What Happened in July 1989

Historical Events

  • 1st NFL owners vote unanimously to form WLAF
  • 1st Yanks beat Milwaukee Brewers 4-1, score is changed to 5-1 after game is over. Umpire rules Roberto Kelly scored before a double-play
  • 2nd 10th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Orville Moody
  • 2nd 17th du Maurier Golf Classic: Tammie Green
  • 3rd Peter Koech of Kenya sets 3k steeplechase rec (8:05.39) in Stockholm
  • 3rd US Supreme Court rules states do not have to provide funds for abortions
  • 3rd The movie "Batman" set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)

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4th 14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide

  • 4th Unmanned Russian Mig-23 crashes in Bellegem-Kooigem, Belgium (1 dies)
  • 4th Red's Tom Browning is 3 outs away from his 2nd career perfect game when Phillie Dickie Thon doubles
  • 5th Barry Bond's HR sets father-son (Bobby) HR record at 408

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5th Mark McGwire's gets 100th HR, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner)

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

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5th Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage & knocks himself out

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart

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5th South African President PW Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 5th Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East

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6th Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 6th US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WHOT in Brooklyn
  • 8th Carlos Saul Menum becomes President of Argentina
  • 8th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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9th 103rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Stefan Edberg (6-0 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

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9th 96th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (6-2 6-7 6-1)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 9th Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • 9th Two bombs explode in Mecca, killing one pilgrim and wounding 16 others.
  • 10th Paula Ivan runs female world record 1 mile (4:15.61)
  • 11th 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (KC Royals)
  • 11th President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
  • 12th NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)

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16th 44th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 16th South Africa's largest labour federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, holds its third annual congress and intensifies its campaign against apartheid
  • 17th 1st Test flight of US stealth-bomber

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17th Paul McCartney releases "This One"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 17th Reds reliever Kent Tekulve retires after 1,070 appearances
  • 18th 48 cm rainfall at Rockport, West Virginia (state record)

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19th Cleveland Indians Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • 19th United Airlines DC-10 crashes at Sioux City Iowa, kills 112
  • 20th 93°F, highest overnight low ever recorded in Phoenix Arizona

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20th Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • 20th Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's show opens at Washington, D.C.'s Project for the Arts after the Smithsonian Institution's Corcoran Gallery cancels it.
  • 21st Eastern Airlines submits a reorganization plan to creditors

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21st Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 22nd Kristin Huxhold, 18, of Missouri, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 23rd 118th British Golf Open: Mark Calcavecchia shoots a 275 at Royal Troon
  • 23rd Amy Alcott wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 23rd FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)
  • 23rd Winds gust to 85 MPH at Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • 23rd 76th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • 24th Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America
  • 25th Brandi Sherwood of Idaho crowned 7th Miss Teen USA
  • 27th Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy is 10th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
  • 28th Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
  • 28th Cards' Vince Coleman is caught stealing ends record streak at 50
  • 28th NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleve, announce new high-temperature superconductors able to operate at 33 to 37 Gigahertz
  • 29th Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
  • 29th Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
  • 29th Vince Coleman, record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases
  • 29th White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher & Sam Sosa
  • 30th Chile amends its constitution

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30th Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 31st Twins trade AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to Mets

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Mitch Hewer, English actor
  • 1st Hannah Murray, English actress
  • 5th Joseph King, American musician (Canvas)
  • 7th Giannoulis Fakinos, Greek footballer
  • 10th Sameer Gadhia, American musician (Young the Giant)
  • 11th David Henrie, American actor
  • 13th Sayumi Michishige, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
  • 14th Sean Flynn-Amir, American actor
  • 15th Tristan Wilds, American actor
  • 16th Gareth Bale, Welsh footballer
  • 17th Marko Todorović, Swiss swimmer
  • 17th Josie Lopez, American actress
  • 20th Witwisit Hirunwongkul, Thai actor
  • 21st Chris Gunter, Welsh footballer
  • 21st Jamie Waylett, British actor
  • 21st Rory Culkin, American actor
  • 22nd Caroline Giuliani, daughter of Rudy (Mayor-R- 1994- ), born in NYC, New York

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23rd Daniel Radcliffe, actor (Harry Pottter in the Harry Potter series of movies), born in London, England

  • 25th Noel Callahan, Canadian actor
  • 27th Charlotte Arnold, Canadian actress
  • 31st Victoria Azarenka, Belarusian tennis player, born in Minsk

Famous Weddings

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1st Playboy founder Hugh Hefner weds playmate Kimberly Conrad

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner

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8th Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (33) weds actress Robin Dearden (35)

Famous Deaths

  • 1st William Ching, actor (Moonlighter, Terror in Haunted House), dies
  • 2nd Franklin Schaffner, American film director (b. 1920)
  • 3rd Andrei Gromyko, Soviet diplomat, dies just short of his 80th birthday
  • 3rd Jim Backus, actor (Magoo, Gilligan's Island), dies at 76 of pneumonia
  • 5th Ernesto Halffter, composer, dies at 84
  • 6th Janos Kádár, premier of Hungary (1956-58), dies at 77
  • 10th Mel Blanc, cartoon voice (Warner Bros cartoons), dies at 81
  • 10th Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder, English comic (Bitter Springs), dies at 80
  • 11th Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen acting great (Hamlet, Rebecca), dies at 82
  • 13th Abdul Rahman Qassemlu, Iran Kurds leader, murdered
  • 13th Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez, Cubans general, executed
  • 14th Frank Bell, British educator (b. 1916)
  • 15th Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (b. 1956)
  • 16th Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor, dies at 81
  • 18th Donnie Moore, pitcher (Angels), shoots himself at 35
  • 18th Rebecca Schaeffer, actress (My Sister Sam), is shot by a fan at 21
  • 19th Carl-Heinz Schroth, dir/actor (Strafverteidiger), dies at 87
  • 19th Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (b. 1913)
  • 20th Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, commander (French resistance), dies
  • 20th Mary Treen, actress (Career, Rock-a-bye Baby), dies at 71
  • 22nd Martti Talvela, Finnish bass (b. 1935)
  • 23rd Donald Barthelme, American author (b. 1931)
  • 24th Ernest Morrison, actor (Peggy Does Her Darndest), dies
  • 25th Steve Rubell, American night club owner (b. 1943)
  • 28th Jeff Richards, actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies at 66
  • 30th Lane Frost, American bull rider (b. 1963)