Saturday, November 14, 2009

~Flashback 1992~

Economics

US GDP (1998 dollars): $6,244.40 billion
Federal spending: $1380.86 billion
Federal debt: $4002.1 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars):
$30,636
Consumer Price Index: 140.3
Unemployment: 7.5%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.29

Events

  • Compact discs surpass cassette tapes as the preferred medium for recorded music.
  • There are 900 million television sets in use around the world; 201 million are in the United States.
  • Woody Allen and Mia Farrow engage in a very public and nasty custody battle over their three children. Allen's affair with Farrow's adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, sparked the feud.
  • Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time. He had ruled late-night television for 20 years.

Movies

  • Unforgiven, The Crying Game, Howards End, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Player

Books

  • Robert Olen Butler, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
  • Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient
  • Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger
SCIENCE

A text-based Web browser is made available to the public (Jan.); within a few years, millions of people become regular users of the World Wide Web. Background: Computers and Internet








7 comments:

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Wow, where was I in 92??? I haven't seen any of those movies or read any of those books.

Justine said...

Okay. Some of these are great. Hard to believe it was that long ago for the Allen/Farrow blowup.

Yikes, Def Leppard, saw them the other day on VH1 Classics lol.

Justine @ Just Nibbles

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love your flashback posts! It's good to look back and recall...and hopefully we can learn from some of our mistakes!

Lisa said...

What a fantastic year for movies!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

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Sniffles and Smiles said...

Very fun! I love your flashbacks!! You do the research...and I benefit from your wonderful results!! Thanks for the memories!!! Love you~Janine XO

MarceJ said...

I graduated from high school in 92. Interesting enough I added the English Patient to my TBR list this week.

Enjoy the weekend.

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