January 3, 1992

January 3, 1992, was a Friday. It was 32 years, 6 months, and 20 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 3, 1992:

  • United States: "Black Or White" by Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 3, 1992

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Black Or White - Michael Jackson
  • It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday - Boyz II Men
  • All 4 Love - Color Me Badd
  • Set Adrift On Memory Bliss - P.M. Dawn
  • When A Man Loves A Woman - Michael Bolton
Play the top singles from 1992
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1992. Take a trip back to the days of Whitney Houston, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Boyz II Men and SNAP!

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Hook" was at the top of the box office on January 3, 1992.


This date occurred 11,891 days ago. Approximately 396 months have passed. It was the 3rd day of 1992, in week 01. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on January 3, 1992, are now 32 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 1992 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. The Earth has experienced 132 seasons of weather since then.


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Take me back to January 3, 1992

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is January 3, 1992, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays. In America, the song "Black Or White" by Michael Jackson is at the top of the singles charts, while "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Snr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Hook is at the top of the box office.

John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Golden Girls", "Matlock", "Quantum Leap", and "Seinfeld". Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, most people have never heard of the Internet.

In fashion, many of the trends from the late 80s are still popular. Colored tights, denim overalls, leotards, flannel shirts and shoulder pads are all fashionable at the moment. A civil war is taking place in the African country of Rwanda. In Europe, the Soviet Union has officially come to an end. Russia has renamed itself as the Russian Federation. Mikhail Gorbachev has resigned from his position as the president of the Soviet Union and the Supreme Soviet body has met for the last time to formally dissolve the union.

It's 1992, so radio stations are being dominated by the likes of Kris Kross, Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Right Said Fred, Snap! and Nirvana. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Benny Hill, Robert Reed, Anthony Perkins, and Chuck Connors would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Duck Hunt", "F-16 Combat Pilot", "Civilization", and "QuackShot".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Roseanne", "Dinosaurs", and "Doug". Children are playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive, Lego Pirates, and the SEGA Game Gear.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 3, 1992.

  • 1992 in music.

    1992 in music

    Popular music artists in 1992 included Kris Kross, Vanessa Williams, U2, Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, Madonna, The Black Crowes and Sir Mix-a-Lot.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1992?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1992?

    In 1992, the best NBA players were Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, David Robinson, Chris Mullin, Clyde Drexler, Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Tim Hardaway, John Stockton, Dennis Rodman, Kevin Willis, Brad Daugherty, Mark Price and Kevin Johnson.
  • 1992 in movies.

    1992 in movies

    Movies released in 1992 included Aladdin, The Bodyguard, Home Alone 2, Lethal Weapon 3, Batman Returns, A Few Good Men, Sister Act, Wayne's World, Alien 3, Bram Stoker's Dracula, White Men Can't Jump and The Mighty Ducks.
  • Best football players in 1992.

    Best football players in 1992

    In 1992, the best soccer players would have been Marco van Basten, Hristo Stoichkov, Dennis Bergkamp, Thomas Hässler, Peter Schmeichel, Brian Laudrup, Michael Laudrup, Ronald Koeman, Stéphane Chapuisat, Frank Rijkaard and Enzo Scifo.
  • Unforgiven.


    The Western film "Unforgiven" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1992.
  • Bill Clinton.

    Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton was named Time Person of the Year in 1992 after he defeated incumbent US President George H. W. Bush.
  • Eric Clapton - "Tears in Heaven"

    Eric Clapton - "Tears in Heaven"

    "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton won a Grammy for 1992's Song of the Year.
  • Gorbachev resigns.

    Gorbachev resigns

    Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev officially stepped down on Christmas Day in 1991.
  • The Super Nintendo.

    The Super Nintendo

    In August of 1991, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System hit the shelves. In the first half of the 1990s, the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis were the dominant video game consoles.
  • Slap bracelets are a thing.

    Slap bracelets are a thing

    Slap bracelets became the latest fad in the fall of 1990. The bracelets, which were originally sold under the brand name "Slap Wrap", came in various designs and colors.
  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate

    Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. These small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message was a short memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
  • Early 1990s fashion.

    Early 1990s fashion

    Early 1990s fashion was largely a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included colored tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon-colored tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts, and ripped jeans.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy

    A hand-held game console called the "Game Boy" was all the rage. The console boasted games such as Super Mario Land, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Kirby's Dream Land, and a number of Pokémon releases.
  • VCRs have become a common household item.

    VCRs have become a common household item

    VCRs became a common household item in the mid-1980s. By that stage, prices had started to drop. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around January 3, 1992.

