A young Sean 'Puffy' Combs masterminds new group, Jodeci, who go on to become part of RnB infamy.
2. Miles Davis
Jazz trumpeter, Miles Davis, dies of pneumonia at age 65.
3. Boyz N The Hood
Boyz N The Hood is released and director John Singleton is nominated for an Oscar and Ice Cube's portrayal of Dough Boy launches his acting career.
4. Whoopi Goldberg
5. Magic Johnson
6. Rodney King
Videotape of the save beating of Rodney King by LAPD officer triggers nationwide outrage.
7. Walter Massey
Physicist Walter Massey becomes the first African-American director of the National Science Foundation.
8. Operation Desert Storm
African-Americans make up nearly 25 percent of troops engaged in Operation Desert Storm, the US war in Iraq.
9. Clarence Thomas
Thomas is nominated to the Supreme Court to replace retired Justice Thurgood Marshall.
A young Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs masterminds new group, Jodeci, who go on to become part of RnB infamy.