On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1990

Historical Events

  • 94th Boston Marathon: Gelindo Bordin is first Italian event winner in race record 2:08:19; Portugal's Rosa Mota wins her 3rd woman's title in 2:25:24

Music releaseTheater Premiere

August Wilson's play "The Piano Lesson", starring Charles S. Dutton, opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 320 performances

Playwright August Wilson
Playwright
August Wilson
  • Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $260 per week
  • Supreme Court rejects appeal from retarded man, Dalton Prejean, condemned to death for murdering a Louisiana state trooper in 1977

Famous Birthdays

  • Lorraine Nicholson, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
1990 Highlights

About April 16, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries