1992 in Review

All about 1992
April 07, 2008
After 1991, at least in the United States and the once-Soviet Union, a new era of peace had begun. The Cold War ended, and the 1990s became a very laid-back decade.

Politics in 1992

Many soviet states become independent countries in this year, and 1992 is the final year of George Bush Sr.'s presidency. The Church of England allows women to become preists. The 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed.

Music in 1992

In 1992, the conversion process was going at full-speed. Glam Metal was now "un-cool", and those who were still fans of the genre would get made fun of at school. Now, it was all about Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and other grunge bands. Alice in Chains releases "Dirt", and the Beastie Boys release "Check Your Head". The terrible country singer, Billy Ray Cyrus, also acheives fame with his song, "Achy Brakey Heart". Rage Against the Machine, a rap-metal band, becomes popular, and they are famous for their socialist anti-big-government message. In this year, Kurt Cobain (lead singer of Nirvana) marries the controversial Courtney Love.

Ace of Base
Alice in Chains
The Beastie Boys
Bell Biv DeVoe
C+C Music Factory
Dr. Dre
Guns N' Roses
Kriss Kross
M.C. Hammer
Michael Jackson
New Kids on the Block
Pearl Jam
Rage Against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Tupac Shakur
White Zombie
Whitney Houston

As you can see, some pop music was still cool, but grunge would completely take over in the next year or two.

Television in 1992

Cartoon Network, the first mainstream television station to air nothing but cartoons is launched in 1992, and the Sci-Fi Channel is also launched. The infamous "Barney and Friends" debuts, as "Tiny Toons" goes off the air. Darker animated shows such as "Bat-Man: The Animated Series" hit airwaves. "The Cosby Show" was cancelled this year. Here's a list of 1992 debuting shows that were popular:

Barney and Friends
Bat-Man: The Animated Series
Dateline NBC
Goof Troop
The Larry Sanders Show
The Real World

Movies in 1992

Home Alone and Bat-Man are given sequels, Disney produces "Aladdin", and "Wayne's World" is released. List of 1992 movies:

Basic Instinct
Bat-Man Returns
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Death Becomes Her
Godzilla vs. Mothra
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
Lethal Weapon 3
Tom & Jerry: The Movie
Wayne's World

Video Games in 1992

The console wars begin to rage on in 1992. The NES begins to lose popularity, and the 16-bit consoles are in the heat of their battle. The competing companies make CD-ROM gaming mainstream by releasing a new wave of CD-based consoles and console add-ons, such as the TurboDuo and the SEGA-CD. SEGA releases a high-tech new racing game, "Virtua Racing" in 1992, which utilizes the then-state-of-the-art polygon techniques. "Wolfenstein-3D" revolutionizes 3D gaming on home computers. Popular video games such as "Mortal Kombat" and "Night Trap" stir up a rediculous amount of controversy which eventually leads to the creation of ESRB in 1994. Wario debuts in "Super Mario Land 2".

Air Combat
Alone in the Dark
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Kirby's Dream Land
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Mega Man 5
Mortal Kombat
Night Trap
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins
Virtua Racing


- All Showbiz Pizza chains become apart of the Chuck E. Cheese's franchise.

- Madonna publishes her famous "Sex" book.

- Microsoft releases Windows 3.1, which allows it to become the leader in computer software technology.

The awesomeness of 1992 would continue in... 1993!
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