What Happened in April 1990

Historical Events

  • Apr 1 "Ha!" comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting

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Apr 1 19th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King

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Apr 1 2nd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus wins his first start on the Senior PGA tour

  • Apr 1 9th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Auburn 88-81
  • Apr 1 CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger
  • Apr 1 It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2 feet of nude dancers

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Apr 1 Wrestlemania VI, 67,678 in Toronto, Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Apr 2 52nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Nevada-LV beats Duke 103-73
  • Apr 4 "Marshall Chronicles" premieres on ABC-TV

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Apr 4 Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident

  • Apr 4 Security law violator Ivan Boesky is released from federal custody

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Apr 5 John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 yrs in a row

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton
  • Apr 5 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 2-1 in 1st game of preliminary

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Apr 5 Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • Apr 7 BPAA US Open by Ron Palombi Jr
  • Apr 7 Farm Aid IV concert
  • Apr 7 John Poindexter (National Sec Advisor) found guilty on Iran-Contra scandal
  • Apr 7 Michael Milken pleads innocent to security law violations
  • Apr 7 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 5-2, Rangers lead 2-0 in preliminary
  • Apr 7 Fire kills 110 on a ferry in Norway, in an unrelated event, 30 die in a ferry flip over in Burma
  • Apr 7 144th Grand National: Mr. Marcus Armytage aboard Mr Frisk wins
  • Apr 8 "Aspects of Love" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 377 performances
  • Apr 8 "Twin Peaks" created by David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan premieres on ABC-TV

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 8 54th Masters Golf Tournament: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 278

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Apr 8 King Birendra of Nepal lifts 30-year ban on political parties
  • Apr 8 Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
  • Apr 8 Norwegian ferry Scandinavian Star catches fire; 159 people die
  • Apr 8 New Democracy wins the national election in Greece.
  • Apr 9 "Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV
  • Apr 9 Don Mattingly signs a $19.7 million 5-year contract with Yankees
  • Apr 9 NY Islanders beat NY Rangers 4-3 in double overtime-Rangers lead 2-1
  • Apr 9 World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC)
  • Apr 10 CUNY/Lehman College, Bronx, opens a branch campus in Hiroshma Japan
  • Apr 10 Curtly Ambrose takes 8-45 in cricket vs England at Bridgetown
  • Apr 11 Angels Mark Langston & Mike Witt, no-hit Seattle, 1-0
  • Apr 11 NY Lotto pays $35 million to two winner (#s are 6-14-24-32-34-51)
  • Apr 11 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-1, Rangers lead 3-1 in preliminary
  • Apr 11 Customs officers in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, say they have seized what they believe to be the barrel of a massive gun on a ship bound for Iraq.
  • Apr 12 H. J. Heinz, Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee Seafood say they wouldn't buy tuna caught in nets that trap dolphins
  • Apr 12 Greyhound Bus hires new drivers to replace strikers

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Apr 12 James Brown moves to a work-release center after serving 15 months

Singer James Brown
James Brown
  • Apr 12 1st meeting of East German democratically elected parliament, acknowledges responsibility for Nazi holocaust & asks for forgivenesss
  • Apr 13 4th largest NBA crowd (45,458) see Orlando play at Minneapolis
  • Apr 13 Final episode of Pat Sajak's late night TV show on CBS
  • Apr 13 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1
  • Apr 15 "In Living Color" premieres on FOX-TV
  • Apr 15 Greenidge & Haynes make 298 opening stand (v Eng), their best
  • Apr 16 "Piano Lesson" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • Apr 16 94th Boston Marathon: Gelindo Bordin of Italy 1st man in 2:08:19 and Rosa Mota of Portugal 1st woman in 2:25:24
  • Apr 16 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $260 per week
  • Apr 16 Supreme Court rejects appeal from retarded man, Dalton Prejean, condemned to death for murdering a Louisiana state trooper in 1977
  • Apr 17 Gas explosion on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die
  • Apr 18 Bankruptcy court forces Frank Lorenzo to give up Eastern Airlines
  • Apr 18 Birmingham Fire issued an original franchise in WLAF
  • Apr 18 Supreme Court rules states could make it a crime to possess or look at child pornography, even in one's home
  • Apr 19 Contra guerrillas, leftist Sandinistas & incoming government agree to truce
  • Apr 19 Marla Maples appears on ABC's Prime-Time
  • Apr 19 Pistons & 76'ers get into a fight accruing $162,500 fines (NBA record)
  • Apr 19 Truce in Nicaragua's civil war

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Apr 20 Pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Apr 20 8 2/3 inning perfect game pitched by Brian Holman of Oakland A's is spoiled by a home run hit by Ken Philips
  • Apr 21 "Cartoon All Stars to Rescue" shown on all 4 TV networks
  • Apr 21 National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards
  • Apr 21 Reds win running their record to 9-0, best start in club history
  • Apr 22 "Truly Blessed" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • Apr 22 Lebanon release US hostage Robert Polhill after 39 months
  • Apr 22 1990 NFL Draft: Jeff George from University of Illinois first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • Apr 24 Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa" premieres in Dublin
  • Apr 24 Security law violator Michael Milken pleads guilty to 6 felonies
  • Apr 24 US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) launches into orbit
  • Apr 24 West & East Germany agree to merge currency & economies on July 1st
  • Apr 24 Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
  • Apr 25 25th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Clint Black, and Kathy Mattea win
  • Apr 25 Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery
  • Apr 25 Violeta Barrios de Chamorro begins a 6 year term as Nicaragua's pres
  • Apr 26 "Accomplice" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • Apr 26 126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China
  • Apr 26 Danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal & twists his ankle
  • Apr 26 NY court of appeals ends 2½ year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case

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Apr 26 Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Apr 27 50th annual barbershop quartet singing convention held (Mich)
  • Apr 27 Dodger Orel Hershiser undergoes career-threatening shoulder surgery
  • Apr 27 Villanova's women set a 6,000 m relay world record of 17:18:10
  • Apr 28 "Chorus Line" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 6,137 performances
  • Apr 28 Boston Celtics score most points in a playoff, beat NY Knicks 157-128
  • Apr 28 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Dave Ferraro
  • Apr 28 Last issue of Dutch communist daily De Waarheid (The Truth)
  • Apr 29 "Change in the Heir" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Apr 29 Dan Quisenberry (all-time AL save king, 238) announces his retirement
  • Apr 29 STS-31 (Discovery 10) lands
  • Apr 29 Wrecking cranes began tearing down the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate
  • Apr 30 As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score
  • Apr 30 Seattle's Brian Holman's perfect game broken up with 2 outs in 9th
  • Apr 30 US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) returns from space
  • Apr 30 US hostage Frank Reed freed after 4 years in hands of pro-Iranians

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Haruma Miura, Japanese Actor
  • Apr 9 Marston Glenn Hefner, son of Hugh Hefner & Kimberley Conrad

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Apr 9 Kristen Stewart, American actress (Bella Swan-The Twilight Saga), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Apr 10 Lulinha, Brazilian footballer
  • Apr 10 Alex Pettyfer, English actor

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Apr 15 Emma Watson, English actress (Hermione Granger-Harry Potter Series), born in Paris, France

Actress Emma Watson
Emma Watson
  • Apr 16 Heather Fulton, American marine biologist
  • Apr 16 Lorraine Nicholson, American actress
  • Apr 17 Jonathan Brown, Welsh footballer
  • Apr 19 Kim Chiu, Filipino actress
  • Apr 23 Matthew Dillon Underwood, American actor

Famous Weddings

  • Apr 28 Guns & Roses' Axl marries Erin Everly (annulled same year)

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Apr 30 Game show host Alex Trebek (49) weds real-estate mogul Jean Currivan (27) at the Regency Club in Los Angeles

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek

Famous Divorces

  • Apr 1 Guns & Roses' Duff divorces Mandy Brix, lead singer for Lame Flames

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 2 Aldo Fabrizi, actor (Postman Goes to War, Open City), dies at 85
  • Apr 3 Katharine Balfour, actress (Love Story), dies of ALS at 69
  • Apr 3 Sarah Vaughn, jazz singer, dies of lung cancer at 66
  • Apr 5 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist/poet, dies at 59
  • Apr 6 Nancy Hawkes, (1946 best dress woman), dies at 73
  • Apr 6 Ronald E Evans, astronaut (Apollo 17), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Apr 8 Doreen Sloane, English actress (Coronation Street), dies of cancer at 56
  • Apr 8 Jose De Vega, dies of AIDS at 56
  • Apr 8 Ryan White, hemophiliac AIDS sufferer, dies at 18
  • Apr 11 Barbara Ann Miller, dies
  • Apr 11 Harold Ballard, Canadian ice hockey club owner and executive (b. 1903)
  • Apr 11 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1904)
  • Apr 13 Luis Trenker, dies at 97
  • Apr 13 Ronald Ibbs, Irish actor, dies at 74
  • Apr 14 Martin Kessel, writer, dies on 89th birthday
  • Apr 14 Peter Dunn, actor (Invaders from Mars) dies
  • Apr 14 Thurston Harris, American singer (b. 1931)
  • Apr 15 Henry Kendrick, American actor (Raising Arizona) dies at 56

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Apr 15 Greta Garbo, actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84

Actress Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo
  • Apr 15 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, dies at 80
  • Apr 17 Ralph David Abernathy, US civil rights leader, dies
  • Apr 18 Robert D Webb, director/actor (Love Me Tender, Jackals), dies at 87
  • Apr 18 Gory Guerrero, professional wrestler (b. 1921)
  • Apr 19 Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 52
  • Apr 20 Horst Sinderman, RDA 1st minister (1973-76), dies
  • Apr 21 Johnny Beagley, winner of two 1942 World Series games, dies
  • Apr 21 Erté, French artist (b. 1892)
  • Apr 22 Bertil Unger, actor (Devil & Max Devlin), dies
  • Apr 23 Albert Salmi, (Caddyshack), kills terminally ill wife & self at 62
  • Apr 23 Palmer Deane, actor (Still of the Night), dies
  • Apr 23 Paulette Goddard, actress (Hazard), dies in Switzerland at 78
  • Apr 24 Joseph Leberman, entertainer, dies
  • Apr 24 Tom Rolfing, actor (He Knows You're Alone, Cliff-Another World), dies
  • Apr 25 Dexter Gordon, Jazz saxophonist, dies of kidney failure at 67
  • Apr 26 Carlos Pizarro Leongomez, Colombian presidential candidate, assassinated
  • Apr 28 Jean Blazer Baney, entertainer, dies
  • Apr 29 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), dies at 52