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1990 Fun Facts, Trivia and History

The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Elle Macpherson

Hollywood Hunks and Leading Men:
Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, Richard Gere, Michael Hutchence, Patrick Swayze, Sean Connery

“The Quotes:”
“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”
– Mrs. Fletcher in a Lifecall commercial

“I do not like broccoli. I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m the President of the United States, and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.”
-George H.W. Bush

Time Magazine’s Man of the Year:
George H. W. Bush

Miss America:
Debbye Tucker (Columbia, MO)

Miss USA:
Carole Gist (Michigan)

The Scandals:
Rocker Chuck Berry was accused and sued by several women who claimed that he had installed a video camera in the ladies’ bathrooms at two of his St. Louis restaurants.

Rob and Fabrice, better known as Milli Vanilli, have to return their “Best New Artist” Grammy because they didn’t sing on their hit album.

Airplane Celebrity Death: Stevie Ray Vaughan

Pneumonia Celebrity Death: Jim Henson

Nerd News:
World Wide Web/Internet protocol (HTTP) and WWW language (HTML) created by Tim Berners-Lee.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1990: $700,000

The Habit:
The “cool” people were watching Twin Peaks on ABC, everybody was watching Macauley Culkin in Home Alone.

The really, really cool people were wearing parachute pants, just like M.C. Hammer. Can’t touch that.

1st appearances & 1990’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Batman action figures, Bob Mackie Barbie, Madeline Ragdoll, Tribond Game, Power Drencher water gun, Taboo

Best Film Oscar Winner:
Driving Miss Daisy (presented in 1990)

The Big Movies: (according to boxofficemojo)
1. Home Alone
2. Ghost
3. Dances With Wolves
4. Pretty Woman
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
6. The Hunt For Red October
7. Total Recall
8. Die Hard 2: Die Harder
9. Dick Tracy
10. Kindergarten Cop

1990 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Cheers (NBC)
2. 60 Minutes (CBS)
3. Roseanne (ABC)
4. A Different World (NBC)
5. The Cosby Show (NBC)
6. Murphy Brown (CBS)
7. Empty Nest (NBC)
8. America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
9. The Golden Girls (NBC)
10. Designing Women (CBS)

1990 Billboard Number One Songs:
December 23, 1989 – January 13, 1990:
Another Day In Paradise – Phil Collins

January 20 – February 9:
How Am I Supposed To Live Without You – Michael Bolton

February 10 – March 2:
Opposites Attract – Paula Abdul with The Wild Pair

March 3 – March 23:
Escapade – Janet Jackson

March 24 – April 6:
Black Velvet – Alannah Myles

April 7 – April 13:
Love Will Lead You Back – Taylor Dayne

April 14 – April 20:
I’ll Be Your Everything – Tommy Page

April 21 – May 18:
Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor

May 19 – June 8:
Vogue – Madonna

June 9 – June 15:
Hold On – Wilson Phillips

June 16 – June 29:
It Must Have Been Love – Roxette

June 30 – July 21:
Step by Step – New Kids on the Block

July 21 – August 3:
She Ain’t Worth It – Glenn Medeiros featuring Bobby Brown

August 4 – August 31:
Vision of Love – Mariah Carey

September 1 – September 7:
If Wishes Came True – Sweet Sensation

September 8 – September 14:
Blaze of Glory – Jon Bon Jovi

September 15 – September 29:
Release Me – Wilson Phillips

September 29 – October 5:
(I Can’t Live Without Your) Love & Affection – Nelson

October 6 – October 12:
Close to You – Maxi Priest

October 13 – October 19:
Praying for Time – George Michael

October 20 – October 26:
I Don’t Have the Heart – James Ingram

October 27 – November 2:
Black Cat – Janet Jackson

November 3 – November 9:
Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice

November 10 – November 30:
Love Takes Time – Mariah Carey

December 1 – December 7:
I’m Your Baby Tonight – Whitney Houston

December 8, 1990 – January 4, 1991:
Because I Love You (The Postman Song) – Stevie B

World Series Champions: Cincinnati Reds
Superbowl XXIV Champions: San Francisco 49ers
NBA Champions: Detroit Pistons
Stanley Cup Champs: Edmonton Oilers
U.S. Open Golf Hale Irwin
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Pete Sampras/Gabriela Sabatini
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Stefan Edberg/Martina Navratilova
NCAA Football Champions: Colorado & Georgia Tech
NCAA Basketball Champions: UNLV
Kentucky Derby: Unbridled
World Cup (Soccer): West Germany

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