April 30 - After an eight year run the last episode of The Cosby Show airs. One of the show's time-slot rivals, Fox's The Simpsons, pays tribute to it with a brief animated segment.
May 9 - The popular NBC sitcom The Golden Girls airs its final episode.
May 22 - After 30 years, 66 year old Johnny Carson hosts the Tonight Show for the last time.
June 3 - U.S. Presidential Candidate Bill Clinton appears on The Arsenio Hall Show. Clinton even plays the saxophone with the live band.
After 30 years on the air, Johnny Carson announces his retirement. David Letterman, who had been promised The Tonight Show by NBC upon Carson's retirement years earlier leaves moves to CBS when the network gives the show to frequent guest host Jay Leno.
In Belize, Channel 5 begins the nation's first daily news broadcast
In Latin America, Sabado Gigante turns 30 years old, with a new show every week. The Guinness Book of Records recognized it as the longest continuously running television show in history.
Texas billionaire Ross Perot buys blocks of U.S. television time for his Presidential campaign
Barney & Friends, a children's educational television show starring a giant purple dinosaur, premieres
The Larry Sanders Show premieres on cable television (1992-1998)
The Real World premieres on MTV (1992-present). The show is one of the first popular "reality television" series.
Mad About You premieres on NBC (1992-1999).
Absolutely Fabulous premieres on BBC.
Sailor Moon premieres on TV Asahi in Japan.
Popular Television Shows
All My Children (1970-present)
Full House (1987-1995)
General Hospital (1963-present)
Home Improvement (1991-1999)
Inspector Morse (1987-2000)
Late Night with David Letterman (1982-1993)
Law & Order (1990-present)
Married with Children (1987-1997)
One Foot in the Grave (1990-2000)
Saturday Night Live (1975-present)
Sesame Street (1969-present)
The Simpsons (1989-present)
The Tonight Show (1954-present)
Wheel of Fortune (1975-present)
Ending this year
The Cosby Show (1984-1992)
The Golden Girls (1985-1992)
Growing Pains (1985-1992)
Night Court (1984-1992)
Who's the Boss (1984-1992)
June 14 - Dyral Sabara, actor
January 26 - José Ferrer, actor
December - Pierre Culliford, a.k.a. "Peyo". Belgian Creator of Smurfs
Robert Reed, The Brady Bunch