On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1990

Historical Events

  • "Hold On" single released by Wilson Phillips (Billboard Song of the Year 1990)
  • Exxon Corp and Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts (Valdez)

Historic CommunicationBlack Tot Day

Final day of the rum ration in the Royal New Zealand Navy

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Royal Navy sailors lining up for their daily rum ration
Royal Navy sailors lining up for their daily rum ration
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  • No-one elected to Hall of Fame for 2nd time in 3 years

Famous Deaths

  • Les Ames, English cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (47 Tests, 97 dismissals, 2,434 runs @ 40.56), dies at 84
  • Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (b. 1903)
1990 Highlights

About February 27, 1990

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces