November 1990 in History

Events in History

Event of Interest

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

Event of Interest

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

  • Nov 3 Gro Harlem Brundtland is installed as Prime Minister of Norway
  • 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 Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war"
  • Nov 4 US Secretary of State James Baker visits American troops in Saudi Arabia
  • Nov 5 Reports of increasing Saudi petroleum production and lower world demand
  • 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
  • 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 8 100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf
  • 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
  • Nov 9 New democratic constitution is issued in Nepal.
  • Nov 9 Tanzania government of Malecela forms
  • Nov 10 Chandra Shekhar becomes 8th Prime Minister of India
  • Nov 10 Lebanon releases 2 French hostages (Camille Sontag & Marcel Coudari)

Event of Interest

Nov 12 Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.

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Nov 12 The World Wide Web is first proposed by CERN computer scientists Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau [1]

  • Nov 13 In the New Zealand seaside town of Aramoana, David Gray shoots dead 13 people in the Aramoana massacre
  • Nov 13 Oakland's Bob Welch wins AL Cy Young Award
  • 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
  • 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

Event of Interest

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

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Nov 16 Manuel Noriega claims US denied him a fair trial

  • Nov 19 Greyhound files reoganization plan so they can be traded publicly
  • Nov 20 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher fails to defeat Michael Heseltine's bid for leadership of the Conservative Party
  • 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 20 US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) returns from space

Event of Interest

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

  • Nov 21 Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations
  • 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

Election of Interest

Nov 25 Lech Wałęsa wins Poland's first popular election

  • Nov 26 Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion

Event of Interest

Nov 26 Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait

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

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

  • 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
  • Nov 30 US President George H. W. Bush offers to send Secretary of State James Baker to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 25 Yasmin van der Meer, 15 millionth Netherlander

Deaths in History

  • Nov 5 Humphrey Gibbs, Governor of Southern Rhodesia (1959-69), dies at 87
  • Nov 7 Lawrence Durrell, Indian-British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet), dies of a stroke at 78
  • Nov 8 Anya Seton, American author (Katherine), dies at 86
  • Nov 10 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist and electrical engineer, dies at 76
  • Nov 12 Rifaat El-Maghub, Egyptian MP leader, assassinated at 64
  • Nov 12 Yannis Ritsos, Greek poet and political activist, dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Charlie Carpenter, dies at 77
  • Nov 14 Adolf Rudnicki [Aron Hirschhorn], Polish writer (Niekochana), dies at 78
  • Nov 14 K L Poll, journalist/author, dies
  • Nov 14 Malcolm Muggeridge, English journalist, critic and spy (Observer of Life), dies at 87
  • Nov 14 Robert Mariano, entertainer, dies at 21

Robert HofstadterRobert Hofstadter (1915-1990)

Nov 17 American atomic physicist and Nobel laureate (electron scattering in atomic nuclei), dies at 75

  • Nov 19 Georgy Flyorov, Soviet-Russian physicist (spontaneous fission, Soviet atomic bomb project), dies at 77
  • Nov 19 Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (best known for his leadership in the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War), dies at 89
  • Nov 23 Nguyen Van Tam, Prime Minister of Vietnam (1952-53), dies
  • Nov 23 Renate Rubinstein, German-Dutch author and columnist (Tamar), dies at 61

Roald DahlRoald Dahl (1916-1990)

Nov 23 British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), dies at 74

  • Nov 24 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (101 Dalmatians), dies at 94
  • Nov 24 Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer during the Great Depression, dies at 80
  • Nov 24 Nistani Keiji, philosopher, dies in Kyoto Japan
  • Nov 26 Fung Yu-lan, Chinese philosopher, dies at 94
  • Nov 30 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, dies at 78
  • Nov 30 Norman Cousins, American editor (Saturday Review) and peace activist, dies at 75