Historical Events in October 1990

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

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Oct 1 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
  • Oct 1 Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy

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Oct 1 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
  • Oct 2 "Michael Feinstein in Concert" opens at Golden NYC for 30 performances
  • Oct 2 Allies cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
  • Oct 2 Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die
  • Oct 2 US Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter's appointment to Supreme Court
  • Oct 2 Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors
  • Oct 3 Reunification of East & West Germany. West German flag raised above Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight

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

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Oct 3 Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (& 51st)
  • Oct 3 Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
  • Oct 4 "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Oct 4 Regional elections held, in what is East Germany
  • Oct 4 U.S. premiere of Fox TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210"
  • Oct 5 Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)
  • Oct 6 US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit
  • Oct 6 Solar Polar Orbiter 'Ulysses' launched
  • Oct 7 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic
  • Oct 7 Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens
  • Oct 8 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
  • Oct 8 Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters
  • Oct 8 US doctors Joseph E Murray & E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize
  • Oct 9 David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • Oct 9 Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon
  • Oct 9 Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile
  • Oct 9 Fear of war and long-term supply disruptions as Hussein threatens Israel
  • Oct 10 US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) returns from space
  • Oct 10 American Petroleum Institute (API) reports crude inventories dropped by more than 4 MMB in the last week
  • Oct 10 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 11 "Miser" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 93 performances
  • Oct 11 Center for Urban archaeology opens in NYC South Street Seaport Museum
  • Oct 11 Octavio Paz wins Nobel Prize for literature
  • Oct 11 Oil hits a record $40.42 per barrel
  • Oct 11 Libya's Qadhafi says Israel must be eliminated
  • Oct 11 UK Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd says force would be used if Iraq does not withdraw from Kuwait
  • Oct 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 12 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 13 First Russian Orthodox service in over 70 years held in St Basil's Cathedral, in Red Square, Moscow
  • Oct 13 Target Center in Minneapolis opens
  • Oct 14 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship

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

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

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Oct 15 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
  • Oct 16 "Stand Up Tragedy" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • Oct 16 Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
  • Oct 16 Reds beat A's 7-0, ending Oakland's 10-game post-season winning streak
  • Oct 16 US forces reach 200,000 in Persian Gulf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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