On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1990

Historical Events

  • NASA's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus
  • The Massacre of more than 127 Muslims in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitaries.

Famous Deaths

  • Cookie Lavagetto, American baseball third baseman, manager and coach (MLB All Star 1938-41; Brooklyn Dodgers; Washington Senators), dies at 77
  • Richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies
1990 Highlights

About August 10, 1990

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo