What Happened in 1990 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 1,004

  • Jun 3rd Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 4th 24th Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton & Patty Loveless
  • Jun 4th Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy
  • Jun 4th LA Dodger Ramon Martinez strikes out 18 Atlanta Braves
  • Jun 4th NY Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx area code 917
  • Jun 4th Dr Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die

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Jun 5th South African troops plunder Nelson Mandela's home

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jun 6th 2nd International Rock Awards
  • Jun 6th For 2nd time this season, Cecil Fielder belts 3 home runs in a game
  • Jun 6th Stump Merrill replaces Bucky Dent as NY Yankee manager

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Jun 7th Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Jun 7th South Africa president F W de Klerk lifts 4 year olf state of emergency
  • Jun 8th "It's Garry Shandling's Show" last airs on Fox-TV
  • Jun 8th Phil Bradley hits 18th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history
  • Jun 9th 122nd Belmont: Michael Kinane aboard Go & Go wins in 2:27.2
  • Jun 9th FIFA World Cup: Czechoslovakia beats USA 5-1 in World Cup match

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 9th Dodger Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle with baseball's switch hit HRs in 10 games

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jun 9th Kerry Kennedy (daughter of Robert) & Andrew Coumo (Mario's son) wed
  • Jun 9th Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage
  • Jun 10th "Accomplice" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • Jun 10th "Meet Me in St Louis" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 253 performances

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Jun 10th 8th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus

  • Jun 10th Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing
  • Jun 10th Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland
  • Jun 10th Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Jun 10th Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Fla for obscenity

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 10th 89th Men's French Open: Andres Gomez beats Andre Agassi (6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 10th 89th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 11th Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of US flag unconstitutional

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Jun 11th UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador

  • Jun 11th Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress

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Jun 11th Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson & Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • Jun 12th Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite the Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game

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Jun 12th NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti

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Jun 12th Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

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Jun 12th Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Jun 12th NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning
  • Jun 13th "Les Miserables" opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
  • Jun 13th Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya
  • Jun 13th Nelson & Winnie Mandela welcomed in NYC
  • Jun 13th Wash DC mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term
  • Jun 14th 44th NBA Championship: Det Pistons beat Por Trailblazers, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 14th Date of the events in the movie Mr Destiny
  • Jun 14th NL announces plans to expand from 12 to 14 teams for 1993 season
  • Jun 14th Supreme Court rules police check for drunk drivers constitutional
  • Jun 15th "Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty & Madonna premieres
  • Jun 16th "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer peaks at #8
  • Jun 16th Nelson & Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam
  • Jun 17th "Some Americans Abroad" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 62 performances
  • Jun 17th "Zoya's Apartment" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Jun 17th 90th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 280 at Medinah CC in Medinah Il
  • Jun 17th Christa Johnson wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
  • Jun 18th After being undefeated in the 1982 FIFA World Cup Cameroon suffer their 1st loss. Soviet Union wins 4-0.
  • Jun 18th 1st sudden death US Open Golf Championship is won by Hale Irwin
  • Jun 19th Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al Lopez's NL mark
  • Jun 20th 40,000-50,000 die in a (7.6) earthquake in Iran
  • Jun 20th Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US
  • Jun 20th Asteroid Eureka is discovered.
  • Jun 21st 7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000
  • Jun 21st Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame
  • Jun 21st NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 4th victim, Larry Parham
  • Jun 21st Parliaments of W & E Germany recognize Oder-Neissegrens
  • Jun 21st US House of Representatives votes 254-177 to stop US flag burning, doesn't pass
  • Jun 21st At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball cap & proclaims "I am a Yankee!"

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 22nd Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • Jun 22nd Braves replace manager Russ Nixon with GM Bobby Cox
  • Jun 22nd Florida passes a law which prohibits wearing a thong bathing suit
  • Jun 22nd Longest game in Toronto, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns
  • Jun 22nd Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing, which has happened in South Africa, calls for a revision of the position that the Organisation has taken in its struggle against apartheid; he adds that a democratic, non-racial SA is within reach

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Jun 22nd Adam Sandler joins "Saturday Night Live"

  • Jun 23rd A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Statue of Liberty
  • Jun 23rd Moldavia declares independence
  • Jun 23rd Police find marijuana at Chuck Berry's home
  • Jun 23rd TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of year
  • Jun 23rd Zimbabwe beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • Jun 23rd African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, on a US tour, receives a tumultuous welcome in Boston.
  • Jun 24th Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 25th "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • Jun 25th 120°F in Phoenix Arizona
  • Jun 25th NBC decides to air episodes of "Quantum Leap" for 5 straight days
  • Jun 25th Supreme Court rules family members cannot end lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known
  • Jun 25th Anti-government riots break out in Lusaka, Zambia
  • Jun 25th African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela meets with President George H. W. Bush at the White House
  • Jun 26th 122°F in Phoenix Arizona
  • Jun 26th 8 KS & OK radio stations boycott k d lang, due to her anti-meat ad
  • Jun 26th New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg release from hospital after fall
  • Jun 27th Jose Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oak A's contract
  • Jun 27th Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims
  • Jun 28th Emmy 17th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 11th time
  • Jun 29th Marla Maples father sues National Enquirer for $12M
  • Jun 29th NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game win streak
  • Jun 29th A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays & Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues
  • Jun 29th World's first female diocesan Anglican bishop, Dr Penny Jamieson, appointed in New Zealand
  • Jun 30th East & West Germany merge their economies
  • Jul 1st 11th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Lee Trevino
  • Jul 1st 18th du Maurier Golf Classic: Cathy Johnston
  • Jul 1st 1st Zen winter session in Sydney Zen Center's Gorrick's Run Zendo
  • Jul 1st Despite Andy Hawkins no-hitting White Sox, Yankees lose 4-0
  • Jul 1st Dordrecht '90 soccer team forms in Dordrecht
  • Jul 1st FC Swells soccer team forms in Swells

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 484 of 484

  • Nov 7th Lawrence Durrell, Indian/English author (Alexandria Quartet, Mount Olive), dies at 78
  • Nov 8th Anya Seton, US author, dies
  • Nov 8th Grampy Davis, dies of heart attack at 87
  • Nov 10th Lisa Kirk, US Broadway-singer, dies
  • Nov 10th Ronnie Dyson, US singer (Salvation-I Don't Wanna Cry), dies at 40
  • Nov 10th Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (b. 1914)
  • Nov 11th Attilio Demaría, Argentinian footballer (b. 1909)
  • Nov 11th Alexis Minotis, Greek actor (b. 1898)
  • Nov 12th Dave Willock, actor (Queen of Outer Space), dies at 81
  • Nov 12th Eve Arden, American actress (Our Miss Brooks), dies at 82
  • Nov 12th Nico Haak, Dutch singer (Foxy Foxtrot), dies
  • Nov 12th Rifaat El-Maghub, Egyptian MP leader, murdered
  • Nov 12th Yannis Ritsos, Greek poet and political activist, dies at 81
  • Nov 13th Charlie Carpenter, dies at 77
  • Nov 14th K L Poll, journalist/author, dies
  • Nov 14th Malcolm Muggeridge, WW II spy for Britain, dies at 87
  • Nov 14th Robert Mariano, entertainer, dies at 21
  • Nov 15th Bill E Herndon, actor (Rivals), dies at 54
  • Nov 15th Alydar, American racehorse (b. 1975)

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Nov 17th Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

  • Nov 18th Peter Schilperoort, saxophonist/clarinetist, dies
  • Nov 19th Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (b. 1900)
  • Nov 19th Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77
  • Nov 21st Dean Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1954)
  • Nov 23rd Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37
  • Nov 23rd Nguyen Van Tam, PM of Vietnam (1952-53), dies
  • Nov 23rd Renate Rubinstein, author/columnist (Tamar), dies

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Nov 23rd Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), dies at 74

