1990 in history

1990 events chronologically

Jan 1 David Dinkins is sworn in as New York City's first black mayor
Jan 3 Former leader of Panama Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces
Jan 4 In Pakistan's deadliest train accident an overloaded passenger train collides with an empty freight train, resulting in 307 deaths and 700 injuries
Jan 7 The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public for safety reasons
Jan 10 Time Warner is formed by the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications
Jan 13 Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia
Jan 18 Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting

Top 7 most famous people born in 1990

Apr 15 Emma Watson an English actress and model. She rose to prominence portraying Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, appearing alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint in all eight Potter films beginning in 2001. Over ten years' time, the franchise earned Watson worldwide fame, critical accolades, and more than £10 million—"enough money never to have to work again". She kept at it, however; Watson's first work outside Potter included lending her voice to The Tale of Despereaux and appearing in the television adaptation of the novel Ballet Shoes. Since then, she has taken on starring roles in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Bling Ring, made a brief appearance as an "exaggerated" version of herself in This Is the End, and portrayed the title character's adopted daughter in Noah. From 2011 to 2014 she split her time between working on film projects and going to university, studying at Brown University and Oxford University and graduating from Brown with a degree in English literature in May 2014
Jul 11 Caroline Wozniacki a Danish professional tennis player. She is a former World 1 on the WTA Tour, having held this position for 67 weeks. She was the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top ranking position and 20th overall
Aug 12 Mario Balotelli an Italian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Liverpool and the Italian national team. Balotelli is nicknamed Super Mario by fans because of his surprising actions on and off the pitch
Aug 15 Jennifer Lawrence an American actress. Her first major role was as a lead cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. She subsequently appeared in the independent films The Burning Plain and Winter's Bone , for which she received her first Academy Award for Best Actress nomination; at the time, she was the second youngest person to receive a nomination in the category
Sep 5 Kim Yuna a former South Korean figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic champion and 2014 silver medalist in ladies' singles; the 2009, 2013 World champion; the 2009 Four Continents champion; a three-time Grand Prix Final champion; the 2006 World Junior champion; the 2005 Junior Grand Prix Final champion; and a six-time South Korean national champion
Nov 30 Magnus Carlsen a Norwegian chess grandmaster, 1 ranked player in the world and reigning World Chess Champion in classical, rapid and blitz. His peak rating is 2882, the highest in history
Dec 28 David Archuleta an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances. When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2. In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol. In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes

Top 7 most famous people died in 1990

Apr 15 Greta Garbo a Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods. Garbo was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actress and received an honorary one in 1954 for her "luminous and unforgettable screen performances." She also won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for both Anna Karenina and Camille. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on their list of greatest female stars of all time, after Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, and Ingrid Bergman
Aug 18 B. F. Skinner an American psychologist, behaviorist, author, inventor, and social philosopher. He was the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University from 1958 until his retirement in 1974
Aug 27 Stevie Ray Vaughan an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of blues music, and one of the most important figures in the revival of blues in the 1980s. Allmusic describes him as "a rocking powerhouse of a guitarist who gave blues a burst of momentum in the '80s, with influence still felt long after his tragic death."
Sep 30 Patrick White widely regarded as one of the most important English-language novelists of the 20th century. From 1935 until his death, he published 12 novels, three short-story collections and eight plays
Oct 14 Leonard Bernstein an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history."
Nov 23 Roald Dahl a British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot, and screenwriter.
Dec 2 Aaron Copland an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music. Instrumental in forging a distinctly American style of composition, in his later years he was often referred to as "the Dean of American Composers" and is best known to the public for the works he wrote in the 1930s and 1940s in a deliberately accessible style often referred to as Populist and which the composer labeled his "vernacular" style. Works in this vein include the ballets Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid and Rodeo, his Fanfare for the Common Man and Third Symphony. The open, slowly changing harmonies of many of his works are archetypical of what many people consider to be the sound of American music, evoking the vast American landscape and pioneer spirit. In addition to his ballets and orchestral works, he produced music in many other genres including chamber music, vocal works, opera and film scores