Historical Events in 1990 (Part 5)

Events 801 - 1,000 of 1,004

  • 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
  • Nov 1 "Oh, Kay!" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 77 performances

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Nov 1 Last of Margaret Thatcher's original government resigns, Deputy PM Howe

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Nov 1 Rhetoric escalates as Bush likens Saddam to Hitler

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Nov 1 Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Nov 2 1st NBA game at Target Center, Minn Timberwolves beat Mavericks 98-85
  • Nov 3 Gro Harlem Brundtland installed as premier of Norway
  • Nov 4 "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opens at Shubert NYC for 225 performances
  • Nov 4 20th NYC Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
  • Nov 4 21st NYC Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39
  • Nov 4 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mazda Japan 133 Golf Classic
  • Nov 4 Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war"
  • Nov 4 US Secretary of State James Baker visits American troops in Saudi Arabia
  • Nov 4 41st Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by seven points
  • Nov 5 Reports of increasing Saudi petroleum production and lower world demand
  • Nov 6 Arsenio Hall gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Nov 6 Braves' Dave Justice wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 6 Fire destroys some of Universal Studios' stages
  • Nov 6 Guam Republican governor Joseph Ada re-elected
  • Nov 6 Iran's oil-producing region suffers a serious earthquake
  • Nov 7 "Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 11 performances
  • Nov 7 "Those Were The Days" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 126 performances
  • Nov 7 Cleve Indian Sandy Alomar Jr wins AL Rookie of Year, unanimously
  • Nov 7 Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland
  • Nov 8 "6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 performances
  • Nov 8 100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf

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Nov 8 Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Nov 8 Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World
  • Nov 8 Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula
  • Nov 8 Unconfirmed rumors emerge that Bush might announce an airlift of supplies to US embassy in Kuwait, which could ultimately trigger a military clash
  • Nov 9 Tanzania government of Malecela forms
  • Nov 9 New democratic constitution is issued in Nepal.
  • Nov 10 Lebanon releases 2 French hostages (Camille Sontag & Marcel Coudari)

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Nov 10 John Hughes' film "Home Alone" directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macaulay Culkin premieres in Chicago

  • Nov 11 "Shadowlands" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 169 performances
  • Nov 11 Calif's Chuck Finley & Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between US & Japanese all-star teams
  • Nov 12 Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.

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Nov 12 Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer scientist
Tim Berners-Lee
  • Nov 12 "The Body Bag Game", in the days leading to the clash, Eagles head coach Buddy Ryan threatened a beating so severe that "they'll have to be carted off in body bags". Ryan's words were prophetic, as the Eagles defense scored three touchdowns in a 28–14 win and knocked eight Redskins out of the game, including two quarterbacks
  • Nov 13 Oakland's Bob Welch wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 13 In Aramoana, New Zealand, Resident David Gray shoots dead 13 people, in the Aramoana Massacre.
  • Nov 13 Saudis ask US for rights to bid on SPR (Strategic Petroleum Reserve) crude
  • Nov 14 Doug Drabek (22-6) wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 14 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Nov 14 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 14 Michael Heseltine contests Margaret Thatcher's leadership of the British Conservative Party
  • Nov 14 Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die

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Nov 14 James Worthy is arrested in Houston and charged with two counts of solicitation of prostitution

NBA Small Forward James Worthy
NBA Small Forward
James Worthy

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Nov 15 US President George H. W. Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Nov 15 Producers confirm that Milli Vanilli didn't sing on their album
  • Nov 15 US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit

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Nov 16 Manuel Noriega claims US denied him a fair trial

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Nov 17 David Crosby breaks his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angles, CA
  • Nov 18 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 241 performances
  • Nov 18 1st Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 11½-4½ at Lake Nona CC FLA
  • Nov 18 NFL NY Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0
  • Nov 18 40th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 19 Greyhound files reoganization plan so they can be traded publically

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Nov 19 Pittsburgh's Barry Bonds wins NL MVP

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Nov 19 Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning "Girl You Know Its True" album

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Nov 20 Oakland's Rickey Henderson wins AL MVP

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Nov 20 Sacramento Kings last NBA win on the road for over a year
  • Nov 20 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher fails to defeat Michael Heseltine's bid for leadership of the Conservative Party
  • Nov 20 US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) returns from space

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Nov 20 Saddam Hussein announces plans to release German hostages

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Nov 20 Soviet Union shows reluctance to endorse the use of force against Iraq
  • Nov 21 Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations

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Nov 21 French President François Mitterrand voices support of a proposed UN resolution that would authorize the use of force in the Persian Gulf

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Nov 22 George H. W. Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia
  • Nov 22 Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister
  • Nov 22 Prof Amos Sawyer installed as interim President of Liberia
  • Nov 23 Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak v WI), scores 0 & 0
  • Nov 25 78th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11
  • Nov 25 Lech Walesa wins in Poland's first popular election
  • Nov 25 NFL's NY Giants & SF 49ers after winning their 1st 10 games both
  • Nov 25 India bowl the Sri Lankan cricket team out for 82; Venkatapathy Raju (I) takes 6-12 off 17.5 overs

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 26 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win

  • Nov 26 Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
  • Nov 26 Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion
  • Nov 26 Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait
  • Nov 26 Premier Mazowiecki of Poland resigns
  • Nov 26 US proposes addition to UN resolution that would require Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait by January 1
  • Nov 27 British Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as leader ( and hence as Prime Minister)

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Nov 28 Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew resigns, ending his term as Singapore's longest-serving Prime Minister

