Today in History for August 1990

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 82 of 82

1st - "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 149 perfs
1st - Indians' Alex Cole sets club record with 5 stolen bases in one game
1st - Iraq pulls out of talks with Kuwait
1st - Soyuz TM-10 launches
1st - Stanton Cook becomes CEO of Chicago Cubs
2nd - Iraq invades & occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia
2nd - Yankees rookie Kevin Maas hits his 10th home run in just 77 at bats
2nd - US President George H. W. Bush orders troops to Saudi Arabia
2nd - 23rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Holiday Inn
3rd - "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 11 perfs
3rd - 98.8°F (37.1°C) in Cheltenham, Glos. (UK record)
3rd - NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 10th HR in 1st 72 at bats
3rd - Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion
3rd - US announces commitment of Naval forces to Gulf regions
3rd - For 3rd time in 1990 a no-hitter is broken up with 2 outs in 8th inning. Doug Drabek of Pitts still beats Phila 11-0
4th - 95.5°F (35.3°C) in De Bilt Neth (highest Aug temp in Neth)
US President George H. W. BushUS President George H. W. Bush 4th - European community proposes a boycott of Iraq
5th - Barb Mucha wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
5th - Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan inducted into hall of fame
6th - NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 11th HR in 1st 86 at bats
6th - President Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan
6th - UN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstensions Cuba & Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq
7th - Desert Shield begins - US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia
7th - NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 12th HR in 1st 92 at bats & becomes 21st to hit a ball into 3rd deck of Seattle's Kingdome
8th - Balt Orioles pull their 10th triple play (1-6-3 vs Oakland)
8th - Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher
8th - Iraq annexes Kuwait as its 19th province
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 8th - Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp
9th - 12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia
9th - Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-10 launches
10th - US's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus
10th - The Massacre of more than 127 Muslims in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitaries.
11th - Egypt & Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion
11th - NY Yankee Kevin Maas is fastest to get 13 HRs (110 at bats)
12th - 12th annual Macy's Tap-o-mania
12th - 72nd PGA Championship: Wayne Grady shoots a 282 at Shoal Creek Ala
12th - Cathy Gerring wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic
12th - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories
14th - Angel's Louis Palonia is 74th to hit an inside park grandslam
Iraqi President Saddam HusseinIraqi President Saddam Hussein 14th - Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise
15th - 51st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player
15th - Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons
15th - Phils Terry Mulholland no-hits Giants 6-0 (8th no hitter of 1990)
15th - At least 150 people die in clashes between the African National Congress and Inkatha Freedom Party, South Africa
16th - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
16th - Iraq orders 4000 Britons & 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq
16th - South African President F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela hold emergency talks in Pretoria about increasing violence in Soweto
17th - "Exorcist 3" premieres
17th - Carlton Fisk hits White Sox record 187th HR
17th - Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment
19th - Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
LPGA Golfer Betsy KingLPGA Golfer Betsy King 19th - Dodger Jose Offerman hits HR in his 1st at bat
19th - NY Yankee Kevin Mass is quickest to reach 14 HRs (approx 128 at bat)
20th - Gene Michael names NY Yankee VP/GM replacing Harding Peterson
20th - George Steinbrenner steps down as NY Yankee owner
20th - Iraq moves Western hostages to military installations (human shields)
20th - NY Yankee Kevin Mass is quickest to reach 15 HRs (approx 132 at bat)
22nd - President Bush calls up military reserves
23rd - Armenia declares independence
23rd - East & West Germany announced that they would unite on Oct 3
23rd - US begins call up of 46,000 reservists to the Persian Gulf
24th - 3,500 peacekeepers arrive in Liberia
24th - Iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City
25th - Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman's record (47'8½")
New York Yankees Owner George SteinbrennerNew York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner 25th - UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq
26th - 2 slain college students found in Gainesville Florida
26th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic
26th - Bo Jackson hits 4th of 4 consecutive HRs
27th - 52 Americans arrive in Turkey from Iraq
27th - Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
27th - Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)
27th - WWF Summer Slam-Ultimate Warrior beats Rick Rude
27th - Market prices plunge as OPEC nears informal agreement to increase output to cover shortfall due to invasion; cash market trading experiences abrupt decline.
28th - Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, consecutively
28th - Stefan Edberg (#1 seeded player) loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov
29th - C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, killing 13
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 29th - Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq
30th - Ken Griffey & Ken Griffey Jr become 1st father & son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in 1st inning
30th - Tatarstan declares independence from the RSFSR.
31st - Dennis Eckersley saves his 40th game of the season
31st - East & West Germany sign a treaty to join legal & political systems
31st - Ken Griffey Sr & Jr are 1st father & son to play on same team each goes 1 for 4 for Seattle Mariners

