What Happened in July 1990

Historical Events

  • 1st 11th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Lee Trevino
  • 1st 18th du Maurier Golf Classic: Cathy Johnston
  • 1st 1st Zen winter session in Sydney Zen Center's Gorrick's Run Zendo
  • 1st Despite Andy Hawkins no-hitting White Sox, Yankees lose 4-0
  • 1st Dordrecht '90 soccer team forms in Dordrecht
  • 1st FC Swells soccer team forms in Swells
  • 1st German Democratic Republic accepts Deutsche Mark as its currency
  • 1st In Victoria, Australia, helmetless bike riding becomes illegal
  • 1st NY Yankee Andy Hawkins throws no-hitter in Comiskey Park, losing 4-0

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2nd Imelda Marcos & Adnan Khashoggi found not guilty of racketeering

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • 2nd Panic in tunnel of Mecca: 1,426 pilgrims trampled to death
  • 3rd Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida
  • 3rd Liberian President, Samuel Kanyon Doe offers to resign in response to rebel incursions in his country; he will later be kidnapped and executed
  • 4th 400 New Kids on the Block fans treated for heat exhaustion in Minn
  • 4th France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 4th Wrestler Brutus Beefcake injured during para-sailing
  • 4th 2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner & Gettysburg Address

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5th Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 6th "Jetsons the Movie" with Tiffany, premieres
  • 6th After pitching a no-hitter lose, NY Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a complete 12 inn game & loses 2-0

Sport awardTennis Open

7th 97th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Z Garrison (64 61)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 7th NJ Devils sign Russians Viacheslav Fetisov & Sergei Starikov
  • 7th FIFA World Cup: Italy beats England 2-1 in football's World Cup Third Place game
  • 8th 12:34:56 on 7/8/90 (1234567890)
  • 8th Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning
  • 8th FIFA World Cup: Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for football's 14th World Cup in Rome
  • 8th Tina Purtzer wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • 8th Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels & then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7

Sport awardTennis Open

9th 104th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (6-2 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-4)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

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9th Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 to end his Test Cricket career with 431 wkts

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee
  • 10th 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 10th All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)
  • 10th Andrew Dice Clay cries on Arsenio Hall Show
  • 10th Last day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee
  • 11th NYC police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts)
  • 11th Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.
  • 12th "Les Miserables," opens at National Theatre, Washington

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12th Boris Yeltsin quits the Soviet Communist Party

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 12th Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits Yankees 8-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)
  • 12th In Soweto, South Africa, Shanty town women strip to the waist and confront bulldozers sent by authorities to demolish their homes
  • 14th "Howard Stern's Summer Show" premieres on WWOR-TV (NYC)
  • 14th Sara Martin, of Illinois, crowned America's Junior Miss

Sport awardGolf Major

15th 45th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 16th 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines
  • 16th Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA
  • 16th Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins
  • 16th NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-no fatalities
  • 16th Rick Dee's "Into the Night" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 16th Ukraine declares independence
  • 16th The ANC send a report on police violence to President F. W. de Klerk and demanded an end to "the shocking inhumanity" of police action in rural areas of South Africa
  • 17th Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

17th NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 17th Minnesota Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0
  • 19th BASF plant in Cincinnati explodes in flames, 1 dies

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19th Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 19th Richard Nixon library opens in Yorba Linda, Calif

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19th Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 20th Justice William J. Brennan Jr. resigns from the Supreme Court after 36 years
  • 21st Goodwill Games opens in Seattle Wash
  • 21st Pink Floyds' "Wall" is performed where Berlin Wall once stood

Sport awardGolf Major

22nd 119th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots 270 at St Andrews Scotland

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

Sport awardGolf Tournament

22nd 90th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson

  • 22nd Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
  • 22nd 77th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • 23rd Rosie Jones (St Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America
  • 23rd South Africa workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
  • 24th Ms. Magazine hits newstands again after an 8 month hiatus
  • 24th US warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait
  • 25th "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

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25th KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 25th Nadezhda Ryashkina of USSR sets 10K walk woman's record (41:56.23)

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25th Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • 25th US Ambassador tells Iraq, US won't take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute
  • 25th US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • 26th General Hospital records its 7,000th episode

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26th US President George H. W. Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 26th US beats Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at Goodwill Games
  • 27th Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's
  • 27th Tom Moody scores 100 in 26 mins in county cricket, world record
  • 27th White-Russia declares independence
  • 27th Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a cop

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28th Alberto Fujimori installed as President of Peru

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • 28th Blackout hits Chicago
  • 29th 26th Curtis Cup: US wins 14-4
  • 29th 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)

Sport awardGolf Major

29th 36th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 29th Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
  • 29th South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference
  • 30th Five Bank of Credit & Commerce members found guilty of money laundering
  • 30th Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333
  • 30th Soldiers opens fire on worshippers in Monrovian church, 200-600 die

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30th George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 30th The first Saturn automobile rolls off the assembly line.
  • 31st Bosnia-Hercegovina declares independence

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31st Nolan Ryan becomes 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Famous Birthdays

  • 9th Fábio and Rafael da Silva, Brazilian footballers
  • 11th Connor Paolo, American actor
  • 11th Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player
  • 13th Matt Weinberg, American actor
  • 19th Steven Anthony Lawrence, American actor
  • 24th Evan James Springsteen, American rocker and Bruce Springsteen's son, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 24th Daveigh Chase, American actress
  • 27th Cheyenne Kimball, American musician
  • 27th Nick Hogan, American reality TV star
  • 27th Indiana Evans, Australian actress
  • 28th Soulja Boy, American rapper
  • 28th Shana Swash, English actress
  • 31st Olga Galchenko, Russian juggler

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

1st Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr (41) weds model Mary Jane Thomas at a Congregational church near his ranch in Missoula, Montana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • 17th PLO-leader Jasser Arrafat marries Soha Tawil in Tunis

HeartWedding of Interest

17th Record producer Berry Gordy (60) weds Grace Easton

Record Company Owner Berry Gordy
Record Company Owner
Berry Gordy

HeartWedding of Interest

17th Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (56) weds Suha Tawil (27)

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat

HeartWedding of Interest

27th NBA star Patrick Ewing (27) weds Rita Williams

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Anna Palk, actress (Play it Cool, Frozen Dead), dies of cancer at 48
  • 1st Jurriaan Schrofer, graphic designer, dies
  • 2nd Muntu Myeza, South African anti-apartheid activist, dies in auto at 39
  • 2nd Snooky Lanson, singer, dies at 76
  • 3rd Ludi Claire Hugo, entertainer, dies at 70
  • 3rd Maurice Girodias, French publisher, dies at 71
  • 5th Mitch Snyder, homeless advocate, commits suicide by hanging at 46
  • 6th Jim Samuels, comedian, dies of spinal meningitis at 41
  • 6th Paul Wynne, KGO-TV SF reporter, dies of AIDS at 46
  • 6th Nathaniel Wyeth, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle), dies at 78
  • 7th Bill Cullen, game show host (Price is Right), dies at 70 of cancer
  • 7th Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, Jes priest/apprentice Zen teacher, dies at 92
  • 7th Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (b. 1958)
  • 8th Howard Duff, actor (Heist, Knots Landing), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 8th Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), dies
  • 9th Brigitte D'Ortschy, Zen teacher Sanbo Kyodan line, dies in Japan at 69
  • 9th Howard Duff, actor (Kramer vs Kramer), dies at 76 of a heart attack
  • 10th Hans Faverey, poet, dies
  • 10th Irene Champlin, dies after long illness at 59
  • 11th Onno Molenkamp, Dutch actor (Ciske the Rat, Lifespan), dies at 67
  • 12th Richard R Briggs, dies after short illness at 71
  • 12th João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (b. 1917)
  • 13th Lois Moran Young, dies of cancer at 81
  • 14th Dallas Alinder, American actor, dies at 58
  • 14th Philip Leacock, dies of collapsed lungs at 73
  • 15th Alison Leggatt, actress (Day of Triffids, Cows), dies at 86
  • 15th Margaret Mary Lockwood, actress (Man in Grey, Wicked Lady), dies at 73
  • 15th Troy Dixon, rapper (Trouble T-Roy of Heavy D), dies at 22 of a fall
  • 16th Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (b. 1927)
  • 16th Sidney Torch, English composer, conductor and organist (b. 1908)
  • 17th Bernard Cowan, TV announcer, dies of kidney disease at 68
  • 18th Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix, Kuifje), dies at 78
  • 18th Karl Menninger, psychatrist (Menninger Clinic), dies at 96 of cancer
  • 18th Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (b. 1897)
  • 18th Gerry Boulet, Quebec rock singer (b. 1946)
  • 19th Eddie Quillan, actor (Brigadoon, Summer Magic), dies of cancer at 83
  • 19th Herbert Nelson, actor (Guilding Light), dies of a stroke at 76
  • 19th Johnny Wayne, comedian (Wayne & Shuster), dies of cancer at 72
  • 20th Sara Heyblom, Dutch actress (Obsessions, Pygmalion), dies
  • 20th Herbert Jenkins, Atlanta's longest serving police chief (b. 1907)
  • 21st Manuel Puig, Argentine writer (Buenos Aires Affair), dies at 57
  • 21st Sacha Piteoff, dies of heart failure at 70
  • 21st Stanley Shapiro, dies of leukemia at 65
  • 22nd George Wood, dies of diabetes complications at 56
  • 22nd Preben Neergaard, Danish actor (Mordskab), dies of cancer at 70
  • 23rd Georges Flamant, actor (La Chienne), dies in Paris at 86
  • 23rd Joe Turner, jazz pianist, dies of cardiac arrest at 82
  • 23rd Robert Sommer, singer, dies of liver failure at 42
  • 23rd Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese development of television (b. 1899)
  • 24th Alan Clarke, director (Elephant, Road, Scum, Firm), dies at 54
  • 26th Brent Mydland, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Grass Roots), dies at 38
  • 27th Bobby Day, rocker (Rockin' Robin), dies of cancer at 58
  • 27th Elizabeth Allan, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Camille, Java Head), dies
  • 27th Kim Thomas-Friedland, news anchor (FNN), dies at 32
  • 27th Nick Pippins, actor (Simon), dies of AIDS at 35
  • 27th Bobby Day, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 27th Salim Ali, Indian Ornithologist (Birdman of India), dies at 90
  • 28th Armando Frid, of Argentina (Born May 24, 1866 Guin rec), dies at 124
  • 28th Jill Esmond, actress (13 Women, My Pal Wolfe, FP 1), dies at 82
  • 28th Maurice Braddell, actor (Things to Come), dies
  • 29th Bruno Kreisky, union chancellor Austria, dies
  • 30th Ian Gow, British Conservative parliament leader, murdered
  • 30th Karl Weber, dies of heart failure at 74
  • 31st Fernando Sancho, dies after operation for malignant tumor at 72
  • 31st Albert Leduc, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)