What Happened on December 31, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Iraq begins a military draft of 17 year olds
  • Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
  • United Somali Congress seizes Presidential Palace

Famous Deaths

  • Dalton Cathey, dies of AIDS at 44
  • George Allen, US football coach (LA Rams, Wash Redskins), dies
  • Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A), dies at 62