On This Day

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

Person of interestAaron Copland

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

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • 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? 30 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius