October 1990 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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
  • Oct 3 Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (& 51st)
  • Oct 4 Regional elections held, in what is East Germany
  • 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 Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens
  • 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 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 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

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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 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
  • Oct 19 HCA, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, forms in Prague
  • 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 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 NY Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991)
  • 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

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 20 US Senator Rand Paul (27) weds freelance writer Kelley Ashby

United States Senator Rand Paul
United States Senator
Rand Paul

Divorces in History

  • Oct 14 Jeff Goldblum & wife Geena Davis file for divorce after nearly 2 years of marriage

Deaths in History

  • Oct 1 Curtis E LeMay, USAF General/VP candidate, dies at 83
  • Oct 3 Stefano Casiraghi, Princess Caroline of Monaco husband, dies at 30
  • Oct 5 Meir Kahane, founder of Jewish defense league, assassinated at 58
  • Oct 7 J Teengs Gerritsen, resistance fighter, dies
  • Oct 7 Juan Jose Arevalo, president of Guatemala (1945-51), dies
  • Oct 10 Michael A Salcido, dies at 39
  • Oct 10 Tom Murton, American penologist (b. 1928)
  • Oct 11 Douglas Edwards, WW II correspondent, dies of cancer at 73
  • Oct 12 Rifaat Maghub, president Egyptian MP, murdered
  • Oct 13 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), dies at 78
  • Oct 15 Delphine Seyrig, dies of lung disease at 58
  • Oct 17 Ralph Abernathy, civil rights activist, dies at 64
  • Oct 20 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter dies at 72
  • Oct 23 Louis Althusser, French philosopher, dies
  • Oct 27 Elliott Roosevelt, son of FDR, dies at 80
  • Oct 27 Xavier Cugart, bandlander, dies of heart failure at 90
  • Oct 27 Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, daughter of assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1901)
  • Oct 29 William French Smith, attorney general (1980), dies at 73 of cancer
  • Oct 30 Craig Russell, female impersonator, dies of an AIDS-stroke at 42
  • Oct 31 Graig Russel, Canadian travel expert/transvestite, dies
  • Oct 31 Hugh McPhillips, dies at 70