On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1990

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
  • STS-31 launches, the 35th mission of the US Space Shuttle program, carrying the Hubble space telescope
  • 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
1990 Highlights

About April 24, 1990

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus