March 1990 calendar

March 1990

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1990?


  • 01 Mar 1990 Benin nullifies its constitution.
  • 02 Mar 1990 Greyhound Bus workers go on strike.
  • 03 Mar 1990 Carole Gist, 20, (Michigan 1st black), crowned 39th Miss USA
  • 04 Mar 1990 20th Easter Seal Telethon
  • 05 Mar 1990 Gloria Carter Spann, President Carter's sister, dies at age 63 from cancer.
  • 06 Mar 1990 American SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08:17.
  • 07 Mar 1990 Three passengers killed and 162 injured as subway train derails in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • 08 Mar 1990 New York City's Zodiac killer shoots first victim, Mario Orosco.
  • 09 Mar 1990 Dr Antonia Novello sworn-in as 1st hispanic / female US surgeon general
  • 10 Mar 1990 4th American Comedy Awards: When Harry Met Sally.
  • 11 Mar 1990 Maggie Will wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International.
  • 12 Mar 1990 Cold War: Soviet soldiers begin leaving Hungary under terms of an agreement to withdraw all Soviet troops by June 1.
  • 13 Mar 1990 Nicholoas Braithwaite elected premier of Grenada.
  • 14 Mar 1990 Mikhail S Gorbachev becomes President of the Soviet Congress
  • 15 Mar 1990 Tom Harmon, NFL tail back (Heisman Trophy), dies in Los Angeles at age 70.
  • 17 Mar 1990 PBA National Championship Won by Jim Pencak.
  • 18 Mar 1990 1st free elections in East Germany, Conservatives beat Communists
  • 19 Mar 1990 The ethnic clashes of Târgu Mureș begin four days after the anniversary of the Revolutions of 1848 in the Austrian Empire.
  • 20 Mar 1990 Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident
  • 21 Mar 1990 Normal Life starring Moon Unit and Dweezil Zappa premieres on CBS-TV
  • 22 Mar 1990 Grapes of Wrath opens at Cort Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • 23 Mar 1990 Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound and pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill.
  • 24 Mar 1990 Tom Hunter swims world record 50-metre freestyle (21.81 seconds).
  • 25 Mar 1990 Lettice & Lovage opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 284 performances
  • 26 Mar 1990 62nd Academy Awards: Driving Miss Daisy, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win.
  • 27 Mar 1990 Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur, India; 21 die.
  • 28 Mar 1990 United States President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • 29 Mar 1990 New York City's Zodiac killer shoots second victim, Germaine Montenesdro.
  • 30 Mar 1990 Jack Nicklaus makes his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament.
  • 31 Mar 1990 Carol & Company starring Carol Burnette premieres on NBC-TV
  • 04 Mar 1990 American basketball player Hank Gathers dies after collapsing during the semifinals of a West Coast Conference tournament game.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Escapadeyoutube
  2. - Black Velvetyoutube
  3. - Dangerous
  4. - Love Will Lead You Backyoutube
  5. - Opposites Attract

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Dub Be Good To Me
  2. - Vogueyoutube
  3. - The Brits 1990
  4. - Black Velvetyoutube
  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 March 1990?

Caribbean by James A. Michener



James A. Michener, an internationally acclaimed author, takes readers to the Caribbean to tell the story of the enchanting and turbulent history of this string of islands.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!


Dr. Seuss's brilliantly wise Oh, The Places You'll go! This is the perfect way to send off grads from high school, college and nursery school. Dr.

The Great And Secret Show by Clive Barker

The Great And Secret Show


Two great armies are building in Palomo Grove; they are based on the hearts and souls Americans.

Means Of Ascent by Robert A. Caro

Means Of Ascent


Robert A. Caro continues to live the life of Lyndon Johnson. It began with The Path to Power, which was also a National Book Critics Circle Award winner.

The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Ultimatum


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Two men witness a strange killing at a small-town carnival. They are each summoned by telegram.