October 1990 in history

October 1990 events chronologically

Oct 2 Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 is hijacked and lands at Guangzhou, where it crashes into two other airliners on the ground, killing 128
Oct 3 German reunification: The German Democratic Republic ceases to exist and its territory becomes part of the Federal Republic of Germany. East German citizens became part of the European Community, which later became the European Union. Now celebrated as German Unity Day
Oct 5 After one hundred and fifty years The Herald broadsheet newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper
Oct 8 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: In Jerusalem, Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock mosque on the Temple Mount
Oct 13 End of the Lebanese Civil War. Syrian forces launch an attack on the free areas of Lebanon removing General Michel Aoun from the presidential palace
Oct 15 Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation
Oct 24 Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian "stay-behind" clandestine paramilitary NATO army, which was implicated in false flag terrorist attacks implicating communists and anarchists as part of the strategy of tension from the late 1960s to early 1980s

Top 7 most famous people born in October 1990

Oct 2 Samantha Barks a Manx actress and singer who has notably performed both on stage and screen as well as television. She first rose to fame after coming third in the BBC talent show–themed television series I'd Do Anything in 2008. In 2012, she starred alongside Jonathan Bailey in the Disney Channel series Groove High, and made her film debut as Éponine in the film version of the long-running musical Les Misérables. For the film, Barks received nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, and the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble. As well, she won the Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer and shared in the National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Oct 7 Sebastián Coates a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League side Sunderland on loan from Liverpool, and for the Uruguay national team.
Oct 12 Henri Lansbury an English professional footballer who plays for Nottingham Forest. He previously played for Arsenal, whom he had been associated with since the age of eight, and had loan spells with Scunthorpe United, Watford, Norwich City and West Ham United. He achieved back to back promotions from the Football League Championship as he was a member of the Norwich team which finished runners-up in the 2010–11 Championship and the West Ham squad that were promoted via the play offs in the 2011–12 Championship. He has also played international football to England under-21 level
Oct 16 Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir an Icelandic singer who was chosen to represent her nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia, with the song "Is It True?", earning second place.
Oct 21 Ricky Rubio a Spanish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. Rubio became the youngest player ever to play in the Spanish ACB League on October 15, 2005, at age 14. He made his Euroleague debut on October 24, 2006, at age 16, becoming the first player born in the 1990s to play in a Euroleague game. On June 25, 2009, he was drafted with the fifth pick in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Timberwolves, making him the first player born in the 1990s to be drafted by the NBA. The Timberwolves had an agreement in principle with his former Spanish team, DKV Joventut, to buy out his contract, but Rubio backed out of the deal. On August 31, 2009, Joventut traded the rights to Rubio to FC Barcelona, and Rubio signed a six-year contract with FC Barcelona the following day. On May 31, 2011, Rubio reached an agreement with Minnesota to join the Timberwolves for the 2011–12 NBA season
Oct 24 İlkay Gündoğan a German footballer who plays as a central midfielder for the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Germany national football team, having previously played for VfL Bochum and 1. FC Nürnberg. Gündoğan was a central figure in Dortmund's 2011–12 Bundesliga triumph. Usually a playmaking central midfielder, Gündoğan is best known for his passing game and technical qualities
Oct 29 Eric Saade a Swedish pop singer. He spent two years with the boy band What's Up!, leaving the band in February 2009 to pursue a solo career. After winning the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2011 with "Popular" Saade represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany, placing third

Top 7 most famous people died in October 1990

Oct 1 Curtis LeMay a general in the United States Air Force and the vice presidential running mate of American Independent Party presidential candidate George Wallace in 1968.
Oct 1 John Stewart Bell a Northern Irish physicist, and the originator of Bell's theorem, a significant theorem in quantum physics regarding hidden variable theories.
Oct 13 Lê Đức Thọ a Vietnamese revolutionary, general, diplomat, and politician. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1973, but he declined it
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."
Oct 16 Art Blakey an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
Oct 21 Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar an Indian philosopher, author, social revolutionary, poet, composer, and linguist. Sarkar was the founder of Ananda Marga in 1955, a spiritual and social organisation that offers instruction in meditation and yoga. Giani Zail Singh, seventh President of India, has said about Sarkar: "Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar was one of the greatest modern philosophers of India."
Oct 22 Louis Althusser a French Marxist philosopher. He was born in Algeria and studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he eventually became Professor of Philosophy