1990 in History



January 1 David Dinkins sworn in as 1st black mayor of New York City
January 1 FCC implements "SYNDEX" giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs
January 1 Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ
January 1 New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority stops token redemption at subway stations
January 1 Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV
January 2 Dow Jones hits record 2,800 (2,810.15)
January 2 Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)
January 3 Panama's leader General Manuel Noriega surrenders to U.S. authorities
January 5 J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL
January 6 New York Lotto pays $35 million to one winner (18-25-26-32-42-44)
January 7 Lynn Jennings runs world record 5K indoor at 15:22.64
January 7 Tower Of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far
January 9 64th U.S. manned space mission STS-32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit
January 9 Boston Celtics worst ever (6 pts in 2nd vs New Jersey Nets) and lose 87-78
January 9 Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 9 Supreme Court strikes down Dallas' ordinance imposing strict zoning on sexually oriented businesses
January 10 China lifts martial law (imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre)
January 10 "Les Miserables," opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore
January 10 NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
January 11 200,000 demand return of Lithuania's independence
January 11 Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84
January 11 Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)
January 11 Pat Lafontaine sets New York Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight
January 12 Civil Rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Bkln
January 12 Romania bans Communist party (1st Warsaw Pact member to do so)
January 13 1st elected U.S. black governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)
January 14 11th ACE Cable Awards
January 14 Perez de Cuellar says he has lost all hope for peace in Gulf
January 15 42 year old George Foreman KOs George Cooney in 2 rounds
January 15 6th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Knots Landing wins
January 15 AT&T experiences long distance problems due to a computer glitch
January 15 Blue Jay Cecil Fielder signs with Detroit as a free agent
January 15 New York Knicks Trent Tucker scores with 1/10 sec, beats Bulls, 109-106
January 16 2 Bank of Credit and Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering
January 17 5th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
January 17 Dave Stewart signs record $3,500,000 per year Oak A's contract
January 17 Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
January 17 Who, Simon and Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters &
January 18 South Africa says its reconsidering ban on African National Congress
January 18 Washington D.C., Mayor Marion Barry arrested in drug enforcement sting
January 19 Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, vs. Australia at Adelaide
January 20 47th Golden Globes: Born on 4th of July, Driving Miss Daisy win
January 20 U.S. 64th manned space mission STS-32 (Columbia 10) returns from space
January 21 41st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 12-7 at Pittsburgh
January 21 Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director
January 21 John McEnroe becomes 1st ever expelled from Australian Open
January 21 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
January 22 17th American Music Award: Milli Vanilli
January 22 Wasim Akram scores Test century (123) at Adelaide
January 22 Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with San Francisco Giants
January 23 Dean Jones scores twin Test tons vs. Pakistan at Adelaide Oval
January 24 Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon
January 25 Avianca Flight 52, runs out of fuel and crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die
January 25 Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jail
January 25 West-Europe's strongest hurricane
January 26 Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica and South Atlantic
January 26 Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asstistant General Manager (highest-ranking black female in a major-league front office)
January 27 64th Australian Women's Tennis Steffi Graf beats MJ Fernandez (63 64)
January 28 78th Australian Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats S Edberg (46 76 52-ret)
January 28 "Independent on Sunday" begins publishing in London
January 28 Superbowl XXIV: San Francisco 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, quarterback
January 29 Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill
January 31 1st ever all-sports daily "National" begins publishing
January 31 1st McDonalds in Russia opens in Moscow, world's biggest McDonalds
January 31 Jushin "Thunder" Liger beats Naoki Sano to become New Japan IWGP champ
February 2 Marina Ogilvy, daughter of English princess Alexandra, weds Paul Mowatt
February 2 South Africa's President FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela and legalizes ANC and 60 other political orgs
February 3 Darryl Strawberry enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitation
February 3 Jockey Billy Shoemaker (58), retires after 40,350 horse race
February 3 New York Met Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Alcohol rehab center
February 4 10 Israeli tourists murdered near Cairo
February 4 Anders Holmertz swims world record 400 m freestyle (3:40.81)
February 4 Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45:04)
February 4 Lyudmila Narozhi-Lenko runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.69)
February 4 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-21
February 4 Pat Bradley wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
February 4 Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar)
February 4 St. Petersburg Pelicans beat West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win 1st Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship
February 5 Notre Dame becomes 1st team to sell its game to a major network (NBC)
February 6 Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50
February 6 Ground breaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium
February 6 Steve Briers of Wales recited the entire lyrics of Queen's album "A Night At The Opera" in 9 minutes and 58.44 seconds backwards!
February 7 Karachi police kill 22 anti-nationalistic demonstrators
February 7 Lisa Leslie of Morningside HS in Inglewood California scores 101 in 1st half, South Torrance HS decides not to play 2nd half and loses 102-24
February 7 U.S.S.R. Communist party agrees to allow opposition political parties
February 8 "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
February 8 David Hares "Racing Demon," premieres in London
February 9 "Bradys" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV
February 9 Doina Melinte runs world indoor record 1.5k (4:00:27) and mile (4:17:13)
February 9 Galileo flies by Venus
February 9 Namibia's constitution ratified
February 10 6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome)
February 10 Buster Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
February 10 Pierrer Water pulls product from shelf due to benzine in water
February 10 South Africa President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be free Feb 11th
February 10 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
February 11 40th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 130-113 at Miami
February 11 James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson to win heavyweight boxing crown
February 11 Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, freed in South Africa
February 11 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
February 13 50 killed at Inkatha-UDF battle in Natal, South Africa
February 13 Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games
February 13 U.S., England, France and England give Germany OK to reunify
February 14 Alan Ayckbourn's "Man of the Moment," premieres in London
February 14 Perrier recalls 160 million bottles of sparkling water after traces of benzene, a carcinogen, are found in some
February 14 Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system
February 15 Baseball owners lock out players
February 18 Jane Crafter wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
February 19 Police kill 8 demonstrators for multi party system in Nepal
February 19 Soyuz TM-9 lands
February 21 32nd Grammy Awards: Wind Beneath My Wings, Nick of Time wins
February 22 1st day India vs New Zealand cricket at Auckland New Zealand 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps
February 23 Ian Smith 173* New Zealand vs. India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat
February 24 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiia Ladies Golf Open
February 25 Australia beat Pakistan 2-0 to win the Cricket World Series Cup
February 25 Nicaraguans votes out Sandinistas
February 25 On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children and no man can stand her for long
February 26 U.S.S.R. agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czechoslovakia by July, 1991
February 27 Exxon Corp and Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts (Valdez)
February 27 No one elected to Hall of Fame for 2nd time in 3 years
February 28 Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine
February 28 U.S. 65th manned space mission STS-36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit
March 1 Benin nullifies its constitution
March 1 Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as president of Uruguay
March 2 Greyhound Bus goes on strike
March 2 Mark Tewsksbury swims world record 50m backstroke (25.06 sec)
March 3 Carole Gist, 20, (Michigan 1st black), crowned 39th Miss USA
March 4 20th Easter Seal Telethon
March 4 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
March 4 U.S. 65th manned space mission STS-36 (Atlantis 6) returns from space
March 6 SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08:17
March 7 3 passengers killed and 162 injured as subway train derails in Philadelphia
March 7 H. Wayne Huizenga buys Joe Robbie Stadium and 15% of Dolphins for $30M
March 9 Dr. Antonia Novello sworn-in as 1st hispanic/female U.S. surgeon general
March 10 4th American Comedy Award: When Harry Met Sally
March 10 Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova and Ponomarenko (URS)
March 10 Ice Pairs Championship at Halifax won by Gordeeva and Grinkov (URS)
March 10 Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Halifax won by Jill Trenary (USA)
March 10 Lieutenant General Avril resigns as President of Haiti
March 10 Mens Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
March 10 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 11 16th People's Choice Awards
March 11 Lithuania declares it's Independence
March 11 Maggie Will wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
March 12 Los Angeles Raiders announce they were returning to Oakland
March 13 Nicholoas Braithwaite elected premier of Grenada
March 14 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson
March 14 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress
March 15 Fernando Collor de Mello sworn in as President of Brazil
March 17 PBA National Championship Won by Jim Pencak
March 18 1st free elections in East Germany, Conservatives beat Communists
March 18 32-day lockout by baseball owners ends
March 18 A Tampa little leaguer, dies, after being struck by a pitch
March 18 Colleen Walker wins Circle K Tucson LPGA Golf Open
March 18 Largest Art robbery in the history (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston), where 12 paintings valued at $100 million are stolen
March 19 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)
March 20 Los Angeles Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33
March 20 Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident
March 21 "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens at Eugene O'Neill New York City for 149 performances
March 21 Namibia becomes independent of South Africa, Sam Nujoma becomes president
March 21 "Normal Life" starring Moon Unit and Dweezil Zappa premieres on CBS-TV
March 21 "Sydney" starring Valerie Bertinelli premieres on CBS-TV
March 22 Anchorage jury finds Captain Hazelwood innocent of Valdez oil spill
March 22 "Grapes of Wrath" opens at Cort Theater New York City for 188 performances
March 22 "Les Miserables," opens at Shunert Theatre, Boston
March 22 The ML umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games
March 23 Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound and pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill
March 24 Indian troops leave Sri Lanka
March 24 Tom Hunter swims world record 50m freestyle (21.81 sec)
March 25 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins
March 25 Fire in illegal New York City social club, kills 87
March 25 "Lettice and Lovage" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 284 performances
March 25 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
March 26 62nd Academy Awards - "Driving Miss Daisy," D Day-Lewis, J Tandy win
March 27 Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die
March 27 NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
March 28 Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient
March 28 Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 points in a game
March 28 President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal
March 30 Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament
March 31 "Carol and Company" starring Carol Burnette premieres on NBC-TV
March 31 Dionisio Castro cycles world record 20km (57:18.4)
March 31 Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws
April 1 19th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King
April 1 2nd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus wins
April 1 9th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Auburn 88-81
April 1 CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger
April 1 Guns and Roses' Duff divorces Mandy Brix, lead singer for Lame Flames
April 1 "Ha!" comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
April 1 It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2' of nude dancers
April 1 Jack Nicklaus wins 1st start on Senior PGA tour
April 1 Wrestlemania VI, 67,678 in Toronto, Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan
April 2 52nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Nevada-LV beats Duke 103-73
April 4 Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident
