1991

Year in review: The best movies, music, sports teams, toys and more, all from 1991. Enjoy!

MOVIES

  • Best Actor (Academy Awards): Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune)
  • Best Actress (Academy Awards): Kathy Bates (Misery)
  • Best Picture (Academy Awards): Dances With Wolves
  • Highest Grossing: Terminator 2: Judgement Day ($519,843,345)
  • Best Disney Movie: Beauty and the Beast

MUSIC

  • Best Music Video (MTV Music Awards):Losing My Religion” – R.E.M.
  • Best New Artist (Grammy Awards): March Cohn
  • Record of the Year (Grammy Awards): Unforgettable” – Natalie Cole

TELEVISION

  • Most Popular Shows:
    1. 60 Minutes
    2. Roseanne
    3. Murphy Brown
    4. Cheers
    5. Home Improvement
  • Series Debuts:
    • The Adventures of Pete & Pete
    • Æon Flux
    • Doug
    • Home Improvement
    • The Jenny Jones Show
    • The Jerry Springer Show
    • The Montel Williams Show
    • The Ren & Stimpy Show
    • Rugrats
    • Salute Your Shorts
    • Shop ’til You Drop
    • Step by Step
    • What Would You Do
    • Where in the World Is Carmen San Diego

SPORTS

  • MLB
    • Champion: Minnesota Twits
    • AL MVP: Cal Ripkin Jr.
    • NL MVP: Terry Pendleton
  • NBA
    • Champion: Chicago Bulls
    • Season MVP: Michael Jordan
  • NFL
    • Champion: Washington Redskins
    • Season MVP: Thurman Thomas
  • NHL Champion: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Soccer:
    • FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion: United States
  • Tennis:
    • Men’s Grand Slam Champions:
      • Australian Open – Boris Becker
      • French Open – Jim Courier
      • Wimbledon – Michael Stich
      • US Open – Stefan Edberg
    • Women’s Grand Slam Champions:
      • Australian Open – Monica Seles
      • French Open – Monica Seles
      • Wimbledon – Steffi Graf
      • US Open – Monica Seles

INVENTIONS

  • On August 6, 1991, the World Wide Web was invented by British-born Tim Berners-Lee, revolutionizing the dissemination of information.
  • The digital answering machine was invented

FASHION

  • Best Sneaker: Nike Air Jordan 6
  • Fashion Trends: Grunge

FOOD

TOYS

VIDEO GAMES

  • Best Selling: Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Genesis)
  • Best Console: Super Nintendo (SNES) – released August 13, 1991
  • Street Fighter II released for arcades

See the best from 1992