On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1990

Historical Events

  • At least 150 people die in clashes between the African National Congress and Inkatha Freedom Party, South Africa

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Phils Terry Mulholland no-hits Giants 6-0 (8th no hitter of 1990)

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence, American actress (Winter's Bone, Silver Linings Playbook), born in Louisville, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Nina Bara [Frances Bauer], Argentinian actress (Missile to the Moon, Space Patrol), dies of cancer at 70
  • Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (b. 1962)
1990 Highlights

About August 15, 1990

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 30 years
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo