1990

The children born in this year and subsequent are the millennials of today. The heavy metal band Judas Priest was involved in a multimillion-dollar suit after a boy committed suicide after listening to their song “Better by you Better than Me.” Metallica won their first Grammy award for the Best Metal Performance for their song “One.”

1990

Ghost a movie starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg was the highest-grossing film at the box office.

Three days before Valentine’s Day, Nelson Mandela walked free out of prison. A court sentenced him to 27 years in prison with hard labor in 1964. Mandela served the first 18 years in a prison on Robben Island in a cell that had neither a bed nor plumbing. He would send and receive a letter once every six months with one 30-minute visitation per year as per to the restrictions of the sentencing. F. W. de Klerk became South Africa’s president in 1989 and set about abolishing apartheid and top on his agenda were the freedom of Mandela. Mandela and de Klerk won the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in ending apartheid.

Hardly a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germans from the East and West came together for Unity Day on October 3, 1990. A divided Germany was the playing ground of the cold war. The unification of the country was a significant indication that the cold war was ending.

On July 2, a stampede left over 1,400 dead at a pedestrian tunnel in Mecca. The stampede involved Muslim pilgrims in the annual Hajj pilgrimage. This was another of tragedies that have happened at the pilgrimage. The cause of the incident points at law enforcement lacking proper organizational plans and the massive number of people that turned up.

As at 1990, technology advancement was becoming common and more people had color televisions in their homes. It is the same year that Satoshi Tajiri began creating the world-famous Pokémon game.

Discover how the world looked like in 1990

Oscar

Oscar Winners

All Academy Awards Prize winners of the 63rd edition of the Oscar ceremony


Best picture

Dances With Wolves

Dances With Wolves

Dances With Wolves

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Best director

Kevin Costner

Dances With Wolves

Dances With Wolves

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Best actor

Jeremy Irons

Reversal of Fortune

Reversal of Fortune

Directed by: Barbet Schroeder

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra

Best actress

Kathy Bates

Misery

Misery

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actor

Joe Pesci

Goodfellas

Goodfellas

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actress

Whoopi Goldberg

Ghost

Ghost

Directed by: Jerry Zucker

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1990 ?
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The Burden Of Proof by Scott Turow

The Burden Of Proof

By:

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

Liar'S Poker by Michael Lewis

Liar'S Poker

By:

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 Stand by Stephen King

The Stand

By:

Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published. A

It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum

It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It

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In his first phenomenal best-seller, EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN, Robert Fulghum reminded readers everywhere of some plain and still-true truths.

September by Rosamunde Pilcher

September

By:

A place you will never forgetRosamunde Pilcher's Scotland...where the fields flourish with greenery, the bills bloom with purple, and the lochs glitter with the bright blue of the sky.A

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

All Nobel Prize winners of 1990


Peace Prize

  • Mikhail Gorbachev

Literature

  • Octavio Paz

Physics

  • Jerome Isaac Friedman
  • Henry Way Kendall
  • Richard E. Taylor

Economic Sciences

  • Harry Markowitz
  • Merton Miller
  • William F. Sharpe

Chemistry

  • Elias James Corey

Physiology or Medicine

  • Joseph Murray
  • E. Donnall Thomas

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Goodfellas

Goodfellas

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Country: United States of America

Rear Window

Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States of America

Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Country: United States of America

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall

Country: United States of America

Miller's Crossing

Miller's Crossing

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Marcia Gay Harden

Country: United States of America

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1990 in the USA ?

world population

World Population

Demographic statistics of the year 1990


Population statistics

  • Total population: 5.3 billion (5,327,231,061 to be precise!)
  • Urban population: 2.3 billion, that is 43.0% of the total population of 1990 lives in cities
  • Yearly change: +89.6 million, corresponding to a percentage increase of +1.71%
  • Average density: 36.0 persons per km2
history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1990?


Events

  • 01 Jan New York City MTA stops token redemption at subway stations
  • 02 Jan Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)
  • 03 Jan Former leader of Panama Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces.
  • 04 Jan Two trains collide in Sangi, Pakistan, killing between 200 and 300 people and injuring an estimated 700 others.
  • 05 Jan J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of Canadian Football League.
  • 06 Jan New York Lotto pays US$35 million to one winner (numbers are 18-25-26-32-42-44).
  • 07 Jan Tower Of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far
  • 09 Jan 64th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit
  • 10 Jan Les Miserables, opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore
  • 11 Jan Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84
  • 12 Jan Civil Rights activist Reverand Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
  • 13 Jan 1st elected US black Governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)
  • 14 Jan Simpsons premiered on Fox-TV
  • 15 Jan 6th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Knots Landing wins
  • 17 Jan 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
  • 18 Jan Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.
  • 19 Jan Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, versus Australia at Adelaide.
  • 20 Jan 47th Golden Globes: Born on Fourth of July, Driving Miss Daisy win.
  • 21 Jan Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director.
  • 22 Jan 17th American Music Awards: Milli Vanilli.
  • 23 Jan 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 Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon.
  • 25 Jan Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami Florida jail.
  • 26 Jan Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica and South Atlantic.
  • 28 Jan Independent on Sunday begins publishing in London
  • 29 Jan Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill
  • 31 Jan 1st ever all-sports daily National begins publishing
  • 01 Feb Nintendo ships the Super Mario Bros. 3 video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System in the US.
  • 02 Feb Marina Ogilvy (daughter of Engl Princess Alexandra) weds Paul Mowatt
  • 03 Feb New York Mets' Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for alcohol rehabilitation.
  • 04 Feb Lyudmila Narozhi-Lenko runs world record 60 metre hurdles indoor (7.69).
  • 05 Feb Notre Dame becomes first team to sell its game to a major network (NBC).
  • 06 Feb Brett Hull becomes first son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50.
  • 07 Feb Lisa Leslie of Morningside HS in Inglewood California scores 101 in 1st half, South Torrance HS decides not to play 2nd half and loses 102-24
  • 08 Feb 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
  • 09 Feb Bradys return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV
  • 10 Feb 6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900 - Tokyo Dome)
  • 11 Feb US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge.
  • 12 Feb Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
  • 13 Feb US, England, France and England give Germany OK to reunify
  • 14 Feb Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system
  • 15 Feb Baseball owners lock out players
  • 16 Feb Keith Haring, American artist/cartoonist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDS at age 31 (born 1954).
  • 18 Feb Jane Crafter wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament.
  • 19 Feb Police kill eight demonstrators for multi-party system in Nepal.
  • 21 Feb 32nd Grammy Awards: "Wind Beneath My Wings", Nick of Time win.
  • 24 Feb Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open.
  • 25 Feb Nicaraguans votes out Sandinistas
  • 26 Feb USSR agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czechoslovakia by July, 1991.
  • 27 Feb Exxon Corp and Exxon Shipping are indicted on five criminal counts for the grounding and oil spill of the Exxon Valdez.
  • 28 Feb US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit
  • 01 Mar Benin nullifies its constitution.
  • 02 Mar Greyhound Bus workers go on strike.
  • 03 Mar Carole Gist, 20, (Michigan 1st black), crowned 39th Miss USA
  • 04 Mar 20th Easter Seal Telethon
  • 05 Mar Gloria Carter Spann, President Carter's sister, dies at age 63 from cancer.
  • 06 Mar American SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08:17.
  • 07 Mar Three passengers killed and 162 injured as subway train derails in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • 08 Mar New York City's Zodiac killer shoots first victim, Mario Orosco.
  • 09 Mar Dr Antonia Novello sworn-in as 1st hispanic / female US surgeon general
  • 10 Mar 4th American Comedy Awards: When Harry Met Sally.
  • 11 Mar Maggie Will wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International.
  • 12 Mar Cold War: Soviet soldiers begin leaving Hungary under terms of an agreement to withdraw all Soviet troops by June 1.
  • 13 Mar Nicholoas Braithwaite elected premier of Grenada.
  • 14 Mar Mikhail S Gorbachev becomes President of the Soviet Congress
  • 15 Mar Tom Harmon, NFL tail back (Heisman Trophy), dies in Los Angeles at age 70.
  • 17 Mar PBA National Championship Won by Jim Pencak.
  • 18 Mar 1st free elections in East Germany, Conservatives beat Communists
  • 19 Mar The ethnic clashes of Targu Mures begin four days after the anniversary of the Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas.
  • 20 Mar Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident
  • 21 Mar Normal Life starring Moon Unit and Dweezil Zappa premieres on CBS-TV
  • 22 Mar Grapes of Wrath opens at Cort Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • 23 Mar 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 Tom Hunter swims world record 50-metre freestyle (21.81 seconds).
  • 25 Mar Lettice & Lovage opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 284 performances
  • 26 Mar 62nd Academy Awards: Driving Miss Daisy, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win.
  • 27 Mar Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur, India; 21 die.
  • 28 Mar U.S. President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • 29 Mar New York City's Zodiac killer shoots second victim, Germaine Montenesdro.
  • 30 Mar Jack Nicklaus makes his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament.
  • 31 Mar Carol & Company starring Carol Burnette premieres on NBC-TV
  • 01 Apr Jack Nicklaus wins 1st start on Senior PGA tour
  • 04 Apr Marshall Chronicles premieres on ABC-TV
  • 05 Apr Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity
  • 06 Apr Robert Mapplethorpe's quotThe Perfect Momentquot show of nude and homoerotic photographs opens at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, in spite of accusations of indecency by Citizens for Community Values.
  • 07 Apr Farm Aid IV concert
  • 08 Apr Aspects of Love opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 377 performances
  • 09 Apr Capital News starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV
  • 10 Apr CUNY/Lehman College, Bronx, opens a branch campus in Hiroshma, Japan.
  • 11 Apr New York Rangers beat the New York Islanders 6-1, Rangers lead 3-1 in preliminary
  • 12 Apr James Brown moves to a work-release center after serving 15 months
  • 13 Apr New York Rangers beat the New York Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1
  • 15 Apr In Living Color premieres on FOX-TV
  • 16 Apr Piano Lesson opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • 17 Apr Reverend Ralph David Abernathy, American civil rights activist, dies at 64 (born 1926).
  • 18 Apr Birmingham Fire issued an original franchise in the WLAF.
  • 19 Apr Contra guerrillas, leftist Sandinistas and incoming government agree to truce in Nicaragua's civil war.
  • 20 Apr Pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income.
  • 21 Apr Cartoon All Stars to Rescue shown on all 4 TV networks
  • 22 Apr Truly Blessed opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • 23 Apr 11th Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • 24 Apr US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) launches into orbit
  • 25 Apr Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery.
  • 26 Apr Accomplice opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 27 Apr 50th annual barbershop quartet singing convention held (Michigan).
  • 28 Apr Chorus Line closes at Shubert Theater in New York City after 6,137 performances (15 years).
  • 29 Apr Change in the Heir opens at Edison Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 30 Apr As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score
  • 01 May Prelude to a Kiss opens at Helen Hayes Theater, New York City
  • 02 May Some Americans Abroad opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 performances
  • 04 May Angela Bowie reveals that ex husband David slept with Mick Jagger
  • 05 May ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Chris Warren.
  • 06 May Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in SC
  • 08 May Cuyahoga County voters approve sin tax to build Cleveland Gateway.
  • 09 May New York Newsday reporter Jimmy Breslin suspended for a racial slur
  • 10 May Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella
  • 11 May New York Yankees trade Dave Winfield to California Angels for Mike Witt.
  • 12 May 3rd time Saturday Night Live uses time delay (Andrew Dice Clay hosts)
  • 13 May Change in the Heir closes at Edison Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 14 May Dow Jones Average hits a record 2,821.53
  • 15 May Cemetery Club opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 16 May Juventus wins 19th UEFA Cup in Avellino.
  • 17 May Dow Jones Average hits a record 2,831.71
  • 18 May Judy Carne arrested at JFK airport on an 11 year old drug warrant
  • 19 May General Elvis, TV Drama last airs on ABC
  • 20 May Truly Blessed closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 33 performances
  • 21 May Dow Jones Average hits a record 2,844.68
  • 22 May Andre Dawson sets record being intentionally walked 5 times
  • 23 May Dow Jones Average hits a record 2,856.26
  • 24 May Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game
  • 27 May 74th Indianapolis 500 runs; Arie Luyendyk wins with an average speed of 185.981 mph.
  • 28 May Dave Thomas Comedy Show, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 29 May An earthquake hit Peru, killing 56
  • 30 May 135 die in a (6.4) earthquake in Peru
