1990

January 01 - David Dinkins is sworn in as New York City's first black mayor. 02 - World population passes five billion. In 1960 it was...

1991

January 08 - Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark dies from a cocktail of drugs and alcohol at his home in Chelsea, London, UK. 15 - The...

1992

January 13 - Japan apologises for forcing tens of thousands of Korean women to serve as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II. 21...

1993

January 01 - Czechoslovakia is peacefully divided into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. 03 - George Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction...

1994

January 01 - The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) comes into effect. 06 - Champion figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by a 'mystery assailant'...

1995

January 01 - Fred West, the Gloucestershire builder charged with 12 murders, commits suicide in his prison cell. Prison officers discover the 53-year-old's body hanging...

1996

January 05 - Yahya Ayyash - thought to be behind a wave of Islamic suicide bombings against Israel - is killed in Gaza by a...

1997

January 09 - Yachtsman Tony Bullimore is found alive five days after his boat capsized in the freezing Southern Ocean, 2200 km off the coast...

1998

January 01 - A new law comes into effect in California, prohibiting people from smoking in bars. 05 - Sonny Bono (of Sonny & Cher fame)...

1999

January 01 - 11 European countries replace their national currencies with the newly created 'Euro', a single European currency. Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Belgium,...

The 1990s

The recession of 1990, after the boom of the 1980s, provided a rather inauspicious beginning to the new decade. By the end of the...

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