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1992 Trivia

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World Series Champions:
Toronto Blue Jays
Superbowl XXVI Champions:
Washington Redskins
NBA Champions:
Chicago Bulls
Stanley Cup Champs:
Pittsburgh Penguins
U.S. Open Golf:
Tom Kite
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Stefan Edberg/Monica Seles
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Andre Agassi/Steffi Graf
NCAA Football Champions:
Alabama
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Duke
Kentucky Derby:
Lil E Tee
The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Angie Everhart, Whitney Houston, Rachel Hunter, Kathy Ireland, Elle Macpherson, Kate Moss, Tatjana Patitz, Claudia Schiffer, Brinke Stevens, Julie Strain, Niki Taylor, Heather Thomas, Christy Turlington
The Heartthrob(s):
Marky Mark Wahlberg, Fabio
"The 1992 Quotes"
"You can't handle the truth!"
- Jack Nicholson, in 'A Few Good Men'

"There's no crying in baseball!"
- Tom Hanks, in 'A League of Their Own'

"Friends donít let friends drive drunk"
- U.S. Dept. of Transportation

"It's the economy, stupid"
"I didn't inhale."
- Candidate for President Bill Clinton

"Giant sucking sound"
- Candidate for Presiden Ross Perot

"Made from the best stuff on Earth"
-Snapple ad

"Can we all just get along?"
-Beating victim (from the LAPD) Rodney King, to help qull the riots taking place in his name.

The Basketball Dream Team of the 1992 Olympics received death threats in Barcelona. Charles Barkley walked around the city alone despite the threats, and when asked where his bodyguards were, he held up his fists and answered, "This is my security."

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Bill Clinton
Miss America:
Carolyn Sapp (Honolulu, HI)
Miss USA:
Shannon Marketic (California)
The Scandals:
Bad Fashion: Geena Davis at the 2002 Oscars

Woody Allen (age 56) left his long-term partner Mia Farrow after she discovered his secret affair with her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn (age 21).

Marisa Tomai won Best Supporting Actress Award for her performance in My Cousin Vinnie.

Singer Sinead O'Connor best known as a bald singer and for her hit Nothing Compares 2 U, tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live, declaring 'Fight the real enemy.' In 1997, in an interview with the Italian newspaper Vita, the sometimes lapsing Catholic had asked the Holy Father to forgive her. No word if he made such a declaration, but forgiving was included with the Pope's job description, so we assume he did.

Long Island Lolita Amy Fisher shot the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuocco (pronounced Butt-a-foo-co), Mary Jo Buttafuocco in the face. Mary Jo survived and later divorced her husband.

The aircraft carrier Saratoga accidentally launched live missiles during a joint US/Turkish exercise, killing several Turkish naval officers.

The Catholic Church didn't pardon Galileo until 1992 when Pope John Paul II admitted Galileo was right, 349 years after the condemnation.

Booty-shaking dancing entered the mainstream with Sir Mixx-a-Lot's Baby Got Back

Princess Diana and Prince harles separated and later divorced shortly after his affair with long time love Camilla Parker Bowels was revealed.
Comedian Automobile Death: Sam Kinison (drunk driver hit his car)

1992 Pop Culture News:
A shipping container filled with 28,000 rubber duckies was lost at sea. To this day, they're still being found around the world.

Instead of engaging in a legal battle over the use of a slogan, Southwest Airlines CEO Herb Kelleher and CEO of South Carolina’s Stevens Aviation simply arm-wrestled for whose company would own it. Herwald won, and allowed both airlines to use the slogan - 'Just Plane Smart'.

Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain speech that first recognized the Cold War was delivered to Westminster College in Missouri in 1946. Mikhail Gorbachev gave a speech there in 1992, declaring the end of the Cold War.

A team of game developers used a white puffball as a placeholder graphic while they designed their game’s protagonist. They grew fond of the puffball, and decided to keep him rather than replace him with a real character. He became the iconic character Kirby.

Michigan had a bottle return rate greater than 100%, likely due to their (higher than average) 10 cent bottle deposit encouraging people from other states to return bottles in Michigan.

Paul Lynck (Great Britain) did 124 push-ups with one finger.

Star Trek TNG, Episode S05E117 "The Outcast" , featured a plea for equal rights and treatments of LGBT peoples, along with the statement "they were born how they are".

Guns N' Roses performed their hit song "November Rain" in Bogotá, Colombia. When they started to play it, a soft rain fell over the city and stopped right after they finished the song.

Hurricane Andrew hit Florida destroying a facility housing Burmese pythons, releasing them into the wild, there are now thousands of the non-native snakes.

