On This Day

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., American actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), dies of cancer at 68
  • Vladimir Ussachevsky, Manchurian-American composer (Creation), dies at 78
1990 Highlights

About January 2, 1990

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 32 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn