July 1989 in History

Events in History

  • 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 4 Unmanned Russian Mig-23 crashes in Bellegem-Kooigem, Belgium (1 dies)
  • Jul 5 Barry Bond's HR sets father-son (Bobby) HR record at 408

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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 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
  • 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 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 Reds reliever Kent Tekulve retires after 1,070 appearances
  • Jul 18 48 cm rainfall at Rockport, West Virginia (state record)
  • 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
  • Jul 22 Kristin Huxhold, 18, of Missouri, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jul 23 Winds gust to 85 MPH at Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Jul 24 Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America
  • Jul 27 Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy is 10th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
  • Jul 28 Cards' Vince Coleman is caught stealing ends record streak at 50
  • Jul 29 Vince Coleman, record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases
  • Jul 30 Chile amends its constitution
  • Jul 31 Twins trade AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to Mets

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 22 Caroline Giuliani, daughter of Rudy (Mayor-R- 1994- ), born in NYC, New York

Deaths in History

  • Jul 3 Andrei Gromyko, Soviet diplomat, dies just short of his 80th birthday
  • Jul 6 Janos Kádár, premier of Hungary (1956-58), dies at 77
  • Jul 10 Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder, English comic (Bitter Springs), dies at 80
  • Jul 11 Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen acting great (Hamlet, Rebecca), dies at 82
  • Jul 13 Abdul Rahman Qassemlu, Iran Kurds leader, murdered
  • Jul 13 Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez, Cubans general, executed
  • Jul 14 Frank Bell, British educator (b. 1916)
  • Jul 17 Heinz Risse, German writer, dies at 91
  • Jul 19 Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (b. 1913)
  • Jul 20 Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, commander (French resistance), dies
  • Jul 22 Martti Talvela, Finnish bass (b. 1935)
  • Jul 23 Donald Barthelme, American author (b. 1931)
  • Jul 25 Steve Rubell, American night club owner (b. 1943)
  • Jul 30 Lane Frost, American bull rider (b. 1963)