Bay Area Sports
- Following his first-full season as a starter for the San Francisco 49ers, Steve Young is named NFL MVP after leading the league with a 107.0 passer rating and 25 touchdown passes.
- Oakland A’s pitcher Dennis Eckersley is named American League MVP and also wins the American League Cy Young Award, becoming the 9th player to win both awards the same season.
- J. Sharkie becomes the official mascot of the San Jose Sharks.
Bay Area in the News
- After Proposition P passes with 80% of the vote, the San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club opens as the first public medical marijuana dispensary in the country.
- Critical Mass, the mass bicycle ride that takes place in cities around the world, begins in San Francisco.