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In 1990, On the cover of TV Guide: “Muppets”. Other Articles: Andy Griffith, Avengers

In 1990, R.C., “Groove Is In The Heart” by Deee-Lite peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.

In 1990, R.C., “Never Enough” by The Cure peaked at #72 on the pop singles chart.

In 1990, R.C., “New Power Generation” by Prince peaked at #64 on the pop singles chart.

In 1990, R.C., “Rockin' Over The Beat” by Technotronic peaked at #95 on the pop singles chart.

In 1991, From the Maniac Overload Department: a first for D.T. with a little help from his friends, he tapes all four networks, plus a radio show at the same time! Reason: Back To The Future II was on NBC, but he also wanted to watch Christina Applegateʹs talk show on Married With Children on Fox, and to complicate matters worse, CBS and ABC threw in movies starring Valerie Bertinelli and Susan Lucci. To make it a five way, Doctor Demento aired the first of a three-part Tom Lehrer interview on his radio show on a Los Angeles radio station. DTʹs ranks: 1: Fox and DrD tie, 3: NBC, 4: CBS, 5: ABC, but even fourth place rated four stars out of five! It was the busiest sweeps day on record. Lucci never seems to win in any case. Side note: it happened on the tenth anniversary of the Luke and Laura wedding on TV.

In 1991, The first national TV commercial for condoms (Trojan) aired during an episode of the Fox situation comedy “Hermanʹs Head.”

In 1993, On General Hospital, Tony Jones (Brad Maule) and Luke spoke at Bill Eckert's funeral. Later, Damien Smith gave Bobbie a message for Luke.

In 1993, On Melrose Place, Michael and Kimberly were severely injured in a car crash right after he proposed.

In 1993, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: On a regulation bowling alley constructed on 53rd Street, Pro Bowling Association Hall of Famer Dick Weber hurls bowling balls into china plates, an aquarium of eggs, a video camera and a pyramid of champagne glasses. Also, the first installment of the LATE SHOW Stupid Human Tricks is introduced, including a man who plays the piano with his hands wrapped behind his back, a woman who flips peanuts into her mouth, and a man who balances a 16-foot canoe on his chin.

In 1995, Actor Tony Randall married Heather Harlan, an understudy in one of his plays. He was 75, she was 25.

In 1995, On One Life to Live, Dorian Lord (Robin Strasser) had a heart-to-heart chat with Viki Buchanan (Erika Slezak) about Victor Lord.

In 1995, The James Bond flick “Goldeneye” starring Pierce Brosnan as 007 premiered in movie theaters in the U.S.A. Worldwide Gross: $351.0 Million

In 1995, The movie “Reckless” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1995, The movie “The American President” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1996, Aaron Barnhart e-mails Tom Heald, tells him why donʹt you turn this stuff youʹve been sending me into a weekly column? Unfortunately, Heald canʹt think of a good reason not to. A half hour later, the very first “This Night In History” column is finished. (Later known as “This Week at TVBarn.”)

In 1997, On Guiding Light: Reva and Cassie learned that they are sisters.

In 1997, “Bring The Pain” video by Chris Rock was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1998, Garth Brooks released Double Live, his tenth album a two-disc live album recorded during Brooks' second world tour in 1998. It broke the first week sales record at the time, previously held by Pearl Jam's Vs. since 1993, when it sold 1,085,000 copies. It became the best-selling live album in the US since Peter Frampton's 1976 double set, Frampton Comes Alive! It has been certified 21 x Platinum by the RIAA, making it tied with Billy Joel's Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II for the sixth best-selling album of all time in the US.

In 1998, On One Life to Live, Todd and Téa got remarried.

In 1999, The special “Drew Cam” episode of “The Drew Carey Show” brought nearly two-million visits to its Web site. The first-ever simultaneous primetime television-Internet Webcast marked one of the largest online audiences watching a streaming media event, and the network says the overnight household average rating for the “Drew Cam” episode was the second highest of the season…following the “Live” show the week before. While TV viewers watched the daily activities in Drewʹs life, the Internet audience saw synchronous Webcam footage of what was happening in Drewʹs home when he was out of his house. The Web-only activities included a cameo appearance by Ed McMahon bringing a 10-million-dollar check for Drew, only to find he wasnʹt home…a party in Drewʹs home attended by neighborhood dogs…and dancing ghosts.

