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1990Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games

1990KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle

1990George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades

1990NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves

1990South African President F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela hold emergency talks in Pretoria about increasing violence in Soweto

1990Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon & Barry Jones

1990Adam Sandler joins Saturday Night Live

1990Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US

1990Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott Saturday Night Live to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting

199042 year old George Foreman KOs Gerry Cooney in 2 rounds in Atlantic City

1990Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record

1990Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament

1990South African President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be freed on Feb 11th

1990US President Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait

199019th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

1990Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

1990Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

19907th MTV Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins

1990James Worthy is arrested in Houston and charged with two counts of solicitation of prostitution

1990"Portrait of Doctor Gachet" by Vincent van Gogh sold for $82.5 million

1990Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC as Seinfeld Chronicles

199019 year old Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi to win US Open

1990Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters

1990Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity

199064th Australian Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats MJ Fernandez (6-3, 6-4)

1990US President George H. W. Bush offers to send Secretary of State James Baker to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein

1990Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50

1990South African troops plunder Nelson Mandela's home

1990President Bush calls up military reserves

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic

1990Nolan Ryan becomes 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games

1990Beth Daniel/Davis Love wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

1990Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186

1990Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic

1990Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

1990George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees

199060th French Women's Tennis Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (7-6 6-4)

1990Oakland's Rickey Henderson wins AL MVP

1990Pat Bradley wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic

199072nd PGA Championship: Wayne Grady shoots a 282 at Shoal Creek Ala

1990Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories

1990Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

1990South African President De Klerk meets with Nelson Mandela to talk of end of apartheid

1990Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game

1990UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador

199016th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)

1990Pete Sampras ends Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final

1990Boris Yeltsin quits Soviet Communist Party

1990Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

1990NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer

1990US President Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

1990Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar)

1990Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain's PM, replaced by John Major

1990James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to win heavyweight boxing crown

1990SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)

1990Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series

1990British Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as leader ( and hence as Prime Minister)

1990Nancy Lopez wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic

1990Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals

1990Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella

1990Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game

1990LA Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33

19904th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson win

1990Last of Margaret Thatcher's original government resigns, Deputy PM Howe

1990Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident

19901st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win

1990George Steinbrenner steps down as NY Yankee owner

199051st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

1990South African President F W de Klerk meets US President Bush in Washington DC

1990Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage

1990Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitation

1990Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1990Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game

1990Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West

1990Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson & Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks)

199017th American Music Award: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win

1990Pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income

1990US President George H. W. Bush orders troops to Saudi Arabia

1990NY Knicks Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte 113-96

1990119th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots 270 at St Andrews Scotland

1990Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

1990Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George Bush

1990Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident

199045th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

199036th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel

1990"Jackie Mason - Brand New" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 perfs

1990Jari Kurri sets a record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game, registering three goals and two assists vs the Boston Bruins

1990Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons

1990Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career

1990Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience

1990Iraqi parliment endorses Saddam Hussein's decision to free hostages

1990President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal

1990110th US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (64 63 62)

1990Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize

1990"Goodfellas", starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta, is released

1990Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong drops out of school to pursue a career in music

1990Michael Heseltine contests Margaret Thatcher's leadership of the British Conservative Party

1990Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

1990Wrestlemania VI, 67,678 in Toronto, Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan

1990Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship

1990Saddam Hussein says Israel will be Iraq's 1st target

1990Louis Jordan's revue "Five Guys Named Moe" premieres in London

1990Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq

199078th Australian Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats S Edberg (46 76 52-ret)

1990Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament

1990Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits

1990Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait

1990Civil Rights activist Rev Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Bkln

1990chris johnson wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

1990Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Ping-Cellular One Golf Championship

1990Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1990Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister

199062nd Academy Awards - "Driving Miss Daisy", Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win

1990Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

199090th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson

1990Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains

1990"Millie's Book" written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush for president's dog is a best-selling non-fiction book

1990African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, on a US tour, receives a tumultuous welcome in Boston.

1990Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1990Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile

1990Pat Bradley wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1990Paul Coffey becomes the second NHL defenceman to record 1000 points, doing so in a record-breaking 770 games

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiia Ladies Golf Open

1990Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 to end his Test Cricket career with 431 wkts

1990Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

1990African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela meets with President George Bush at the White House

1990Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic

1990Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

1990Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing, which has happened in South Africa, calls for a revision of the position that the Organisation has taken in its struggle against apartheid; he adds that a democratic, non-racial SA is within reach

1990South Africa's Pres FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs

1990President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act

1990Dodger Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle with baseball's switch hit HRs in 10 games

1990Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list

1990Pittsburgh's Barry Bonds wins NL MVP

1990Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in SC

1990John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 yrs in a row

1990Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan wed

1990John McEnroe becomes 1st ever player to be expelled from the Australian Open

1990Last day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee

1990104th US Womens Tennis Open: Gabriela Sabatini beats Steffi Graf (6-2 7-6)

