On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1990

Historical Events

  • Iraq begins a military draft of 17 year olds
  • Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
  • United Somali Congress seizes Presidential Palace

Famous Deaths

  • Dalton Cathey, American actor dies of AIDS at 44
  • George Allen, American Pro Football HOF coach (NFL Coach of the Year 1967, 71; LA Rams, Washington Redskins), dies at 72
  • Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A), dies at 62
1990 Highlights

About December 31, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Justify My Love - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: Bring Your Daughter...To The Slaughter - Iron Maiden