Historical Events in 1989 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 800 of 899

  • Aug 16 Roger Kingdom of USA sets 110m hurdle record (12.92) in Zurich
  • Aug 16 A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market.
  • Aug 17 32nd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 12½-11½

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game)

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Aug 18 Arturo Barrios of Mexico sets 10K record (27:08.23) in Berlin
  • Aug 18 Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as NY Yankee manager
  • Aug 18 Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.
  • Aug 19 Tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected 1st non-communist president of Poland
  • Aug 20 Dredger "Bow Belle" collides with pleasure boat "Marchioness" on the River Thames in central London; the "Marchioness" sinks in 30 seconds, drowning 51

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 20 Howard Johnson joins Barry Bonds & Willie Mays to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases

MLB Third Baseman Howard Johnson
MLB Third Baseman
Howard Johnson
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Aug 20 Janet B Evans swims female world record 800m freestyle (8:16.22)
  • Aug 20 Said Aouita runs world record 3,000 m (7:29.45)
  • Aug 21 Voyager 2 begins a flyby of planet Neptune
  • Aug 22 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 22 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Aug 23 LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey HR)
  • Aug 23 Lewis/Everett/Burrell/Heard run world record 4x200 m (1:19.38)
  • Aug 24 British brewery Bass buys Holiday Inn hotel chain

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Aug 24 Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Aug 24 Voyager 2 flies past Neptune
  • Aug 25 After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune & its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps
  • Aug 25 Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan's first female cabinet secretary.
  • Aug 26 Trumbull, Conn, is 1st US team since 1983 to win Little League WS
  • Aug 27 100 march through Bensonhurst protesting racial killings
  • Aug 27 89th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Chris Patton
  • Aug 27 Betsy King wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
  • Aug 27 Tina Barrett wins LPGA Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Golf Open
  • Aug 28 1st regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners
  • Aug 28 Frank Viola & Mets outduel Orel Hershiser & Dodgers 1-0
  • Aug 31 Arbitrator T Roberts orders owners to pay $105 million for collusion
  • Sep 1 "Anything Goes" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 804 performances
  • Sep 1 Princess Anne & Mark Phillips announce their separation

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 1 "Roger and Me", the first documentary directed by Michael Moore, premieres at the Telluride Film Festival

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Rev Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton
  • Sep 3 "Into the Woods" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 764 performances
  • Sep 3 Iljushin-62 crashes down on residential area of Havana, 170 die
  • Sep 4 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

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Sep 4 Jerry Lewis' 24th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $42,737,219

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 4 46th Venice Film Festival: "A City of Sadness" directed by Hsiao-hsien Hou wins Golden Lion

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Sep 5 Chris Evert's last US Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
  • Sep 5 Deborah Norville becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Sep 6 6th MTV Video Music Awards: Living Colour wins
  • Sep 6 Amateur Athletic Fed strips Ben Johnson of all track records
  • Sep 6 Police computer accuses 41,000 Parisians of murder/prostitution

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 8 George Brett gets his 2,500th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Sep 8 Mausoleum of Beatrice of Brabant (1288) discovered in Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Sep 8 Norwegian Convair 580 crashes at Jutland in sea (55 murder)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 109th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (3-6, 7-5, 6-1)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Five days after hitting a HR for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners, MLB and NFL player Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, his first

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • Sep 10 Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record
  • Sep 10 East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary & Czechoslovakia)
  • Sep 10 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 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
  • Sep 11 Drexel formally pleads guilty to security fraud
  • Sep 11 KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa changes call letters to KGGO
  • Sep 13 "Les Miserables" opens at Fisher Theatre, Detroit
  • Sep 13 Archbishop Desmond Tutu leads biggest anti-apartheid protest march in South Africa
  • Sep 13 Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner
  • Sep 14 Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2
  • Sep 14 Jeff Reardon is 1st to record 30 saves in 5 consecutive seasons
  • Sep 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 15 The U.S. Congress recognizes Terry Anderson's continued captivity in Beirut.
  • Sep 16 Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990
  • Sep 16 14th Toronto International Film Festival: "Roger & Me" directed by Michael Moore wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 17 -21] Hurricane Hugo, kills 85 in Charleston SC
  • Sep 17 41st Emmy Awards: LA Law, "Cheers", Dana Delany & Candice Bergen win
  • Sep 17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 17 Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62
  • Sep 17 NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)
  • Sep 18 Hurricane Hugo causes extensive damage in Puerto Rico
  • Sep 19 Chase Manhattan Discovery Center at Brooklyn Botanic Garden opens
  • Sep 19 French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die
  • Sep 19 Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 19 "Doogie Howser, M.D.", starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician, debuts on ABC

  • Sep 20 Musical "Miss Saigon," premieres in London
  • Sep 20 USAir overshoots runway at LaGuardia Airport in NYC, 2 people die
  • Sep 21 Poland's Sejm (National Assembly) approves prime minister Mazowiecki
  • Sep 22 Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs
  • Sep 22 IRA bomb kills 10 Royal Marines bandsmen in Kent

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 22 "Baywatch" starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson debuts on NBC

  • Sep 23 Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
  • Sep 24 28th Ryder Cup: US & Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England
  • Sep 24 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Nippon Travel-MBS Golf Classic
  • Sep 24 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
  • Sep 25 Archaeologists open Titus of Rhine grave in Amsterdam
  • Sep 25 Ronald Harwood's "Another Time" premieres in London
  • Sep 25 Wade Boggs is 1st to get 200 hits & 100 walks in 4 consecutive seasons
  • Sep 26 Last Vietnamese soldiers leave Cambodia
  • Sep 26 MPAA creates NC-17 rating for movies with adult themes
  • Sep 26 Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet & US chemical weapons
  • Sep 27 Oakland wins AL West & SF wins NL West title
  • Sep 27 Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage (for 1st time since 1981)

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • Sep 29 Zsa Zsa Gabor convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills
  • Sep 30 NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii & Ascension
  • Sep 30 Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout
  • Sep 30 Senegambia separates back into Gambia & Senegal
  • Sep 30 Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title
  • Sep 30 West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher grants escaping East Germans free passage to the West in speech from West German embassy balcony in Prague
  • Oct 1 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Oct 1 Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, records his 1,000th NFL tackle
  • Oct 1 Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
  • Oct 1 US Post Officeissues a stamp labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus
  • Oct 1 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
  • Oct 2 TV true life drama "A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story" premieres on NBC in the US

BattleCoup d'état

Oct 3 Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Oct 4 Giants Will Clark hits 1st NLCS grand slam since 1977
  • Oct 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 Howard Stern's US Open Sores Tennis match

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 7 Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Oct 8 Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series
  • Oct 8 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
  • Oct 9 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins
  • Oct 9 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
  • Oct 9 Penthouse Magazine's Hebrew edition hits newstands
  • Oct 9 1st NFL game coached by an African American (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
  • Oct 9 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1
  • Oct 12 Herschel Walker is traded from Cowboys to Vikings for 12 players
  • Oct 12 Musical "Buddy" with Paul Hipp premieres in London
  • Oct 13 Bob Quinn resigns as NY Yankee VP/GM & replaced by Harding Peterson
  • Oct 13 Dow Jones down 190.58 points
  • Oct 14 Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consecutive World Series openers
  • Oct 14 Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 15 Billy Graham is given 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham

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Oct 15 South African President F. W. de Klerk frees ANC Founder Walter Sisulu and four other political prisoners

