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25 Years Ago This Month...

May 1990

Events

  • Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting
  • "Portrait of Doctor Gachet" by Vincent Van Gogh sold for $82.5 million
  • East and West Germany sign a monetary union treaty
  • Hubble Space Telescope sends 1st photograph's from space
  • Final episode of "Newhart" airs
  • Microsoft releases Windows 3.0
  • Cost of rescuing savings & loan failures is put at up to $130 billion
  • NY Yankees hit 6 home runs to beat Minnesota Twins 12-0
  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Eugenia Charles' Dominican Freedom Party wins election in Dominica
  • Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic
  • Dow Jones average hits a record 2,870.49
  • Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC as Seinfeld Chronicles
  • South Africa & African National Congress open talks to end apartheid
  • NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt
  • North & South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen
  • World Health Organisation takes Homosexuality out of its list of mental illnesses
  • Jim Henson, puppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), dies at 53

Top #5 songs in the USA

1. MC Hammer- U Can't Touch This
2. Bell Biv DeVoe - Poison
3. Heart - All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You
4. Madonna - Vogue
5.Wilson Phillips - Hold On