April 4 "Martian Chronicles" premieres on ABC-TV
April 4 Security law violator Ivan Boesky is released from federal custody
April 5 John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 years in a row
April 5 New York Rangers beat New York Islanders 2-1 in 1st game of preliminary
April 5 Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity
April 7 BPAA U.S. Open by Ron Palombi Jr
April 7 Farm Aid IV concert
April 7 Fire kills 110 on a ferry in Norway, in an unrelated event, 30 die in a ferry flip over in Burma
April 7 John Poindexter (National Security Advisor) found guilty on Iran-Contra scandal
April 7 Michael Milken pleads innocent to security law violations
April 7 New York Rangers beat New York Islanders 5-2, Rangers lead 2-0 in preliminary
April 8 54th Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 278
April 8 "Aspects of Love" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 377 performances
April 8 King Birendra of Nepal lifts 30-year ban on political parties
April 8 Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
April 8 Norwegian Scandinavian Star catches fire; about 170 die
April 8 "Twin Peaks" with Peggy Lipton premieres on ABC-TV
April 9 "Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV
April 9 Don Mattingly signs a $19.7 million 5-year contract with Yankees
April 9 New York Islanders beat New York Rangers 4-3 in double overtime-Rangers lead 2-1
April 9 World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall in New York City
April 10 CUNY/Lehman College, Bronx, opens a branch campus in Hiroshma Japan
April 10 Curtly Ambrose takes 8-45 in cricket vs England at Bridgetown
April 11 Angels Mark Langston and Mike Witt, no-hit Seattle, 1-0
April 11 New York Lotto pays $35 million to two winner (#s are 6-14-24-32-34-51)
April 11 New York Rangers beat New York Islanders 6-1, Rangers lead 3-1 in preliminary
April 12 1st meeting of East German democratically elected parliament, acknowledges responsibility for Nazi holocaust and asks for forgivenesss
April 12 Greyhound Bus hires new drivers to replace strikers
April 12 James Brown moves to a work-release center after serving 15 months
April 13 4th largest NBA crowd (45,458) see Orlando play at Minneapolis
April 13 Final episode of Pat Sajak's late night TV show on CBS
April 13 New York Rangers beat New York Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1
April 15 Greenidge and Haynes make 298 opening stand (v Eng), their best
April 15 "In Living Color" premieres on FOX-TV
April 16 19th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:25:23
April 16 94th Boston Marathon won by Gelindo Bordin of Italy in 2:08:19
April 16 Maximum New York State unemployment benefits raised to $260 per week
April 16 "Piano Lesson" opens at Walter Kerr Theater New York City for 320 performances
April 16 Supreme Court rejects appeal from retarded man, Dalton Prejean, condemned to death for murdering a Louisiana state trooper in 1977
April 17 Gas explodes on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die
April 18 Bankruptcy court forces Frank Lorenzo to give up Eastern Airlines
April 18 Birmingham Fire issued an original franchise in WLAF
April 19 Contra guerrillas, leftist Sandinistas and incoming government agree to truce
April 19 Marla Maples appears on ABC's Prime-Time
April 19 Pistons and 76'ers get into a fight accruing $162,500 fines (NBA record)
April 19 Truce in Nicaragua's civil war
April 20 8 2/3 inning perfect game pitched by Brian Holman of Oakland A's is spoiled by a home run hit by Ken Philips
April 20 Pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income
April 21 "Cartoon All Stars to Rescue" shown on all 4 TV networks
April 21 National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards
April 21 Reds win running their record to 9-0, best start in club history
April 22 Lebanon release U.S. hostage Robert Polhill after 39 months
April 22 "Truly Blessed" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 33 performances
April 23 11th Emmy Sports Award presentation
April 24 Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa," premieres in Dublin
April 24 Security law violator Michael Milken pleads guilty to 6 felonies
April 24 U.S. 66th manned space mission STS-31 (Discovery 10) launches into orbit
April 24 West and East Germany agree to merge currency and economies on July 1st
April 25 25th Academy of Country Music Awards: Clint Black and Kathy Mattea win
April 25 Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery
April 25 Violeta Barrios de Chamorro begins a 6 year term as Nicaragua's president
April 26 126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China
April 26 "Accomplice" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City for 52 performances
April 26 Danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal and twists his ankle
April 26 New York court of appeals ends 2 year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case
April 26 Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters
April 27 50th annual barbershop quartet singing convention held in Michigan
April 27 Dodger Orel Hershiser undergoes career-threatening shoulder surgery
April 27 Villanova's women set a 6,000 m relay world record of 17:18:10
April 28 Boston Celtics score most points in a playoff, beat New York Knicks 157-128
April 28 "Chorus Line" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 6,137 performances
April 28 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Dave Ferraro
April 28 Guns and Roses' Axl marries Erin Everly (annulled same year)
April 28 Last issue of Dutch communist daily De Waarheid (The Truth)
April 29 "Change in the Heir" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 16 performances
April 29 Dan Quisenberry (all-time AL save king, 238) announces his retirement
April 29 STS-31 (Discovery 10) lands
April 29 Wrecking cranes began tearing down Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate
April 30 As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score
April 30 Seattle's Brian Holman's perfect game broken up with 2 outs in 9th
April 30 U.S. 66th manned space mission STS-31 (Discovery 10) returns from space
April 30 U.S. hostage Frank Reed freed after 4 years in hands of pro-Iranians
May 1 "Prelude to a Kiss" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City
May 2 "Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont New York City for 62 performances
May 2 South Africa and African National Congress open talks to end apartheid
May 4 Latvia's parliament votes 138-0 (1 abstention) for Independence
May 4 Oriole Gregg Olson sets relief pitcher rec of 41 cons scoreless inns
May 4 Pakistan beat Australia by 36 runs to win Austral-Asia Cup, Sharjah
May 5 116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02
May 5 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Chris Warren
May 5 Paul Hogan and Linda Koslowski wed in Byron Bay, Eastern Australia
May 6 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
May 6 Former president PW Botha quit South Africa's ruling National Party
May 8 Cuyahoga County voters approve sin tax to build Cleveland Gateway
May 9 New York Newsday reporter Jimmy Breslin suspended for a racial slur
May 9 Sampdoria wins 30th Europe Cup II
May 10 French TGV-train hits record speed of 510.6 kph
May 10 Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella
May 10 "Zoya's Apartment" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 45 performances
May 11 New York Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt
May 12 3rd time Saturday Night Live uses time delay (Andrew Dice Clay hosts)
May 12 Comic Relief '90 (4th one) raises $4.7 million
May 12 Nora Dunn and Sinead O'Connor boycott Saturday Night Live to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting
May 13 "Change in the Heir" closes at Edison Theater New York City after 16 performances
May 13 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic
May 14 46th time opposing pitchers hit home run, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)
May 14 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,821.53
May 15 "Cemetery Club" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City for 56 performances
May 15 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,822.45
