Historical Events in 1990 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 800 of 980

  • Aug 14 Angel's Louis Palonia is 74th to hit an inside park grandslam
  • Aug 14 Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 51st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 15 Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Aug 15 Phils Terry Mulholland no-hits Giants 6-0 (8th no hitter of 1990)
  • Aug 15 At least 150 people die in clashes between the African National Congress and Inkatha Freedom Party, South Africa
  • Aug 16 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Aug 16 Iraq orders 4000 Britons & 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq

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Aug 16 South African President F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela hold emergency talks in Pretoria about increasing violence in Soweto

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 17 "Exorcist 3" film written and directed by William Peter Blatty, premieres

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • Aug 17 Carlton Fisk hits White Sox record 187th HR

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Aug 17 Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Aug 19 Dodger Jose Offerman hits HR in his 1st at bat
  • Aug 20 Gene Michael names NY Yankee VP/GM replacing Harding Peterson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 George Steinbrenner steps down as NY Yankee owner

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Aug 20 Iraq moves Western hostages to military installations (human shields)

  • Aug 20 NY Yankee Kevin Maas is quickest to reach 15 HRs (approx 132 at bat)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 22 US President George H. W. Bush calls up military reserves

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Aug 23 Armenia declares independence
  • Aug 23 East & West Germany announced that they would unite on Oct 3
  • Aug 23 US begins call up of 46,000 reservists to the Persian Gulf
  • Aug 24 3,500 peacekeepers arrive in Liberia
  • Aug 24 Iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City
  • Aug 25 Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman's record (47'8½")
  • Aug 25 UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq
  • Aug 26 2 murdered college students found in Gainesville, Florida
  • Aug 26 Bo Jackson hits 4th of 4 consecutive HRs
  • Aug 27 52 Americans arrive in Turkey from Iraq
  • Aug 27 Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
  • Aug 27 Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)
  • Aug 27 WWF Summer Slam-Ultimate Warrior beats Rick Rude
  • Aug 27 Market prices plunge as OPEC nears informal agreement to increase output to cover shortfall due to invasion; cash market trading experiences abrupt decline.

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 27 "No Fences" 2nd studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1991)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Aug 28 Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, consecutively
  • Aug 28 Stefan Edberg (#1 seeded player) loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov
  • Aug 28 F5 strength tornado hits Plainfield, Illinois, killing 29 and injuring 353
  • Aug 29 C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, killing 13

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Aug 29 Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Aug 30 Ken Griffey & Ken Griffey Jr become 1st father & son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in 1st inning
  • Aug 30 Tatarstan declares independence from the RSFSR.
  • Aug 31 Dennis Eckersley saves his 40th game of the season

  • Aug 31 East & West Germany sign a treaty to join legal & political systems
  • Aug 31 Ken Griffey Sr & Jr are 1st father & son to play on same team each goes 1 for 4 for Seattle Mariners
  • Sep 1 "Heidi Chronicles" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 621 performances
  • Sep 1 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" closes at Imperial NYC after 634 performances
  • Sep 1 Toronto Argonauts beat BC Lions 68-43 at the Skydome in Toronto for the highest combined score (111) in Canadian Football League history
  • Sep 2 "Grapes of Wrath" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • Sep 2 Steve Allen, installed as a new abbot of Hartford St Zen Center, San Francisco
  • Sep 2 Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb throws MLB record 9th no-hitter of the season; beats Cleveland, 3-0
  • Sep 3 Helen Hudson sings national anthem in 26th park of year (San Diego)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 3 White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen tops Dave Righetti's MLB record with 47th save in Chicago's 4-2 win v Royals; Thigpen finishes season with 57 saves

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Sep 4 47th Venice Film Festival: "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" directed by Tom Stoppard wins Golden Lion

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Pete Sampras ends Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 6 7th MTV Video Music Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
  • Sep 6 US citizen is shot in Kuwait; oil markets surge on aggressive US statements toward Iraq
  • Sep 7 "Street Scene" opens at NY State Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • Sep 7 Marjorie Judith Vincent (Ill), 25, crowned 64th Miss America 1991
  • Sep 8 Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 US Open Women's Tennis: Gabriela Sabatini becomes only Argentine woman to win a Grand Slam singles event; beats Steffi Graf 6-2, 7-6

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Sep 9 Liberia president Samuel K Doe is captured by Mr Johnson's forces
  • Sep 9 Oakland beats NY 7-3 to complete a 12-game sweep of Yankees this year
  • Sep 9 George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Helsinki & urge Iraq to leave Kuwait
  • Sep 9 US Open Men's Tennis: 19 year old Pete Sampras wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 6-2; Sampras youngest male US Open winner
  • Sep 10 1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different
  • Sep 10 Ellis Island reopens as a museum
  • Sep 10 Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas Nevada
  • Sep 10 Iran agrees to resume diplomatic ties with Iraq
  • Sep 10 Mariner Matt Young becomes 21st AL'er to strike out 4 in 1 inning
  • Sep 10 1st time in NY Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A's beat them 12 games to 0
  • Sep 12 "Les Miserables," opens at Cirkus Theater, Stockholm
  • Sep 12 US, United Kingdom, France, USSR, East & West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge
  • Sep 13 Commuter train at Johannesburg South Africa attacked, 36 die
  • Sep 13 Iraqi troops storm residence of French ambassador in Kuwait
  • Sep 13 Robert E Nederlander appointed NY Yankee managing general partner
  • Sep 13 Senate Judiciary Com opens hearing on confirmation of David Souter
  • Sep 14 Ken Griffey, Sr & Jr, hit back-to-back HRs in 1st inning
  • Sep 15 Chicago White Sox Bobby Thigpen is 1st to record 50 saves
  • Sep 15 Florida lottery goes over $100,000,000
  • Sep 15 France announce it will send 4,000 troops to Persian Gulf
  • Sep 15 15th Toronto International Film Festival: "Cyrano de Bergerac" directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 16 42nd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Murphy Brown, Peter Falk & Patricia Wettig win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan wed

Actress Meg Ryan
Actress
Meg Ryan
  • Sep 16 Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George H. W. Bush
  • Sep 16 Pirate Radio NY International begins transmissions on WWCR
  • Sep 17 Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep NY Post publishing
  • Sep 17 Soviet Union & Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties
  • Sep 18 500 lb 6' Hershey Kiss is displayed at 1 Times Square, NYC
  • Sep 18 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
  • Sep 18 Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • Sep 18 Crude prices outpace increases in product prices and there is talk of cutting refinery runs

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 19 "Goodfellas", directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta, is released

Actor Robert De Niro
Actor
Robert De Niro
Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • Sep 20 Both East and West Germany ratify reunification
  • Sep 20 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 20 South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia
  • Sep 21 Oakland A's Bob Welch becomes 1st 25 game winner in 10 years
  • Sep 21 Pirate Bobby Bond is 2nd to hit 30 HRs & steal 50 bases in a season (so he can play in 6 decades) because it is a publicity stunt
  • Sep 21 Faye Vincent turns down White Sox bid to reinstate Minnie Minoso, 68
  • Sep 21 Reports that US refinery problems will lead to a loss in capacity and aggressive remarks by Saddam Hussein send crude prices to new highs
  • Sep 22 Saudi Arabia expels many Jordanian & Yemeni envoys

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 22 Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Sep 23 PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War
  • Sep 23 Saddam says he will destroy Israel
  • Sep 24 East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact
  • Sep 24 South African President F. W. de Klerk meets US President George H. W. Bush in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 24 Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market
  • Sep 24 West German President Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty
  • Sep 24 Periodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President Mitterrand called the action a violation of international law; a U.S. warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Sep 24 Saddam Hussein states his willingness to strike first and his intention to damage oil fields in the region if Iraq does strike

  • Sep 25 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Balt Orioles to tie record
  • Sep 25 Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title
  • Sep 25 Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience
  • Sep 25 UN Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq
  • Sep 26 Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating
  • Sep 27 Dee Dee Ramone arrested on marijuana possession
  • Sep 27 Deposed emir of Kuwait address UN General Assembly
  • Sep 27 Gunman holds 33 people (killing 1) hostage in Berkeley Calif
  • Sep 27 Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court
  • Sep 27 Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House
  • Sep 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 28 Exiled emir of Kuwait visits White House

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Sep 28 Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • Sep 29 "Love & Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart
  • Sep 29 "Street Scene" closes at NY State Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • Sep 29 Reds are 1st NL team to clinch title, staying in 1st place all year
  • Sep 29 US Sect of State James Baker meets with Vietnam's foreign minister
  • Sep 29 Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years

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Sep 29 "Millie's Book" written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush for president's dog is a best-selling non-fiction book

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
  • Sep 29 The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.
  • Sep 30 Chicago White Sox beat Seattle 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park
  • Sep 30 Pittsburgh Pirates wins NL East title

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Sep 30 The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • Oct 1 10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda
  • Oct 1 Meteorite explodes above Pacific Ocean
  • Oct 1 US President George H. W. Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait
  • Oct 1 Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy
  • Oct 1 Saddam Hussein says he may be willing to negotiate the occupation of Kuwait and would consider foreign participation in negotiations
  • Oct 2 "Michael Feinstein in Concert" opens at Golden NYC for 30 performances
  • Oct 2 WW2 Allied nations cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
  • Oct 2 Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die
  • Oct 2 US Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter's appointment to Supreme Court
  • Oct 2 Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors
  • Oct 3 Reunification of East and West Germany. West German flag is raised above the Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Kansas City 3rd baseman George Brett becomes first in MLB history to win a batting title in 3 different decades; goes 1 for 1 in Royals, 5-2 loss v Cleveland to win AL batting title with .329 average; AL batting champion 1976, 80

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Oct 3 Detroit 1st baseman Cecil Fielder becomes 11th player in MLB history to hit 50 HRs in a season; 50th & 51st in 10-3 win v NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium
  • Oct 3 Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
  • Oct 4 "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Oct 4 Regional elections held in East Germany

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 4 U.S. premiere of Fox TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210" starring Luke Perry, Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty


  • Oct 5 Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)
  • Oct 5 "Henry and June" film, based on the book by Anaïs Nin, first film to be given an NC-17 rating in the US, released
  • Oct 5 Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Kevin Stevens has 2 goals & 4 assists in 7-4 opening-night win against the Washington Capitals at Capital Centre to set NHL record for most points in a season opener (6)
  • Oct 6 US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit
  • Oct 6 Solar Polar Orbiter 'Ulysses' launched
  • Oct 7 Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens
  • Oct 8 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
  • Oct 8 Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters
  • Oct 8 US doctors Joseph E Murray & E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize
  • Oct 9 David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • Oct 9 Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon
  • Oct 9 Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile
  • Oct 10 US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) returns from space
  • Oct 10 American Petroleum Institute (API) reports crude inventories dropped by more than 4 MMB in the last week
  • Oct 10 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 11 "Miser" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 93 performances
  • Oct 11 Center for Urban archaeology opens in NYC South Street Seaport Museum
  • Oct 11 Mexican writer Octavio Paz is awarded the Nobel Prize for literature
  • Oct 11 Oil hits a record $40.42 per barrel
  • Oct 11 Libya's Qadhafi says Israel must be eliminated
  • Oct 11 UK Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd says force would be used if Iraq does not withdraw from Kuwait
  • Oct 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 12 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 13 First Russian Orthodox service in over 70 years held in St Basil's Cathedral, in Red Square, Moscow
  • Oct 13 Target Center, a multi-purpose arena in Minneapolis officially opens
  • Oct 14 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Oct 15 Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Oct 16 "Stand Up Tragedy" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • Oct 16 Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
  • Oct 16 Reds beat A's 7-0, ending Oakland's 10-game post-season winning streak
  • Oct 16 US forces reach 200,000 in Persian Gulf
  • Oct 17 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 performances
  • Oct 17 "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, NY & His Majesty's Theatre, Perth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong drops out of school to pursue a career in music

  • Oct 18 "Once on this Island" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 469 performances
  • Oct 19 HCA, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, forms in Prague

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 19 "Dances with Wolves" directed by Kevin Costner and starring Kevin Costner and Mary McDonnell premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1991)

  • Oct 20 3 members of 2 Live Crew acquitted on obsenity charges in Florida
  • Oct 20 Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq)
  • Oct 20 Cincinnati beats A's, 2-1 in Game 4 at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum to sweep Oakland and win Reds' 5th Baseball World Series; Reds' pitcher José Rijo MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 21 Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • Oct 21 The first Apple Day, is held in Covent Garden, London.
  • Oct 21 Ayrton Senna of Brazil crashes his McLaren during the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka but clinches his second World Formula 1 Drivers Championship
  • Oct 23 Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages
  • Oct 24 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 25 "Les Miserables" opens again at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 25 Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Oct 25 NY Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991)