Author Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl
  • Nov 24th Bulent Arel, Turkish-born electronic composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 24th Nistani Keiji, philosopher, dies in Kyoto Japan
  • Nov 24th Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896)
  • Nov 24th Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • Nov 24th Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer of the depression, dies at 80
  • Nov 25th Bill Vukovich, Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27
  • Nov 26th David White, actor (Bewitched), dies of heart attack at 74
  • Nov 27th David White, actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched), dies at 74
  • Nov 28th Tamara De Treaux, actress (ET), dies at 31
  • Nov 30th Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, dies at 78
  • Nov 30th Horst Bienek, German author, dies
  • Nov 30th Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review), dies at 75
  • Dec 1st Jan H de Groot, Dutch co-founder (Vrij Nederland), dies

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Dec 1st Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Indian diplomat and politician, dies at 90

Indian Politician and Diplomat Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Indian Politician and Diplomat
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

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Dec 2nd Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Fanfare for Common Man), dies at 90

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • Dec 2nd Robert Cummings, actor (Love that Bob), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • Dec 3rd Gavin Reed, actor (Body Beneath), dies at 59
  • Dec 4th Edward Binns, US actor (12 Angry One), dies of heart attack at 74
  • Dec 5th Steven Shaw, dies at 25

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Dec 6th Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia's founding father, 1st Prime Minister of Malaya (1957-63) and Malaysia (1963-70), dies at 87

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • Dec 7th Delecta "Dee" Clark, US singer (Raindrops), dies at 52
  • Dec 7th Horst Bienek, writer, dies at 60
  • Dec 7th Joan Bennett, US actress (House Across the Bay), dies at 80
  • Dec 7th Jean Paul Lemieux, Quebec painter (b. 1904)
  • Dec 7th Peter Mieg, Swiss composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 8th Martin Ritt, US, director/actor (Norma Rae), dies at 70
  • Dec 8th Pony Sherrell Metcalf, NY, singer, dies of heart attack
  • Dec 9th Mike Mazurski, wrestler/actor (Centerfold Girls), dies at 80
  • Dec 10th Armand Hammer, CEO (Occidental Petroleum), dies at 92
  • Dec 11th Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker, dies at 92

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Dec 13th Alice Marble, California, tennis star, dies at 77

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • Dec 13th Friedrich Dörrenmatt, Swiss writer (Besuch der alten Dame), dies at 69
  • Dec 14th Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss writer, dies of heart failure at 69
  • Dec 14th Hope Sansberry, actress (Rats are Coming), dies at 94
  • Dec 14th Johannes von Thurn und Taxis, prince in Germany, dies at 64
  • Dec 15th Betty Warren actress (Passport to Pimlico), dies
  • Dec 15th Jean Paige, actress (Capt Blood, Black Beauty), dies
  • Dec 16th Douglas Campbell, American pilot (b. 1896)
  • Dec 17th Don Draper, actor (Pepper Agent 00X), dies of AIDS at 61
  • Dec 17th Mieke Verstraete, Belgian/Neth actress (Pleasant Settled), dies at 79
  • Dec 18th Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • Dec 18th Paul Tortelier, composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 19th Basil Henson, actor (Change Partners), dies of stroke at 71
  • Dec 21st Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aeronautical engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; b. 1910)
  • Dec 22nd Cecil Effinger, composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 22nd Helene Stanley, actress (Carnival Story, Roar of the Crowd), dies
  • Dec 23rd Frank King, cricketer (WI fast bowler played 14 Tests 1953-56), dies
  • Dec 24th Thorbjørn Egner, Norwegian author (b. 1922)
  • Dec 25th Marguerite N Wittenberg, entertainer, dies of cancer at 77
  • Dec 26th Nancy Cruznan, accident victim/right-to-die case, dies at 33
  • Dec 28th Ed van der Elsken, Dutch photographer (Sweet Life), dies at 65
  • Dec 28th Kiel Martin, actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 46
  • Dec 28th Lucas Polhaupessy, Moluccan leader, dies
  • Dec 31st Dalton Cathey, dies of AIDS at 44
  • Dec 31st George Allen, US football coach (LA Rams, Wash Redskins), dies
  • Dec 31st Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A), dies at 62