1992 in England

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See also:1991–92 in English football
1992–93 in English football
1992 in the United Kingdom
Other events of 1992

Events from 1992 in England




  • 9 January - Alison Halford, an assistant chief constable with Merseyside Police Force and the country's most senior policewoman, is suspended from duty for a second time following a police authority meeting.[1]
  • 22 January - Estate agent Stephanie Slater, 25, is held hostage at a Birmingham house by a man demanding a £175,000 ransom from her employers. He has threatened to kill Ms Slater unless he receives the money.[2]
  • 30 January - Stephanie Slater is safely returned to her family after her captor releases her from his car near her home in Birmingham.





  • 9 May - Liverpool F.C. win the FA Cup for the fifth time with a 2-0 win over Sunderland in the final at Wembley Stadium. Ian Rush scores his fifth goal in an FA Cup final for Liverpool (having scored twice in the 1986 and 1989 finals) and the other goal comes from Michael Thomas. It is their first major trophy under the management of Graeme Souness, who was appointed just over a year ago.
  • 12 May - Plans are unveiled for a fifth terminal at Heathrow Airport, which is now the busiest airport in the world.
  • 22 May - Stephen Owen is cleared of attempted murder at Maidstone Crown Court, six months after shooting Kevin Taylor, the lorry driver who had caused his son's death while under the influence of alcohol in 1988.
  • 25 May - Blackburn Rovers, owned by steel baron Jack Walker and managed by the Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish, defeat Leicester City 1-0 in the Second Division playoff final at Wembley Stadium to seal a place in the new FA Premier League and end a 26-year exile from the top division of English football.
  • 28 May - David Platt, the England midfielder who joined Bari from Aston Villa last year, becomes the most expensive British player when an £8 million move sees him join Juventus.


  • 11 June - The England national football team begin their European Championships campaign in Sweden with a goalless draw against Denmark in Malmö.
  • 14 June - England draw 0-0 with France in Malmö, meaning that they have to defeat host nation Sweden in their final group game if they are to qualify for the semi finals.
  • 17 June - There is disappointment for the England football team whose 2-1 defeat against Sweden ends their hopes of reaching the semi finals of the European Championships. It is the last international appearance for Gary Lineker, the 31-year-old England striker who has scored 48 goals in his career - one short of the record set by Bobby Charlton more than 20 years ago.
  • 26 June - Despite England's dismal performance at the European Championships, there is joy for an English-based footballer at the final of the competition as Denmark triumph 2-0 against Germany with Manchester United's Peter Schmeichel in goal. Also in the line-up is former Manchester United defender John Sivebaek (now playing France), while one of Denmark's goals was scored by midfielder John Jensen who is reportedly a transfer target for English club Arsenal.



  • 15 August - The first Premier League football matches are played. Brian Deane of Sheffield United is the scorer of the first Premier League goal. Meanwhile, financially troubled Division Three side Maidstone United have their first game of the season cancelled and are given 48 hours to guarantee that they will be able to fulfill this season's fixtures.
  • 17 August - Maidstone United resign from the Football League after the club's directors gave up hope of being able to fulfill this season's fixtures. They only joined the Football League three years ago.



  • 9 October - Two suspected IRA bombs explode in London, but there are no injuries.
  • 14 October - The England football team begins its qualification campaign for the 1994 FIFA World Cup with a 1-1 draw against Norway at Wembley Stadium.
  • 25 October - Around 100,000 people protest in London against the government's pit closure plans.
  • 30 October - IRA terrorists force a taxi driver to drive to Downing Street at gunpoint and once there they detonate a bomb, but there are no injuries.


  • 11 November - The Church of England votes to allow women to become priests.[8]
  • 17 November - Vinnie Jones, the Wimbledon midfielder, receives a record £20,000 fine and a six-month suspension (the latter suspended for three years) for bringing the game into disrepute following his comments in the video "Soccer's Hard Men".
  • 16 November - Hoxne Hoard discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Suffolk.
  • 19 November - The High Court rules that doctors can disconnect feeding tubes from Tony Bland, a 21-year-old man who has been in a coma since the Hillsborough disaster on 15 April 1989. Mr Bland, of Liverpool, suffered massive brain damage in the disaster which claimed the lives of 95 people and doctors treating him say that there is no reasonable possibility that he could recover consciousness and in his current condition would be unlikely to survive more than five years.[9]
  • 20 November - Fire breaks out in Windsor Castle, badly damaging the castle and causing over £50 million worth of damage.[10]


  • 3 December - 65 people are injured by an IRA bomb in Manchester city centre but there are no fatalities.[11]
  • 8 December - A Mandir in West Bromwich is destroyed in an arson attack, while one in Birmingham and another in Coventry is damaged. Police fear that anti-Hindu violence by Islamic extremists is spilling into the country.
  • 16 December - Four people are injured by IRA bombs in Oxford Street, London.



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1992: Top policewoman suspended from duty". BBC News. 1992-01-09. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-12.
  2. ^ https://www.expressandstar.com/days/1976-2000/1992.html
  3. ^ "The 8th Earl Spencer, 68, Dies; Father of the Princess of Wales". The New York Times. 30 March 1992. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
  4. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. p. 460. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
  5. ^ "Our Timeline". The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
  6. ^ INM (27 July 1992). "Football: Shearer set to sign for Blackburn". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 10 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-09.
  7. ^ "1992: Mellor resigns over sex scandal". BBC News. 1992-09-24. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13.
  8. ^ "1992: Church of England votes for women priests". BBC News. 1992-11-11. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13.
  9. ^ "1992: Hillsborough victim allowed to die". BBC News. 1992-11-19. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13.
  10. ^ "1992: Blaze rages in Windsor Castle". BBC News. 1992-11-20. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13.
  11. ^ "1992: Bomb explosions in Manchester". BBC News. 1992-12-03. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13.