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Millennium: 2nd millennium
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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. It was also the first year of the 1990s decade.



Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, closed on January 7
  • January 2All My Children airs its 20th anniversary special. The characters Joe and Ruth Martin sit down with Erica Kane, her mother Mona, and Phoebe Wallingford as they go through scrapbook pictures which segue into memorable clips from the show's past twenty years.
  • January 7 – The Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed due to safety concerns.
  • January 15 – Thousands of people storm the Stasi headquarters in Berlin, to view government records.
  • January 20 – Soviet troops occupy Baku, Azerbaijan, under the state of emergency decree issued by Mikhail Gorbachev, and kill over 130 and wound over 700 protestors for national independence.
  • January 21MTV's Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze.
  • January 25 – The Burns' Night storm kills 97 people in Northwestern Europe.
  • January 31Moscow's first McDonald's restaurant opens.



Patricio Aylwin becomes President of Chile on March 11





Washington National Cathedral Twilight
Washington National Cathedral, completed on September 29
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1990-1003-400, Berlin, deutsche Vereinigung, vor dem Reichstag
Germany is reunited on October 3
Thatcher reviews troops
Margaret Thatcher leaves office on November 28






Other Events

  • 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.


Kristen Stewart Crillon Hotel
Kristen Stewart, born on April 9, 1990
Soulja Boy, born on July 28, 1990
Kim 2009 TEB SP
Kim Yu-Na, born on September 5, 1990
Mao Asada 2009 World Championships
Mao Asada, born on September 25, 1990


January – March

Roman Vishniac 1897-1990

April – June

Greta Garbo02 crop
Greta Garbo 1905-1990

July – September

Kreisky-Koechler-Vienna-1980 Crop
Bruno Kreisky 1911-1990

October – December

Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl 1916-1990

Nobel Prizes

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

New books

Movies released

Hit songs

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