On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1990

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 14th Commonwealth Games open in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon
  • LAs' Pat Riley becomes the 13th and fastest coach to reach the 500-victory plateau as the Lakers down the Indiana Pacers, 120-111; Riley (500-184) surpasses Don Nelson (500-317) to reach milestone

Famous Deaths

  • Madge Bellamy, American actress, dies of heart failure at 90