Super Bowl XXVIII

Bay Area Beginnings

  • Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web (which is later renamed to Yahoo!) is launched by Stanford graduate students in Sunnyvale.
  • Oakland native Michael Franti forms Michael Franti and Spearhead, and the new band release their first album Home.
  • Rock band Smash Mouth forms in San Jose.

Bay Area Sports

  • Major League Soccer expands to San Jose with the development of the San Jose Clash. They later change their name to the Earthquakes in 1999.
  • Cal-Berkeley basketball standout and San Francisco native Jason Kidd is drafted second overall in the NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks.