January 1, 1990 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • David Dinkins sworn in as 1st African American mayor of New York City
  • FCC implements "SYNDEX" giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs
  • Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ
  • NYC MTA stops token redemption at subway stations

Deaths in History

  • James W. Wood, American astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 65
  • Suzuki Sochu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/abbot of Ryutakuji, dies