On This Day

What Happened on September 10, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st time in NY Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A's beat them 12 games to 0
  • 1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Peace consecrated by Pope John Paul II in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire, as the largest church in the world at 30,000 square metres (320,000 sq ft)
  • Ellis Island reopens as a museum
  • Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas Nevada
  • Iran agrees to resume diplomatic ties with Iraq
  • Mariner Matt Young becomes 21st AL'er to strike out 4 in 1 inning

Famous Birthdays

  • Chandler Massey, actor (Days of our Lives), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel Kanyon Doe, president of Liberia (1980-90), assassinated