On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1990

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 64th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit
  • Boston Celtics worst ever (6 pts in 2nd vs NJ Nets) & lose 87-78
  • Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • US Supreme Court strikes down Dallas' ordinance imposing strict zoning on sexually oriented businesses

Famous Deaths

  • Sir Edward McTiernan, Australian jurist, lawyer and politician (b. 1892)
  • Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), dies at 82