What Important Events Happened in 1990?

Some of the important events that occurred in 1990 include: President Bush (Senior) awarding Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal, Namibia becoming independent of South Africa, 6000 Greyhound drivers went on strike, Gorbachev became President of the Soviet Union and there were riots in London due to the introduction of the poll tax. On a lighter note, football team Los Angeles Raiders announced they were returning to Oakland, Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan for married (now divorced) and Law & Order premiered on NBC. For a more complete list of important events in 1990, see: