4. New cars went for an average of $10,400.
5. Gas was 91¢ per gallon.
6. CDs outsold vinyl records for the first time.
7. A movie ticket was $3.50.
9. McDonald’s opened its 10,000th restaurant. There are now about 35,000.
11. The San Francisco 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII.
12. The Lakers won the NBA Finals under head coach Pat Riley.
14. The Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup.
15. The St. Louis Cardinals moved to Phoenix, Ariz.
17. George H.W. Bush won the presidential election.
18. Sonny Bono became mayor of Palm Springs.
20. Calvin Klein was all the rage.
21. Starter jackets defined the era.
26. A Toshiba laptop was $4,098.
27. Prozac was introduced to the U.S. market.
31. Kevin Durant was born.
35. As were Heathers, Die Hard, and Rain Man.
38. Toni Morrison won a Pulitzer for Beloved.
40. “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley topped the charts.