What Happened on January 2, 1990

Historical Events

  • Dow Jones hits record 2,800 (2,810.15)

Pro Wrestling

Sting joins pro wrestling's legendary "4 Horsemen" (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)

Famous Deaths

Alan Hale Jr. (1921-1990)

American actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), dies of cancer at 68

  • Vladimir Ussachevsky, Manchurian-American composer (Creation), dies at 78

About January 2, 1990

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
  • UK #1 Song: Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid II