On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1990

Historical Events

  • 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in the Philippines
  • Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA
  • Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins
  • NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-no fatalities
  • Rick Dee's "Into the Night" premieres on ABC-TV

Historic Event

The ANC send a report on police violence to President F. W. de Klerk and demanded an end to "the shocking inhumanity" of police action in rural areas of South Africa

  • Ukraine declares independence

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (International Baccalaureate Organisation), dies at 62
  • Sidney Torch, English composer, conductor and theater organist, dies from an intentional medication overdose at 82
1990 Highlights

About July 16, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer