What Happened in May 1990

Historical Events

  • 1st "Prelude to a Kiss" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
  • 2nd "Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 performances
  • 2nd South Africa & African National Congress open talks to end apartheid

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4th Angela Bowie reveals that ex husband David slept with Mick Jagger

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 4th Latvia's parliament votes 138-0 (1 abstention) for Independence
  • 4th Oriole Gregg Olson sets relief pitcher rec of 41 cons scoreless inns
  • 4th Pakistan beat Aust by 36 runs to win Austral-Asia Cup, Sharjah
  • 5th 116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02
  • 5th ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Chris Warren
  • 5th 35th Eurovision Song Contest: Toto Cutugno for Italy wins singing "Insieme: 1992" in Zagreb
  • 6th Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • 6th Former president PW Botha quits South Africa's ruling National Party

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6th Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in SC

Actor Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
  • 8th Cuyahoga County voters approve sin tax to build Cleveland Gateway
  • 8th Reindependence Day of Estonia
  • 9th NY Newsday reporter Jimmy Breslin suspended for a racial slur
  • 9th Sampdoria of Italy win 30th European Cup Winner's Cup against Anderlecht of Belgium 2-0 in Gothenburg
  • 9th NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat Washington Capitals, 4 games to 0
  • 10th "Zoya's Apartment" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 10th French TGV-train hits record speed of 510.6 kph

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10th Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 11th NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt
  • 12th 3rd time "Saturday Night Live" uses time delay (Andrew Dice Clay hosts)
  • 12th Comic Relief USA '90 (4th one) raises $4.7 million

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12th Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O'Connor
  • 12th NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
  • 13th "Change in the Heir" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 13th Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic
  • 14th 46th time opposing pitchers hit HR, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)
  • 14th Dow Jones average hits a record 2,821.53
  • 15th "Cemetery Club" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 56 performances

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15th "Portrait of Doctor Gachet" by Vincent van Gogh sold for $82.5 million

  • 15th Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,822.45
  • 15th Edmonton Oiler Klima beats Boston Bruins in 6th period
  • 15th Mona Grudt, 19, of Norway, crowned 39th Miss Universe
  • 16th Dominican Republic President JoaquĆ­n Ricardo Balaguer re-elected
  • 17th Cheers' star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days for DWI
  • 17th Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,831.71
  • 17th European court rules on pension rights for men & women
  • 17th WIBC Bowling Queens won by Patty Ann
  • 17th World Health Organization takes homosexuality out of its list of mental illnesses
  • 18th East and West Germany sign a monetary union treaty
  • 18th Cubs Ryne Sandberg ends 2nd baseman record 123 errorless game streak
  • 18th Judy Carne arrested at JFK airport on an 11 year old drug warrant
  • 18th TV movie "Return To Green Acres" airs

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18th Jari Kurri sets a record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game, registering three goals and two assists vs the Boston Bruins

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • 19th 115th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Summer Squall wins in 1:53.6
  • 19th General Elvis, TV Drama last airs on ABC
  • 20th "Truly Blessed" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 33 performances
  • 20th Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Golf International
  • 20th Hubble Space Telescope sends its 1st photographs from space
  • 21st Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,844.68
  • 21st Last episode of "Newhart" airs on CBS-TV
  • 21st 43rd Cannes Film Festival: "Wild at Heart" directed by David Lynch wins the Palme d'Or
  • 22nd Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,852.23
  • 22nd Final episode of "Newhart" airs
  • 22nd Microsoft releases Windows 3.0
  • 22nd North & South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

22nd Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson

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22nd Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 23rd Cost of rescuing savings & loan failures is put at up to $130 billion
  • 23rd Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,856.26
  • 23rd NY Yankees hit 6 home runs to beat Minnesota Twins 12-0
  • 23rd 34th European Cup: Milan beats Benfica 1-0 at Vienna
  • 24th Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 24th A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both.
  • 26th China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

