What Happened on September 19, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

"Doogie Howser, M.D.", starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician, debuts on ABC

  • Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)
  • Chase Manhattan Discovery Center at Brooklyn Botanic Garden opens
  • French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die

Famous Deaths

  • Guido de Moor, actor (Flanagan, Because of the Cats), dies
  • Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (b. 1923)