What Happened on September 10th, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

109th Men's U.S. Open: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 5 days after hitting a HR for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners
  • Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, the first in his career

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary & Czechoslovakia)
  • Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship

Famous Deaths

  • Jeff Stollmeyer, cricketer (32 Tests for WI), murdered