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Headlines From 1990 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1990 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1990 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1990 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1990 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1990 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1990 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1990 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1990 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1990 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1990 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
7th January 1990The Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public due to safety concerns.
2nd February 1990Apartheid: President F.W. de Klerk allows the African National Congress to legally function again in South Africa. He also promises to free Nelson Mandela.
11th February 1990James "Buster" Douglas knocks out Mike Tyson to win the World Heavyweight Boxing title.
11th February 1990Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison, near Cape Town, after twenty-seven years in jail.
9th March 1990Police seal off Brixton in South London following protests against poll tax.
15th March 1990Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first executive president of the Soviet Union.
21st March 1990After seventy-five years of South African rule, Namibia becomes independent.
1st April 1990The longest prison riot in Britain's history begins at Strangeways Prison in Manchester. It lasts for over three weeks.
2nd May 1990In London, a man brandishing a knife robs courier Nicholas Lane of bearer bonds worth £292 million.
1st June 1990U.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.
8th July 1990West Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 to win the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
2nd August 1990Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.
24th August 1990Northern Ireland writer Brian Keenan is released from Lebanon after being held hostage for almost five years.
3rd October 1990East Germany and West Germany reunify into a single Germany.
15th October 1990Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and reform his nation.
28th November 1990Margaret Thatcher resigns as Prime Minister; John Major succeeds her as Party Leader and is appointed Prime Minister by the Queen.
1st December 1990Channel Tunnel workers from the United Kingdom and France meet forty metres beneath the English Channel seabed, establishing the first ground connection between the United Kingdom and mainland Europe since the last Ice Age.
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A Newspaper From 1990

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).