Almanac: 1992

Top five athletes
1. Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls: 30.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 6.1 ast, MVP, Finals MVP.
2. Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers: 3,465 passing yds, 66.7%, 25 TDs, 7 INT, 537 rushing yds.
3. Barry Bonds, Pittsburgh Pirates: 34 HRs, 103 RBI, .311, 39 SB, .624 SLG, NL MVP.
4. Christian Laettner, Duke: 21.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, Player of Year, led Duke to 2nd straight title.
5. Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys: 1,713 rushing yards, 4.6 per carry, 19 TDs.

Top five teams
1. Dream Team. 'Nuff said.
2. North Carolina women's soccer (25-0). How good? Won title game 9-1.
3. Chicago Bulls (67-15). Two straight for MJ and the Bulls.
4. Alabama football (13-0). Crushed unbeaten Miami 34-13 in Sugar Bowl.
5. Duke basketball (34-2). Beat Michigan's Fab Five freshmen for the championship.

Sports moves

  • Baltimore Orioles into Oriole Park at Camden Yards

  • Expansion Tampa Bay Lightning join NHL

  • Atlanta Falcons into Georgia Dome

  • Phoenix Suns into America West Arena

  • Portland Trail Blazers into Rose Garden

  • Pro basketball players into the Olympics

  • NFL suspends use of instant replay

    Pop culture trivia
    Oscar winner: Unforgiven

    Most popular TV show: 60 Minutes

    Top of the Pops: Baby Got Back, Sir Mix A-lot

    Fiction bestseller: Dolores Claiborne, Stephen King

    Nonfiction bestseller: The Way Things Ought To Be, Rush Limbaugh

    Pop culture potpourri: Good night to Johnny Carson after 20 years; "Wayne's World" is big; Disneyland Paris opens; McDonald's opens in Warsaw; Madonna's career as author begins with release of "Sex." Bill Clinton plays sax on Arsenio, says, "I didn't inhale."