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

But much more happened on December 1990: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1990?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1990 New York Knicks' Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte Hornets 113-96.
  • 02 Dec 1990 1st parlimentary election in newly reunified Germany
  • 03 Dec 1990 At Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Northwest Airlines Flight 1482 (a McDonnell Douglas DC-9) collides with Northwest Airlines Flight 299 (a Boeing 727) on the runway, killing 8 passengers and 4 crewmembers on Flight 1482.
  • 04 Dec 1990 Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in New York City, New York.
  • 05 Dec 1990 Blue Jays trade F McGriff and T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar and J Carter
  • 06 Dec 1990 Saddam anounces release of all foreign hostages.
  • 07 Dec 1990 Ted Turner and Jane Fonda announce their engagement
  • 08 Dec 1990 Galileo Earth-1 Flyby.
  • 09 Dec 1990 Houston scores most points against Cleveland, Oilers 58, Browns 14
  • 10 Dec 1990 Space Shuttle STS 35 (Columbia 11) lands
  • 11 Dec 1990 US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) returns from space
  • 12 Dec 1990 US ambassador to Kuwait, Nathaniel Howell, leaves Kuwait.
  • 13 Dec 1990 Peter Pan opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 14 Dec 1990 Right to Die case permits Nancy Cruzan to have her feeding tube removed, she dies 12 days later
  • 15 Dec 1990 Rocker Rod Stewart marries supermodel Rachel Hunter.
  • 16 Dec 1990 KUSW, Salt Lake City Utah, final shortwave radio transmissions
  • 17 Dec 1990 KTBN, Salt Lake City Utah, begins shortwave radio transmissions
  • 18 Dec 1990 NL releases short list of teams for 1993 NL expansion
  • 20 Dec 1990 Pentagon warns Saddam Hussein that US air power is ready to attack on January 15.
  • 22 Dec 1990 Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen.
  • 23 Dec 1990 Lettice & Lovage closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 284 performances
  • 24 Dec 1990 Ramsewak Shankar is ousted as President of Suriname by a military coup .
  • 25 Dec 1990 Godfather III premieres
  • 26 Dec 1990 Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship
  • 28 Dec 1990 Two die in a New York City subway accident.
  • 29 Dec 1990 Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton weds Shannon Kelley.
  • 30 Dec 1990 Miser closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 93 performances
  • 31 Dec 1990 United Somali Congress seizes Presidential Palace.

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Movies

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Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

Release year: 1990

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall

Country: United States of America

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Awakenings

Awakenings

Release year: 1990

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Starring: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson

Country: United States of America

Mermaids

Mermaids

Release year: 1990

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, Michael Schoeffling

Country: United States of America

Alice

Alice

Release year: 1990

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Joe Mantegna, June Squibb

Books

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The Ruby Knight by David Eddings

The Ruby Knight

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Ehlanda, Queen of Elenia, has been poisoned. A deep enchantment sustains her life, but it will end soon. Then Sparhawk, Knight of the Queen's Champion, learns where to get to cure

The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel

The Plains of Passage

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Jean M. Auel’s enthralling Earth’s Children® series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before, Jean M.

Suddenly by George F. Will

Suddenly

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Will compares the success America has had in spreading the democratic/free market message abroad with the difficulties it is experiencing at home.

Four Past Midnight by Stephen King

Four Past Midnight

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The #1 New York Times bestseller—four chilling novellas from Stephen King that will “grab you and not let go” (The Washington Post).One Past Midnight: “The Langoliers” takes a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Boston into a most unfriendly sky.

The Cat And The Curmudgeon by Cleveland Amory

The Cat And The Curmudgeon

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Presents humorous stories relating the true adventures of a white cat called Polar Bear and the ill-tempered old man he owns