May 21st, 1992, was a Thursday. It was day 142 of 1992. The decade was the Nineties.
30 years, 10 months and 2 days have passed since May 21st, 1992.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.
Notable events that occurred on May 21st, 1992.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 21st, 1992.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.
The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Basic Instinct".
Let's take a walk down memory lane.
The date is May 21st, 1992, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 1992 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.
In America, the song Jump by Kriss Kross is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Please Don't Go by KWS is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Basic Instinct 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. 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. In fashion, many of the trends from the late 80s 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 Europe, a war is continuing to rage on in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The film "Lethal Weapon 3", starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, has just been released in movie theaters. In soccer, Spanish side Barcelona have won the European Cup after beating Sampdoria 1-0. A late goal by Dutch player Ronald Koeman in extra time is enough to give the club their first ever European Cup. The last episode of the series "MacGyver", starring Richard Dean Anderson, has recently been aired on television. The show, which followed the adventures of an extremely resourceful secret agent, had been running for nearly seven years.
If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Anthony Perkins, Audrey Hepburn, Thurgood Marshall and Andre the Giant would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "The Wonder Years", "Seinfeld" and "Home Improvement". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Paperboy", "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project" and "Road Rash II".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Fireman Sam", "Dinosaurs", "Doug" and "Darkwing Duck". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Screwball Scramble, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures, the Game Boy and Lego Pirates.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on May 21st, 1992.
In May of 1992, the final episode of the series MacGyver was aired on television.
In May of 1992, Sir Mix-a-Lot released his single "Baby Got Back". The song caused controversy at the time due to its sexual lyrics.
The 1992 Eurovision song contest took place in Malmö, Sweden. Ireland won the contest with the song "Why Me?" by Linda Martin.
During this time, the Bosnian War was raging on in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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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Television shows that people were watching in May, 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.
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
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.
American soap opera.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
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.
Barney & Friends
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
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1992.
Pogs / Milkcaps
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 May of 1992.
Road Rash II
Racing and vehicular combat game that was released for the Sega Genesis.
A FPS shooter game that was developed by id Software.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Action-adventure game that was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
An arcade game that was released by Capcom.
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 May 21st, 1998, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 21st.
Historical weather information for May 21st, 1992.
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on May 21st, 1992.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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