A lot happened in 1992. U.S. voters were introduced to Texas billionaire and presidential hopeful Ross Perot (plus Dana Carvey's inspired impression of him). Bill Clinton ultimately won. Euro Disney opened in France. The largest shopping mall, Minnesota's Mall of America, was constructed. Mike Tyson was convicted of raping Miss Black Rhode Island (Desiree Washington). Prince Charles and Princess Diana separated. The first Nicotene patch was introduced. Sinead O'Connor ripped up a photo of Pope John Paull II on SNL. Nick Jonas and Miley Cyrus were born (feel old yet?).
The big songs that year were Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" from The Bodyguard, Boyz II Men's "End of the Road" (a staple at all my grade school dances), and Mr. Big's "To Be With You." On TV, Johnny Carson retired and Jay Leno debuted as new host of The Tonight Show. The Cartoon Network was launched. The first Real World premiered on MTV. Also premiering that year? Melrose Place, Mad About You, and The Larry Sanders Show.
I saw a lot of movies in the theater in '92. Let's give a shout-out to these quality also-rans: The Bodyguard, Aladdin, Sneakers, Lethal Weapon 3, Sister Act, Batman Returns, Under Siege, White Men Can't Jump, Alien 3, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Crying Game, The Cutting Edge, Death Becomes Her, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, Honeymoon in Vegas, Newsies, Last of the Mohicans, Muppet Christmas Carol, Patriot Games, School Ties, Singles, A River Runs Through It, Housesitter, Candyman, Far & Away, and, of course, Ladybugs! And here are your Essentials: