1990 in the United States

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Events from the year 1990 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

February 14: Pale Blue Dot

March[edit]

April[edit]

April 24: Hubble Space Telescope in orbit

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

September 28: Washington National Cathedral completed

October[edit]

  • October 2 – The Senate confirms David Souter to the Supreme Court; he takes his seat on October 9.
  • October 3 – In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a jury convicts a record store owner of obscenity for selling an album by 2 Live Crew. On October 20, a second jury finds 2 Live Crew not guilty of obscenity on charges stemming from a June 1990 performance.
  • October 5 – In Cincinnati, a jury finds an art museum and its art director innocent of breaking obscenity laws for displaying sexually explicit photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe.
  • October 6 – STS-41: The Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off and launches the Ulysses on a mission to study the sun.
  • October 6–8 – The federal government temporarily halts all non-essential services after Congress fails to enact a new budget and President Bush vetoes a stop-gap spending measure.
  • October 9 – Leonard Bernstein announces his retirement from conducting after 47 years. He dies five days later.[2]
  • October 20 – The Cincinnati Reds win the 1990 World Series.
  • October 22
    • President Bush vetoes a civil rights bill that would have strengthened federal protection against job discrimination, arguing that it would lead to race and gender based quotas.
    • In Orange County, California, a judge denies a surrogate mother's request for parental rights to a child she bore for another couple.
  • October 24 – United States Secretary of Labor Elizabeth Dole announces her resignation.
  • October 25 – Evander Holyfield defeats James "Buster" Douglas to become the heavyweight boxing champion.
  • October 27 – Congress passes the Clean Air Act of 1990.

November[edit]

December[edit]

December 11: John Gotti arrested

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

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July[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 6 – JonBenét Ramsey, beauty queen and murder victim (d. 1996)
  • August 15 – Jennifer Lawrence, actress
  • August 24 – Jeffrey Vinokur, chemist and dancer

September[edit]

October[edit]

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Deaths[edit]

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May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 17

September[edit]

  • September 4 – Irene Dunne, actress (b. 1898)
  • September 22 – John A. Danaher, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1939 till 1945. (b. 1899)

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Undated[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John T. Woolley; Gerhard Peters (June 26, 1990). "Statement on the Federal Budget Negotiations". The American Presidency Project. 
  2. ^ "Leonard Bernstein, 72, Music's Monarch, Dies". The New York Times. 15 October 1990. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 

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