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 15 Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Oct 16 Bikenibau Paeniu installed as premier of Tuvalu
  • Oct 16 Jan Syse becomes premier of Norway
  • Oct 17 Earthquake in SF (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
  • Oct 18 East German state/party leader Erich Honecker, resigns
  • Oct 18 Hungary revises its constitution after the fall of its Communist regime
  • Oct 18 US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) launches into orbit
  • Oct 19 "Dangerous Games" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Oct 19 Astor Piazzolla & Wm Finn's musical "Dangerous Games" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 20 Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India & WI on round-robin
  • Oct 20 US Senate impeaches US District Judge Alcee L Hastings
  • Oct 21 "Dangerous Games" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Oct 21 Buck Helm found alive after being buried 4 days, in SF earthquake
  • Oct 21 Houston becomes 1st major college team to gain 1000 yards in a game
  • Oct 21 Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe purchase the Denver Nuggets for $65m - 1st African American owners of a major sports team,
  • Oct 22 Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastika Split 135-129 in 3rd McDonald Open
  • Oct 22 Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia
  • Oct 23 Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record with a 97-yard TD pass

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 23 George Harrison releases "Best of Dark Horse 1976-89" album

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Oct 23 Hungary proclaims itself a republic & declares communist rule ended
  • Oct 23 US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) returns from space
  • Oct 23 William Nicholson's "Shadowlands" premieres in London
  • Oct 24 After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played
  • Oct 24 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Oct 24 Rev Jim Bakker is sentenced to 50 years for fraud
  • Oct 28 Oakland A's sweep SF Giants in earthquake/BART series
  • Oct 29 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Nichirei Golf International
  • Oct 29 NYC MTA opens 63rd street extension to subway
  • Oct 29 Ozzie Newsome ends NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 30 August A Busch III becomes CEO of St Louis Cards
  • Oct 30 Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)
  • Oct 31 AR Gurney's "Love Letters" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 31 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Oct 31 Turgat Ozal elected president of Turkey
  • Oct 31 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 1 "Les Miserables" opens at Curran Theatre, SF
  • Nov 1 Pakistan beat West Indies by 4 wickets to win Cricket's Nehru Cup
  • Nov 1 Scandinavian Airlines System bans smoking on many flights
  • Nov 2 "Meet Me in St Louis" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 253 performances
  • Nov 3 100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights
  • Nov 3 Lou Piniella is named manager of the Reds, replacing banned Pete Rose
  • Nov 3 Minn Timberwolves' 1st NBA game, loses to Seattle, 106-94
  • Nov 4 First NBA game at Orlando Arena, Orlando Magic loses to NJ Nets, 111-106
  • Nov 4 Rene Muawad elected president of Lebanon
  • Nov 4 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Dancing Spree, Go for Wand, Prized, Rhythm, Steinlen, Sunday Silence
  • Nov 4 The congress of the Solidarity Party is inaugurated in Sweden. The congress decides, contrary to the proposal of the central committee, not to disband the party.
  • Nov 5 "Threepenny Opera" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Nov 5 19th NYC Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen in 2:25:30
  • Nov 5 20th NYC Marathon won by Juma Ikangaa in 2:08:01
  • Nov 5 Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record of 16 cons pass completions
  • Nov 5 Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 5 US plays El Salvador in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • Nov 5 40th Formula One WDC: Alain Prost wins by 16 points
  • Nov 6 US marshals & FCC sieze pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn
  • Nov 7 Balt's Gregg Olson is 1st relief pitcher to win AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 7 NYC elects it's 1st African American mayor (David Dinkins) & 1st female comptroller (Elizabeth Holtzman)
  • Nov 8 Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 8 Douglas Wilder elected 1st African American Governor of Virginia and any state since reconstruction
  • Nov 8 Hong Kong's MTR Lam Tin Station comes into service.
  • Nov 9 East Berlin opens its borders
  • Nov 10 Bulgarian party president Todor Zjikov resigns
  • Nov 10 Germans begin demolishing the Berlin Wall
  • Nov 10 Word Perfect 5.1 is shipped
  • Nov 11 "Prince of Central Park" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Nov 11 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
  • Nov 12 George Forest's musical "Grand Hotel" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1018 performances
  • Nov 12 Brazil holds its 1st free presidential election in 29 years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 13 Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" & "Ou Est Le Soleil"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Nov 14 Padres reliever Mark Davis wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 15 "Batman" is released on video tape
  • Nov 15 "Few Good Men" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 497 performances
  • Nov 15 Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 15 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis & Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar