1990 was a special year for the Lincoln Town car with a complete redesign. Ford outdid themselves and received Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year” award. The car was developed in just 41 months, the shortest time period of any modern Ford product. Improvements included overall softer shaping, flush-fit glass, low-drag external mirrors, concealed drip rails, and vastly improved door and window seals. The car was made taller, and wider, and included “air spring suspension”.
Riding back to this year, James “Buster” Douglas knocks out Mike Tyson to win the World Heavyweight boxing crown. The Pale Blue Dot picture of earth from Voyager 1 is sent back and showcased to the public.
The largest art theft ever occurs – twelve paintings, collectively worth $100-$300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. To this day, the paintings have not been recovered. Biggest hit singles: Vanilla Ice, Ice Ice Baby, and Mc Hammer, U Can’t Touch This, Madonna, Vogue.