February 1990 calendar

February 1990

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1990?


  • 01 Feb 1990 Nintendo ships the Super Mario Bros. 3 video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System in the US.
  • 02 Feb 1990 Marina Ogilvy (daughter of Engl Princess Alexandra) weds Paul Mowatt
  • 03 Feb 1990 New York Mets' Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for alcohol rehabilitation.
  • 04 Feb 1990 Lyudmila Narozhi-Lenko runs world record 60 metre hurdles indoor (7.69).
  • 05 Feb 1990 Notre Dame becomes first team to sell its game to a major network (NBC).
  • 06 Feb 1990 Brett Hull becomes first son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50.
  • 07 Feb 1990 Lisa Leslie of Morningside HS in Inglewood California scores 101 in 1st half, South Torrance HS decides not to play 2nd half and loses 102-24
  • 08 Feb 1990 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
  • 09 Feb 1990 Bradys return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV
  • 10 Feb 1990 6th Largest wrestling crowd
  • 11 Feb 1990 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge.
  • 12 Feb 1990 Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
  • 13 Feb 1990 US, England, France and England give Germany OK to reunify
  • 14 Feb 1990 Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system
  • 15 Feb 1990 Baseball owners lock out players
  • 16 Feb 1990 Keith Haring, American artist/cartoonist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDS at age 31 (born 1954).
  • 18 Feb 1990 Jane Crafter wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament.
  • 19 Feb 1990 Police kill eight demonstrators for multi-party system in Nepal.
  • 21 Feb 1990 32nd Grammy Awards: "Wind Beneath My Wings", Nick of Time win.
  • 24 Feb 1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open.
  • 25 Feb 1990 Nicaraguans votes out Sandinistas
  • 26 Feb 1990 USSR agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czechoslovakia by July, 1991.
  • 27 Feb 1990 Exxon Corp and Exxon Shipping are indicted on five criminal counts for the grounding and oil spill of the Exxon Valdez.
  • 28 Feb 1990 US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit
  • 02 Feb 1990 Apartheid: F. W. de Klerk announces the unbanning of the African National Congress and promises to release Nelson Mandela.
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Music charts

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

  1. - How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
  2. - Opposites Attract
  3. - Escapadeyoutube
  4. - Two To Make It Right
  5. - Dangerous

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Nothing Compares 2 Uyoutube
  2. - Dub Be Good To Me
  3. - Get Up (Before The Night Is Over)
  4. - The Brits 1990
  5. - How Am I Supposed To Live Without You


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1990?

Hollywood by Gore Vidal



"Wicked and provocative...Vidal's purview of Hollywood in one of its golden ages is fascinating." --Chicago TribuneGore Vidal's brilliant, dazzling novel sweeps us into one the most fascinating times in Hollywood.

What I Saw At The Revolution by Peggy  Noonan

What I Saw At The Revolution


On the hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth comes the twentieth-anniversary edition of Peggy Noonan's critically acclaimed bestseller What I Saw at the Revolution, for which she provides a new Preface

Who Needs God by Harold Kushner

Who Needs God


If you've ever wondered, "What is religion?" if you've lost faith in God or never had it. Here are some wise and thoughtful responses.

White Ninja by Eric V. Lustbader

White Ninja


Tori Nunn, an adventurer, is thrust into a world full of lies and treachery. She has to face her most deadly enemies, which she can only help with her chief rival.

Education Of A Wandering Man by Louis L'Amour

Education Of A Wandering Man


From his fifteen-year-old decision to travel the world and leave school, to his memories of his life as a hobo working on the Southern Pacific Railroad in Texas, to his experiences as a cattle skinner in Texas.