On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1990

Historical Events

  • 23rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Holiday Inn
  • Iraq invades and occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia

Historic Event

US President George H. W. Bush orders troops to Saudi Arabia

  • Yankees rookie 1st baseman Kevin Maas hits his 10th MLB homer in 6-5 loss v Detroit, fastest to reach that mark, just 77 at bats

Famous Birthdays

  • Alice Connor, British actress, born in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Edwin Richfield, British actor (Interpol Calling, The Avengers), dies at 68
  • Norman Mclean, American writer (b. 1902)
1990 Highlights

About August 2, 1990

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo