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					 THE 90’S
THE PEOPLE, THE TRENDS, THE
  MUSIC, AND THE EVENTS.
  “A DECADE OF DEVIENCE”
       THE 1990’S
PRESENTED BY…

ZACHARY VELYKIS
JOHN HOPELY
LISA FLAHERTY
PAUL KNOTHE
        FACTS ABOUT THIS DECADE

 Population: 281,421,906 (2000 Census)
Unemployment: 5.8 million, or 4.2% (Sept 99)
    National Debt: $5,413.l Million (1997)
      Average Salary: $13.37/hr (1999)
      Teacher's Salary: $39,347 (1998)
      Minimum Wage: $5.15/hr (1997)
Life Expectancy: Male 73.1 Female 79.1(1997)
         1990 (The Year of Gulf War)
  1991 (The Year the Soviet Union Collapses)
     1992 (The Year of Buttafuoco Jokes)
           1993 (The Year of Waco)
   1994 (The Year OJ makes a break for it!)
1995 (The Year of the Okalahoma City Bombing)
 1996 (The Year of the Olympic Park bombing)
     1997 (The Year of the Cloned Sheep)
    1998 (The Year of Clinton's admission)
  1999 (The Year of the Columbine Shooting)
                    1990
 The Year 1990
 The Gulf war begins after Saddam Hussein
  accuses Kuwait of stealing oil from Iraq. Iraq
  invades Kuwait and the US send half a million
  soldiers to defend Saudi Arabia against
  invasion.

   South African antiapartheid activist, Nelson
    Mandela is freed after spending 27 years as a
    political prisoner.
                  1991
 The Year 1991
 The Soviet Union is dissolved and the 15
  separate republics (including Russia) are
  now independent. Maps will never look the
  same.

   Magic Johnson tests HIV positive and
    retires from the NBA.
                1992
 The Year 1992
 Riots erupt in South Central LA following
  the acquittal of four white police officers
  who were caught on video beating
  speeding suspect Rodney King. During
  the riots, 55 people were killed, 2,300
  people were injured and 1,100 buildings
  were destroyed.
                 1993
 The Year 1993
 After seven years together, New Kids On
  The Block go their separate ways, proving
  that perhaps they did not have The Right
  Stuff after all.

   Michael Jordan retires from the NBA to
    play minor league baseball. He returns
    to the NBA 17 months later.
                        1994
   The Year 1994
   In the first South African election in which black people
    are allowed to vote, Nelson Mandela is elected
    president. He is the first black South African president.

   American figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan, is clubbed in
    the knee one month before the Winter Olympics. It was
    later discovered that the attack was organized by
    associates of rival skater, Tonya Harding. Despite her
    injury, Kerrigan still went on to win the silver metal at
    the Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway
                  1995
 The Year 1995
 The trail of former NFL star OJ Simpson begins.
  He is accused of murdering his ex-wife and her
  friend Ron Goldman. OJ is later found not
  guilty.
 A federal building in Oklahoma City is bombed
  and 168 people are killed. Later, two anti-
  government, American terrorists - Timothy
  McVeigh and Terry Nichols - were convicted of
  the bombing. Timothy McVeigh has since been
  executed. Terry Nichols is now facing more
  charges in Oklahoma and could be sentenced to
  death as well.
                  1996
 The Year 1996
 A bomb explodes at the Olympic Park in
  Atlanta, Georgia. One person is killed, but
  no one is ever charged in the crime.

   Also in the US, "The Unabomber"
    Theodore Kaczynski is arrested. Kaczynski
    killed three people and injured many more
    with mail bombs.
                   1997
 The Year 1997
 Dolly the cloned sheep is born at the
  Roslin Institute in Scotland. She is the
  first mammal cloned from an adult cell.

   The movie Titanic, featuring Leonardo
    DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, is released. It
    goes on to become the highest grossing
    movie of all time.
                  1998
 The Year 1998
 Geri Halliwell (AKA Ginger Spice) leaves
  the Spice Girls to become Solo Spice.

   The Price it Right airs its 5,000th
    episode.
                     1999
 The Year 1999
 Two students go on a shooting spree at
  Columbine High School in Colorado. They kill
  13 people and then themselves.

   While the world parties like it's 1999 (if you read
    that and thought, "Huh?" ask your 'rents about a
    dude named Prince), computer geeks freak out
    about the "Y2K Bug." It turns out that the world
    didn't end. Go figure
                         Movies
   10. Pulp Fiction

   9. Mrs. Doubtfire

   8. The Sixth Sense

   7. Forrest Gump

   6. The Temp

   5. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

   4. Clueless

   3. Home Alone

   2. Jurassic Park

   1. Titanic
BOOKS
ART
   1990   San Francisco d. Denver (55-10)
   1991    NY Giants d. Buffalo (20-19)
   1992   Washington d. Buffalo (37-24)
   1993    Dallas d. Buffalo (52-17)
   1994   Dallas d. Buffalo (30-13)
   1995   San Francisco d. San Diego (49-26)
   1996   Dallas d. Pittsburgh (27-17)
   1997   Green Bay d. New England (35-21)
   1998   Denver d. Green Bay (31-24)
   1999   Denver d. Atlanta (34-19)
   “I DID NOT HAVE SEXUAL
RELATIONS WITH THAT WOMAN”
        CLINTON’ISMS
“ It depends on how you define "alone" ...
 there were a lot of times when we were
 alone, but I never really thought we
 were."

