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January 17, 1992

January 17, 1992, was a Friday. It was 32 years, 4 months, and 29 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on January 17, 1992:

  • The film Juice (1992), starring Tupac Shakur, is released in movie theaters.
Birthdays

Born on January 17, 1992

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 17, 1992:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 17, 1992

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Black Or White - Michael Jackson
  • All 4 Love - Color Me Badd
  • Can't Let Go - Mariah Carey
  • It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday - Boyz II Men
  • 2 Legit 2 Quit - M.C. Hammer
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!
Hook

Top movie

The movie "Hook" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date occurred 11,839 days ago. Approximately 395 months have passed. It was the 17th day of 1992, in week 03. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on January 17, 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. We have gone through approximately 132 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to January 17, 1992

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

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

The holiday season of 1991 seems like a distant memory. New year's resolutions are already being abandoned, and many are eagerly awaiting their first paycheck after Christmas 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 "Knots Landing", "The Golden Girls", "Matlock", and "The Wonder Years". 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. US President George H. W. Bush has recently fallen ill with gastroenteritis during a televised state dinner in Japan. Footage from the dinner showed 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 being parodied by sketch shows such as Saturday Night Live. People are 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 Benny Hill, Robert Reed, Anthony Perkins, and Chuck Connors would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "Streets of Rage", "F-Zero", "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past", and "Super Castlevania IV". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Postman Pat", "Roseanne", "Saved by the Bell", and "Round the Twist". Children are playing with toys such as Cabbage Patch Kids, Mr Frosty, Micro Machines, and Jenga.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 17, 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 brutal crime attracted worldwide media attention.
  • George H. W. Bush vomiting incident.

    George H. W. Bush vomiting incident

    US President George H. W. Bush vomited and fainted during a banquet in Japan on January 8th, 1992. Initially, the media speculated 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 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.
  • 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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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around January 17, 1992.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: January 17, 1992
  • 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.
  • February 5, 1992: Soccer: Kevin Keegan becomes the new manager of Newcastle United.
  • February 6, 1992: Kris Kross release their single "Jump".
  • February 10, 1992:
    • Boxer Mike Tyson is found guilty of rape.
    • The Manic Street Preachers release their debut album, Generation Terrorists.
  • February 14, 1992: Wayne's World (1992) is released in cinemas.
  • February 15, 1992: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is sentenced to life in prison.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 17, 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 17, 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

TV series on January 17, 1992

People in January 1992 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from January 1992.

Baywatch
Baywatch
Step by Step
Step by Step
Home Improvement
Home Improvement
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
Family Matters
Family Matters
Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
Roseanne
Roseanne
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

Taz-Mania
Taz-Mania
Doug
Doug
Rugrats
Rugrats
The Ren & Stimpy Show
The Ren & Stimpy Show
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
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

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
Yo-yo
Yo-yo
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
QuackShot
Civilization 1991
Civilization
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
F-Zero
Streets of Rage 1991
Streets of Rage
Sonic the Hedgehog 1991
Sonic the Hedgehog
Battletoads 1991
Battletoads
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 1991
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants
Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt

Were you born on January 17, 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 17, 1998, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Al Capone

Al Capone

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

Betty White

Betty White

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

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

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

Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman

Comedian Deceased
Born on January 17, 1949
He was not alive on this date.

Mick Taylor

Mick Taylor

Musician
Born on January 17, 1949
He turned 43 on this day in 1992.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

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

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

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

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

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

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris

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

Maxwell Frost

Maxwell Frost

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

Jake Paul

Jake Paul

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

USA

US President

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

UK

UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

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

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about January 17, 1992:

  • 11,839 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,691 weeks have passed.
  • 1,022,886,000 seconds have passed since January 17, 1992.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,193,367,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 527,809,176,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 170,481,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 87,968,196 steps. That's roughly 39,097 miles.
  • 12,274,632 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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