- 1992 in Wales
This article is about the particular significance of the year 1992 to
Walesand its people.
Prince of Wales- Charles, Prince of Wales
Princess of Wales- Diana, Princess of Wales
Secretary of State for Wales- David Hunt
Archbishop of Wales- Alwyn Rice Jones
Archdruidof the National Eisteddfod of Wales- Ap Llysor
*Wales play England at women's rugby for the first time at
Cardiff Arms Park.
1 May- 4 October- The Ebbw Vale Garden Festival, the last garden festival held in the UK.
26 August- Five people are killed in a speedboat accident off Llandudno.
*The Chwarae Teg organisation is launched to improve work opportunities for women in Wales by assisting with childcare.
*In the UK General Election:
**Long-serving Liberal MP
Geraint Howellsunexpectedly loses the seat of Ceredigion and Pembroke North to Plaid Cymru. He is elevated to the peerage as Baron Geraint of Ponterwyd.
**Plaid Cymru's new MP,
Cynog Dafis, is helped by an electoral alliance between Plaid and the Wales Green Party.
Nick Aingerwins Pembroke for Labour from the Conservatives.
Merlyn Reesretires from the House of Commons.
Llew Smithreplaces the retiring Michael Footas MP for Blaenau Gwent.
*December - One-off stage performance of "An Evening with Dylan Thomas" takes place to mark the opening of the new AIR Studios.
July 18- Neil Kinnockresigns the leadership of the Labour Party.
Passport Officeagrees to process passport applications in the Welsh language.
*The Polytechnic of Wales becomes the
University of Glamorgan.
Geoffrey Howebecomes a life peer as Lord Howe of Aberavon.
Arts and literature
*A full-time officer for Welsh learners is appointed by the
National Eisteddfod of Wales.
*The periodical "Y Faner" ceases publication.
Michael Sheenco-stars with Vanessa Redgravein "When She Danced" in the West End.
*National Eisteddfod of Wales (held in
*National Eisteddfod of Wales: Chair -
*National Eisteddfod of Wales: Crown -
*National Eisteddfod of Wales: Prose Medal -
Robin Llywelyn, "Seren Wen Ar Gefndir Gwyn"
*Gwobr Goffa Daniel Owen -
Wales Book of the Year:
Emyr Humphreys- "Bonds of Attachment"
Gerallt Lloyd Owen- "Cilmeri"
Bedwyr Lewis Jones- "Yn Ei Elfen"
Christopher Meredith- "Griffri"
Gerallt Lloyd Owen- "Cilmeri"
M. Wynn Thomas- "Morgan Llwyd, ei Gyfeillion a'i Gyfnod"
Angharad Tomos- "Si Hei Lwli"
*Michael Ball competes for the UK in the
Eurovision Song Contest, finishing second.
Manic Street Preachers- " Generation Terrorists" (album)
Y Cyrff- " Mae Ddoe Yn Ddoe" (album)
Anthony Hopkinswins the Academy Award for Best Actorfor his performance in "The Silence of the Lambs".
Paul Rhysare among the stars of "Chaplin".
Rebecca's Daughters", based on a 1948screenplay by Dylan Thomas, is filmed in Wales and directed by Karl Francis. Stars include Paul Rhysand Keith Allen.
*The first community radio stations in Wales are approved by the Radio Authority:
Radio Ceredigionat Aberystwyth and Radio Maldwynat Newtown.
*"Merched Lasarus" (comedy)
Tanni Greywins four gold medals at the Paralympicsin Barcelona.
13 October- Neil Haddockwins the British Super Featherweight boxing championship.
14 November- Robbie Reganwins the European Flyweight boxing championship.
12 December- Nicky Piperloses the World Super Middleweight Boxing title fight in London.
Horse racing- Carl Llewellynwins the Grand National on "Party Politics"
27 January- Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, actress
18 March- Jack Kelsey, footballer
6 September- Mervyn Johns, actor
19 September- Sir Geraint Evans, opera singer
20 October- Brian Badcoe, actor
23 December- Cyril Walters, cricketer
*"date unknown" -
D. Tecwyn Lloyd, author
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