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April 2, 1992

April 2, 1992, was a Thursday. It was 32 years, 3 months, and 11 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on April 2, 1992?

  • Bosnian War: At least 48 civilians are murdered by Serb paramilitary groups in Bijeljina.
  • Mobster John Gotti is sentenced to life in prison for five murders, racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder.
Birthdays

Born on April 2, 1992

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 2, 1992:

  • United States: "Save The Best For The Last" by Vanessa Williams
  • United Kingdom: "Stay" by Shakespears Sisters

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 2, 1992

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

  • Save The Best For Last - Vanessa Williams
  • Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
  • Remember The Time - Michael Jackson
  • To Be With You - Mr. Big
  • I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
Play the top songs 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!
Basic Instinct

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Basic Instinct" was at the top of the box office on April 2, 1992.

Facts

This date was 11,790 days ago. Approximately 393 months have passed. It was the 93rd day of 1992, in week 14. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 32 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 1992 had 366 days because it was a leap year. The Earth has experienced 131 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to April 2, 1992

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Thursday, April 2, 1992. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1992 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song "Save The Best For The Last" by Vanessa Williams is at the top of the singles charts, while "Stay" by Shakespears Sisters is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Snr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Basic Instinct is at the top of the box office. John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, most people have never heard of the Internet. A civil war is 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.

The trial of four police officers for the 1991 beating of Rodney King back is taking in Simi Valley, California. In the United Kingdom, the campaign for the 1992 general election is underway. Prime Minister John Major and the Conservative Party are hoping to retain power. However, recent polls have been consistently favoring the Labour Party, who are being led by Neil Kinnock. Boxer Mike Tyson has just been sentenced to six years in prison for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington in Indiana.

The comedy film "White Men Can't Jump", starring Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes, has been released in movie theaters. German dance group "Snap!" have just released their new single "Rhythm Is a Dancer". The 64th Academy Awards have just been held in Los Angeles. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) has won "Best Picture", while Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster have both won Oscars for their acting performances in the movie.

In television, a new American news show called "Dateline NBC" has been aired for the first time. In fashion, many of the trends from the late 1980s are still in vogue. Colored tights, denim overalls, leotards, flannel shirts, and shoulder pads are all fashionable at the moment. Grunge fashion has also become mainstream, popularizing band t-shirts, ripped jeans, mom jeans, and Doc Martens. In music news, English singer Billy Idol has pleaded no contest to charges that he punched a woman in the face.

Meanwhile, Gambino crime family boss John Gotti has recently been sentenced to life in prison for murder and racketeering. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Sherlock Holmes", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Family Matters", and "Dinosaurs".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Battletoads", "Sonic the Hedgehog", and "F-16 Combat Pilot". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dink, the Little Dinosaur", "The Ren & Stimpy Show", "Darkwing Duck", and "Home Improvement". Popular toys at the moment include Sylvanian Families, the Game Boy, Lego Pirates, and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 2, 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.

    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?

Notable events that happened close to April 2, 1992.

  • March 6, 1992: Sci-fi movie The Lawnmower Man (1992) is released in cinemas.
  • March 10, 1992: The Red Hot Chilli Peppers release their single "Under the Bridge".
  • March 17, 1992: White South Africans vote in favor of ending apartheid.
  • March 20, 1992: The movie Basic Instinct (1992), starring Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas, is released.
  • March 26, 1992: Boxer Mike Tyson is sentenced to six years in prison for the rape of Desiree Washington.
  • March 27, 1992: White Men Can't Jump (1992) is released.
  • March 30, 1992: The song "Rhythm Is a Dancer" is released.
  • March 31, 1992: The first episode of "Dateline NBC" is aired.
  • This date: April 2, 1992
  • April 3, 1992: The comedy movie Beethoven (1992) is released in cinemas.
  • April 5, 1992: WrestleMania VIII: Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan beat Sid Justice at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • April 6, 1992:
    • The first episode of "Barney & Friends" is aired on television.
    • The Bosnian War begins.
  • April 9, 1992: UK politics: The Conservative Party pull off a shock win in the 1992 general election.
  • April 10, 1992: The first episode of British police drama "Heartbeat" is aired.
  • April 12, 1992: Disneyland is opened in Paris, France.
  • April 13, 1992: The Chicago flood occurs, resulting in flooded basements and facilities.
  • April 20, 1992: English comedian Benny Hill passes away at the age of 68.
  • April 22, 1992: English comedian Benny Hill is found dead at his home after two days of unanswered phone calls.
  • April 23, 1992: Two teenage girls called Virginia Guerrero and Manuela Torres go missing in Reinosa, Spain.
  • April 26, 1992: Leeds United win the Football League First Division.
  • April 27, 1992: The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is proclaimed.
  • April 28, 1992:
    • American hiker Chris McCandless is last seen alive.
    • The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is formed.
  • April 29, 1992: Riots begin in Los Angeles after the Rodney King verdict is announced.
  • April 30, 1992: The final episode of "The Cosby Show" is aired.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 2, 1992, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1992 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 2, 1992 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1992

Television shows that people were watching in April 1992:

TV shows from April 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

Kids TV shows on April 2, 1992

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1992:

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

Popular toys and games in 1992

Toys and games that were popular in 1992:

Pogs / Milkcaps
Pogs / Milkcaps
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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in April 1992.

WWF Super WrestleMania 1992
WWF Super WrestleMania
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior 1992
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project 1992
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project
Desert Strike
 1992
Desert Strike
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

Were you born on April 2, 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 April 2, 1998, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 2.

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

Author Deceased
Born on April 2, 1805
He was not alive on this date.

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye

RnB Singer Deceased
Born on April 2, 1939
He was not alive on this date.

Linford Christie

Linford Christie

Athlete
Born on April 2, 1960
He turned 32 on this day in 1992.

Rodney King

Rodney King

Historical figure Deceased
Born on April 2, 1965
He turned 27 on this day in 1992.

Pedro Pascal

Pedro Pascal

Actor
Born on April 2, 1975
He turned 17 on this day in 1992.

Jesse Plemons

Jesse Plemons

Actor
Born on April 2, 1988
He turned 4 on this day in 1992.

Emma Myers

Emma Myers

Actress
Born on April 2, 2002
She was born exactly 10 years after this date.

USA

US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on April 2, 1992.

UK

UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 2, 1992 was most likely conceived around July 11, 1991.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 2, 1992 is close to December 24, 1992.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 2, 1992:

  • 11,790 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,684 weeks have passed.
  • 1,018,656,000 seconds have passed since April 2, 1992.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,188,432,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 525,626,496,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 169,776,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 87,604,416 steps. That's roughly 38,935 miles.
  • 12,223,872 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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