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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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Memento

Memento

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Country: United States of America

Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States of America

Rashomon

Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

Sholay

Sholay

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1990?
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The Women In His Life by Barbara Taylor Bradford

The Women In His Life

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Billionaire tycoon and corporate robber baron Maximillian West is a man surrounded by myth. Blessed with devastating charm and charisma, he strikes fear into the heart of business leaders—and no woman

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly …

It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum

It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It

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In his first phenomenal best-seller, EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN, Robert Fulghum reminded readers everywhere of some plain and still-true truths.

Mountain Laurel by Jude Deveraux

Mountain Laurel

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Captain Ring Montgomery was handsome, a skilled rider, a crack shot, popular with the men "and" their ladies. That was reason enough for a jealous, surly colonel to saddle Montgomery with

Tom Landry by Tom Landry with Gregg Lewis

Tom Landry

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Tom Landry: An Autobiography. Hardcover. Published 1990.