What Happened in 1990 (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 1,004

  • 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

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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

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 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
  • Oct 1 10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda
  • Oct 1 Meteorite explode above Pacific Ocean
  • Oct 1 US President George H. W. Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait
  • Oct 1 Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy
  • Oct 1 Saddam Hussein says he may be willing to negotiate the occupation of Kuwait and would consider foreign participation in negotiations
  • Oct 2 "Michael Feinstein in Concert" opens at Golden NYC for 30 performances
  • Oct 2 Allies cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
  • Oct 2 Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die
  • Oct 2 US Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter's appointment to Supreme Court
  • Oct 2 Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors
  • Oct 3 Reunification of East & West Germany. West German flag raised above Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight

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Oct 3 George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Oct 3 Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (& 51st)
  • Oct 3 Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
  • Oct 4 "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Oct 4 Regional elections held, in what is East Germany
  • Oct 4 U.S. premiere of Fox TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210"
  • Oct 5 Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)
  • Oct 6 US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit
  • Oct 6 Solar Polar Orbiter 'Ulysses' launched
  • Oct 7 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic
  • Oct 7 Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens
  • Oct 8 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
  • Oct 8 Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters
  • Oct 8 US doctors Joseph E Murray & E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize
  • Oct 9 David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • Oct 9 Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon
  • Oct 9 Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile
  • Oct 9 Fear of war and long-term supply disruptions as Hussein threatens Israel
  • Oct 10 US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) returns from space
  • Oct 10 American Petroleum Institute (API) reports crude inventories dropped by more than 4 MMB in the last week
  • Oct 10 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 11 "Miser" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 93 performances

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