On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1990

Historical Events

  • 307 dead and 700 injured after overloaded passenger train collides with empty freight train in Pakistan

Famous Birthdays

  • Toni Kroos, German football player (Real Madrid, German national team), born in Greifswald, East Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Alberto Lleras Camargo, president of Colombia (1945-46, 58-62), dies
  • Harold Edgerton, American electrical engineer (b. 1903)
  • Robert F Adams, American sci-fi author (Castaways in Time), dies at 57
  • Sir Henry Bolte, Premier of Victoria 1955-1972 (b. 1908)
1990 Highlights

About January 4, 1990

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn