What Happened in June 1990

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 102

  • Jun 1 "Cemetery Club" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Jun 1 Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
  • Jun 1 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974
  • Jun 1 Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97
  • Jun 2 "Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13
  • Jun 2 Seattle's Randy Johnson, no-hits Tigers, 2-0
  • Jun 3 3rd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $894,560
  • Jun 3 44th Tony Awards: Grapes of Wrath & City of Angels win
  • Jun 3 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 4 24th Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton & Patty Loveless
  • Jun 4 Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy
  • Jun 4 LA Dodger Ramon Martinez strikes out 18 Atlanta Braves
  • Jun 4 NY Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx area code 917
  • Jun 4 Dr Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die

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Jun 5 South African troops plunder Nelson Mandela's home

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jun 6 2nd International Rock Awards
  • Jun 6 For 2nd time this season, Cecil Fielder belts 3 home runs in a game
  • Jun 6 Stump Merrill replaces Bucky Dent as NY Yankee manager

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Jun 7 Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Jun 7 South Africa president F W de Klerk lifts 4 year olf state of emergency
  • Jun 8 "It's Garry Shandling's Show" last airs on Fox-TV
  • Jun 8 Phil Bradley hits 18th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history
  • Jun 9 122nd Belmont: Michael Kinane aboard Go & Go wins in 2:27.2
  • Jun 9 FIFA World Cup: Czechoslovakia beats USA 5-1 in World Cup match

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 9 Dodger Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle with baseball's switch hit HRs in 10 games

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jun 9 Kerry Kennedy (daughter of Robert) & Andrew Coumo (Mario's son) wed
  • Jun 9 Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage
  • Jun 10 "Accomplice" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • Jun 10 "Meet Me in St Louis" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 253 performances

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Jun 10 8th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus

  • Jun 10 Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing
  • Jun 10 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland
  • Jun 10 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Jun 10 Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Fla for obscenity

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 10 89th Men's French Open: Andres Gomez beats Andre Agassi (6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 10 89th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 11 Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of US flag unconstitutional

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Jun 11 UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador

  • Jun 11 Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress

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Jun 11 Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson & Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • Jun 12 Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite the Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game

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Jun 12 NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti

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Jun 12 Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

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Jun 12 Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Jun 12 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning
  • Jun 13 "Les Miserables" opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
  • Jun 13 Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya
  • Jun 13 Nelson & Winnie Mandela welcomed in NYC
  • Jun 13 Wash DC mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term
  • Jun 14 44th NBA Championship: Det Pistons beat Por Trailblazers, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 14 Date of the events in the movie Mr Destiny
  • Jun 14 NL announces plans to expand from 12 to 14 teams for 1993 season
  • Jun 14 Supreme Court rules police check for drunk drivers constitutional
  • Jun 15 "Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty & Madonna premieres
  • Jun 16 "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer peaks at #8
  • Jun 16 Nelson & Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam
  • Jun 17 "Some Americans Abroad" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 62 performances
  • Jun 17 "Zoya's Apartment" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Jun 17 90th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 280 at Medinah CC in Medinah Il
  • Jun 17 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
  • Jun 18 After being undefeated in the 1982 FIFA World Cup Cameroon suffer their 1st loss. Soviet Union wins 4-0.
  • Jun 18 1st sudden death US Open Golf Championship is won by Hale Irwin
  • Jun 19 Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al Lopez's NL mark
  • Jun 20 40,000-50,000 die in a (7.6) earthquake in Iran
  • Jun 20 Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US
  • Jun 20 Asteroid Eureka is discovered.
  • Jun 21 7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000
  • Jun 21 Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame
  • Jun 21 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 4th victim, Larry Parham
  • Jun 21 Parliaments of W & E Germany recognize Oder-Neissegrens
  • Jun 21 US House of Representatives votes 254-177 to stop US flag burning, doesn't pass
  • Jun 21 At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball cap & proclaims "I am a Yankee!"

