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In 1990, E! Entertainment Television was launched. E! E! E!

In 1990, Singer Mariah Carey made her national TV debut on the “Arsenio Hall Show,” performing “Vision of Love.”

In 1990, The Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting.

In 1990, “Total Recall” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger opened in theaters.

In 1991, “Doctor Ruth” TV Talk Show last aired on Lifetime.

In 1992, Billy Ray Cyrus was at #1 on the US Country music chart with his breakthrough hit "Achy Breaky Heart". Written by Don Von Tress it was originally titled "Don't Tell My Heart" and recorded by The Marcy Brothers in 1991, its name was later changed to "Achy Breaky Heart" In the US it became a crossover hit on pop and country radio, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, becoming the first Country single to be certified Platinum since Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "Islands in the Stream" in 1983. In 1993, "Weird Al" Yankovic directly parodied the song with "Achy Breaky Song."

In 1993, Connie Chung joined Dan Rather as co-anchor of the “CBS Evening News”. She was dropped from the show two years later in May, 1995.

In 1993, Michael tries to prove heʹs criminally insane on “The Young and The Restless” by declaring a fondness for rodents. (Granted, Michael Jacksonʹs “Ben” was a little odd.)

In 1993, Phoenix Suns guard Dan Majerle sets a then NBA Playoff record by sinking eight three-pointers during the Sunsʹ 120-114 win over Seattle in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.

In 1994, FX Channel, Cable Network, was launched. Among the shows that debut were “Breakfast Time”, “Pet Department”, “Collectables”, “Under Scruntiny”, “Sound FX”, and “Backchat”. Later on, D.T. would get about two dozen letters aired on the “Backchat” program when there were about 300 cable subscribers who could get the channel at the time.

In 1994, Indiana guard Reggie Miller drills an NBA Playoff record five three-pointers in the fourth quarter of the Pacersʹ 93-86 win over host New York Knicks in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

In 1994, “America Tonight” returned to be airing new episodes on CBS.

In 1994, “Breakfast Time” began airing on FX

In 1994, “Personal fX: The Collectibles Show” began airing on FX

In 1994, “Sound fX” began airing on FX

In 1994, “The Pet Department” began airing on FX

In 1994, “Under Scrutiny with Jane Wallace” began airing on FX

In 1995, The attraction, “Space Mountain, From the Earth to the Moon” opens at Disneyland Paris.

In 1996, D.T. was seen on San Diegoʹs KFMB-8 as he answered the phone banks in the local portion of the Childrenʹs Hospital Miracle Network.

In 1996, Not one, but *two* late night books, hit the nationʹs shelves — “Nightline: History in the Making and the Making of Television” by Kyle Gibson and Ted Koppel and “Does Anybody Have a Problem With That? Politically Incorrectʹs Greatest Hits” by Bill Maher, now out in paperback.

In 1996, On the cover of TV Guide: “Jerry Seinfeld”. Other Articles: Is it the best sitcom ever? Or boxer Oscar De La Hoya.

In 1996, “Bring the Pain” Chris Rockʹs on fire at the Takoma Theatre in Washington, D.C. “Dee cee. Chocolate cit-ay,” Rock says by way of a greeting in this HBO special. “Home of the Million Man March,” Rock continues, with a delivery thatʹs part preacher, part rapper and impertinently perfect. “They had all of the positive black leaders there. Farrakhan. Jesse. Marion Barry.a You know what that means? That means even in our finest hour, we had a crackhead onstage.” The audience erupts with the sort of amazed laughing scream that you only get at the moment when a major comedic star flares to life. This is Rockʹs night, Rockʹs time. He riffs some more on the mayor of D.C. (“Smoked crack, got his job back.a You get caught smokin' crack at McDonaldʹs, you canʹt get your job back. Theyʹre not going to trust you around the Happy Meals. Theyʹll send your ass to Hardeeʹs”). He silkily segues to drugs in general (the positive side of crack: “If youʹre up at the right hour, you can get a VCR for $1.50”). Then, with the crowd in the palm of his hand, Rock roars into the rest of the show on a high from that legal but rarefied drug called talent.

In 1997, Billy the Marlinʹs head, missing since Navy SEAL Lou Langlais, dressed as the mascot, lost the costumeʹs five-pound head to a gust of wind when parachuting during the teamʹs Opening Day ceremonies two months ago, resurfaces at Pro Player Stadium. Victor Rowe and Mike Zinniger, rewarded by the team with season tickets for returning the noggin, spotted the five-pound appendage, unscathed, aside from a scratch on the neck, on a retaining wall yesterday while traveling on the Florida Turnpike a few miles from the stadium.

In 1997, D.T. was seen on San Diegoʹs KGTV-10 as he answered the phone banks in the local portion of the Childrenʹs Hospital Miracle Network.

In 1997, Tenth Childrenʹs Miracle Network Telethon raises $5,400,186.

In 1997, The Chicago Tribune published a make-believe commencement speech by columnist Mary Schmich (shmeech) which urged graduates to, among other things, “wear sunscreen” (the essay ended up being wrongly attributed online to author Kurt Vonnegut).

In 1997, The “General Hospital” soap opera spinoff “Port Charles” debut as a movie on ABC, then joined the ABC daytime lineup the following day.

In 1998, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: Music legend Art Garfunkel takes a break from music to shoot free throws on 53rd Street outside the Ed Sullivan Theater. Also, Biff Henderson auditions for a spinoff series, including “Biff Henderson, Investigative Joumalist”; his own public-access cooking show, “Cookin' Naked with Biff”; a Spanish soap opera with cue card man Tony Mendez, “Hospital Municipal del Centro”, and his own cartoon, “Biff and Spiffyʹs Monster Mysteries.”

In 1998, “Bobcatʹs Big A-- Show” TV game show premiered on the FX network.

In 1999, Actress Jennifer Lopezʹs debut CD “On The 6” was released.

In 1999, “Austin Powers — The Spy Who Shagged Me” album by Soundtrack was released

In 1990, "Frankenhooker" was released by Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment; Frank Henenlotter (director/screenplay); Robert "Bob" Martin (screenplay); Patty Mullen, Louise Lasser, James Lorinz; Comedy, Horror; Live Action

In 1990, "Total Recall" was released by TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures; Paul Verhoeven (director); Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon, Gary Goldman (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, Michael Ironside, Ronny Cox, Mel Johnson Jr., Marshall Bell, Roy Brocksmith, Ray Baker, Michael Champion, Rosemary Dunsmore, Robert Costanzo, Marc Alaimo, Dean Norris, Debbie Lee Carrington, Lycia Naff; Sci-Fi, Action; Live Action

U.S. 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, “(If There Was) Any Other Way” by Céline Dion peaked at number 35 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Come Again” by Damn Yankees peaked at number 50 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Don't Treat Me Bad” by Firehouse peaked at number 19 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Fastlove” by George Michael peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Get On Up” by Jodeci peaked at number 22 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Insensitive” by Jann Arden peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Keep On, Keepin' On” by MC Lyte Featuring Xscape peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Love Is A Wonderful Thing” by Michael Bolton peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “My Maria” by Brooks And Dunn peaked at number 79 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Old Man And Me (When I Get To Heaven)” by Hootie And The Blowfish peaked at number 13 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Over And Over” by Timmy T peaked at number 63 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Silent Lucidity” by Queensrÿche peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “The Earth, The Sun, The Rain” by Color Me Badd peaked at number 21 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Wrong” by Everything But The Girl peaked at number 68 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, “Always On The Run” by Lenny Kravitz peaked at number 10 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Here We Go” by C + C Music Factory Presents Freedom Williams And Zelma Davis peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Not Like Kissing You” by West End Girls peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1996, “Big Me” by Foo Fighters peaked at number 15 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Burning Down The House” by Bonnie Raitt peaked at number 60 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Don't Make Me Dream About You” by Chris Isaak peaked at number 60 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Dreamer's Dream” by Tom Cochrane peaked at number 4 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Old Man And Me (When I Get To Heaven)” by Hootie And The Blowfish peaked at number 1 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “On The Outside” by Roch Voisine peaked at number 52 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1996, “This Is The Stuff” by Carolyn Arends peaked at number 23 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Touch Me (All Night Long)” by Cathy Dennis peaked at number 9 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “You Don't Have To Go Home Tonight” by The Triplets peaked at number 13 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1996, ✪ “Bohemian Rhapsodie” by Rolf Harris peaked at number 50 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, ✪ “Three Lions” by David Baddiel And Frank Skinner With The Lightning Seeds peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Blah” by Heltah Skeltah peaked at number 60 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Blood Music EP” by Earthling peaked at number 69 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Classic Girl” by Jane's Addiction peaked at number 60 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Do You Know Where You're Coming From” by M-Beat Featuring Jamiroquai peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Doin' It” by LL Cool J peaked at number 15 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Down To Earth” by Grace peaked at number 20 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Feel My Body” by Frank 'O Moiraghi Featuring Amnesia peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “For What You Dream Of” by Bedrock peaked at number 25 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Freedom” by Black Magic And Lil Louis peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Get Down (You're The One For Me)” by Backstreet Boys peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Happy” by Pauline Henry peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Headlong” by Queen peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Heartspark Dollarsign” by Everclear peaked at number 48 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “I Must Stand” by Ice-T peaked at number 23 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Kiss Them For Me” by Siouxsie And The Banshees peaked at number 32 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Move That Body” by Technotronic Featuring Reggie peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Nikkie Does It Better” by Nikki? Nicole! peaked at number 73 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “No One Can Love You More Than Me” by Kym Mazelle peaked at number 62 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Nobody Knows” by The Tony Rich Project peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Ocean Drive” by The Lighthouse Family peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Ruby Tuesday (Live)” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 59 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “See The Lights” by Simple Minds peaked at number 20 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Signs” by Blameless peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You” by Bryan Adams peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “The Sweetest Surrender” by Factory Of Unlimited Rhythm peaked at number 59 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “There's Got To Be A Way” by Mariah Carey peaked at number 54 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Trippin' On Sunshine” by Pizzaman peaked at number 18 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Until It Sleeps” by Metallica peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Whenever You Need Me” by Tina Turner peaked at number 16 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Wishing You Were Here” by Alison Moyet peaked at number 72 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Young Gods” by Little Angels peaked at number 34 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1996, ✪ “Kitty” by The Presidents Of The United States Of America peaked at number 19 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1991, “(I Just Wanna) B With U” by Transvision Vamp peaked at number 16 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1991, “3 A.M. Eternal” by The KLF peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Are You Ready?” by AC/DC peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Big Bang Baby” by Stone Temple Pilots peaked at number 37 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Don't Go Now” by Ratcat peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Fu-Gee-La” by Fugees peaked at number 43 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Let There Be Love” by Simple Minds peaked at number 15 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Let's Kiss (Like Angels Do)” by Wendy Matthews peaked at number 14 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Losing My Religion” by R.E.M. peaked at number 11 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Runaway” by The Corrs peaked at number 10 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Strike It Up” by Black Box peaked at number 20 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Until It Sleeps” by Metallica peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Waiting For That Day” by George Michael peaked at number 50 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, ✪ “How To Dance” by Bingoboys Featuring Princessa peaked at number 37 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Break On Through” by The Doors peaked at number 28 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Got It Goin' On” by Human Nature peaked at number 30 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1996, “In The Meantime” by Spacehog peaked at number 45 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Killing Me Softly (With His Song)” by Fugees peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Let There Be Love” by Simple Minds peaked at number 48 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Mary Jane (All Night Long)” by Mary J. Blige peaked at number 33 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1991, “No Woman, No Cry” by Londonbeat peaked at number 41 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Rhythm Of My Heart” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 6 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Right On” by OMC peaked at number 11 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Tears On My Pillow” by The Parker Project peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1996, “The 13th” by The Cure peaked at number 37 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Tonight, Tonight” by Smashing Pumpkins peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Who Can I Run To?” by Xscape peaked at number 23 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, ✪ “Deep, Deep Trouble” by The Simpsons Featuring Bart And Homer peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Couple Days Off” by Huey Lewis And The News peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1996, “De eerste keer” by Maxine And Franklin Brown peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Fu-Gee-La” by Fugees peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Honest Men” by Electric Light Orchestra Part Two peaked at number 36 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Hé lullo...” by Dave Da Rave peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1996, “L'ombelico del mondo” by Jovanotti peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Più bella cosa” by Eros Ramazzotti peaked at number 23 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)” by De La Soul peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1991, “What Comes Naturally” by Sheena Easton peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1996, “Kommer tid, kommer vår” by Jan Johansen And Jill Johnson peaked at number 38 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Più bella cosa” by Eros Ramazzotti peaked at number 22 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Spread Your Love” by 2 Unlimited peaked at number 45 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1996, “The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You” by Bryan Adams peaked at number 24 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Until It Sleeps” by Metallica peaked at number 1 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Austria 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, “Just The Way It Is, Baby” by The Rembrandts peaked at number 9 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Love Is The Message” by Cabballero peaked at number 29 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1991, “This Is Your Life” by Banderas peaked at number 24 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1996, “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)” by Coolio peaked at number 7 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Alice ça glisse!” by Francky Vincent peaked at number 41 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Crazy” by Seal peaked at number 5 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Fastlove” by George Michael peaked at number 10 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Homely Girl” by UB40 peaked at number 4 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1991, “La musclada” by Les Musclés peaked at number 8 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1991, “La Serenissima” by DNA peaked at number 15 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Lemon Tree” by Fool's Garden peaked at number 3 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Megamix” by La Bouche peaked at number 46 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Queen Of Dance Music” by Corona peaked at number 43 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Situation (Remix)” by Yazoo peaked at number 40 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1996, “We've Got It Goin' On” by Backstreet Boys peaked at number 5 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1991, “You Gotta Love Someone” by Elton John peaked at number 20 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, “Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)” by Roxette peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Return Of The Mack” by Mark Morrison peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Until It Sleeps” by Metallica peaked at number 2 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, “Cocaine” by Soulpatrol peaked at number 22 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Coco Jamboo” by Mr. President peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Jein” by Fettes Brot peaked at number 7 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Paquito” by Sens Unik peaked at number 45 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Pretty Noose” by Soundgarden peaked at number 47 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1991, “The One And Only” by Chesney Hawkes peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1991, “This Is Your Life” by Banderas peaked at number 18 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

Finland 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1996, “Hallelujah Day” by Dr. Alban peaked at number 12 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit” by Gina G peaked at number 6 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Rebel Yell” by Scooter peaked at number 8 on the Finland pop singles chart.

In 1996, “Terminator” by WestBam peaked at number 16 on the Finland pop singles chart.

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