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Notable Historical Events in 1990 on the 8th

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

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

1990Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

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

Historical Events in 1990 on the 8th
Date Event
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 
Mar 8
NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 1st victim, Mario Orosco 
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. 
May 8
Cuyahoga County voters approve sin tax to build Cleveland Gateway 
May 8
Reindependence Day of Estonia 
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 
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 
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 
Sep 8
104th US Womens Tennis Open: Gabriela Sabatini beats Steffi Graf (6-2 7-6) 
Sep 8
Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC 
Oct 8
24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins 
Oct 8
Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters 
Oct 8
US doctors Joseph E Murray & E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize 
Nov 8
"6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 perfs 
Nov 8
100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf 
Nov 8
Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers 
Nov 8
Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World 
Nov 8
Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula 
Nov 8
Unconfirmed rumors emerge that Bush might announce an airlift of supplies to US embassy in Kuwait, which could ultimately trigger a military clash 
Dec 8
Galileo Earth-1 Flyby 
Dec 8
Indians agree to a lease new ballpark in Gateway (Jacobs Field) 
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