Historical Events in September 1990

  • Sep 1 "Heidi Chronicles" closes at Plymouth Theater, NYC, after 621 performances

Theatrical Finale

Sep 1 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" closes at Imperial theater, NYC. after 634 performances

  • Sep 1 Toronto Argonauts beat BC Lions 68-43 at the Skydome in Toronto for the highest combined score (111) in Canadian Football League history

Music History

Sep 2 Frank Galati's adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel "The Grapes of Wrath" closes at Cort Theater, NYC. after 188 performances

  • Sep 2 Steve Allen, installed as a new abbot of Hartford St Zen Center, San Francisco
  • Sep 2 Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb throws MLB record 9th no-hitter of the season; beats Cleveland, 3-0
  • Sep 3 Helen Hudson sings national anthem in 26th park of year (San Diego)

Telethon

Sep 3 Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186

Baseball Record

Sep 3 White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen tops Dave Righetti's MLB record with 47th save in Chicago's 4-2 win v Royals; Thigpen finishes season with 57 saves

Venice Film Festival

Sep 4 47th Venice Film Festival: "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" directed by Tom Stoppard wins the Golden Lion

Historic Event

Sep 5 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 5 #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

  • Sep 6 US citizen is shot in Kuwait; oil markets surge on aggressive US statements toward Iraq

Music History

Sep 7 New York City Opera's production of Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes' "Street Scene" opens at NY State Theater, NYC; runs for 6 performances

  • Sep 7 Marjorie Judith Vincent (Ill), 25, crowned 64th Miss America 1991
  • Sep 8 Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 8 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

  • 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 9 US Open Men's Tennis: 19 year old Pete Sampras wins his first Grand Slam title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 6-2; Sampras youngest male US Open winner
  • Sep 10 1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different
  • 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 10 1st time in NY Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A's beat them 12 games to 0

Historic Event

Sep 10 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)

  • 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

Television Premiere

Sep 13 "Law and Order" created by Dick Wolf first premieres on NBC

  • 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

Film & TV History

Sep 16 Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan wed

Historic Event

Sep 16 Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from 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 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
  • 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 MLB Commissioner Faye Vincent turns down Chicago White Sox bid to reinstate 68 year old Minnie Miñoso
  • 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

Baseball 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

  • 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 President Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty
  • Sep 24 Periodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn

Historic Event

Sep 24 Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President François Mitterrand calls the action a violation of international law; US warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah

  • 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 Baltimore 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

Music History

Sep 28 Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

  • 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 Secretary of State James Baker meets with Vietnam's foreign minister
  • Sep 29 Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years

Historic Event

Sep 29 "Millie's Book" written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush for president's dog is a best-selling non-fiction book

  • 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

Historic Event

Sep 30 The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.