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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Ukraine declares independence

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (International Baccalaureate Organisation), dies at 62
  • Sidney Torch, English composer, conductor and organist (b. 1908)
1990 Highlights

About July 16, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer