Welcome to the SSAT class of… series. We’re looking back at the past 27 years and paying tribute to some of our longest-serving member schools. We hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane and feel free to add your own memories in the comments below or via social media (remember to use #SSATClassOf)!
The year that was 1992…
I will always love you
Whitney Houston’s cover of Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You hits the charts on 3rd November. The soundtrack to the film The Bodyguard, it goes on to be ranked at number 9 on NME’s Greatest No 1 Singles in History.
Signed on 7th February, the Maastricht Treaty was to integrate Europe – leading to the creation of the European Union, and the euro.
Windsor Castle fire
Windsor Castle – the largest inhabited castle in the world and one of four official residences of Queen Elizabeth II – suffers extensive damage on November 20th after a spotlight ignites a curtain. Restoration would take five years to complete at a cost of £36.5 million.
The Games of the XXV Olympiad are held in Barcelona, Spain from 24th July to 9th August. The Unified Team (a team consisting of 12 of the 15 former Soviet republics) finishes top of the medal table with 45 gold, 38 silver and 29 bronze medals.
In the USA general election on November 3rd, Bill Clinton defeats incumbent Republican President George. H. W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle to become new the President of the United States of America.
Euro Disney opens
On April 12th, 21 years after the opening of Walt Disney World in Florida, USA, Euro Disney opens its doors to the Parisian public.
Reservoir Dogs released
Quentin Tarantino’s debut film Reservoir Dogs is released on 23rd October. The film, starring Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, Chris Penn, Lawrence Tierney and Tim Roth would become widely regarded as an influential milestone of independent filmmaking.
SSAT class of 1992
Small Heath School, a secondary school and sixth form in Birmingham, joins SSAT. SSAT’s fourth-longest serving member!