What Happened on August 15, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Frederik de Klerk becomes president of South Africa
  • Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines

Famous Birthdays

  • Belinda [Belinda Peregrín Schüll], Mexican singer, songwriter and actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Joe Jonas, American singer (Jonas Brothers)
  • Tiffanie Anderson, American singer, dancer

Famous Deaths

  • F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies