On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1990

Historical Events

  • BASF plant in Cincinnati explodes in flames, 1 dies

Sports History

Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion

Sports History

Dave Righetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee

  • Richard Nixon library opens in Yorba Linda, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Steven Anthony Lawrence, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Quillan, American actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Julia, Hell Town), dies of cancer at 83
  • Herbert Nelson, actor (Guilding Light), dies of a stroke at 76
  • Johnny Wayne, comedian (Wayne & Shuster), dies of cancer at 72
1990 Highlights

About July 19, 1990

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer