1990 in History – What happened in year 1990

In history, year 1990 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1990.

Know what happened in 1990:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 AugustIraq invaded Kuwait, overrunning the Kuwaiti military withintwo days, and eventually sparking the outbreak of the Gulf War sevenmonths later.
03 January United States invasion of Panama-General Manuel Noriega, the deposed 'strongman of Panama', surrendered to American forces.
03 OctoberEast and West Germany officially joined to form the first fullysovereign united German state since the end of World War II.
10 AugustNASA's Magellan space probe reached Venus, fifteen months afterits launch.
11 FebruaryAnti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, was released from Victor Verster Prison near Paarl, South Africa.
12 AprilJim Gary became the only living sculptor to present a solo show at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., featuring his trademark dinosaur sculptures made of automobile parts.
12 AugustAmerican paleontologist Sue Hendrickson found the most completeskeleton of a Tyrannosaurus ever discovered near Faith, South Dakota,US.
13 November A man began shooting people indiscriminately in Aramoana, NewZealand, killing thirteen people in the country's deadliest criminalshooting.
18 January In a sting operation conducted by the FBI, Mayor of Washington, D.C., Marion Barry was arrested for possession of crack cocaine.
19 March Ethnic clashes between Romanians and Hungarians took place in Târgu Mures, Romania, leaving several dead and hundreds injured.
20 January The Soviet Red Army violently cracked down on Azeri pro-independence demonstrations in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR.
23 DecemberAbout eighty-eight percent of the population in Slovenia votedto secede from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
28 NovemberAfter being elected as leader of the British Conservative Partyone day earlier, John Major officially succeeded Margaret Thatcher asPrime Minister of the United Kingdom.
04 MayThe Supreme Soviet of the Latvian SSR declared the restorationof independence of Latvia, stating that the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pactand the Soviet occupation of Latvia in 1940 were illegal.
22 MayThe Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic ofYemen merged to become the Republic of Yemen.
25 AprilVioleta Chamorro took office as the President of Nicaragua, thefirst woman elected in her own right as a head of state in the Americas.
01 DecemberChannel Tunnel workers from the United Kingdom and France met 40 metres (131 ft) beneath the English Channel seabed.
02 NovemberSky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting merged to form BSkyB, the largest pay-TV broadcaster in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
02 SeptemberTransnistria unilaterally declared its independence from whatwas then the Moldavian SSR of the Soviet Union, but it remains only apartially recognised state.
04 AprilThe current flag of Hong Kong was adopted for post-colonial useduring the Third Session of the Seventh National People's Congress.
09 SeptemberSri Lankan Civil War-The Sri Lankan Army massacred at least 184 Tamil refugees in the Batticaloa District.
10 AugustNASA's Magellan space probe reached Venus on a mission to mapits surface, fifteen months after its launch.
11 February Anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, a political prisonerfor 27 years, was released from Victor Verster Prison near Paarl, SouthAfrica.
15 MayVincent van Gogh's Portrait of Dr. Gachet was sold at auctionin Christie's New York office for a total of US$82.5 million, at thetime the world's most expensive painting.
16 SeptemberConstruction of the Northern Xinjiang Railway was completed between Ürümqi and Alashankou, linking the railway lines of China and Kazakhstan, and adding a sizable portion to the Eurasian Land Bridge.
24 AprilThe Hubble Space Telescope was launched aboard the SpaceShuttle Discovery in mission STS-31.
26 JulyU.S. President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americanswith Disabilities Act, a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits,under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability.
23 DecemberAbout 88% of the population in Slovenia voted to secede fromthe Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
02 NovemberSky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting merged to form BSkyB, the largest pay-TV broadcaster in the United Kingdom andIreland.
05 NovemberUltra-Zionist rabbi Meir Kahane was assassinated in a New YorkCity hotel by an Arab gunman.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1990:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilJulia Fischer / Discus Thrower / Germany
03 OctoberJohan Le Bon / Cyclist / France
04 AugustHikmet Balioğlu / Footballer / Turkey
06 JuneRaisa Andriana / Actress / Indonesia
07 SeptemberFedor Klimov / Figure Skater / Russia
07 NovemberMatt Corby / Writer / Australia
08 SeptemberMatt Barkley / Footballer / United States of America
10 January Cody Walker / Rugby Player / Australia
10 MayJosh Dugan / Rugby Player / Australia
11 AugustLenka Juríková / Tennis Player / Slovakia
12 AugustMario Balotelli / Footballer / Italy
12 March Lawrence Clarke / Hurdler / United Kingdom
17 MayCharlie Gubb / Rugby Player / New Zealand
18 February Cody Hodgson / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
19 SeptemberEvgeny Novikov / Racing Car Driver / Russia
21 March Mandy Capristo / Singer / Germany
22 January Dean Whare / Rugby Player / New Zealand
25 AprilJean-Éric Vergne / Racing Car Driver / France
25 February Marianna Zachariadi / Pole Vaulter / Greece
28 March Joe Bennett / Footballer / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1990:

YearName / Profession / Country
05 February Bhuvneshwar Kumar / Cricketer / India
01 MarchCrystal D"Souza / Actress / India
17 March Saina Nehwal / Badminton Player / India
28 JuneJasmin Bhasin / Actress / India
14 FebruaryDiksha Seth / Actress / India
02 MarchTiger Shroff / Actor / India
22 AugustDevoleena Bhattacharjee / Actress / India
17 SeptemberNiya Sharma / Actress / India
17 MarchSaina Nehwal / Player / India
01 MayHarshika Poonacha / Actress / India
17 MarchSaina Nehwal / Badminton Player / India
27 JulyKriti Sanon / Actress / India
29 JulyElli Avrram / Actress / India

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