What Happened on January 29, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 5th Sundance Film Festival: "True Love" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Sport awardTennis Open

77th Men's Australian Open: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecii (6-2, 6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sport awardTennis Open

77th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Cleveland's Chris Dudley misses 5 free throws during 1 foul attempt
  • Dottie Mochrie wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
  • Dow jumps 38.06 recoups 508-pt loss since Oct 1987; index at 2,256.43
  • Episcopal Church of the United States appoints Barbara Harris as its first female bishop

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • L I preacher Gene Profeta pleads guilty to tax-evasion
  • NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 34-3
  • Orlando Arena opens in Orlando, Florida
  • USSR's Phobos II enters Martian orbit

Famous Deaths

  • Halina Konopacka, Polish athlete (b. 1900)