 "It depends on what the meaning of the
 word 'is' is"
 - excerpts from Bill Clinton's grand jury
 testimony
ONE MORE, JUST FOR FUN.

In his 1998 testimony, the former
president said, "When I was alone with
Ms. Lewinsky on certain occasions in early
1996 and once in early 1997, I engaged in
conduct that was wrong”
PLEASE DEFINE THE WORD “SEX”
                    O.J. SIMPSON
                 Orenthal James "OJ" Simpson
   Age: 46
   Marital Status:
    married twice, first to Marguerite Whitley (6-24-1967 to 1979), then
    to Nicole Brown (2-2-1985 to 1992); divorced
   Children:
    Aaren- deceased, daughter from first marriage
    Arnelle- age 25, daughter from first marriage
    Jason Lamar- age 24, son from first marriage
    Justin- age 6, son from second marriage
    Sydney- age 9, daughter from second marriage
   Inmate Number: 4013970
                 “OOPS”
   Hugh Grant is the epitome of English
    charm - but he did look foolish when he
    was arrested with hooker Divine Brown in
    1995.
                  “OUCH”
   In 1993 John Bobbitt testifies against wife
    Lorena, recounting how she cut off his
    penis in his sleep as punishment for his
    marital infidelity
     MR. AND MRS. ALLEN


   In 1997 director Woody Allen married
    Soon Yi Previn. She is the Korean-born
    adopted daughter of his former lover,
    actress Mia Farrow.
        “HEY MACARENA”
   Macarena: This hit, complete with it's own
    dance, was written and performed by the
    Spanish duo Los Del Rio. Luckily, this
    craze is now over.
              “GRUNGE”
   Grunge: Distorted guitars and growling
    vocals - mainly made up of Seattle bands
    such as Nirvana, Alice in Chains,
    Mudhoney etc.
                 “TAE BO”


   Tae Bo: Started by martial arts star Billy
    Blanks, this trend was big among celebs
    and involved sweating, kicking and
    punching at air.
            THE HITS
   Music Hits of the 1990s
   U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
   I Want You Back - NSYNC
   Getting Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith
   Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
   This is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
   End of the Road - Boyz II Men
   Crossroads - Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
   Informer - Snow
       “THE SPICE GIRLS”
   In 1998 Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice,
    anounced that she would be leaving the
    Spice Girls due to differences in the band.


     CARTMAN WAS VERY HAPPY!
       “PEARL JAM”
   The bands spoken view on such issues
    American unemployment, homelessness
    and the pro choice organization, made
    them an industry standard that changed
    the face of modern day music.
“THE GULF WAR”
   Iraq invades Kuwait
    Saddam Hussein accuses Kuwait of undercutting
    Iraq's petroleum revenues and of stealing from a
    border oil field. Kuwait's offers concessions
    considered inadequate to Hussein, so he sends
    in 100,000 troops. Kuwait's army flees along
    with the king. Iraq is then condemned by the
    Arab League, the Soviets and especially the US
    who sends in 500,000 troops to defend Saudi
    Arabia and prepare for an invasion.
               “WACO”
   Waco Tragedy
    The ATF raids the Branch Davidian
    compound in Waco, Texas and a seige
    results. The seige lasts for several weeks
    until a fire breaks out ( Some reports say
    that the Davidians themselves started it
    and some reports that the Federal agents
    started it) killing most of the cult members
    including leader David Koresh and several
    children.
            “THE
        OK.BOMBING”
   The Oklahoma City Bombing
    April 19, 1995: 168 people, including 8
    Federal Marshals, were killed in the
    bombing of a federal building in
    Okalahoma 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.
      “COLUMBINE”
   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.
 IN CONCLUSION…
You Know the 90s Were Almost Over
  When ...
 *. Everyone used to joke about a
  Starbucks on every corner, and now there
  is a Starbucks on every corner.
 *. People marked December 31st on their
  calendar as "The End of the World."
   *. Movie promos brag, "Funniest Movie of the
    Millenium."
   *. Parents complained to their college kids, "You
    never e-mail us anymore.“
    *. Clinton responds to all allegations with, "So
    what are you gonna do about it?"
   *. People tell you their salary followed by, "with
    stock options."
    *. You're sick of receiving lists about the 90s

				
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