On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday

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 Tennis, Perth: Arantxa S├ínchez 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 cricketer (23 Tests for England, 1636 runs), dies at 78
  • Suzuki Sochu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/abbot of Ryutakuji, dies