Country musician Mike Reid, a former Cincinnati Bengals All-Pro defensive lineman, is named ASCAP's Songwriter of the Year.
49ers Joe Montana and Dwight Clark backup Huey Lewis and the News on Hip to Be Square single.
The Seattle grunge band Mookie Blaylock changes its name to Pearl Jam.
The Cure's Robert Smith requires promoters of European festivals to schedule his performances so they don't conflict with World Cup matches.
While pitching in a game at the Orioles' fantasy camp in Sarasota, Fla., Joan Jett gets Joe Durham, who had a brief stint with the Baltimore Orioles in the '50s, to pop up.
Rap group Fu Schnickens invites NBA star Shaquille O'Neal to perform with it on The Arsenio Hall Show. He briefly joins the band as rapper Shaq-Fu.
Responding to boos prompted by his painfully off-key rendition of the national anthem before a Chicago Bulls game, track star Carl Lewis stops in mid-song and promises, "I'll make up for it." He doesn't.
Tennis star Gabriela Sabatini sings with Jon Secada on The Arsenio Hall Show.
Shaquille O'Neal releases his debut CD, Shaq Diesel, which goes platinum.
After an argument with her boyfriend, All-Pro NFL receiver Andre Rison, rapper Lisa (Left Eye) Lopes of TLC sets fire to his mansion in suburban Atlanta.