On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1990

Historical Events

  • Australian cricketer Dean Jones scores twin test tons vs. Pakistan at Adelaide Oval

Famous Deaths

  • (Larken) Allen Collins, American southern rock guitarist, and songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Free Bird"; "Gimme Three Steps"; Rossington-Collins Band - "Don't Misunderstand Me"), dies from chronic pneumonia, a complication of the paralysis suffered in a drunk driving accident, at 37
  • Mariano Rumor, Italian politician (PM, 1968-70; 73-1974), dies
  • [Piet] "Peter" Sweval, American rock bassist (Looking Glass - "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" ; Starz - "Cherry Baby"), dies of AIDS at 42
1990 Highlights

About January 23, 1990

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius