On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1990

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Stand Up Tragedy" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • Reds beat A's 7-0, ending Oakland's 10-game post-season winning streak
  • Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
  • US forces reach 200,000 in Persian Gulf

Famous Deaths

  • Art Blakey, American jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers), dies of cancer at 71
  • Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American classical pianist (b. 1914)