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25 Years Ago This Month...

January 1990


  • Douglas Wider was sworn in as 66th Governor of VA
  • DOW Jones broke the 2000 mark at 2,810.5
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa was closed to the public due to leaning too much
  • Gas was at an average of about $1 /gallon
  • Former leader of Panama Manuel Noriega surrendered to American forces
  • 64th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit
  • Boston Celtics lose 87-78 to NJ Nets
  • Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • US Supreme Court strikes down Dallas' ordinance imposing strict zoning on sexually oriented businesses
  • China lifts martial law (imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre)
  • NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
  • Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
  • The first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow, USSR
  • John McEnroe becomes 1st ever player to be expelled from the Australian Open
  • Jean M. Auel’s – The Plains of Passage was released (sequel to Clan of the Cave Bears) – Best selling book
  • Popular Movies: Tango & Cash, Born on the Fourth of July, Always, Glory, The Wizard
  • The Simpsons debuted on TV

Top #5 songs in the USA

1. Michael Bolton - How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
2. Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam
3. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation
4. Jody Watley - Everything
5. Lou Gramm - Just Between You And Me