On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1990

Historical Events

Album Release

"Mariah Carey" debut album by Mariah Carey is released

  • Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite the Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game
  • NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning

Baseball Record

NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves

Baseball Record

Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases

Baseball Record

Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list


Famous Deaths

  • Glen Gorbous, Canadian MLB outfielder (record for longest throw of a regulation baseball [445' 10"]), dies at 59

Terence O'Neill

Terence O'Neill, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (Ulster Unionist Party: 1963-69), dies of cancer at 75


1990 Highlights

About June 12, 1990

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini