On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1990

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 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)