|<< - 1990|
|World Series Champions:
|Superbowl XXV Champions:
New York Giants
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Stefan Edberg/Monica Seles
Michael Stitch/Steffi Graf
|NCAA Football Champions:
Miami & Washington
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
Strike The Gold
|The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Christina Applegate, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Elvira, Angie Everhart, Jodie Foster, Rachel Hunter, Kathy Ireland, Elle Macpherson, Madonna, Kate Moss, Tatjana Patitz, Ashley Richardson, Tanya Roberts, Claudia Schiffer, Stephanie Seymour, Brinke Stevens, Julie Strain, Niki Taylor, Heather Thomas
"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti."
- Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in 'Silence of the Lambs
"I crap bigger than you"
"The few, the proud, the Marines"
"The quicker picker-upper"
"Hasta La Vista Baby"
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Marjorie Vincent (Oak Park, IL)
Kelli McCarty (Kansas)
Kentucky Fried Chicken officially changed its name to KFC. Conspiracists claimed that it was because they weren't selling actual chickens, but some kind of cloned, headless chicken bodies. The original name was shortened so it would no longer be "false advertising."
Tailhook Scandal: Marines getting rowdy with the female marines in Las Vegas.
Paul 'Pee Wee Herman' Reubens was caught in adult theater doing an inappropriate public act.
Cannibal serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was captured. He had killed, and sometimes eaten, 17 people.
Airplane Celebrity Death: Senator John Heinz
1991 Pop Culture News:
A time capsule was buried in Sir Frederick Banting Square, on the scientist's 100th birthday, Nov. 14, 1991. Banting was part of a team that received the 1923 Nobel Prize in Medicine for the isolation of insulin. The time capsule will be opened once a cure for diabetes has been found.
'Silence Of The Lambs' won the big five Oscars - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Writing.
UNSUNG HERO - Tim Berners-Lee came up with the idea of making 'links' on his own compter, then others, creating "The Information Mine" (TIM) later renamed the "World Wide Web." . He renounced patent rights because it "would have scuppered the whole thing. It never would have taken off."
Liz Taylor married hubby # 7, Larry Fortensky, at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. They met in a rehab center.
It became a lot easier for many to quit smoking when Nicoderm CQ's nicotine patch was approved by the FDA.
The Calloway Golf Company's 'Big Bertha' club was introduced. The club revolutionized how the game of golf would be played.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1991: $800,000
The cool kids were listening to Nirvana's Nevermind album.
|1st appearances & 1991's Most Popular Christmas
gifts, toys and presents:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys and action figures, Rollerblade Barbie, Super Soaker water gun, K'Nex, Myst
|The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
1. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
2. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
3. Beauty and the Beast
4. Silence of the Lambs
5. City Slickers
7. The Addams family
8. Sleeping With The Enemy
9. Father of the Bride
10. The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
|1991 Most Popular TV shows:
1. 60 Minutes (CBS)
2. Roseanne (ABC)
3. Murphy Brown (CBS)
4. Cheers (NBC)
5. Home Improvemnt (ABC)
6. Designing Women (CBS)
7. Full House (ABC)
8. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
9. Major Dad (CBS)
10. Coach (ABC)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1991 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1991:
|Popular Music in 1991 - # 1 Hits of 1991|