Today in History for May 1990

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 89 of 89

1st - "Prelude to a Kiss" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
2nd - "Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 perfs
2nd - South Africa & African National Congress open talks to end apartheid
4th - Angela Bowie reveals that ex husband David slept with 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
6th - Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in SC
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
Actor Tom CruiseActor Tom Cruise 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 perfs
10th - French TGV-train hits record speed of 510.6 kph
10th - Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella
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
12th - Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting
12th - NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'ConnorSinger-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor 13th - "Change in the Heir" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 16 perfs
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 perfs
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 pension rights for both men & women
17th - WIBC Bowling Queens won by Patty Ann
Painter Vincent van GoghPainter Vincent van Gogh 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
18th - Jari Kurri sets a record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game, registering three goals and two assists vs the Boston Bruins
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 1st photograph's from space
NHL Star Jari KurriNHL Star Jari Kurri 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
22nd - Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game
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
23rd - Cost of rescuing savings & loan failures is put at up to $130 billion
23rd - Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,856.26
NFL Legend Deion SandersNFL Legend Deion Sanders 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
26th - Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20
27th - 74th Indianapolis 500 runs
27th - Caesar Gaviria Trujillo chosen pres 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
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley 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
29th - Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic
29th - Dow Jones average hits a record 2,870.49
29th - NY Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & hire Bud Harrelson
29th - Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record
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
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson 31st - NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 3rd victim, Joseph Ponce
31st - Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC as Seinfeld Chronicles

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 11 of 11

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

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

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
Singer Patti PageSinger Patti Page (12th) 12th - Singer Patti Page (62) weds Jerry Filiciotto

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 30 of 30

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, dies
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, Ital 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
Muppeteer Jim HensonMuppeteer Jim Henson (16th) 16th - Jim Henson, puppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), dies at 53
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

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