What Happened in March 1990

Historical Events

  • 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

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4th Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 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)
  • 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

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11th 16th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Actor Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
Actress Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
  • 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
  • 12th LA Raiders announce they were returning to Oakland
  • 13th Nicholoas Braithwaite elected premier of Grenada

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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)

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20th LA Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33

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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 performances
  • 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 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
  • 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

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25th Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

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26th 62nd Academy Awards - "Driving Miss Daisy", Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win

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26th Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa wins the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement

Film director, screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film director, screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • 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.
  • 28th Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient

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28th Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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28th President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal

US President George H. W. Bush
US President
George H. W. Bush

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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

  • 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

  • 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