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25 Years Ago This Month...

February 1990

Events

  • Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison, near Cape Town, South Africa, after 27 years behind bars
  • Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitatio
  • NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-21
  • "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
  • South African President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be freed on Feb 11th
  • Perrier recalls 160 million bottles of sparkling water after traces of benzene, a carcinogen, are found in some
  • Baseball owners lock out players
  • USSR agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czech by July, 1991
  • No one elected to Hall of Fame for 2nd time in 3 year
  • US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit
  • US, France, and England give consent to German reunification
  • Larry Bird (Boston Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games.
  • Notre Dame becomes 1st team to sell its game to a major network (NBC)
  • Steve Briers of Wales recited the entire lyrics of Queen's album "A Night At The Opera" in 9 minutes & 58.44 seconds backwards!
  • USSR Communist party agrees to allow opposition political parties
  • The Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections.
  • Popular movies: Hard To Kill, Tremors & Revenge

Top #5 songs in the USA

1. Janet Jackson - Escapade YouTube
2. Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract
3. Seduction - Two To Make It Right
4. Roxette - Dangerous
5. The B-52's - Roam