1990Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion

1990Ted Turner & Jane Fonda announce their engagement

1990President Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan

1990Pat LaFontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight

199054th Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 278

1990George Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia

1990Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp

1990Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher

1990Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases

1990Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts

1990 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
David Dinkins sworn in as 1st black mayor of NYC 
Jan 1
Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ 
Jan 1
NYC MTA stops token redemption at subway stations 
Jan 1
Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV 
Jan 1
FCC implements "SYNDEX" giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs 
Jan 2
Dow Jones hits record 2,800 (2,810.15) 
Jan 2
Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson) 
Jan 3
Panama's leader Gen Manuel Noriega surrenders to US authorities 
Jan 5
J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL 
Jan 6
NY Lotto pays $35 million to one winner (#s are 18-25-26-32-42-44) 
Jan 7
Lynn Jennings runs world record indoor 5km indoor at 15:22.64 
Jan 7
Tower of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far 
Jan 9
64th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit 
Jan 9
Boston Celtics worst ever (6 pts in 2nd vs NJ Nets) & lose 87-78 
Jan 9
Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
Jan 9
Supreme Court strikes down Dallas' ordinance imposing strict zoning on sexually oriented businesses 
Jan 10
"Les Miserables," opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore 
Jan 10
China lifts martial law (imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre) 
Jan 10
NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players 
Jan 11
200,000 demand return of Lithuania's independence 
Jan 11
Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84 
Jan 11
Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229) 
Jan 11
Pat LaFontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight 
Jan 12
Civil Rights activist Rev Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Bkln 
Jan 12
Romania bans Communist party (1st Warsaw Pact member to do so) 
Jan 13
1st elected US black governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia) 
Jan 14
"Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV 
Jan 14
11th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the events in Beijing, China 
Jan 14
Perez de Cuellar says he has lost all hope for peace in Gulf 
Jan 15
42 year old George Foreman KOs Gerry Cooney in 2 rounds in Atlantic City 
Jan 15
6th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Santa Barbara wins 
Jan 15
AT&T experiences long distance problems due to a computer glitch 
Jan 15
Blue Jay Cecil Fielder signs with Detroit as a free agent 
Jan 15
NY Knicks Trent Tucker scores with 1/10 sec, beats Bulls, 109-106 
Jan 16
2 Bank of Credit & Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering 
Jan 17
5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin 
Jan 17
Dave Stewart signs record $3,500,000 per year Oak A's contract 
Jan 17
Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters & 
Jan 17
Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 
Jan 18
South Africa says its reconsidering ban on African Natl Congress 
Jan 18
Wash DC, Mayor Marion Barry arrested in drug enforcement sting 
Jan 19
Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, v Australia at Adelaide 
Jan 20
47th Golden Globes: Born on 4th of July, Driving Miss Daisy win 
Jan 20
US 64th manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) returns from space 
Jan 20
Black January - crackdown of Azerbaijani pro-independence demonstrations by Soviet army in Baku. 
Jan 21
41st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 12-7 at Pittsburgh 
Jan 21
Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association exec director 
Jan 21
John McEnroe becomes 1st ever player to be expelled from the Australian Open 
Jan 21
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic 
Jan 22
17th American Music Award: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win 
Jan 22
Wasim Akram scores Test century (123) at Adelaide 
Jan 22
Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants 
Jan 22
Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet worm. 
Jan 23
Dean Jones scores twin Test tons v Pakistan at Adelaide Oval 
Jan 24
Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon 
Jan 25
Avianca Flight 52, runs out of fuel & crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die 
Jan 25
Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jail 
Jan 25
The Burns' Day windstorm storm hits northwestern Europe. 
Jan 25
Honduras becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
Jan 26
Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica & South Atlantic 
Jan 26
Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking black female in a major-league front office) 
Jan 27
64th Australian Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats MJ Fernandez (6-3, 6-4) 
Jan 28
"Independent on Sunday" begins publishing in London 
Jan 28
78th Australian Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats S Edberg (46 76 52-ret) 
Jan 28
Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB 
Jan 29
Exxon Valdez capt Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill 
Jan 31
1st McDonalds in Russia opens in Moscow, world's biggest McDonalds 
Jan 31
1st ever all-sports daily "National" begins publishing 
Jan 31
Jushin "Thunder" Liger beats Naoki Sano to become New Japan IWGP champ 
Jan 31
The first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow, USSR. 
Feb 2
South Africa's Pres FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs 
Feb 3
Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitation 
Feb 3
Jockey Billy Shoemaker (58), retires after 40,350 horse race 
Feb 4
10 Israeli tourists murdered near Cairo 
Feb 4
Anders Holmertz swims world record 400 m freestyle (3:40.81) 
Feb 4
Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45:04) 
Feb 4
Lyudmila Narozhi-Lenko runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.69) 
Feb 4
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-21 
Feb 4
Pat Bradley wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic 
Feb 4
Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar) 
Feb 4
St Petersburg Pelicans beat West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win 1st Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship 
Feb 5
Notre Dame becomes 1st team to sell its game to a major network (NBC) 
Feb 6
Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50 
Feb 6
Ground breaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium 
Feb 6
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 7
Karachi police kill 22 anti-nationalistic demonstrators 
Feb 7
USSR Communist party agrees to allow opposition political parties 
Feb 7
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 8
David Hares "Racing Demon," premieres in London 
Feb 8
"60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine 
Feb 9
"Bradys" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV 
Feb 9
Doina Melinte runs world indoor record 1.5k (4:00:27) & mile (4:17:13) 
Feb 9
Galileo flies by Venus 
Feb 9
Namibia's constitution ratified 
Feb 10
6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome) 
Feb 10
Pierrer Water pulls product from shelf due to benzine in water 
Feb 10
South African President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be freed on Feb 11th 
Feb 10
US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary 
Feb 11
40th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 130-113 at Miami 
Feb 11
James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to win heavyweight boxing crown 
Feb 11
Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa 
Feb 11
US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge 
Feb 13
50 killed at Inkatha-UDF battle in Natal, South Africa 
Feb 13
Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games 
Feb 13
US, Britain & France give Germany OK to reunify 
Feb 14
Alan Ayckbourn's "Man of the Moment," premieres in London 
Feb 14
Perrier recalls 160 million bottles of sparkling water after traces of benzene, a carcinogen, are found in some 
Feb 14
Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system 
Feb 15
Baseball owners lock out players 
Feb 18
Jane Crafter wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament 
Feb 19
Police kill 8 demonstrators for multi party system in Nepal 
Feb 19
Soyuz TM-9 lands 
Feb 21
32nd Grammy Awards: Wind Beneath My Wings, Nick of Time wins 
Feb 22
1st day India v NZ cricket at Auckland NZ 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps 
Feb 23
Ian Smith 173* NZ v India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat 
Feb 24
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiia Ladies Golf Open 
Feb 25
Australia beat Pakistan 2-0 to win the Cricket World Series Cup 
Feb 25
Nicaraguans votes out Sandinistas 
Feb 25
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 26
USSR agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czech by July, 1991 
Feb 26
The Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections. 
Feb 27
Exxon Corp & Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts (Valdez) 
Feb 27
No one elected to Hall of Fame for 2nd time in 3 years 
Feb 28
Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine 
Feb 28
US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit 
Mar 1
Benin nullifies its constitution 
Mar 1
Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as president of Uruguay 
Mar 1
Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. 
Mar 2
Greyhound Bus goes on strike 
Mar 2
Mark Tewsksbury swims world record 50m backstroke (25.06 sec) 
Mar 3
Carole Gist, 20, (Michigan 1st black), crowned 39th Miss USA 
Mar 4
20th Easter Seal Telethon 
Mar 4
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open 
Mar 4
US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) returns from space 
Mar 6
SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08:17 
Mar 7
3 passengers killed & 162 injured as subway train derails (Phila) 
Mar 7
H Wayne Huizenga buys ½ of Joe Robbie Stadium and 15% of Dolphins for $30m 
Mar 8
NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 1st victim, Mario Orosco 
Mar 9
Dr Antonia Novello sworn-in as 1st hispanic/female US surgeon general 
Mar 10
4th American Comedy Award: When Harry Met Sally 
Mar 10
Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (URS) 
Mar 10
Ice Pairs Championship at Halifax won by Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS) 
Mar 10
Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Halifax won by Jill Trenary (USA) 
Mar 10
Lt Gen Avril resigns as president of Haiti 
Mar 10
Mens Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Kurt Browning (CAN) 
Mar 10
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 11
16th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV) 
Mar 11
Lithuania declares its Independence 
Mar 11
Maggie Will wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International 
Mar 12
LA Raiders announce they were returning to Oakland 
Mar 13
Nicholoas Braithwaite elected premier of Grenada 
Mar 14
4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson win 
Mar 14
Mikhail S Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress 
Mar 15
Fernando Collor de Mello sworn in as pres of Brazil 
Mar 17
PBA National Championship Won by Jim Pencak 
Mar 18
Largest ever art robbery at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. 13 works valued over $500 million are stolen 
Mar 18
1st free elections in East Germany, Conservatives beat Communists 
Mar 18
32-day lockout by baseball owners ends 
Mar 18
A Tampa little leaguer dies after being struck by a pitch 
Mar 18
Colleen Walker wins Circle K Tucson LPGA Golf Open 
Mar 19
1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa) 
Mar 20
LA Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33 
Mar 20
Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident 
Mar 21
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 149 perfs 
Mar 21
"Normal Life" starring Moon Unit & Dweezil Zappa premieres on CBS-TV 
Mar 21
"Sydney" starring Valerie Bertinelli premieres on CBS-TV 