  • December 4, 1991:
    • Airline company Pan Am collapses.
    • American journalist Terry A. Anderson is released as a hostage in Beirut after seven years of captivity.
  • December 5, 1991: Mass murderer Richard Speck dies from a heart attack.
  • December 6, 1991:
    • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) is released.
    • After a seven-month-long siege, the Yugoslav People's Army begins to bombard the Croatian city of Dubrovnik.
  • December 8, 1991: Russia, Ukraine and Belarus sign an agreement to dissolve the Soviet Union.
  • December 11, 1991: The fantasy film "Hook", starring Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman, is released in movie theaters.
  • December 12, 1991: Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford are married in Las Vegas.
  • December 14, 1991: Soviet Union collapse: Russian President Boris Yeltsin warns that it may take another year before Russia's "devastated" economy has stabilized.
  • December 16, 1991: Kazakhstan declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • December 17, 1991: White House Marlin Fitzwater admits that the United States is still "mired" in a recession.
  • December 18, 1991:
    • General Motors announces that it will be closing 21 plants and laying off 74,000 people in North America.
    • It is reported that the Soviet Union will be ending after more than 74 years.
  • December 20, 1991:
    • The movie Father of the Bride (1991) is released.
    • Labor leader Paul Keating becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • December 24, 1991: French footballer Jean-Pierre Papin is awarded the 1991 Ballon d'Or.
  • December 25, 1991: Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union.
  • December 26, 1991:
    • The Soviet Union is dissolved.
    • The Cold War ends.
  • This date: January 3, 1992
  • January 5, 1992: Kelly Dae Wilson goes missing in Gilmer, Texas.
  • January 8, 1992:
    • Eric Clapton releases the song "Tears in Heaven".
    • George H. W. Bush falls violently ill at a televised state dinner in Japan.
  • January 10, 1992: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) is released.
  • January 11, 1992: Shanda Sharer is tortured and burned to death in Madison, Indiana by 4 teenage girls.
  • January 17, 1992: The film Juice (1992), starring Tupac Shakur, is released in movie theaters.
  • January 20, 1992: 87 people are killed when Air Inter Flight 148 crashes into a mountain near Strasbourg, France.
  • January 26, 1992: Super Bowl XXVI: The Washington Redskins defeat the Buffalo Bills by 37-24 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • January 27, 1992: Macy's files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • January 30, 1992:
    • Irish politics: Charles Haughey resigns as leader of Fianna Fail.
    • The trial of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer begins in Milwaukee.
  • February 1, 1992: The Cold War officially comes to an end.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 3, 1992, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1992 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 3, 1992 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in January 1992

Television shows that people were watching in January 1992:

TV shows from January 1992.

Step by Step
Step by Step
Home Improvement
Home Improvement
One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
Family Matters
Family Matters
Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation

Cars in 1992

1992 saw the introduction of cars such as the Dodge Intrepid, the Nissan Altima, the Hummer, the Volkswagen Vento, the Ford Mondeo, and the Chrysler Concorde.

Cars in 1992.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in January 1992

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

The Adventures of Tintin
The Adventures of Tintin
Home Improvement
Home Improvement
Darkwing Duck
Darkwing Duck

The Ren & Stimpy Show
The Ren & Stimpy Show
Clarissa Explains It All
Clarissa Explains It All
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Toys in 1992

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Super Soaker (water gun)
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The SEGA Game Gear
The SEGA Game Gear
G.I. Joe (figures)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Fear Street books
Fear Street books
Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates
Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Game Boy
The Game Boy
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in January 1992.

QuackShot 1991
Civilization 1991
Super Castlevania IV 1991
Super Castlevania IV
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 1991
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
F-16 Combat Pilot 1991
F-16 Combat Pilot
F-Zero 1991
Streets of Rage 1991
Streets of Rage
Sonic the Hedgehog 1991
Sonic the Hedgehog
Battletoads 1991
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 1991
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants
Paperboy 1986
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt

Were you born on January 3, 1992?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1992.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 3, 1998, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 3.

J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien

Author Deceased
Born on January 3, 1892
He was not alive on this date.

Robert Loggia

Robert Loggia

Actor Deceased
Born on January 3, 1930
He turned 62 on this day in 1992.

Jim Ross

Jim Ross

WWE commentator
Born on January 3, 1952
He turned 40 on this day in 1992.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Born on January 3, 1956
He turned 36 on this day in 1992.

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher

Formula One driver
Born on January 3, 1969
He turned 23 on this day in 1992.

Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans

Soccer player
Born on January 3, 1988
He turned 4 on this day in 1992.



South Korean singer
Born on January 3, 1995
She was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh

Born on January 3, 1996
She was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg

Environmental activist
Born on January 3, 2003
She was born exactly 11 years after this date.


US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on January 3, 1992.


UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 3, 1992 was most likely conceived around April 12, 1991.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 3, 1992 is close to September 25, 1992.

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Stats for January 3, 1992


Here are some interesting statistics about January 3, 1992:

  • 11,891 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,698 weeks have passed.
  • 1,027,378,800 seconds have passed since January 3, 1992.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,198,608,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 530,127,460,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 171,229,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 88,354,577 steps. That's roughly 39,269 miles.
  • 12,328,546 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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