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 22 Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • Jun 22 Braves replace manager Russ Nixon with GM Bobby Cox
  • Jun 22 Florida passes a law which prohibits wearing a thong bathing suit
  • Jun 22 Longest game in Toronto, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns
  • Jun 22 Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing has occurred in South Africa to reverse the ANC's position

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Jun 22 Adam Sandler joins "Saturday Night Live"

  • Jun 23 A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Statue of Liberty
  • Jun 23 Moldavia declares independence
  • Jun 23 Police find marijuana at Chuck Berry's home
  • Jun 23 TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of year
  • Jun 23 Zimbabwe beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • Jun 23 African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, on a US tour, receives a tumultuous welcome in Boston.
  • Jun 24 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 25 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • Jun 25 120°F in Phoenix Arizona
  • Jun 25 NBC decides to air episodes of "Quantum Leap" for 5 straight days
  • Jun 25 Supreme Court rules family members cannot end lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known
  • Jun 25 Anti-government riots break out in Lusaka, Zambia
  • Jun 25 African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela meets with President George H. W. Bush at the White House
  • Jun 26 122°F in Phoenix Arizona
  • Jun 26 8 KS & OK radio stations boycott k d lang, due to her anti-meat ad
  • Jun 26 New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg release from hospital after fall
  • Jun 27 Jose Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oak A's contract
  • Jun 27 Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims
  • Jun 28 Emmy 17th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 11th time
  • Jun 29 Marla Maples father sues National Enquirer for $12M
  • Jun 29 NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game win streak
  • Jun 29 A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays & Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Brittany Curran, American actress
  • Jun 13 Aaron Johnson, British actor
  • Jun 23 Samuel Lee, FIFA 08 World Champion
  • Jun 24 Michael Del Zotto, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 27 Aselin Debison, Canadian singer
  • Jun 28 Jasmine Richards, Canadian actress

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 9 NHL goaltender Patrick Roy (25) weds Michele Piuze at Saint-Sacrement Church in Quebec, Canada

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Eric Barker, actor/writer (Carry on Sergeant, Roommates), dies
  • Jun 2 Frederick Mellinger, founder of Fredericks of Hollywood, dies at 76
  • Jun 2 Jack Gilford, actor (Cracker Jacks), dies at 82
  • Jun 2 Rex Harrison, English actor (My Fair Lady), dies of cancer at 82
  • Jun 2 Robert Noyce, co-inventor (semi-conductor)/founder (Intel), dies
  • Jun 2 Stuart Hall, actor (Cavalcade, Dawn Patrol), dies
  • Jun 3 Tom Brown, actor (Judge Priest, Hello Sucker, Ex-Champ), dies at 77
  • Jun 3 Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (b. 1949)
  • Jun 4 Jack Gilford, comedic actor (Cocoon II), dies at 82 of stomach cancer
  • Jun 5 J Zeldenrust, pathology-anatomy, dies
  • Jun 5 Vasily V Kuznetsov, President of USSR supreme soviet (1982-83, 85), dies
  • Jun 7 Barbara Baxley, actress (Norma Rae), dies at 63 of a heart attack
  • Jun 8 Alfredo Poveda, president of Consul of Ecuador (1976-79), dies
  • Jun 8 Jose Figueres, president of Costa Rica (1948-49, 53-58, 70-74), dies
  • Jun 11 Clyde McCoy, jazz trumpeter (wah wah sound), dies at 86
  • Jun 12 Terence O'Neil, lord/PM of Ulster (1963-69), dies
  • Jun 14 Erna Berger, German soprano (b. 1900)
  • Jun 16 Eva Turner, British soprano, dies
  • Jun 17 Dick Elffers, graphic artist, dies
  • Jun 17 Palmira Henry, fashion designer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 44
  • Jun 18 Dennis Dyer, cricketer (scored 96 3 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Jun 20 Ina Balin, actress (Patsy), dies at 52, of pulmonary hypertension
  • Jun 22 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), dies at 81
  • Jun 25 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), dies at 77
  • Jun 26 Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (b. 1909)
  • Jun 28 Estelle Lamont, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 29 Irving Wallace, author (Book of Lists, Peoples Almanac), dies at 74