May 15 Edmonton Oiler Klima beats Boston Bruins in 6th period
May 15 Mona Grudt, 19, of Norway, crowned 39th Miss Universe
May 15 "Portrait of Doctor Gachet" by Vincent Van Gogh sold for $825 million
May 16 Dominican Republic President Joaquin Ricardo Balaguer re-elected
May 16 Juventus wins 19th UEFA Cup in Avellino
May 17 Cheers' star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days for DWI
May 17 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,831.71
May 17 European court rules pension rights for both men and women
May 17 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Patty Ann
May 18 2 Germanys sign a monetary union treaty
May 18 Cubs Ryne Sandberg ends 2nd baseman record 123 errorless game streak
May 18 Judy Carne arrested at JFK airport on an 11 year old drug warrant
May 18 Return To Green Acres TV movie airs
May 19 116th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Summer Squall wins in 1:53.6
May 19 General Elvis, TV Drama last airs on ABC
May 20 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Golf International
May 20 Hubble Space Telescope sends 1st photograph's from space
May 20 "Truly Blessed" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 33 performances
May 21 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,844.68
May 21 Last episode of "Newhart" airs on CBS-TV
May 22 Andre Dawson sets record being intentionally walked 5 times
May 22 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,852.23
May 22 Final episode of "Newhart" airs
May 22 Microsoft releases Windows 3.0
May 22 North and South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen
May 23 A. C. Milan wins 35th Europe Cup 1 at Vienna
May 23 Cost of rescuing savings and loan failures is put at up to $130 billion
May 23 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,856.26
May 23 New York Yankees hit 6 home runs to beat Minnesota Twins 12-0
May 24 Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game
May 24 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
May 26 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
May 26 Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20
May 27 74th Indianapolis 500 runs
May 27 Cesar Gaviria Trujillo chosen President of Colombia
May 27 Jan Stephenson wins J C Penney LPGA Golf Skins Game
May 27 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
May 27 Radical Democratic Party holds 1st political meetings in Moscow
May 28 Cesar Gaviria Trujillo installed as president of Colombia
May 28 Dave Thomas Comedy Show, debuts on CBS-TV
May 28 Eugenia Charles' Dom'n Freedom Party wins election in Dominica
May 28 Longest wheelie (David Robilliard with 5h12m33s (Channel Islands)
May 29 An earthquake hit Peru, killing 56
May 29 Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic
May 29 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,870.49
May 29 Mets replace manager Davey Johnson with Buddy Harrelson
May 29 New York Mets fire manager Davey Johnson and hire Bud Harrelson
May 29 Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record
May 30 135 die in a (6.4) earthquake in Peru
May 30 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,878.56
May 30 Earthquake hit Peru, killing 135
May 31 63rd National Spelling Bee: Amy Marie Dimak wins spelling fibranne
May 31 BPAA U.S. Women's Bowling Open won by Dana Miller-Mackie
May 31 Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC as Seinfeld Chronicles
June 1 "Cemetery Club" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City after 56 performances
June 1 Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
June 1 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974
June 1 Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97
June 2 Seattle's Randy Johnson, no-hits Tigers, 2-0
June 2 "Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13
June 3 3rd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $894,560
June 3 44th Tony Awards: Grapes of Wrath and City of Angels win
June 3 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
June 4 24th Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton and Patty Loveless
June 4 Dr. Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die
June 4 Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy
June 4 Los Angeles Dodger Ramon Martinez strikes out 18 Atlanta Braves
June 4 New York Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx area code 917
June 5 South African troops plunder Mandela's dwelling
June 6 2nd International Rock Awards
June 6 For 2nd time this season, Cecil Fielder belts 3 home runs in a game
June 6 Stump Merrill replaces Bucky Dent as New York Yankee manager
June 7 Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains
June 7 South Africa President F W de Klerk lifts 4 year of state of emergency
June 8 "It's Garry Shandling's Show," last airs on Fox-TV
June 8 Phil Bradley hits 18th inside-the-park home run in Oriole history
June 9 122nd Belmont: Michael Kinane aboard Go and Go wins in 2:27.2
June 9 60th French Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (76 64)
June 9 Czechoslovakia beats U.S. 5-1 in World Cup soccer
June 9 Dodger Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle with switch hit home runs in 10 games
June 9 Kerry Kennedy (daughter of Robert) and Andrew Coumo (Mario's son) wed
June 9 Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage
June 9 Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf for French Open title
June 10 60th French Mens Tennis: Andres Gomez beats A Agassi (63 26 64 64)
June 10 8th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus
June 10 "Accomplice" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City after 52 performances
June 10 Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing
June 10 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland
June 10 "Meet Me in St. Louis" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 253 performances
June 10 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
June 10 Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Florida for obscenity
June 11 Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress
June 11 Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson and Willie Randolph (all ex Yankees)
June 11 Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of U.S. flag unconstitutional
June 11 U.N. appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador
June 12 Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game
June 12 New York Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning
June 12 New York Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves
June 12 Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases
June 12 Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list
June 13 Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya
June 13 "Les Miserables," opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
June 13 Nelson and Winnie Mandela welcomed in New York City
June 13 Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term,
June 14 44th NBA Championship: Det Pistons beat Por Trailblazers, 4 games to 1
June 14 NL announces plans to expand from 12 to 14 teams for 1993 season
June 14 Supreme Court rules police check for drunk drivers constitutional
June 15 "Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty and Madonna premieres
June 16 Nelson and Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam
June 17 90th U.S. Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 280 at Medinah CC in Medinah Il
June 17 Chris Johnson wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
June 17 "Some Americans Abroad" closes at Vivian Beaumont New York City after 62 performances
June 17 "Zoya's Apartment" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 45 performances
June 18 1st ever loss for Cameroon in Soccer World Cup, U.S.S.R. - 4 Cameroon - 0
June 18 1st sudden death U.S. Open Golf Championship is won by Hale Irwin
June 19 Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al Lopez's NL mark
June 20 50,000 die in a 7.6 earthquake in Iran
June 20 Nelson Mandela lands in New York City to begin a tour of U.S.
June 21 At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a New York Yankee baseball cap and proclaims "I am a Yankee!"
June 21 Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame
June 21 Parliament of W and E Germany recognize Oder-Neissegrens
June 21 U.S. House of Representatives vote 254-177 to stop U.S. flag burning, doesn't pass
June 22 Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium
June 22 Braves replace manager Russ Nixon with General Manager Bobby Cox
June 22 Florida passes a law prohibits wearing a throng bathing suit
June 22 Longest game in Toronto, Yankees beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns
June 23 A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Statue of Liberty
June 23 Moldavia declares independence
June 23 Police find marijuana at Chuck Berry's home
June 23 TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of year
June 23 Zimbabwe beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets to win ICC Trophy
June 24 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
June 25 120 degrees F in Phoenix, Arizona
June 25 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show," last airs on CBS-TV
June 25 NBC decides to air episodes of "Quantum Leap" for 5 straight days
June 25 Supreme Court rules family members cannot end lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known
June 26 122 degrees F in Phoenix, Arizona
June 26 8 KS and OK radio stations boycott k d lang, due to her anti-meat ad
June 26 New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg release from hospital after fall
June 27 Jose Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oak A's contract
June 28 17th annual Daytime Emmy Awards
June 28 Emmy 17th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 11th time
June 29 A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays and Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St. Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues
June 29 Marla Maples father sues National Enquirer for $12M
June 29 New York Mets tie their team career high 11 game win streak
June 30 East and West Germany merge their economies
July 1 11th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Lee Trevino
July 1 18th du Maurier Golf Classic: Cathy Johnston
July 1 1st Zen winter session in Sydney Zen Center's Gorrick's Run Zendo
July 1 Despite Andy Hawkins no-hitting White Sox, Yankees lose 4-0
July 1 Dordrecht '90 soccer team forms in Dordrecht
July 1 FC Swells soccer team forms in Swells
July 1 German Democratic Republic accepts Deutsche Mark as its currency
July 1 In Victoria, Australia, helmetless bike riding becomes illegal
July 1 New York Yankee Andy Hawkins throws no-hitter in Comiskey Park, losing 4-0
July 2 Imelda Marcos and Adnan Khashoggi found not guilty of racketeering
July 2 Panic in tunnel of Mecca, 1,426 pilgrims trampled to death
July 3 Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida
July 4 2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner and Gettysburg Address
July 4 400 New Kids on the Block fans treated for heat exhaustion in Minn
July 4 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
July 4 Wrestler Brutus Beefcake injured during para-sailing
July 5 Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals
July 6 After pitching a no-hitter lose, New York Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a complete 12 inn game and loses 2-0
July 6 "Jetson's the Movie" with Tiffany, premieres
July 7 97th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Zina Garrison (64 61)
July 7 New Jersey Devils sign Russians Viacheslav Fetisov and Sergei Starikov
July 8 12:34:56 on 7/8/90 (1234567890)
July 8 Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning
July 8 Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for soccer's 14th World Cup at Rome
July 8 Greg Lemond wins his 3rd Tour de France (90:43:20 avg 23.3 mph)
July 8 Italy beats England in soccer's World Cup consolation game
July 8 Tina Purtzer wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
July 8 Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels and then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7
July 9 104th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats B Becker (62 62 36 36 64)
July 9 Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 to end his Test Cricket career with 431 wkts
July 10 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
July 10 All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)
July 10 Andrew Dice Clay cries on Arsenio Hall Show
July 10 Last day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee
July 11 New York City police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts)
July 12 Boris Yeltsin quits Soviet Communist Party
July 12 Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits Yankees 8-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)
July 12 "Les Miserables," opens at National Theatre, Washington
July 14 "Howard Stern's Summer Show" premieres on WWOR-TV in New York City
July 14 Sara Martin, of Illinois, crowned America's Junior Miss
July 15 45th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King
July 16 400 die in a, 7.7, earthquake in Philippines
July 16 Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA
July 16 New York City's Empire State Building catches fire - no fatalities
July 16 Rick Dee's "Into the Night," premieres on ABC-TV
July 16 Ukraine declares independence
July 17 Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq
July 17 Minn Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0
July 17 New York Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer
July 17 PLO-leader Jasser Arrafat marries Soha Tawil in Tunis
July 19 BASF plant in Cincinnati explodes in flames, 1 person dies
July 19 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion
July 19 Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a New York Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a New York Yankee
July 19 Richard Nixon library opens in Yorba Linda, California
July 20 Justice William Brennan resigns from Supreme Court after 36 years
July 21 Goodwill Games opens in Seattle, Washington
July 21 Pink Floyds' "Wall" is performed where Berlin Wall once stood
July 22 119th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots 270 at St. Andrews Scotland
July 22 90th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson
July 22 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
July 22 Greg LeMond of U.S. wins his 3rd Tour de France
July 23 Rosie Jones, (St. Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America
July 23 South Africa worker's union leader Billy Nair arrested
July 24 Ms. Magazine hits newstands again after an 8 month hiatus
July 24 U.S. warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait
July 25 Kansas City Royal George Brett hits for the cycle
July 25 "Les Miserables," opens at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
July 25 Nadezhda Ryashkina of U.S.S.R. sets 10K walk woman's record (41:56.23)
July 25 Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at San Diego Padre game
July 25 U.S. Ambassador tells Iraq, U.S. won't take sides in Iraq - Kuwait dispute
July 25 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
July 26 General Hospital tapes its 7,000th episode
July 26 President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act
July 26 Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Reds-Padres game
July 26 U.S. beats Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at Goodwill Games
July 27 Graham Gooch scores 333 vs. India at Lord's
July 27 Tom Moody scores 100 in 26 minutes in county cricket, world record
July 27 Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a cop
July 28 Alberto Fujimoro installed as president of Peru
July 29 26th Curtis Cup: U.S. wins 14-4
July 29 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats U.S.S.R. in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)
July 29 36th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel
July 29 Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
July 29 South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference
July 30 5 Bank of Credit and Commerce members found guilty of money
July 30 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of New York Yankees
July 30 Graham Gooch scores 123 vs. India to follow up 1st innings 333
July 30 Soldiers opens fire on worshippers in Monrovian church, 200-600 die
July 31 Bosnia-Hercegovina declares independence
July 31 Nolan Ryan becomes 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games
August 1 "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" closes at Eugene O'Neill New York City after 149 performances
August 1 Indians' Alex Cole sets club record with 5 stolen bases in one game
August 1 Iraq pulls out of talks with Kuwait
August 1 Soyuz TM-10 launches
August 1 Stanton Cook becomes CEO of Chicago Cubs
August 2 Iraq invades and occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia
August 2 Yankees rookie Kevin Maas hits his 10th home run in just 77 at bats
August 3 98.8 degrees F (37.1 degrees C) in Cheltenham, Glos. (UK record)
August 3 For 3rd time in 1990 a no-hitter is broken up with 2 outs in 8th inning. Doug Drabek of Pitts still beats Philadelphia 11-0
August 3 "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater New York City for 11 performances
August 3 New York Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 10th home run in 1st 72 at bats
August 3 Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion
August 3 U.S. announces commitment of Naval forces to Gulf regions
August 4 95.5 degrees F (35.3 degrees C) in De Bilt Netherlands (highest Aug temp in Neth)
August 4 European community proposes a boycott of Iraq
August 5 Barb Mucha wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
