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May 1, 1992

May 1, 1992, was a Friday. It was 32 years, 2 months, and 14 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 1, 1992:

  • United States: "Jump" by Kriss Kross
  • United Kingdom: "Deeply Dippy" by Right Said Fred

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 1, 1992

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

  • Jump - Kris Kross
  • Save The Best For Last - Vanessa Williams
  • Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  • My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) - En Vogue
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!
Sleepwalkers

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Sleepwalkers" was at the top of the box office on May 1, 1992.

Facts

This date occurred 11,763 days ago. Approximately 392 months have passed. It was the 122nd day of 1992, in week 18. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on May 1, 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 131 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to May 1, 1992

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is May 1, 1992, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 1992 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. In America, the song "Jump" by Kriss Kross is at the top of the singles charts, while "Deeply Dippy" by Right Said Fred is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Snr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Sleepwalkers 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 "'Allo 'Allo!", "MacGyver", "Married... with Children", 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.

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. 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 soccer, Leeds United have just won the Football League First Division after beating Sheffield United 3–2. Their title win was confirmed after challengers Manchester United lost 2-0 to Liverpool. The city of Los Angeles is engulfed in riots following the recent Rodney King verdict. Four police officers accused of beating King in 1991 have all been found not guilty by a mostly white jury, despite video evidence. In response, residents in South LA are looting stores, burning buildings, and attacking passersby. In television, the final episode of "The Cosby Show" has just been aired.

A war is continuing to rage in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Lithuania, which became an independent nation after the recent collapse of the Soviet Union, has just introduced its new currency, the talonas. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Robert Reed, Anthony Perkins, Chuck Connors, and Audrey Hepburn would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "Paperboy", "Sonic the Hedgehog", "Civilization", and "Street Fighter II: The World Warrior". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Saved by the Bell", "Art Attack", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", and "Clarissa Explains It All". Children are playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Cabbage Patch Kids, Jenga, and the SEGA Game Gear.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 1, 1992.

  • Eurovision 1992.

    Eurovision 1992

    The 1992 Eurovision song contest took place in Malmö, Sweden. Ireland won the contest with the song "Why Me?" by Linda Martin.
  • The Cosby Show ends.

    The Cosby Show ends

    The final episode of the Cosby Show was aired on April 30th, 1992.
  • 1992 Los Angeles riots.

    1992 Los Angeles riots

    Riots were occurring in Los Angeles at this time. The violence started after a jury acquitted four police officers for the beating of Rodney King. This was despite the assault being recorded on camera.
  • The Bosnian War.

    The Bosnian War

    A war was raging in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 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 May 1, 1992.

  • April 2, 1992:
    • Mobster John Gotti is sentenced to life in prison for five murders, racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder.
    • Bosnian War: At least 48 civilians are murdered by Serb paramilitary groups in Bijeljina.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 1, 1992
  • May 5, 1992: 18 people are killed after a terrace collapses at the Armand Césari Stadium in France.
  • May 7, 1992: Sir Mix-a-Lot releases his single "Baby Got Back".
  • May 9, 1992:
    • Liverpool win the FA Cup final after defeating Sunderland 2-0.
    • The final episode of "The Golden Girls" is aired.
    • Ireland win the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Why me?" by Linda Martin.
    • 26 miners die after a methane explosion occurs at the Westray Mine in Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • May 12, 1992: Actor Robert Reed, who portrayed the father Mike Brady in The Brady Bunch, passes away due to AIDS.
  • May 15, 1992:
    • Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) is released in cinemas.
    • 5,000 people lose their jobs after Alexander's closes 11 of its department stores in New York.
  • May 16, 1992: Guns N' Roses headline at Slane.
  • May 19, 1992: Famous case: Amy Fisher shoots Mary Jo Buttafuoco.
  • May 20, 1992: Football: Barcelona win the European Cup after beating Sampdoria 1-0 in extra time.
  • May 21, 1992:
    • The final episode of the TV series "MacGyver" is aired.
    • The first episode of the reality TV show "The Real World" is aired on MTV.
  • May 22, 1992:
    • The movie Alien 3 is released.
    • Encino Man (1992) is released in movie theaters.
    • The final episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" is aired.
  • May 29, 1992: Sister Act (1992) is released in cinemas.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 1, 1992, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 1, 1992 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in May 1992

Television shows that people were watching in May 1992:

TV shows from May 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 May 1992

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

Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
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
Toys

Toys in 1992

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 May 1992.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 1992
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
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

Were you born on May 1, 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 May 1, 1998, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 1.

Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Historical figure Deceased
Born on May 1, 1852
She was not alive on this date.

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw

American country singer
Born on May 1, 1967
He turned 25 on this day in 1992.

Mary Lou McDonald

Mary Lou McDonald

Irish politician
Born on May 1, 1969
She turned 23 on this day in 1992.

Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan

Actor
Born on May 1, 1982
He turned 10 on this day in 1992.

Romain Ntamack

Romain Ntamack

Rugby player
Born on May 1, 1999
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Charli D'Amelio

Charli D'Amelio

Social media personality
Born on May 1, 2004
She was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on May 1:

USA

US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on May 1, 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 May 1, 1992 was most likely conceived around August 9, 1991.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 1, 1992 is close to January 22, 1993.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 1, 1992:

  • 11,763 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,680 weeks have passed.
  • 1,016,323,200 seconds have passed since May 1, 1992.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,185,710,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 524,422,771,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 169,387,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 87,403,795 steps. That's roughly 38,846 miles.
  • 12,195,878 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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