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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1990?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1990 New York City MTA stops token redemption at subway stations
  • 02 Jan 1990 Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)
  • 03 Jan 1990 Former leader of Panama Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces.
  • 04 Jan 1990 Two trains collide in Sangi, Pakistan, killing between 200 and 300 people and injuring an estimated 700 others.
  • 05 Jan 1990 J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of Canadian Football League.
  • 06 Jan 1990 New York Lotto pays US$35 million to one winner (numbers are 18-25-26-32-42-44).
  • 07 Jan 1990 Tower Of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far
  • 09 Jan 1990 64th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit
  • 10 Jan 1990 Les Miserables, opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore
  • 11 Jan 1990 Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84
  • 12 Jan 1990 Civil Rights activist Reverand Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
  • 13 Jan 1990 1st elected US black Governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)
  • 14 Jan 1990 Simpsons premiered on Fox-TV
  • 15 Jan 1990 6th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Knots Landing wins
  • 17 Jan 1990 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
  • 18 Jan 1990 Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.
  • 19 Jan 1990 Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, versus Australia at Adelaide.
  • 20 Jan 1990 47th Golden Globes: Born on Fourth of July, Driving Miss Daisy win.
  • 21 Jan 1990 Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director.
  • 22 Jan 1990 17th American Music Awards: Milli Vanilli.
  • 23 Jan 1990 Allen Larkin Collins, guitarist, dies of pneumonia at age 37. Collins was one of the founding members and guitarists of Southern US rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
  • 24 Jan 1990 Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon.
  • 25 Jan 1990 Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami Florida jail.
  • 26 Jan 1990 Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica and South Atlantic.
  • 28 Jan 1990 Independent on Sunday begins publishing in London
  • 29 Jan 1990 Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill
  • 31 Jan 1990 1st ever all-sports daily National begins publishing

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Tremors

Tremors

Release year: 1990

Directed by: Ron Underwood

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross

Country: United States of America

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Grand Slam

Grand Slam

Release year: 1990

Directed by: Giuliano Montaldo

Starring: Janet Leigh, Robert Hoffmann, Klaus Kinski, Riccardo Cucciolla

Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs

Release year: 1990

Directed by: Mike Figgis

Starring: Richard Gere, Andy Garcia, Nancy Travis, Laurie Metcalf

Country: United States of America

Stella

Stella

Release year: 1990

Directed by: John Erman

Starring: Bette Midler, John Goodman, Trini Alvarado, Stephen Collins

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1990?
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Wonderful Life by Stephen Jay Gould

Wonderful Life

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"[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club

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Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories.

The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base

The Eleventh Hour

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When Horace the elephant turns eleven, he celebrates in style by inviting his exotic friends to a splendid costume party. But a mystery is afoot, for in the midst of the

Spy Line by Len Deighton

Spy Line

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The long-awaited reissue of the second part of the classic spy trilogy, HOOK, LINE and SINKER, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.Berlin-Kreuzberg:

Straight by Dick Francis

Straight

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A jockey becomes the sole inheritor of his late brother's business, horse, mistress, and enemies.