20th Century Year by Year 1992

 

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  • Security Council passes sanctions on Libya
  • El Salvador signs peace agreement with Guerillas

    Sports

    1992 Olympics

    NBA: Chicago Bulls vs. Portland Trailblazers Series: 4-2
    NCAA Football: Alabama Record: 13-0-0
    Heisman Trophy: Gino Torretta, miami-fl, QB points: 1400
    Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Chicago Blackhawks Series: 4-0
    Super Bowl XXVI: Washington Redskins vs. Buffalo Bills Score: 37-24
    US Open Golf: Tom Kite Score: 285 Course: Pebble Beach GL Location: Pebble Beach, CA
    World Series: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Atlanta Braves Series: 4-2

    Popular Music

    1."All 4 Love" ... Color Me Badd
    2."Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" ... George Michael & Elton John
    3."I'm Too Sexy" ... Right Said Fred
    4."To Be With You" ... Mr. Big
    5."Save the Best for Last" ... Vanessa Williams
    6."Jump" ... Kris Cross
    7."I'll Be There" ... Mariah Carey
    8."Baby Got Back" ... Sir Mix-A-Lot
    9."This Used to Be My Playground" ... Madonna
    10."End Road" ... Boyz II Men

    Popular Movies

     

    1. Home Alone 2
    2. Batman Returns
    3. Lethal Weapon 3
    4. Sister Act
    5. Aladdin
    6. Wayne's World
    7. A League of Their Own
    8. Basic Instinct
    9. The Bodyguard
    10. A Few Good Men

    Most Popular Books

    Fiction
    1."Dolores Claiborne" ... Stephen King
    2."The Pelican Brief" ... John Grisham
    3."Gerald's Game" ... Stephen King
    4."Mixed Blessings" ... Danielle Steel
    5."Jewels" ... Danielle Steel
    6."The Stars Shine Down" ... Sidney Sheldon
    7."Tale of the Body Thief" ... Anne Rice
    8."Mexico" ... James A. Michener
    9."Waiting to Exhale" ... Terry McMillan
    10."All Around the Town" ... Mary Higgins Clark
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    Nonfiction
    1."The Way Things Ought to Be" ... Rush Limbaugh
    2."It Doesn't Take a Hero" ... H. Norman Schwarzkopf
    3."How to Satisfy a Woman Every Time" ... Naura Hayden
    4."Every Living Thing" ... James Harriot
    5."A Return to Love" ... Marianne Williamson
    6."Sam Walton" ... Sam Walton
    7."Diana" ... Andrew Morton
    8."Truman" ... David McCullough
    9."Silent Passage" ... Gail Sheehy
    10."Sex" ... Madonna

    Most Popular Television 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. Monday Night Football (ABC)
    8. CBS Sunday Movie (CBS)
    9. Cheers (NBC)
    10. Full House (ABC)

    Chemistry

    MARCUS, RUDOLPH A., U.S.A., California Institute of Technology, Pasdena, CA, b. 1923 (in Montreal, Canada):

    "for his contributions to the theory of electron transfer reactions in
    chemical systems"
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    Literature

    WALCOTT, DEREK, Saint Lucia, b. 1930:

    "for a poetic oeuvre of great luminosity, sustained by a historical vision,
    the outcome of a multicultural commitment"
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    Peace

    TUM, RIGOBERTA MENCHU, Guatemala. Campaigner for human rights, especially for indigenous peoples.
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    PHYSIOLOGY or MEDICINE

    The prize was awarded jointly to:

    FISCHER, EDMOND H., U.S.A., University of Washington, Seattle WA, b. 1920
    (in Shanghai, China); and

    KREBS, EDWIN G., U.S.A., University of Washington, Seattle WA, b. 1918:

    "for their discoveries concerning reversible protein phosphorylation as a
    biological regulatory mechanism"
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    Physics

    CHARPAK, GEORGES, France, Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie, Paris and CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, b. 1924 ( in Poland):

    "for his invention and development of particle detectors, in particular the
    multiwire proportional chamber"

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "Unforgiven"
    Best Director:Clint Eastwood ... "Unforgiven"
    Best Actor:Al Pacino ... "Scent of a Woman"
    Best Actress: Emma Thompson ... "Howards End"

    Record of the Year:
    Song of the Year:
    Album of the Year:
    Male Vocalist:
    Female Vocalist:
    "Tears in Heaven" ... Eric Clapton

    "Tears in Heaven" ... Eric Clapton
    "Unplugged" ... Eric Clapton
    Eric Clapton ... "Tears in Heaven"

    K.D. Lang ... "Constant Craving"

    Tony Awards

    Best Play: "Dancing at Lughnasa" ... Brian Friel
    Best Musical: "Crazy for You"
    Best Actor in a play:Judd Hirsch ... "Conversations with My Father"
    Best Actress in a play:Glenn Close ... "Death and the Maiden"
    Best Actor in a musical:Gregory Hines ... "Jelly’s Last Jam"
    Best Actress in a musical:Faith Prince ... "Guys and Dolls"

    Pulitzer Prize

    Drama:
    Fiction:
    History:

    International Reporting:
    National Reporting:
    Public Service:
    Robert Schenkkan ... "The Kentucky Cycle"
    Jane Smiley ... "A Thousand Acres"
    Mark E. Neely, Jr. ... "The Fate of Liberty"

    Patrick J. Sloyan ... "New York Newsday"
    Anderson, Bill Dietrich, Mary Ann Gwinn & Eric Nalder Jeff Taylor & Mike McGraw ... "Kansas City Star"
    "Sacramento Bee"