October 1990 calendar

October 1990

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1990?


  • 01 Oct 1990 10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda
  • 02 Oct 1990 Michael Feinstein in Concert - opens at Golden NYC for 30 performances
  • 03 Oct 1990 East Germany and West Germany merge to become Germany
  • 04 Oct 1990 Stand Up Tragedy opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 05 Oct 1990 Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obscenity (Mapplethorpe photos).
  • 06 Oct 1990 Spacecraft Ulysses launched towards pole of Sun
  • 07 Oct 1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic
  • 08 Oct 1990 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
  • 09 Oct 1990 David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • 10 Oct 1990 Oakland Athletics sweep Red Sox in 4 games to win ALCS
  • 11 Oct 1990 Miser opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 93 performances
  • 13 Oct 1990 Target Center in Minneapolis opens
  • 14 Oct 1990 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship
  • 15 Oct 1990 Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • 16 Oct 1990 Stand Up Tragedy closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • 17 Oct 1990 Jackie Mason - Brand New opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 performances
  • 18 Oct 1990 Once on this Island opens at Booth Theater NYC for 469 performances
  • 19 Oct 1990 HCA, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, forms in Prague
  • 20 Oct 1990 3 members of 2 Live Crew acquitted on obsenity charges in Florida
  • 21 Oct 1990 Esther Canseco calls Oakland Athletics manager Tony La Russa a punk for not starting husband Jose in the World Series
  • 23 Oct 1990 Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages.
  • 24 Oct 1990 Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian ''stay-behind'' clandestine paramilitary NATO army.
  • 25 Oct 1990 New York Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991).
  • 26 Oct 1990 William Anthony Odom, North Carolina 15-year-old, accidentally hangs himself staging a gallows scene at a Halloween party.
  • 27 Oct 1990 Michael Feinstein in Concert closes at Golden NYC after 30 performances
  • 29 Oct 1990 30 die in a (5.7) earthquake in Algeria
  • 30 Oct 1990 England-France complete Chunnel
  • 31 Oct 1990 Pakistan make 3-0 drubbing of New Zealand, Waqar Younis 29 series wkts
  • 03 Oct 1990 The German Democratic Republic is abolished and becomes part of the Federal Republic of Germany; the event is afterwards celebrated as German Unity Day.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Close To You
  2. - Praying For Time
  3. - I Don't Have The Heart
  4. - Black Catyoutube
  5. - (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Show Me Heaven
  2. - A Little Time
  3. - Blue Velvet
  4. - The Anniversary Waltz - Part One
  5. - I've Been Thinking About Youyoutube


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1990?

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.

Buffalo Girls by Larry McMurtry

Buffalo Girls


Martha Jane, better known as Calamity, writes to her daughter in East.

Surrender The Pink by Carrie Fisher

Surrender The Pink


Dinah Kaufman is a scriptwriter for a living. Her life is filled with bad lines. Men are especially vulnerable. They all lose.

By Way Of Deception by Victor Ostrovsky and Claire Hoy

By Way Of Deception


The #1 New York Times bestseller about the Israeli foreign intelligence agency The Mossad tried ban. This is the true story about a Mossad officer.

Every Spy A Prince by Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman

Every Spy A Prince


This is the first balanced and comprehensive account of the most controversial and well-known spy agency in the world. It takes readers through the complicated web of politics, personal ambition and that led to.