Today in History for April 1989

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 79 of 79

1st - 1st NY Met-NY Yankee game in NYC since 1983, Yanks win 4-3
1st - A Bartlett Giamatti replaces Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of baseball
2nd - 18th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster
2nd - 8th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Auburn 76-60
2nd - Wrestlemania V at Trump Plaza, Hulk Hogan beats "Macho Man" Savage
2nd - Yanks beat Mets 4-0, sweeping 1989 mayor's trophy series in 2 games
3rd - "Sunrise" a Gannett newspaper begins publishing for Bronx
3rd - 51st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Mich beats Seton Hall 80-79 (OT)
3rd - Mets win 11th consecutive home opener 8-4 over St Louis at Shea Stad
4th - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's last NBA game in Seattle
4th - NY Yankee Tommy John ties record of playing 26 seasons, his 287th win puts him 19th overall as Yanks beat Twins on opening day 4-2
5th - David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo
5th - Orel Hershiser ends his 59 consecutive scoreless pitched inning streak
Comedian and Television Host David LettermanComedian and Television Host David Letterman 5th - Solidarity grants legal status in Poland
6th - Orel Hershiser ends his record 59 consecutive scoreless streak
7th - Soviet sub sinks in Norwegian Sea, with about a dozen deaths
7th - NY Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from SD Yacht Club for using a catamaran against NZ. Appeals court eventually overrules
8th - 1-handed pitcher Jim Abbott debut but lasts only 4 2/3 inn
8th - 143rd Grand National: Jimmy Frost aboard Little Polveir wins
9th - 53rd Masters Golf Tournament: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 283 after Scott Hoch chokes on an 18 inch putt
9th - Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car
9th - Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
9th - Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in NY's 4-3 loss to Clev
9th - Wash DC march supporting 1973 Roe vs Wade decision (allow abortions)
10th - 24th Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, George Strait, and K.T. Oslin win
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams JrCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr 10th - Intel corp announces shipment of 80-486 chip
10th - H J Heinz, Van Camp Seafood & Bumble Bee Seafood say they would not buy tuna caught in nets that also trap dolphins
11th - 1st playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia
11th - Flyers, scores short-handed into an empty net beating Caps 8-5
12th - 3rd Soul Train Music Awards: Anita Baker, Bobby Brown win
12th - Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through
13th - "Welcome to the Club" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 12 perfs
14th - 1,100,000,000th Chinese born
14th - In the Iran-Contra trial, Oliver North's case goes to the jury
15th - 96 crushed to death at Hillsborough Football Stadium, Sheffield England
15th - Students in Beijing pro-democracy protests
15th - Sue Marchiano wins 3rd World Cup female marathon (2:30:48)
15th - Then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois
NHL Goalie Ron HextallNHL Goalie Ron Hextall 16th - 1st Seniors Golf Tradition: Don Bies wins
16th - Berendrechtsluis opens in Antwerp, biggest flood lock in world
16th - Costa Rica beats US 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
16th - Pat Bradley wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic
16th - Zeleka Metaferia wins 3rd World Cup marathon (2:10:28)
17th - 18th Boston Women's Marath won by Ingrid Kristiansen of Nor in 2:24:33
17th - 93rd Boston Marathon: Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia 1st man in 2:09:06 and Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway 1st woman in 2:24:33
17th - Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week
17th - Polish labor union granted legal status
17th - Soviet-US agreement allows Soviets to fight US pros
19th - Gun turret explodes on USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors
19th - Kevin Elster (NY Mets), sets error-less shortstop mark at 73
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley 19th - Republic Day in Sierra Leone
19th - Violent assault and rape of jogger Trisha Meili in NYC's Central Park. Known as the Central Park jogger incident it became according to the NY Times "one of the most widely publicized crimes of the 1980s."
21st - George W Bush & Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers
21st - Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom
22nd - "Welcome to the Club" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 12 perfs
23rd - Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
23rd - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker
23rd - Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning
23rd - Students in Beijing China announce class boycotts
23rd - CBS' premiere of fact based "The Littlest Victims", based on Newark, N.J. physician James Oleske as the first doctor to discover AIDS in children
3rd US President Thomas Jefferson3rd US President Thomas Jefferson 23rd - Wine merchant William Sokolin breaks a bottle of 1787 Château Margaux, possibly belonging to Thomas Jefferson, worth $500,000 at the Four Seasons restaurant in New York
23rd - 1989 NFL Draft: Troy Aikman from UCLA first pick by Dallas Cowboys
24th - 10s of thousands of students strikes in Beijing China
24th - Massachusetts declares today "New Kids on the Block Day"
25th - Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY
25th - Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period
26th - AT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201
26th - Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany
27th - "Starmites" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 60 performances
27th - Beijing students take over Tiananmen Square in China
27th - Hurricane in Bangladesh kills 500
27th - Mandatory seatbelt law goes into effect in Italy
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 28th - Argentina, hit by rocketing inflation, runs out of money
28th - Iran protests sale of "Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie
29th - 2nd government of Lubbers falls
30th - Critics Siskel & Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show
30th - Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
30th - Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar
30th - US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 10 of 10

1st - Vietoris Krisztián, German racecar driver
3rd - Israel Falou, Australian Rugby League player
7th - Franco Di Santo, Argentine Footballer
8th - Hitomi Takahashi, Japanese singer
18th - Alia Shawkat, American actress
19th - Fiona MacGillivray, Canadian vocalist (The Cottars)
23rd - Nicole Vaidišová, Czech tennis player
25th - Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, 11th Panchen Lama
25th - Robbie Tarrant, Australian football player
27th - Emily Rios, American actress

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

8th - Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart marries producer Burt Sugarman
15th - South African/British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries
29th - Rock band Bon Jovi lead singer Jon Bon Jovi (27) weds Dorothea Hurley (26) at Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas
Actor and Comedian Robin WilliamsActor and Comedian Robin Williams (30th) 30th - Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) weds nanny Marsha Garces at a private ceremony in Lake Tahoe, California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 26 of 26

1st - Henk Gortzak, Dutch MP (CPN/PSP), dies at 57
3rd - Norman Woolard, actor (Guilty, Saul & David, Medeleine), dies at 79
5th - María Cristina Gómez, Salvadoran Teacher (b. 1938)
7th - Tikhon Toropets, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint, dies at 123(?)
10th - Joan Barry, dies at 85
11th - Henk van Galen Last, Dutch journalist, dies at 68
12th - Abbie Hoffman, yippie peace activist of the 60's, dies at 52
Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson (12th) 12th - Sugar Ray Robinson, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 67 of Alzheimer
12th - Gerald Flood, British actor (b. 1927)
14th - Lance Pierre, cricketer (Test WI v Engl 1948, DNB, 7 overs 0-28), dies
15th - Charles Vanel, dies at 96
15th - Hu Yaobang, general sec of Chinese Commnist Party, dies
15th - Nesuhi Ertegün, American record executive (b. 1917)
16th - Tawfieq Yusuf Awwaad, Lebanese writer, dies
17th - Charles Lampkin, dies
19th - Daphne Du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies at 82
21st - James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Devil's Holiday), dies at 64
21st - Princess Dukhye of Korea (b. 1912)
22nd - Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), dies at 84 of a heart attack
22nd - Huey Newton, US, Black Panther leader, shot dead at 47
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. SegrèPhysicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè (22nd) 25th - George Coulouris, actor (Papillon, Runaway Bus), dies at 85
26th - Lucille Ball, comedienne (I Love Lucy), dies of heart attack at 78
27th - Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (b. 1894)
28th - Olaff J de Landell [JB van Sparwoude], Dutch writer, dies at 77
30th - Sergio Leone, Italian director (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 60
30th - Yi, Bang-ja, Crown Princess of Korea (b. 1901)

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