August 5 Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan inducted into hall of fame
August 6 New York Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 11th home run in 1st 86 at bats
August 6 President Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses premier Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan
August 6 U.N. Security Council votes 13-0 to place economic sanctions against Iraq
August 7 Desert Shield begins - U.S. deploys troops to Saudi Arabia
August 7 New York Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 12th home run in 1st 92 at bats and becomes 21st to hit a ball into 3rd deck of Seattle's Kingdome
August 8 Baltimore Orioles pull their 10th triple play (1-6-3 vs Oakland)
August 8 Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 home runs as a catcher
August 8 Iraq annexes Kuwait as its 19th province
August 8 Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp
August 9 12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia
August 9 Soyuz TM-10 lands
August 10 U.S.'s Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus
August 11 Egypt and Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion
August 11 New York Yankee Kevin Maas is fastest to get 13 home runs (110 at bats)
August 12 12th annual Macy's Tap-o-mania
August 12 72nd PGA Championship: Wayne Grady shoots a 282 at Shoal Creek Ala
August 12 Cathy Gerring wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic
August 12 Iraq President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories
August 14 Angel's Louis Palonia is 74th to hit an inside park grandslam
August 14 Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise
August 15 51st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player
August 15 Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 home runs in each of his 1st 4 seasons
August 15 Phils Terry Mulholland no-hits Giants 6-0 (8th no hitter of 1990)
August 16 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
August 16 Iraq orders 4,000 Britons and 2,500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq
August 17 Carlton Fisk hits White Sox record 187th home run
August 17 Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment
August 19 Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
August 19 Dodger Jose Offerman hits home run in his 1st at bat
August 19 New York Yankee Kevin Mass is quickest to reach 14 home runs (approx 128 at bat)
August 20 Gene Michael names New York Yankee Vice President/General Manager replacing Harding Peterson
August 20 George Steinbrenner steps down as New York Yankee owner
August 20 Iraq moves Western hostages to military installations (human shields)
August 20 New York Yankee Kevin Mass is quickest to reach 15 home runs (approx 132 at bat)
August 22 President Bush calls up military reserves
August 23 Armenia declares independence
August 23 East and West Germany announced that they would unite on Oct 3
August 23 U.S. begins call up of 46,000 reservists to the Persian Gulf
August 24 3,500 peacekeepers arrive in Liberia
August 24 Iraqi troops surround U.S. and other embassies in Kuwait City
August 25 Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman's record (47'8 ")
August 25 U.N. security council authorizes military action against Iraq
August 26 2 slain college students found in Gainesville, Florida
August 26 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic
August 26 Bo Jackson hits 4th of 4 consecutive home runs
August 27 52 Americans arrive in Turkey from Iraq
August 27 Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
August 27 Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)
August 27 WWF Summer Slam-Ultimate Warrior beats Rick Rude
August 28 Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 home runs, consecutively
August 28 Stefan Edberg (#1 seeded player) loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov
August 29 C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein AFB, Germany, killing 13
August 29 Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq
August 30 Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey, Jr. become 1st father and son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in 1st inning
August 31 Dennis Eckersley saves his 40th game of the season
August 31 East and West Germany sign a treaty to join legal and political systems
August 31 Ken Griffey Sr &, Jr. are 1st father and son to play on same team each goes 1 for 4 for Seattle Mariners
September 1 Gelindo Bordin sets European marathon record (2:14:02)
September 1 "Heidi Chronicles" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 621 performances
September 1 Highest combined CFL score (111), Toronto Argonauts beat BC 68-43
September 1 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" closes at Imperial New York City after 634 performances
September 2 "Grapes of Wrath" closes at Cort Theater New York City after 188 performances
September 2 Steve Allen, installed as a new abbot of Hartford St. Zen Center, SF
September 3 9th no-hitter of 1990: Blue Jay Dave Steib beats Cleveland 3-0
September 3 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
September 3 Helen Hudson sings national anthem in 26th park of year (San Diego)
September 3 Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186
September 3 White Sox reliever Bobby Thigpen sets save record at 47 en route to 57
September 5 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West
September 5 Pete Sampras ends Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight U.S. Open final
September 6 7th MTV Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins
September 7 Marjorie Judith Vincent (Ill), 25, crowned 64th Miss America 1991
September 7 "Street Scene" opens at New York State Theater New York City for 6 performances
September 8 104th U.S. Womens Tennis: Gabriela Sabatini beats Steffi Graf (62 76)
September 9 110th U.S. Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (64 63 62)
September 9 Bush and Gorbachev meet in Helsinki and urge Iraq to leave Kuwait
September 9 Liberia president Samuel K Doe is captured by Mr. Johnson's forces
September 9 Oakland beats New York 7-3 to complete a 12-game sweep of Yankees this year
September 9 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Ping-Cellular One Golf Championship
September 10 19 year old Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi to win U.S. Open
September 10 1st time in New York Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A's beat them 12 games to 0
September 10 1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different
September 10 Ellis Island reopens as a museum
September 10 George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Helsinki
September 10 Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas, Nevada
September 10 Iran agrees to resume diplomatic ties with Iraq
September 10 Mariner Matt Young becomes 21st AL'er to strike out 4 in 1 inning
September 12 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
September 12 "Les Miserables," opens at Cirkus Theater, Stockholm
September 12 US, England, France, U.S.S.R., East and West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge
September 13 Commuter train at Johannesburg South Africa attacked, 36 die
September 13 Iraqi troops storm residence of French ambassador in Kuwait
September 13 Robert E. Nederlander appointed New York Yankee managing general partner
September 13 Senate Judiciary Com opens hearing on confirmation of David Souter
September 14 Ken Griffey, Sr and, Jr., hit back-to-back home runs in 1st inning
September 15 42nd Emmy Awards - LA Law and Murphy Brown win
September 15 Chicago White Sox Bobby Thigpen is 1st to record 50 saves
September 15 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
September 15 Florida lottery goes over $100,000,000
September 15 France announce it will send 4,000 troops to Persian Gulf
September 16 101 year old Sam Ackerman weds 95 year old Eva in New Rochelle, New York
September 16 42nd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Murphy Brown, Peter Falk and Patricia Wettig
September 16 Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan wed
September 16 Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George Bush
September 16 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
September 17 Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep New York Post publishing
September 17 Soviet Union and Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties
September 18 500 pound Hershey Kiss is displayed in Times Square
September 18 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
September 20 Both Germanys ratify reunification
September 20 Saddam Hussein demands U.S. networks broadcast his message
September 20 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 21 Faye Vincent turns down White Sox bid to reinstate Minnie Minoso, 68,
September 21 Oakland A's Bob Welch becomes 1st 25 game winner in 10 years
September 21 Pirate Bobby Bond is 2nd to hit 30 home runs and steal 50 bases in a season (so he can play in 6 decades) because it is a publicity stunt
September 22 Andre Dawson steals his 300th base and is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 home runs, 300 steals and 2,000 hits
September 22 Saudi Arabia expels many Jordanian and Yemeni envoys
September 23 Nancy Lopez wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
September 23 PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War
September 23 Saddam says he will destroy Israel
September 24 East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact
September 24 South African president F W de Klerk meets President Bush in Washington D.C.
