Historical Events in 1990 (Part 5)

Events 801 - 980 of 980

  • Oct 25 "40-Hour Week" 9th studio album by Alabama is re-released (original release 1985)
  • Oct 27 "Michael Feinstein in Concert" closes at Golden NYC after 30 performances
  • Oct 27 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled
  • Oct 27 Supreme Soviet of Kirghiz SSR chooses Askar Akayev as republic's first president.
  • Oct 29 30 die in a (5.7) earthquake in Algeria
  • Oct 30 Britain and France complete the "Chunnel" under the English Channel
  • Oct 31 Pakistan make 3-0 drubbing of NZ, Waqar Younis 29 series wkts
  • Nov 1 "Oh, Kay!" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 77 performances

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Nov 1 Last of Margaret Thatcher's original government resigns, Deputy PM Howe

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

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Nov 1 Rhetoric escalates as George Bush likens Saddam Hussein to Adolf Hitler

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

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Nov 1 Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Nov 2 First NBA game at Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Rolando Blackman top scores with 21 points as Timberwolves beat Mavericks, 98-85
  • Nov 2 First regular season game played outside North America by any major professional sports league the NBA's Phoenix Suns beat the Utah Jazz, 119-96 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Japan
  • Nov 2 Golden State Warriors register a 162-158 win over the Denver Nuggets at McNichols Arena, with the 320 total points setting an NBA record for most points scored by 2 teams in a non-overtime game
  • Nov 3 Gro Harlem Brundtland is installed as Prime Minister of Norway
  • Nov 3 Atlanta Hawks' center Moses Malone sets an NBA record for free throws made in a career by hitting 7-of-9 in a 121-120 win over Indiana Pacers at the Omni; passes Oscar Robinson's record (7,694)

  • Nov 3 TCU quarterback Matt Vogler completes 44 passes including 5 touchdowns for an NCAA football record 690 passing yards in a 56-35 loss to Houston at the Astrodome; Cougars quarterback David Klingler throws for 7 TDs
  • Nov 3 MLB club owners agree to pay players $280 million in damages under a settlement to close aftermath of the owners' 3-year conspiracy case against free agents; largest owner-to-player payment ever made in sports
  • Nov 4 "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opens at Shubert NYC for 225 performances
  • Nov 4 20th NYC Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
  • Nov 4 21st NYC Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39
  • Nov 4 Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war"
  • Nov 4 US Secretary of State James Baker visits American troops in Saudi Arabia

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Nov 4 Ayrton Senna retires with gearbox trouble during the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; wins by 7 points from Alain Prost; McLaren-Honda wins Constructors title for 3rd straight year

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • Nov 5 Reports of increasing Saudi petroleum production and lower world demand
  • Nov 6 Arsenio Hall gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Nov 6 Braves' Dave Justice wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 6 Fire destroys some of Universal Studios' stages
  • Nov 6 Guam Republican governor Joseph Ada re-elected
  • Nov 6 Iran's oil-producing region suffers a serious earthquake

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 6 "I'm Your Baby Tonight" 3rd studio album by Whitney Houston is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1991)

Singer and Actress Whitney Houston
Singer and Actress
Whitney Houston
  • Nov 7 "Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 11 performances
  • Nov 7 "Those Were The Days" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 126 performances
  • Nov 7 Cleveland Indian Sandy Alomar Jr wins AL Rookie of Year, unanimously
  • Nov 7 Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland
  • Nov 8 "6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 performances
  • Nov 8 100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf

AgreementContract of Interest

Nov 8 Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Nov 8 Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World
  • Nov 8 Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula
  • Nov 8 Unconfirmed rumors emerge that Bush might announce an airlift of supplies to US embassy in Kuwait, which could ultimately trigger a military clash

Music releaseMusic Single

Nov 8 Musician Chris Isaak releases single "Wicked Game"

Singer Chris Isaak
Singer
Chris Isaak
  • Nov 9 Tanzania government of Malecela forms
  • Nov 9 New democratic constitution is issued in Nepal.
  • Nov 10 Lebanon releases 2 French hostages (Camille Sontag & Marcel Coudari)

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 10 John Hughes' film "Home Alone" directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macaulay Culkin premieres in Chicago

  • Nov 10 Chandra Shekhar becomes 8th Prime Minister of India
  • Nov 11 "Shadowlands" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 169 performances
  • Nov 11 Calif's Chuck Finley & Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between US & Japanese all-star teams
  • Nov 12 Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.
  • Nov 12 "The Body Bag Game" - after Eagles coach Buddy Ryan threatens beating Redskins so badly "they'll have to be carted off in body bags" the Eagles defense score 3 touchdowns winning 28–14, knocking 8 Redskins out of the game
  • Nov 13 Oakland's Bob Welch wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 13 In Aramoana, New Zealand, Resident David Gray shoots dead 13 people, in the Aramoana Massacre
  • Nov 13 Saudis ask US for rights to bid on SPR (Strategic Petroleum Reserve) crude
  • Nov 14 Doug Drabek (22-6) wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 14 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Nov 14 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 14 Michael Heseltine contests Margaret Thatcher's leadership of the British Conservative Party
  • Nov 14 Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die

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Nov 14 James Worthy is arrested in Houston and charged with two counts of solicitation of prostitution

NBA Small Forward James Worthy
NBA Small Forward
James Worthy

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Nov 15 US President George H. W. Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Nov 15 Producers confirm that Milli Vanilli didn't sing on their album
  • Nov 15 US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit

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Nov 16 Manuel Noriega claims US denied him a fair trial

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Nov 17 David Crosby breaks his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angles, CA
  • Nov 18 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 241 performances

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Nov 18 1st Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Lake Nona G & CC: US beats Europe 11½-4½ in inaugural event; Kathy Whitworth US captain; Mickey Walker Europe skipper

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Nov 18 NFL NY Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0
  • Nov 18 40th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 18 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2 to win her first of 3 straight WTA Tour Championships in NYC; first 5-set women's final since 1901
  • Nov 18 Andre Agassi claims his first and only season-ending ATP Tour World Championship tennis title with a 5–7, 7–6, 7–5, 6–2 win over defending champion Stefan Edberg in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Nov 19 Greyhound files reoganization plan so they can be traded publicly

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Nov 19 Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds wins NL MVP

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Nov 19 Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning "Girl You Know Its True" album

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Nov 20 Oakland's Rickey Henderson wins AL MVP

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Nov 20 Sacramento Kings last NBA win on the road for over a year
  • Nov 20 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher fails to defeat Michael Heseltine's bid for leadership of the Conservative Party
  • Nov 20 US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) returns from space
  • Nov 20 Saddam Hussein announces plans to release German hostages
  • Nov 20 Soviet Union shows reluctance to endorse the use of force against Iraq
  • Nov 21 Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations

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Nov 21 French President François Mitterrand voices support for a proposed UN resolution that would authorize the use of force in the Persian Gulf

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Nov 22 George H. W. Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia
  • Nov 22 Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister
  • Nov 22 Professor Amos Sawyer installed as interim President of Liberia
  • Nov 23 Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak v WI), scores 0 & 0
  • Nov 25 78th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 25 Lech Wałęsa wins Poland's first popular election

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • Nov 25 NFL's NY Giants & SF 49ers after winning their 1st 10 games both
  • Nov 25 India bowl the Sri Lankan cricket team out for 82; Venkatapathy Raju (I) takes 6-12 off 17.5 overs

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 26 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win

  • Nov 26 Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
  • Nov 26 Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion

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Nov 26 Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Nov 26 Premier Mazowiecki of Poland resigns
  • Nov 26 US proposes addition to UN resolution that would require Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait by January 1

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Nov 28 Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew resigns, ending his term as Singapore's longest-serving Prime Minister

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew

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Nov 28 Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as leader and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Nov 29 "Shogun - The Musical" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Nov 29 Expos pres Claude Brochu agrees to buy club from Charles Bronfman
  • Nov 29 UN Security Council approves US-sponsored resolution authorizing the use of force in the Persian Gulf if Iraq does not withdrawal from Kuwait by Jan. 15, 1991

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Nov 30 American actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke

  • Nov 30 US President George H. W. Bush offers to send Secretary of State James Baker to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein
  • Dec 1 56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (QB)
  • Dec 1 British & French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel)
  • Dec 1 Hissène Habré of Chad flees to Cameroon
  • Dec 1 Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks
  • Dec 1 Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia hold their 1st joint session

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Dec 1 NY Knicks Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte 113-96

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • Dec 1 55th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 16-7 in Birmingham
  • Dec 1 Davis Cup Tennis, St. Petersburg, Florida: Rick Leach and Jim Pugh beat Australian pair Pat Cash and John Fitzgerald 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 to clinch an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-2) for the US

  • Dec 2 First parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany
  • Dec 2 First time 12 people in space at the same time
  • Dec 2 79th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in St Petersburg (3-2)
  • Dec 2 Beth Daniel/Davis Love wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 2 US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit
  • Dec 3 NL batting champ Willie McGee signs as a free agent with SF Giants
  • Dec 4 Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in NYC
  • Dec 4 Iraq announces it will release all 3,300 Soviet hostages
  • Dec 4 An Iraqi official reports that Iraq will withdraw if it can retain control of the Rumailah field and keep Bubiyan and Werbah islands; also says that demands that the Palestinian issue be treated separately would not be surmountable
  • Dec 5 Blue Jays trade F McGriff & T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar & J Carter
  • Dec 5 Former Noriega aide Luis del Cid pleads guilty
  • Dec 5 British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie appears in public for 1st time in 2 years after Iran called for his assassination
  • Dec 5 Iraq announces willingness to speak with US about resolving the Persian Gulf crisis
  • Dec 6 NHL grants conditional membership to Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Dec 6 Saddam Hussein announces release of all foreign hostages
  • Dec 6 Shoeless Joe Jackson's signature is sold for $23,100
  • Dec 7 Iraqi parliment endorses Saddam Hussein's decision to free hostages

HeartEngagement of Interest

Dec 7 Ted Turner & Jane Fonda announce their engagement

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • Dec 8 Galileo Earth-1 Flyby
  • Dec 8 Indians agree to a lease new ballpark in Gateway (Jacobs Field)

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Dec 9 Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Dec 9 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3k ladies (4:10.80)
  • Dec 9 Houston scores most points against Cleveland, Oilers 58, Browns 14
  • Dec 9 Lech Wałęsa wins Poland's 1st direct presidential election in Poland
  • Dec 9 NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard
  • Dec 9 23rd NAACP Image Awards: "Coming to America" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Dec 10 Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die
  • Dec 10 Soyuz TM-10 lands
  • Dec 10 Space Shuttle STS 35 (Columbia 11) lands
  • Dec 11 13 die in 83 vehicle accident in Chattanooga Tn I-75, due to fog
  • Dec 11 US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) returns from space
  • Dec 12 US accuses Iraq of dragging its feet on dates for talks
  • Dec 12 US ambassador to Kuwait, Nathaniel Howell, leaves Kuwait
  • Dec 13 "Peter Pan" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Dec 13 Heavy earthquake strikes Sicily, 18 die

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Dec 13 South African President F. W. de Klerk meets with Nelson Mandela to talk of end of apartheid

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Dec 13 US Secretary of State Baker questions Iraq's seriousness about Middle East peace

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Dec 14 Louis Jordan's revue "Five Guys Named Moe" premieres in London

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • Dec 14 Right to Die case permits Nancy Cruzan to have her feeding tube removed, she dies 12 days later
  • Dec 16 Jean-Bertrand Aristide elected President of Haiti

  • Dec 16 KUSW, Salt Lake City Utah, final shortwave radio transmissions
  • Dec 16 Rev Jean Betrand Aristide elected president of Haiti
  • Dec 17 KTBN, Salt Lake City Utah, begins shortwave radio transmissions
  • Dec 18 NL announces Buffalo, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa-St Petersburg, & Washington, D.C. as 6 finalist for 1993 expansion (Miami & Denver win)
  • Dec 18 Bush reiterates his "no concessions" stance against Iraq
  • Dec 20 Pentagon warns Saddam that US air power is ready to attack on 1/15
  • Dec 20 Robert F X Sillerman purchases WAFL NY-NJ Knights for $11 million
  • Dec 20 Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze resigns
  • Dec 20 The world's first website and server go live at CERN
  • Dec 21 Steve & Mark Waugh complete 464* partnership for NSW v WA
  • Dec 22 Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait
  • Dec 22 Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen
  • Dec 22 Lech Wałęsa sworn in as Poland's 1st popularly elected president

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Dec 22 Paul Coffey becomes the second NHL defenceman to record 1000 points, doing so in a record-breaking 770 games

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • Dec 23 "Lettice & Lovage" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 284 performances
  • Dec 23 Slovenians vote to secede from Yugoslavia

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Dec 24 Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon & Barry Jones

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 25 "The Godfather Part III" directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Andy Garcia premieres

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Dec 26 Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
  • Dec 26 Reggie Williams becomes 1st GM of WLAF's NY-NJ Knights
  • Dec 26 Senior Professional Baseball Association folds
  • Dec 28 2 die and 188 injured in a NYC subway electrical fire in tunnel near Clark Street, Brooklyn
  • Dec 28 Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17
  • Dec 30 "Miser" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 93 performances
  • Dec 30 11th United Negro College Fund raises $10,000,000
  • Dec 31 Iraq begins a military draft of 17 year olds
  • Dec 31 Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
  • Dec 31 United Somali Congress seizes Presidential Palace