April 1990 calendar

April 1990

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1990.
The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1990: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1990?


  • 01 Apr 1990 Jack Nicklaus wins 1st start on Senior PGA tour
  • 04 Apr 1990 Marshall Chronicles premieres on ABC-TV
  • 05 Apr 1990 Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity
  • 06 Apr 1990 Robert Mapplethorpe's quotThe Perfect Momentquot show of nude and homoerotic photographs opens at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, in spite of accusations of indecency by Citizens for Community Values.
  • 07 Apr 1990 Farm Aid IV concert
  • 08 Apr 1990 Aspects of Love opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 377 performances
  • 09 Apr 1990 Capital News starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV
  • 10 Apr 1990 CUNY/Lehman College, Bronx, opens a branch campus in Hiroshma, Japan.
  • 11 Apr 1990 New York Rangers beat the New York Islanders 6-1, Rangers lead 3-1 in preliminary
  • 12 Apr 1990 James Brown moves to a work-release center after serving 15 months
  • 13 Apr 1990 New York Rangers beat the New York Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1
  • 15 Apr 1990 In Living Color premieres on FOX-TV
  • 16 Apr 1990 Piano Lesson opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • 17 Apr 1990 Reverend Ralph David Abernathy, American civil rights activist, dies at 64 (born 1926).
  • 18 Apr 1990 Birmingham Fire issued an original franchise in the WLAF.
  • 19 Apr 1990 Contra guerrillas, leftist Sandinistas and incoming government agree to truce in Nicaragua's civil war.
  • 20 Apr 1990 Pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income.
  • 21 Apr 1990 Cartoon All Stars to Rescue shown on all 4 TV networks
  • 22 Apr 1990 Truly Blessed opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • 23 Apr 1990 11th Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • 24 Apr 1990 US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) launches into orbit
  • 25 Apr 1990 Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery.
  • 26 Apr 1990 Accomplice opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 27 Apr 1990 50th annual barbershop quartet singing convention held (Michigan).
  • 28 Apr 1990 Chorus Line closes at Shubert Theater in New York City after 6,137 performances (15 years).
  • 29 Apr 1990 Change in the Heir opens at Edison Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 30 Apr 1990 As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score
  • 04 Apr 1990 The current flag of Hong Kong is adopted for post-colonial Hong Kong during the Third Session of the Seventh National People's Congress.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1990?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Black Velvetyoutube
  2. - Love Will Lead You Backyoutube
  3. - I'll Be Your Everythingyoutube
  4. - Nothing Compares 2 Uyoutube
  5. - Don't Wanna Fall In Love

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Vogueyoutube
  2. - Black Velvetyoutube
  3. - The Power
  4. - Kingston Town
  5. - Opposites Attract


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1990?

In The Arena by Richard Nixon

In The Arena


Richard Nixon, former President of the United States, candidly discusses his career and talks about topics such as the U.S.S.R. Gorbachev's secrecy and Watergate.

Counterattack by W. E. B. Griffin



W.E.B. Griffin is the bestselling author who captures war's drama so beautifully. Griffin. The Corps is Griffin's multi-volume portrait the Marine Corps and the brave Marine Corps soldiers and women who fought.

Cold Harbour by Jack Higgins

Cold Harbour


Craig Osbourne, an OSS agent, floated helplessly in Brittany's sea, his plane being shot down by a German boat. He knew his war and his future.

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten


Robert Fulghum published a simple credo twenty-five years ago. It became the #1 New York Times bestseller, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten.

Deep Cover by Michael Levine

Deep Cover


Deep Cover is a New York Times bestseller that focuses on the first-hand story of how the CIA and Justice Departments teamed together to stop a DEA undercover sting operation.