On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1990

Historical Events

  • Gene Michael names NY Yankee VP/GM replacing Harding Peterson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Steinbrenner steps down as NY Yankee owner

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Iraq moves Western hostages to military installations (human shields)
  • NY Yankee Kevin Maas is quickest to reach 15 HRs (approx 132 at bat)

Famous Birthdays

  • Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch-Javanese Surinamese swimmer (Olympic gold 2008, 12), born in Sauwerd, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist and writer, dies at 90
1990 Highlights

About August 20, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo