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
1990 History

Famous Deaths

  • (Alberto) Semprini, British pianist and radio broadcaster (BBC's Semprini Serenade), dies at 81
  • Arthur Goldberg, American jurist and statesman (UN ambassador, Supreme Court justice 1962-65), dies at 81
  • Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Indian leader of the Rajneesh movement, dies at 58
  • Herbert Wehner, German politician (Member of the Bundestag, 1949-83; chairman of the SPD, 1969-83), dies of complications from Binswanger's disease at 83
  • Myles Horton, American educator and Civil Rights Movement teacher, dies at 84

About January 19, 1990

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 4 months and 13 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