Historical Events in 1990 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 1,004

  • Mar 27 The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
  • Mar 28 Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient

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Mar 28 Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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Mar 28 US President George H. W. Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

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Mar 30 Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament

  • Mar 31 "Carol & Company" starring Carol Burnette premieres on NBC-TV
  • Mar 31 Dionisio Castro cycles world record 20km (57:18.4)
  • Mar 31 Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws
  • Apr 1 "Ha!" comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting

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Apr 1 19th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Apr 1 2nd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus wins his first start on the Senior PGA tour
  • Apr 1 9th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Auburn 88-81
  • Apr 1 CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger
  • Apr 1 It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2 feet of nude dancers

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Apr 1 Wrestlemania VI, 67,678 in Toronto, Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Apr 2 52nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Nevada-LV beats Duke 103-73
  • Apr 4 "Marshall Chronicles" premieres on ABC-TV

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Apr 4 Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident

  • Apr 4 Security law violator Ivan Boesky is released from federal custody

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Apr 5 John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 yrs in a row

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton
  • Apr 5 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 2-1 in 1st game of preliminary

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Apr 5 Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • Apr 7 BPAA US Open by Ron Palombi Jr
  • Apr 7 Farm Aid IV concert
  • Apr 7 John Poindexter (National Sec Advisor) found guilty on Iran-Contra scandal
  • Apr 7 Michael Milken pleads innocent to security law violations
  • Apr 7 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 5-2, Rangers lead 2-0 in preliminary
  • Apr 7 Fire kills 110 on a ferry in Norway, in an unrelated event, 30 die in a ferry flip over in Burma
  • Apr 7 144th Grand National: Mr. Marcus Armytage aboard Mr Frisk wins
  • Apr 8 "Aspects of Love" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 377 performances
  • Apr 8 "Twin Peaks" created by David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan premieres on ABC-TV

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 8 54th Masters Golf Tournament: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 278

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Apr 8 King Birendra of Nepal lifts 30-year ban on political parties
  • Apr 8 Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
  • Apr 8 Norwegian ferry Scandinavian Star catches fire; 159 people die
  • Apr 8 New Democracy wins the national election in Greece.
  • Apr 9 "Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV
  • Apr 9 Don Mattingly signs a $19.7 million 5-year contract with Yankees
  • Apr 9 NY Islanders beat NY Rangers 4-3 in double overtime-Rangers lead 2-1
  • Apr 9 World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC)
  • Apr 10 CUNY/Lehman College, Bronx, opens a branch campus in Hiroshma Japan
  • Apr 10 Curtly Ambrose takes 8-45 in cricket vs England at Bridgetown
  • Apr 11 Angels Mark Langston & Mike Witt, no-hit Seattle, 1-0
  • Apr 11 NY Lotto pays $35 million to two winner (#s are 6-14-24-32-34-51)
  • Apr 11 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-1, Rangers lead 3-1 in preliminary
  • Apr 11 Customs officers in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, say they have seized what they believe to be the barrel of a massive gun on a ship bound for Iraq.
  • Apr 12 H. J. Heinz, Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee Seafood say they wouldn't buy tuna caught in nets that trap dolphins
  • Apr 12 Greyhound Bus hires new drivers to replace strikers

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Apr 12 James Brown moves to a work-release center after serving 15 months

Singer James Brown
James Brown
  • Apr 12 1st meeting of East German democratically elected parliament, acknowledges responsibility for Nazi holocaust & asks for forgivenesss
  • Apr 13 4th largest NBA crowd (45,458) see Orlando play at Minneapolis
  • Apr 13 Final episode of Pat Sajak's late night TV show on CBS
  • Apr 13 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1
  • Apr 15 "In Living Color" premieres on FOX-TV
  • Apr 15 Greenidge & Haynes make 298 opening stand (v Eng), their best
  • Apr 16 "Piano Lesson" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • Apr 16 94th Boston Marathon: Gelindo Bordin of Italy 1st man in 2:08:19 and Rosa Mota of Portugal 1st woman in 2:25:24
  • Apr 16 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $260 per week
  • Apr 16 Supreme Court rejects appeal from retarded man, Dalton Prejean, condemned to death for murdering a Louisiana state trooper in 1977
  • Apr 17 Gas explosion on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die
  • Apr 18 Bankruptcy court forces Frank Lorenzo to give up Eastern Airlines
  • Apr 18 Birmingham Fire issued an original franchise in WLAF
  • Apr 18 Supreme Court rules states could make it a crime to possess or look at child pornography, even in one's home
  • Apr 19 Contra guerrillas, leftist Sandinistas & incoming government agree to truce
  • Apr 19 Marla Maples appears on ABC's Prime-Time
  • Apr 19 Pistons & 76'ers get into a fight accruing $162,500 fines (NBA record)
  • Apr 19 Truce in Nicaragua's civil war

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Apr 20 Pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Apr 20 8 2/3 inning perfect game pitched by Brian Holman of Oakland A's is spoiled by a home run hit by Ken Philips
  • Apr 21 "Cartoon All Stars to Rescue" shown on all 4 TV networks
  • Apr 21 National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards
  • Apr 21 Reds win running their record to 9-0, best start in club history
  • Apr 22 "Truly Blessed" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • Apr 22 Lebanon release US hostage Robert Polhill after 39 months
  • Apr 22 1990 NFL Draft: Jeff George from University of Illinois first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • Apr 24 Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa" premieres in Dublin
  • Apr 24 Security law violator Michael Milken pleads guilty to 6 felonies
  • Apr 24 US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) launches into orbit
  • Apr 24 West & East Germany agree to merge currency & economies on July 1st
  • Apr 24 Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
  • Apr 25 25th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Clint Black, and Kathy Mattea win
  • Apr 25 Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery
  • Apr 25 Violeta Barrios de Chamorro begins a 6 year term as Nicaragua's pres
  • Apr 26 "Accomplice" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • Apr 26 126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China
  • Apr 26 Danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal & twists his ankle
  • Apr 26 NY court of appeals ends 2½ year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case

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Apr 26 Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Apr 27 50th annual barbershop quartet singing convention held (Mich)
  • Apr 27 Dodger Orel Hershiser undergoes career-threatening shoulder surgery
  • Apr 27 Villanova's women set a 6,000 m relay world record of 17:18:10
  • Apr 28 "Chorus Line" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 6,137 performances
  • Apr 28 Boston Celtics score most points in a playoff, beat NY Knicks 157-128
  • Apr 28 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Dave Ferraro
  • Apr 28 Last issue of Dutch communist daily De Waarheid (The Truth)
  • Apr 29 "Change in the Heir" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Apr 29 Dan Quisenberry (all-time AL save king, 238) announces his retirement
  • Apr 29 STS-31 (Discovery 10) lands
  • Apr 29 Wrecking cranes began tearing down the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate
  • Apr 30 As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score
  • Apr 30 Seattle's Brian Holman's perfect game broken up with 2 outs in 9th
  • Apr 30 US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) returns from space
  • Apr 30 US hostage Frank Reed freed after 4 years in hands of pro-Iranians
  • May 1 "Prelude to a Kiss" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
  • May 2 "Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 performances
  • May 2 South Africa & African National Congress open talks to end apartheid

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May 4 Angela Bowie reveals that ex husband David slept with Mick Jagger

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • May 4 Latvia's parliament votes 138-0 (1 abstention) for Independence
  • May 4 Oriole Gregg Olson sets relief pitcher rec of 41 cons scoreless inns
  • May 4 Pakistan beat Aust by 36 runs to win Austral-Asia Cup, Sharjah
  • May 5 116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02
  • May 5 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Chris Warren
  • May 5 35th Eurovision Song Contest: Toto Cutugno for Italy wins singing "Insieme: 1992" in Zagreb
  • May 6 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • May 6 Former president PW Botha quits South Africa's ruling National Party

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May 6 Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in SC

Actor Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
  • May 8 Cuyahoga County voters approve sin tax to build Cleveland Gateway
  • May 8 Reindependence Day of Estonia
  • May 9 NY Newsday reporter Jimmy Breslin suspended for a racial slur
  • May 9 Sampdoria of Italy win 30th European Cup Winner's Cup against Anderlecht of Belgium 2-0 in Gothenburg
  • May 9 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat Washington Capitals, 4 games to 0
  • May 10 "Zoya's Apartment" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • May 10 French TGV-train hits record speed of 510.6 kph

