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January 17th, 1992.

January 17th, 1992, was a Friday. It was day 17 of 1992. The decade was the 1990s.

29 years, 8 months and 9 days have passed since January 17th, 1992.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 17th, 1992?

  • The film Juice (1992) is released.

Born on January 17th, 1992.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 17th, 1992.

  • United States: Black Or White - Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
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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!
Hook

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Hook" was at the top of the box office on January 17th, 1992.

Take me back to January 17th, 1992!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 17th, 1992 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

In America, the song Black Or White by Michael Jackson is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Hook is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, the vast majority of people still have no idea what "the Internet" is. 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 currently 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.

US President George H. W. Bush has recently fallen ill with gastroenteritis during a televised state dinner in Japan. Footage shows him vomiting into the lap of Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa and fainting. The incident has become a source of jokes for comedians and is currently being parodied by sketch shows such as Saturday Night Live. People are currently shocked and outraged by the tragic death of 12-year-old Shanda Sharer, who was recently murdered and tortured by four teenage girls in Madison, Indiana. In music, Nirvana's new album "Nevermind" has just reached No. 1 in the US Billboard 200 chart. It's success has established the popularity of a new rock genre called "Grunge".

A new crime thriller film called Juice, starring rapper Tupac Shakur as "Bishop", has been released in movie theaters. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Robert Reed, Anthony Perkins, Audrey Hepburn and Thurgood Marshall would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "The Golden Girls", "Married... with Children" and "Roseanne".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Sonic the Hedgehog", "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past", "Super Castlevania IV" and "Civilization". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Thomas the Tank Engine", "The Simpsons" and "Beverly Hills, 90210". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Transformers, Jenga, the Ghostbusters Proton Pack and Super Soaker (water gun).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 17th, 1992.

  • The murder of Shanda Sharer shocks America.

    The murder of Shanda Sharer shocks America.

    On January 11th, 1992, 12-year-old Shanda Sharer was tortured and burned to death by four teenage girls in Madison, Indiana. The crime attracted a huge amount of international attention.

  • George H. W. Bush vomiting incident.

    George H. W. Bush vomiting incident.

    On January 8th, 1992, US President George H. W. Bush vomited and fainted during a banquet hosted in Japan. Initially, the media wondered whether his fainting was linked to a minor heart ailment that Bush had been previously diagnosed with.

  • 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.

    Unforgiven.

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

  • Bill Clinton.

    Bill Clinton.

    Bill Clinton was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1992. This was after he defeated incumbent 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.

  • 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 Saturn were the dominant video game consoles.

  • Slap bracelets are a thing.

    Slap bracelets are a thing.

    During the fall of 1990, slap bracelets became the latest fad. The bracelets, which were originally sold under the brand name "Slap Wrap", came in various different designs and colors.

  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate.

    During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. 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 saw a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included clothes such as coloured tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon coloured tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts and ripped jeans.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games console during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    During this time, a hand-held games 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.

    From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 29 years, 8 months and 9 days have passed since January 17th, 1992.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1992.
  • Leap Year: 1992 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on January 17th, 1992, will be 29 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1992 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 695606400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 17th, 1992.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 17th, 1992, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 17th, 1992 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Baywatch - Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
  • Home Improvement - Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.
  • Darkwing Duck - Cartoon.
  • Rugrats - Animated TV series about a group of toddlers.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show - Animated cartoon series.
  • Dinosaurs - TV series about a family of dinosaurs.
  • Clarissa Explains It All - Nickelodeon TV series.
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 - A series that followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in Beverly Hills.
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Sitcom about an inner-city teenager who moves to his aunt's house in Bel-Air.
  • Blossom - Starring Mayim Bialik as teenager Blossom Russo.
  • One Foot in the Grave - British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
  • Family Matters - Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
  • Saved by the Bell - Comedy series about a group of friends in high school.
  • Seinfeld - Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
  • Quantum Leap - TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.
  • Roseanne - Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
  • In the Heat of the Night - Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.
  • The Wonder Years - A TV show that was set in the late sixties.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Animated series about a team of four teenage turtles.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.

Kid's TV shows on January 17th, 1992.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1992.

  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Home Improvement
  • Darkwing Duck
  • Taz-Mania
  • Doug
  • Rugrats
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
  • Dinosaurs
  • Clarissa Explains It All
  • The Adventures of Pete & Pete
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Rosie and Jim
  • Blossom
  • The Simpsons
  • Doogie Howser, M.D.
  • Saved by the Bell
  • Noozles
  • Roseanne
  • Garfield and Friends
  • Count Duckula
  • The Wonder Years
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Fireman Sam
  • Full House
  • Adventures of the Little Koala
  • Married... with Children
  • Pingu
  • Growing Pains
  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • The Cosby Show
  • Danger Mouse
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Popular toys and games in 1992.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1992.

  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Lego Pirates
  • Polly Pocket
  • The Game Boy
  • Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
  • The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Civilization - A strategy game that was created by Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley.
  • Super Castlevania IV - Platform game released for the SNES.
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - The third installment in the series. Released on the SNES.
  • F-16 Combat Pilot - F-16 fighter flight simulator.
  • Streets of Rage - A side-scrolling beat-em-up game that was released on the Sega.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog - A platform video game that was released for the Sega Mega Drive.
  • Battletoads - Platform video game.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 17th, 1998 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 17th.

Al Capone

Gangster. Deceased
Born on January 17th, 1899
He was not alive on this date.

Betty White

Actress.
Born on January 17th, 1922
She turned 70 on this day in 1992.

Muhammad Ali

Boxer. Deceased
Born on January 17th, 1942
He turned 50 on this day in 1992.

Jim Carrey

Actor.
Born on January 17th, 1962
He turned 30 on this day in 1992.

Michelle Obama

First Lady.
Born on January 17th, 1964
She turned 28 on this day in 1992.

Zooey Deschanel

Actress.
Born on January 17th, 1980
She turned 12 on this day in 1992.

Calvin Harris

DJ.
Born on January 17th, 1984
He turned 8 on this day in 1992.

Jake Paul

Youtuber.
Born on January 17th, 1997
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Weather on January 17th, 1992.

Historical weather information for January 17th, 1992.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 4.9 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 16.2 degrees Fahrenheit. -8.78 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 5.08cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 1.94 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on January 17th, 1992.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 17th, 1992.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 17th, 1992 was most likely conceived around the 9th of April, 1991.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 17th, 1992 is close to the 26th of October, 1992.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 17th, 1992.

  • A total of 10,846 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,549 weeks have passed.
  • 937,090,800 seconds have passed since the January 17th, 1992.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,093,272,600 times.
  • Since January 17th, 1992, the earth has travelled approximately 483,538,852,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 156,181,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 80,589,809 steps. That's about 35,818 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,245,090 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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