Summary of 1992
When the class of 1992 graduated from The Ohio State University College of
Medicine, a world of political and social change awaited them.
In global news, the Russian Federation was established and began to develop a
market economy following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Soon afterward,
President George H.W. Bush met with Russian President Boris Yeltsin at Camp
David, where they formally declared that the Cold War was over. Later in the year,
Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States.
In the entertainment world, Whitney Houston set a record with “I Will Always Love
You,” a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks. Written and originally
sung by Dolly Parton, the song was recorded for the film, “The Bodyguard,” in
which Houston also starred alongside Kevin Costner. Jay Leno replaced long-time
NBC Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, who headlined the program for nearly
30 years. An American icon, Carson was 66 when he retired. Famous movie lines
that live on today from 1992 include “You can’t handle the truth!” (Jack Nicholson,
“A Few Good Men”) and “There’s no crying in baseball!” (Tom Hanks, “A League of
In sports, U.S. figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi won the Olympic gold medal in the
women’s competition in Albertville, France. The Washington Redskins beat the
Buffalo Bills, winning Super Bowl XXVI and the Pittsburgh Penguins won the
Stanley Cup. The Chicago Bulls won the NBA championship a second year in a
row. At the age of 16, Tiger Woods became the youngest PGA golfer in 35 years.