On This Day

September 1990 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • 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
  • Sep 2 Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb throws MLB record 9th no-hitter of the season; beats Cleveland, 3-0

Sports record brokenBaseball 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

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti

Sport awardUS 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

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

Sport awardUS 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

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Sep 9 Oakland beats NY 7-3 to complete a 12-game sweep of Yankees this year
  • 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 1st time in NY Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A's beat them 12 games to 0
  • Sep 13 Robert E Nederlander appointed NY Yankee managing general partner
  • Sep 15 Chicago White Sox Bobby Thigpen is 1st to record 50 saves
  • Sep 18 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
  • Sep 21 Oakland A's Bob Welch becomes 1st 25 game winner in 10 years
  • Sep 21 Faye Vincent turns down White Sox bid to reinstate Minnie Minoso, 68

Sports record brokenBaseball 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

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 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 27 Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House
  • Sep 30 Chicago White Sox beat Seattle 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park
  • Sep 30 Pittsburgh Pirates wins NL East title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 2 Marcus Ericsson, Swedish Racing Driver
  • Sep 5 Kim Yu-Na, Korean figure skater, born in Wonmi-gu, South Korea
  • Sep 6 John Wall, American basketball point guard (2010 NBA Draft: #1 pick Washington Wizards), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Sep 7 Tanja Kolbe, German ice dancer, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 8 Matt Barkley, American NFL football quarterback (Buffalo Bills), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Sep 9 Shaun Johnson, New Zealand Rugby League halfback (Auckland Warriors, Cronulla Sharks), born in Auckland, NZ
  • Sep 14 Douglas Costa, Brazilian footballer (Juventus), born in Sapucaia do Sul, Brazil

Person of interestJohn Tavares

Sep 20 John Tavares, Canadian ice hockey player (New York Islanders), born in Mississauga, Ontario

NHL Star John Tavares
NHL Star
John Tavares
  • Sep 21 Rob Cross, English darts player (PDC World Champion 2018), born in Pembury, England
  • Sep 25 Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater, born in Nagoya, Japan

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 6 Leonard Hutton, cricketer (79 Tests for England, 6971 runs), dies