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May 10 Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • May 11 NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt
  • May 12 3rd time "Saturday Night Live" uses time delay (Andrew Dice Clay hosts)
  • May 12 Comic Relief USA '90 (4th one) raises $4.7 million

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May 12 Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O'Connor
  • May 12 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
  • May 13 "Change in the Heir" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • May 13 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic
  • May 14 46th time opposing pitchers hit HR, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)
  • May 14 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,821.53
  • May 15 "Cemetery Club" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 56 performances

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May 15 "Portrait of Doctor Gachet" by Vincent van Gogh sold for $82.5 million

  • May 15 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,822.45
  • May 15 Edmonton Oiler Klima beats Boston Bruins in 6th period
  • May 15 Mona Grudt, 19, of Norway, crowned 39th Miss Universe
  • May 16 Dominican Republic President Joaquín Ricardo Balaguer re-elected
  • May 17 Cheers' star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days for DWI
  • May 17 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,831.71
  • May 17 European court rules on pension rights for men & women
  • May 17 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Patty Ann
  • May 17 World Health Organization takes homosexuality out of its list of mental illnesses
  • May 18 East and West Germany sign a monetary union treaty
  • May 18 Cubs Ryne Sandberg ends 2nd baseman record 123 errorless game streak
  • May 18 Judy Carne arrested at JFK airport on an 11 year old drug warrant
  • May 18 TV movie "Return To Green Acres" airs

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May 18 Jari Kurri sets a record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game, registering three goals and two assists vs the Boston Bruins

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • May 19 115th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Summer Squall wins in 1:53.6
  • May 19 General Elvis, TV Drama last airs on ABC
  • May 20 "Truly Blessed" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 33 performances
  • May 20 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Golf International
  • May 20 Hubble Space Telescope sends its 1st photographs from space
  • May 21 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,844.68
  • May 21 Last episode of "Newhart" airs on CBS-TV
  • May 21 43rd Cannes Film Festival: "Wild at Heart" directed by David Lynch wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 22 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,852.23
  • May 22 Final episode of "Newhart" airs
  • May 22 Microsoft releases Windows 3.0
  • May 22 North & South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 22 Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson

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May 22 Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • May 23 Cost of rescuing savings & loan failures is put at up to $130 billion
  • May 23 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,856.26
  • May 23 NY Yankees hit 6 home runs to beat Minnesota Twins 12-0
  • May 23 34th European Cup: Milan beats Benfica 1-0 at Vienna
  • May 24 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • May 24 A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both.
  • May 26 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

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May 26 Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • May 27 74th Indianapolis 500 runs
  • May 27 Caesar Gaviria Trujillo chosen President of Colombia
  • May 27 Jan Stephenson wins J C Penney LPGA Golf Skins Game
  • May 27 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 27 Radical Democratic Party holds 1st political meetings in Moscow
  • May 28 Cesar Gaviria Trujillo installed as president of Colombia
  • May 28 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • May 28 Eugenia Charles' Dominican Freedom Party wins election in Dominica
  • May 28 Longest wheelie (David Robilliard with 5h12m33s (Channel Islands)
  • May 29 An earthquake hit Peru, killing 56

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 29 Boris Yeltsin is elected President of the Russian Republic

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • May 29 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,870.49
  • May 29 NY Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & hire Bud Harrelson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 29 Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • May 30 135 die in a (6.4) earthquake in Peru
  • May 30 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,878.56
  • May 30 Earthquake hit Peru, killing 135
  • May 31 63rd National Spelling Bee: Amy Marie Dimak wins spelling fibranne
  • May 31 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Dana Miller-Mackie
  • May 31 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 3rd victim, Joseph Ponce

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

May 31 Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC as Seinfeld Chronicles

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld
  • Jun 1 "Cemetery Club" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Jun 1 Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
  • Jun 1 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974
  • Jun 1 Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97
  • Jun 2 "Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13
  • Jun 2 Seattle's Randy Johnson, no-hits Tigers, 2-0
  • Jun 3 3rd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $894,560
  • Jun 3 44th Tony Awards: Grapes of Wrath & City of Angels win