1992 – Nineteen years ago

January 1 – George H. W. Bush becomes the first U.S. President to address the Australian Parliament.

January 8 – George H. W. Bush is televised falling violently ill at a state dinner in Japan, vomiting into the lap of Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa and fainting.

January 26 – Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons.

March 18 – White South Africans vote in favour of political reforms which will end the apartheid regime and create a power-sharing multi-racial government.

April 6 – Isaac Asimov, Russian-born author (b. 1920) dies

April 20 – Benny Hill, British comedian and actor (b. 1924) dies

May 6 – Marlene Dietrich, German actress (b. 1901) dies

May 9 – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, adopted in New York on 9 May 1992.

May 9 –  Whaleoil married Spanish Bride in Auckland

May 25 – In Australia, Lindy Chamberlain receives compensation for wrongful conviction on murder charges.

June 1 – Venezuelan revolutionary Carlos (the Jackal) is sentenced to life imprisonment.

July 13 – Yitzhak Rabin becomes prime minister of Israel.

July 20 – Václav Havel resigns as president of Czechoslovakia.

August 5  – Robert Muldoon, former Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1921) dies

October 4 – Denny Hulme, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1936) dies

October 31 – Pope John Paul II issues an apology, and lifts the edict of the Inquisition against Galileo Galilei.

November 18 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin releases the flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of KAL 007, shot down by the Soviets in 1983. In 1983 I was in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France when the news of this hit.

November 23 – Miley Cyrus, American actress and singer was born

November 24 – Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom describes this year as an Annus Horribilis (horrible year), due to various scandals damaging the image of the Royal Family, as well as the Windsor Castle fire.

December 9 – Prince Charles and Princess Diana publicly announce their separation.

The number one single of 1992 was I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston


THANK YOU for being a subscriber. Because of you Whaleoil is going from strength to strength. It is a little known fact that Whaleoil subscribers are better in bed, good looking and highly intelligent. Sometimes all at once! Please Click Here Now to subscribe to an ad-free Whaleoil.

  • thor42

    Ol’ Boris Yeltsin! Even though he was usually drunk-as, I **really** liked him (and Gorbachev too).
    He came across (at least to me) as a colourful and likeable guy. Would definitely be lots of fun at a party…. :)
    Rob Muldoon – unforgettable, with that “heh, heh, heh…” laugh and his unique grin.
    Pope John Paul II apologising to Galileo – I remember that.
    Oh gawd….. Whitney Houston and *that* song. How on earth it got to number 1, I’ll never know. Surely one of the worst songs ever, alongside “MacArthur Park”.

  • lcmortensen

    1992 was my first full year alive! And I don’t remember any of it!

  • Congrats – mine is this week as well, but only for 6 years.

  • jonno1

    Finally figured it out (sigh), congratulations to Whaleoil & Spanish Bride. Mine is tomorrow, or so I’ve been told – 42 years if I remember correctly. However, the first 40 years are the worst, after that it just keeps getting better. The kids have been warned to prepare spare rooms with en suites; at first they thought we were joking, but are not so sure now…

  • dyannt

    Congratulations, Spanish Bride and Whaleoil.
    Any anniversary is worth celebrating. Your 25th is only 6 years away so you’ve got plenty of time to get in the party mood.

  • stevewrathall

    Plus oil ran out, according to the Club of Rome’s 1972 prediction.

  • thor42

    Congrats, WO and SB!

  • alex Masterley

    Congrats and well done.
    My wife and I hit 8 years married in August.
    In June it is 23 years together.
    How time flies.

    • Thanks everyone, we have been together since we were 18 so that’s 24 years.
      WO took me to a seaside restaurant and we had a lovely time.

  • Happy anniversary team! Spanish Bride must have the patience of a saint. eastern Beach for dinner was it?

    • http://www.thebeachhouse.co.nz/

      At Bucklands Beach.

    • Hi inventory2, actually since WO came off all that horrible medication I no longer need to be canonized for sainthood :) I won’t wax lyrical and embarrass him on here but life is good.

      • Great stuff; you guys deserve a good run at things.

  • kehua

    Congratulations to both of you, it only gets better. Cam can you send me Mitchs` contact info please? How`s the Duck tally and is the new gun handling?

    • Mitch who?

      Got a bit of shooting scheduled Thursday for 5 days…Pheasants, Quail and ducks.

  • lcmortensen

    Now I get it! Staying together 19 years in this day in age is an achievement in itself, so congrats.

    I’m still stuck in the negatives!

  • lulu

    Congratulations WO and SB
    Today is my 25th wedding anniversary.
    It is great to think about people staying togehter for a long time rather than the usual obsession with people splitting up or straying. Go us.

    • I agree lulu GO US ( I want a medal what about you? ) LOL

  • stroker08

    Fuck 1992. Nike Air Jordans were shit that year.

    Congrats tho.

  • medusa

    Congratulations to you both, we celebrated 6 years on Mothers Day.