Previous 1992 Next

What Was Happening

E
C
O
N
O
M
Y
  • Average US yearly income was $30,030
  • Gas cost $1.92.
  • Average US house was $122,500.
  • Average UK house was £68,634.
N
E
W
S
  • UN and US start Operation Restore Hope in Somalia to fight the famine and the civil war.
  • European Union started with signing of the Maastricht Treaty.
  • In Afghanistan, the communist government is overthrown.
  • US, Canada, and Mexico sign NAFTA.
  • UN imposes sanctions on Libya.
  • South Africa vote to create a multi-racial government.
  • Independence: Bosnia Herzegovina (starts a war)
T
R
I
V
I
A
  • Windows 3.1 released.
  • Wolfenstein 3D, first-ever 1st-person shooter came out.
  • Euro Disney opened.
  • AT&T releases a video telephone.
F
I
L
M
  • Robin Williams went to town with Aladdin.
  • Tom Cruise was helping A Few Good Men.
  • Sharon Stone crosses her legs in Basic Instinct and jaws drop around the country.
Previous 1992 Next