What Happened on June 3, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Beginning of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as Chinese troops open fire on pro-democracy supporters in Beijing
  • Houston Astros beat LA Dodgers, 5-4, in 22 innings (7:14:09)
  • Leaking pipe in Asha, USSR, causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season & 11th overall

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sportscasting legend Vin Scully broadcasts 23 innings in two different cities on one day

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully

Famous Birthdays

  • Katie Hoff, American swimmer

Famous Weddings

  • Country singer Rebe McEntire weds her manager Narvel Blackstone at Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), dies of a heart attack at 89

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • John McCauley, NHL official (b. 1945)