Events in Film & Television in 1990

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • Jan 11 Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84
  • Jan 14 "Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV
  • Jan 14 11th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the events in Beijing, China
  • Jan 15 6th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Santa Barbara wins

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 20 47th Golden Globes: Born on the Fouth of July, Tom Cruise, & Michelle Pfeiffer win

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise
  • Jan 27 6th Sundance Film Festival: "Chameleon Street" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 5 Notre Dame becomes 1st team to sell its game to a major network (NBC)
  • Feb 8 "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
  • Feb 9 "Bradys" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV
  • Feb 10 6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 21 "The Batman Theme" by Danny Elfman wins Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition at 32nd Annual Grammy Awards

Composer Danny Elfman
Composer
Danny Elfman
  • Feb 25 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
  • Mar 3 Carole Gist (20) is the 1st African American to be crowned Miss USA in Wichita, Kansas
  • Mar 10 4th American Comedy Award: When Harry Met Sally

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 11 16th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
Actor Dustin Hoffman
Actor
Dustin Hoffman
Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
  • Mar 21 "Normal Life" starring Moon Unit & Dweezil Zappa premieres on CBS-TV
  • Mar 21 "Sydney" starring Valerie Bertinelli premieres on CBS-TV
  • Mar 25 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 26 62nd Academy Awards: "Driving Miss Daisy", Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 26 Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa wins the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • Mar 31 "Carol & Company" starring Carol Burnett premieres on NBC-TV
  • Apr 1 "Ha!" comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
  • Apr 1 CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger
  • Apr 4 "Marshall Chronicles" premieres on ABC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 8 "Twin Peaks" created by David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan premieres on ABC-TV
  • Apr 9 "Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV
  • Apr 13 Final episode of Pat Sajak's late night TV show on CBS
  • Apr 21 "Cartoon All Stars to Rescue" shown on all 4 TV networks
  • May 6 Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in SC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 12 3rd time "Saturday Night Live" uses time delay (Andrew Dice Clay hosts)

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • May 15 Mona Grudt, 19, of Norway, crowned 39th Miss Universe
  • May 17 "Cheers" star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days for DWI
  • May 18 TV movie "Return To Green Acres" airs
  • May 19 General Elvis, TV Drama last airs on ABC
  • 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 28 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" debuts on CBS-TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

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

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • Jun 14 Date of the events in the movie Mr Destiny
  • Jun 21 Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 Adam Sandler joins "Saturday Night Live"

Actor Adam Sandler
Actor
Adam Sandler
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • Jun 23 TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of year
  • Jun 25 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • Jun 25 NBC decides to air episodes of "Quantum Leap" for 5 straight days

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 6 "Jetsons the Movie" by Hanna-Barbera with Tiffany, premieres

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • Jul 16 Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA
  • Jul 16 Rick Dee's "Into the Night" premieres on ABC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • Aug 2 23rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Holiday Inn

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 17 "Exorcist 3" film written and directed by William Peter Blatty, premieres

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • Aug 27 WWF Summer Slam-Ultimate Warrior beats Rick Rude

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Sep 4 47th Venice Film Festival: "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" directed by Tom Stoppard wins Golden Lion

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard
  • Sep 7 Marjorie Judith Vincent (Ill), 25, crowned 64th Miss America 1991
  • Sep 16 42nd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Murphy Brown, Peter Falk & Patricia Wettig win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan wed

Actress Meg Ryan
Actress
Meg Ryan

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 19 "Goodfellas", directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta, is released

Actor Robert De Niro
Actor
Robert De Niro
Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • Sep 23 PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 4 U.S. premiere of Fox TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210" starring Luke Perry, Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

  • Nov 6 Arsenio Hall gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 6 "I'm Your Baby Tonight" 3rd studio album by Whitney Houston is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1991)

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Nov 8 Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Ted Turner & Jane Fonda announce their engagement

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • Dec 9 23rd NAACP Image Awards: "Coming to America" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Film release premierFilm Premier

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