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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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The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

Country: United States of America

The Shop Around the Corner

The Shop Around the Corner

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

Country: United States of America

La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

Country: United States of America

Diabolique

Diabolique

Directed by: Henri-Georges Clouzot

Starring: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Country: United States of America

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1990?
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Liar'S Poker by Michael Lewis

Liar'S Poker

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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he

The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Ultimatum

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER At a small-town carnival, two men, each mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre killing.

The Burden of Proof by Scott Turow

The Burden of Proof

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Turow's acclaimed second novel, which topped international bestseller lists, is now available in trade paperback. Sandy Stern, the brilliant defense attorney from Presumed Innocent, faces an event so emotionally shattering that no part of his life is left untouched.

Who Needs God by Harold Kushner

Who Needs God

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If you have lost faith or have never known it, or if you have ever wondered "What can religion offer?" here are wise and thoughtful answers.

Jimmy Stewart And His Poems by Jimmy Stewart

Jimmy Stewart And His Poems

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"I'm sure I never said to myself: 'Now, Jim--why don't you sit down and write a poem.' It's still a mystery to me, but I think probably it's something that happened