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 13 of 13

1st - Landry Allbright, San Dimas California, American actress (Bridget Forrester-Bold & Beautiful)
2nd - Alice Connor, British actress
6th - Jon Benet Ramsey, little beauty queen (murdered in 1996)
9th - Adelaide Kane, Australian actress
12th - Mario Balotelli, Italian footballer
14th - Jaydee Bixby, Canadian singer
15th - Jennifer Lawrence, Louisville, Kentucky, American actress (Winter's Bone, Silver Linings Playbook )
17th - Colin Bates, American actor
17th - Rachel Hurd-Wood, British actress
20th - Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch swimmer
Actress Jennifer LawrenceActress Jennifer Lawrence (15th) 26th - Lil' Chris, British singer
28th - Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer
29th - Sam Stern, British chef and author

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

11th - "General Hospital" actor Maurice Benard (27) weds Paula Smith

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 41 of 41

1st - Norbert Elias, German/English/Neth philosopher/sociologist, dies
2nd - Norman Mclean, American writer (b. 1902)
2nd - Edwin Richfield, British actor (b. 1921)
3rd - Florida Edwards, dies of pneumonia at 79
5th - Herman Gooding, Suriname police-inspector, dies
6th - Charles Arnt, actor (Double Exposure), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
6th - Gordon Metcalfe, actor (Monster in the Closet), dies of AIDS at 43
6th - Jacques Soustelle, Fren ethnology/minister of Information, dies at 78
6th - Mario De Andrade, founder (Movimiento Popular of Lib of Angola), dies
6th - Robert Alex, shot to death by robber at 31
7th - Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88
9th - Dorothy Appleby, actress (Small Town Boy, Paradise Express), dies
9th - Joe Mercer, English footballer (b. 1914)
10th - Richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies
12th - Dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87
12th - Sara Seegar, [Stone], actor (Mystery of Room 13), dies at 76
12th - B. Kliban, American cartoonist (b. 1935)
13th - Jimmy Starr, actor (Hot Flashes), dies at 86
15th - Nina Bara, actress (Missile to the Moon), dies of cancer at 66
15th - Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (b. 1962)
16th - Pat O'Connor, New Zealand professional wrestler (b. 1925)
17th - Pearl Bailey, actress (Landlord)/singer, dies of heart attack at 72
17th - Roderick Cook, actor (Rockabye), dies of apparent heart attack at 58
18th - B F Skinner, psychologist (Skinner Box), dies of Leukemia at 86
18th - Raf Reymen, Flemish actor, dies
18th - Grethe Ingmann, Danish singer (b. 1938)
19th - Ben Rutgers Van de Loeff-Basenau, children's book writer, dies at 80
20th - Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist/writer, dies
21st - George Adamson, British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya
22nd - Merlin Marston, actor (Blue Sky), dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at 45
23rd - David Rose, composer (Holiday for Strings, Stripper), dies at 80
24th - Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (b. 1941)
24th - Gailli AbedElrhman, Sudanese writer (b. 1931)
25th - Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (b. 1903)
26th - Minoru Honda, Japanese astronomer (b. 1913)
27th - Raymond St Jacques, actor/dir (Falcon Crest), dies of cancer at 60
Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray VaughanMusician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan (27th) 27th - Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues guitarist, dies in a helicopter crash at 35
28th - Willy Vandersteen, Flemish cartoonist (Suske & Wiske), dies
29th - Sandy, dog in the play Annie, dies at 16
31st - Johnny Lindsay, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1947), dies
31st - Nat (Sweetwater) Clifton, NY Knick, dies at 65 of a heart attack

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