< MCMXCII = 1992 >
Events in 1992
|13 January:|| ||Mongolia adopts a new constitution to establish a parliamentary democracy.|
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|20 January:|| ||Martin Luther King Day is celebrated in the United States the third Monday each year since 1986.|
|4 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ram makes room for the Year of the Monkey.|
|7 February:|| ||The European Union is created at the signing of the Maastricht Treaty.|
|21 February:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1412 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|1 March:|| ||The former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina declares itself independent.|
|2 March:|| ||Thousands of Sarajevo citizens take to the streets to obstruct a military coup by Serb paramilitaries surrounding the parliament building.|
|3 March:|| ||The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina declares itself independent from Yugoslavia.|
|9 March:|| ||Menachem Begin, sixth prime minister of Israel, founder of Likud, dies in Tel Aviv at age 78.|
|22 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|5 April:|| ||The Siege of Sarajevo, the longest capital siege in modern warfare, begins with attacks on police stations by Serbian paramilitaries.|
|6 April:|| ||Isaac Asimov, Russian-born American science fiction and popular science author, dies in New York at age 72.|
|6 April:|| ||Twelve European countries recognize the independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina, followed by the United States the next day.|
|17 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|19 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|6 May:|| ||Marlene Dietrich, German actress and singer, dies in Paris at age 90.|
|29 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|7 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|25 June:|| ||The former Yugoslav republic of Croatia votes for independence.|
|28 June:|| ||Surgeons transplant a baboon liver into a human, which eventually grows three times its original size to equal an adult human liver.|
|7 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|5 November:|| ||Jan Oort, Dutch astronomer, dies in Leiden at age 92.|
|3 December:|| ||In the United Kingdom Neil Papworth sends the first SMS text message to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone, saying “Merry Christmas”.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1992
Bill Clinton, Time Man of the Year.Gladwyn Jebb, Bob Hope, Albert Broccoli, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Kees Stip, Frank Sinatra, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Stanley Kubrick, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1992 was a leap year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1896, 1908, 1936 and 1964 in the century before it and 2020, 2048 and 2076 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1992 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 20 May 2013.