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
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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
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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 pension rights for both 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 1st photograph's 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

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

MLB Star Andre Dawson
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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
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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 pres of Colombia
  • 27th Jan Stephenson wins J C Penney LPGA Golf Skins Game

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27th Pat Bradley wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
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Pat Bradley
  • 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

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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

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

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
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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

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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

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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, 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

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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