On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1990

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 55th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 16-7 in Birmingham
  • 56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (QB)
  • British & French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel)

Sport awardDavis Cup

Davis Cup Tennis, St. Petersburg, Florida: Rick Leach and Jim Pugh beat Australian pair Pat Cash and John Fitzgerald 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 to clinch an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-2) for the US

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash
  • Hissène Habré of Chad flees to Cameroon
  • Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks
  • Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia hold their 1st joint session

Event of interestEvent of Interest

New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing scores career high 22 field goals in his 50 point haul in 113-96 win v Charlotte at Madison Square Garden

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Film director John Carpenter (36) weds producer Sandy King

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter

Famous Deaths

  • Jan H de Groot, Dutch co-founder (Vrij Nederland), dies

Person of interestVijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Indian diplomat and politician, dies at 90

Indian Politician and Diplomat Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Indian Politician and Diplomat
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit