-“(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” Bryan Adams tops the Billboard singles chart.
-MTV celebrates its 10th anniversary.
-Nirvana's album Nevermind brings grunge into the mainstream.
-Queen frontman Freddy Mercury dies, and Queen's hit "Bohemian Rhapsody" goes to number one in the UK.
-Sweden wins the 36th Eurovision Song Contest.
-TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, is the year’s top-grossing film at the box office
-BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is released by Walt Disney Studios. It becomes the first animated film to be nominated for best picture at the Oscars.
- THE ADDAMS FAMILY movie is released.
-Jordan-Claire Green (Michelle in SCHOOL OF ROCK), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood in HARRY POTTER) and Skandar Keynes (Edmund in THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA) are born.
-Comedy Central launches in its current format.
-Devon Werkheiser (Ned on NED’S DECLASSIFIED SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE) and Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey on ZOEY 101) are born.
-RUGRATS premieres on Nickelodeon.
-MUPPET BABIES ends its TV run.
OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS
-Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese human rights activist, wins the Nobel Peace Prize
-The Soviet Union breaks apart into fifteen independent states.
-The Super Nintendo gaming system is released in North America.