Historical Events for Year 1990

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Events 1 - 150 of 979

Jan 1st - David Dinkins sworn in as 1st African American mayor of New York City
Jan 1st - Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ
Jan 1st - NYC MTA stops token redemption at subway stations
Jan 1st - Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV
Jan 1st - FCC implements "SYNDEX" giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs
Jan 2nd - Dow Jones hits record 2,800 (2,810.15)
Jan 2nd - Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)
Jan 3rd - Panama's leader Gen Manuel Noriega surrenders to US authorities
Jan 5th - J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL
Jan 6th - NY Lotto pays $35 million to one winner (#s are 18-25-26-32-42-44)
Jan 7th - Lynn Jennings runs world record indoor 5km indoor at 15:22.64
Jan 7th - Tower of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far
Jan 9th - 64th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit
Jan 9th - Boston Celtics worst ever (6 pts in 2nd vs NJ Nets) & lose 87-78
Jan 9th - Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 9th - US Supreme Court strikes down Dallas' ordinance imposing strict zoning on sexually oriented businesses
Jan 10th - "Les Miserables," opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore
Jan 10th - China lifts martial law (imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre)
Jan 10th - NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
Jan 11th - 200,000 demand return of Lithuania's independence
Jan 11th - Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84
Jan 11th - Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)
NHL Center Pat LaFontaineNHL Center Pat LaFontaine Jan 11th - Pat LaFontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight
Jan 12th - Civil Rights activist Rev Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Bkln
Jan 12th - Romania bans Communist party (1st Warsaw Pact member to do so)
Jan 13th - 1st elected African American Governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)
Jan 14th - "Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV
Jan 14th - 11th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the events in Beijing, China
Jan 14th - Perez de Cuellar says he has lost all hope for peace in Gulf
Boxing Champ George ForemanBoxing Champ George Foreman Jan 15th - 42 year old George Foreman KOs Gerry Cooney in 2 rounds in Atlantic City
Jan 15th - 6th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Santa Barbara wins
Jan 15th - AT&T experiences long distance problems due to a computer glitch
Jan 15th - Blue Jay Cecil Fielder signs with Detroit as a free agent
Jan 15th - NY Knicks Trent Tucker scores with 1/10 sec, beats Bulls, 109-106
Jan 16th - 2 Bank of Credit & Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering
Jan 17th - 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
Jan 17th - Dave Stewart signs record $3,500,000 per year Oak A's contract
Jan 17th - Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters &
Jan 17th - Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Jan 18th - South Africa says its reconsidering ban on African Natl Congress
Jan 18th - Wash DC, Mayor Marion Barry arrested in drug enforcement sting
Jan 19th - Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, v Australia at Adelaide
Jan 19th - Police break up protests in Johannesburg against the cricket players defying a boycott on playing in apartheid South Africa
Jan 20th - 47th Golden Globes: Born on 4th of July, Driving Miss Daisy win
Jan 20th - US 64th manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) returns from space
Jan 20th - Black January - crackdown of Azerbaijani pro-independence demonstrations by Soviet army in Baku.
Jan 21st - 41st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 12-7 at Pittsburgh
Jan 21st - Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association exec director
Tennis Player John McEnroeTennis Player John McEnroe Jan 21st - John McEnroe becomes 1st ever player to be expelled from the Australian Open
Jan 21st - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
Jan 22nd - 17th American Music Award: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win
Jan 22nd - Wasim Akram scores Test century (123) at Adelaide
Jan 22nd - Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants
Jan 22nd - Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet worm.
Jan 22nd - President Mikhail Gorbachev sends Red Troops into the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan
Jan 23rd - Dean Jones scores twin Test tons v Pakistan at Adelaide Oval
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail GorbachevGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev Jan 24th - Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon
Jan 25th - Avianca Flight 52, runs out of fuel & crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die
Jan 25th - Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jail
Jan 25th - The Burns' Day windstorm storm hits northwestern Europe.
Jan 25th - Honduras becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
Jan 25th - Around 39 people, among them children, as a storm hits England
Jan 26th - Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica & South Atlantic
Jan 26th - Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking African American female in a major-league front office)
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf Jan 27th - 64th Australian Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats MJ Fernandez (6-3, 6-4)
Jan 28th - "Independent on Sunday" begins publishing in London
Jan 28th - 78th Australian Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats S Edberg (46 76 52-ret)
Jan 28th - Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
Jan 28th - Romanian protest against Ion Iliescu government
Jan 29th - Exxon Valdez capt Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill
Jan 31st - 1st McDonalds in Russia opens in Moscow, world's biggest McDonalds
NFL Quarterback Joe MontanaNFL Quarterback Joe Montana Jan 31st - 1st ever all-sports daily "National" begins publishing
Jan 31st - Jushin "Thunder" Liger beats Naoki Sano to become New Japan IWGP champ
Jan 31st - The first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow, USSR.
Feb 2nd - South Africa's Pres FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs
Feb 3rd - Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitation
Feb 3rd - Jockey Billy Shoemaker (58), retires after 40,350 horse race
Feb 4th - 10 Israeli tourists murdered near Cairo
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry Feb 4th - Anders Holmertz swims world record 400 m freestyle (3:40.81)
Feb 4th - Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45:04)
Feb 4th - Lyudmila Narozhi-Lenko runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.69)
Feb 4th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-21
Feb 4th - Pat Bradley wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
Feb 4th - Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar)
Feb 4th - St Petersburg Pelicans beat West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win 1st Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship
Feb 5th - Notre Dame becomes 1st team to sell its game to a major network (NBC)
NHL Goal Scorer Brett HullNHL Goal Scorer Brett Hull Feb 6th - Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50
Feb 6th - Ground breaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium
Feb 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!
Feb 7th - Karachi police kill 22 anti-nationalistic demonstrators
Feb 7th - USSR Communist party agrees to allow opposition political parties
Feb 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
Feb 8th - David Hares "Racing Demon," premieres in London
Feb 8th - "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
Feb 9th - "Bradys" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV
Feb 9th - Doina Melinte runs world indoor record 1.5k (4:00:27) & mile (4:17:13)
Feb 9th - Galileo flies by Venus
Feb 9th - Namibia's constitution ratified
Feb 10th - 6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome)
Feb 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 Feb 10th - South African President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be freed on Feb 11th
Feb 10th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
Feb 11th - 40th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 130-113 at Miami
Feb 11th - James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to win heavyweight boxing crown
Feb 11th - Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa
Feb 11th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
Feb 13th - 50 killed at Inkatha-UDF battle in Natal, South Africa
Feb 13th - Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games
NBA Legend Larry BirdNBA Legend Larry Bird Feb 13th - US, Britain & France give Germany OK to reunify
Feb 14th - Alan Ayckbourn's "Man of the Moment," premieres in London
Feb 14th - Perrier recalls 160 million bottles of sparkling water after traces of benzene, a carcinogen, are found in some
Feb 14th - Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system
Feb 15th - Baseball owners lock out players
Feb 18th - Jane Crafter wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
Feb 19th - Police kill 8 demonstrators for multi party system in Nepal
Feb 19th - Soyuz TM-9 lands
Feb 21st - 32nd Grammy Awards: Wind Beneath My Wings, Nick of Time wins
Feb 22nd - 1st day India v NZ cricket at Auckland NZ 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps
Feb 23rd - Ian Smith 173* NZ v India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel Feb 24th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiia Ladies Golf Open
Feb 25th - Australia beat Pakistan 2-0 to win the Cricket World Series Cup
Feb 25th - Nicaraguans votes out Sandinistas
Feb 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
Feb 26th - USSR agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czech by July, 1991
Feb 26th - The Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections.
Feb 27th - Exxon Corp & Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts (Valdez)
Feb 27th - No one elected to Hall of Fame for 2nd time in 3 years
Feb 28th - Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine
Feb 28th - US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit
Mar 1st - Benin nullifies its constitution
Mar 1st - Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as president of Uruguay
Mar 1st - Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Mar 2nd - Greyhound Bus goes on strike
Mar 2nd - Mark Tewsksbury swims world record 50m backstroke (25.06 sec)
Mar 3rd - Carole Gist (20), is the 1st African American to be crowned Miss USA in Wichita, Kansas
Mar 4th - 20th Easter Seal Telethon
Mar 4th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
Mar 4th - US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) returns from space
Mar 6th - SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08:17
Mar 7th - 3 passengers killed & 162 injured as subway train derails (Phila)
Mar 7th - H Wayne Huizenga buys ½ of Joe Robbie Stadium and 15% of Dolphins for $30m
Mar 8th - NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 1st victim, Mario Orosco
Mar 9th - Dr Antonia Novello sworn-in as 1st hispanic/female US surgeon general
Mar 10th - 4th American Comedy Award: When Harry Met Sally
Mar 10th - Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (URS)
Mar 10th - Ice Pairs Championship at Halifax won by Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS)
Mar 10th - Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Halifax won by Jill Trenary (USA)
Mar 10th - Lt Gen Avril resigns as president of Haiti
Mar 10th - Mens Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
Mar 10th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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