February 5th, 1992, was a Wednesday. It was day 36 of 1992. The decade was the Nineties.
31 years, 1 months and 21 days have passed since February 5th, 1992.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.
What happened on February 5th, 1992?
People who were born on this exact date.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 5th, 1992.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" was at the top of the Box Office on February 5th, 1992.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is February 5th, 1992, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Goodnight Girl by Wet Wet Wet is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States, and the movie The Hand That Rocks the Cradle 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.
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. Department chain Macy's has just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid mounting losses and an estimated debt of around $5.3 billion. In Ireland, Charles Haughey has resigned as leader of Fianna Fail. His resignation comes on the back of recent revelations that he authorized the phone-tapping of two journalists back in 1982.
Following the recent breakup of the Soviet Union, Russian president Boris Yeltsin and US president George H. W. Bush have announced that they will both stop aiming nuclear weapons at one another. Furthermore, the pair have met at Camp David and formally declared that the Cold War is officially over. The trial of four police officers for the beating of Rodney King back in March of 1991 has recently started in Simi Valley, California. In Venezuela, Major Hugo Chávez has just been arrested after leading a failed coup attempt against President Carlos Andrés Pérez.
In soccer, Kevin Keegan has just become the new manager of English side Newcastle United. In Milwaukee, the trial of suspected serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is still ongoing. Dahmer has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder. 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 "Only Fools and Horses", "Full House", "Seinfeld" and "Baywatch". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants", "Battletoads", "F-Zero" and "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Cosby Show", "The Wonder Years" and "Home Improvement".
Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Ghostbusters Proton Pack, the Game Boy, the SEGA Game Gear and Super Soaker (water gun).
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on February 5th, 1992.
On January 27th, 1992, American department store chain Macy's filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As a result, a new management team were brought in and a number of under-performing stores were shut down.
The trial of boxer Mike Tyson for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington was taking place in Indianapolis at this time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Western film "Unforgiven" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1992.
Bill Clinton was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1992. This was after he defeated incumbent President George H. W. Bush.
"Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton won a Grammy for 1992's Song of the Year.
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.
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.
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 saw a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included clothes such as colored tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon-colored tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts, and ripped jeans.
By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist, plain-colored walls.
During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.
The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games consoles during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
During this time, 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.
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.
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News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around February 5th, 1992.
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Television shows that people were watching in February, 1992.
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
Step by Step
American television sitcom.
Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.
TV series about a family of dinosaurs.
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.
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.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
American soap opera.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1992.
The Adventures of Tintin
The Ren & Stimpy Show
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
In Living Color
Round the Twist
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Saved by the Bell
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Garfield and Friends
The Wonder Years
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Adventures of the Little Koala
Married... with Children
The Care Bears
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1992.
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The SEGA Game Gear
G.I. Joe (figures)
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Game Boy
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
My Little Pony (figures)
Cabbage Patch Kids
The Easy-Bake Oven
Popular video games that people were playing in February of 1992.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project
Side-scrolling beat-em-up that was released on the NES.
Shoot 'em up game where the player controls an Apache helicopter.
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.
Futuristic racing game was that was released for the SNES.
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.
Platform video game.
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants
Platform video game that was released on multiple consoles.
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.
Light gun shooter game.
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 February 5th, 1998, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 5th.
Shooting victim. Deceased
Born on February 5th, 1995
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.
Historical weather information for February 5th, 1992.
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on February 5th, 1992.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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