On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1990

Historical Events

  • 19th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Florida State beats #6 Nebraska, 41-17
  • 56th Orange Bowl: #4 Notre Dame beats #1 Colorado, 21-6
  • 56th Sugar Bowl: #2 Miami beats #7 Alabama, 33-25
  • 76th Rose Bowl: #12 Southern California beats #3 Michigan, 17-10
  • David Dinkins sworn in as 1st African American mayor of New York City
  • FCC implements "SYNDEX" giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs

Hopman Cup

Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario beats American Pam Shriver 6-3, 6-3 to clinch 2-1 win for Spain's first title

  • Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ
  • NYC MTA stops token redemption at subway stations
  • Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Boost, Dutch film critic, dies at 82
  • James W. Wood, American astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 65
  • Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 1,636 runs @ 46.74; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 78
  • Suzuki Sochu, Japanese-born Zen teacher, dies at 80
1990 Highlights

About January 1, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
  • UK #1 Song: Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid II