Today in History for October 1989

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 62 of 62

1st - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1st - Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, records his 1,000th NFL tackle
1st - Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
1st - US Post Officeissues a stamp labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus
1st - Batting titles decided on final day Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336, Gwynn's 3-for-4 edges Will Clark .336 to .333
2nd - TV true life drama "A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story" premieres on NBC in the US
3rd - Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails
4th - Giants Will Clark hits 1st NLCS grand slam since 1977
4th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
7th - Howard Stern's US Open Sores Tennis match
7th - Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)
8th - Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series
8th - MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson 9th - 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins
9th - 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
9th - Penthouse Magazine's Hebrew edition hits newstands
9th - 1st NFL game coached by an African American (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
9th - MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1
12th - Herschel Walker is traded from Cowboys to Vikings for 12 players
12th - Musical "Buddy" with Paul Hipp premieres in London
13th - Bob Quinn resigns as NY Yankee VP/GM & replaced by Harding Peterson
13th - Dow Jones down 190.58 points
14th - Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consecutive World Series openers
14th - Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards
15th - Billy Graham is given 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd
Evangelist Billy GrahamEvangelist Billy Graham 15th - South Africa President FW de Klerk frees ANC Founder Walter Sisulu & 4 other political prisoners
15th - Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer
16th - Bikenibau Paeniu installed as premier of Tuvalu
16th - Jan Syse becomes premier of Norway
17th - Earthquake in SF (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
18th - East German state/party leader Erich Honecker, resigns
18th - Hungary revises constitution
18th - US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) launches into orbit
19th - "Dangerous Games" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 4 performances
19th - Astor Piazzolla & Wm Finn's musical "Dangerous Games" premieres in NYC
19th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
20th - Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India & WI on round-robin
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 20th - US Senate impeaches US District Judge Alcee L Hastings
21st - "Dangerous Games" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 perfs
21st - Buck Helm found alive after being buried 4 days, in SF earthquake
21st - Houston becomes 1st major college team to gain 1000 yards in a game
21st - Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe purchase the Denver Nuggets for $65m - 1st African American owners of a major sports team,
22nd - Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastika Split 135-129 in 3rd McDonald Open
22nd - Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia
23rd - Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record with a 97-yard TD pass
23rd - George Harrison releases "Best of Dark Horse 1976-89" album
23rd - Hungary proclaims itself a republic & declares communist rule ended
23rd - US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) returns from space
23rd - William Nicholson's "Shadowlands" premieres in London
24th - After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 24th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
24th - Rev Jim Bakker is sentenced to 50 years for fraud
28th - Oakland A's sweep SF Giants in earthquake/BART series
29th - Colleen Walker wins LPGA Nichirei Golf International
29th - NYC MTA opens 63rd street extension to subway
29th - Ozzie Newsome ends NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
30th - August A Busch III becomes CEO of St Louis Cards
30th - Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)
31st - AR Gurney's "Love Letters" premieres in NYC
31st - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
31st - Turgat Ozal elected president of Turkey
31st - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 9 of 9

4th - Dakota Johnson, American actress and daughter of Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson, born in Austin, Texas
4th - Lil Mama, American rapper
4th - Kimmie Meissner, American figure skater
11th - Henry Lau, member of Korean Boy Band Super Junior M
11th - Michelle Wie, American golfer
17th - Phoebe Tonkin, Australian actress
24th - Eliza Taylor-Cotter, Australian actress
25th - Seth Mumy, actor (3 Wishes)
30th - Nastia Liukin, American gymnast

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

7th - Radio talk show host Larry King weds Julie Alexander
Novelist Sidney SheldonNovelist Sidney Sheldon (14th) 14th - Novelist Sidney Sheldon (72) weds Alexandra Sheldon in Las Vegas, Nevada
27th - Actor John Goodman (37) weds Annabeth Hartzog (21) in New Orleans

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 22 of 22

2nd - Liesbeth Ribbius Peletier, Neth's 1st female advisor of State, dies
3rd - Joseph Wybran, Belgian physician/Jews foreman, murdered
4th - Graham Chapman, comedian (Monty Python), dies of cancer at 48
4th - Norman Yardley, cricketer (England captain 1947-50), dies
4th - Secretariat, American race horse (b. 1970)
Actress Bette DavisActress Bette Davis (6th) 6th - Bette Davis, US actress (All About Eve, White Mama), dies at 81
9th - Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)
11th - Paul Shenar, actor (Deadly Force, Dream Lover), dies at 53
11th - M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (b. 1904)
12th - Franco, [Francis Luambo/"Makiadi"], Zaire composer/music, dies at 51
12th - Jay Ward, American cartoonist (Rocky & His Friends), dies at 69 of kidney cancer
14th - Michael Carmine, actor (Batteries Not Included), dies at 30
16th - Cornel Wilde, actor (Saadia, Comic, Beach Red, Gargoyles), dies at 74
20th - Anthony Quayle, actor (Moses, Operation Crossbow), dies at 76
21st - Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (b. 1910)
22nd - Roland Winters, actor (Jet Pilot, Meet Millie), dies at 84
23rd - Armida, Mexican-American stage, vaudeville and film actress (b. 1911)
25th - Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer (Men of Goods), dies
25th - Mary McCarthy, author (Group), dies, at 77
26th - Andrew Roberts, cricketer (7 Tests for New Zealand 1976), dies
26th - Charles J. Pedersen, American Nobel laureate (b. 1904)
31st - Conrad Beck, composer, dies at 88

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