"Vogue" by Madonna: For the first week of June 1990, Madonna's "Vogue" was the top song on Billboard's "Hot 100" chart. The following week, Madonna was dethroned by Wilson Phillips' track "Hold On."
Cheers, Roseanne, The Cosby Show, 60 Minutes, A Different World, Murphy Brown and America's Funniest Home Videos were among the most popular shows in the year 1990, according to Nielsen ratings. This was also the year that The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and In Living Color premiered.
Total Recall: The Arnold Schwarzenegger film took the top spot at the box office for the first weekend in June, raking in $25 million. It went on to have the highest weekend debut of the year.
Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder: After meeting in 1989, Johnny and Winona became one of the most popular celebrity couples of all time. After a few years together, the couple got engaged in July 1990 but ultimately ended up calling it quits in 1993.
Iman and David Bowie: 1990 is the year that supermodel Iman first met music icon Bowie. The superstars tied the knot two years later and Iman would later give birth to their daughter Alexandria in 2000. The couple remained together until Bowie's death in 2016.
1990 Academy Awards: Denzel Washington took home his first-ever Oscar at the ceremony, winning Best Supporting Actor for his work in the film Glory. That year, Daniel Day Lewis won Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in My Left Foot and Brenda Fricker won Best Supporting Actress for her work in the same film. Jessica Tandy won Best Actress in Leading Role for Driving Miss Daisy, while the movie also won Best Picture at the ceremony.
Football: At Super Bowl XXIV, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Denver Broncos with a score of 55 to 10. Following the game, 49ers quarterback Joe Montana was named the MVP. That same year, Montana was also named Sports Illustrated's "Sportsman of the Year."
Basketball: Magic Johnson was named the NBA's MVP for the 1989-1990 season, while Michael Jordan was given the honor for the 1990-1991 season.
Tennis: Pete Sampras won the 1990 US Open in the men's division, while Gabriela Sabatini won the women's title.
Soccer: In July of that year, West Germany won the 1990 FIFA World Cup, defeating Argentina.
While engineer and computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web in 1989, it was the following year, in December 1990, that Berners-Lee published the world's first website.
Hubble Space Telescope: The Hubble Space Telescope was launched and deployed in April 1990, marking the "most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo's telescope," according to NASA. The name of the telescope is a tribute to astronomer Edwin Hubble.