What Happened in August 1990

Historical Events

  • 1st "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 149 performances
  • 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

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2nd US President George H. W. Bush orders troops to Saudi Arabia

US President George H. W. Bush
US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 2nd 23rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Holiday Inn
  • 3rd "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 11 performances
  • 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)
  • 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

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6th President Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • 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)

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8th Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • 8th Iraq annexes Kuwait as its 19th province

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8th Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 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

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12th 72nd PGA Championship: Wayne Grady shoots a 282 at Shoal Creek Ala

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
  • 12th Cathy Gerring wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic

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12th Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 14th Angel's Louis Palonia is 74th to hit an inside park grandslam
  • 14th Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise

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15th 51st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player

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15th Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 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

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16th South African President F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela hold emergency talks in Pretoria about increasing violence in Soweto

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 17th "Exorcist 3" premieres
  • 17th Carlton Fisk hits White Sox record 187th HR

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17th Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

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19th Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA 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

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20th George Steinbrenner steps down as NY Yankee owner

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 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")
  • 25th UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq
  • 26th 2 slain college students found in Gainesville Florida

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26th Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

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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
  • 26th Lil' Chris, British singer
  • 28th Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer
  • 29th Sam Stern, British chef and author

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Deaths

  • 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

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27th Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues guitarist, dies in a helicopter crash at 35

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • 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