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On This Day (May 11) during the 90's

\MAY 11

On This Day in the 90's


  • Ritchie Valens was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame posthumously


  • Carlos Herrera, drink inventor (Margarita), dies at 90.



  • 28th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Mary Chapin Carpenter win.


  • In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
  • Scientists confirmed that Ebola, one of the world's deadliest viruses, had broken out in Zaire.

  • Jimmy Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunited for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn. All five had played with Vaughan at his last show on August 26, 1990, before he was killed in a helicopter crash.


  • IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue makes chess history by defeating Garry Kasparov.


  • A French mint produced the first coins of Europe's single currency, the euro.

...and THAT's what happend on May 11, during the 90's!

Tags: radio, 90s, 1990s, on this day, may 11, Euro, Garry Kasparov, Deep Blue, IBM, Stevie Ray Vaughn, ebola, Zaire, Academy of Country Music Awards, Margarita, Ritchie Valens, Hollywood Walk of Fame