Historical Events in 1989 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 900

  • May 23 Angela Visser, 22, of Holland, crowned 38th Miss Universe
  • May 23 Lincoln Square in Bronx named
  • May 23 Cleve loses & drop to 21-22, this is the latest a sub .500 team is in 1st place (AL East)
  • May 23 42nd Cannes Film Festival: "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" directed by Steven Soderbergh wins the Palme d'Or

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May 24 "Indiana Jones & Last Crusade", directed by Stephen Spielberg and produced by George Lucas premieres

Director Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • May 24 French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice

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May 24 NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito

Music releaseMusic Recording

May 24 Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • May 24 NY Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his 1st run of season
  • May 24 Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of the Yorkshire Ripper, is awarded £600,000 in damages after winning a libel action against satyrical magazine Private Eye (later reduced to £60,000 on appeal) .
  • May 24 33rd European Cup: Milan beats Steaua Bucuresti 4-0 at Barcelona
  • May 25 Eastern Airlines graduates it 1st class of non-union pilots
  • May 25 Mariners trade Mark Langston to Montreal for Randy Johnson

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 25 Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • May 25 Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • May 25 Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy"
  • May 26 At 7:42 AM, radio has a 30 2nd silence, honoring radio
  • May 26 Danish parliament allows same-sex marriage
  • May 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 28 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins

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May 29 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • May 29 Student protesters in China construct a replica of Statue of Liberty

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May 30 Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman's house

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • May 31 "Rambling with Gambling" 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (NYC)
  • May 31 1st International Rock Awards
  • May 31 1st presentation of rock 'n' roll Elvis awards
  • May 31 Speaker of US House of Representatives Jim Wright resigns
  • Jun 1 62nd National Spelling Bee: Scott Isaacs wins spelling spoliator

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 2 "Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams premieres

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • Jun 2 14 year old Scott Isaacs spells spoliator to win 1989 Spelling Bee
  • Jun 2 Cincinnati Red Eric Davis hits for cycle
  • Jun 2 10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing
  • Jun 3 Beginning of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as Chinese troops open fire on pro-democracy supporters in Beijing
  • Jun 3 Houston Astros beat LA Dodgers, 5-4, in 22 innings (7:14:09)
  • Jun 3 Leaking pipe in Asha, USSR, causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die

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Jun 3 Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season & 11th overall

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

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Jun 3 Sportscasting legend Vin Scully broadcasts 23 innings in two different cities on one day

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Vin Scully
  • Jun 4 2nd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $770,000
  • Jun 4 43rd Tony Awards: Heidi Chronicles & Jerome Robbin's Broadway win
  • Jun 4 Beijing policeman shoots & wounds Chinese priemer Li Ping
  • Jun 4 Eastern Europe's 1st partial free elections in 40 years held in Poland, Solidarity Party comes to power
  • Jun 4 Gas explodes near 2 passenger trains in USSR, kills 100s
  • Jun 4 Largest parade in Bronx history honors 350th anniversary
  • Jun 4 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 4 Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue Jays 12th consecutive victory at Fenway
  • Jun 4 Tiananmen Square Massacre: Chinese troops clear the square of student protesters, unofficial figures place death toll near 1,000.
  • Jun 5 23rd Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton & Randy Travis
  • Jun 5 Billy Smith, last original NY Islander, retires

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Jun 5 Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Jun 5 Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Milwaukee Brewers win 5-3
  • Jun 6 Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4
  • Jun 7 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires
  • Jun 7 Atlanta Fulton County Comm approves $210M stadium for the Falcons
  • Jun 7 For one second this morning, the time is 01:23:45, 6-7-89
  • Jun 7 Suriname SLM-173 (DC-8) crashes near Paramaribo Airport killing 173

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Jun 7 Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Jun 7 1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers 4-2
  • Jun 8 Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Philadelphia if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season
  • Jun 9 "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" premieres in USA

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Jun 9 Michael Chang's French Open tennis win makes him youngest male to go to finals

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • Jun 9 Rare tornado in Philadelphia kills 1
  • Jun 10 "Tales From The Crypt" TV Anthology debuts on HBO
  • Jun 10 121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26
  • Jun 11 7th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Orville Moody
  • Jun 11 Robin Hood 16 wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Points Golf International
  • Jun 11 88th Men's French Open: Michael Chang beats Stefan Edberg (6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 88th Women's French Open: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 3-6, 7-5)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 12 "Doctor Doctor," TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV
  • Jun 12 Ben Johnson, Canadian Olympian, admits using steroids
  • Jun 13 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps LA Lakers in 4 games
  • Jun 13 Houston's Terry Puhl plays in his 1,403rd game (most by a Canadian)

