Japanese History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 998

  • 1984-08-07 Japan beats US, 6-3 in the final of the Los Angeles Olympic baseball demonstration event
  • 1985-01-07 Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet
  • 1985-01-08 Japan launches Sakigake space probe to Halley's Comet
  • 1985-01-13 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
  • 1985-08-07 Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts
  • 1985-08-08 Japan launches Planet A, a probe to Halley's comet
  • 1985-08-12 520 people die when Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes in Ueno, Japan, the second-deadliest aviation disaster of all time
  • 1985-08-19 Japan launches its 2nd probe of Halley's Comet, Suisei
  • 1985-09-04 Russian Igor Paklin sets new high jump world record at 2.41m in Kobe, Japan
  • 1986-03-08 Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km
  • 1986-03-11 Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley's Comet at 6.8 million km
  • 1986-07-06 Premier Nakasone's Liberal Democratic Party wins Japan's election

Sport awardGolf Major

1986-07-27 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Board of Trade CC: Pat Bradley wins in a playoff with Ayako Okamoto of Japan

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1986-11-02 Ayako Okamoto wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986-11-02 German tennis star Boris Becker wins his third tournament in 3 weeks in different continents; beats Sergio Casal of Spain 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in the final of the Paris Open after victories in Japan and Australia

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • 1987-01-23 Japan 1st exceeds military spending cap of 1% of GNP ($23 billion)

  • 1987-04-20 91st Boston Marathon: Toshihiko Seko of Japan wins 2nd title in 2:11:50; Rosa Mota of Portugal claims women's event in 2:25:21; her first of 3 race victories
  • 1987-04-29 Japan's premier Nakasone visits the US
  • 1987-07-12 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Islesmere GC: Jody Rosenthal wins by 2 from Ayako Okamoto of Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987-09-02 Donald Trump takes out a full page NY Times ad lambasting Japan

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 1987-10-09 Japanese bank buys "Lady McGill" stamp for $1,100,000
  • 1987-10-30 In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine.
  • 1987-11-01 Brazilian Williams driver Nelson Piquet finishes 15th in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka but clinches his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship
  • 1987-11-01 New Zealand All Blacks create a rugby union international world record score when they beat Japan, 106-4 at the National Stadium in Tokyo
  • 1988-03-25 "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya, Japan
  • 1988-06-06 George H. W. Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II to Japanese-American internees (promise broken, May 1989)
  • 1988-06-08 Nippon Airways announces that painting eyeballs on Jets cut bird collisions by 20%
  • 1988-08-04 Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1988-10-30 Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988-10-30 Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna wins Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, his record 8th GP win of the season; clinches first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • 1988-11-05 Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
  • 1988-11-06 Japan & MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)
  • 1988-11-07 MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
  • 1988-11-09 MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
  • 1988-11-10 MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7)
  • 1988-11-12 Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-01-07 Akihito becomes the 125th Emperor of Japan after the death of his father Horohito

Emperor of Japan Akihito
Emperor of Japan
  • 1989-01-08 Beginning of Japanese Heisei era.
  • 1989-03-19 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Midori Ito (Japan)

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1989-05-21 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Nancy Lopez wins her 3rd LPGA C'ship by 3 strokes from Ayako Okamoto of Japan

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1989-08-25 Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan's first female cabinet secretary.
  • 1989-10-09 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
  • 1989-10-22 Over-competitive McLaren teammates Alain Prost & Ayrton Senna famously collide and skid into an escape road during Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka; Prost retires from race and claims 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship
  • 1989-12-25 Japanese scientist achieve -271.8°C, coldest temperature ever recorded
  • 1990-01-01 Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ
  • 1990-01-15 In a shrewd move, Detroit Tigers sign 1st baseman Cecil Fielder who spent previous season in Japan; hits 51 homers this MLB season and becomes a premier power hitter for most of the 1990s
  • 1990-01-24 Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon
  • 1990-01-31 Jushin "Thunder" Liger beats Naoki Sano to become New Japan IWGP champ

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1990-02-11 In a huge upset, James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10th round in Tokyo, Japan to win the world heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1990-03-26 Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa wins the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • 1990-04-10 CUNY/Lehman College, Bronx, opens a branch campus in Hiroshma, Japan
  • 1990-10-21 Ayrton Senna of Brazil crashes his McLaren during the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka but clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship
  • 1990-11-02 First regular season game played outside North America by any major professional sports league the NBA's Phoenix Suns beat the Utah Jazz, 119-96 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Japan
  • 1990-11-11 Calif's Chuck Finley & Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between US & Japanese all-star teams
  • 1990-11-12 Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.
  • 1991-01-10 Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans

  • 1991-03-21 Largest wrestling crowd in Japan (64,500) at Tokyo Dome
  • 1991-05-14 42 die in a train collision in Japan
  • 1991-06-03 Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history
  • 1991-06-23 Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race
  • 1991-06-25 Japan lifts its call for voluntary restraint on expanding trade with South Africa
  • 1991-08-23 3rd Athletics World Championships open at Tokyo, Japan
  • 1991-09-01 Japanese runner Hiromi Taniguchi wins the marathon in 2:14:57 at the World Athletics Championships in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1991-10-20 Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna clinches his 2nd straight, and 3rd overall F1 World Drivers Championship by finishing 2nd in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka
  • 1991-11-05 Kiichi Miyazawa elected premier of Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992-01-08 George H. W. Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1992-01-13 Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II
  • 1992-04-01 Battleship USS Missouri, on which the Japanese surrender took place, decommissioned
  • 1992-06-11 Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group
  • 1992-07-27 Japanese swimmer Kyoko Iwasaki wins the 200m breaststroke in Barcelona to become the youngest to win an Olympic gold medal at 14 years-6 days
  • 1992-10-23 Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil

HeartEngagement of Interest

1992-12-12 Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada

Emperor of Japan Naruhito
Emperor of Japan
  • 1993-01-15 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, killing 2 people
  • 1993-06-14 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth
  • 1993-07-12 7.8 earthquake hits Hokkaido Japan, 160 killed
  • 1993-07-18 Liberal-Democratic Party loses Japan's parliamentary election

  • 1993-08-06 Japan Hosokawa government begins
  • 1994-03-19 Largest omelette (1,383sq ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1994-03-26 Yuka Sato of Japan wins world figure skating championship in Tokyo
  • 1994-03-27 Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)
  • 1994-04-08 Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa resigns
  • 1994-04-25 Tsutomu Hata elected premier of Japan
  • 1994-04-26 Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed
  • 1994-06-25 Japanese premier Tsutomu Hata resigns
  • 1994-06-29 Socialist, Tomiichi Murayama, elected premier of Japan
  • 1994-08-03 102.4°F (39.1°C) in Tokyo Japan: record
  • 1994-08-28 1st Japanese gay pride parade
  • 1994-10-13 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Japanese writer Kenzaburo Oe
  • 1994-10-28 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth for 3rd time
  • 1995-01-12 Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan
  • 1995-01-17 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe, Japan and kills 5,372
  • 1995-02-05 Japan's Shinshinto Party wins local elections
  • 1995-03-20 Members of the Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo release sarin gas on three lines of the Tokyo subway, killing 13 people and injuring over 1,000
  • 1995-03-28 World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo merge
  • 1995-05-16 Japanese police arrest cult leader Shoko Asahara & charged him with Nerve-gas attack on Tokyo's subways two months earlier
  • 1995-06-04 New Zealand creates world record score for a Rugby Union international in thrashing Japan, 145-17 in the World Cup in Bloomfontein, RSA; Marc Ellis 6 tries, Simon Culhane 20 conversions
  • 1995-07-02 LA Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo is first Japanese player to be selected for a MLB All Star game when he is named in the NL squad
  • 1995-09-14 Body Worlds opens in Tokyo, Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-10-01 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher wins the Pacific Grand Prix at the TI Circuit in Aida, Japan to clinch his 2nd straight Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 1996-02-27 First ever appearance of Pokémon in role-playing video game "Pocket Monsters Red and Green" for Game Boy in Japan