  • 31 May Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC as Seinfeld Chronicles
  • 01 Jun Cemetery Club closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 02 Jun Turtle Power by Partners In Kryme hits #13
  • 03 Jun 44th Tony Awards: Grapes of Wrath and City of Angels win
  • 04 Jun 24th Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton and Patty Loveless
  • 06 Jun 2nd International Rock Awards
  • 07 Jun Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains
  • 08 Jun Phil Bradley hits the 18th inside-the-park home run in Baltimore Orioles' history.
  • 09 Jun 122nd Belmont: Michael Kinane aboard Go and Go wins in 2:27.2
  • 10 Jun Accomplice closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • 11 Jun Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress
  • 12 Jun Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game
  • 13 Jun Les Miserables, opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
  • 14 Jun 44th NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons beat Por Trailblazers, 4 games to 1
  • 15 Jun Dick Tracy with Warren Beatty and Madonna premieres
  • 16 Jun Nelson andWinnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam
  • 17 Jun Some Americans Abroad closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 62 performances
  • 19 Jun The current international law defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, is ratified for the first time by Norway.
  • 20 Jun 40,000-50,000 die in a (7.6) earthquake in Iran
  • 21 Jun At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a New York Yankee baseball cap and proclaims I am a Yankee!
  • 22 Jun Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium
  • 23 Jun A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Stat of Liberty
  • 24 Jun Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • 25 Jun Dave Thomas Comedy Show, last airs on CBS-TV
  • 26 Jun 8 KS and OK radio stations boycott k d lang, due to her anti-meat ad
  • 27 Jun Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims
  • 28 Jun 17th annual Daytime Emmy Awards
  • 29 Jun Marla Maples father sues National Enquirer for $12M
  • 30 Jun East Germany and West Germany merge their economies.
  • 01 Jul 11th US Seniors Golf Open: Lee Trevino
  • 02 Jul Panic in tunnel of Mecca: 1,426 pilgrims trampled to death
  • 03 Jul Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida
  • 04 Jul 2 Live Crew release Banned in the USA the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner and Gettysburg Address
  • 05 Jul Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbeldon semi-finals.
  • 06 Jul After pitching a no-hitter lose, New York Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a complete 12 inn game and loses 2-0
  • 07 Jul 97th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Z Garrison (64 61)
  • 08 Jul 12:34:56 on 7 / 8 / 90 (1234567890)
  • 09 Jul 104th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats B Becker (62 62 36 36 64)
  • 10 Jul 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 11 Jul New York City police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts).
  • 12 Jul Les Miserables, opens at National Theatre, Washington
  • 13 Jul 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 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines
  • 17 Jul Minn Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0
  • 19 Jul 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 Justice William Brennan resigns from the US Supreme Court after 36 years.
  • 21 Jul Goodwill Games opens in Seattle, Washington.
  • 22 Jul 119th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots 270 at St. Andrews Scotland
  • 23 Jul Rosie Jones, (St. Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America
  • 24 Jul Ms. Magazine hits newstands again after an 8 month hiatus
  • 25 Jul Les Miserables, opens at Princess Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
  • 26 Jul General Hospital tapes its 7,000th episode
  • 27 Jul White-Russia declares independence
  • 28 Jul Blackout hits Chicago
  • 29 Jul 26th Curtis Cup: US wins 14-4
  • 30 Jul 5 Bank of Credit and Commerce members found guilty of money
  • 31 Jul Bosnia-Hercegovina declares independence
  • 01 Aug Soyuz TM-10 launches
  • 02 Aug Iraq invades and occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia
  • 03 Aug Little Night Music opens at New York State Theater NYC for 11 performances
  • 04 Aug European community proposes a boycott of Iraq.
  • 05 Aug Barb Mucha wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 06 Aug President Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses Premier Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan
  • 07 Aug Saudi Arabia allows US troops on their soil to stop an Iraqi invasion.
  • 08 Aug Iraq annexes Kuwait as its 19th province
  • 10 Aug American Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus.
  • 11 Aug Egypt and Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion.
  • 12 Aug 72nd PGA Championship: Wayne Grady shoots a 282 at Shoal Creek Ala
  • 14 Aug Denver votes for a 1 percent sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise.
  • 15 Aug 51st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player
  • 16 Aug Iraq orders 4000 Britons and 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq.
