The Queen described 1992 as her Annus Horribilus: Her Royal Highness
began paying income tax, Sarah Ferguson was pictured in the Daily
Mail having her toes sucked by Texan John Bryant, a fire destroyed
much of Windsor Castle and Charles and Diana announced their separation.
After months of testing the airwaves with bird song, Classic FM went live and WH Smith announced they would no longer be selling LPs.
The UK suffered its worst droughts since 1745, but it didn't stop
a plague of butterflies.
The Conservative Party was re-elected with their leader John Major.
On the other side of the Atlantic the Democratic Party candidate
William J. Clinton was elected US President.
Europe got its very own Disney theme park, but for thrills and
spills the less health conscious were experimenting with the designer
drug Ecstasy and bungee jumping.
It was a good year for women. Betty Boothroyd was the first woman
in six centuries to be the speaker of the house and the Church of
England began allowing women priests.