1990

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1960s  1970s  1980s  – 1990s –  2000s  2010s  2020s
Years: 1987 1988 198919901991 1992 1993

1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1990th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 990th year of the 2nd millennium, the 90th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1990s decade.

Events[change | change source]

January[change | change source]

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, closed on January 7

February[change | change source]

March[change | change source]

April[change | change source]

May[change | change source]

June[change | change source]

July[change | change source]

Washington National Cathedral, completed on September 29
Germany is reunited on October 3
Margaret Thatcher leaves office on November 28

August[change | change source]

September[change | change source]

October[change | change source]

November[change | change source]

December[change | change source]

Other Events[change | change source]

  • Chris Farley and Adam Sandler join Saturday Night Live.
  • The poorly received Cop Rock preimieres on television, TV's first (and last) musical police drama.
  • Legislation is signed into United States law requiring close captioning decoders in all large color TVs manufactured after July 1, 1993.

Births[change | change source]

Kristen Stewart, born on April 9, 1990
Emma Watson, born on 15 April 1990
Soulja Boy, born on July 28, 1990
Kim Yu-Na, born on September 5, 1990
Mao Asada, born on September 25, 1990
Amarna Miller, born on 29 October 1990
J.I.D, born on 31 October 1990

Deaths[change | change source]

January – March[change | change source]

Roman Vishniac 1897-1990

April – June[change | change source]

Greta Garbo 1905-1990

July – September[change | change source]

Bruno Kreisky 1911-1990

October – December[change | change source]

Roald Dahl 1916-1990

Nobel Prizes[change | change source]

Mikhail Gorbachev (pictured with Ronald Reagan) won the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize.

New books[change | change source]

Movies released[change | change source]

Hit songs[change | change source]