Today in History for March 1990

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 67 of 67

1st - Benin nullifies its constitution
1st - Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as president of Uruguay
1st - Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
2nd - Greyhound Bus goes on strike
2nd - Mark Tewsksbury swims world record 50m backstroke (25.06 sec)
3rd - Carole Gist (20) is the 1st African American to be crowned Miss USA in Wichita, Kansas
4th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
4th - US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) returns from space
6th - SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08:17
7th - 3 passengers killed & 162 injured as subway train derails (Phila)
7th - H Wayne Huizenga buys ½ of Joe Robbie Stadium and 15% of Dolphins for $30m
8th - NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 1st victim, Mario Orosco
9th - Dr Antonia Novello sworn-in as 1st hispanic/female US surgeon general
10th - 4th American Comedy Award: When Harry Met Sally
10th - Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (URS)
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 10th - Ice Pairs Championship at Halifax won by Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS)
10th - Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Halifax won by Jill Trenary (USA)
10th - Lt Gen Avril resigns as president of Haiti
10th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
10th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
11th - 16th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)
11th - Lithuania declares its Independence
11th - Maggie Will wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
11th - 37th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #14 Georgia Tech beats Virginia, 70-61
11th - 31st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Ole Miss, 70-51
11th - 11th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Syracuse, 78-75
Actor/Comedian Bill CosbyActor/Comedian Bill Cosby 12th - LA Raiders announce they were returning to Oakland
13th - Nicholoas Braithwaite elected premier of Grenada
14th - 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson win
14th - Mikhail S Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress
15th - Fernando Collor de Mello sworn in as pres of Brazil
17th - PBA National Championship Won by Jim Pencak
18th - Largest ever art robbery at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. 13 works valued over $500 million are stolen
18th - 1st free elections in East Germany, Conservatives beat Communists
18th - 32-day lockout by baseball owners ends
18th - A Tampa little leaguer dies after being struck by a pitch
18th - Colleen Walker wins Circle K Tucson LPGA Golf Open
19th - 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)
NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-JabbarNBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 20th - LA Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33
20th - Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident
21st - "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 149 perfs
21st - "Normal Life" starring Moon Unit & Dweezil Zappa premieres on CBS-TV
21st - "Sydney" starring Valerie Bertinelli premieres on CBS-TV
21st - Namibia becomes independent of South Africa, Sam Nujoma becomes president
22nd - "Grapes of Wrath" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 188 performances
22nd - "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
22nd - Anchorage jury finds Capt Hazelwood innocent of Valdez oil spill
22nd - The ML umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games
23rd - Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound & pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill
Singer Gloria EstefanSinger Gloria Estefan 24th - Indian troops leave Sri Lanka
24th - Tom Hunter swims world record 50m freestyle (21.81 sec)
25th - "Lettice & Lovage" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 284 performances
25th - 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins
25th - Fire in illegal NYC social club, kills 87
25th - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
26th - 62nd Academy Awards - "Driving Miss Daisy", Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win
26th - Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa wins the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement
27th - Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die
27th - NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
27th - The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
Film director, screenwriter Akira KurosawaFilm director, screenwriter Akira Kurosawa 28th - Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient
28th - Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game
28th - President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal
30th - Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament
31st - "Carol & Company" starring Carol Burnette premieres on NBC-TV
31st - Dionisio Castro cycles world record 20km (57:18.4)
31st - Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 11 of 11

1st - Nikolas Tsattalios, Australian soccer player
1st - Harry Eden, English actor
1st - Ben Tozer, English footballer
4th - Andrea Bowen, American actress
7th - Abigail and Brittany Hensel, American conjoined twins
13th - Alec Medlock, American actor
21st - Mandy Capristo, German Singer (Monrose)
22nd - Eugenie, Princess of Britain
23rd - Eugenie OF, Princess of York/daughter of prince Andrew/Sarah Ferguson
24th - Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian-born New Zealand actress
27th - Scott Selwood, Australian rules footballer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 34 of 34

1st - Claude Spaak, Belgian dramatist, dies
3rd - Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Parool), dies at 86
3rd - Gérard Blitz, Belgian waterpoloist and entrepreneur (b. 1912)
4th - Hank Gathers, American basketball player (b. 1967)
5th - Gary Merrill, American actor, dies of a lung cancer at 74
5th - Gloria Carter Spann, Pres Carter's sister, dies of cancer at 63
7th - Max Neuhaus, composer, dies at 50
10th - Michael Stewart, UK Sect of State (1965-66, 68-70), dies
11th - Dean Horrix, English footballer (b. 1961)
12th - Wallace Breem, British author (b. 1926)
13th - Bruno Bettelhelm, Austrian/US psychoanalyst, commits suicide at 86
13th - Bruno Bettelheim, American psychiatrist (b. 1903)
13th - Karl Münchinger, German conductor (b. 1915)
15th - Tom Harmon, NFL tail back (Heisman Trophy), dies at 70
15th - Farzad Bazoft, Iranian-born journalist (hanged) (b. 1958)
15th - Tom Harmon, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1919)
16th - Ernst Bacon, composer, dies at 91
17th - Capucine, French actress and fashion model (The Pink Panther), dies of suicide at 62
17th - Rick Grech, rocker (Blind Faith, Traffic), dies at 44
18th - Robin Harris, actor (House Party, Mo' Better Blues), dies at 36
19th - Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (b. 1966)
20th - Jannetje Visser-Roosendaal, Dutch writer, dies at 90
20th - Jev Jasjin, Russian soccer goalie, dies at 60
20th - Lev Yashin, Soviet footballer (b. 1929)
22nd - Gerald Bull, Canadian engineer (b. 1928)
24th - Alice Sapritch, actress (European Vacation), dies
24th - An Wang, computer manufacturer (Wang), dies at 70 of cancer
24th - Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), dies of kidney failure at 68
24th - Rene Enriquez, actor (Hill St Blues), dies of pancreatic cancer at 56
26th - International Chrysis, Transvestite actor (Q&A), dies of cancer at 38
26th - Roy "Halston" Frowick, fashion designer, dies of AIDs at 68
28th - Helene Fortescu Reynolds, actress (Bermuda Mystery), dies at 65
29th - Germaine Montenesdro, 2nd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer, shot dead
31st - Lillian "Miss" Miller, audience member (Merv Griffin, Tonight), dies

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