Mar 21
Namibia becomes independent of South Africa, Sam Nujoma becomes president 
Mar 22
"Grapes of Wrath" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 188 performances 
Mar 22
"Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston 
Mar 22
Anchorage jury finds Capt Hazelwood innocent of Valdez oil spill 
Mar 22
The ML umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games 
Mar 23
Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound & pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill 
Mar 24
Indian troops leave Sri Lanka 
Mar 24
Tom Hunter swims world record 50m freestyle (21.81 sec) 
Mar 25
"Lettice & Lovage" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 284 performances 
Mar 25
10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins 
Mar 25
Fire in illegal NYC social club, kills 87 
Mar 25
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic 
Mar 26
62nd Academy Awards - "Driving Miss Daisy", Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win 
Mar 27
Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die 
Mar 27
NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final 
Mar 27
The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime. 
Mar 28
Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient 
Mar 28
Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game 
Mar 28
President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal 
Mar 30
Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament 
Mar 31
"Carol & Company" starring Carol Burnette premieres on NBC-TV 
Mar 31
Dionisio Castro cycles world record 20km (57:18.4) 
Mar 31
Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws 
Apr 1
"Ha!" comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting 
Apr 1
19th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King 
Apr 1
2nd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus wins 
Apr 1
9th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Auburn 88-81 
Apr 1
CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger 
Apr 1
It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2 feet of nude dancers 
Apr 1
Jack Nicklaus wins 1st start on Senior PGA tour 
Apr 1
Wrestlemania VI, 67,678 in Toronto, Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan 
Apr 2
52nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Nevada-LV beats Duke 103-73 
Apr 4
"Marshall Chronicles" premieres on ABC-TV 
Apr 4
Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident 
Apr 4
Security law violator Ivan Boesky is released from federal custody 
Apr 5
John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 yrs in a row 
Apr 5
NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 2-1 in 1st game of preliminary 
Apr 5
Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity 
Apr 7
BPAA US Open by Ron Palombi Jr 
Apr 7
Farm Aid IV concert 
Apr 7
John Poindexter (Natl Sec Advisor) found guilty on Iran-Contra scandal 
Apr 7
Michael Milken pleads innocent to security law violations 
Apr 7
NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 5-2, Rangers lead 2-0 in preliminary 
Apr 7
Fire kills 110 on a ferry in Norway, in an unrelated event, 30 die in a ferry flip over in Burma 
Apr 8
"Aspects of Love" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 377 performances 
Apr 8
"Twin Peaks" with Peggy Lipton premieres on ABC-TV 
Apr 8
54th Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 278 
Apr 8
King Birendra of Nepal lifts 30-year ban on political parties 
Apr 8
Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic 
Apr 8
Norwegian ferry Scandinavian Star catches fire; 159 people die 
Apr 8
New Democracy wins the national election in Greece. 
Apr 9
"Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV 
Apr 9
Don Mattingly signs a $19.7 million 5-year contract with Yankees 
Apr 9
NY Islanders beat NY Rangers 4-3 in double overtime-Rangers lead 2-1 
Apr 9
World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC) 
Apr 10
CUNY/Lehman College, Bronx, opens a branch campus in Hiroshma Japan 
Apr 10
Curtly Ambrose takes 8-45 in cricket vs England at Bridgetown 
Apr 11
Angels Mark Langston & Mike Witt, no-hit Seattle, 1-0 
Apr 11
NY Lotto pays $35 million to two winner (#s are 6-14-24-32-34-51) 
Apr 11
NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-1, Rangers lead 3-1 in preliminary 
Apr 11
Customs officers in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, say they have seized what they believe to be the barrel of a massive gun on a ship bound for Iraq. 
Apr 12
Greyhound Bus hires new drivers to replace strikers 
Apr 12
James Brown moves to a work-release center after serving 15 months 
Apr 12
1st meeting of East German democratically elected parliament, acknowledges responsibility for Nazi holocaust & asks for forgivenesss 
Apr 13
4th largest NBA crowd (45,458) see Orlando play at Minneapolis 
Apr 13
Final episode of Pat Sajak's late night TV show on CBS 
Apr 13
NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1 
Apr 15
"In Living Color" premieres on FOX-TV 
Apr 15
Greenidge & Haynes make 298 opening stand (v Eng), their best 
Apr 16
"Piano Lesson" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 320 performances 
Apr 16
19th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:25:23 
Apr 16
94th Boston Marathon won by Gelindo Bordin of Italy in 2:08:19 
Apr 16
Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $260 per week 
Apr 16
Supreme Court rejects appeal from retarded man, Dalton Prejean, condemned to death for murdering a Louisiana state trooper in 1977 
Apr 17
Gas explosion on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die 
Apr 18
Bankruptcy court forces Frank Lorenzo to give up Eastern Airlines 
Apr 18
Birmingham Fire issued an original franchise in WLAF 
Apr 18
Supreme Court rules states could make it a crime to possess or look at child pornography, even in one's home 
Apr 19
Contra guerrillas, leftist Sandinistas & incoming government agree to truce 
Apr 19
Marla Maples appears on ABC's Prime-Time 
Apr 19
Pistons & 76'ers get into a fight accruing $162,500 fines (NBA record) 
Apr 19
Truce in Nicaragua's civil war 
Apr 20
Pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income 
Apr 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 
Apr 21
