Today in History for March 1990

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 64 of 64

1st - Benin nullifies its constitution
1st - Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as president of Uruguay
1st - Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
2nd - Greyhound Bus goes on strike
2nd - Mark Tewsksbury swims world record 50m backstroke (25.06 sec)
3rd - Carole Gist (20), is the 1st African American to be crowned Miss USA in Wichita, Kansas
4th - 20th Easter Seal Telethon
4th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
4th - US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) returns from space
6th - SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08:17
7th - 3 passengers killed & 162 injured as subway train derails (Phila)
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 7th - H Wayne Huizenga buys ½ of Joe Robbie Stadium and 15% of Dolphins for $30m
8th - NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 1st victim, Mario Orosco
9th - Dr Antonia Novello sworn-in as 1st hispanic/female US surgeon general
10th - 4th American Comedy Award: When Harry Met Sally
10th - Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (URS)
10th - Ice Pairs Championship at Halifax won by Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS)
10th - Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Halifax won by Jill Trenary (USA)
10th - Lt Gen Avril resigns as president of Haiti
10th - Mens Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
10th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Actor/Comedian Bill CosbyActor/Comedian Bill Cosby 11th - 16th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)
11th - Lithuania declares its Independence
11th - Maggie Will wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
12th - LA Raiders announce they were returning to Oakland
13th - Nicholoas Braithwaite elected premier of Grenada
14th - 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson win
14th - Mikhail S Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress
15th - Fernando Collor de Mello sworn in as pres of Brazil
17th - PBA National Championship Won by Jim Pencak
Singer Janet JacksonSinger Janet Jackson 18th - Largest ever art robbery at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. 13 works valued over $500 million are stolen
18th - 1st free elections in East Germany, Conservatives beat Communists
18th - 32-day lockout by baseball owners ends
18th - A Tampa little leaguer dies after being struck by a pitch
18th - Colleen Walker wins Circle K Tucson LPGA Golf Open
19th - 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)
20th - LA Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33
20th - Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident
21st - "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 149 perfs
Singer Gloria EstefanSinger Gloria Estefan 21st - "Normal Life" starring Moon Unit & Dweezil Zappa premieres on CBS-TV
21st - "Sydney" starring Valerie Bertinelli premieres on CBS-TV
21st - Namibia becomes independent of South Africa, Sam Nujoma becomes president
22nd - "Grapes of Wrath" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 188 performances
22nd - "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
22nd - Anchorage jury finds Capt Hazelwood innocent of Valdez oil spill
22nd - The ML umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games
23rd - Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound & pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill
24th - Indian troops leave Sri Lanka
24th - Tom Hunter swims world record 50m freestyle (21.81 sec)
25th - "Lettice & Lovage" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 284 performances
25th - 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins
25th - Fire in illegal NYC social club, kills 87
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley 25th - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
26th - 62nd Academy Awards - "Driving Miss Daisy", Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win
27th - Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die
27th - NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
27th - The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
28th - Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient
Basketball Superstar Michael JordanBasketball Superstar Michael Jordan 28th - Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game
28th - President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal
30th - Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament
31st - "Carol & Company" starring Carol Burnette premieres on NBC-TV
31st - Dionisio Castro cycles world record 20km (57:18.4)
31st - Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 11 of 11

1st - Nikolas Tsattalios, Australian soccer player
1st - Harry Eden, English actor
1st - Ben Tozer, English footballer
4th - Andrea Bowen, American actress
7th - Abigail and Brittany Hensel, American conjoined twins
13th - Alec Medlock, American actor
21st - Mandy Capristo, German Singer (Monrose)
22nd - Eugenie, Princess of Britain
23rd - Eugenie OF, Princess of York/daughter of prince Andrew/Sarah Ferguson
24th - Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian-born New Zealand actress
27th - Scott Selwood, Australian rules footballer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 34 of 34

1st - Claude Spaak, Belgian dramatist, dies
3rd - Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Parool), dies at 86
3rd - Gérard Blitz, Belgian waterpoloist and entrepreneur (b. 1912)
4th - Hank Gathers, American basketball player (b. 1967)
5th - Gary Merrill, American actor, dies of a lung cancer at 74
5th - Gloria Carter Spann, Pres Carter's sister, dies of cancer at 63
7th - Max Neuhaus, composer, dies at 50
10th - Michael Stewart, UK Sect of State (1965-66, 68-70), dies
11th - Dean Horrix, English footballer (b. 1961)
12th - Wallace Breem, British author (b. 1926)
13th - Bruno Bettelhelm, Austrian/US psychoanalyst, commits suicide at 86
13th - Bruno Bettelheim, American psychiatrist (b. 1903)
13th - Karl Münchinger, German conductor (b. 1915)
15th - Tom Harmon, NFL tail back (Heisman Trophy), dies at 70
15th - Farzad Bazoft, Iranian-born journalist (hanged) (b. 1958)
15th - Tom Harmon, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1919)
16th - Ernst Bacon, composer, dies at 91
17th - Capucine, French actress and fashion model (The Pink Panther), dies of suicide at 62
17th - Rick Grech, rocker (Blind Faith, Traffic), dies at 44
18th - Robin Harris, actor (House Party, Mo' Better Blues), dies at 36
19th - Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (b. 1966)
20th - Jannetje Visser-Roosendaal, Dutch writer, dies at 90
20th - Jev Jasjin, Russian soccer goalie, dies at 60
20th - Lev Yashin, Soviet footballer (b. 1929)
22nd - Gerald Bull, Canadian engineer (b. 1928)
24th - Alice Sapritch, actress (European Vacation), dies
24th - An Wang, computer manufacturer (Wang), dies at 70 of cancer
24th - Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), dies of kidney failure at 68
24th - Rene Enriquez, actor (Hill St Blues), dies of pancreatic cancer at 56
26th - International Chrysis, Transvestite actor (Q&A), dies of cancer at 38
26th - Roy "Halston" Frowick, fashion designer, dies of AIDs at 68
28th - Helene Fortescu Reynolds, actress (Bermuda Mystery), dies at 65
29th - Germaine Montenesdro, 2nd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer, shot dead
31st - Lillian "Miss" Miller, audience member (Merv Griffin, Tonight), dies

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