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25 Years Ago This Month...

December 1990


  • 56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (QB)
  • Home Alone made $84,168,098 on the weekend of December 7 -9
  • British & French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel)
  • Hissène Habré of Chad flees to Cameroon
  • Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks
  • Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia hold their 1st joint session
  • NY Knicks Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte 113-96
  • 55th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 16-7 in Birmingham
  • First parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany
  • First time 12 people were in space at the same time
  • 79th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in St Petersburg (3-2)
  • Iraq begins a military draft of 17 year olds
  • Saddam announces release of all foreign hostages
  • In UK Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice was in the top 5 hits
  • On Dec. 3, an earthquake was supposed to level the small town of New Madrid, Missouri and become one of the biggest natural disasters the country had ever experienced
  • 15 Killed and Over 50 Hurt in Fog As 75 Vehicles Crash in Tennessee
  • Christmas Day, the Internet got its First Test Run
  • Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in NYC
  • Lech Walesa wins presidental election in Poland
  • South African President De Klerk meets with Nelson Mandela to talk of end of apartheid
  • National League announces Buffalo, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa-St Petersburg, & Washington DC as 6 finalist for 1993 expansion (Miami & Denver win)
  • Saddam Hussein says Israel will be Iraq's 1st target
  • "The Godfather Part III" directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Andy Garcia premieres
  • Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship
  • Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting

Top #5 songs in the USA

1.Damn Yankees - High Enough
2. Stevie B - Because I Love You (The Postman Song)
3. D.N.A. Featuring Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
4. Wilson Phillips - Impulsive
5. Bette Midler - From A Distance