July 1990 calendar

July 1990

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1990?


  • 01 Jul 1990 11th US Seniors Golf Open: Lee Trevino
  • 02 Jul 1990 Panic in tunnel of Mecca: 1,426 pilgrims trampled to death
  • 03 Jul 1990 Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida
  • 04 Jul 1990 2 Live Crew release Banned in the USA the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner and Gettysburg Address
  • 05 Jul 1990 Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbeldon semi-finals.
  • 06 Jul 1990 After pitching a no-hitter lose, New York Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a complete 12 inn game and loses 2-0
  • 07 Jul 1990 97th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Z Garrison
  • 08 Jul 1990 12:34:56 on 7 / 8 / 90
  • 09 Jul 1990 104th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats B Becker
  • 10 Jul 1990 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 11 Jul 1990 New York City police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts).
  • 12 Jul 1990 Les Miserables, opens at National Theatre, Washington
  • 13 Jul 1990 An earthquake with its epicentre in Afghanistan results in the greatest number of fatalities in a mountaineering accident in High Asian mountains when an avalanche kills 43 climbers in Camp I on Pik Lenina (Lenin Peak).
  • 16 Jul 1990 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines
  • 17 Jul 1990 Minn Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0
  • 19 Jul 1990 Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a New York Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a New York Yankee
  • 20 Jul 1990 Justice William Brennan resigns from the US Supreme Court after 36 years.
  • 21 Jul 1990 Goodwill Games opens in Seattle, Washington.
  • 22 Jul 1990 119th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots 270 at St. Andrews Scotland
  • 23 Jul 1990 Rosie Jones, (St. Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America
  • 24 Jul 1990 Ms. Magazine hits newstands again after an 8 month hiatus
  • 25 Jul 1990 Les Miserables, opens at Princess Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
  • 26 Jul 1990 General Hospital tapes its 7,000th episode
  • 27 Jul 1990 White-Russia declares independence
  • 28 Jul 1990 Blackout hits Chicago
  • 29 Jul 1990 26th Curtis Cup: US wins 14-4
  • 30 Jul 1990 5 Bank of Credit and Commerce members found guilty of money
  • 31 Jul 1990 Bosnia-Hercegovina declares independence
  • 02 Jul 1990 In the 1990 Mecca tunnel tragedy, 1,400 Muslim pilgrims are suffocated to death and trampled upon in a pedestrian tunnel leading to the holy city of Mecca.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Step By Step
  2. - She Ain't Worth It
  3. - It Must Have Been Loveyoutube
  4. - Hold On
  5. - Vision Of Love

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Sacrifice / Healing Hands
  2. - Mona
  3. - Nessun Dorma
  4. - Turtle Power
  5. - Thunderbirds Are Go


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1990?

Disturbing The Peace by Vaclav Havel

Disturbing The Peace


A personal history of Czechoslovakia during communism.

Clear And Present Danger by Tom Clancy

Clear And Present Danger


This book is not autographed! ! This controversial bestseller is by Tom Clancy, the legendary techno-thriller master. Jack Ryan, CIA Deputy Director, joins the war against drugs.

September by Rosamunde Pilcher



You will never forget Rosemunde Pilcher's Scotland...where greenery flourishes, bills are purple and the lochs sparkle with the bright blue sky.

Second Child by John Saul

Second Child


100 years ago, at the August Moon Ball in Secret Cove, Maine, a charming and shy servant girl committed an act of violence.

The Burden Of Proof by Scott Turow

The Burden Of Proof


The highly acclaimed second novel by Turow, which was a bestseller internationally, is now available as a trade paperback. Sandy Stern, the brilliant defense lawyer from Presumed Innocent is confronted with an emotionally devastating event.