On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1990

Historical Events

  • 12th annual Macy's Tap-o-mania

Historic Event

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

PGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Shoal Creek: Wayne Grady of Australia wins his only major title by 3 strokes from American 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
1990 Highlights

About August 12, 1990

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo