Historical Events in October 1990

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

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1st US President George H. W. Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st 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
  • 7th Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic
  • 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