What Happened on July 16, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines
  • Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA
  • Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins
  • NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-no fatalities
  • Rick Dee's "Into the Night" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 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
  • Ukraine declares independence

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (b. 1927)
  • Sidney Torch, English composer, conductor and organist (b. 1908)