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Jun 13 Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Jun 13 "Licence to Kill", 16th James Bond film, last directed by John Glen and starring Timothy Dalton premieres in London
  • Jun 14 Ground breaking begins in Minn on world's largest mall
  • Jun 14 Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams

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Jun 14 Ronald Reagan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II (honorary knighthood)

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Jun 14 Singer-songwriter Carol King gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Jun 14 Zsa Zsa Gabor arrested for slaping Beverly Hills motorcycle patrolman
  • Jun 15 Balt Orioles pull their 9th triple play (vs Yankees)
  • Jun 16 "Ghostbusters II" premieres
  • Jun 16 Funeral for Imre Nagy, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956
  • Jun 16 Only 17 holes-in-one recorded since US open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price)
  • Jun 17 US beats Guatemala 2-1 in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • Jun 18 "Starmites" closes at Criter Ctr SR Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • Jun 18 89th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Oak Hill CC NY
  • Jun 18 Comet Churyunov-Gerasimenko at perihelion
  • Jun 18 Laura Davies wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 19 Barry Switzer resigns as head coach of Oklahoma's football team
  • Jun 19 Mets Dwight Gooden wins his 100th game (100-37)
  • Jun 21 Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher HR hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium
  • Jun 21 Supreme Court rules ok to burn US flag as a political expression

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Jun 21 Yankees trade Rickey Henderson to A's for Plunk, Cadaret & Polonia

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jun 22 Business Day reports that SA is about to test an intermediate range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads
  • Jun 23 Movie "Batman" premieres
  • Jun 24 Cards Vince Coleman steals record 39th & 40th consecutive bases
  • Jun 25 "Day By Day" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 25 1st US postmark dedicated to Lesbian & Gay Pride (Stonewall, NYC)
  • Jun 25 Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Jun 25 Mets' defense does not record a single assist in a 5-1 win over Phils
  • Jun 26 Canada updates coins with a new potrait of the Queen
  • Jun 26 Supreme Court rules 16 year olds can receive death penalty
  • Jun 29 Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 10th time
  • Jun 29 South Afrian's National Party adopts five year programme of its objectives, including a political "reform" plan to give Black majority role in national and local government; ANC responds it would consider only a one-man, one-vote system
  • Jun 30 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Muzyczyny, Gdynia
  • Jun 30 US Attorney General Thornburgh orders Joseph Doherty deported to UK
  • Jun 30 Congressman Lukins found guilty of having sex with a 16 year old girl
  • Jun 30 NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile & Guam
  • Jun 30 NY State Legislature passes Staten Island secession bill
  • Jun 30 Sudan suspends interim constitution following coup
  • Jul 1 NFL owners vote unanimously to form WLAF
  • Jul 1 Yanks beat Milwaukee Brewers 4-1, score is changed to 5-1 after game is over. Umpire rules Roberto Kelly scored before a double-play
  • Jul 2 10th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Orville Moody
  • Jul 2 17th du Maurier Golf Classic: Tammie Green
  • Jul 3 Peter Koech of Kenya sets 3k steeplechase rec (8:05.39) in Stockholm
  • Jul 3 US Supreme Court rules states do not have to provide funds for abortions
  • Jul 3 The movie "Batman" set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)

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Jul 4 14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide

  • Jul 4 Unmanned Russian Mig-23 crashes in Bellegem-Kooigem, Belgium (1 dies)
  • Jul 4 Red's Tom Browning is 3 outs away from his 2nd career perfect game when Phillie Dickie Thon doubles
  • Jul 5 Barry Bond's HR sets father-son (Bobby) HR record at 408

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Jul 5 Mark McGwire's gets 100th HR, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner)

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

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Jul 5 Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage & knocks himself out

