On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1990

Historical Events

  • East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact

Historic Event

Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President François Mitterrand calls the action a violation of international law; US warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah

  • Periodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn

Historic Event

Saddam Hussein states his willingness to strike first and his intention to damage oil fields in the region if Iraq does strike

Meeting of Interest

South African President F. W. de Klerk meets US President George H. W. Bush in Washington, D.C.

  • Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market
  • West German President Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty

Famous Deaths

  • Jay Currin, stuntman/actor (Back to the Beach, Serial), dies at 34
1990 Highlights

About September 24, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection - Nelson
  • UK #1 Song: Show Me Heaven - Maria Mckee