What Happened on June 12, 1990

Historical Events

Mariah Carey Debut Album

"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

1990 History

Famous Deaths

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

Terence O'Neill (1914-1990)

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

About June 12, 1990

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: It Must Have Been Love (From "Pretty Woman") - Roxette
  • UK #1 Song: World in Motion - Englandneworder