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1990 Historical Event(s)
- January 3, 1990 – Former leader of Panama Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces.
- January 22, 1990 – Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet Computer worm.
- January 27, 1990 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Horse in Chinese astrology.
- March 1, 1990 – Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
- 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.
- April 24, 1990 – STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
- September 9, 1990 – 1990 Batticaloa massacre, massacre of 184 minority Tamil civilians by Sri Lankan Army in the eastern Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka.
- October 13, 1990 – End of the Lebanese Civil War. Syrian forces launch an attack on the free areas of Lebanon removing General Michel Aoun from the presidential palace.
- October 24, 1990 – Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian “stay-behind” clandestine paramilitary NATO army, which was implicated in false flag terrorist attacks implicating communists and anarchists as part of the strategy of tension from the late 1960s to early 1980s.
- November 29, 1990 – Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council passes two resolutions to restore international peace and security if Iraq did not withdraw its forces from Kuwait and free all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.
Who Were Born On 1990?
- January 4, 1990 – Toni Kroos, German footballer
- January 23, 1990 – Martyn Waghorn, English footballer
- January 24, 1990 – Mao Abe, Japanese singer-songwriter
- February 8, 1990 – Bethany Hamilton, American surfer and shark attack survivor
- March 23, 1990 – Princess Eugenie of York
- May 30, 1990 – Dean Collins, American actor
- July 13, 1990 – Matt Weinberg, American actor
- July 25, 1990 – Andi Eigenmann, Filipina actress
- July 30, 1990 – Coco Sumner, Italy-born English singer-songwriter and guitarist, daughter of Sting
- September 18, 1990 – Lewis Holtby, German footballer