September 1990 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 2 Steve Allen, installed as a new abbot of Hartford St Zen Center, SF
  • Sep 3 Helen Hudson sings national anthem in 26th park of year (San Diego)

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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
  • Sep 6 US citizen is shot in Kuwait; oil markets surge on aggressive U.S. statements toward Iraq
  • Sep 8 Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC
  • 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 George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Helsinki & urge Iraq to leave Kuwait
  • 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 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 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 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

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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 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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 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 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 28 Exiled emir of Kuwait visits White House
  • 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.

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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

Weddings in History

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

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 David Acer, Florida dentist, dies of AIDs after infecting 5 patients
  • Sep 4 Henry Faas, [Wandelganger], Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies
  • Sep 5 Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1896)
  • Sep 6 T Issan Dorsey, founder (Hartford St Zen Center SF), dies
  • 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 Myrna Mack, Guatemalan anthropologist (b. 1949)
  • 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 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)