Five of the victorious PSV Eindhoven team went on to win the UEFA European Championship with the Netherlands, also in West Germany.
• Marco van Basten's iconic volley helps the Netherlands to secure a 2-0 victory against the Soviet Union in the UEFA European Championship final.
• The Soviet Union tops both medal tables in their last summer and winter Olympic appearances.
• George Bush becomes the first sitting vice-president to win a United States presidential election since 1836.
• Celine Dion, who has since sold around 200 million albums worldwide, wins the Eurovision Song Contest, representing Switzerland.