Today in History for February 1990

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 55 of 55

2nd - South Africa's Pres FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs
3rd - Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitation
3rd - Jockey Billy Shoemaker (58), retires after 40,350 horse race
4th - 10 Israeli tourists murdered near Cairo
4th - Anders Holmertz swims world record 400 m freestyle (3:40.81)
4th - Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45:04)
4th - Lyudmila Narozhi-Lenko runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.69)
4th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-21
4th - Pat Bradley wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
4th - Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar)
4th - St Petersburg Pelicans beat West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win 1st Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 5th - Notre Dame becomes 1st team to sell its game to a major network (NBC)
6th - Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50
6th - Ground breaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium
6th - Steve Briers of Wales recited the entire lyrics of Queen's album "A Night At The Opera" in 9 minutes & 58.44 seconds backwards!
7th - Karachi police kill 22 anti-nationalistic demonstrators
7th - USSR Communist party agrees to allow opposition political parties
7th - Lisa Leslie of Morningside HS in Inglewood California scores 101 in 1st half, South Torrance HS decides not to play 2nd half & loses 102-24
8th - David Hares "Racing Demon," premieres in London
8th - "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
9th - "Bradys" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV
9th - Doina Melinte runs world indoor record 1.5k (4:00:27) & mile (4:17:13)
9th - Galileo flies by Venus
9th - Namibia's constitution ratified
10th - 6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome)
10th - Pierrer Water pulls product from shelf due to benzine in water
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 10th - South African President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be freed on Feb 11th
10th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
11th - 40th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 130-113 at Miami
11th - James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to win heavyweight boxing crown
11th - Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa
11th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
13th - 50 killed at Inkatha-UDF battle in Natal, South Africa
13th - Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games
NBA Legend Larry BirdNBA Legend Larry Bird 13th - US, Britain & France give Germany OK to reunify
14th - Alan Ayckbourn's "Man of the Moment," premieres in London
14th - Perrier recalls 160 million bottles of sparkling water after traces of benzene, a carcinogen, are found in some
14th - Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system
15th - Baseball owners lock out players
18th - Jane Crafter wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
19th - Police kill 8 demonstrators for multi party system in Nepal
19th - Soyuz TM-9 lands
21st - 32nd Grammy Awards: Wind Beneath My Wings, Nick of Time wins
22nd - 1st day India v NZ cricket at Auckland NZ 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps
23rd - Ian Smith 173* NZ v India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat
24th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiia Ladies Golf Open
25th - Australia beat Pakistan 2-0 to win the Cricket World Series Cup
25th - Nicaraguans votes out Sandinistas
25th - On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her for long
26th - USSR agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czech by July, 1991
26th - The Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections.
27th - Exxon Corp & Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts (Valdez)
27th - No one elected to Hall of Fame for 2nd time in 3 years
28th - Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine
28th - US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 10 of 10

1st - Laura Marling, British singer-songwriter
3rd - Cody Newton Gifford, son of Kathie Lee & Frank Gifford
3rd - Sean Kingston, American reggae rapper
4th - Haruka Tomatsu, Japanese Seiyū
7th - Steven Stamkos, Canadian ice hockey player
9th - Camille Winbush, American actress
11th - Princess Ayah of Jordan
11th - Q'orianka Kilcher, actress and activist (The New World)
13th - Olivia Allison, British synchronized swimmer
15th - Erwin Sak, Polish footballer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

2nd - Marina Ogilvy (daughter of Engl princess Alexandra) weds Paul Mowatt
Actor and Comedian Rowan AtkinsonActor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson (5th) 5th - Actor Rowan Atkinson (35) weds Sunetra Sastry in New York

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 42 of 42

2nd - Joel Fluellen, actor (Man Friday, Burning Cross), dies at 79
2nd - Joe Erskine, Welsh boxer (b. 1934)
4th - Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1917)
6th - Jane Novak, silent screen actress (Ghost Town), dies of stroke at 94
6th - John Merivale, actor (Caltiki), dies
7th - Dom Heider Camara, nonviolent/human rights Bishop of Brazil, dies
7th - Jimmy Van Heusen, composer (Call Me Irresponsible), dies at 77
7th - Nathan Wartels, publisher (Crown), dies at 88 of pneumonia
7th - Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (b. 1905)
8th - Del Shannon, rock vocalist (Runaway), shoots self at 50
8th - Del Shannon, American entertainer (suicide) (b. 1934)
13th - Ken Lynch, actor (Paratroop Command, Legend of Tom Dooley), dies at 79
14th - Graeme Hole, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 789 runs), dies
14th - Jean Wallace, [Walasek], actress (Big Combo), dies of hemorrhage at 66
14th - Tony Holiday, German singer
15th - Henry Brandon, actor (Assault on Precinct 13), dies at 77
15th - Jack Fletcher, actor (Any Wednesday), dies of heart attack at 68
16th - Keith Haring, artist/cartoonist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDs at 31
17th - Erik Rhodes, actor (Top Hat), dies of pneumonia at 84
17th - Frans Kellendonk, Dutch writer (Good for Nothing), dies at 39
17th - Keith Haring, US graffiti-artist, dies at 31
17th - Marc Clement, actor (Career Opportunities, Sluggers Wife), dies
17th - Hap Day, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1901)
18th - Hulk, fictional character in "Death of Incredible Hulk" on NBC, dies
19th - Michael Powell, Engl director (Life & Death of Col Blimp), dies at 84
22nd - Stephen Burns, actor (Casey's Shadow), dies
23rd - Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch MP (Liberal), dies at 53
23rd - James Gavin, commandant US 82nd Airborn Div (Normandy), dies at 82
23rd - Jose Napoleon Duarte, president of Salvador (1984-89), dies at 62
24th - Johnnie Ray, singer (Cry), dies of liver failure at 61
Publisher Malcolm ForbesPublisher Malcolm Forbes (24th) 24th - Malcolm Forbes, CEO (Forbes Publishing), dies of a heart attack at 70
24th - Sandro Pertini, president of Italy (1978, 85), dies at 93
24th - Tony Conigliaro, baseball player (Red Sox), dies of pneumonia at 45
25th - Deborra Hampton, actress (Crossroads, 2 of a Kind), dies at 30
26th - Cornell Gunther, US musician (Coasters, Poison Ivy), dies at 53
26th - Leslie Ames, cricketer (47 Tests, 2434 runs 8 centuries), dies
26th - Maurine Stuart, Zen teacher (head of Cambridge Buddhist Association), dies
26th - Scott Jarvis, musician (Great Expectationa), dies
27th - Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (b. 1903)
28th - Colin Milburn, cricketer (9 Tests for England, 654 runs), dies
28th - Fabia Drake, actress (Nice Girl Like Me), dies at 86
28th - Tuppy Owen-Smith, South African cricketer (batsman v England 1929), dies

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