September 24 Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market
September 24 West German President Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty
September 25 1st 8 New York Yankees hit safely vs Baltimore Orioles to tie record
September 25 "Les Miserables," opens at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
September 25 Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title
September 25 Saddam Hussein warns that U.S. will repeat Vietnam experience
September 25 U.N. Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq
September 26 Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating
September 27 Dee Dee Ramone arrested on marijuana possession
September 27 Deposed emir of Kuwait address United Nations General Assembly
September 27 Gunman holds 33 people (killing 1) hostage in Berkeley California
September 27 Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court
September 27 Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House
September 27 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 28 Exiled emir of Kuwait visits White House
September 28 Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame
September 29 Brook Yeaton weds Traci Lords
September 29 "Love and Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart
September 29 "Millie's Book" written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush for president's dog is a best-selling non-fiction book
September 29 Reds are 1st NL team to clinch title, staying in 1st place all year
September 29 "Street Scene" closes at New York State Theater New York City after 6 performances
September 29 U.S. Secretary of State James Baker meets with Vietnam's foreign minister
September 29 Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years
September 30 Chicago White Sox beat Seattle 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park
September 30 Pittsburgh Pirates wins NL East title
October 1 10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda
October 1 Meteorite explodes above Pacific Ocean
October 1 President Bush at U.N., condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait
October 1 Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy
October 2 Allies cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
October 2 Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die
October 2 "Michael Feinstein in Concert -" opens at Golden New York City for 30 performances
October 2 Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors
October 2 U.S. Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter to Supreme Court
October 3 East Germany and West Germany merge to become Germany
October 3 Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
October 3 George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades
October 3 Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 home runs (& 51st)
October 4 "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 13 performances
October 5 Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)
October 6 Spacecraft Ulysses launched towards pole of Sun
October 6 U.S. 67th manned space mission STS-41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit
October 7 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic
October 7 Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens
October 8 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
October 8 Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters
October 8 U.S. doctors Joseph E. Murray and E. Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize
October 9 David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
October 9 Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon
October 9 Saddam threatens to hit Israel with a new missile
October 10 Oakland A's sweep Red Sox in 4 games to win ALCS
October 10 U.S. 67th manned space mission STS-41 (Discovery 11) returns from space
October 11 Center for Urban archaeology opens in New York City South Street Seaport Museum
October 11 "Miser" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 93 performances
October 11 Octavio Paz wins Nobel Prize for literature
October 11 Oil hits a record $40.42 per barrel
October 12 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 13 1st Russian Orthodox service in 70 years held in St. Basil's Cathedral
October 13 Target Center in Minneapolis opens
October 14 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship
October 14 Jeff Goldblum and wife Geena Davis file for divorce
October 14 SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs. Atlanta (45-35)
October 15 Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize
October 16 Reds beat A's 7-0, ending Oakland's 10-game post-season winning streak
October 16 Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
October 16 "Stand Up Tragedy" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 13 performances
October 16 U.S. forces reach 200,000 in Persian Gulf
October 17 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" opens at Neil Simon New York City for 216 performances
October 17 "Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, New York and His Majesty's Theatre, Perth
October 18 "Once on this Island" opens at Booth Theater New York City for 469 performances
October 19 HCA, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, forms in Prague
October 20 3 members of 2 Live Crew acquitted on obsenity charges in Florida
October 20 Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 U.S. cities (for U.S. - Iraq war)
October 20 Cincinnati Reds sweep Oakland A's in 86th World Series
October 21 Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series
October 23 Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages
October 24 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 25 Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
October 25 New York Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991)
October 27 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled
October 27 "Michael Feinstein in Concert" closes at Golden New York City after 30 performances
October 29 30 die in a (5.7) earthquake in Algeria
October 30 England and France complete Chunnel
October 31 Pakistan make 3-0 drubbing of New Zealand, Waqar Younis 29 series wkts
November 1 Last of Margaret Thatcher's original government resigns, Deputy Prime Minister Howe
November 1 "Oh, Kay!" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City for 77 performances
November 1 Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts
November 2 1st NBA game at Target Center, Minnesota Timberwolves beat Mavericks 98-85
November 3 Gro Harlem Brundtland installed as premier of Norway
November 4 20th New York City Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
November 4 21st New York City Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39
November 4 "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opens at Shubert New York City for 225 performances
November 4 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mazda Japan 133 Golf Classic
November 4 Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war"
November 4 Secretary of State James Baker visits U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia
November 6 Arsenio Hall gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
November 6 Braves Dave Justice wins NL Rookie of Year
November 6 Fire destroys some of Universal Studio's stages
November 6 Guam Republican governor Joseph Ada re-elected
November 7 Cleveland Indian Sandy Alomar, Jr. wins AL Rookie of Year, unanimously
November 7 "Little Night Music" closes at New York State New York City after 11 performances
November 7 Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland
November 7 "Those Were The Days" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 126 performances
November 8 100,000 additional U.S. troops are sent to Persian gulf
November 8 "6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont New York City for 496 performances
November 8 Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with Los Angeles Dodgers
November 8 Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World
November 8 Saddam fires his army chief and threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula
November 9 Tanzania government of Malecela forms
November 10 Lebanon releases 2 french hostages (Camille Sontag and Marcel Coudari)
November 11 Calif's Chuck Finley and Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between U.S. and Japanese all-star teams
November 11 "Shadowlands" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City for 169 performances
