Today in History for October 1990

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 62 of 62

1st - 10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda
1st - Meteorite explode above Pacific Ocean
1st - US President Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait
1st - Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy
2nd - "Michael Feinstein in Concert" opens at Golden NYC for 30 perfs
2nd - Allies cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
2nd - Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die
2nd - US Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter's appointment to Supreme Court
2nd - Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors
3rd - Reunification of East & West Germany. West German flag raised above Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight
3rd - George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades
MLB Third Baseman George BrettMLB Third Baseman George Brett 3rd - Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (& 51st)
3rd - Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
4th - "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 13 performances
4th - Regional elections held, in what is East Germany
5th - Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)
6th - US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit
6th - Solar Polar Orbiter 'Ulysses' launched
7th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic
7th - Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 8th - 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
8th - Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters
8th - US doctors Joseph E Murray & E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize
9th - David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
9th - Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon
9th - Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile
10th - Oakland A's sweep Red Sox in 4 games to win ALCS
10th - US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) returns from space
11th - "Miser" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 93 performances
Iraqi President Saddam HusseinIraqi President Saddam Hussein 11th - Center for Urban archaeology opens in NYC South Street Seaport Museum
11th - Octavio Paz wins Nobel Prize for literature
11th - Oil hits a record $40.42 per barrel
12th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
13th - 1st Russian Orthodox service in 70 yrs held in St Basil's Cathedral
13th - Target Center in Minneapolis opens
14th - Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship
14th - SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)
15th - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail GorbachevGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev 16th - "Stand Up Tragedy" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 13 perfs
16th - Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
16th - Reds beat A's 7-0, ending Oakland's 10-game post-season winning streak
16th - US forces reach 200,000 in Persian Gulf
17th - "Jackie Mason - Brand New" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 perfs
17th - "Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, NY & His Majesty's Theatre, Perth
17th - Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong drops out of school to pursue a career in music
18th - "Once on this Island" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 469 performances
Singer Billie Joe ArmstrongSinger Billie Joe Armstrong 19th - HCA, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, forms in Prague
20th - 3 members of 2 Live Crew acquitted on obsenity charges in Florida
20th - Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq)
20th - Cincinnati Reds sweep Oakland A's in 86th World Series
21st - Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series
21st - The first Apple Day, is held in Covent Garden, London.
23rd - Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages
24th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
25th - Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
25th - NY Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991)
Boxer Evander HolyfieldBoxer Evander Holyfield 27th - "Michael Feinstein in Concert" closes at Golden NYC after 30 perfs
27th - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled
27th - Supreme Soviet of Kirghiz SSR chooses Askar Akayev as republic's first president.
29th - 30 die in a (5.7) earthquake in Algeria
30th - Britain and France complete the "Chunnel" under the English Channel
31st - Pakistan make 3-0 drubbing of NZ, Waqar Younis 29 series wkts

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 11 of 11

1st - Charlie McDonnell, British YouTube Personality
2nd - Dean Bouzanis, Australian soccer player
3rd - Rhian Denise Ramos, Filipino actress
5th - Myles Jeffrey, American actor
12th - Henri Lansbury, English footballer
18th - Carly Schroeder, American actress
21st - Ricky Rubio, Spanish basketball player
22nd - Jonathan William Lipnicki, actor (Jeff Foxworthy Show, Jerry McGuirre)
23rd - Stevie Brock, American singer
29th - Carlson Young, American actress
31st - James Charles Lewis aka Lil' JJ, American actor/singer

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

14th - Jeff Goldblum & wife Geena Davis file for divorce after nearly 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 41 of 41

1st - Christine Forrest, actress (Martin), dies
1st - Curtis E LeMay, USAF General/VP candidate, dies at 83
3rd - Stefano Casiraghi, Princess Caroline of Monaco husband, dies at 30
3rd - Eleanor Steber, eminent American soprano dies in Langhorne, PA
4th - Avis Bunnage, actor (Loneliness of Long Distance Runner), dies at 67
4th - Jill Bennett, actress (Skull, Hawks), dies of undisclosed causes at 58
5th - Meir Kahane, founder of Jewish defense league, assassinated at 58
7th - J Teengs Gerritsen, resistance fighter, dies
7th - John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer, dies at 84
7th - Juan Jose Arevalo, president of Guatemala (1945-51), dies
8th - B.J. Wilson, English musician (Procol Harum) (b. 1947)
9th - Richard Murdoch, actor (Lilli Marlene), dies of heart attack at 83
10th - Carlos Thompson, actor (Mistress of the World), dies at 67
10th - Dick Jorgensen, NFL referee, dies at 56
10th - Michael A Salcido, dies at 39
10th - Tom Murton, American penologist (b. 1928)
11th - Douglas Edwards, WW II correspondent, dies of cancer at 73
11th - Robert Tessier, actor (Nightwish, Future Force), dies at 56
12th - Max Tailleur, adjunct prince Bernhard/Jewish humorist, dies
12th - Rifaat Maghub, president Egyptian MP, murdered
13th - Hans Freudenthal, mathematician/director OW&OC (F Institution), dies
13th - Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), dies at 78
14th - Leonard Bernstein, composer, dies of heart attack at 72
15th - Delphine Seyrig, dies of lung disease at 58
16th - Art Blakey, jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers), dies of cancer at 71
16th - Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American classical pianist (b. 1914)
17th - Ralph Abernathy, civil rights activist, dies at 64
20th - Joel McCrea, actor (Ramrod), dies of pulmonary complications at 84
20th - Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter dies aged 72
23rd - Louis Althusser, French philosopher, dies
26th - William Paley, CEO (CBS), dies of a heart attack at 89
27th - Elliott Roosevelt, son of FDR, dies at 80
27th - Ugo Tognazzi actor/director (La Cage Aux Folles), dies at 68
27th - Xavier Cugart, bandlander, dies of heart failure at 90
27th - Xavier Cugat, Spanish-born musician (b. 1900)
27th - Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, daughter of assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1901)
29th - William French Smith, attorney general (1980), dies at 73 of cancer
30th - Craig Russell, female impersonator, dies of an AIDS-stroke at 42
30th - Henry Lauter, actor (Tarzan's Fight), dies
31st - Graig Russel, Canadian travel expert/transvestite, dies
31st - Hugh McPhillips, dies at 70

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