On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1990

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • South Africa says it is reconsidering ban on African National Congress
  • Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry arrested in drug enforcement sting

Famous Birthdays

  • Gift Ngoepe, South African-born baseball player, 1st black African to play in Major League Baseball, born in Pietersburg, South Africa

Famous Deaths

  • Melanie Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
  • Rusty Hamer, American actor (Rusty-Make Room for Daddy), dies at 52