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1992


Jan
10
Release: The Hand That Rocks the CradleThe film The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is released (1992)Top 10 Murderous Women in Film

14
Release: Remember the Time by Michael JacksonRemember the Time by Michael Jackson (1992)Top 10 Celebrities in Music Videos

Feb
11
Birthday of Taylor Lautner Birthday of Taylor Lautner (1992)Life After Twilight: What Will Happen To Its Stars?
The Rocket Summer: Taylor Lautner and Nick Jonas, Famous Fans

12
The Seinfeld episode The Boyfriend first airsThe Seinfeld episode The Boyfriend first airs (1992)Top 10 Seinfeld Episodes

14
Release: Wayne's WorldThe film Wayne's World is released (1992)Top 10 Comedy Movies: 1990s
Top 10 Movie Crossovers
Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series

15
Jeffrey Dahmer sentenced to 15 consecutive life termsAmerican serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to 15 consecutive life terms by a court in Wisconsin. He was particularly notable for the gruesome nature of his crimes, which included cannibalism and necrophilia (1992)Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America (REDUX)
Top 10 Worst Humans of All Time
Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America: Part 1
Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America: Part 2

20
The Simpsons' episode Homer at the Bat first airsThe Simpsons' episode Homer at the Bat first airs (1992)Top 10 Simpsons Episodes

25
34th Annual Grammy Awards34th Annual Grammy Awards take place (1992)Top 10 Memorable Grammy Upsets

25
Release: Pantera album, Vulgar Display of Power, is releasedPantera album, Vulgar Display of Power, is released (1992)Top 10 Heavy Metal Anthems

26
The Seinfeld episode The Limo first airsThe Seinfeld episode The Limo first airs (1992)Top 10 Seinfeld Episodes

Mar
1
Bosnia and Herzegovina declares independenceBosnia and Herzegovina declares its independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1992)Travel Guide: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Top Activities To Do in Bosnia-Herzegovina

10
Release: Release of Under the BridgeRelease of Under the Bridge (1992)Top 10 Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs

13
Release: My Cousin VinnyThe film My Cousin Vinny is released (1992)Top 10 Movie Lawyers

20
Release: Basic Instinct is releasedThe film Basic Instinct is released (1992)Top 10 Murderous Women in Film
Top 10 Sexy Female Movie Villains
Top 10 Movies You Shouldn't Watch with Your Parents
Top 10 Most Paused Movie Moments

27
Release: White Men Can't JumpThe film White Men Can't Jump is released (1992)Top 10 Funniest Movie Insults

31
Release: Adrenalize is releasedAdrenalize is released (1992).Top 10 Def Leppard Songs

Apr
1
Start of the Bosnian war Start of the Bosnian war (1992)Bosnian War - Genocide: History, Key Dates

2
Mafia boss John Gotti convicted of murder and racketeeringIn New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison (1992)John Gotti Biography: Gambino Mafia Boss

3
Release: Release of BeethovenRelease of Beethoven (1992)Top 10 Live Action Movie Dogs

6
North American release of Contra III: The Alien Wars.This 2 Player run and gun SNES game pitted gamers against against alien invaders in a full on war.Top 10 Retro Co-Op Games

8
Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDSRetired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries (1992)AIDS: 30 Years of a Deadly Disease

10
Release: FernGully: The Last Rainforest is releasedFernGully: The Last Rainforest is released (1992)Top 10 Environmental Warning Movies
Top 10 Animated Villains Excluding Disney and Pixar

12
The Euro Disney Resort officially opens The Euro Disney Resort officially opens with its theme park Euro Disneyland. The resort and its park's name are subsequently changed to Disneyland Paris (1992)The Walt Disney Company: From Mickey Mouse to The Lion King

14
Release: Release of Bricks are Heavy by L7Release of Bricks are Heavy by L7 (1992)Top 10 Grunge Bands (REDUX)

18
The character Opera Man debuts on Saturday Night LiveThe character Opera Man debuts on Saturday Night Live, performed by Adam Sandler (1992)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Characters

19
Arcade debut of Mortal Kombat.Arcade debut of Mortal Kombat. This fightings series by Ed Boon and Hohn Tobias quickly became a favorite for it's use ultra violence including blood and gore.Top 10 Mortal Kombat Fatalities

21
Release: Release of Check Your HeadRelease of Check Your Head (1992)Top 10 Beastie Boys Songs

25
The TV series Growing Pains airs its last episodeThe TV series Growing Pains airs its last episode (1992)Top 10 TV Families

29
Los Angeles Riots beginLos Angeles Riots begin following beating of Rodney King (1992)Top 10 Riots of the Past 100 Years
Top 10 Defining Moments of 1990s America
Top 10 Craziest Events Caught on Live TV
History of the Civil Rights Movement

30
The TV series The Cosby Show airs its last episodeThe TV series The Cosby Show airs its last episode (1992)Top 10 Decade Defining Shows of the 1980s
Top 10 TV Grandpas of All Time
Top 10 Sitcoms of All Time
Top 10 TV Families
Top 10 Married Sitcom Couples
Bill Cosby Biography: 'I Spy' to 'The Cosby Show'

May
1
Mortal Kombat arcade game is released.Mortal Kombat arcade game is released. It has spawned many sequels and has been spun off into several adventure games, films and television series.Top 10 Fighting Game Characters

5
Release of video game Wolfenstein 3D.Release of video game Wolfenstein 3D. This iconic and groundbreaking first-person shooter helped popularize the genre.Top 10 Ridiculous Video Game Boss Battles

6
Death of Marlene DietrichDeath of Marlene Dietrich (1992)Top 10 Actors Recreated With Special Effects

8
Release: Basic Instinct is releasedThe film Basic Instinct is released (1992)Top 10 Femme Fatales in Modern Cinema

21
Release: 'The Real World' aired its first episode'The Real World' aired its first episode (1992)Top 10 MTV Shows
Top 10 Reality Shows

22
Release: Alien 3The film Alien 3 is released (1992)Top 10 Movie Suicides
Top 10 Embarrassing Movies by Critically Acclaimed Directors

22
Release: Far and AwayThe film Far and Away is released (1992)Top 10 Worst Movie Accents

31
The TV series Night Court airs its last episodeThe TV series Night Court airs its last episode (1992)Top 10 TV Womanizers

Jun
1
The Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Inner Light first airsThe Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Inner Light first airs (1992)Top 10 Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes

5
Release: Patriot GamesThe film Patriot Games is released (1992)Top 10 Sean Bean Deaths

10
Birthday of Kate UptonBirthday of Kate Upton (1992)Top 10 Signature Dance Moves

19
Release: Batman ReturnsThe film Batman Returns is released (1992)Batman VS. Superman
Top 10 Greatest Female Supervillains
Top 10 Supervillain Portrayals in Movies

Jul
6
Release: Countdown to Extinction is releasedCountdown to Extinction is released (1992)Top 10 Megadeth Songs

12
The Roots perform their first ever concert The Roots perform their first ever concert (1992) The Roots: History of the Hip Hop Band

18
Release: Porco RossoThe film Porco Rosso is released (1992)Top 10 Anime Movies

Aug
7
Release: UnforgivenThe film Unforgiven is released (1992)Top 10 Revenge Movies

8
Guns N%u2019 Roses and Metallica Stadium Tour Riots at Montreal's Olympic StadiumMetallica singer James Hetfield is burned on stage and Guns N' Roses cancel their set, resulting in massive riots in Montreal streetsTop 10 Concert Tragedies and Mishaps

14
Release: Motorhead album, March or Die, is releasedMotorhead album, March or Die, is released (1992)Top 10 Heavy Metal Anthems

18
Birthday of Frances Bean Cobain Birthday: Frances Bean Cobain (1992) The History of Nirvana

20
Birthday of Demi LovatoSinger and actress Demi Lovato is bornDemi Lovato: Bio and Origins of the Disney and X Factor Star

25
Release: Eric Clapton album, Unplugged, is releasedEric Clapton album, 'Unplugged,' featuring 'Tears in Heaven,' is releasedEric Clapton Biography: Life and Career of the 'Layla' Singer

27
Release of Mario Kart for the SNES.Release of Mario Kart for the SNES. This was the first game in the long running Nintendo racing series.Top 10 Greatest Racing Games

30
Nirvana live at the Reading FestivalNirvana live at the Reading Festival in the U.K. (1992).Top 10 Greatest Live Musical Performances

Sep
5
Release of 'Batman: The Animated Series'.Release of 'Batman: The Animated Series'. This animation was inspired by Tim Burton's films and incorporated a 'Dark Deco style. it has come to be praised for its complexity, dark tone, artistic quality and faithfulness to the comic books.Top 10 Cartoons of the 1990s

11
1992 Release: CandymanCandyman was released on this day in 1992Top 10 Avoidable Deaths in Movies

11
Release: SneakersThe film Sneakers is released (1992)Top 10 Movie Hackers
Top 10 Ben Kingsley Performances

23
The TV series Mad About You airs its first episodeThe TV series Mad About You airs its first episode (1992)Top 10 TV Bottle Episodes

30
Release: Informer by Snow is releasedInformer by Snow is released (1992).Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Songs

Oct
1
Cartoon Network launched in the USALooney Tunes franchise retrospectiveHistory of Looney Tunes

1
The Simpsons' episode A Streetcar Named Marge first airsThe Simpsons' episode A Streetcar Named Marge first airs (1992)Top 10 Simpsons Episodes

2
Release: Glengarry Glen RossThe film Glengarry Glen Ross is released (1992)Top 10 Obscene Movie Insults (EXPLICIT)
Top 10 Greatest Business Movie Speeches

7
The Seinfeld episode The Bubble Boy first airsThe Seinfeld episode The Bubble Boy first airs (1992)Top 10 Seinfeld Episodes

8
Release of Mortal KombatDebut of the iconic arcade fighting game Mortal Kombat (1992)Top 10 Tournament Fighting Game Franchises
Top 10 Video Game Controversies
Top 10 Most Violent Video Games
Top 10 Video Game Ninjas

9
Release: Under SiegeThe film Under Siege is released (1992)Top 10 Action Movies of the 1990s
Top 10 Greatest Movie Knife Fights

14
The Pittsburgh Pirates play the last game of their most recent winning seasonThe Pittsburgh Pirates play the last game of their most recent winning season (1992)Top 10 Losing Streaks in Sports

15
Release: Release date of Night TrapRelease date of Night Trap, it is notorious for its cheesy B-Movie acting and main song, along with the controversy that followed it in the early 90's that led to the formation of the ESRB Ratings Board.Top 10 Cheesiest Video Game Songs

20
Release: Madonna's Erotica album is releasedMadonna's Erotica album is released (1992).Top 10 Madonna Moments

21
Release: Madonna's Sex book is releasedMadonna's Sex book is released (1992).Top 10 Madonna Moments

23
Release: Reservoir DogsThe film Reservoir Dogs is released (1992)Top 10 Dramatic Slow Motion Scenes
Top 10 Torture Scenes
Top 10 Directorial Debuts in Film
Top 10 Movie Drinking Games
Top 10 Movie Traitors
Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Characters
Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Scenes

Nov
2
Release: Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine is releasedthe song Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine is released (1992).Top 10 Protest Songs
Top 10 Workout Songs

3
Bill Clinton was elected as the 42nd President of the United StatesBiography of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton.Biography of Bill Clinton: Arkansas Governor to the Presidency

3
Release: Release of I Will Always Love You by Whitney HoustonThe song I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston is released (1992)Top 10 Sad Breakup Songs
Top 10 Movie Theme Songs
Top 10 Cover Songs

12
Release: Nuthin but a G Thang by Dr. Dre is releasedNuthin but a G Thang by Dr. Dre is released (1992)Top 10 Decade Defining Rap Songs of the 1990s

13
Release: Bram Stoker's DraculaThe film Bram Stoker's Dracula is released (1992)Top 10 Vampires in Movies and TV (REDUX)
Top 10 Evil Movie Laughs
Top 10 Movie Vampires
Top 10 Worst Movie Accents
Top 10 Iconic Horror Movie Weapons

18
Release: Malcolm XThe film Malcolm X is released (1992)Top 10 Denzel Washington Performances

18
The Seinfeld episode The Contest first airsThe Seinfeld episode The Contest first airs (1992)Top 10 Seinfeld Episodes

23
Birthday of Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus, star of Hannah Montana, is bornMiley Cyrus: Biography of the Hannah Montana Singer and Actress
Top 10 Signature Dance Moves

24
North American release of Sonic The Hedgehog 2.North American release of Sonic The Hedgehog 2. A true classic, it sold 6 million copies.Top 10 Sega Genesis Games

25
Release: Aladdin is released in theatersThe film Aladdin is released (1992)Top 10 Movie Princesses
Top 10 Animated Disney Villains
Top 10 Movie Characters That Can Fly
Top 10 Animated Disney Songs
Top 10 Robin Williams Performances
Top 10 Modern Disney Animated Characters

25
Release: The BodyguardThe film The Bodyguard is released (1992)Top 10 Movie Theme Songs

Dec
1
Dune II is released this month.It's not known exactly what day in December Dune II was released. Though it gave birth to the popular genre known as Real Time Strategy games.Top 10 Real Time Strategy Games

6
Bombay Riots beginBombay Riots begin (1992).Top 10 Riots of the Past 100 Years

6
Jerry Rice becomes NFL touchdown leader.Jerry Rice breaks Steve Largent's record to become the NFL's all-time leader in touchdowns, and ends his career with 208.Top 10 Unbreakable Records: Part 1

11
Release: A Few Good MenThe film A Few Good Men is released (1992)Top 10 Movie Comeback Lines
Top 10 Movie Rants
Top 10 Movie Lawyers
Top 10 Jack Nicholson Performances

12
Princess Anne married Royal Navy commander Timothy LaurenceWatchMojo.com explores 7 things you should know about British Royal Weddings and Marriages.Royal Weddings Past and Present: From Princess Diana to Prince William

14
The Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Chain of Command, Part I first airsThe Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Chain of Command, Part I first airs (1992)Top 10 Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes

15
Release: Dr. Dre's debut, The Chronic, is releasedDr. Dre's debut, "The Chronic," is releasedTop 10 Greatest Rap Debut Albums
Top 10 Dr. Dre Songs

21
The Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Chain of Command, Part II first airsThe Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Chain of Command, Part II first airs (1992)Top 10 Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes

23
Release: Scent of a WomanThe film Scent of a Woman is released (1992)Top 10 Ferraris from Movies and TV

25
Release: HoffaThe film Hoffa is released (1992)Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Gangsters