On This Day

Events in Film & Television in September 1990

Theatrical Finale

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

Choreographer, Director and Theater Producer Jerome Robbins
Choreographer, Director and Theater Producer
Jerome Robbins

Telethon

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

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Venice Film Festival

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

Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard
  • Sep 7 Marjorie Judith Vincent (Ill), 25, crowned 64th Miss America 1991

Television Premiere

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

Crime Drama TV Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama TV Producer
Dick Wolf
  • 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

Actress Meg Ryan
Actress
Meg Ryan

Film Release

Sep 19 "Goodfellas", directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta, is released

Actor Robert De Niro
Actor
Robert De Niro
Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actor Joe Pesci
Actor
Joe Pesci
  • Sep 23 PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War

Music History

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

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye