July 1990 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 1st Zen winter session in Sydney Zen Center's Gorrick's Run Zendo
  • Jul 1 German Democratic Republic accepts Deutsche Mark as its currency
  • Jul 1 In Victoria, Australia, helmetless bike riding becomes illegal
  • Jul 2 1,426 pilgrims trampled to death after a panic in a tunnel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Event of Interest

Jul 2 Imelda Marcos and Adnan Khashoggi found not guilty of racketeering

  • Jul 2 TV cooking competition show "MasterChef" presented by Loyd Grossman, and created by Franc Roddam, first airs in the UK
  • Jul 3 Liberian President Samuel Kanyon Doe offers to resign in response to rebel incursions in his country; he is later kidnapped and executed
  • Jul 3 Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida
  • Jul 4 400 New Kids on the Block fans treated for heat exhaustion in Minnesota
  • Jul 4 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 8 12:34:56 on 7/8/90 (1234567890)
  • Jul 11 Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.

Event of Interest

Jul 12 Boris Yeltsin quits the Soviet Communist Party

  • Jul 12 In Soweto, South Africa, Shanty town women strip to the waist and confront bulldozers sent by authorities to demolish their homes
  • Jul 14 "Howard Stern's Summer Show" premieres on WWOR-TV (NYC)
  • Jul 14 Sara Martin, of Illinois, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jul 16 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in the Philippines
  • Jul 16 Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins
  • Jul 16 NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-no fatalities

Event of Interest

Jul 16 The ANC send a report on police violence to President F. W. de Klerk and demanded an end to "the shocking inhumanity" of police action in rural areas of South Africa

  • Jul 16 Ukraine declares independence
  • Jul 17 Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq
  • Jul 19 BASF plant in Cincinnati explodes in flames, 1 dies
  • Jul 19 Richard Nixon library opens in Yorba Linda, California
  • Jul 20 Justice William J. Brennan Jr. resigns from the Supreme Court after 36 years
  • Jul 21 Goodwill Games opens in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 23 South Africa workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
  • Jul 24 Ms. Magazine hits newsstands again after an 8 month hiatus
  • Jul 24 US warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait
  • Jul 25 Nadezhda Ryashkina of USSR sets 10K walk woman's record (41:56.23)
  • Jul 25 US Ambassador tells Iraq, US won't take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute
  • Jul 25 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 26 General Hospital records its 7,000th episode

Event of Interest

Jul 26 US President George H. W. Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act

  • Jul 27 White-Russia declares independence

Event of Interest

Jul 28 Alberto Fujimori installed as President of Peru

  • Jul 28 Blackout hits Chicago
  • Jul 29 South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference
  • Jul 30 Five Bank of Credit & Commerce members found guilty of money laundering
  • Jul 30 Soldiers opens fire on worshippers in Monrovian church, 200-600 die
  • Jul 30 The first Saturn automobile rolls off the assembly line.
  • Jul 31 Bosnia-Hercegovina declares independence

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 31 Olga Galchenko, Russian juggler, born in Penza, Russia

Weddings in History

Yasser Arafat

Jul 17 Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (56) weds Suha Tawil (27)

  • Jul 17 PLO-leader Jasser Arrafat marries Soha Tawil in Tunis

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Jurriaan Schrofer, graphic designer, dies
  • Jul 2 Muntu Myeza, South African anti-apartheid activist and General Secretary of SASO, dies in automobile accident at 39
  • Jul 3 Maurice Girodias, French publisher and founder (Olympia Press), dies at 71
  • Jul 5 Mitch Snyder, homeless advocate, commits suicide by hanging at 46
  • Jul 6 Nathaniel Wyeth, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle), dies at 78
  • Jul 6 Paul Wynne, KGO-TV SF reporter, dies of AIDS at 46
  • Jul 7 Bill Cullen, game show host (Price is Right), dies at 70 of cancer
  • Jul 7 Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, German Jesuit priest and Buddhism Zen teacher, dies at 92
  • Jul 9 Brigitte D'Ortschy, German author, trnslator and Zen teacher Sanbo Kyodan line, dies in Japan at 69
  • Jul 10 Hans Faverey, Dutch poet, dies at 55
  • Jul 10 Irene Champlin, dies after long illness at 59
  • Jul 12 Richard R Briggs, dies after short illness at 71
  • Jul 13 Lois Moran Young, dies of cancer at 81
  • Jul 16 Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (International Baccalaureate Organisation), dies at 62
  • Jul 17 Tony Pugsley, British rear-admiral (Walcheren attack (1944)), dies at 88
  • Jul 18 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Astérix, Tintin), dies at 79
  • Jul 18 Karl Menninger, American psychiatrist (Menninger Clinic), dies at 96 of cancer
  • Jul 18 Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (b. 1897)
  • Jul 20 Herbert Jenkins, Atlanta's longest serving police chief (b. 1907)
  • Jul 21 Manuel Puig, Argentine writer (Buenos Aires Affair), dies at 57
  • Jul 21 Sacha Piteoff, dies of heart failure at 70
  • Jul 21 Stanley Shapiro, dies of leukemia at 65
  • Jul 23 Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese development of television (b. 1899)
  • Jul 24 Alan Clarke, director (Elephant, Road, Scum, Firm), dies at 54
  • Jul 27 Kim Thomas-Friedland, news anchor (FNN), dies at 32
  • Jul 27 Salim Ali, Indian Ornithologist (Birdman of India), dies at 90
  • Jul 28 Armando Frid, of Argentina (Born May 24, 1866 Guin rec), dies at 124
  • Jul 28 Bruno Kreisky, Austrian politician (Chancellor, 1970-83; Foreign Minister, 1959-66), dies at 79
  • Jul 29 Bruno Kreisky, union chancellor Austria, dies
  • Jul 30 Ian Gow, British Conservative parliament leader, murdered
  • Jul 30 Karl Weber, dies of heart failure at 74
  • Jul 31 Fernando Sancho, dies after operation for malignant tumor at 72