"Cartoon All Stars to Rescue" shown on all 4 TV networks 
Apr 21
National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards 
Apr 21
Reds win running their record to 9-0, best start in club history 
Apr 22
"Truly Blessed" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 33 performances 
Apr 22
Lebanon release US hostage Robert Polhill after 39 months 
Apr 23
11th Emmy Sports Award presentation 
Apr 24
Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa" premieres in Dublin 
Apr 24
Security law violator Michael Milken pleads guilty to 6 felonies 
Apr 24
US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) launches into orbit 
Apr 24
West & East Germany agree to merge currency & economies on July 1st 
Apr 24
Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine. 
Apr 25
25th Academy of Country Music Awards: Clint Black & Kathy Mattea win 
Apr 25
Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery 
Apr 25
Violeta Barrios de Chamorro begins a 6 year term as Nicaragua's pres 
Apr 26
"Accomplice" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 52 performances 
Apr 26
126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China 
Apr 26
Danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal & twists his ankle 
Apr 26
NY court of appeals ends 2½ year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case 
Apr 26
Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters 
Apr 27
50th annual barbershop quartet singing convention held (Mich) 
Apr 27
Dodger Orel Hershiser undergoes career-threatening shoulder surgery 
Apr 27
Villanova's women set a 6,000 m relay world record of 17:18:10 
Apr 28
"Chorus Line" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 6,137 performances 
Apr 28
Boston Celtics score most points in a playoff, beat NY Knicks 157-128 
Apr 28
Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Dave Ferraro 
Apr 28
Last issue of Dutch communist daily De Waarheid (The Truth) 
Apr 29
"Change in the Heir" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 16 performances 
Apr 29
Dan Quisenberry (all-time AL save king, 238) announces his retirement 
Apr 29
STS-31 (Discovery 10) lands 
Apr 29
Wrecking cranes began tearing down Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate 
Apr 30
As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score 
Apr 30
Seattle's Brian Holman's perfect game broken up with 2 outs in 9th 
Apr 30
US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) returns from space 
Apr 30
US hostage Frank Reed freed after 4 years in hands of pro-Iranians 
May 1
"Prelude to a Kiss" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC 
May 2
"Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 perfs 
May 2
South Africa & African National Congress open talks to end apartheid 
May 4
Angela Bowie reveals that ex husband David slept with Mick Jagger 
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 Aust 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 6
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic 
May 6
Former president PW Botha quit South Africa's ruling National Party 
May 6
Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in SC 
May 8
Cuyahoga County voters approve sin tax to build Cleveland Gateway 
May 8
Reindependence Day of Estonia 
May 9
NY Newsday reporter Jimmy Breslin suspended for a racial slur 
May 9
Sampdoria wins 30th Europe Cup II 
May 10
"Zoya's Apartment" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 45 perfs 
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 11
NY 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 USA '90 (4th one) raises $4.7 million 
May 12
Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott Saturday Night Live to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting 
May 13
"Change in the Heir" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 16 perfs 
May 13
Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic 
May 14
46th time opposing pitchers hit HR, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos) 
May 14
Dow Jones average hits a record 2,821.53 
May 15
"Cemetery Club" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 56 perfs 
May 15
"Portrait of Doctor Gachet" by Vincent van Gogh sold for $82.5 million 
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 16
Dominican Republic President Joaquín 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 & women 
May 17
WIBC Bowling Queens won by Patty Ann 
May 17
World Health Organisation takes Homosexuality out of its list of mental illnesses. 
May 18
East and West Germany 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
TV movie "Return To Green Acres" airs 
May 18
Jari Kurri sets a record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game, registering three goals and two assists vs the Boston Bruins 
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
"Truly Blessed" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 33 performances 
May 20
Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Golf International 
May 20
Hubble Space Telescope sends 1st photograph's from space 
May 21
Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,844.68 
May 21
Last episode of "Newhart" airs on CBS-TV 
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 & South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen 
May 22
Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game 
May 22
Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career 
May 23
A C Milan wins 35th Europe Cup 1 at Vienna 
May 23
Cost of rescuing savings & loan failures is put at up to $130 billion 
May 23
Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,856.26 
May 23
NY Yankees hit 6 home runs to beat Minnesota Twins 12-0 
May 24
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1 
May 24
A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both. 
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
Caesar Gaviria Trujillo chosen pres 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' Dominican 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 average hits a record 2,870.49 
May 29
NY Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & 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 average 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 US Women's Bowling Open won by Dana Miller-Mackie 
May 31
NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 3rd victim, Joseph Ponce 
May 31
Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC as Seinfeld Chronicles 
Jun 1
"Cemetery Club" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 56 perfs 
Jun 1
Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting 
Jun 1
Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974 
Jun 1
Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97 
Jun 2
"Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13 
Jun 2
Seattle's Randy Johnson, no-hits Tigers, 2-0 
Jun 3
3rd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $894,560 
Jun 3
44th Tony Awards: Grapes of Wrath & City of Angels win 
Jun 3
Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
Jun 4
24th Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton & Patty Loveless 
Jun 4
Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy 
Jun 4
LA Dodger Ramon Martinez strikes out 18 Atlanta Braves 
Jun 4
NY Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx area code 917 
Jun 4
Dr Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die 
Jun 5
South African troops plunder Nelson Mandela's home 
Jun 6
2nd International Rock Awards 
Jun 6
For 2nd time this season, Cecil Fielder belts 3 home runs in a game 
Jun 6
Stump Merrill replaces Bucky Dent as NY Yankee manager 
Jun 7
Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains 
Jun 7
South Africa president F W de Klerk lifts 4 year olf state of emergency 
Jun 8
"It's Garry Shandling's Show" last airs on Fox-TV 
Jun 8
Phil Bradley hits 18th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history 
Jun 9
122nd Belmont: Michael Kinane aboard Go & Go wins in 2:27.2 
Jun 9
60th French Women's Tennis Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (7-6 6-4) 
Jun 9
Czechoslovakia beats USA 5-1 insoccer World Cup 
Jun 9
Dodger Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle with baseball's switch hit HRs in 10 games 
Jun 9
Kerry Kennedy (daughter of Robert) & Andrew Coumo (Mario's son) wed 
Jun 9
Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage 
Jun 10
"Accomplice" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 52 perfs 
Jun 10
"Meet Me in St Louis" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 253 perfs 
Jun 10
60th French Mens Tennis: Andres Gomez beats A Agassi (63 26 64 64) 
Jun 10
8th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus 
Jun 10
Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing 
Jun 10
Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland 
Jun 10
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship 
Jun 10
Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Fla for obscenity 
Jun 11
Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of US flag unconstitutional 
Jun 11
UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador 
Jun 11
Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress 
Jun 11
Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson & Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks) 
Jun 12
Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite Neth 1-1 in World Cup game 
Jun 12
NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves 
Jun 12
Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases 
Jun 12
Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list 
Jun 12
NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning 
Jun 13
"Les Miserables" opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary 
Jun 13
Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya 
Jun 13
Nelson & Winnie Mandela welcomed in NYC 
Jun 13
Wash DC mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term 
Jun 14
44th NBA Championship: Det Pistons beat Por Trailblazers, 4 games to 1 
Jun 14
Date of the events in the movie Mr Destiny 
Jun 14
NL announces plans to expand from 12 to 14 teams for 1993 season 
Jun 14
Supreme Court rules police check for drunk drivers constitutional 
Jun 15
"Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty & Madonna premieres 
Jun 16
"U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer peaks at #8 
Jun 16
Nelson & Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam 
Jun 17
"Some Americans Abroad" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 62 perfs 
Jun 17
"Zoya's Apartment" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 45 perfs 
Jun 17
90th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 280 at Medinah CC in Medinah Il 
Jun 17
chris johnson wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic 
Jun 18
1st ever lose for Cameroon in Soccer World Cup, USSR-4 Cameroon-0 
Jun 18
1st sudden death US Open Golf Championship is won by Hale Irwin 
Jun 19
Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al Lopez's NL mark 
Jun 20
40,000-50,000 die in a (7.6) earthquake in Iran 
Jun 20
Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US 
Jun 20
Asteroid Eureka is discovered. 
Jun 21
7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000 
Jun 21
Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame 
Jun 21
NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 4th victim, Larry Parham 
Jun 21
Parliaments of W & E Germany recognize Oder-Neissegrens 
Jun 21
US House of Representatives votes 254-177 to stop US flag burning, doesn't pass 
Jun 21
At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball cap & proclaims "I am a Yankee!" 
Jun 22
Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium 
Jun 22
Braves replace manager Russ Nixon with GM Bobby Cox 
Jun 22
Florida passes a law prohibits wearing a throng bathing suit 
Jun 22
Longest game in Toronto, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns 
Jun 22
Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing, which has happened in South Africa, calls for a revision of the position that the Organisation has taken in its struggle against apartheid; he adds that a democratic, non-racial SA is within reach 
Jun 22
Adam Sandler joins Saturday Night Live 
Jun 23
A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Statue of Liberty 
Jun 23
Moldavia declares independence 
Jun 23
Police find marijuana at Chuck Berry's home 
Jun 23
TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of year 
Jun 23
Zimbabwe beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets to win ICC Trophy 
