Almanac: 1990

Top five athletes
1. Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls: 33.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.3 assists.
2. Randall Cunningham, Philadelphia Eagles: 3,466 passing yds, 30 TDs, 942 rush yds, 8.0 avg.
3. Rickey Henderson, Oakland A's: 28 HRs, .325, 119 runs, 65 SB, AL MVP.
4. Dennis Eckersley, Oakland A's: 4-2, 0.61 ERA, 48 saves, 73 IP, 73 K's, 4 BB.
5. Karl Malone, Utah Jazz: 31.1 points, 11.0 rebounds, 56% FG.

Top five teams
1. San Francisco 49ers (14-2). Beat Denver 55-10 in the Super Bowl.
2. UNLV basketball (35-5). First NCAA champ to score 100 points in title game.
3. Cincinnati Reds (91-71). Nasty Boys stun Oakland with World Series sweep.
4. Detroit Pistons (59-23). More Nasty Boys? Pistons win second straight NBA title.
5. Edmonton Oilers (90 points). Wayne who? Oilers win Stanley Cup without the Great One.

Sports moves

  • Minnesota Timberwolves into Target Center

    Pop culture trivia
    Oscar winner Dances With Wolves

    Most popular TV show: Cheers

    Top of the Pops: Hold On, Wilson Phillips

    Fiction bestseller: The Plains of Passage, Jean M. Auel

    Nonfiction bestseller: A Life on the Road, Charles Kuralt

    Pop culture potpourri: "The Simpsons" debuts on Fox; "Seinfeld" debuts on NBC; Milli Vanilli comes clean about lip syncing on "Girl You Know It's True," loses Grammy; rollerblading; New Kids on the Block are huge; Web debuts; "Ice Ice Baby" a big hit.