Mortal Kombat was the first game to get a "Mature" Rating by ESRB(Entertainment Software Rating Board). It was the game directly responsible for the creation of the ESRB.

Nirvana was adamantly told not to play the song "Rape Me" at the 1992 MTV Music Awards. Nevertheless, at the start of the performance, Cobain started playing the chords to "Rape Me" as MTV producers watched in horror. He then switched back to "Lithium", as scheduled.

The 27th amendment, which forbid the United States Congress from raising their own pay during their term, was proposed by James Madison in 1789 and wasn't ratified until 1992.

Michael Jordan was the ambassador of Nike but his team was sponsored by Reebok so his uniform had a Reebok patch on the right shoulder.Jordan carried an American flag on his right shoulder to completely hide the Reebok logo proclaiming that "The American flag cannot deface anything."

The US Supreme Court ruled that forcibly abducting a suspect from a foreign country so he can stand trial in the United States is constitutional.

Cable's Nickelodeon buried a time capsule in 1992 with stuff like a Game Boy, Reebok Pump shoes, Twinkies, Home Alone on VHS, and Gak. It will be opened in 2042.

In 1992 McDonalds sold a burger called the "McJordan" that included all of Michael Jordan's favorite toppings, one of which was BBQ sauce. In 2012, an unopened gallon of 20 year old McJordan BBQ sauce sold on eBay for $9,995

The 1992 Olympic Basketball "Dream Team" did not call a single time-out the entire Olympic tournament.

After the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert was announced in 1992, all 72,000 tickets sold out in three hours, even though no performers were announced besides the remaining members of Queen.

A banner appeared in the lobby of MIT at the end of the year that read "GAME OVER INSERT 94260 QUARTERS TO CONTINUE" as the tuition at the time was $23,565.

The hippest company founded in 1992 was probably Tony Hawk and Per Welinder's Birdhouse Skateboards.

MTV introduced The Real World reality TV show. Prior to this, the network was known for running music videos, believe it or not.

Upper Deck put baseball players with "porn-star-sounding" names at numbers ending in 69. (Dick Schofield at #269, Heathcliff Slocumb at #569, and Dickie Thon at #769.)

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1992: $850,000

The top selling pinball machine of all time is "The Addams Family", made in 1992 by Bally.

The Habit:
Reading The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
1st appearances & 1992's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Trolls dolls, Super Soaker 100
The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
1. Aladdin
2. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
3. Batman Returns
4. Lethal Weapon 3
5. A Few Good Men
6. Sister Act
7. The Bodyguard
8. Wayne's World
9. Basic Instinct
10. A League Of Their Own
1992 Most Popular TV shows:
1. 60 Minutes (CBS)
2. Roseanne (ABC)
3. Home Improvement (ABC)
4. Murphy Brown (CBS)
5. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
6. Coach (ABC)
7. Cheers (NBC)
8. Full House (ABC)
9. Northern Exposure (CBS)
10. Rescue 911 (CBS)

The biggest Pop Artists of 1992 include:
Bobby Brown, Boyz II Men, Ce Ce Peniston, Celine Dion, Color Me Badd, Elton John, En Vogue, Genesis, Gerald Levert, Guns N'Roses, Hammer, Jodeci, Kris Kross, Luther Vandross, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Michael Bolton, Michael Jackson, Mr. Big, Prince, R. Kelly, Ralph Tresvant, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shabba Ranks, Shanice, Tevin Campbell, TLC, U2, Vanessa Williams, Whitney Houston

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

The Number One Hits Of 1992:
December 7, 1991 - January 24, 1992: Michael Jackson - Black Or White

January 25, 1992 - January 31, 1992: Color Me Badd - All 4 Love

February 1, 1992 - February 7, 1992: George Michael & Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

February 8, 1992 - February 28, 1992: Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy

February 29, 1992 - March 20, 1992: Mr. Big - To Be With You

March 21, 1992 - April 24, 1992: Vanessa Williams - Save the Best for Last

April 25, 1992 - June 19, 1992: Kris Kross - Jump

June 20, 1992 - July 3, 1992: Mariah Carey - I'll Be There

July 4, 1992 - August 7, 1992: Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back

August 8, 1992 - August 14, 1992: Madonna - This Used To Be My Playground

August 15, 1992 - November 13, 1992: Boyz II Men - End Of The Road

November 14, 1992 - November 27, 1992: The Heights - How Do You Talk To An Angel

November 28, 1992 - March 5, 1993: Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

Popular Music in 1992 - # 1 Hits of 1992