What Happened on December 22, 1990

Historical Events

  • Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait
  • Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen

Election of Interest

Lech Wałęsa sworn in as Poland's 1st popularly elected president

Sports History

Paul Coffey becomes the second NHL defenceman to record 1000 points, doing so in a record-breaking 770 games

1990 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean-Baptiste Maunier, French actor, born in Brignoles, France
  • Josef Newgarden, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 2023; IndyCar Series 2017, 19; Indy Lights 2011), born in Nashville, Tennessee
Born in 1990

Famous Deaths

  • Cecil Effinger, American oboist, composer, and inventor of a music typewriter, dies at 76
  • Ken Irvine, Australian rugby league winger (31 Tests; NSW 24 games; North Sydney RLFC, Manly-Warringah RLFC; record first-grade career tries–212), dies from chronic myeloid leukaemia at 50

About December 22, 1990

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

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