  • 17 Aug Exorcist 3 premieres
  • 18 Aug B.F. Skinner, American psychologist (Skinner Box), dies from Leukemia at age 86 (born 1904).
  • 19 Aug Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • 20 Aug Gene Michael names New York Yankee VP / GM replacing Harding Peterson
  • 21 Aug Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone send peacekeepers to intervene in the First Liberian Civil War.
  • 22 Aug US President George Bush calls up military reserves.
  • 23 Aug US begins call up of 46,000 reservists to the Persian Gulf
  • 24 Aug 3,500 peacekeepers arrive in Liberia
  • 26 Aug Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic
  • 27 Aug Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
  • 28 Aug Stefan Edberg (#1 seeded player) loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov
  • 29 Aug Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq.
  • 30 Aug Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr become 1st father and son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in 1st inning
  • 31 Aug Dennis Eckersley saves his 40th game of the season
  • 01 Sep Heidi Chronicles closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 621 performances
  • 02 Sep Grapes of Wrath closes at Cort Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • 03 Sep 9th no-hitter of 1990: Blue Jay Dave Steib beats Cleveland 3-0
  • 04 Sep Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186.
  • 05 Sep Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West.
  • 06 Sep In Burma, the State Law and Order Restoration Council orders the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi and five other political dissidents.
  • 07 Sep Street Scene opens at New York State Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • 08 Sep 104th US Womens Tennis: Gabriela Sabatini beats Steffi Graf (62 76)
  • 09 Sep 110th US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (64 63 62)
  • 10 Sep 1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different
  • 11 Sep Cold War: The two German states and the Four Powers sign the Treaty on the Final Settlement With Respect to Germany in Moscow, paving the way for German reunification.
  • 12 Sep Les Miserables, opens at Cirkus Theater, Stockholm
  • 13 Sep Commuter train at Johannesburg South Africa attacked, 36 die
  • 14 Sep Ken Griffey, Sr and Jr, hit back-to-back HRs in 1st inning
  • 15 Sep 42nd Emmy Awards - LA Law and Murphy Brown win
  • 16 Sep 42nd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Murphy Brown, Peter Falk and Patricia Wettig
  • 17 Sep Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep New York Post publishing.
  • 18 Sep Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
  • 20 Sep Saddam Hussein demands US networks broadcast his message.
  • 21 Sep Pirate Bobby Bond is 2nd to hit 30 HRs and steal 50 bases in a season (so he can play in 6 decades) because it is a publicity stunt
  • 22 Sep Andre Dawson steals his 300th base and is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 home runs, 300 steals and 2,000 hits.
  • 23 Sep Nancy Lopez wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
  • 24 Sep East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact
  • 25 Sep Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience
  • 26 Sep Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating.
  • 27 Sep Dee Dee Ramone arrested on marijuana possession
  • 28 Sep Exiled emir of Kuwait visits White House
  • 29 Sep Love & Affection by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart
  • 30 Sep Chicago White Sox beat Seattle 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park
  • 01 Oct 10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda
  • 02 Oct Michael Feinstein in Concert - opens at Golden NYC for 30 performances
  • 03 Oct East Germany and West Germany merge to become Germany
  • 04 Oct Stand Up Tragedy opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 05 Oct Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obscenity (Mapplethorpe photos).
  • 06 Oct Spacecraft Ulysses launched towards pole of Sun
  • 07 Oct Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic
  • 08 Oct 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
  • 09 Oct David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • 10 Oct Oakland Athletics sweep Red Sox in 4 games to win ALCS
  • 11 Oct Miser opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 93 performances
  • 13 Oct Target Center in Minneapolis opens
  • 14 Oct Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship
  • 15 Oct Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • 16 Oct Stand Up Tragedy closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • 17 Oct Jackie Mason - Brand New opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 performances
  • 18 Oct Once on this Island opens at Booth Theater NYC for 469 performances
  • 19 Oct HCA, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, forms in Prague
  • 20 Oct 3 members of 2 Live Crew acquitted on obsenity charges in Florida
  • 21 Oct Esther Canseco calls Oakland Athletics manager Tony La Russa a punk for not starting husband Jose in the World Series
  • 23 Oct Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages.
  • 24 Oct Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian ''stay-behind'' clandestine paramilitary NATO army.
  • 25 Oct New York Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991).
  • 26 Oct William Anthony Odom, North Carolina 15-year-old, accidentally hangs himself staging a gallows scene at a Halloween party.
  • 27 Oct Michael Feinstein in Concert closes at Golden NYC after 30 performances
  • 29 Oct 30 die in a (5.7) earthquake in Algeria
  • 30 Oct England-France complete Chunnel
  • 31 Oct Pakistan make 3-0 drubbing of New Zealand, Waqar Younis 29 series wkts
  • 01 Nov Oh, Kay! opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 02 Nov 1st NBA game at Target Center, Minn Timberwolves beat Mavericks 98-85
  • 03 Nov Gro Harlem Brundtland installed as Premier of Norway
  • 04 Nov Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story opens at Shubert NYC for 225 performances
  • 05 Nov Disney's Yacht Club Resort hotel opens in Walt Disney World in Florida.
  • 06 Nov Braves Dave Justice wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 07 Nov Little Night Music closes at New York State NYC after 11 performances
  • 08 Nov 6 Degrees of Separation opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 performances
  • 09 Nov Tanzania government of Malecela forms
  • 10 Nov Lebanon releases two French hostages (Camille Sontag and Marcel Coudari).
  • 11 Nov Shadowlands opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 169 performances
  • 12 Nov Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.
  • 13 Nov In Aramoana, New Zealand, David Gray shoots dead 13 people, in what becomes known as the Aramoana Massacre.
  • 14 Nov Doug Drabek (22-6) wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 15 Nov US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit
  • 16 Nov Manuel Noriega claims US denied him a fair trial.
  • 17 Nov Fugendake, part of the Mount Unzen volcanic complex, Nagasaki prefecture, Japan becomes active again and erupts.
  • 18 Nov Fiddler on the Roof opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 241 performances
  • 19 Nov Greyhound files reorganization plan so they can be traded publicly.
  • 20 Nov Sacramento Kings last NBA win on the road for over a year
  • 21 Nov Michael Milken is sentenced to ten years for security law violations.
  • 22 Nov George Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia
  • 23 Nov Model Cheryl Tiegs marries actor Tony Peck
  • 25 Nov 78th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11
  • 26 Nov 1st Billboard Music Awards: Janet Jackson wins
  • 27 Nov Women's suffrage was introduced in the last Swiss half canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden.
  • 28 Nov Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council passes UN Security Council Resolution 678, authorizing military intervention in Iraq if that nation does not withdraw its forces from Kuwait and free all foreign hostages by Tuesday, January 15, 1991.
  • 29 Nov Shogun - The Musical opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 30 Nov Actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke
  • 01 Dec New York Knicks' Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte Hornets 113-96.
  • 02 Dec 1st parlimentary election in newly reunified Germany
  • 03 Dec At Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Northwest Airlines Flight 1482 (a McDonnell Douglas DC-9) collides with Northwest Airlines Flight 299 (a Boeing 727) on the runway, killing 8 passengers and 4 crewmembers on Flight 1482.
  • 04 Dec Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in New York City, New York.
  • 05 Dec Blue Jays trade F McGriff and T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar and J Carter
  • 06 Dec Saddam anounces release of all foreign hostages.
  • 07 Dec Ted Turner and Jane Fonda announce their engagement
  • 08 Dec Galileo Earth-1 Flyby.
  • 09 Dec Houston scores most points against Cleveland, Oilers 58, Browns 14
  • 10 Dec Space Shuttle STS 35 (Columbia 11) lands
  • 11 Dec US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) returns from space
  • 12 Dec US ambassador to Kuwait, Nathaniel Howell, leaves Kuwait.
  • 13 Dec Peter Pan opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 14 Dec Right to Die case permits Nancy Cruzan to have her feeding tube removed, she dies 12 days later
  • 15 Dec Rocker Rod Stewart marries supermodel Rachel Hunter.
  • 16 Dec KUSW, Salt Lake City Utah, final shortwave radio transmissions
  • 17 Dec KTBN, Salt Lake City Utah, begins shortwave radio transmissions
  • 18 Dec NL releases short list of teams for 1993 NL expansion
  • 20 Dec Pentagon warns Saddam Hussein that US air power is ready to attack on January 15.
  • 22 Dec Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen.
  • 23 Dec Lettice & Lovage closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 284 performances
  • 24 Dec Ramsewak Shankar is ousted as President of Suriname by a military coup .
  • 25 Dec Godfather III premieres
  • 26 Dec Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship
  • 28 Dec Two die in a New York City subway accident.
  • 29 Dec Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton weds Shannon Kelley.
  • 30 Dec Miser closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 93 performances
  • 31 Dec United Somali Congress seizes Presidential Palace.