On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1990

Historical Events

  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Iraq orders 4000 Britons & 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq

Event of interestEvent of Interest

South African President F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela hold emergency talks in Pretoria about increasing violence in Soweto

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

Famous Deaths

  • Pat O'Connor, New Zealand professional wrestler (b. 1925)
1990 Highlights

About August 16, 1990

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo