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1992

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U.S. Facts

  • President: George Bush
  • Population: 254,994,517
  • Life Expectancy: 75.8 years
  • Unemployment: 7.5%
  • Average Annual Salary: $29,430
  • Minimum Wage: $4.25 per hour

What Things Cost

  • Automobile:
  • Gasoline: $1.12 per gallon
  • House: $120,000
  • Bread:
  • Milk:
  • Postage Stamp: $0.29

Major U.S. Events

  • The Senate ratifies second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty
  • Bush pardons former Reagan Administration officials involved in Iran-Contra affair

Major World Events

  • The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ceases to exist. Slovenia & Croatia gain independence
  • Iraq refuses a U.N. inspection team access to the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture. UNSCOM claimed that it had reliable information that the site contained archives related to illegal weapons activities
  • The Czechoslovakia Federal Assembly votes to split the country into the Czech Republic & Slovakia starting on January 1, 1993

January-March

  • Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman in space
  • The Executive Chairman of UNSCOM details Iraq's refusal to abide by UN Security Council disarmament resolutions

April-July

  • In Los Angeles, California, the police officers that were accused of excessive force in their severe beating of Rodney King, were found "not guilty". The verdict resulted in several days of riots in L.A. & smaller riots around the country
  • Kentucky celebrates its bicentennial statehood

August-December

  • In Detroit, Michigan, black motorist Malice Green is beaten to death by policemen during a struggle, the officers were later convicted and sentenced to prison
  • U.S. forces leave Philippines, ending nearly a century of American military presence

Top Songs

  • Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
  • Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
  • How Do You Talk To An Angel by The Heights
  • Jump Around by House Of Pain

Other New Songs

  • My Lovin' by En Vouge
  • Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot
  • I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred
  • Life Is A Highway by Tom Cochrane
  • Jump by Kriss Kross

Top Movies

  • Unforgiven
  • Scent of a Woman
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Basic Instinct
  • Reservoir Dogs

Top Books

  • The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
  • The Children of Men by P.D. James
  • Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
  • The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
  • All Around the Town by Mary Higgins Clark

Top TV Shows (1991-92)

  • Roseanne
  • Murphy Brown
  • Cheers
  • Home Improvement
  • Designing Women
  • Coach

Major League Baseball: World Series

  • Toronto Blue Jays d. Atlanta Braves

Pro Football: Championship

  • Super Bowl: Washington Redskins d. Buffalo Bills

Ice Hockey: Stanley Cup

  • Pittsburgh Penguins d. Chicago Blackhawks

Pro Basketball: Championship

  • Chicago Bulls d. Portland Trail Blazers

NCAA Champions

  • Football: University of Alabama Crimson Tide
  • Basketball: Duke University Blue Devils

Other Champions

  • Summer Olympics: Barcelona, Spain
  • Winter Olympics: Albertville, France
  • Golf: Fred Couples is PGA player of the year
  • Tennis: Stefan Edberg and Pete Sampras win the U.S. Open
  • Horse Racing: Lil E. Tee wins Kentucky Derby
  • Auto Racing: Al Unser, Jr. wins Indianapolis 500
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