Historical Events for Year 1990

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Events 1 - 150 of 1,005

Jan 1st - David Dinkins sworn in as 1st African American mayor of New York City
Jan 1st - Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ
Jan 1st - NYC MTA stops token redemption at subway stations
Jan 1st - Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV
Jan 1st - FCC implements "SYNDEX" giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs
Jan 1st - 76th Rose Bowl: #12 Southern California beats #3 Michigan, 17-10
Jan 1st - 56th Sugar Bowl: #2 Miami beats #7 Alabama, 33-25
Jan 1st - 19th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Florida State beats #6 Nebraska, 41-17
Jan 1st - 56th Orange Bowl: #4 Notre Dame beats #1 Colorado, 21-6
Jan 2nd - Dow Jones hits record 2,800 (2,810.15)
Jan 2nd - Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)
Jan 3rd - Panama's leader Gen Manuel Noriega surrenders to US authorities
Jan 5th - J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL
Jan 6th - NY Lotto pays $35 million to one winner (#s are 18-25-26-32-42-44)
Jan 7th - Lynn Jennings runs world record indoor 5km indoor at 15:22.64
Jan 7th - Tower of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far
Jan 9th - 64th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit
Jan 9th - Boston Celtics worst ever (6 pts in 2nd vs NJ Nets) & lose 87-78
Jan 9th - Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 9th - US Supreme Court strikes down Dallas' ordinance imposing strict zoning on sexually oriented businesses
Jan 10th - "Les Miserables," opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore
Jan 10th - China lifts martial law (imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre)
Jan 10th - NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
Jan 11th - 200,000 demand return of Lithuania's independence
Jan 11th - Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84
Jan 11th - Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)
NHL Star Pat LaFontaineNHL Star Pat LaFontaine Jan 11th - Pat LaFontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight
Jan 12th - Civil Rights activist Rev Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Bkln
Jan 12th - Romania bans Communist party (1st Warsaw Pact member to do so)
Jan 13th - 1st elected African American Governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)
Jan 14th - "Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV
Jan 14th - 11th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the events in Beijing, China
Jan 14th - Perez de Cuellar says he has lost all hope for peace in Gulf
Jan 14th - AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 37-21
Jan 14th - NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Los Angeles Rams 30-3
Boxing Champ George ForemanBoxing Champ George Foreman Jan 15th - 42 year old George Foreman KOs Gerry Cooney in 2 rounds in Atlantic City
Jan 15th - 6th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Santa Barbara wins
Jan 15th - AT&T experiences long distance problems due to a computer glitch
Jan 15th - Blue Jay Cecil Fielder signs with Detroit as a free agent
Jan 15th - NY Knicks Trent Tucker scores with 1/10 sec, beats Bulls, 109-106
Jan 16th - 2 Bank of Credit & Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering
Jan 17th - 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
Jan 17th - Dave Stewart signs record $3,500,000 per year Oak A's contract
Jan 17th - Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters &
Jan 17th - Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Jan 18th - South Africa says its reconsidering ban on African Natl Congress
Jan 18th - Wash DC, Mayor Marion Barry arrested in drug enforcement sting
Jan 19th - Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, v Australia at Adelaide
Jan 19th - Police break up protests in Johannesburg against the cricket players defying a boycott on playing in apartheid South Africa
Actor Tom CruiseActor Tom Cruise Jan 20th - 47th Golden Globes: Born on the Fouth of July, Tom Cruise, & Michelle Pfeiffer win
Jan 20th - US 64th manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) returns from space
Jan 20th - Black January - crackdown of Azerbaijani pro-independence demonstrations by Soviet army in Baku.
Jan 21st - 41st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 12-7 at Pittsburgh
Jan 21st - Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association exec director
Jan 21st - John McEnroe becomes 1st ever player to be expelled from the Australian Open
Jan 21st - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
Jan 22nd - 17th American Music Awards: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win
Jan 22nd - Wasim Akram scores Test century (123) at Adelaide
Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula AbdulSinger & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul Jan 22nd - Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants
Jan 22nd - Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet worm.
Jan 22nd - President Mikhail Gorbachev sends Red Troops into the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan
Jan 23rd - Dean Jones scores twin Test tons v Pakistan at Adelaide Oval
Jan 24th - Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon
Jan 24th - 14th Commonwealth Games open in Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 25th - Avianca Flight 52, runs out of fuel & crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die
Jan 25th - Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jail
Jan 25th - The Burns' Day windstorm storm hits northwestern Europe.
Jan 25th - Honduras becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail GorbachevGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev Jan 25th - Around 39 people, among them children, as a storm hits England
Jan 26th - Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica & South Atlantic
Jan 26th - Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking African American female in a major-league front office)
Jan 27th - 6th Sundance Film Festival: "Chameleon Street" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
Jan 28th - "Independent on Sunday" begins publishing in London
Jan 28th - Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
Jan 28th - Romanian protest against Ion Iliescu government
Jan 28th - 78th Men's Australian Open: Ivan Lendl beats Stefan Edberg (4-6, 7-6, 5-2)
Jan 28th - 78th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Mary Joe Fernandez (6-3, 6-4)
Jan 29th - Exxon Valdez capt Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf Jan 31st - 1st McDonalds in Russia opens in Moscow, world's biggest McDonalds
Jan 31st - 1st ever all-sports daily "National" begins publishing
Jan 31st - Jushin "Thunder" Liger beats Naoki Sano to become New Japan IWGP champ
Jan 31st - The first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow, USSR.
Feb 2nd - South Africa's Pres FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs
Feb 3rd - Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitation
Feb 3rd - Jockey Billy Shoemaker (58), retires after 40,350 horse race
Feb 3rd - 14th Commonwealth Games close in Auckland, New Zealand
Feb 4th - 10 Israeli tourists murdered near Cairo
Feb 4th - Anders Holmertz swims world record 400 m freestyle (3:40.81)
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry Feb 4th - Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45:04)
Feb 4th - Lyudmila Narozhi-Lenko runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.69)
Feb 4th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-21
Feb 4th - Pat Bradley wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
Feb 4th - Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar)
Feb 4th - St Petersburg Pelicans beat West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win 1st Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship
Feb 5th - Notre Dame becomes 1st team to sell its game to a major network (NBC)
Feb 6th - Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50
Feb 6th - Ground breaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium
Feb 6th - Steve Briers of Wales recited the entire lyrics of Queen's album "A Night At The Opera" in 9 minutes & 58.44 seconds backwards!
Feb 7th - Karachi police kill 22 anti-nationalistic demonstrators
Feb 7th - USSR Communist party agrees to allow opposition political parties
NHL Legend Brett HullNHL Legend Brett Hull Feb 7th - Lisa Leslie of Morningside HS in Inglewood California scores 101 in 1st half, South Torrance HS decides not to play 2nd half & loses 102-24
Feb 8th - David Hares "Racing Demon" premieres in London
Feb 8th - "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
Feb 9th - "Bradys" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV
Feb 9th - Doina Melinte runs world indoor record 1.5k (4:00:27) & mile (4:17:13)
Feb 9th - Galileo flies by Venus
Feb 9th - Namibia's constitution ratified
Feb 9th - 40th Berlin International Film Festival: "Music Box" and "Larks on a String" win the Golden Bear (tie)
Feb 10th - 6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome)
Feb 10th - Pierrer Water pulls product from shelf due to benzine in water
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela Feb 10th - South African President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be freed on Feb 11th
Feb 10th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
Feb 11th - 40th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 130-113 at Miami
Feb 11th - James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to win heavyweight boxing crown
Feb 11th - Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa
Feb 11th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
Feb 13th - 50 killed at Inkatha-UDF battle in Natal, South Africa
Feb 13th - Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games
Feb 13th - US, Britain & France give Germany OK to reunify
Feb 14th - Alan Ayckbourn's "Man of the Moment," premieres in London
Feb 14th - Perrier recalls 160 million bottles of sparkling water after traces of benzene, a carcinogen, are found in some
Feb 14th - Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system
NBA Legend Larry BirdNBA Legend Larry Bird Feb 15th - Baseball owners lock out players
Feb 18th - Jane Crafter wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
Feb 18th - 32nd Daytona 500: Derrike Cope wins (165.761 MPH)
Feb 19th - Police kill 8 demonstrators for multi party system in Nepal
Feb 19th - Soyuz TM-9 lands
Feb 21st - 32nd Grammy Awards: Wind Beneath My Wings, Nick of Time wins
Feb 22nd - 1st day India v NZ cricket at Auckland NZ 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps
Feb 23rd - Ian Smith 173* NZ v India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat
Feb 24th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiia Ladies Golf Open
Feb 25th - Australia beat Pakistan 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
Feb 25th - Nicaraguans votes out Sandinistas
Feb 25th - On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her for long
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel Feb 26th - USSR agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czech by July, 1991
Feb 26th - The Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections.
Feb 27th - Exxon Corp & Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts (Valdez)
Feb 27th - No-one elected to Hall of Fame for 2nd time in 3 years
Royal Navy sailors lining up for their daily rum rationRoyal Navy sailors lining up for their daily rum ration

Feb 27th - Final day of the rum ration in the Royal New Zealand Navy
Feb 28th - Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine
Feb 28th - US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit
Mar 1st - Benin nullifies its constitution
Mar 1st - Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as president of Uruguay
Mar 1st - Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Mar 2nd - Greyhound Bus goes on strike
Mar 2nd - Mark Tewsksbury swims world record 50m backstroke (25.06 sec)
Mar 3rd - Carole Gist (20) is the 1st African American to be crowned Miss USA in Wichita, Kansas
Mar 4th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
Mar 4th - US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) returns from space
Mar 6th - SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08:17

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