What do Toy Story, Carlos Santana, cloned sheep, jazz and Tiger Woods have in common? All broke new ground during the 1990s, a decade full of major technological advances, exciting milestones for women and minority leaders in their fields…and coffee-flavored Pepsi, which was just plain gross.
From joyful moments (the first recorded birth of a surviving set of septuplets) to sobering events (the Oklahoma City bombings), the ’90s were a decade of firsts, a turbulent stretch of time marked by many triumphs. Check out our gallery of famous firsts in no particular order, and let us know what we missed in the comments section.
Want more ’90s? Don’t miss National Geographic Channel’s three-night special event The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? starting Sunday, July 6, at 9P.