Pop Culture of the 90s

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    1990s Pop Culture

  • 1990 Best Song

    1990 Best Song
    Madonna's "Vogue" and MC Hammer's "You Can't Touch This"
  • Best Movie

    Best Movie
  • Quit Smoking!!

    Quit Smoking!!
    Smoking Banned on Domestic Flights
  • NC 17 is Added

    NC 17 is Added
    NC-17 is passed in order to allow for an adults-only rating without the stigma of an X rating.
  • Signing of the ADA

    Signing of the ADA
    The Americans with Disabilities Act gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications.
  • Best Movie

    Best Movie
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day,
    Beauty and the Beast
  • Best Song

    Best Song
    "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
    "One" by U2
    "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
  • Rodney King Beating

    Rodney King Beating
    A videotape of black man (Rodney King) being beaten by four white police officers makes national headlines. It shows King being beaten and kicked, without offering any resistance
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    On August 6th, 1991, Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the "World Wide Web"
  • 1992 Best Songs

    1992 Best Songs
    "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang" by Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg,
    "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred,
    "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston,
    "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot,
    "Jump" by Kris Kross
  • LA Riots

    LA Riots
    Rodney King was beaten badly by police officers in L.A when resisting arrest in 1991. Unknown to the police, there was somebody filming it in the bushes. The police officers were handed a verdict of not guilty by the first review board. This caused racial riots to break out in south central L.A. and led to several days of rioting.
  • Hurrican Andrew

    Hurrican Andrew
    Killing 14, it left 250,000 people homeless, and was one of the costliest hurricanes in history.
  • Best Movie

    Best Movie
    The Nightmere Before Christmas,
    Jurassic Park,
    Groundhog Day,
    Dazed and Confused
  • World Trade Center Bombing

    World Trade Center Bombing
    February 26, Muslim funamentalists tried to destroy the World Trade Center, killing five people and trapping tens of thousands of office workers in the tower. In March, four men connected with Egyptian sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman were convicted and sentanced to 240 years.
  • Best Song

    Best Song
    "Mr. Jones" by Counting Crows
  • Power Rangers Begin

    Power Rangers Begin
    On August 28th, viewers from all over North America were glued to their seats as five teenagers in muliticolored tights fought to defend the universe from the evil Rita Repulsa. Created by Haim Saban, the popular children's program is now in its thirteenth season
  • Best Movie

    Best Movie
    Forrest Gump,
    The Lion King,
    Pulp Fiction
  • Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed in the Knee

    Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed in the Knee
    In January, one month before the 1994 Winter Olympics, her rival's boyfriend, attacked her after a skating meet. Tonya Harding would still go on to face Nancy at the Olympics, but failed to even place after a miserable performace. She was later banned from the professional skating world.
  • Best Song

    Best Song
    "Waterfalls" by TLC
  • OJ Simpson Runs from the Cops

    OJ Simpson Runs from the Cops
    On June 13, 1994 Nicole Brown Simpsons and Ronald Goldman were murdered outside Nicole's house in Brentwood, CA. On June 17th, OJ and his friend Al Cowlings took flight from the police in his white Ford Bronco, in a low speed chase which ended up at his mansion where he surrendered
  • Best Movie

    Best Movie
    Toy Story,
    Apollo 13
  • Netscape Debuts

    Netscape Debuts
    Marc Andreessen's Netscape debuts and the dotcom boom begins
  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    Oklahoma City Bombing
    April 19, 1995: 168 people, including 8 Federal Marshals, were killed in the bombing of a federal building in Oaklahoma City. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were charged and convicted in this case. For their roles in the bombing Terry Nichols received a life sentence and Timothy McVey was sentenced to death.
  • Best Song

    Best Song
    "Wonderwall" Oasis
  • Best Movie

    Best Movie
  • Best Song

    Best Song
    "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by The Fugees
  • Heavens Gate Massacre

    Heavens Gate Massacre
    A mass suicide in which 39 members of a "Heaven's Gate Cult" in California killed themselves thinking they would be sent up to a spaceship behind the passing Hale Bopp comet. Strange and sad story.
  • Best Movie

    Best Movie
    Good Will Hunting,
  • Best Song

    Best Song
    "Wannabe" by the Spicegirls,
    "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion,
    "Mmmbop" by Hanson
  • Best Song

    Best Song
    "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls
  • Matthew Shepard Murdered

    Matthew Shepard Murdered
    In October 1998 Matthew Shepard was lured from a bar by two heterosexual men, and was taken to an unpopulated region, tied to a fence, and beaten because he was homosexual. He was found the following day by a cyclist and rushed to the hospital, where he later died.
  • Clinton Admits to the Lewinski Affair

    Clinton Admits to the Lewinski Affair
    After denying the afair for close to a year, the President held a press conference to admit to having sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky
  • Best Movie

    Best Movie
    Sixth Sense,
    The Matrix,
    Fight Club,
    Toy Story 2
  • Columbine Tragedy

    Columbine Tragedy
    April 20, 1999, two students go on a shooting rampage in Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. They kill 12 students, 1 teacher and themselves.
  • Best Song

    Best Song
    "My Name Is" by Eminem,
    "Say My Name" by Destiny's Child,
    "Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears,
    "I Want it That Way" by the Backstreet Boys