On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1990

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

#12 seed Pete Sampras ends #3 Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final with classic 6-4, 7-6, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2 quarter final win; goes on to win 1st career Grand Slam title

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeremy Snider, American actor (Eric Jr-Bold & Beautiful), born in California
  • Kim Yu-Na, Korean figure skater, born in Wonmi-gu, South Korea

Famous Deaths

  • Beppo Brem, actor (Frontgockel), dies of heart failure at 84
  • Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1896)