On This Day

Historical Events in June 1990

  • Jun 1 "Cemetery Club" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theatre NYC after 56 performances
  • Jun 1 Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
  • Jun 1 Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97
  • Jun 2 "Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13
  • Jun 2 Seattle's Randy Johnson, no-hits Tigers, 2-0
  • Jun 3 3rd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $894,560
  • Jun 3 44th Tony Awards: "Grapes of Wrath" and "City of Angels" win
  • Jun 4 24th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton & Patty Loveless win
  • Jun 4 Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy
  • Jun 4 LA Dodger Ramon Martinez strikes out 18 Atlanta Braves
  • Jun 4 NY Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx area code 917

Historic Event

Jun 4 Dr Jack Kevorkian assists an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die

  • Jun 6 2nd International Rock Awards
  • Jun 6 For 2nd time this season, Cecil Fielder belts 3 home runs in a game
  • Jun 6 Stump Merrill replaces Bucky Dent as NY Yankee manager

Music History

Jun 7 Michael Jackson enters St. John's Hospital and Health Center, near his home, for chest pains after a dance rehearsal and exercise session

Historic Event

Jun 7 South African President F. W. de Klerk lifts 4 year state of emergency

  • Jun 8 "It's Garry Shandling's Show" last airs on Fox-TV
  • Jun 8 Phil Bradley hits 18th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history
  • Jun 9 122nd Belmont: Michael Kinane aboard Go & Go wins in 2:27.2

Baseball Record

Jun 9 Dodger Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle with baseball's switch hit HRs in 10 games

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 9 French Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles of Yugoslavia wins her first Grand Slam singles title; beats Steffi Graf 7-6, 6-4

Album Release

Jun 9 Red Hot Organization releases music album "Red Hot + Blue" featuring contemporary pop stars (including U2; Annie Lennox; Thompson Twins; Sinéad O'Connor; Tom Waits) performing songs of Cole Porter to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/HIV

  • Jun 10 "Accomplice" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • Jun 10 Musical "Meet Me In St Louis", based on the 1944 film, closes at Gershwin Theater, NYC, after 253 performances
  • Jun 10 Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing
  • Jun 10 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland
  • Jun 10 Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Florida for obscenity

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 10 French Open Men's Tennis: Andres Gomez of Ecuador wins his 1st and only career Grand Slam title; beats American Andre Agassi 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Sports History

Jun 10 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Dearborn CC: Jack Nicklaus wins his second of 8 Champions Tour majors by 6 strokes from Lee Trevino

Election of Interest

Jun 10 Peruvian general elections: Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa head of the Democratic Front loses to Alberto Fujimori, heading Cambio 90, in the second round

  • Jun 11 Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of US flag unconstitutional

Music History

Jun 11 UN appoints British-​Australian singer Olivia Newton-John as environmental ambassador

  • Jun 11 Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress

Sports History

Jun 11 Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson & Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks)

  • Jun 12 Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite the Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game

Baseball Record

Jun 12 NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves

Baseball Record

Jun 12 Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases

Baseball Record

Jun 12 Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list

  • Jun 12 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning

Album Release

Jun 12 "Mariah Carey" debut album by Mariah Carey is released

  • Jun 13 "Les Miserables" opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
  • Jun 13 Boeing 767 sets non-stop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya
  • Jun 13 Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term

NBA Finals

Jun 14 NBA Finals: Defending champion Detroit Pistons beat Portland Trail Blazers, 92-90 in Game 5 for back-to-back titles; MVP: Isiah Thomas

  • Jun 14 Date of the events in the movie Mr Destiny
  • Jun 14 NL announces plans to expand from 12 to 14 teams for 1993 season
  • Jun 14 Supreme Court rules police check for drunk drivers constitutional

Film & TV History

Jun 15 "Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty & Madonna premieres

  • Jun 16 "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer peaks at #8
  • Jun 16 Nelson & Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam
  • Jun 16 NHL Draft: Cornwall Royals (OHL) right wing Owen Nolan first pick by Quebec Nordiques
  • Jun 17 "Some Americans Abroad" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 62 performances
  • Jun 17 "Zoya's Apartment" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Jun 17 US Open Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Hale Irwin wins his 3rd Open title; defeats Mike Donald at the 91st hole, the first in sudden-death, after tying the 18-hole Monday playoff
  • Jun 18 1st sudden death US Open Golf Championship is won by Hale Irwin
  • Jun 19 Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al López's NL mark

Historic Event

Jun 19 Grupo Carso, S.A. de C.V., founded by Carlos Slim is listed on the Mexico Stock Exchange

  • Jun 20 Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US
  • Jun 20 Asteroid Eureka is discovered
  • Jun 21 7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000

Music History

Jun 21 Little Richard [Penniman] gets a star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame

  • Jun 21 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 4th victim, Larry Parham
  • Jun 21 Parliaments of W & E Germany recognize Oder-Neissegrens
  • Jun 21 US House of Representatives votes 254-177 to stop US flag burning, doesn't pass
  • Jun 21 At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball cap and proclaims "I am a Yankee!"

Music Concert

Jun 22 Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium, New York City

  • Jun 22 MLB Atlanta Braves replace manager Russ Nixon with GM Bobby Cox
  • Jun 22 Florida passes a law which prohibits wearing a thong bathing suit
  • Jun 22 Longest game in Toronto, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns
  • Jun 22 Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing has occurred in South Africa to reverse the ANC's position
  • Jun 22 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Cure, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo headline; other performers include Sinead O'Connor, Neville Brothers, Ry Cooder, Del Amitri, Flaco Jiminez, Hothouse flowers, and World Party
  • Jun 23 A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Statue of Liberty
  • Jun 23 Moldavia declares independence

Music History

Jun 23 Police find marijuana at Chuck Berry's home

Appointment of Interest

Jun 23 TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of year

  • Jun 23 Zimbabwe beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • Jun 23 African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, on a US tour, receives a tumultuous welcome in Boston
  • Jun 25 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • Jun 25 120°F in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jun 25 NBC decides to air episodes of "Quantum Leap" for 5 straight days
  • Jun 25 Supreme Court rules family members cannot end lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known
  • Jun 25 Anti-government riots break out in Lusaka, Zambia
  • Jun 25 African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela meets with President George H. W. Bush at the White House
  • Jun 26 122°F in Phoenix Arizona
  • Jun 26 8 Kansas & Oklahoma radio stations boycott k d lang, due to her anti-meat ad
  • Jun 26 New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg release from hospital after fall

Contract of Interest

Jun 27 Jose Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oak A's contract

Historic Event

Jun 27 Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims

  • Jun 27 NBA Draft: Syracuse power forward Derrick Coleman first pick by New Jersey Nets

Daytime Emmy Awards

Jun 28 Emmy 17th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 11th time

Film & TV History

Jun 29 Marla Maples father sues National Enquirer for $12M

  • Jun 29 NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game winning streak

Sports History

Jun 29 A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays & Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues

  • Jun 29 World's first female diocesan Anglican bishop, Dr Penny Jamieson, appointed in New Zealand
  • Jun 30 East and West Germany merge their economies