On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1990

Historical Events

  • Police break up protests in Johannesburg against the cricket players defying a boycott on playing in apartheid South Africa
  • Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, v Australia at Adelaide
  • Turning point in the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri Hindus from Indian-administrated Kashmir due to violence from Muslim militants

Famous Deaths

  • Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Indian leader of the Rajneesh movement, dies at 58
  • Herbert Wehner, German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83
  • Myles Horton, American educator and Civil Rights Movement teacher, dies at 84
  • Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
1990 Highlights

About January 19, 1990

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn