On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1990

Historical Events

  • "Les Miserables," opens at National Theatre, Washington, DC

Historic Event

Boris Yeltsin quits the Soviet Communist Party

  • Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits Yankees 8-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)
  • In Soweto, South Africa, Shanty town women strip to the waist and confront bulldozers sent by authorities to demolish their homes

Famous Deaths

  • João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager, dies at 73
  • Richard R Briggs, dies after short illness at 71
1990 Highlights

About July 12, 1990

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Battle of the Boyne (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer