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  • Major Events of 1990



    NBA: Detriot Pistons vs.Portland Trailblazers Series: 4-1
    NCAA Football: Colorado & Georgia Tech Record: 11-1-1 & 11-0-1
    Heisman Trophy: Ty Detmer, byu, QB points: 1,482
    Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers vs. Boston Bruins Series: 4-1
    Super Bowl XXIV: San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos Score: 55-10

    Popular Music

    1."How Am I Suppose to Live Without You" ... Michael
    2."Opposites Attract" ... Paula Abdul w/the Wild Pair
    3."Escapade" ... Janet Jackson
    4."Black Velvet" ... Alannah Myles
    5."Love Will Lead You Back" ... Taylor Dayne
    6."I'll Be Your Everything" ... Tommy Page
    7."Nothing Compares 2 U" ... Sinead O' Connor
    8."Vogue" ... Madonna
    9."Hold On" ... Wilson Philips
    10."It Must Have Been Love" ... Roxette

    Popular Movies

    1. Ghost
    2. Pretty Woman
    3. Home Alone'
    4. Die Hard 2
    5. Total Recall
    6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    7. Dick Tracy
    8. The Hunt For Red October
    9. Driving Miss Daisy
    10. Back to the Future, Part III

    Most Popular Books

    1."Oh, the Places You'll Go!" ... Dr. Seuss
    2."Clear and Present Danger" ... Tom Clancy
    3."The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition" ... Stephen King
    3."The Burden of Proof" ... Scott Turow
    4."The Bourne Ultimatum" ... Robert Ludlum
    5."September" ... Rosamunde Pilcher
    6."Message from Nam" ... Danielle Steel
    7."Memories of Midnight" ... Sidney Sheldon
    7."An Inconvenient Woman" ... Dominick Dunne
    8. "Devices and Desires" ... P.D. James
    9."Dragon" ... Clive Cussler
    9."Tales from Margaritaville: Fictional Facts and Factual Fancies" ...
    Jimmy Buffett
    9."The Authoritative Calvin & Hobbes" ... Bill Watterson
    10."Road Atlas 1990" ... Rand McNally
    10."50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth" ... Earthworks Group
    1."Wealth Without Risk" ... Charles Givens
    2."Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco" ... Bryan Burrough
    and John Helyar
    3."Megatrends 2000" ... John Naisbitt & Patricia Aburdene
    4."It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It" ... Robert Fulghum
    5."Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street" ... Michael
    M. Lewis
    6."Men at Work" ... George F. Will
    7."Dave Barry Turns 40" ... Dave Barry
    7."You Just Don't Understand: Men and Women in Conversation" ...
    Deborah Tannen
    8."Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child" ...
    John Bradshaw
    8."All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" ...
    Robert Fulghum
    9."Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know" ... Barbra DeAngelis
    10."Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt" ... Harvey Mackay

    Most Popular Television 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 Most Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
    9. Monday Night Football (ABC)
    10. The Golden Girls (ABC)

    Nobel Prizes


    COREY, ELIAS JAMES, U.S.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, b. 1928:

    "for his development of the theory and methodology of organic synthesis"

    PAZ, OCTAVIO, Mexico, b. 1914, d. 1998:

    "for impassioned writing with wide horizons, characterized by sensuous
    intelligence and humanistic integrity"

    GORBACHEV, MIKHAIL SERGEYEVICH, USSR, b. 1931: President of the USSR, helped to bring the Cold War to an end.
    Physiology or Medicine

    The prize was awarded jointly to:

    MURRAY, JOSEPH E., U.S.A., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, b.
    1919; and

    THOMAS, E. DONNALL, U.S.A., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, b. 1920:

    "for their discoveries concerning Organ and Cell Transplantation in the
    Treatment of Human Disease"

    The prize was awarded jointly to:

    FRIEDMAN, JEROME I., U.S.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
    Cambridge, MA, b. 1930;

    KENDALL, HENRY W., U.S.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, b. 1926, d. 1999; and

    TAYLOR, RICHARD E., Canada, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, U.S.A., b.

    "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of
    electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential
    importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics"

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "Dances With Wolves"
    Best Director: Kevin Costner ... "Dances With Wolves"
    Best Actor: Jeremy Irons ... "Reversal of Fortune"
    Best Actress: Kathy Bates ... "Misery"

    Record of the Year:
    Song of the Year:
    Album of the Year:
    Male Vocalist:
    Female Vocalist:
    "Another Day In Paradise" ... Phil Collins

    "From a Distance" ... Julie Gold
    "Back on the Block" ... Quincy Jones
    Roy Orbison ... "Oh, Pretty Woman"

    Mariah Carey ... "Vision of Love"

    Tony Awards

    Best Play: "M. Butterfly" ... David Henry Hwang
    Best Musical: "City of Angels"
    Best Actor in a play:Robert Morse ... "Tru"
    Best Actress in a play:Maggie Smith ... "Lettice and Lovage"
    Best Actor in a musical:James Naughton ... "City of Angels"
    Best Actress in a musical:Tyne Daly ... "Gypsy"

    Pulitzer Prize


    International Reporting:
    National Reporting:
    Public Service:
    August Wilson ... "The Piano Lesson"
    Oscar Hijuelos ... "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love"Stanley Karnow ... "In Our Image"

    Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn ... "New York Times"Donald L. Bartlett & James B. Steele ... Ross Anderson, Bill Dietrich, Mary Ann Gwinn & Eric Nalder ... "Seattle Times"
    "Philadelphia Inquirer" & "Washington (NC) Daily News"