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1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. It was also the first 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]

Patricio Aylwin becomes President of Chile on March 11

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
Soulja Boy, born on July 28, 1990
Kim Yu-Na, born on September 5, 1990
Mao Asada, born on September 25, 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]