In 1993, "Ed and His Dead Mother" was released by ITC Entertainment; Jonathan Wacks (director); Chuck Hughes (screenplay); Steve Buscemi, Ned Beatty, John Glover, Miriam Margoyles, Sam Jenkins, Jon Gries, Eric Christmas, Gary Farmer, Dawn Hudson, Rance Howard, Warren Munson, Biff Yeager, Harper Roisman, Robert Harvey, Eric Poppick, Carol Schlanger; Dark Comedy; Live action

In 1993, "The Saint of Fort Washington" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures; Tim Hunter (director); Lyle Kessler (screenplay); Matt Dillon, Danny Glover, Rick Aviles, Nina Siemaszko, Ving Rhames, Joe Seneca; Drama; Live action

In 1995, "The American President" was released by Columbia Pictures / Universal Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment; Rob Reiner (director); Aaron Sorkin (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Samantha Mathis, John Mahoney, Richard Dreyfuss, David Paymer, Anna Deavere Smith, Nina Siemaszko, Wendie Malick, Shawna Waldron, Anne Haney, Beau Billingslea, Gail Strickland, Joshua Malina; Romance, Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1995, "GoldenEye" was released by United Artists; Martin Campbell (director); Michael France, Jeffrey Caine, Kevin Wade, Bruce Feirstein (screenplay); Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen, Joe Don Baker, Judi Dench, Gottfried John, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming, Tcheky Karyo, Desmond Llewelyn, Samantha Bond, Michael Kitchen, Billy J. Mitchell, Minnie Driver, Serena Gordon; Action; Live Action

In 1995, "It Takes Two" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures / Rysher Entertainment; Andy Tennant (director); Deborah Dean Davis (screenplay); Kirstie Alley, Steve Guttenberg, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Philip Bosco, Jane Sibbett, Ernie Grunwald, Ellen-Ray Hennessy, Dov Tiefenbach, Michelle Grisom, Desmond Robertson, Tiny Mills, Shanelle Henry, Anthony Aiello, La Tonya Borsay, Michelle Lonsdale-Smith, Sean Orr, Elizabeth Walsh, Paul O'Sullivan, Lawrence Dane, Gerrard Parkes, Gina Clayton, Doug O'Keefe, Marilyn Boyle, Annick Obonsawin, Austin Pool, Andre Lorant, Vito Rezza; Comedy, Family; Live Action

In 1998, "An All Dogs Christmas Carol" was released by MGM Home Entertainment / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation / MGM/UA Family Entertainment; Paul Sabella, Gary Selvaggio (directors); Jymn Magon (screenplay); Steven Weber, Dom DeLuise, Sheena Easton, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Nelson Reilly, Bebe Neuwirth, Beth Anderson, Taylor Emerson, Carlos Alazraqui, Dee Bradley Baker, Chris Marquette, Gail Matthius, Aria Noelle Curzon, Ashley Tisdale, Amick Byram, Susan Boyd, Alvin Chea, Lorraine Feather, Carmen Twillie, Myles Jeffrey, Megan Malanga, Jamie Cronin, Billy Bodine, Randy Crenshaw, Edie Lehmann, Laurie Shillinger, Vanessa Vandergriff; Musical; Animation

In 1999, "Liberty Heights" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures / Baltimore/Spring Creek Pictures; Barry Levinson (director/screenplay); Adrien Brody, Ben Foster, Orlando Jones, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna, Justin Chambers, Anthony Anderson, Rebekah Johnson, Gerry Rosenthal, David Krumholtz, Carolyn Murphy, Kevin Sussman, Shane West, Elizabeth Ann Bennett, Carlton J. Smith, Ralph Tabakin, Richard Kline, James Pickens Jr., Kiersten Warren, Charley Scalies, Katie Finneran, Jake Hoffman, Brenda Russell, Misha Collins, Stacy Keibler; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1990, “Groove Is In The Heart” by Deee-Lite peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Lyin' To Myself” by David Cassidy peaked at number 27 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Missunderstanding” by Al B. Sure! peaked at number 42 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Never Enough” by The Cure peaked at number 72 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “New Power Generation” by Prince peaked at number 64 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Rockin' Over The Beat” by Technotronic Featuring Ya Kid K peaked at number 95 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1990, “Lyin' To Myself” by David Cassidy peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1990, “More Than Words Can Say” by Alias peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Pray” by MC Hammer peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1990, “Black Cat” by Janet Jackson peaked at number 4 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Everybody Everybody” by Black Box peaked at number 28 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Fearless” by The Neville Brothers peaked at number 92 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Giving You The Benefit” by Pebbles peaked at number 32 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1990, “I'm Seventeen” by Tommy Conwell And The Young Rumblers peaked at number 96 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Is It Love” by Paul Laine peaked at number 93 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Love Is The Ritual” by Styx peaked at number 59 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1990, ✪ “Fog On The Tyne (Revisited)” by Gazza And Lindisfarne peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “100 Miles And Runnin'” by N.W.A. peaked at number 38 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Air Conditioned Nightmare” by Five Thirty peaked at number 100 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Back On The Juice” by Dogs D'Amour peaked at number 97 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Fantasy” by Black Box peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Flashback Jack” by Adamski peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Free” by The Catch peaked at number 70 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Give It Up” by Creation peaked at number 99 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Hands Across The Ocean” by The Mission peaked at number 28 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “I Almost Felt Like Crying” by Craig McLachlan peaked at number 50 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “I Feel Better Than James Brown” by Was (Not Was) peaked at number 91 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “I'll Be There” by Donna Gardier peaked at number 86 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “I'll Be Your Baby Tonight” by Robert Palmer And UB40 peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “If I Have To Stand Alone” by Lonnie Gordon peaked at number 68 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Impulsive” by Wilson Phillips peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “In Fortune's Hand” by Clannad peaked at number 80 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “In The Days Before Rock And Roll” by Van Morrison peaked at number 94 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “In Zaire” by African Business peaked at number 73 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “It's Alright Now” by The Beloved peaked at number 48 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Love Bomb” by Botany 5 peaked at number 82 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Love's So Bright” by Mark Shaw peaked at number 54 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “New Power Generation” by Prince peaked at number 26 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “On The Way Up” by Elisa Fiorillo peaked at number 83 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Out In The Cold” by Jagged Edge peaked at number 89 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Rhythm Takes Control” by Unique Three peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Say A Prayer” by Breathe peaked at number 93 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “She's My Baby” by Traveling Wilburys peaked at number 79 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Shelter Me” by Cinderella peaked at number 55 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Spirit” by Bridewell Taxis peaked at number 98 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Spit In The Rain” by Del Amitri peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Stranded” by Heart peaked at number 60 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “The Alchemist” by Genaside II peaked at number 95 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “The Swalk” by Notorious peaked at number 81 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “There She Goes” by The La's peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “U.K. Blak” by Caron Wheeler peaked at number 40 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Undercover” by Partners In Kryme peaked at number 92 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1990, “Cult Of Snap” by Snap! peaked at number 27 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Doin' The Do” by Betty Boo peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Groove Is In The Heart” by Deee-Lite peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Let's Make It Last All Night” by Jimmy Barnes peaked at number 12 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Megamix” by Technotronic peaked at number 13 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Rhythm Of The Rain” by Jason Donovan peaked at number 44 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Strong As Steel” by Tina Arena peaked at number 30 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1990, “If Wishes Came True” by Sweet Sensation (U.S.) peaked at number 22 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC peaked at number 3 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1990, “Be Tender With Me Baby” by Tina Turner peaked at number 35 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Candy” by Iggy Pop peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Dedicated” by Paul Carrack peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Dolce Barbara” by Eros Ramazzotti peaked at number 27 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Duet” by Brigitte Kaandorp en Herman Finkers peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Hoe is het mogelijk” by Rob Janszen peaked at number 48 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Keep Our Love Alive” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 31 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1990, “My, My, My” by Johnny Gill peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1990, “The Time Of Day” by Gino Vannelli peaked at number 44 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1990, “Crying In The Rain” by a-ha peaked at number 17 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Groove Is In The Heart” by Deee-Lite peaked at number 25 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Love Is Such A Lonely Sword” by Blue System peaked at number 13 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1990, “So Hard” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 14 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Suicide Blonde” by INXS peaked at number 24 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Tonight” by New Kids On The Block peaked at number 12 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1990, “What's A Woman?” by Vaya con Dios peaked at number 5 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1990, “Jag är inte sjuk, jag är bara svensk” by Trøste And Bære peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Show Me Heaven” by Maria McKee peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1990, “Black Cat” by Janet Jackson peaked at number 10 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1990, “Groove Is In The Heart” by Deee-Lite peaked at number 13 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1990, “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band peaked at number 5 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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