August 1990 calendar

August 1990

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1990?


  • 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
  • 02 Aug 1990 Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Vision Of Love
  2. - If Wishes Came Trueyoutube
  3. - Cradle Of Love
  4. - The Power
  5. - Come Back To Me

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Turtle Power
  2. - The Joker
  3. - Tom's Diner
  4. - Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
  5. - Groove Is In The Heart / What Is Love


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1990?

A Natural History Of The Senses by Diane Ackerman

A Natural History Of The Senses


Diane Ackerman's grand tour of the world of senses, written in a beautiful style, includes conversations with an Antarctic iceberg and a New York professional nose. There are also dissertations on kisses

Every Spy A Prince by Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman

Every Spy A Prince


This is the first balanced and comprehensive account of the most controversial and well-known spy agency in the world. It takes readers through the complicated web of politics, personal ambition and that led to.

Hammerheads by Dale Brown



Dale Brown, a best-selling author, tackles the controversial topic of 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.

Dragon by Clive Cussler




Message From Nam by Danielle Steel

Message From Nam


Paxton Andrews, a journalist, would travel to Vietnam. For her high school graduation in Savannah, we follow her to Berkeley College and to Saigon to work.