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I Love 1992
Welcome to 1992

Mark Owen
RealMedia: Welcome to 1992




John Major and Bill Clinton

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.

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