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 soccer midfielder (106 caps, FIFA World Cup 2014; Bayern Munich, Real Madrid), born in Greifswald, Germany
Born in 1990

Famous Deaths

  • Alberto Lleras Camargo, president of Colombia (1945-46, 58-62), dies
  • Harold Edgerton, American electrical engineer and photographer who created high-speed photography techniques, dies at 86
  • Robert 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? 33 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
  • UK #1 Song: Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid II