Radio Hits of 1990





1990 Sports


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

Fashion Icons:


Pamela Anderson, Elle Macpherson.

Other Facts (1990)

"The Simpsons debuts on Fox and becomes an instant hit.
*President Bush signs the Clean Air Act, mandating a variety of pollution-reducing changes in the automobile and fuel industries.
*World Wide Web/Internet protocol (HTTP) and WWW language (HTML) created by Tim Berners-Lee.
*"I've fallen and I can't get up" - Mrs. Fletcher in a Lifecall commercial
*Really cool people were wearing parachute pants, just like M.C. Hammer. Can't touch that.
*Popular Movies in 1990: Dances with Wolves, GoodFellas, Henry and June, Reversal of Fortune, Kindergarten Cop, Home Alone.
*East and West Germany are reunited (Aug. 31).
*South Africa frees Nelson Mandela, imprisoned nearly 28 years (Feb. 11).
*The Hubble Space Telescope is launched (Apr. 25).
*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.
*Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in an airplane crash.
*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.
*The First in car GPS Satellite Navigation System goes on sale from Pioneer.
*Following the Iraq invasion of Kuwait on August 2nd, Desert Shield Begins as the United States and UK send troops to Kuwait.
*Earthquake in Iran kills 50,000.
*Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and reform his nation.
*Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: George H. W. Bush
*Miss America: Debbye Tucker (Columbia, MO)
*Miss USA: Carole Gist (Michigan)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Batman action figures, Bob Mackie Barbie, Madeline Ragdoll, Tribond Game, Power Drencher water gun, Taboo.
What Was On TV:
Cheers (NBC) ,60 Minutes (CBS), Roseanne (ABC), A Different World (NBC), The Cosby Show (NBC), Murphy Brown (CBS), Empty Nest (NBC), America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC), The Golden Girls (NBC), Designing Women (CBS).






 







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Milli Vanilli won the "Best New Artist" award at the 1990 Grammys. Unfortunately things started to unravel at a live MTV performance later that year. During "Girl You Know It's True," one of the group's hit songs, the backing track skipped, repeating the phrase "girl you know it's true" over and over and over again. They weren't really singing! The media started to scrutinize the group's recordings, and on November 12, Farian conceded that Morvan and Pilatus did not sing Milli Vanilli's songs. Four days later, on November 19, Milli Vanilli was stripped of their Grammy.




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