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

  • Lew DeWitt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers - "Flowers on the Wall"), dies of Crohn's disease complications at 52
  • Nina Bara [Frances Bauer], Argentinian actress (Missile to the Moon, Space Patrol), dies of cancer at 70
  • Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (Kino), dies in a car accident at 28
1990 Highlights

About August 15, 1990

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo