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25 Years Ago This Month...

August 1990

Events

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 149 performances.
  • Indians' Alex Cole sets club record with 5 stolen bases in one game.
  • Iraq pulls out of talks with Kuwait.
  • Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-10 launches.
  • Stanton Cook becomes CEO of Chicago Cubs.
  • Iraq invades & occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia. Saddam Hussein proclaims Kuwait as a province of Iraq.
  • Yankees rookie Kevin Maas hits his 10th home run in just 77 at bats.
  • US President George H. W. Bush orders troops to Saudi Arabia.
  • "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 11 performances.
  • UK Heat record of 98.8°F (37.1°C) registered in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
  • Industrialized countries agree to stop dumping waste into the oceans of the world.
  • The Saturn range of cars are launched by GM.
  • The most complete skeleton of a T-Rex is found in South Dakota ( Sue ).
  • Earthquake in Iran kills 50,000.
  • Americas Favorite animated family "The Simpsons " is aired on Fox for the first time.
  • President George Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign a historic agreement to end production of chemical weapons.
  • An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter Scale kills over 1600 in the Philippines.

Top #5 songs in the USA

1. Sweet Sensation - If Wishes Came True
2. Poison - Unskinny Bop
3. Mariah Carey - Vision of Love
4. Bell Biv DeVoe - Do Me!
5. Janet Jackson - Come Back to Me