What Happened on January 18, 1990

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
Born in 1990

Famous Deaths

  • Melanie Appleby, English singer (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
  • Russell "Rusty "Hamer, American actor (Make Room for Daddy - "Rusty"), takes his own life at 52

About January 18, 1990

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: How Am I Supposed To Live Without You - Michael Bolton
  • UK #1 Song: Hangin' Tough - New Kids On The Block