90 Throwback moments from the 90s that prove it was an iconic era of our culture
The 90s defined us all, whether it was what we wore, what we listened to and watched, or the politics of the decade. Here are 90 moments the decade gave us, which we will always remember!
19901. The Internet becomes a thing 2. Mandela Nelson is released from prison 3. Keenan Ivory Wayans presents In Living Color 4. Walter Mosley begins his Easy Rawlins series 5. House parties are forever changed when House Party" is released in theaters 6. LL Cool J's Mama Said Knock You Out is released 7. Denzel Washington wins Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Glory 8. Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video is released 9. "Kitchen Table Series" from artist and storyteller Carrie Mae Weems 10. The Milli Vanilli lip-synching scandal 11. Jodeci steps on the scene and starts snatching up souls with their 4-part harmonies
199112. The Rodney King beating rocks the nation 13. Raven Symone aka Olivia Kendall gave us this moment 14. Anita Hill’s testimony against Clarence Thomas 15. John Singleton becomes first African American nominated for Best Director, Boyz in the Hood 16. Magic Johnson publicly announces HIV status 17. Boyz II Men first album Cooleyhighharmony is released 18. A Tribe Called Quest releases acclaimed album The Low End Theory
199219. Dream Team 20. Spike Lee blesses us with Malcolm X 21. Toni Braxton becomes the 1st lady of LaFace 22. The Jacksons 5: An American Dream premieres 23. Dwayne and Whitley get married on A Different World 24. Terry McMillan releases Waiting to Exhale 25. Kris Kross made us want to “Jump, Jump” 26. En Vogue drops hit album Funky Divas 27. Boomerang premieres 28. Dr. Dre drops The Chronic
199329. "What's Love Got To Do With It" - Tina Turner biopic played by Angela Bassett and her arms 30. Living Single premieres (*ahem* a full year before Friends) 31. Tupac and Janet Jackson join forces in the legendary black classic, Poetic Justice 32. Stephan Urquelle makes his first appearance on Family Matters 33. VIBE magazine launches 34. Connie Porter publishes Dear Addy in the American Girl series 35. The world is introduced to Outkast when they debut with the album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik 36. Toni Morrison wins the Nobel Prize in Literature and straight bodies her Nobel lecture
199437. Lisa Left Eye Lopes burns down Andre Rison’s house 38. Mary J. Blige's My Life album drops 39. New York Undercover premieres (first primetime series with two minority actors as the leads) 40. War erupts in Rwanda 41. Sister, Sister premieres on ABC 42. This Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episode had everyone in their feelings 43. Black Men United sing “You Will Know,” penned by D'Angelo 44. All That sketch comedy show premieres on Nickelodeon 45. TLC drops music video for "Waterfalls" 46. Lil Kim's fashion starts to evolve
199547. Michael Jordan returns to basketball and leads the Bulls to three more championships 48. Friday hits theaters 49. The Million Man March takes over DC 50. East Coast vs. West Coast showdown at the Source Awards 51. On The WB (UPN) - The Wayans Bros.,Steve Harvey Show, Sister Sister, Smart Guy, For Your Love 52. Walter Mosely's Devil in Blue Dress becomes a film starring Denzel Washington 53. Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It 54. The OJ acquittal divides the country 55. Eazy-E Dies of AIDS complications 56. "Scream" video with Michael and Janet
199657. Space Jam hits theaters 58. C Bear and Jamal premieres on Fox Kids 59. Hey Arnold is added to the Nickelodeon line-up 60. The Olympics take place in Atlanta 61. Tupac is murdered in Las Vegas 62. The Fugees give the world the gift of The Score 63. The Jamie Foxx Show premieres 64. Timbaland introduces Supafriends with Aaliyah, Ginuwine, Missy, and more 65. "Moe to the E to tha" Moesha series premiere 66. The Nutty Professor hits theaters
199767. Tiger Woods becomes the youngest to win the Masters 68. Bill Cosby’s son, Ennis Cosby, is murdered 69. Soul Food and the infamous “Family f**ked my husband” line happens 70. Amistad hits theaters 71. The name Tyrone is forever changed in the debut and later live album of Erykah Badu's Baduism 72. Martin series ends on FOX 73. The Lion King hits Broadway 74. Biggie is murdered in Los Angeles 75. Missy Elliott drops the music video for "Supa Dupa Fly"
199876. The Famous Jett Jackson premieres 77. Destiny's Child catapults into the mainstream with their self-titled album and hit single "No, No, No Pt. 2" 78. Dennis Rodman weds Carmen Electra 79. Bill Clinton denies he had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky
80. The Chicago Bulls win their 6th NBA title in eight years. This is also Michael Jordan's last game as a Bull, clinching the game in the final seconds on a fadeaway jumperVolume 2. ...