On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1990

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica & South Atlantic
  • Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking African American female in a major-league front office)

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Massey, American actor
  • Peter Sagan, Slovakian professional cyclist (World Road Champion 2016), born in Ĺ˝ilina, Slovakia

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Gerard, British racing driver (b. 1914)
  • Boy Trip, Dutch minister, dies at 68
  • Lewis Mumford, American historian (b. 1895)