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On This Day (August 3) during the 90's

August 3

On This Day in the 90's


  • 37.7°C in Leicestershire, UK: record.


  • Metallica held a playback party to launch their self-titled album at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic from Nirvana both attended.


  • "Unforgiven" directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman premieres in Los Angeles.


  • Apple introduces the Newton MessagePad, one of the world’s first Personal Digital Assistants (PDA).


  • 39.1°C in Tokyo, Japan: record.


  • "The Macarena" begins its reign atop the U.S. pop charts (60 weeks on the Billboard 100).

  • American Andre Agassi wins the men's singles Tennis gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics beating Spaniard Sergi Bruguera 6-2, 6-3, 6-1.


  • Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC's Central Park for HBO.


  • Rodney William "Rod" Ansell, Australian bushman and inspiration for "Crocodile Dundee", dies following a shootout with police officers at 44.

...and THAT's what happend on August 3, during the 90's!

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