What Happened on September 8, 1990

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Women's Tennis: Gabriela Sabatini becomes only Argentine woman to win a Grand Slam singles event; beats Steffi Graf 6-2, 7-6

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Famous Birthdays

  • Matt Barkley, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Denys Watkins-Pitchford, British writer and illustrator (The Little Grey Men), dies at 85