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Dateline: Events/Week of September 1, 1990 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

With Americans still holed up inside the U.S. embassy in Kuwait, 49 freed hostages arrive in the U.S. – and said conditions were getting worse for those back in Kuwait. So bad, their drinking water is coming out of the swimming pool.

Iraqi officials will now bar any airline other than their own from transporting hostages out of the area

The U.S. Navy seizes an Iraqi Freighter in the Gulf of Oman. It’s the first use of force to carry out the U.N. sanctioned embargo of Iraq.

In a speech, President Saddam Hussein assails the blockade of his country and it’s reported he’s cut rations of thousands of foreign workers from the Third World, and warns their government of their starvation unless they provide food. 

President Bush accepts an offer from Baghdad to address of people of Iraq by television. The 10-to-15 speech will be videotaped and gives the President the opportunity to explain why American soldiers are in the Persian Gulf.


Sports news – September 1, 1990

In the 4th round of the U.S open, Martina Navratilova loses to Manuela Maleeva Fragniere. Ms. Navratilova said, “Wimbledon took so much out of me. I wanted to be up, but I couldn’t quite kick it in gear.”


Television news – September 1, 1990

Comedy channel HA! signs comedian Jackie Mason for a one-man talk show beginning in September. Look for Jackie Mon-Fri.

Deborah Norville tells her “Today” show viewers she’s pregnant.


Music news – September 1, 1990

M.C. Hammer signs a sponsor and advertising agreement with Pepsi.

In Dallas - Several thousand musicians attend the funeral of rock and blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, who was killed last week in a Wisconsin helicopter crash.


TV Ratings – Bottom Of The List – September 1, 1990

Paradise (CBS) – 4.0

Movie-Partners in Life – (CBS) – 4.8

Haywire – (Fox) – 4.7

China Beach – (ABC) – 4.6

Glory Days – (Fox) – 4.2

Totally Hidden Video – (Fox) – 4.2

21 Jump Street – (Fox) – 3.9

America The Beautiful – (ABC) – 3.7

Alien Nation  - (Fox) – 3.6

Pure Insanity – (Fox) – 3.0

Tracy Ullman Show – (Fox) – 2.9

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