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1990

1990 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXC) was the 90th year of the 20th century. 1990 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Monday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1990.
News Events of 1990

Time Warner is formed from the merger of Time, Inc. and Warner Communications, Inc.

Nelson Mandela released from prison in South Africa.

Nelson Mandela


Namibia becomes independent from South Africa.

Iraq invades Kuwait.

Hubble space telescope launched.

Hubble Telescope


Microsoft introduces Windows 3.0.

Anti Poll Tax protests in London, turn into a riot.

British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher resigns.

Margaret Thatcher


Tim Berners-Lee invents "The Worldwide Web".

World Wide Web


Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it emerges that they did not sing at all on their album.

Jack Kevorkian participates in his first assisted suicide.

Jack Kevorkian


Mary Robinson elected first female President of Ireland.

Mary Robinson


JohnBenét Ramsey murdered (an unsolved case to this day).

The World Health Organization (WHO) removes homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.

Anti Poll Tax protests in London, turn into a riot in Trafalgar Square.

National Cathedral completed in Washington DC.



Sports in 1990
  • American Football:

    1990 Super Bowl (Super Bowl XXIV):

    • Winning Team: San Francisco 49ers

    • Losing Team: Denver Broncos

  • Baseball:

    1990 World Series

    • Winning Team: Cincinnati Reds

    • Losing Team: Oakland Athletics

  • Soccer:

    1990 FIFA World Cup:

    • Host Nation for World Cup Finals: for World Cup Finals: Italy

    • Winners: West Germany

    • Runners-Up: Argentina

    • First two players sent-off in a World Cup final (both Argentine)

    • England were knocked out in the semi-finals by West Germany after a penalty shoot-out. Paul Gascoigne ("Gazza") cries after getting a yellow card and realizing he will miss the final (should England qualify).

    1990 European Cup:

    • Winners: Milan

    • Runners-Up: Benfica








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