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1990 Historical Event(s)
- January 24, 1990 – Japan launches Hiten, the country’s first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union’s Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.
- January 27, 1990 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Horse in Chinese astrology.
- February 2, 1990 – Apartheid: F.W. de Klerk allows the African National Congress to function legally and promises to release Nelson Mandela.
- March 2, 1990 – Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
- March 15, 1990 – Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
- April 24, 1990 – STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
- June 12, 1990 – Russia Day – the parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
- August 28, 1990 – The Plainfield Tornado: an F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people.
- 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.
- December 22, 1990 – The Parliament of Croatia adopts the current Constitution of Croatia.
Who Were Born On 1990?
- March 11, 1990 – Reiley McClendon, American actor
- April 16, 1990 – Evangelos Mantzaris, Greek basketball player
- July 1, 1990 – Natsuki Sato, Japanese singer
- September 15, 1990 – Oliver Gill, English footballer
- September 25, 1990 – Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater
- September 28, 1990 – Kirsten Prout, Canadian actress
- October 23, 1990 – Stan Walker, Australian/New Zealand recording artist and actor.
- October 31, 1990 – Lil' JJ, American comedian and actor
- November 3, 1990 – Ellyse Perry, Australian footballer and cricketer
- December 16, 1990 – Julito McCullum, American actor