Republicans set back in midterm elections (Nov. 8).
US GDP (1998 dollars):$5,743.80 billion Federal spending: $1252.52 billion Federal debt $3206.6 billion Median Household Income(current dollars):$29,943 billion Consumer Price Index: $130.7 Unemployment: 5.6% Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.25
Super Bowl San Francisco d. Denver World Series Cincinnati d. Oakland A's (4-0) NBA Championship Detroit d. Portland Stanley Cup Edmonton d. Boston Wimbledon Women:Martina Navratilova d. Z. Garrison (6-4 6-1) Men:Stefan Edberg d. B. Becker (6-2 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-4) Kentucky Derby Champion Unbridled NCAA Basketball Championship UNLV d. Duke NCAA Football Champions Colorado (AP, FW, NFF) (11-1-1) & Georgia Tech (UPI) (11-0-1) World Cup W. Germany d. Argentina
The X rating is replaced by NC-17 (no children under 17).
Ninety-nine percent of U.S. households have at least one radio, with the average owning five.
The Simpsons debuts on Fox and becomes an instant hit.
Euro dance band Milli Vanilli admits to lip-synching hits such as "Girl You Know Its True," and has its Grammy award revoked.
Seinfeld debuts on NBC.
Entertainment Weekly hits newsstands.
Dances with Wolves, GoodFellas, Henry and June, Reversal of Fortune
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 Academy Award, Best Picture:Driving Miss Daisy, Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck, producers (Warner Bros.) Nobel Prize for Literature:Octavio Paz (Mexico) Record of the Year:"Wind Beneath My Wings," Bette Midler Album of the Year:Nick of Time, Bonnie Raitt (Capitol) Song of the Year:"Wind Beneath My Wings," Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar, songwriters Miss America:Debbye Turner (MO)