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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1990: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1990?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1990 Soyuz TM-10 launches
  • 02 Aug 1990 Iraq invades and occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia
  • 03 Aug 1990 Little Night Music opens at New York State Theater NYC for 11 performances
  • 04 Aug 1990 European community proposes a boycott of Iraq.
  • 05 Aug 1990 Barb Mucha wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 06 Aug 1990 President Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses Premier Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan
  • 07 Aug 1990 Saudi Arabia allows US troops on their soil to stop an Iraqi invasion.
  • 08 Aug 1990 Iraq annexes Kuwait as its 19th province
  • 10 Aug 1990 American Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus.
  • 11 Aug 1990 Egypt and Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion.
  • 12 Aug 1990 72nd PGA Championship: Wayne Grady shoots a 282 at Shoal Creek Ala
  • 14 Aug 1990 Denver votes for a 1 percent sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise.
  • 15 Aug 1990 51st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player
  • 16 Aug 1990 Iraq orders 4000 Britons and 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq.
  • 17 Aug 1990 Exorcist 3 premieres
  • 18 Aug 1990 B.F. Skinner, American psychologist (Skinner Box), dies from Leukemia at age 86 (born 1904).
  • 19 Aug 1990 Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • 20 Aug 1990 Gene Michael names New York Yankee VP / GM replacing Harding Peterson
  • 21 Aug 1990 Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone send peacekeepers to intervene in the First Liberian Civil War.
  • 22 Aug 1990 US President George Bush calls up military reserves.
  • 23 Aug 1990 US begins call up of 46,000 reservists to the Persian Gulf
  • 24 Aug 1990 3,500 peacekeepers arrive in Liberia
  • 26 Aug 1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic
  • 27 Aug 1990 Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
  • 28 Aug 1990 Stefan Edberg (#1 seeded player) loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov
  • 29 Aug 1990 Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq.
  • 30 Aug 1990 Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr become 1st father and son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in 1st inning
  • 31 Aug 1990 Dennis Eckersley saves his 40th game of the season

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Uncle Buck

Uncle Buck

Release year: 1990

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann

Country: United States of America

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Memphis Belle

Memphis Belle

Release year: 1990

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Starring: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, D.B. Sweeney

Country: United States of America

Flatliners

Flatliners

Release year: 1990

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin

Country: United States of America

After Dark, My Sweet

After Dark, My Sweet

Release year: 1990

Directed by: James Foley

Starring: Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern, Rocky Giordani

Cadence

Cadence

Release year: 1990

Directed by: Martin Sheen

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Jay Brazeau, Matt Clark

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1990?
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Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton by Edward Rice

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton

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Thirty-four illustrative plates in two sections--some are quite unique, with a Tantric initiate; India in Burton's period; Burton in turban and robes; one rare photo taken before the tragic year of

The Politics Of Rich And Poor by Kevin Phillips

The Politics Of Rich And Poor

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The enormous concentration of wealth in the United States during the 1980s--most of it in the hands of the top 1% of the population--will provoke what Phillips calls a watershed change

The Burden Of Proof by Scott Turow

The Burden Of Proof

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Turow's acclaimed second novel, which topped international bestseller lists, is now available in trade paperback. Sandy Stern, the brilliant defense attorney from Presumed Innocent, faces an event so emotionally shattering that

Hammerheads by Dale Brown

Hammerheads

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Bestselling author Dale Brown tackles the controversial subject on America's drug war. The U.S. government has created an all-new drug-defense agency--Hammerheades--that will never make the war against drugs the same.

Stardust by Robert B. Parker

Stardust

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Spenser's never had a client like Jill Joyce, the star of TV's Fifty Minutes. She's beautiful, bitchy, sexy--and someone is stalking her.