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,230

  • 1966-09-19 Yoshihiro Takayama, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Sumida, Tokyo
  • 1966-10-26 Masaharu Iwata, Japanese video game composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1966-10-31 Koji Kanemoto, Japanese wrestler (NJPW/AAA/UWA, Tiger Mask, King Lee), born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • 1966-12-02 Jinsei Shinzaki, Japanese pro wrestler (Michinoku Pro Wrestling; WWF, "Hakushi"), born in Tokushima, Japan
  • 1966-12-07 Shinichi Itoh, Japanese motorcycle racer, born in Kakuda, Miyagi, Japan
  • 1966-12-12 Kouichi Nagano, Japanese voice actor, born in Sakura, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • 1966-12-18 Makiko Esumi, Japanese actress
  • 1967-01-22 Manabu Nakanishi, Japanese wrestler (NJPW), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1967-02-06 Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard), born in Kurume, Japan (d. 2007)
  • 1967-02-08 Yuki Ishikawa, Japanese wrestler (NJPW), born in Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1967-03-07 Ai Yazawa, Japanese mangaka (manga author - Neighbourhood Story), born in Amagasaki, Japan
  • 1967-03-15 Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese artist
  • 1967-03-30 Hayashibara Megumi, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1967-05-05 Takehito Koyasu, Japanese seiyu (voice actor), born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1967-05-10 Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster
  • 1967-06-15 Yūji Ueda, Japanese voice actor
  • 1967-07-31 Mitsuo Iwata, Japanese voice actor and singer, born in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
  • 1967-07-31 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress, born in Itabashi, Tokyo (d. 2005)
  • 1967-08-13 Amélie Nothomb, Belgian writer (Fear and Trembling), born in Kobe, Japan
  • 1967-08-22 Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer, born in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (d. 1986)
  • 1967-09-16 Hiroya Oku, Japanese Manga artist (creator of Gantz), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1967-10-19 Yoko Shimomura, Japanese pianist and video game composer, born in Hyogo, Japan
  • 1967-11-06 Shuzo Matsuoka, Japanese tennis star (1995 USTA/Binghampton), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1967-11-21 Toshihiko Koga, Japanese judoka (Olympic gold - 71kgs 1992; silver 1996), born in Kitashigeyasu, Saga, Japan (d. 2021)
  • 1967-11-25 Kazuya Nakai, Japanese voice actor
  • 1967-12-08 Kotono Mitsuishi, Japanese seiyu (voice actress), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1967-12-12 Yuzo Koshiro, Japanese video game music composer, born in Hino, Tokyo
  • 1967-12-12 Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Japanese video game music composer, born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • 1967-12-26 Ken Tanigawa, American golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2019), born in Kobe, Japan
  • 1968-01-01 Miki Higashino, Japanese composer
  • 1968-01-12 Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1968-01-13 Chara [Miwa Watabiki], Japanese singer and actress (Swallowtail Butterfly), born in Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan
  • 1968-01-22 Heath [Hiroshi Morie], Japanese musician, singer and songwriter (X Japan), born in Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan
  • 1968-02-06 Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer, born in Niigata, Japan
  • 1968-02-29 Naoko Iijima, Japanese actress
  • 1968-03-15 Kahimi Karie, Japanese singer
  • 1968-03-18 Shinichiro Miki, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
  • 1968-03-31 Naoya Ogawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1968-05-02 Midorikawa Hikaru, Japanese voice actor, born in Otawara, Tochigi, Japan
  • 1968-07-05 Ken Akamatsu, Japanese Manga artist, born in Tokyo
  • 1968-07-05 Kenji Ito, Japanese video game composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1968-07-08 Akio Suyama, Japanese seiyu
  • 1968-07-14 Kazushi Sakuraba, Japanese mixed martial artist/professional wrestler
  • 1968-08-05 Tokimitsu Ishizawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1968-08-20 Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1968-08-24 Shoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Toyko
  • 1968-08-25 Takeshi Ueda, Japanese rock bassist (The Mad Capsule Markets), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1968-08-31 Hideo Nomo, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1968-10-29 Tsunku [Mitsuo Terada], Japanese music producer and former singer (SHARAM Q), born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1968-11-12 Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress/singer, born in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • 1969-01-21 Tsubaki Nekoi, Japanese manga artist
