ESPN.com

Top five athletes
1. Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers: 3,521 yards, 70.1%, 26 TD, 8 INTs, Super Bowl MVP.
2. Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls: 32.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists.
3. Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins: 199 points, 85 goals, 114 assists.
4. Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers: 82 catches, 1,483 yards, 18.1 avg, 17 TDs.
5. Kevin Mitchell, San Francisco Giants: 47 HRs, 125 RBI, .634 slugging, NL MVP.

Top five teams
1. Detroit Pistons (63-19). Knocked off MJ in East finals and then swept Lakers for title.
2. Oakland A's (99-63). The Bash Brothers were a big hit.
3. Calgary Flames (117 points). Beat 115-point Canadiens to win Stanley Cup.
4. Michigan basketball (30-7). Won 80-79 OT thriller over Seton Hall for NCAA title.
5. San Francisco 49ers (10-6). Montana to Taylor for the Super Bowl win.

Sports moves

  • Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic join the NBA as an expansion teams
  • Toronto Blue Jays into Skydome
  • Use of kicking tees for field goals and PATs banned in college football

    Pop culture trivia
    Oscar winner: Driving Miss Daisy Most popular TV show: The Cosby Show

    Top of the Pops: Look Away, Chicago

    Fiction bestseller: "Clear and Present Danger," Tom Clancy

    Nonfiction bestseller: All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things by Robert Fulghum

    Pop culture potpourri: MTV bans Madonna's "Like A Prayer" video; the Berlin Wall comes down; Salman Rushdie publishes "The Satanic Verses," gets death threats after Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini issues a fatwa, goes into hiding; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are huge hit; GPS is launched.








  • Best of 1980

    Best of 1981

    Best of 1982

    Best of 1983

    Best of 1984

    Best of 1985

    Best of 1986

    Best of 1987

    Best of 1988

    Best of 1990

    Best of 1991

    Best of 1992

    Best of 1993

    Best of 1994

    Best of 1995

    Best of 1996

    Best of 1997

    Best of 1998

    Best of 1999

    Best of 2000

    Best of 2001

    Best of 2002

    Best of 2003