Today in History for September 1989

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 71 of 71

1st - "Anything Goes" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 804 performances
1st - Princess Anne & Mark Phillips announce their separation
1st - "Roger and Me", the first documentary directed by Michael Moore premieres at the Telluride Film Festival
2nd - Rev Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst
3rd - "Into the Woods" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 764 perfs
3rd - Iljushin-62 crashes down on residential area of Havana, 170 die
4th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
4th - Jerry Lewis' 24th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $42,737,219
4th - 46th Venice Film Festival: "A City of Sadness" directed by Hsiao-hsien Hou wins Golden Lion
5th - Chris Evert last US Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison
5th - Deborah Norville becomes news anchor of Today Show
6th - 6th MTV Video Music Awards: Living Colour wins
6th - Amateur Athletic Fed strips Ben Johnson of all track records
6th - Police computer accuses 41,000 Parisians of murder/prostitution
MLB Third Baseman George BrettMLB Third Baseman George Brett 8th - George Brett gets his 2,500th hit
8th - Mausoleum of Beatrice of Brabant (1288) discovered in Kortrijk, Belgium
8th - Norwegian Convair 580 crashes at Jutland in sea (55 murder)
9th - 109th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (3-6, 7-5, 6-1)
10th - 5 days after hitting a HR for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners
10th - Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record
10th - East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary & Czechoslovakia)
10th - Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
10th - Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, the first in his career
10th - 109th Men's U.S. Open: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6)
11th - Drexel formally pleads guilty to security fraud
Tennis Legend Boris BeckerTennis Legend Boris Becker 11th - KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa changes call letters to KGGO
13th - "Les Miserables" opens at Fisher Theatre, Detroit
13th - Archbishop Desmond Tutu leads biggest anti-apartheid protest march in South Africa
13th - Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner
14th - Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2
14th - Jeff Reardon is 1st to record 30 saves in 5 consecutive seasons
14th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
15th - The U.S. Congress recognizes Terry Anderson's continued captivity in Beirut.
16th - Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990
16th - 14th Toronto International Film Festival: "Roger & Me" directed by Michael Moore wins the People's Choice Award
Documentary Filmmaker Michael MooreDocumentary Filmmaker Michael Moore 17th - -21] Hurricane Hugo, kills 85 in Charleston SC
17th - 41st Emmy Awards: LA Law, "Cheers", Dana Delany & Candice Bergen win
17th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
17th - Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62
17th - NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)
18th - Hurricane Hugo causes extensive damage in Puerto Rico
19th - Chase Manhattan Discovery Center at Brooklyn Botanic Garden opens
19th - French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die
19th - Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)
19th - "Doogie Howser, M.D.", starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician, debuts on ABC
20th - FW De Klerk sworn in as president of South Africa
Actor Neil Patrick HarrisActor Neil Patrick Harris 20th - Musical "Miss Saigon," premieres in London
20th - USAir overshoots runway at LaGuardia Airport in NYC, 2 people die
21st - Poland's Sejm (National Assembly) approves prime minister Mazowiecki
22nd - Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs
22nd - IRA-bomb kills 10 British marines in Kent
22nd - "Baywatch", starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, debuts on NBC
23rd - Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
24th - 28th Ryder Cup: US & Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England
24th - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Nippon Travel-MBS Golf Classic
24th - ABC's premiere of "The Preppie Murder", based on 1986 murder in New York City of Jennifer Levin by ex prep school student Robert Chambers
25th - Archaeologists open Titus of Rhine grave in Amsterdam
25th - Ronald Harwood's "Another Time" premieres in London
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 25th - Wade Boggs is 1st to get 200 hits & 100 walks in 4 consecutive seasons
26th - Last Vietnamese soldiers leave Cambodia
26th - MPAA creates NC-17 rating for movies with adult themes
26th - Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet & US chemical weapons
27th - Oakland wins AL West & SF wins NL West title
27th - Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash
29th - Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage (for 1st time since 1981)
29th - Zsa Zsa Gabor convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills
30th - NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii & Ascension
30th - Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout
30th - Senegambia separates back into Gambia & Senegal
30th - Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan 30th - Foreign Minister of West Germany Hans-Dietrich Genscher's speech from the balcony of the German embassy in Prague.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 11 of 11

1st - Juliana Lohmann, Brazilian actress
2nd - Alexandre Pato, Brazilian footballer
2nd - Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (d. 2008)
6th - Nikos Boutzikos, Greek footballer
14th - Jesse James, American actor
15th - Chetan Ramlu, New Zealand musician
21st - Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, American skateboarder
23rd - Brandon Jennings, American basketball player
26th - Emma Rigby, English actress
27th - Park Tae-Hwan, South Korean swimmer
28th - Mark Randall, English footballer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 7 of 7

Basketball Superstar Michael JordanBasketball Superstar Michael Jordan (2nd) 2nd - NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (26) weds Juanita Vanoy (30) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
2nd - Actor Sam Neill (41) weds actress Noriko Watanabe (24)
4th - Tennis star Bjorn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding
16th - Singer Natalie Cole marries record producer Andre Fisher
16th - Tennis player Ivan Lendl (29) weds Samantha Frankel in Greenwich, Connecticut
23rd - Tennis Ace Zina Garrison (25) weds businessman Willard Jackson (25) at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston
30th - NBA legend Larry Bird (32) weds long-time girlfriend Dinah Mattingly in Terre Haute, Indiana

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 25 of 25

1st - A Bartlett Giamatti, baseball commissioner, dies of heart attack at 51
1st - Tadeusz Sendzimir, American inventor (b. 1894)
2nd - A Bartlett Giamatti, baseball commisioner, dies at 51
4th - Georges Simenon, Belgian/French writer/director (Maigret), dies at 86
4th - Ronald Syme, New Zealand-born classicist and historian (b. 1903)
9th - Tim Hovey, actor (Slim Carter, Man Afraid), dies of a drug overdose
10th - Jeff Stollmeyer, cricketer (32 Tests for WI), murdered
12th - Anton Lubowski, Namibian attorney/SWAPO, murdered at 37
13th - Yamada Koun, Zen teacher Sanbo Kyodan line, dies at 82
14th - Edwin McLeod, cricketer (one Test for NZ), dies
14th - Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban musician (b. 1916)
15th - Harry Cave, cricketer (New Zealand captain 1955-56), dies
15th - Robert Penn Warren, American writer (b. 1905)
17th - Jay Stewart, annoucer on Lets Make a Deal, commits suicide
19th - Guido de Moor, actor (Flanagan, Because of the Cats), dies
19th - Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (b. 1923)
20th - Richie Ginther, American racing driver (b. 1930)
21st - F Fischer, German war criminal (4, Two of Breda), dies
Composer and Lyricist Irving BerlinComposer and Lyricist Irving Berlin (22nd) 22nd - Irving Berlin, composer (God Bless America), dies at 101
22nd - Jan Teulings, Dutch actor/director (Dorp aan de Rivier), dies
26th - Pavlos Bakoyannis, Greek parliament leader, murdered in Rome
28th - Ferdinand Marcos, President of Philippines (1965-86), dies in Honolulu at 72
29th - A A Busch Jr, brewer/baseball owner (St Louis Cards), dies at 90
29th - Gussie Busch, American brewing magnate (b. 1899)
30th - Virgil Thomson, US composer/critic (4 saints in 3 acts), dies at 92

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