Defined by pop culture events, such as the Milli Vanilli lip sync scandal and the release of the first "Harry Potter" book, to political events, including the death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., President Bill Clinton's impeachment and the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, a timeline from 1990 to 1999 includes many important events. Notable criminal acts ranged from Jeffrey Dahmer's murder spree to Lorena Bobbitt's infamous revenge on her husband.
In early 1989, popular duo Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan released their first album "Girl You Know It's True" under the band name Milli Vanilli. Less than two years later, their producer announced that the men were lip syncing all their music. Despite receiving awards and having millions of fans, their reputation quickly plummeted and they became known as one of the music industry's biggest hoaxes.
In a 13-year span of time, sex offender and famed serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and molested several of them. In 1992, he was sentenced to 15 consecutive life terms, though fellow inmate Christopher Scarver killed him a mere two years into his prison term.
Released from prison in 1990 after serving 27 years, Nelson Mandela served as head of the movement to end apartheid in South Africa. He retired from politics in 1999 yet remained in actions for peace and social justice until his death in 2013.