November 13 Oakland's Bob Welch wins AL Cy Young Award
November 14 Doug Drabek (22-6) wins NL Cy Young Award
November 14 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
November 14 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 14 Michael Heseltine contests Thatcher's leadership of party
November 14 Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die
November 15 President Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990
November 15 Producers confirm that Milli Vanilla didn't sing on their album
November 15 U.S. 68th manned space mission STS-38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit
November 16 Manuel Noriega claims U.S. denied him a fair trial
November 18 1st Solheim Cup: U.S. beats Europe 11 -4 at Lake Nona CC FLA
November 18 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Gershwin Theater New York City for 241 performances
November 18 NFL New York Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0
November 18 Saddam offers to free an estimated 2,000 men held in Kuwait
November 19 Greyhound files reoganization plan so they can be traded publically
November 19 Iraq announces it will free all German hostages
November 19 Pittsburgh's Barry Bonds wins NL MVP
November 20 Oakland's Rickey Henderson wins AL MVP
November 20 Sacramento Kings last NBA win on the road for over a year
November 20 Thatcher fails to defeat Heseltine's bid for party leadership
November 20 U.S. 68th manned space mission STS-38 (Atlantis 7) returns from space
November 21 Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations
November 22 Dr. Amos Sawyer installed as interim President of Liberia
November 22 George Bush visits U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia
November 22 Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister
November 23 Model Cheryl Tiegs marries actor Tony Peck
November 23 Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak vs. WI), scores 0 and 0
November 25 78th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11
November 25 Lech Walesa wins in Poland's 1st popular election
November 25 NFL's New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers after winning their 1st 10 games both
November 25 Sri Lanka all out 82, Venkatapathy Raju (I) 6-12 off 17 lose, Phil Eagles beat Giants 31-13 and L.A. Rams beat 49ers 28-17
November 26 1st Billboard Music Awards: Janet Jackson wins
November 26 Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
November 26 Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion
November 26 Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait
November 26 Premier Mazowiecki of Poland, resigns
November 26 Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew resigned, ends his reign longest-serving PM
November 27 Britain's conservatives chose John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher
November 28 Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain's PM, replaced by John Majors
November 29 Expos President Claude Brochu agrees to buy club from Charles Bronfman
November 29 "Shogun - The Musical" opens at Marquis Theater New York City for 72 performances
November 29 U.N. Security Council sets Jan 15th military deadline against Iraq
November 30 Actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke
November 30 Bush proposes U.S. - Iraq meeting to avoid war
December 1 56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (quarterback)
December 1 British and French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel)
December 1 Hissene Habre of Chad flees to Cameroon
December 1 Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks
December 1 Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia hold their 1st joint session
December 1 New York Knicks Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte 113-96
December 2 1st parlimentary election in newly reunified Germany
December 2 1st time 12 people in space
December 2 79th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in St. Petersburg (3-2)
December 2 Beth Daniel/Davis Love wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
December 2 U.S. 69th manned space mission STS-35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit
December 3 NL batting champ Willie McGee signs as a free agent with San Francisco Giants
December 4 Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in New York City
December 4 Iraq announces it will release all 3,300 Soviet hostages
December 5 Blue Jays trade F McGriff and T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar and J Carter
December 5 Former Noriega aide Luis del Cid pleads guilty
December 5 Salman Rushdie, author, ordered to death by Iran for blasphemy, appears in public for 1st time in 2 years
December 6 NHL grants conditional membership to Tampa Bay Lightning
December 6 Saddam anounces release of all foriegn hostages
December 6 Shoeless Joe Jackson's signature is sold for $23,100
December 7 Iraqi parliment endorses Saddam's decision to free hostages
December 7 Ted Turner and Jane Fonda announce their engagement
December 8 Galileo Earth-1 Flyby
December 8 Indians agree to a lease new ballpark in Gateway (Jacobs Field)
December 9 Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship
December 9 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3k ladies (4:10.80)
December 9 Houston scores most points against Cleveland, Oilers 58, Browns 14
December 9 Lech Walesa wins presidental election in Poland
December 9 NFL New York Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard
December 10 Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die
December 10 Soyuz TM-10 lands
December 10 Space Shuttle STS-35 (Columbia 11) lands
December 11 13 die in 83 vehicle accident in Chattanooga Tennessee I-75, due to fog
December 11 U.S. 69th manned space mission STS-35 (Columbia 11) returns from space
December 12 U.S. accuses Iraq of dragging its feet on dates for talks
December 12 U.S. ambassador to Kuwait, Nathaniel Howell leaves Kuwait
December 13 Heavy earthquake strikes Sicily, 18 die
December 13 "Peter Pan" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 45 performances
December 13 President De Klerk of South Africa meets with Mandela to talk of end of apartheid
December 14 Louis Jordan's revue "Five Guys Named Moe," premieres in London
December 14 Right to Die case permits Nancy Cruzan to have her feeding tube removed, she dies 12 days later
December 15 Rocker Rod Stewart marries super model Rachel Hunter
December 16 Jean-Bertrand Aristide elected President of Haiti
December 16 KUSW, Salt Lake City Utah, final shortwave radio transmissions
December 17 KTBN, Salt Lake City Utah, begins shortwave radio transmissions
December 18 NL announces Buffalo, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa-St. Petersburg, and Washington D.C. as 6 finalist for 1993 expansion (Miami and Denver win)
December 18 NL releases short list of teams for 1993 NL expansion
December 20 Pentagon warns Saddam that U.S. air power is ready to attack on 1/15
December 20 Robert F X Sillerman purchases WAFL NY-New Jersey Knights for $11 million
December 20 Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze resigns
December 21 Steve and Mark Waugh complete 464* partnership for NSW vs. WA
December 22 Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait
December 22 Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 U.S. servicemen
December 22 Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland's 1st popularly elected president
December 23 "Lettice and Lovage" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 284 performances
December 23 Slovenians vote to secede from Yugoslavia
December 24 Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon and Barry Jones
December 24 Saddam says Israel will be Iraq's 1st target
December 25 "Godfather III" premieres
December 26 Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship
December 26 Reggie Williams becomes 1st General Manager of WLAF's NY-New Jersey Knights
December 26 Senior Professional Baseball Association folds
December 28 2 die in a New York City subway accident
December 28 Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17
December 29 Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton weds Shannon Kelley
December 30 11th United Negro College Fund raises $10,000,000
December 30 "Miser" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 93 performances
December 31 Iraq begins a military draft of 17 year olds
December 31 Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
December 31 United Somali Congress seizes Presidential Palace












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