On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1990

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 12th annual Macy's Tap-o-mania

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein

Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Shoal Creek: Wayne Grady of Australia wins his only major title by 3 strokes from American Fred Couples

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples

Famous Birthdays

  • Mario Balotelli, Italian soccer striker (36 caps; Nice, Inter, Man City), born in Palermo, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • B. Kliban, American cartoonist known for his drawings of cats, usually with horrible puns (Love to Eat Them Mousies), dies at 55
  • Dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87
  • Piotr Perkowski, Polish composer, dies at 89
  • Sara Seegar, [Stone], actor (Mystery of Room 13), dies at 76