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25 Years Ago This Month...

June 1990


  • Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame!
  • Adam Sandler joins "Saturday Night Live"
  • East & West Germany merge their economies
  • Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974
  • Dr Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die
  • "It's Garry Shandling's Show" last airs on Fox-TV
  • UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador
  • Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list
  • Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty & Madonna premieres
  • Police find marijuana at Chuck Berry's home
  • LA Dodger Ramon Martinez strikes out 18 Atlanta Braves.
  • Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy.
  • South African troops plunder Nelson Mandela's home.
  • 122°F in Phoenix Arizona
  • NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game win streak
  • Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97
  • The Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak spawns 88 confirmed tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 12; 37 tornadoes occur in Indiana, eclipsing the previous record of 21 during the Super Outbreak of April 1974.
  • Nickelodeon Studios opens
  • Universal Studios Orlando opens
  • The 1990 FIFA World Cup begins in Italy. This was the first broadcast of digital HDTV in history; Europe would not begin HDTV broadcasting en masse until 2004.
  • Cold War: The Congress of People's Deputies of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
  • Cold War: The destruction of the Berlin Wall by East Germany officially starts, 7 months after it was opened the previous November.
  • Cold War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production and begin destroying their respective stocks.
  • Supreme Court rules police check for drunk drivers constitutional
  • 40,000-50,000 die in a (7.6) earthquake in Iran
  • At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball cap & proclaims "I am a Yankee!"
  • Florida passes a law prohibits wearing a thong bathing suit
  • TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of year

Top #5 songs in the USA

1. Madonna - Vogue
2. New Kids On The Block - Step By Step
3. Roxette - It Must Have Been Love
4. Wilson Phillips - Hold On
5. Heart - All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You