  • 1969-01-27 Cornelius [Keigo Oyamada], Japanese musician and producer (Flipper's Guitar), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1969-01-29 Hyde [Hideto Takarai], Japanese singer, born in Wakayama
  • 1969-02-20 Gedo, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1969-02-26 Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1969-03-15 Yutaka Take, Japanese jockey
  • 1969-04-11 Chisato Moritaka, Japanese singer, born in Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan
  • 1969-04-18 Sayako Kuroda, Japanese Imperial Shinto priestess and Supreme Priestess of the Ise Grand Shrine who gave up her imperial title for marriage, born in Chiyoda, Tokyo
  • 1969-05-15 Hideki Irabu, Japanese-American NPB and MLB baseball pitcher, 1988-2004 (New York Yankees, 1997-2002), born in Okinawa, Japan (d. 2011)
  • 1969-05-21 Masayo Kurata, Japanese voice actress
  • 1969-06-03 Hiroyuki Takami, Japanese musician
  • 1969-06-29 Tōru Hashimoto, Japanese politician (Mayor of Osaka), born in Tokyo
  • 1969-07-08 Sugizo [Yasuhiro Sugihara], Japanese guitarist and singer, born in Hadano, Kanagawa
  • 1969-07-18 Masanori Murakawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1969-08-08 Dick Togo [Shigeki Sato], Japanese professional wrestler, born in Odate, Akita, Japan
  • 1969-08-13 Midori Ito, Japanese ice skater (Olympic silver 1992), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1969-08-19 Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player
  • 1969-09-12 Shigeki Maruyama, Japanese golfer (3 PGA Tour titles; Presidents Cup 1998, 2000), born in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture
  • 1969-09-20 Megumi Kudo, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan
  • 1969-10-02 Jun Akiyama, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1969-10-03 Tetsuya, Japanese rock bassist (L'Arc-en-Ciel), born in Hikone, Shiga, Japan
  • 1969-10-16 Takao Ōmori, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1969-10-22 Cuty [Yumi] Suzuki, Kawaguchi Japan, wrestler (Japan)
  • 1969-10-30 Mayumi Hirase, Japanese golfer (18 LPGA of Japan Tour titles), born in Kumamoto, Japan
  • 1969-10-30 Masanori Hikichi, Japanese video game music composer, born in Saitama, Japan
  • 1969-11-17 Takako Inque, Toride Japan, wrestler (Japan)
  • 1969-11-17 Ryotaro Okiayu, Japanese voice actor
  • 1970-01-19 Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian, born in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
  • 1970-02-01 Yasuyuki Kazama, Japanese auto racer (D1 GP 2005), born in Nagano, Japan
  • 1970-02-10 Nobushige Kumakubo, Japanese racing driver, born in Fukushima, Japan
  • 1970-04-05 Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter (Cibo Matto)
  • 1970-04-14 Shizuka Kudō, Japanese singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1970-04-23 Sadao Abe, Japanese actor (Team Medical Dragon), born in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • 1970-04-27 Mikiko Hagiwara, Japanese basketball player, born in Fukushima, Japan
  • 1970-05-25 Satsuki Yukino, Japanese voice actor, born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1970-05-26 Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese manga artist (Rurouni Kenshin), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1970-07-09 Masami Tsuda, Japanese manga author
  • 1970-08-03 Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game developer, born in Musashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1970-09-13 Yuki Matsuoka, Japanese voice actress, born in Hirano-ku, Osaka, Japan
  • 1970-09-14 Satoshi Kojima, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW), born in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1970-09-19 Takanori Nishikawa, Japanese pop-rock singer (T.M.Revolution), born in Yasu, Japan
  • 1970-09-27 Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese professional shogi player
  • 1970-09-28 Kimiko Date, tennis star (1996 Japan Open), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1970-09-29 Yoshihiro Tajiri, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1970-10-08 Tetsuya Nomura, Japanese video-game designer, born in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1970-10-16 Kazuyuki Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter
  • 1970-12-29 Hidetoshi Mitsusada, Japanese racing driver, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1971-01-04 Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese artist & sculptor, born in Chikuma, Nagano Prefecture
  • 1971-01-05 Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1971-01-09 Yusuke Naora, Japanese game art director, born in Shimane Prefecture, Japan

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