What Happened on December 2, 1990

Historical Events

  • First parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany
  • First time 12 people in space at the same time
  • US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Ghanaian soccer midfielder (78 caps; Udinese), born in Berekum, Brong-Ahafo, Ghana
  • Gastón Ramírez, Uruguayan soccer midfielder (43 caps; Sampdoria), born in Fray Bentos, Uruguay

Famous Deaths

Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Fanfare for Common Man), dies of Alzheimer's disease and respiratory failure at 90

  • Robert Cummings, American actor (Love that Bob, Dial M For Murder), dies of kidney failure at 80
1990 Highlights

About December 2, 1990

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Because I Love You (The Postman Song) - Stevie B
  • UK #1 Song: Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice