On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1990

Historical Events

  • 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
  • Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters
  • US doctors Joseph E Murray & E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize

Famous Deaths

  • B.J. Wilson, British session and touring rock drummer (Procol Harum, 1967-77; Joe Cocker), dies of drug overdose complications and pneumonia at 43
1990 Highlights

About October 8, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 31 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Columbus Day (United States), Thanksgiving (Canada)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra