What Happened in October 1990

Historical Events

  • 1st 10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda
  • 1st Meteorite explode above Pacific Ocean

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1st US President Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait

US President George H. W. Bush
US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1st Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy

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1st Saddam Hussein says he may be willing to negotiate the occupation of Kuwait and would consider foreign participation in negotiations

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 2nd "Michael Feinstein in Concert" opens at Golden NYC for 30 performances
  • 2nd Allies cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
  • 2nd Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die
  • 2nd US Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter's appointment to Supreme Court
  • 2nd Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors
  • 3rd Reunification of East & West Germany. West German flag raised above Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight

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3rd George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 3rd Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (& 51st)
  • 3rd Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
  • 4th "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 4th Regional elections held, in what is East Germany
  • 4th U.S. premiere of Fox TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210"
  • 5th Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)
  • 6th US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit
  • 6th Solar Polar Orbiter 'Ulysses' launched

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7th Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 7th Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens
  • 8th 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
  • 8th Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters
  • 8th US doctors Joseph E Murray & E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize
  • 9th David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • 9th Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon
  • 9th Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile
  • 9th Fear of war and long-term supply disruptions as Hussein threatens Israel
  • 10th US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) returns from space
  • 10th American Petroleum Institute (API) reports crude inventories dropped by more than 4 MMB in the last week
  • 10th MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • 11th "Miser" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 93 performances
  • 11th Center for Urban archaeology opens in NYC South Street Seaport Museum
  • 11th Octavio Paz wins Nobel Prize for literature
  • 11th Oil hits a record $40.42 per barrel
  • 11th Libya's Qadhafi says Israel must be eliminated
  • 11th UK Foreign Secretary Hurd says force would be used if Iraq does not withdrawal from Kuwait
  • 12th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 12th MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 2
  • 13th First Russian Orthodox service in over 70 years held in St Basil's Cathedral, in Red Square, Moscow
  • 13th Target Center in Minneapolis opens
  • 14th Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship

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14th SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

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15th Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 16th "Stand Up Tragedy" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • 16th Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
  • 16th Reds beat A's 7-0, ending Oakland's 10-game post-season winning streak
  • 16th US forces reach 200,000 in Persian Gulf

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17th "Jackie Mason - Brand New" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 17th "Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, NY & His Majesty's Theatre, Perth

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17th Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong drops out of school to pursue a career in music

  • 18th "Once on this Island" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 469 performances
  • 19th HCA, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, forms in Prague

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19th "Dances with Wolves" directed by Kevin Costner and starring Kevin Costner and Mary McDonnell premieres in Washington, D.C. (Best Picture 1991)

  • 20th 3 members of 2 Live Crew acquitted on obsenity charges in Florida
  • 20th Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq)
  • 20th Cincinnati Reds sweep Oakland A's in 86th World Series

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21st Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • 21st The first Apple Day, is held in Covent Garden, London.
  • 23rd Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages
  • 24th USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 25th "Les Miserables" opens again at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia

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25th Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 25th NY Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991)
  • 27th "Michael Feinstein in Concert" closes at Golden NYC after 30 performances
  • 27th Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled
  • 27th Supreme Soviet of Kirghiz SSR chooses Askar Akayev as republic's first president.
  • 29th 30 die in a (5.7) earthquake in Algeria
  • 30th Britain and France complete the "Chunnel" under the English Channel
  • 31st Pakistan make 3-0 drubbing of NZ, Waqar Younis 29 series wkts

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Charlie McDonnell, British YouTube Personality
  • 2nd Dean Bouzanis, Australian soccer player
  • 3rd Rhian Denise Ramos, Filipino actress
  • 5th Myles Jeffrey, American actor
  • 12th Henri Lansbury, English footballer
  • 18th Carly Schroeder, American actress
  • 21st Ricky Rubio, Spanish basketball player
  • 22nd Jonathan William Lipnicki, actor (Jeff Foxworthy Show, Jerry McGuirre)
  • 23rd Stevie Brock, American singer
  • 29th Carlson Young, American actress
  • 31st James Charles Lewis aka Lil' JJ, American actor/singer

Famous Weddings


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20th US Senator Rand Paul (27) weds freelance writer Kelley Ashby

United States Senator Rand Paul
United States Senator
Rand Paul

Famous Divorces

  • 14th Jeff Goldblum & wife Geena Davis file for divorce after nearly 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Christine Forrest, actress (Martin), dies
  • 1st Curtis E LeMay, USAF General/VP candidate, dies at 83
  • 3rd Stefano Casiraghi, Princess Caroline of Monaco husband, dies at 30
  • 3rd Eleanor Steber, eminent American soprano dies in Langhorne, PA
  • 4th Avis Bunnage, actor (Loneliness of Long Distance Runner), dies at 67
  • 4th Jill Bennett, actress (Skull, Hawks), dies of undisclosed causes at 58
  • 5th Meir Kahane, founder of Jewish defense league, assassinated at 58
  • 7th J Teengs Gerritsen, resistance fighter, dies
  • 7th John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer, dies at 84
  • 7th Juan Jose Arevalo, president of Guatemala (1945-51), dies
  • 8th B.J. Wilson, English musician (Procol Harum) (b. 1947)
  • 9th Richard Murdoch, actor (Lilli Marlene), dies of heart attack at 83
  • 10th Carlos Thompson, actor (Mistress of the World), dies at 67
  • 10th Dick Jorgensen, NFL referee, dies at 56
  • 10th Michael A Salcido, dies at 39
  • 10th Tom Murton, American penologist (b. 1928)
  • 11th Douglas Edwards, WW II correspondent, dies of cancer at 73
  • 11th Robert Tessier, actor (Nightwish, Future Force), dies at 56
  • 12th Max Tailleur, adjunct prince Bernhard/Jewish humorist, dies
  • 12th Rifaat Maghub, president Egyptian MP, murdered
  • 13th Hans Freudenthal, mathematician/director OW&OC (F Institution), dies
  • 13th Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), dies at 78
  • 14th Leonard Bernstein, composer, dies of heart attack at 72
  • 15th Delphine Seyrig, dies of lung disease at 58
  • 16th Art Blakey, jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers), dies of cancer at 71
  • 16th Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American classical pianist (b. 1914)
  • 17th Ralph Abernathy, civil rights activist, dies at 64
  • 20th Joel McCrea, actor (Ramrod), dies of pulmonary complications at 84
  • 20th Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter dies at 72
  • 23rd Louis Althusser, French philosopher, dies
  • 26th William Paley, CEO (CBS), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • 27th Elliott Roosevelt, son of FDR, dies at 80
  • 27th Ugo Tognazzi actor/director (La Cage Aux Folles), dies at 68
  • 27th Xavier Cugart, bandlander, dies of heart failure at 90
  • 27th Xavier Cugat, Spanish-born musician (b. 1900)
  • 27th Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, daughter of assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1901)
  • 29th William French Smith, attorney general (1980), dies at 73 of cancer
  • 30th Craig Russell, female impersonator, dies of an AIDS-stroke at 42
  • 30th Henry Lauter, actor (Tarzan's Fight), dies
  • 31st Graig Russel, Canadian travel expert/transvestite, dies
  • 31st Hugh McPhillips, dies at 70