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1990 Historical Event(s)
- January 27, 1990 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Horse in Chinese astrology.
- March 2, 1990 – Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
- March 18, 1990 – In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
- March 21, 1990 – Namibia becomes independent after 75 years of South African rule.
- April 7, 1990 – Iran Contra Affair: John Poindexter is found guilty of five charges for his part in the scandal (the conviction is later reversed on appeal).
- May 17, 1990 – The General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.
- May 22, 1990 – North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.
- December 1, 1990 – Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 metres beneath the seabed.
- December 22, 1990 – Final independence of Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia after termination of trusteeship.
- December 23, 1990 – History of Slovenia: In a referendum, 88.5% of Slovenia’s overall electorate vote for independence from Yugoslavia.
Who Were Born On 1990?
- January 31, 1990 – Kota Yabu, Japanese actor and singer
- March 4, 1990 – Paddy Madden, Irish footballer
- March 7, 1990 – Abigail and Brittany Hensel, American conjoined twins
- May 2, 1990 – Kay Panabaker, American actress
- August 2, 1990 – Skylar Diggins, American basketball player
- August 26, 1990 – Lil' Chris, English singer-songwriter and TV personality
- August 28, 1990 – Bojan Krkic, Spanish footballer
- August 29, 1990 – Nicole Anderson, American actress
- September 7, 1990 – Alex Harvey, Canadian cross country skier
- October 27, 1990 – Dimitrios Gkourtsas, Greek footballer