On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1990

Day of the Week: Friday

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

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)