Jun 23
African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, on a US tour, receives a tumultuous welcome in Boston. 
Jun 24
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
Jun 25
"Dave Thomas Comedy Show" last airs on CBS-TV 
Jun 25
120°F in Phoenix Arizona 
Jun 25
NBC decides to air episodes of "Quantum Leap" for 5 straight days 
Jun 25
Supreme Court rules family members cannot end lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known 
Jun 25
Anti-government riots break out in Lusaka, Zambia 
Jun 25
African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela meets with President George Bush at the White House 
Jun 26
122°F in Phoenix Arizona 
Jun 26
8 KS & OK radio stations boycott k d lang, due to her anti-meat ad 
Jun 26
New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg release from hospital after fall 
Jun 27
Jose Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oak A's contract 
Jun 27
Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims 
Jun 28
17th annual Daytime Emmy Awards 
Jun 28
Emmy 17th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 11th time 
Jun 29
Marla Maples father sues National Enquirer for $12M 
Jun 29
NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game win streak 
Jun 29
A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays & Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues 
Jun 29
World's first female diocesan Anglican bishop, Dr Penny Jamieson, appointed, New Zealand 
Jun 30
East & West Germany merge their economies 
Jul 1
11th US Seniors Golf Open: Lee Trevino 
Jul 1
18th du Maurier Golf Classic: Cathy Johnston 
Jul 1
1st Zen winter session in Sydney Zen Center's Gorrick's Run Zendo 
Jul 1
Despite Andy Hawkins no-hitting White Sox, Yankees lose 4-0 
Jul 1
Dordrecht '90 soccer team forms in Dordrecht 
Jul 1
FC Swells soccer team forms in Swells 
Jul 1
German Democratic Republic accepts Deutsche Mark as its currency 
Jul 1
In Victoria, Australia, helmetless bike riding becomes illegal 
Jul 1
NY Yankee Andy Hawkins throws no-hitter in Comiskey Park, losing 4-0 
Jul 2
Imelda Marcos & Adnan Khashoggi found not guilty of racketeering 
Jul 2
Panic in tunnel of Mecca: 1,426 pilgrims trampled to death 
Jul 3
Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida 
Jul 3
Liberian President, Samuel Kanyon Doe offers to resign in response to rebel incursions in his country; he will later be kidnapped and executed 
Jul 4
400 New Kids on the Block fans treated for heat exhaustion in Minn 
Jul 4
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Jul 4
Wrestler Brutus Beefcake injured during para-sailing 
Jul 4
2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner & Gettysburg Address 
Jul 5
Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals 
Jul 6
"Jetson's the Movie" with Tiffany, premieres 
Jul 6
After pitching a no-hitter lose, NY Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a complete 12 inn game & loses 2-0 
Jul 7
97th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Z Garrison (64 61) 
Jul 7
NJ Devils sign Russians Viacheslav Fetisov & Sergei Starikov 
Jul 7
Italy beats England in soccer's World Cup consolation game 
Jul 8
12:34:56 on 7/8/90 (1234567890) 
Jul 8
Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning 
Jul 8
Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for soccer's 14th World Cup in Rome 
Jul 8
Greg Lemond wins his 3rd Tour de France (90:43:20 avg 23.3 mph) 
Jul 8
Tina Purtzer wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic 
Jul 8
Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels & then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7 
Jul 9
104th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats B Becker (62 62 36 36 64) 
Jul 9
Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 to end his Test Cricket career with 431 wkts 
Jul 10
61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago 
Jul 10
All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers) 
Jul 10
Andrew Dice Clay cries on Arsenio Hall Show 
Jul 10
Last day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee 
Jul 11
NYC police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts) 
Jul 11
Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins. 
Jul 12
"Les Miserables," opens at National Theatre, Washington 
Jul 12
Boris Yeltsin quits Soviet Communist Party 
Jul 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) 
Jul 12
In Soweto, South Africa, Shanty town women strip to the waist and confront bulldozers sent by authorities to demolish their homes 
Jul 14
"Howard Stern's Summer Show" premieres on WWOR-TV (NYC) 
Jul 14
Sara Martin, of Illinois, crowned America's Junior Miss 
Jul 15
45th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King 
Jul 16
400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines 
Jul 16
Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA 
Jul 16
Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins 
Jul 16
NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-No fatalities 
Jul 16
Rick Dee's "Into the Night," premieres on ABC-TV 
Jul 16
Ukraine declares independence 
Jul 16
The ANC send a report on police violence to President F. W. de Klerk and demanded an end to "the shocking inhumanity" of police action in rural areas of South Africa 
Jul 17
Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq 
Jul 17
NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer 
Jul 17
Minnesota Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0 
Jul 19
BASF plant in Cincinnati explodes in flames, 1 dies 
Jul 19
Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion 
Jul 19
Richard Nixon library opens in Yorba Linda, Calif 
Jul 19
Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee 
Jul 20
Justice William Brennan resigns from Supreme Court after 36 years 
Jul 21
Goodwill Games opens in Seattle Wash 
Jul 21
Pink Floyds' "Wall" is performed where Berlin Wall once stood 
Jul 22
119th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots 270 at St Andrews Scotland 
Jul 22
90th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson 
Jul 22
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament 
Jul 22
Greg LeMond of US wins his 3rd Tour de France 
Jul 23
Rosie Jones (St Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America 