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew
  • Nov 28 Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain's PM, replaced by John Major
  • Nov 29 "Shogun - The Musical" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Nov 29 Expos pres Claude Brochu agrees to buy club from Charles Bronfman
  • Nov 29 UN Security Council approves US-sponsored resolution authorizing the use of force in the Persian Gulf if Iraq does not withdrawal from Kuwait by Jan. 15, 1991
  • Nov 30 Actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke
  • Nov 30 US President George H. W. Bush offers to send Secretary of State James Baker to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein
  • Dec 1 56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (QB)
  • Dec 1 British & French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel)
  • Dec 1 Hissène Habré of Chad flees to Cameroon
  • Dec 1 Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks
  • Dec 1 Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia hold their 1st joint session

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Dec 1 NY Knicks Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte 113-96

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • Dec 1 55th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 16-7 in Birmingham
  • Dec 2 First parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany
  • Dec 2 First time 12 people in space at the same time
  • Dec 2 79th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in St Petersburg (3-2)
  • Dec 2 Beth Daniel/Davis Love wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 2 US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit
  • Dec 3 NL batting champ Willie McGee signs as a free agent with SF Giants
  • Dec 4 Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in NYC
  • Dec 4 Iraq announces it will release all 3,300 Soviet hostages
  • Dec 4 An Iraqi official reports that Iraq will withdraw if it can retain control of the Rumailah field and keep Bubiyan and Werbah islands; also says that demands that the Palestinian issue be treated separately would not be surmountable
  • Dec 5 Blue Jays trade F McGriff & T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar & J Carter
  • Dec 5 Former Noriega aide Luis del Cid pleads guilty
  • Dec 5 Brish British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie appears in public for 1st time in 2 years after Iran called for his assassination
  • Dec 5 Iraq announces willingness to speak with US about resolving the Persian Gulf crisis
  • Dec 6 NHL grants conditional membership to Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Dec 6 Saddam anounces release of all foriegn hostages
  • Dec 6 Shoeless Joe Jackson's signature is sold for $23,100
  • Dec 7 Iraqi parliment endorses Saddam Hussein's decision to free hostages

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Dec 7 Ted Turner & Jane Fonda announce their engagement

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
  • Dec 8 Galileo Earth-1 Flyby
  • Dec 8 Indians agree to a lease new ballpark in Gateway (Jacobs Field)

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Dec 9 Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Dec 9 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3k ladies (4:10.80)
  • Dec 9 Houston scores most points against Cleveland, Oilers 58, Browns 14
  • Dec 9 Lech Walesa wins presidental election in Poland
  • Dec 9 NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard
  • Dec 9 23rd NAACP Image Awards: "Coming to America" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Dec 10 Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die
  • Dec 10 Soyuz TM-10 lands
  • Dec 10 Space Shuttle STS 35 (Columbia 11) lands
  • Dec 11 13 die in 83 vehicle accident in Chattanooga Tn I-75, due to fog
  • Dec 11 US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) returns from space
  • Dec 12 US accuses Iraq of dragging its feet on dates for talks
  • Dec 12 US ambassador to Kuwait, Nathaniel Howell, leaves Kuwait
  • Dec 13 "Peter Pan" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Dec 13 Heavy earthquake strikes Sicily, 18 die

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Dec 13 South African President De Klerk meets with Nelson Mandela to talk of end of apartheid

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Dec 13 US Secretary of State Baker questions Iraq's seriousness about Middle East peace

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Dec 14 Louis Jordan's revue "Five Guys Named Moe" premieres in London

Musician Louis Jordan
Louis Jordan
  • Dec 14 Right to Die case permits Nancy Cruzan to have her feeding tube removed, she dies 12 days later
  • Dec 16 Jean-Bertrand Aristide elected President of Haiti
  • Dec 16 KUSW, Salt Lake City Utah, final shortwave radio transmissions
  • Dec 16 Rev Jean Betrand Aristide elected president of Haiti
  • Dec 17 KTBN, Salt Lake City Utah, begins shortwave radio transmissions
  • Dec 18 NL releases short list of teams for 1993 NL expansion
  • Dec 18 NL announces Buffalo, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa-St Petersburg, & Wash DC as 6 finalist for 1993 expansion (Miami & Denver win)
  • Dec 18 Bush reiterates his "no concessions" stance against Iraq
  • Dec 20 Pentagon warns Saddam that US air power is ready to attack on 1/15
  • Dec 20 Robert F X Sillerman purchases WAFL NY-NJ Knights for $11 million
  • Dec 20 Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze resigns
  • Dec 21 Steve & Mark Waugh complete 464* partnership for NSW v WA
  • Dec 22 Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait
  • Dec 22 Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen
  • Dec 22 Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland's 1st popularly elected president

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Dec 22 Paul Coffey becomes the second NHL defenceman to record 1000 points, doing so in a record-breaking 770 games

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • Dec 23 "Lettice & Lovage" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 284 performances
  • Dec 23 Slovenians vote to secede from Yugoslavia

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Dec 24 Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon & Barry Jones

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines

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Dec 25 "The Godfather Part III" directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Andy Garcia premieres

  • Dec 25 The first successful trial run of the system which would become the World Wide Web.
  • Dec 26 Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship
  • Dec 26 Reggie Williams becomes 1st GM of WLAF's NY-NJ Knights
  • Dec 26 Senior Professional Baseball Association folds
  • Dec 28 2 die and 188 injured in a NYC subway electrical fire in in tunnel near Clark Street, Brooklyn
  • Dec 28 Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17
  • Dec 30 "Miser" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 93 performances