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26th Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 27th 74th Indianapolis 500 runs
  • 27th Caesar Gaviria Trujillo chosen President of Colombia
  • 27th Jan Stephenson wins J C Penney LPGA Golf Skins Game
  • 27th Pat Bradley wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 27th Radical Democratic Party holds 1st political meetings in Moscow
  • 28th Cesar Gaviria Trujillo installed as president of Colombia
  • 28th "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 28th Eugenia Charles' Dominican Freedom Party wins election in Dominica
  • 28th Longest wheelie (David Robilliard with 5h12m33s (Channel Islands)
  • 29th An earthquake hit Peru, killing 56

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

29th Boris Yeltsin is elected President of the Russian Republic

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 29th Dow Jones average hits a record 2,870.49
  • 29th NY Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & hire Bud Harrelson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

29th Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 30th 135 die in a (6.4) earthquake in Peru
  • 30th Dow Jones average hits a record 2,878.56
  • 30th Earthquake hit Peru, killing 135
  • 31st 63rd National Spelling Bee: Amy Marie Dimak wins spelling fibranne
  • 31st BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Dana Miller-Mackie
  • 31st NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 3rd victim, Joseph Ponce

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

31st Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC as Seinfeld Chronicles

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld

Famous Birthdays

  • 2nd Kay Panabaker, American actor
  • 5th Tatiana Celia Kennedy Schlossberg, daughter of Caroline, born in NYC, New York
  • 14th Emily Samuelson, American ice dancer
  • 15th Joe Mattock, English football player
  • 17th Leven Rambin, American actress
  • 24th Joey Logano, American racecar driver
  • 26th Zenouska Mowatt, granddaughter of English princess Alexandra
  • 27th Ekaterina Zaikina, Russian figure skater
  • 29th Dave Morton, American guitarist
  • 30th Dean Collins, American actor
  • 31st Liberty Irene Kasem, daughter of Casey & Jean Kasam

Famous Weddings

  • 5th "Crocodile Dundee" actors Paul Hogan (50) weds Linda Kozlowski (32) at their newly built $3 million mansion at Faraway Possum Creek in New South Wales, Australia

HeartWedding of Interest

12th Singer Patti Page (62) weds Jerry Filiciotto

Singer Patti Page
Patti Page

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Sunset Carson, cowboy actor (El Paso Kid, Oregon Trail), dies at 62
  • 2nd David Rappaport, 3'11' actor (Wizard, LA Law), shoots himself at 38
  • 2nd Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 49
  • 2nd William Levi Dawson, composer, dies at 90
  • 3rd Pimen, [Sergei Irzyekov], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 79
  • 4th Don Appell, American writer and director, dies at 70
  • 6th Charles Farrell, actor (Vern-My Little Margie), dies at 89
  • 7th Jessica James, actress (Spring Break), dies of breast cancer at 60
  • 8th Tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies
  • 9th Luigi Nono, Italian composer (Intolleranza), dies at 66
  • 9th Pauline Frederick, pioneering American journalist and author, dies at 84
  • 10th Susan Oliver, actress (Disorderly Orderly), dies of cancer at 61
  • 10th Walker Percy, physician/novelist (Lancelot), dies of cancer at 73
  • 12th Chen Kenmin, Japanese chef (b. 1912)
  • 13th Venedikt Jerofejev, Russian writer, dies
  • 14th Andre Ameller, composer, dies at 78
  • 16th Dag Drollet, Cheyenne Brando's boyfriend killed by brother Christian

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16th Jim Henson, puppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), dies at 53

Muppeteer Jim Henson
Jim Henson
  • 16th Sammy Davis Jr, singer/actor (Golden Boy), dies at 64
  • 18th Jill Ireland, actress (Carry on Nurse, Family), dies of cancer at 54
  • 21st Franklyn Seales, actor (Silver Spoon, Onion Field), dies of AIDS at 37
  • 21st Mary Victor Bruce, who flew around empire state bldg in 1930, dies
  • 21st Moelvi Mohammed Farouk, Indian spiritual leader, murdered
  • 22nd Max Wall, actor (Jabberwocky), dies
  • 22nd Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure
  • 25th Vic Tayback, actor (Mel-Alice), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 27th Robert B. Meyner, American politician (b. 1908)
  • 28th Giorgio Manganelli, writer, dies at 67
  • 28th Hussein Bin Onn, 1st minister of Malasia (1976-81), dies
  • 28th Joseph Hardy, actor/director (Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 71