On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1990

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Brian Friel's play "Dancing at Lughnasa" premieres in Dublin (Tony Award Best Play)
  • Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
  • Security law violator Michael Milken pleads guilty to 6 felonies
  • US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) launches into orbit
  • West & East Germany agree to merge currency & economies on July 1st

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Leberman, entertainer, dies
  • Tom Rolfing, actor (He Knows You're Alone, Cliff-Another World), dies