown) won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

5. Miscellaneous Fun Facts, Trivia, and Pop Culture Trends

PBS.org explains that pop culture is that loose blend of books, music, fashion and other daily ephemera that contributes to the identity of a society at a particular point in time. In essence, pop culture is a self-portrait created through purchasing power. In the 1990s, radio, film, television, books, and the internet carried the essence of American pop culture.

  1. In 1992, the most popular baby names were Michael and Ashley.
  2. The average life expectancy at birth in the United States was 75.8 years.
  3. The cost of a 30-second Super Bowl ad was $850,000.
  4. Favorite holiday gifts included Barbie's Dream House, the Fort Bravo Playset, Creepy Crawlers, X-Men action figures, and the Nestle Talking Vending Machine.
  5. Popular Halloween costumes were Batman, Catwoman, The Lost Boys, Freddy Kruger, Axel Foley from Beverly Hills Cop, Hulk Hogan, and Joe Niekroand.
  6. Fashion trends in 1992 were crop tops, platform shoes, animal prints, faux fur, velvet, windbreakers, and denim. LiveTheOliver.com adds that “Matching your top to your bottom was very important. Monochromatic and dichromatic looks were the way to go. Tartan ruffle skirts that came with a matching tie or jacket were the coolest.”
  7. Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” was Bill Clinton.
  8. In 1992, bread machines—first introduced in Japan in 1986—made their way into the American kitchen. One year later, when the price tag dropped to $200, over three million of them were sold in the U.S. Two decades later, however, bread machines were nonexistent, “having fallen into oblivion along with Walkmans and the Pogo Ball.”
  9. The first smartphone was developed at IBM.
  10. The nicotine patch was introduced to help reduce cigarette cravings that are associated with quitting smoking. By the end of the year, over five million people were using the patch, and sales of the product reached $1 billion.
  11. The price of a compact disc (CD) was $11.98. For the first time, CDs were more popular than cassette tapes for recorded music.
  12. There were 900 million television sets in use around the world, and about 200 million of them were in the United States.
  13. By the end of the year, there were about 25 websites. (In January 2019, there were 1.94 billion web destinations.)
  14. About one million computers worldwide had Internet access, and the term “surfing the Internet” was coined.
  15. Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced that they were separating after 11 years of marriage. The New York Times tells us that “Prince Charles and Princess Diana were married in 1981 in a lavish ceremony that was televised around the world and watched by nearly a billion people. However, their marital problems eventually became public. The British tabloids published stories of both the prince and princess having extramarital relationships.”
  16. Johnny Carson and Roseanne Barr were probably the two funniest people in America.
In 1992, 60 Minutes was the most popular television show.

In 1992, 60 Minutes was the most popular television show.

6. Nobel Prize Winners

Beth Rowen tells us that winning a Nobel Prize is a life-changing honor. Whether the laureate is an internationally known figure (such as Mother Teresa) or a scientist from obscurity (like Richard R. Ernst), the award brings worldwide recognition that highlights one's life work and provides the funds to continue the mission.

This Nobel Prize information from 1992 has been made available courtesy of NobelPrize.com.

  1. Chemistry: Rudolph A. Marcus
  2. Economics: Gary Becker
  3. Literature: Derek Walcott
  4. Peace: Rigoberta Menchú
  5. Physics: Georges Charpak
  6. Physiology or medicine: Edwin G. Krebs and Edmond H. Fischer

7. Best-Selling Books

This book data has been made available courtesy of PopCultureMadness.com.

  1. All Around the Town by Mary Higgins Clark
  2. Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
  3. Dr. Atkins’s New Diet Revolution by Robert Atkins
  4. Gerald’s Game by Stephen King
  5. Hideaway by Dean Koontz
  6. Jewels by Danielle Steel
  7. Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray
  8. Mexico by James A. Michener
  9. Mixed Blessings by Danielle Steel
  10. Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Suess

8. Most Popular Television Shows From 1992-93

These TV facts have been made available courtesy of Nielsen Media Research.

  1. 60 Minutes (CBS)
  2. Roseanne (ABC)
  3. Home Improvement (ABC)
  4. Murphy Brown (CBS)
  5. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
  6. Coach (ABC)
  7. Monday Night Football (ABC)
  8. CBS Sunday Night Movie (CBS)
  9. Cheers (NBC)
  10. Full House (ABC)
In 1992, the Toronto Blue Jays won the 89th World Series by defeating the Atlanta Braves in seven games.

In 1992, the Toronto Blue Jays won the 89th World Series by defeating the Atlanta Braves in seven games.

9. Highest-Grossing Films

This film trivia has been made available courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo.com.

  1. Aladdin
  2. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
  3. Batman Returns
  4. Lethal Weapon 3
  5. A Few Good Men
  6. Sister Act
  7. The Bodyguard
  8. Wayne’s World
  9. Basic Instinct
  10. A League Of Their Own

10. Entries Into the National Film Registry

According to CBSNews.com, the National Film Registry is a “compendium of motion pictures that have been judged to be culturally, aesthetically[,] or historically important and worthy of preservation for future generations. In addition to Hollywood studio classics and box office hits, the Registry also protects independent films, documentaries, experimental works, cartoons, music videos, educational and training films, ads, and even home movies.” Courtesy of the Library of Congress, here are the 1992 additions to the National Film Registry:

  1. Adam’s Rib (1949)
  2. Annie Hall (1977)
  3. Big Business (1929)
  4. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  5. Carmen Jones (1954)
  6. Castro Street (The Coming of Consciousness) (1966)
  7. Detour (1945)
  8. Dog Star Man (1964)
  9. Double Indemnity (1944)
  10. Footlight Parade (1933)
  11. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
  12. Morocco (1930)
  13. Nashville (1975)
  14. Paths of Glory (1957)
  15. Psycho (1960)
  16. Ride the High Country (1962)
  17. Salesman (1968)
  18. Salt of the Earth (1954)
  19. The Bank Dick (1940)
  20. The Big Parade (1925)
  21. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
  22. The Gold Rush (1925)
  23. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  24. What’s Opera, Doc? (1957)
  25. Within Our Gates (1920)

11. Horror Movies From 1992

Horror films for the year included Candyman, Dead Alive, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Innocent Blood, Dr. Giggles, Sleepwalkers, Pet Sematary 2, Alien 3, Hellraiser III, Dust Devil, Army of Darkness, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Demonic Toys, Prom Night IV: Deliver Us from Evil, Critters 4, The Burning Moon, Stepfather 3, Ax 'Em, Raat, Waxwork II: Lost in Time, Mad at the Moon, and Split Second.

In 1992, Disney’s Aladdin was the highest-grossing film.

In 1992, Disney’s Aladdin was the highest-grossing film.

12. Biggest Pop Music Artists

This information has been made available courtesy of Billboard.com.

Popular music artists in 1992 included Bobby Brown, Celine Dion, Color Me Badd, Elton John, En Vogue, Genesis, Gerald Levert, Guns N'Roses, Kris Kross, Luther Vandross, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Michael Bolton, Michael Jackson, Mr. Big, Prince, R. Kelly, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shanice, Tevin Campbell, TLC, U2, Vanessa Williams, and Whitney Houston.

13. Top 40 Songs for the Year

This pop music trivia has been made available courtesy of MusicOutfitters.com. How many of these songs do you remember?

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

11. I Love Your Smile: Shanice

12. To Be With You: Mr. Big

13. I'm Too Sexy: Right Said Fred

14. Black or White: Michael Jackson

15. Achy Breaky Heart: Billy Ray Cyrus

16. I'll Be There: Mariah Carey

17. November Rain: Guns N' Roses

18. Life Is a Highway: Tom Cochrane

19. Remember the Time: Michael Jackson

20. Finally: CeCe Peniston

21. This Used to Be My Playground: Madonna

22. Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough: Patty Smyth

23. Can't Let Go: Mariah Carey

24. Jump Around: House Of Pain

25. Diamonds and Pearls: Prince and The N.P.G.

26. Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me: George Michael and Elton John

27. Masterpiece: Atlantic Starr

28. If You Asked Me To: Celine Dion

29. Giving Him Something He Can Feel: En Vogue

30. Live and Learn: Joe Public

31. Come & Talk to Me: Jodeci

32. Smells Like Teen Spirit: Nirvana

33. Humpin' Around: Bobby Brown

34. Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover: Sophie B. Hawkins

35. Tell Me What You Want Me To Do: Teven Campbell

36. Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg: TLC

37. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday: Boyz II Men

38. Move This: Technotronic

39. Bohemian Rhapsody: Queen

40. Tennessee: Arrested Development

In 1992, chicken Caesar salad was all the rage.

In 1992, chicken Caesar salad was all the rage.

14. Favorite Video Games

Popular video games in 1992 included Mortal Kombat, Night Trap, Wolfenstein 3D, Dune II, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Alone in the Dark, Lunar: The Silver Star, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Final Fantasy V, Star Control II, Chakan: The Forever Man, Contra III: The Alien Wars, Dark Seed, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary, Ecco the Dolphin, Ariel the Little Mermaid, and Flashback.

