Super Bowl XXIII

Bay Area Golden Moments

  • The San Francisco 49ers win their third Super Bowl title after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII. This championship would be coach Bill Walsh’s final in his storied career.
  •  San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Joe Montana is named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year as well as NFL MVP.

Bay Area in the News

  • The magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake strikes the San Francisco-Bay Area and interrupts the World Series Game 3, delaying the series ten days. 17 aftershocks were reported as well as an estimated $5 billion in damages.
  • The Oakland A’s sweep the San Francisco Giants in the “Bay Bridge Series” to capture their ninth World Series Championship. This marked the fourth time these two teams have met in the Fall Classic and the first since they both moved to California.