What Happened in September 1990

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 "Heidi Chronicles" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 621 performances
  • Sep 1 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" closes at Imperial NYC after 634 performances
  • Sep 1 Gelindo Bordin sets European marathon record (2:14:02)
  • Sep 1 Highest combined CFL score (111), Toronto Argonauts beat BC 68-43
  • Sep 2 "Grapes of Wrath" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • Sep 2 Steve Allen, installed as a new abbot of Hartford St Zen Center, SF
  • Sep 3 9th no-hitter of 1990: Blue Jay Dave Steib beats Cleve 3-0
  • Sep 3 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 3 Helen Hudson sings national anthem in 26th park of year (San Diego)

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Sep 3 Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 3 White Sox reliever Bobby Thigpen sets save record at 47 en route to 57

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Sep 4 47th Venice Film Festival: "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" directed by Tom Stoppard wins Golden Lion

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard

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Sep 5 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

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Sep 5 Pete Sampras ends Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 6 7th MTV Video Music Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O'Connor
  • Sep 6 US citizen is shot in Kuwait; oil markets surge on aggressive U.S. statements toward Iraq
  • Sep 7 "Street Scene" opens at NY State Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • Sep 7 Marjorie Judith Vincent (Ill), 25, crowned 64th Miss America 1991
  • Sep 8 Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 110th Women's U.S. Open: Gabriela Sabatini beats Steffi Graf (6-2, 7-6)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Sep 9 Liberia president Samuel K Doe is captured by Mr Johnson's forces
  • Sep 9 Oakland beats NY 7-3 to complete a 12-game sweep of Yankees this year
  • Sep 9 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Ping-Cellular One Golf Championship
  • Sep 9 George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Helsinki & urge Iraq to leave Kuwait
  • Sep 9 110th Men's U.S. Open: 19 year old Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (6-4, 6-3, 6-2)
  • Sep 10 1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different
  • Sep 10 Ellis Island reopens as a museum
  • Sep 10 Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas Nevada
  • Sep 10 Iran agrees to resume diplomatic ties with Iraq
  • Sep 10 Mariner Matt Young becomes 21st AL'er to strike out 4 in 1 inning
  • Sep 10 1st time in NY Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A's beat them 12 games to 0
  • Sep 12 "Les Miserables," opens at Cirkus Theater, Stockholm
  • Sep 12 US, United Kingdom, France, USSR, East & West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge
  • Sep 13 Commuter train at Johannesburg South Africa attacked, 36 die
  • Sep 13 Iraqi troops storm residence of French ambassador in Kuwait
  • Sep 13 Robert E Nederlander appointed NY Yankee managing general partner
  • Sep 13 Senate Judiciary Com opens hearing on confirmation of David Souter
  • Sep 14 Ken Griffey, Sr & Jr, hit back-to-back HRs in 1st inning
  • Sep 15 Chicago White Sox Bobby Thigpen is 1st to record 50 saves
  • Sep 15 Florida lottery goes over $100,000,000
  • Sep 15 France announce it will send 4,000 troops to Persian Gulf
  • Sep 15 15th Toronto International Film Festival: "Cyrano de Bergerac" directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 16 42nd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Murphy Brown, Peter Falk & Patricia Wettig win

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Sep 16 Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan wed

Actress Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan

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Sep 16 Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George H. W. Bush

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Sep 16 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 16 Pirate Radio NY International begins transmissions on WWCR
  • Sep 17 Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep NY Post publishing
  • Sep 17 Soviet Union & Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties
  • Sep 18 500 lb 6' Hershey Kiss is displayed at 1 Times Square, NYC
  • Sep 18 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
  • Sep 18 Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • Sep 18 Crude prices outpace increases in product prices and there is talk of cutting refinery runs

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 19 "Goodfellas", directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta, is released

Actor Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • Sep 20 Both East and West Germany ratify reunification
  • Sep 20 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 20 South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.
  • Sep 21 Oakland A's Bob Welch becomes 1st 25 game winner in 10 years
  • Sep 21 Pirate Bobby Bond is 2nd to hit 30 HRs & steal 50 bases in a season (so he can play in 6 decades) because it is a publicity stunt
  • Sep 21 Faye Vincent turns down White Sox bid to reinstate Minnie Minoso, 68
  • Sep 21 Reports that US refinery problems will lead to a loss in capacity and aggressive remarks by Saddam Hussein send crude prices to new highs
  • Sep 22 Saudi Arabia expels many Jordanian & Yemeni envoys

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 22 Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Sep 23 Nancy Lopez wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
  • Sep 23 PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War
  • Sep 23 Saddam says he will destroy Israel
  • Sep 24 East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact
  • Sep 24 South African President F W de Klerk meets US President George H. W. Bush in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 24 Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market
  • Sep 24 West German Pres Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty
  • Sep 24 Periodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn

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Sep 24 Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President Mitterrand called the action a violation of international law; a U.S. warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Sep 24 Saddam Hussein states his willingness to strike first and his intention to damage oil fields in the region if Iraq does strike
  • Sep 25 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Balt Orioles to tie record
  • Sep 25 Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title
  • Sep 25 Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience
  • Sep 25 UN Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq
  • Sep 26 Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating
  • Sep 27 Dee Dee Ramone arrested on marijuana possession
  • Sep 27 Deposed emir of Kuwait address UN General Assembly
  • Sep 27 Gunman holds 33 people (killing 1) hostage in Berkeley Calif
  • Sep 27 Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court
  • Sep 27 Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House
  • Sep 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 28 Exiled emir of Kuwait visits White House

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Sep 28 Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

Singer Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye
  • Sep 29 "Love & Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart
  • Sep 29 "Street Scene" closes at NY State Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • Sep 29 Reds are 1st NL team to clinch title, staying in 1st place all year
  • Sep 29 US Sect of State James Baker meets with Vietnam's foreign minister
  • Sep 29 Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years

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Sep 29 "Millie's Book" written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush for president's dog is a best-selling non-fiction book

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
  • Sep 29 The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.
  • Sep 30 Chicago White Sox beat Seattle 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park
  • Sep 30 Pittsburgh Pirates wins NL East title

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Sep 30 The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Marcus Ericsson, Swedish Racing Driver
  • Sep 5 Jeremy Snider, US actor (Eric Jr-Bold & Beautiful)
  • Sep 5 Kim Yu-Na, Korean figure skater
  • Sep 7 Tanja Kolbe, German ice dancer
  • Sep 8 Matt Barkley, American football player
  • Sep 9 Melody Klaver, Dutch actress
  • Sep 10 Chandler Massey, actor (Days of our Lives), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 19 Saki Fukuda, Japanese actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 20 John Tavares, Canadian ice hockey player (New York Islanders), born in Mississauga, Ontario

NHL Star John Tavares
NHL Star
John Tavares
  • Sep 20 Marilou, Quebec pop singer
  • Sep 21 Allison Scagliotti, American actress
  • Sep 21 Christian Serratos, American actress
  • Sep 25 Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater
  • Sep 27 Kylee Lin, American beauty pageant winner

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 16 101 year old Sam Ackerman weds 95 year old Eva in New Rochelle NY
  • Sep 29 Brook Yeaton weds Traci Lords

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 David Acer, Florida dentist, dies of AIDs after infecting 5 patients
  • Sep 4 Henry Faas, [Wandelganger], Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies
  • Sep 4 Irene Dunne, actress (5 oscars), dies of heart failure at 91
  • Sep 5 Beppo Brem, actor (Frontgockel), dies of heart failure at 84
  • Sep 5 Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1896)
  • Sep 6 Leonard Hutton, cricketer (79 Tests for England, 6971 runs), dies
  • Sep 6 T Issan Dorsey, founder (Hartford St Zen Center SF), dies

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Sep 6 Tom Fogerty, rocker (Creedence Clearwater), dies of tuberculosis at 48

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Tom Fogerty
  • Sep 7 Alan J P Taylor, British historian (Origins of WW II), dies
  • Sep 9 Rimantas Antanas Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46
  • Sep 9 Samuel Doe, Liberian politician (b. 1951)
  • Sep 10 Samuel Kanyon Doe, president of Liberia (1980-90), assassinated
  • Sep 11 Ben Frank, actor (Don't Answer the Phone), dies of heart attack at 56
  • Sep 11 Myrna Mack, Guatemalan anthropologist (b. 1949)
  • Sep 12 Athene Seyler, actress (Make Mine Mink), dies at 101
  • Sep 14 Wime de Craene, Flemish chansonnier/composer, dies
  • Sep 15 G M J Veldkamp, Dutch politician (CDA), dies
  • Sep 15 Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 60
  • Sep 16 Loretta Tupper, radio/TV entertainer, dies of cancer at 84
  • Sep 16 Steve Condos, tap dancer, dies of heart attack at 71
  • Sep 19 Werner Janssen, US composer (New Years Eve in NY), dies at 91
  • Sep 20 Jackie Moran, actor (Janie, Barefoot Boy), dies of cancer at 65
  • Sep 24 Jay Currin, stuntman/actor (Back to the Beach, Serial), dies at 34
  • Sep 26 Alberto Moravia, Italian writer (Woman in Red), dies at 82
  • Sep 30 Liesbeth de Uyl-of Vessem, feminist/wife of Joop du, dies
  • Sep 30 Michel Levis, French cultural anthropologist/writer, dies
  • Sep 30 Patrick White, Australian writer (Nobel 1973), dies
  • Sep 30 Alice Parizeau, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1930)