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Events in 1990

2 January: Belcampo, Dutch poet, dies in Groningen at age 87.
14 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.
15 January: Martin Luther King Day is celebrated in the United States the third Monday each year since 1986.
27 January: This Chinese New Year the Snake makes room for the Year of the Horse.
11 February: Hours after his release from 27 years in prison by recently elected South African president De Klerk, Nelson Mandela delivers his first speech from the balcony of Cape Town City Hall.
9 March: After months of protests and two days of massive hunger strikes, the communist government of Mongolia resigns in a bloodless democratic revolution.
15 March: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1410 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
20 March: Namibia becomes an sovereign nation as South Africa agrees to an independence plan.
30 March: Over 12000 people in Brussels, police officers, radar operators and air force pilots see triangular flying objects in the “Belgian UFO wave”.
9 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
14 April: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
15 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.
24 April: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Discovery space shuttle.
18 May: A French high speed train sets the rail speed world record at 515.3 km/h.
3 June: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
21 June: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
1 July: West Germany and East Germany merge their currencies as a first step towards reunion.
10 September: Pope John Paul II consecrates the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, the administrative capital of Côte d' Ivoire, surpassing St. Peter's Basilica in Rome as the largest church in the world.
29 September: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
3 October: The German Democratic Republic joins the Federal Republic of Germany as the German reunification process is formally concluded.
1 December: French and British engineers building the Channel Tunnel shake hands when they meet each other 40 metres beneath the seafloor.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
25 December: CERN scientists Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau create the first connection between an Hypertext Transfer Protocol client and server, i.e. the World Wide Web.

People in 1990

Time Person of the Year
George Bush, Time Man of the Year.
Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Marlene Dietrich, Bob Hope, Edwin McMillan, Albert Broccoli, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Kees Stip, Frank Sinatra, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Stanley Kubrick, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Freddie Mercury, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1990

The year 1990 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1894, 1900, 1906, 1917, 1923, 1934, 1945, 1951, 1962, 1973 and 1979 in the century before it and 2001, 2007, 2018, 2029, 2035, 2046, 2057, 2063, 2074 and 2085 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1990 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 May 2017.
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