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart

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Jul 5 South African President PW Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jul 5 Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
  • Jul 6 Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt is chosen to start in the All Star game
  • Jul 6 US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WHOT in Brooklyn
  • Jul 8 Carlos Saul Menum becomes President of Argentina
  • Jul 8 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 103rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Stefan Edberg (6-0 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jul 9 96th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (6-2 6-7 6-1)
  • Jul 9 Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 9 Two bombs explode in Mecca, killing one pilgrim and wounding 16 others.
  • Jul 10 Paula Ivan runs female world record 1 mile (4:15.61)
  • Jul 11 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (KC Royals)
  • Jul 11 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
  • Jul 12 NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 16 44th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Jul 16 South Africa's largest labour federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, holds its third annual congress and intensifies its campaign against apartheid
  • Jul 17 1st Test flight of US stealth-bomber
  • Jul 17 Paul McCartney releases "This One"
  • Jul 17 Reds reliever Kent Tekulve retires after 1,070 appearances
  • Jul 18 48 cm rainfall at Rockport, West Virginia (state record)

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Jul 19 Cleveland Indians Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • Jul 19 United Airlines DC-10 crashes at Sioux City Iowa, kills 112
  • Jul 20 93°F, highest overnight low ever recorded in Phoenix Arizona

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Jul 20 Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Jul 20 Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's show opens at Washington, D.C.'s Project for the Arts after the Smithsonian Institution's Corcoran Gallery cancels it.
  • Jul 21 Eastern Airlines submits a reorganization plan to creditors

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 21 Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jul 22 Kristin Huxhold, 18, of Missouri, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jul 23 118th British Golf Open: Mark Calcavecchia shoots a 275 at Royal Troon
  • Jul 23 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jul 23 FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)
  • Jul 23 Winds gust to 85 MPH at Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Jul 23 76th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • Jul 24 Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America
  • Jul 25 Brandi Sherwood of Idaho crowned 7th Miss Teen USA
  • Jul 27 Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy is 10th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
  • Jul 28 Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
  • Jul 28 Cards' Vince Coleman is caught stealing ends record streak at 50
  • Jul 28 NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleve, announce new high-temperature superconductors able to operate at 33 to 37 Gigahertz
  • Jul 29 Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
  • Jul 29 Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
  • Jul 29 Vince Coleman, record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases
  • Jul 29 White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher & Sam Sosa
  • Jul 30 Chile amends its constitution
  • Jul 30 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
  • Jul 31 Twins trade AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to Mets
  • Aug 1 Australia take 3-0 series lead over England to regain Cricket Ashes
  • Aug 2 NASA confirmed Voyager 2's discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24
  • Aug 3 5th jockey to win 6,000 races (Jorge Valesquez)
  • Aug 3 Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river
  • Aug 3 Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons
  • Aug 3 Cincinnati Reds send record 20 men to bat with a record 16 hits in 1 inning as they score 14 runs in 1st inning
  • Aug 3 22nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Omni Hotel
  • Aug 4 Blue Jays Dave Steib's perfect game broken up in 9th with 2 outs by NY Yankee Roberto Kelly
  • Aug 5 NASA Venus probe Magellan launched from Space shuttle, 1st to do so
  • Aug 5 General elections are held in Nicaragua with the Sandinista Front winning a majority.
  • Aug 6 "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 5959 performances
  • Aug 6 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open
  • Aug 6 Boston Red Sox retire Carl Yastrezemski's #8
  • Aug 6 Jaime Paz Zamora inaugurated as president of Bolivia
  • Aug 6 Pilot Union tells pilots okay to cross Eastern picket lines
  • Aug 6 Twenty former South African political prisoners, in defiance of the restriction orders, launch a campaign against apartheid laws
  • Aug 7 U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
  • Aug 8 US space shuttle STS-28 launched
  • Aug 10 A's bat out of order against White Sox in 3rd inning
  • Aug 10 Australia 0-301 at end of day one, 5th Test Cricket at Trent Bridge
  • Aug 11 "Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child" premieres
  • Aug 11 Geoff Marsh & Mark Taylor complete 329 opening stand v England
  • Aug 11 Voyager 2 discovers 2 partial rings of Neptune
  • Aug 13 2 hot-air balloons crash at Alice Springs, Australia, 13 killed

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 13 71st PGA Championship: Payne Stewart shoots 276 at Kemper Lakes GC Ill

  • Aug 13 US space shuttle STS-28 lands
  • Aug 14 President PW Botha of South Africa resigns
  • Aug 15 Frederik de Klerk becomes president of South Africa
  • Aug 15 Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)

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Aug 15 In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • Aug 16 Roger Kingdom of USA sets 110m hurdle record (12.92) in Zurich