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Decades

1990 - 1999 (11 articles)

Nirvana Comes to KU

October 17, 1991

Grunge rock group Nirvana appears in the Kansas Union Ballroom to promote the group's best-selling album "Nevermind", released just 20 days earlier. By January the album had reached number one on the Billboard charts, eventually selling over 30 million copies worldwide.

March Sadness

March 21, 1997

In one of the most painful losses KU basketball fans have endured, Arizona upsets the No. 1 ranked Jayhawks in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.

All That Jazz

November 23, 1999

Richard “Dick” Wright, a music professor at KU, KANU radio personality and one of the two founders of KU’s Archive of Recorded Sound, passes away.

Keeping Beauty

August 5, 1997

KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway adds the final touches to the University’s campus plan.

Jayhawk Jubilee

September 12, 1996

A parade is held in honor of Harold “Hal” Sandy, creator of the smiling Jayhawk, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of his version of the Jayhawk, which has served as the University’s mascot since 1946.

Spooner Or Later

October 29, 1994

Spooner Hall, the oldest continuously used academic building on the campus of the University of Kansas, marks its one-hundredth anniversary.

Budig At The Bat

August 1, 1994

Team owners of Major League Baseball announce that they have chosen KU Chancellor Gene A. Budig to become the seventh president of the American League.

Fahrenheit 53,000

June 15, 1991

Lightning strikes Hoch Auditorium, causing a fire that reduces the 64-year-old campus landmark to ruins in less than four hours.