On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1990

Historical Events

  • Indians agree to a lease new ballpark in Gateway (Jacobs Field)
  • Spacecraft Galileo flies by Earth at an altitude of 597 miles (960 km) to use the planet's gravity to build speed on its way to Jupiter [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Martin Ritt, American actor and director (The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, Slugger's Wife, End of the Game), dies at 76
  • Pony Sherrell Metcalf, NY, singer, dies of heart attack
1990 Highlights

About December 8, 1990

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius