1992 Newspaper Headlines
Some of the most memorable 1992 headlines include the launch of 4 nuclear missiles into the Pacific Ocean, and the conviction of boxing legend Mike Tyson who was accused of rape. It was an eventful year in history, and you can read all about it with an authentic 1992 newspaper providing first hand accounts of what was going on at the time.
January 1, 1992
President George H. W. Bush becomes the first U.S. President to address the Australian parliament.
January 26, 1992
Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting U.S. cities with nuclear weapons.
February 8, 1992
The opening ceremony for the 1992 Winter Olympics is held in Albertville, France.
February 10, 1992
Boxer Mike Tyson is convicted of raping Desiree Washington.
February 17, 1992
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is sentenced to life in prison in a court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
March 30, 1992
The 64th Academy Awards takes place, with The Silence of the Lambs winning Best Picture.
April 12, 1992
Disneyland Paris officially opens under the name “EuroDisney”.
April 20, 1992
The “Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert“, held at Wembley Stadium, is televised live to over one billion people and raises millions of dollars for AIDS research.
May 5, 1992
Alabama ratifies a 202-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution making the 27th Amendment law. This amendment bars the U.S. Congress from giving itself a midterm or retroactive pay raise.
May 22, 1992
Johnny Carson retires as the host of NBC’s The Tonight Show after 30 years.
June 3, 1992
Four nuclear missiles are launched into the Pacific Ocean.
June 26, 1992
Denmark beats Germany 2-0 to win the 1992 UEFA European Football Championship in Sweden.
July 25, 1992
The 1992 Summer Olympics open in Barcelona, Spain.
November 25, 1992
The film The Bodyguard debuts in cinemas, becoming the second highest-grossing film of the year with nearly $122 million in revenue in the U.S. and exceeding $410 million worldwide.
December 4, 1992
U.S. military forces land in Somalia.
December 15, 1992
Hip hop producer and rapper Dr. Dre releases his solo debut studio album The Chronic, which sparks the beginning of the mainstream popularity and success of Gangsta Rap, G-Funk and West Coast Hip-Hop in the United States (a run that lasts from the early-to-mid-1990s).
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