IROC-Z.com - What was happening in 1990
I am always looking for 1985 - 1990 Facts and Memorabilia. If you have something from 1990 that should be in this section, please email to Jeff.
Do you remember where you were in 1990? Who you were with? What you were wearing? What you were watching on TV? For me, I had just gotten out of the service and was starting college. Started flipping burgers at Wendys, where I met my first real girlfriend, Debbie Sanmartino. My boss at Wendys owned a mint 1986 IROC-Z. He let me borrow it to take Debbie on our first date.
This section is to let you all reminisce back to those great years of the IROC-Z and relive a little of what went on back then. The 80's were a fantastic time for me. The best decade I ever lived through. I am still lost in the 80's.
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|1990 Tidbits||1990 US Statistics|
|1990 Economic Information||1990 Sports History|
|1990 Top TV Shows Movies & Books||1990 Entertainment|
|1990 Pulitzer Prizes||1990 Oscar Awards|
|1990 Emmy Awards||1990 Tony Awards|
|1990 Grammy Awards|
1990 News Tidbits
Noriega surrenders in Panama
Communist Party relinquish sole power in Soviet government (Feb. 7). Background: Dissolution of the USSR
Africa frees Nelson
Mandela, imprisoned 27½ years (Feb. 11).
Iraqi troops invade Kuwait, setting off the Persian Gulf War (Aug. 2 et seq.). Background: The Persian Gulf War
East and West Germany
reunited (Aug. 31 et seq.).
Margaret Thatcher resigns as British Prime Minister (Nov. 22); John Major succeeds her (Nov. 28).
US Supreme Court upsets law banning flag burning (June 11).
US Appeals Court overturns Oliver North's Iran-Contra conviction (July 20).
President: George Bush
Vice President: J. Danforth Quayle
Life expectancy: 75.4 years
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 58.2
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 50.9
1990 Economic Information
US GDP (1998 dollars):
Federal spending: $1252.52 billion
Federal debt: $3206.6 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars): $29,943
Consumer Price Index: 130.7
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.25
1990 Sports History
MLB Baseball - The Cincinnati Reds won the Major League Baseball World Series beating the Oakland Athletics 4 games to 0.
NBA Basketball - The Detroit Pistons beat the Portland Trailblazers for the NBA Basketball Championship 4 games to 1.
College Basketball - UNLV defeated Duke 103-73 for the NCAA Basketball title.
Boxing - Heavyweight champ Mike Tyson beats ?
NFL Football - The San Francisco 49'ers beat the Denver Bronco's 55-10 for the Super Bowl title.
PGA Golf - ? won the Masters Golf Tournament.
NHL Hockey - The Edmonton Oilers won the NHL's Stanley Cup by defeating the Boston Bruins 4-1.
Tennis - Martina Navratilova and Stefan Edberg won Wimbledon.
The Top Movies of 1990
|The Top Books of 1990|
|1||Cheers||1||Home Alone||1||The Plains of Passage, Jean M. Auel|
|2||60 Minutes||2||Ghost||2||Four Past Midnight, Stephen King|
|3||Rosanne||3||Dances with Wolves||3||The Burden of Proof, Scott Turow|
|4||A Different World||4||Pretty Woman||4||Memories of Midnight, Sidney Sheldon|
|5||The Cosby Show||5||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||5||Message from Nam, Danielle Steel|
|6||NFL Monday Night Football||6||The Hunt for Red October||6||The Bourne Ultimatum, Robert Ludlum|
|7||America's Funniest Home Videos||7||Total Recall||7||The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition, Stephen King|
|8||Murphy Brown||8||Die Hard 2||8||Lady Boss, Jackie Collins|
|9||America's Funniest People||9||Dick Tracy||9||The Witching Hour, Anne Rice|
|10||Designing Women||10||Kindergarten Cop||10||September, Rosamunde Pilcher|
|11||Empty Nest||11||Back to the Future 3||11||A Life on the Road, Charles Kuralt|
|12||Golden Girls||12||Presumed Innocent||12||The Civil War, Geoffrey C. Ward|
|13||Murder, She Wrote||13||Days of Thunder||13||The Frugal Gourmet on Our Immigrant Heritage: Recipes You Should Have Gotten from Your Grandmother, Jeff Smith|
|14||Unsolved Mysteries||14||Another 48 Hours||14||Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book|
|15||Full House||15||Three Men 2||15||Financial Self-Defense: How To Win the Fight for Financial Freedom, Charles J. Givens|
|16||Family Matters||16||Bird on a Wire||16||Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child, John Bradshaw|
|17||Coach||17||Godfather: Part III||17||Wealth Without Risk: How To Develop a Personal Fortune Without Going Out on a Limb, Charles J. Givens|
|18||Matlock||18||Flatliners||18||Bo Knows Bo, Bo Jackson & Dick Schaap|
|19||In the Heat of the Night||19||Misery||19||An American Life: An Autobiography, Ronald Reagan|
|20||Major Dad||20||Edward Scissorhands||20||Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990s, John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene|
1990 Entertainment Awards
Record of the Year: Phil Collins, "Another Day in
Album of the Year: Quincy Jones, Back on the Block
1990 Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, Oscar Hijeulos
Music: Duplicates: A Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Mel Powell
Drama: The Piano Lesson, August Wilson