15. Food and Beverage Trivia

Here are some foods and beverages that were popular in 1992:

  1. Arizona Ice Tea
  2. Beefaroni
  3. Betty Crocker Dunk-a-Roos (snack food)
  4. Bubble Jug (According to CandyWarehouse.com, “An old fashioned candy classic, Bubble Jug containers hold powdery candy nuggets that change into gum as you chew them!”)
  5. Capri Sun
  6. Chicken Caesar salad
  7. Clearly Canadian (sparkling water beverage)
  8. Creme brûlée
  9. Ellio’s Pizza
  10. Fla-Vor-Ice (A freezie that was eaten out of a plastic tube.)
  11. Frozen corn dogs
  12. General Mills French Toast Crunch Cereal
  13. Gorton’s Fish Sticks
  14. Gushers (fruit candy snacks)
  15. Hawaiian Punch
  16. Hi-C fruit drinks (for example, Blazin' Blueberry, Boppin’ Strawberry, Strawberry Kiwi Kraze, Orange Lavaburst, and Wild Cherry)
  17. Hot Pockets (an American brand of “microwaveable turnovers and a pocket burrito generally containing one or more types of cheese, meat, or vegetables.”)
  18. Keebler Fudge Stripes
  19. Lunchables
  20. Molten chocolate cake - Paula Kashtan tells us that “Known for its warm, runny center, this dessert started popping up on restaurant menus all over the country throughout the '90s.”
  21. Pillsbury Toaster Strudel
  22. Planters Cheez Balls
  23. SpaghettiOs
  24. Sunny Delite
  25. Viennetta (British ice cream product)
In 1992, the Washington Redskins won Super Bowl XXVI by defeating the Buffalo Bills.

In 1992, the Washington Redskins won Super Bowl XXVI by defeating the Buffalo Bills.

16. Notable Weddings

This information has been made available courtesy of OnThisDay.com.

  1. On January 13, MLB right fielder Sammy Sosa married Sonia Rodriguez.
  2. On February 24, singer and songwriter Courtney Love wed lead singer Kurt Cobain.
  3. On March 12, actress Annette Bening married actor Warren Beatty.
  4. On April 11, Superman actor Christopher Reeve wed actress and singer Dana Morosini.
  5. On April 24, rock star David Bowie married supermodel Iman.
  6. On May 3, Beverly Hills 90210 actress Gabrielle Carteris wed Charles Isaacs.
  7. On May 29, actor Robert Downey Jr. married actress and singer Deborah Falconer.
  8. On July 18, pop music artists Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown tied the knot.
  9. On August 20, singer and actor Sting wed Trudie Styler.
  10. On October 3, future U.S. President Barack Obama married lawyer Michelle Robinson.
  11. On October 16, author J. K. Rowling wed Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes.
  12. On December 31, MLB outfielder David Justice married actress Halle Berry.

17. Famous People Who Died in 1992

  1. January 1: Grace Hopper (computer scientist and U.S. Navy admiral)
  2. February 10: Alex Haley (American writer)
  3. March 10: Christian K. Nelson (inventor of the Eskimo Pie)
  4. April 5: Sam Walton (American businessman and the founder of Walmart)
  5. May 6: Marlene Dietrich (German-American actress and singer)
  6. May 17: Lawrence Welk (champagne music maker)
  7. June 22: M. F. K. Fisher (American writer and food critic)
  8. August 14: John Sirica (U.S. federal judge who presided at the Watergate hearings)
  9. October 16: Shirley Booth (American actress)
  10. November 22: Sterling Holloway (American actor and the voice of Winnie the Pooh)
In 1992, Hi-C fruit drinks were popular beverages.

In 1992, Hi-C fruit drinks were popular beverages.

18. America’s Largest Corporations

This corporate trivia has been made available courtesy of Fortune.com.

  1. General Motors
  2. Exxon Mobil
  3. Ford Motor
  4. IBM
  5. General Electric
  6. Mobil
  7. Altria Group
  8. DuPont
  9. Texaco
  10. ChevronTexaco

19. American Companies That Were Launched

  1. Alexion Pharmaceuticals (pharmaceutical company)
  2. Allied Schools (post-secondary education)
  3. Caribou Coffee (coffeehouse chain)
  4. Cartoon Network (pay television channel)
  5. CBS Interactive (media company and division of the CBS Corporation)
  6. Clif Bar (organic food and beverage company)
  7. Dawn Equipment Company (manufacturer of tools for row crop planters)
  8. Dewey Square Group (political consulting firm)
  9. Digital Ocean (wireless products manufacturer)
  10. Edison Learning (education management organization)
  11. EGames (video game developer)
  12. Gramercy Pictures (film production label)
  13. Initial Records (independent record label)
  14. In Soft Inc. (developer of network communications software)
  15. Kennedy/Marshall Company (film production company)
  16. Keurig (beverage brewing systems)
  17. Palm, Inc. (personal digital assistants manufacturer)
  18. Pancheros Mexican Grill (Tex Mex restaurant chain)
  19. Planet Fitness (franchisor and operator of fitness centers)
  20. Savoy Pictures (independent motion picture company)
  21. Seedless Clothing Co. (clothing brand)
  22. Skechers (footwear company)
  23. Sony Pictures Classics (film production and distribution company)
  24. TPG Capital (investment company)
  25. Venoco (hydrocarbon exploration)
In 1992, the Mall of America opened its doors in Bloomington, Minnesota. With 330 stores and 10,000 employees, it was the largest shopping mall in the U.S.

In 1992, the Mall of America opened its doors in Bloomington, Minnesota. With 330 stores and 10,000 employees, it was the largest shopping mall in the U.S.

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