Ten Great Songs From One Great Year
The year started with the inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton, as the 42nd President of the United States. Less than a month later, Vaclav Havel is elected President of the Czech Republic. Also in politics, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney resigns amidst political and economic turmoil. Kim Campbell, his successor, becomes Canada's first female Prime Minister. However, she resigns from the Conservative Party in November. General Motors sues NBC, after Dateline NBC allegedly rigged 2 crashes showing that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. Just a few days later, Islamic terrorists set off explosives in the garage of North Tower of the World Trade Center.
April brought in the stand off at the Branch Davidian complex, in Waco, ends in a fire that kills 76 people. A few days later, the Holocaust Museum is opened in Washington, D.C. The end of April saw tennis star Monica Seles stabbed in the back by an obsessed fan of Steffi Graf. Joe Carter, of the Toronto Blue Jays, hits a 3-run home run to win game 6 of the World Series, giving Toronto back to back championships. In football, the Dallas Cowboys became the third straight NFC East team to win the Super Bowl, beating the Buffalo Bills 52-17 in Super Bowl XXVII. And in pro basketball, Michael Jordan leads the Chicago Bulls to their 3rd straight NBA title.
In what was the first alleged scandal for President Clinton, Deputy Council Vince Foster committed suicide in July. Microsoft Windows changed the way we used computers with the release of Windows 3.1. The year ends with America embroiled in the Savings and Loan scandal, while President Clinton signs the North American Free Trade agreement.
Come Undone -- Duran Duran
Two Princes -- Spin Doctors
Bed of Roses -- Bon Jovi
Cryin' -- Aerosmith
Linger -- The Cranberries
Because the Night - 10,000 Maniacs
Man on the Moon -- R.E.M
Sober -- Tool
Found Out About You -- Gin Blossoms
Daughter -- Pearl Jam