Years 1990 to 1999

1990 1991 Mayor – Councillor Mrs Beatrice S Lythgoe. SRN.
08/02/1990 American pop singer Del Shannon shot himself.
15/03/1990 Mikhail Gorbachev was elected executive president of the USSR.
25/04/1990 Deployment of the Hubble space telescope commenced
17/05/1990 The General Assembly of the World Health Organisation (WHO) eliminated homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.
07/06/1990 Universal Studios Florida opens in Orlando, FL.
13/06/1990 Official demolition of the Berlin Wall began.
20/06/1990 Asteroid Eureka is discovered.
02/08/1990 Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.
27/08/1990 The BBC launched ‘Radio Five Live’.
01/09/1900 The Prince of Wales was recovering after surgeons operated for a second time on his right arm, broken when he fell from his polo pony.
22/09/1991 Bryan Adams made pop history when his chart topping record Everything I Do, I Do For You, stayed at Number one for a twelfth week.
28/09/1990 Margaret Thatcher tendered her resignation to The Queen
03/10/1990 East and West Germany re-united and became one country.
14/10/1990 Five days after announcing his retirement through ill health conductor Leonard Bernstein died.
07/11/1960 Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.
01/12/1990 The two halves of the Channel Tunnel were joined under the sea.
01/12/1990 The last wall of rock separating two halves of the Channel were removed.
02/12/1990 West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl won the first all-German election since 1933.
22/12/1990 Lech Walesa was sworn in as President of Poland.
09/02/1991 Voters in Lithuania voted for Independence.
28/02/1991 The First Gulf War ends
23/03/1991 In a speech to Conservatives at Southport, John Major outlined plans for his Citizens Charter.
23/04/1991 Gerald Ratner claimed his jewellery chain Ratner’s, sold”total crap” during a speech to the Institute of Directors at the Royal albert Hall, London.
19/08/1991 Soviet hardliners topple President Gorbachev in a dramatic coup.
28/09/1991 Miles Davis, the legendary jazz trumpeter, died aged 65. He invented a new sound which became known as ,cool’ jazz.
06/10/1991 In California, Elizabeth Taylor married for the eighth time – her husband was Larry Fortensky, a builder.
15/10/1991 Singer Cher was named the world worst dressed woman of the last three decades by American fashion critic Richard Blackwell
18/11/1991 Church envoy, Terry Waite, was freed by Islamic extremists after almost five years.
24/11/1991 Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the rock group Queen, died aged 45.
1991 1992 Mayor – Councillor Arthur F Harvison.
JANUARY 1992 Opening of Ann Charlton Lodge Nursing Care Home. First visitors attended. Later opened officially by Paul Daniels.
19/03/1992 Buckingham Palace confirmed the Dutchess of York was seeking a divorce from Prince Andrew.
26/03/1992 Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson jailed after being found guilty of rape and other offences.
27/04/1992 Betty Boothroyd became the first woman Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700 years history.
1992/1993 Mayor – Councillor Mrs Brenda Forster. J.P.
23/11/1992 The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, is introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
02/02/1992 ‘Ulysses’, by James Joyce, is published.
24/09/1992 Conservative Heritage Minister Dvai8d Mellor resigned after details of the married MP’s affair with actress Antonia de Sanca came to light.
23/12/1992 The Queens’s Christmas speech leaked and published by a national newspaper.
09/04/1992 Conservative leader John Major won the general election and became the UK’s new prime minister
1992 January 1992, Ann Charlton Lodge opened Britain’s first residential home in Redcar caring for people diagnosed with multiple mclerosis. She herself was diagnosed with M.S.
1993 1994 Mayor – Councillor Vince Teesdale.
11/01/1993 Richard Branson won a legal victory after British Airways apologised for a “dirty tricks campaign” against Virgin Atlantic Airways.
20/01/1993 William Jefferson Clinton was sworn in as the 42nd president of the United States.
26/01/1993 Vaclav Havel became the first president of the new Czech Republic.
28/02/1993 Danish owned 97,000 ton oil tanker Freja Svea ran aground on Redcar Rocks. Large crowds gathered on sea front. Later re-floated.
29/04/1993 Buckingham Palace was opened to the public for the first time.
10/06/1993 Comedian Les Dawson passed away at the age of 62.
11/06/1993 Jurassic Park movie opened in cinemas in America, and set a box office weekend record with ticket sales $502m.
19/06/1993 Death of William Golding, author of “Lord of the Flies.”
15/08/1993 Damon Hill won his first Formula One Grand Prix in Hungary
01/11/1993 The Maastricht Treaty took effect – the precursor to the European Union.
28/11/1993 Carry On comedy star Kenneth Connor died aged 78. Starred in 17 of the movies.
1993 The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo’s Shibaura and the Island of Odaiba, is completed.
22/04/1994 American President Richard Nixon died at the age of 81. He was the only U.S. President to resign the office after being implicated in the Watergate scandal.
10/05/1994 Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as the first black president of South Africa.
00/06/1994 Penguin Bollards installed along sea front.
17/06/1994 OJ Simpson led Los Angles police on a 50 mile car chase (when his car driven by friend Al Cowlings) when he did not turn himself in on murder charges.
10/09/1994 The debut album by Oasis, Definitely, Maybe, entered the UK chart at No.1 and went on to sell 15 million copies worldwide.
30/09/1994 A meeting between Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds and Boris Yelsin was cancelled when the Russian President slept in.
09/11/1994 The chemical darmstadtium is discovered.
19/11/1994 Camelot held the UK’s first lottery draw with as estimated jackpot of £7m
21/11/1994 Retired from public life the racehorse ‘Red Rum’ three times Grand National winner 1973, 1974, 1977. Died and buried near the winning post Aintree Racecourse.
1994 1995 Mayor – Councillor Sam Tombe.
1995 1996 Mayor – Councillor Peter Todd. (Chairman)
02/03/1995 Financial dealer Nick Leeson, whose multi-million-pound dealings on the high risk derivatives market in Singapore bankrupted Barings Bank, was arrested at Frankfurt airport after a week-long manhunt.
1995 Coatham House, Redcar successfully housed 34 young people, compared with 18 the year before 1995.
1995 The Coca-Cola Christmas truck first appeared on the TV screens, and is now a regular feature of the festive season. Appears in more than 100 countries.
1995 Tees Barrage costing £50 million completed on River Tees. On completion it will now hold back water from upstream for 10 miles.
1995 Teesside Steel held its annual gala at Kirkleatham Showground with thousands of people attending
14/05/1995 Blackburn Rovers won the FA Carling Premiership for the first time since 1914. Kenny Dalglish also named a manager of the year.
23/07/1995 The Hale-Bopp comet was discovered by two astronomers Tom Bopp and Harold Hale. Officially named as C/1995 01.
15/09/1995 Tony Jacklin’s European team won the Ryder Golf Cup from the US who had long dominated the competition.
07/12/1995 The ‘Galileo’ spacecraft arrived at Jupiter, having travelled for more than six years.
20/12/1995 NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia.
03/07/1996 Stone of Scone is returned to Scotland.
13/10/1996 British Formula One driver Damon Hill won his first and only World Championship after winning the Japanese Grand Prix.
26/11/1996 Entertainer Michael Bentine died from prostate cancer at the age of 74. The British entertainer was one of the four original Goons Show members.
22/10/1995 British novelist Sir Kingsley Amis died at the age of 73. Winner of the Booker Prize 1966 for The Old Devils, and knighted in 1990.
1996 1997 Mayor – Councillor Mrs Frances E.W. Christie. (Chairman)
16/03/1997 An investigation got under way following crude and diesel oil travelling along a culvert served by dozens of drains around Redcar. The E.A took measures to stop the oil spreading using a boom on Locke Park lake, The oil had got onto the ducks, swans and geese in the park, but was not thought to pose any serious risk to fish.
13/04/1997 Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.
11/05/1997 World chess champion Gary Kasparov was defeated by IBM supercomputer Deep Blue.
23/06/1997 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, by J. K. Rowling, published in the UK.
25/06/1997 New York Charity auction of Princess Diana’s gowns raised more than £1.4m.
01/07/1997 Hong Kong handed back to China, ending over 150 years of British Control
02/07/1997 James Stewart. film star, died at the age of 89.
31/08/1997 Diana Princess of Wales, was killed in a car crash, in a car crash in central Paris, along with Dodi Fayed.
18/12/1997 HTML 4.0 published by the World Wide Web Consortium.
1996 Cleveland County abolished. Former Boroughs have independent status0q
1996 Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council formed.
1997 1998 Mayor – Mrs Kath McBride. (Chairman)
1998 1999 Mayor – Councillor Garth Houchen. JP. (Chairman)
08/04/1993 The Republic of Macedonia joins the United Nations.
16/01/1998 The Tamworth Two. 2 pigs on the run for a week finally captured the last ‘Sundance being flushed out with terrier dogs, and tranquilised.
12/03/1999 Well known violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin, died at the age of 82. Founded a school for gifted young musicians in Surrey.
10/04/1998 Northern Ireland peace deal commenced with the historic ‘Good Friday Agreement’.
13/05/1998 American singer and film star Frank Sinatra died.
13/06/1998 Cartoonist and Andy Capp creator Reg Smythe died at the age of 80.
03/09/1998 Prince Harry. aged 13 joined his brother William at Eton.
17/09/1998 Robbie Williams was at No.1 with Millennium .
01/01/1999 The euro was introduced to world financial markets as an accounting currency.
14/01/1999 Jerry Hall announced she was filing for a divorce from Mick Jagger, blaming him for infidelity the cause of the break-up.
04/02/1999 Announced that Bonnie, the Blue Peter Dog, was to retire after 13 years on the TV show.
11/08/1999 Last full solar eclipse of the 20th century.
05/09/1999 Early warnings were issued regarding the possible problems with computers on September 9, 1999. Fears origionated because 9/9/99 was code used by programmers to shut down old computers.
01/10/1999 Scottish singer Lena Zavaroni died at the age of 35 years after battling with anorexia.
09/10/1999 The last flight of the SR-71.
10/10/1999 Millennium Wheel became part of London’s skyline with the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel with 32 capsules attached.
06/11/1999 Australian people voted to keep the British monarch as their head of state.

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Chris Hansom February 1, 2013 1990-1999