Jul 23
South Africa workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested 
Jul 24
Ms. Magazine hits newstands again after an 8 month hiatus 
Jul 24
US warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait 
Jul 25
"Les Miserables" opens at Princess Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver 
Jul 25
KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle 
Jul 25
Nadezhda Ryashkina of USSR sets 10K walk woman's record (41:56.23) 
Jul 25
Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game 
Jul 25
US Ambassador tells Iraq, US won't take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute 
Jul 25
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 26
General Hospital records its 7,000th episode 
Jul 26
President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act 
Jul 26
US beats Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at Goodwill Games 
Jul 27
Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's 
Jul 27
Tom Moody scores 100 in 26 mins in county cricket, world record 
Jul 27
White-Russia declares independence 
Jul 27
Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a cop 
Jul 28
Alberto Fujimoro installed as president of Peru 
Jul 28
Blackout hits Chicago 
Jul 29
26th Curtis Cup: US wins 14-4 
Jul 29
28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1) 
Jul 29
36th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel 
Jul 29
Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game 
Jul 29
South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference 
Jul 30
Five Bank of Credit & Commerce members found guilty of money laundering 
Jul 30
Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333 
Jul 30
Soldiers opens fire on worshippers in Monrovian church, 200-600 die 
Jul 30
George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees 
Jul 30
The first Saturn automobile rolls off the assembly line. 
Jul 31
Bosnia-Hercegovina declares independence 
Jul 31
Nolan Ryan becomes 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games 
Aug 1
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 149 perfs 
Aug 1
Indians' Alex Cole sets club record with 5 stolen bases in one game 
Aug 1
Iraq pulls out of talks with Kuwait 
Aug 1
Soyuz TM-10 launches 
Aug 1
Stanton Cook becomes CEO of Chicago Cubs 
Aug 2
Iraq invades & occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia 
Aug 2
Yankees rookie Kevin Maas hits his 10th home run in just 77 at bats 
Aug 2
US President George H. W. Bush orders troops to Saudi Arabia 
Aug 3
"Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 11 perfs 
Aug 3
98.8°F (37.1°C) in Cheltenham, Glos. (UK record) 
Aug 3
NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 10th HR in 1st 72 at bats 
Aug 3
Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion 
Aug 3
US announces commitment of Naval forces to Gulf regions 
Aug 3
For 3rd time in 1990 a no-hitter is broken up with 2 outs in 8th inning. Doug Drabek of Pitts still beats Phila 11-0 
Aug 4
95.5°F (35.3°C) in De Bilt Neth (highest Aug temp in Neth) 
Aug 4
European community proposes a boycott of Iraq 
Aug 5
Barb Mucha wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic 
Aug 5
Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan inducted into hall of fame 
Aug 6
NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 11th HR in 1st 86 at bats 
Aug 6
President Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan 
Aug 6
UN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstensions Cuba & Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq 
Aug 7
Desert Shield begins - US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia 
Aug 7
NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 12th HR in 1st 92 at bats & becomes 21st to hit a ball into 3rd deck of Seattle's Kingdome 
Aug 8
Balt Orioles pull their 10th triple play (1-6-3 vs Oakland) 
Aug 8
Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher 
Aug 8
Iraq annexes Kuwait as its 19th province 
Aug 8
Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp 
Aug 9
12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia 
Aug 9
Soyuz TM-10 lands 
Aug 10
US's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus 
Aug 10
The Massacre of more than 127 Muslims in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitaries. 
Aug 11
Egypt & Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion 
Aug 11
NY Yankee Kevin Maas is fastest to get 13 HRs (110 at bats) 
Aug 12
12th annual Macy's Tap-o-mania 
Aug 12
72nd PGA Championship: Wayne Grady shoots a 282 at Shoal Creek Ala 
Aug 12
Cathy Gerring wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic 
Aug 12
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories 
Aug 14
Angel's Louis Palonia is 74th to hit an inside park grandslam 
Aug 14
Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise 
Aug 15
51st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player 
Aug 15
Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons 
Aug 15
Phils Terry Mulholland no-hits Giants 6-0 (8th no hitter of 1990) 
Aug 15
At least 150 people die in clashes between the African National Congress and Inkatha Freedom Party, South Africa 
Aug 16
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
Aug 16
Iraq orders 4000 Britons & 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq 
Aug 16
South African President F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela hold emergency talks in Pretoria about increasing violence in Soweto 
Aug 17
"Exorcist 3" premieres 
Aug 17
Carlton Fisk hits White Sox record 187th HR 
Aug 17
Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment 
Aug 19
Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic 
Aug 19
Dodger Jose Offerman hits HR in his 1st at bat 
Aug 19
NY Yankee Kevin Mass is quickest to reach 14 HRs (approx 128 at bat) 
Aug 20
Gene Michael names NY Yankee VP/GM replacing Harding Peterson 
Aug 20
George Steinbrenner steps down as NY Yankee owner 
Aug 20
Iraq moves Western hostages to military installations (human shields) 
Aug 20
NY Yankee Kevin Mass is quickest to reach 15 HRs (approx 132 at bat) 
Aug 22
President Bush calls up military reserves 
Aug 23
Armenia declares independence 
Aug 23
East & West Germany announced that they would unite on Oct 3&nb