August: Toadies release Interscope Records debut Rubberneck.
Aug. 31: The Wonderbra is introduced.
Sept. 14: Baseball owners and players can't resolve labor issues, forcing an early end to the season--and the cancellation of the World Series for the first time.
September: E.R. debuts on NBC; Chicago Hope premieres on CBS.
Nov. 1: Chicago Bulls retire Michael Jordan's number 23.
Nov. 5: George Foreman, at 45 the oldest and fattest champ in the ring, beats Michael Moorer to capture heavyweight title.
Nov. 28: Netscape introduces its Web browser, Navigator.
Dec. 5: Newt Gingrich is named Speaker of the House.
October: Bedhead releases 4SongCDEP.
Jan. 16: At least 597 people killed in western Japan when earthquake tears through country.
February: Michael Jordan quits the Birmingham Barons, a Class AA farm team of the Chicago White Sox.
March 19: Nerve-gas attack in Tokyo subway kills eight and injures thousands.
March 19: Michael Jordan returns to the Chicago Bulls, wearing number 45, and loses to the Indiana Pacers.
April 2: Baseball strike ends.
April 19: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is destroyed by a car bomb, killing 168.
April 30: Tejano superstar Selena, 23, is murdered in a motel room by the president of her fan club.
May: Monica Lewinsky graduates from Lewis & Clark College and goes to Washington to work as an unpaid intern in the White House.
July 12-17: A record heat wave kills 800 people in the upper Midwest. In Chicago, 560 are dead.
Oct. 3: A Los Angeles jury clears O.J. Simpson of killing his ex-wife Nicole and her friend, Ron Goldman.
Oct. 16: Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan leads the Million Man March on Washington, D.C.
November: Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky begin gettin' it on in the Oval Office.
Nov 4: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is slain after a peace rally in Tel Aviv.
Nov. 21: The leaders of three rival Balkan states agree to make peace in Bosnia, after four years of ethnic bloodletting.
Nov. 21: An extraordinary bull market in stocks causes Dow to surge past 5,000 for the first time.
Jan. 24: O.J. Simpson goes on trial in Los Angeles for murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, waiter Ron Goldman.
February: Bedhead releases The Dark Ages.
March: Britain alarmed by Mad Cow Disease.
April 3: Theodore Kaczynski, the man suspected of being the Unabomber, is seized from his Montana cabin.
May 10: A Valuejet plane crashes in the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 aboard.
May 10-11: Eight mountain climbers die near the summit of Mt. Everest. Another four die over course of the month.
May 26: Chechnya peace treaty signed.
May 31: Benjamin Netanyahu elected as Israeli Prime Minister.
June: Bedhead releases Beheaded.
July 3: Boris Yeltsin re-elected as Russian president.
July 17: TWA Flight 800 crashes off the coast of Long Island, killing all 230 aboard.
July 19: Summer Olympics open in Atlanta with Muhammed Ali lighting the Olympic flame.
July 27: A pipe-bomb blast in Olympic Park kills one and injures 111.
September: The U.S. Department of Justice begins investigating Microsoft's licensing practices with respect to the company's Web browser, Internet Explorer.
Oct. 29: Michael Jordan named one of the NBA's 50 greatest players.
Nov. 9: Evander Holyfield beats Mike Tyson to take the heavyweight title.
Dec. 26: Preteen beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey is found dead in her parents' Boulder, Colorado, home. The murder remains unsolved.
September: Rapper Tupac Shakur killed by gunmen on the Las Vegas strip.
Jan. 12: Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin and Erik Williams cleared after former stripper Nina Shahravan accuses the pair of sexual assault.
Jan. 16: Bill Cosby's 27-year-old son, Ennis, is shot to death on a Los Angeles freeway ramp.
Jan. 20: Bill Clinton begins second term as president.
Feb. 4: O.J. Simpson found liable for deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in civil lawsuit. Simpson ordered to pay their families $8.5 million in compensatory damages.
Feb. 19: Chinese leader and Communist revolutionary Deng Xiaoping dies of Parkinson's disease at age 92.
Feb. 22: Scottish scientist Ian Wilmut clones Dolly, a sheep.
March 9: Rapper Notorious B.I.G. (24-year-old Christopher Wallace) is gunned down after a party in Los Angeles.
March 27: Thirty-nine members of California cult, Heaven's Gate, found dead, the result of a mass suicide.
April 13: Tiger Woods wins the Masters by 12 strokes, setting a new tournament record.
April 28: Republic of Texas "officials" face police in armed standoff in West Texas.
May 1: John and Patsy Ramsey deny involvement in the death of their daughter, JonBenet.
May 11: Deep Blue, a computer, beats Garry Kasparov in chess match.
June 28: Mike Tyson takes a bite out of Evander Holyfield during title fight in Las Vegas.
July 4: Pathfinder lands on Mars.
Aug. 4: Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer is arrested when Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport officials find a revolver in his carry-on luggage.
Aug. 14: Timothy McVeigh sentenced to death for his involvement in the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.
Aug. 31: Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in Paris car crash.
Sept. 5: Nobel Prize-winning nun Mother Teresa dies at the age of 87.
Oct. 21: Elton John's "Candle in the Wind '97" becomes the world's biggest-selling single of all time.
Oct. 31: English nanny Louise Woodward sentenced to die for killing a baby. The sentence will later be reduced.
Nov. 19: Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets--four boys, three girls.
Dec. 18: Saturday Night Live's Chris Farley is found dead of an accidental drug overdose.
July 2: It was a wonderful life: Jimmy Stewart dies at age 89.
May 14: Frank Sinatra, the second greatest male singer ever, dies at the age of 82.
Jan. 7: Tom Hicks buys the Texas Rangers for $250 million. Pitchers not included.
Jan. 20: Oprah Winfrey arrives in Amarillo. She's being sued by cattle producers who claim the talk-show host gave meat a bad name. Winfrey wins the suit.
Jan. 22: Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty to killing and maiming people with package bombs.
February: Bedhead releases Transaction de Novo.
Feb. 3: Texas kills its first female prisoner since the Civil War, Karla Faye Tucker.
March 16: Titanic surpasses Star Wars to become highest-grossing U.S. film ever.
March 24: Mitchell Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, go to school in Jonesboro, Arkansas, armed with rifles and handguns. They kill four students and one teacher, wounding 10 others.
April: Viagra introduced, much to the delight of Bob Dole. The wonder drug racks up sales of more than $40 million by October.
May 20: Bedhead plays final show, a radio performance for VPRO, Holland's national radio based out of Amsterdam.
May 28: NewsRadio's Phil Hartman is murdered by his own wife, who then turns the gun on herself.
June 7: In Jasper, Texas, James Byrd Jr. is found dead after being beaten and dragged from the back of a pickup truck.
June 14: Michael Jordan helps the Chicago Bulls win its sixth NBA title of the decade--and third straight.
Sept. 2: Swissair Flight 111 crashes in the ocean off Nova Scotia, killing all 229 passengers.
Sept. 11: The House of Representatives releases the Starr report over the Internet.
Oct. 29: Senator John Glenn returns to outer space in the space shuttle Discovery.
Dec. 19: The House of Representatives approves two articles of impeachment against Clinton.
Jan. 21: Stories begin to circulate that Bill Clinton has been having an affair with an intern named Monica Lewinsky.
Jan. 6: NBA owners and players settle labor dispute, putting an end to the 191-day lockout.
Jan. 12: Bill Clinton settles the Paula Jones lawsuit for $850,000.
Jan. 13: Michael Jordan retires for a second time--this time, for good.
Feb. 7: At the age of 63, King Hussein of Jordan succumbs to cancer.
Feb. 10: Rev. Jerry Falwell outs Teletubby Tinky Winky.
March 7: Director Stanley Kubrick dies, giving summer release of Eyes Wide Shut a publicity boost.
March 8: Joe DiMaggio, the New York Yankee who insisted on being referred to as the "greatest living ball player," is no longer. He dies at the age of 84.
April 20: Two students, part of the so-called Trenchcoat Mafia, gun down 11 fellow students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. The duo then kill themselves.
May 3: One of the strongest tornados on record destroys several small towns near Oklahoma City, killing 41 and injuring hundreds.
May 6: Former Dallas Cowboy Mark Tuinei dies at his Plano home after ingesting a deadly cocktail of heroin and Ecstasy.
March 24: NATO air forces begin attack on Serbia in an attempt to end Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic's "ethnic cleansing" in Kosovo.
May 27: Toadies working on second album.
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