1990s

Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century

Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s - 1990s - 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s 2040s

Years: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999


1 Events and trends

2 World leaders

3 Entertainers

4 Sports figures

5 Music

Table of contents

Events and trends

Computers, technology

  • Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology
  • Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K)
  • Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM PCs
  • Development of free operating system Linux is started
  • Break through of Compact Disc technology - branching into Digital Versatile Discs

Science

War, peace and politics

Economics

Culture

  • Grunge music gains widespread mainstream acceptance in the early part of the decade

Others

World leaders

Entertainers

Sports figures

Music

#-C

D-J

K-O

P-R

S

T-Z

See also: 1990s music groups