Pop Culture Madness!

1990 Trivia

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World Series Champions:
Cincinatti 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
The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Christina Applegate, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Angie Everhart, Melanie Griffith, Rachel Hunter, Kathy Ireland, Kelly LeBrock, Traci Lords, Judit Masco, Elle Macpherson, Madonna, Kate Moss, Tatjana Patitz, Claudia Schiffer, Stephanie Seymour, Julie Strain, Niki Taylor, Heather Thomas, Christy Turlington

"The Quote"

"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 peopel 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
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)

The biggest Pop Artists of 1990 include:
Aerosmith, After 7, Al B. Sure!, Babyface, Bell Biv DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Depeche Mode, En Vogue, Heart, Janet Jackson, Johnny Gill, Keith Sweat, Lenny Kravitz, Lisa Stansfield, Luther Vandross, Madonna, Mariah Carey, M.C. Hammer, Michael Bolton, Michael Jackson, Motley Crue, New Kids on the Block, Pebbles, Phil Collins, Prince, Quincy Jones, Regina Belle, Roxette, Seduction, Stevie B,Tony! Sweet Sensation, Taylor Dayne, Toni! Tone!, Troop, Whitney Houston, Wilson Phillips

(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 1990:
December 23, 1989 - January 19, 1990: Phil Collins - Another Day in Paradise

January 20, 1990 - February 9, 1990: Michael Bolton - How Am I Supposed to Live Without You

February 10, 1990 - March 2, 1990: Paula Abdul & The Wild Pair - Opposites Attract

March 3, 1990 - March 23, 1990: Janet Jackson - Escapade

March 24, 1990 - April 6, 1990: Alannah Myles - Black Velvet

April 7, 1990 - April 13, 1990: Taylor Dayne - Love Will Lead You Back

April 14, 1990 - April 20, 1990: Tommy Page - I'll Be Your Everything

April 21, 1990 - May 18, 1990: Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

May 19, 1990 - June 8, 1990: Madonna - Vogue

June 9, 1990 - June 15, 1990: Wilson Phillips - Hold On

June 16, 1990 - June 29, 1990: Roxette - It Must Have Been Love

June 30, 1990 - July 20, 1990: New Kids on the Block - Step By Step

July 21, 1990 - August 3, 1990: Glenn Medeiros featuring Bobby Brown - She Ain't Worth It

August 4, 1990 - August 31, 1990: Mariah Carey - Vision Of Love

September 1, 1990 - September 7, 1990: Sweet Sensation - If Wishes Came True

September 8, 1990 - September 14, 1990: Jon Bon Jovi - Blaze Of Glory

September 15, 1990 - September 28, 1990: Wilson Phillips - Release Me

September 29, 1990 - October 5, 1990: Nelson Girón - (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection

October 6, 1990 - October 12, 1990: Maxi Priest - Close To You

October 13, 1990 - October 19, 1990: George Michael - Praying For Time

October 20, 1990 - October 26, 1990: James Ingram - I Don't Have the Heart

October 27, 1990 - November 2, 1990: Janet Jackson - Black Cat

November 3, 1990 - November 9, 1990: Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby

November 10, 1990 - November 30, 1990: Mariah Carey - Love Takes Time

December 1, 1990 - December 7, 1990: Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight

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