On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1990

Historical Events

  • "6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 performances
  • 100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf

Contract of Interest

Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

  • Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World

Music Single

Musician Chris Isaak releases single "Wicked Game"

  • Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula
  • Unconfirmed rumors emerge that Bush might announce an airlift of supplies to US embassy in Kuwait, which could ultimately trigger a military clash

Famous Birthdays

  • SZA [Sol├ína Rowe], American R&B singer-songwriter, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Anya Seton, American author (Katherine), dies at 86
  • Grampy Davis, American actor, dies of heart attack at 87
1990 Highlights

About November 8, 1990

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio