Super Bowl XXX

Bay Area Firsts

  • Stanford Ph.D. students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin create a search engine with the name of google.stanford.edu, which later becomes Google Inc.
  • The San Jose Lasers of the American Basketball League open up play at the San Jose State Event Center. The team would play two-and-a-half seasons before folding along with the rest of the league in 1998.

Bay Area in the News

  • Willie Brown is sworn in as the 41st mayor of San Francisco.
  • San Francisco journalist Herb Caen wins the Pulitzer Prize Award for his “continuing contribution as a voice and a conscience of his city.”