Oh wow… This year is the 20th anniversary of the ending of The 90’s, huh? Here is a look back at my childhood? A mixture of politics, TV, comics, movies, and video games I’m afraid… with no real order besides year.
- 1990 – South Africa frees Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher resigns, Back to The Future 3, Tiny Toons, Fox Kids, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (movie), The Super Nintendo, Rugrats, Ducktales The Movie, Rescuers Down Under, Home Alone, Die Hard 2, Fox’s Peter Pan & the Pirates
- 1991 – Gulf War, Cold War ends, The World Wide Web, America Online (DOS), The Simpsons (Arcade), Turtles in Time (arcade) Sonic The Hedgehog (Genesis), Tiny Toons music special introduces me to They Might Be Giants’ Particle Man, Dark Wing Duck, Doug, Beauty And The Beast, Street Fighter II, Switch, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Hook, Dutch, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
- 1992 – Hurricane Andrew, America Online (Windows), Mortal Kombat, X-men arcade cabinet, Wolfenstein 3D, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Cartoon Network, Batman The Animated Series, X-Men, Aladdin, The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Malibu Comic’s Protectors starts, Buffy The Vampire Slayer (TV), Ferngully: The Last Rain Forest, Nick launches SNICK (Saturday Night Nick), Batman Returns, X-Men: X-Cutioner’s Song, Spawn (comic) Sega CD (US) ADV Films (founded) The Death of Superman
- 1993 – President Bill Clinton, World Trade Center bombed, Waco, Mortal Kombat II, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, DOOM, Animaniacs, Louis & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, The X-Files, Groundhog Day, Mrs. Doubtfire, Super Mario All-Stars, Malibu comics makes The Ultraverse, The Secret Garden, Demolition Man, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Super Mario Bros. (movie) The Simpsons – “Marge vs. the Monorail,” Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Ranma 1/2 licensed by Viz Media
- 1994 – NAFTA, Paula Jones accuses Clinton, O.J. Simpson’s ex wife murdered, John Candy Dies, Doom 2, Final Fantasy III (actually VI), Tiny Toon’s Spring Break, Power Rangers in Prime Time, Gargoyles, Spider-Man, Reboot, The Tick, The Magic School Bus, AH! real Monsters, The Lion King, The Mask(film), Ultraverse cartoon from DiC, Forest Gump, Dumb & Dumber, Playstation, Marvel comics buys Malibu Comics, Marvel cancels many Malibu comics including The Protectors at issue 20., Spider-Man Clone Saga starts, Super Gameboy, The Wedding of Jean Grey and Cyclops, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Interview With The Vampire, The Critic, All That, Generation X (comic), Sega 32X
- 1995 – Oklahoma City Bombing, O.J. Simpson acquitted, Selena murdered (age 23) Kids WB,Pink & The Brain, Sailor Moon, Freakazoid, A Goofy Movie, Pocahontas, Toy Story, Batman Forever, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, X-Men: Children of The Atom (US), Marvel Super Heroes, Sega Saturn (US) Sailor Moon (US)
- 1996 – Bill Clinton re-elected, Quake, Tomb Raider, DC Versus Marvel / Marvel vs. DC, The Daily Show with Craig Kilborn, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Scream, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel files for bankruptcy, Spider-Man clone Saga ends, Twister, Space Jam, Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, X-Men’s Onslaught Saga, Nintendo 64, Resident Evil (PSX), Dragon Ball Z (US) Ghost in The Shell (US)
- 1997 – President Clinton’s 2nd term, Chris Farley dies, Toonami, Daria, King of The Hill, Hercules, Titanic, Star Ship Troopers, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, Malibu comics Night Man on TV, Selena (movie), Batman & Robin, Scream 2, Buffy The Vampire Slayer (TV), Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, Power Rangers Turbo, Spawn (movie), Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, Golden Eye (Nintendo 64) Final Fantasy VII, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Married with Children ends (11 seasons)
- 1998 – Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, Phil Hartman murdered by wife, Half-Life, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil 2, Godzilla, Google, Powerpuff girls, The Big Lebowski, Spider-Girl first appears, Practical Magic, You’ve Got Mail, Celebrity Death Match, Half Baked, Power Rangers in Space, X-Men vs. Street Fighter (US), Blade (movie), Pokemon Red & Blue, Pokemon (anime) Dragon Ball Z hits Toonami
- 1999 – Clinton acquitted of charges, Columbine High School massacre, Fear of Y2K, Star Wars: Episode I, Sailor Moon’s “Lunar Eclipse” airs on Toonami, Tom takes over Toonami, Ed, Edd, n Eddy, Buffy The Vampire Slayer episode Earshot is postponed as well as the season finally of that season’s Mayor arc due to… Columbine massacre, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Batman Beyond, Digimon Adventure, Doug’s 1st Movie, The Sixth Sense, Fight Club, The Blair Witch Project, The Dreamcast, Malibu comic’s Nightman ends, The Matrix, South Park The Movie, Pokemon The First Movie, The Green Mile, Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy, Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64)
Yeah. that was pretty much the 90’s. I threw in a few things I didn’t care about until later, but for the most part, that’s either stuff that I liked or happened during one of the most important decades ever… at least to me?