June 3, 1989 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Beginning of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as Chinese troops open fire on pro-democracy supporters in Beijing
  • Leaking pipe in Asha, USSR, causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), dies of a heart attack at 89

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini