What Happened on August 18, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Arturo Barrios of Mexico sets 10K record (27:08.23) in Berlin
  • Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as NY Yankee manager
  • Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.

Famous Deaths

  • Bert Oosterbosch, cyclist, dies
  • Luis Carlos Galan, Colombian presidential candidate, murdered