On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1990

Historical Events

  • NHL grants conditional membership to Tampa Bay Lightning

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Saddam Hussein announces release of all foreign hostages

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson's signature is sold for $23,100

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Hamilton, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1944), dies at 74
  • Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Electric Theseus) dies from a heroin overdose at 42

Person of interestTunku Abdul Rahman

Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia's founding father, 1st Prime Minister of Malaya (1957-63) and Malaysia (1963-70), dies at 87

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman

1990 Highlights

About December 6, 1990

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius