Year in review: The best movies, music, sports teams, toys and more, all from 1992. Enjoy!


  • Best Actor (Academy Awards): Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs)
  • Best Actress (Academy Awards): Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs)
  • Best Picture (Academy Awards): Silence of the Lambs
  • Highest Grossing: Aladdin ($504,050,219)
  • Best Disney Movie: Aladdin


  • Best Music Video (MTV Music Awards): “Right Now” – Van Halen
  • Best New Artist (Grammy Awards): Arrested Development
  • Record of the Year (Grammy Awards):Tears in Heaven” – Eric Clapton



  • Summer Olympics (Barcelona)
    • Notable Gold Medalists: The “Dream Team” (Basketball), Oscar De La Hoya (Boxing)
  • Winter Olympics (Albertville)
    • Notable Gold Medalists:Bonnie Blair (Speed Skating), Kristi Yamaguchi (Figure Skating)
    • 1992 was also the last year that both the Summer and Winter Olympics took place in the same year.
  • MLB 
    • Champion: Toronto Blue Jays
    • AL MVP: Dennis Eckersley
    • NL MVP: Barry Bonds
  • NBA 
    • Champion: Chicago Bulls
    • Season MVP: Michael Jordan
  • NFL 
    • Super Bowl Champion: Washington Redskins
    • Season MVP: Steve Young
  • NHL
    • Champion: Pittsburgh Penguins
    • Hart Memorial Trophy: Mark Messier 
  • NCAA:
    • National Football Champions: Washington Huskies (Coaches Poll) and the Miami Hurricanes (AP Poll)
    • National Basketball Champions: Duke Blue Devils
  • Tennis:
    • Men’s Grand Slam Champions:
      • Australian Open – Jim Courier
      • French Open – Jim Courier
      • Wimbledon – Andre Agassi
      • US Open – Stefan Edberg
    • Women’s Grand Slam Champions:
      • Australian Open – Monica Seles
      • French Open – Monica Seles
      • Wimbledon – Steffi Graf
      • US Open – Monica Seles



  • Best Selling: Super Mario Kart (SNES)
  • Best Console: Super Nintendo (SNES)



  • Bill Clinton is elected the 42nd President of the United States

See the best from 1993