August 18, 1989 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Arturo Barrios of Mexico sets 10K record (27:08.23) in Berlin
  • Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.

Deaths in History

  • Bert Oosterbosch, cyclist, dies
  • Luis Carlos Galan, Colombian presidential candidate, murdered