1989 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 474

  • May 11 Kenya announces worldwide ban on ivory to preserve its elephant herds

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May 11 US President George H. W. Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • May 12 Last graffiti covered NYC subway car retired
  • May 12 Retired British pilot Jack Mann is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists
  • May 13 Approx 2,000 students begin hunger strike in Tiananmen Square, China
  • May 14 Demonstration for democratic reforms in Beijing's Tiananmen square
  • May 15 Soviet Pres Gorbachev in Beijing for 1st Sino-Soviet summit in 30 yrs

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May 16 Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping meet in Beijing and formally end a 30-year rift

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • May 17 Longest Cab Ride Ever: 14,000 miles cost $16,000!

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May 17 Nelson Mandela receives a BA from University of South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • May 19 Dow Jones Avg passes 2,500 mark for 1st time, closes at 2,501.1
  • May 19 Sue Ellen's (Linda Gray) last appearance on TV soap "Dallas"
  • May 20 China declares martial law in Beijing
  • May 20 Walter McConnel, 57, is oldest to reach 27,000' Mt Everest top
  • 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 24 French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice
  • 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 25 Eastern Airlines graduates it 1st class of non-union pilots
  • May 25 Mariners trade Mark Langston to Montreal for Randy Johnson
  • May 25 Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union
  • May 26 American radio broadcasters go silent for 30 seconds at 7:42 am to honor the radio industry
  • May 26 Danish parliament allows same-sex marriage
  • May 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 29 Student protesters in China construct a replica of Statue of Liberty
  • May 31 "Rambling with Gambling" 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (NYC)
  • May 31 Speaker of US House of Representatives Jim Wright resigns
  • Jun 1 62nd National Spelling Bee: Scott Isaacs wins spelling spoliator
  • Jun 2 14 year old Scott Isaacs spells spoliator to win 1989 Spelling Bee
  • 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 Leaking pipe in Asha, USSR, causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die
  • 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 Tiananmen Square Massacre: Chinese troops clear the square of student protesters, unofficial figures place death toll near 1,000.
  • 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
  • Jun 9 Rare tornado in Philadelphia kills 1
  • Jun 12 Ben Johnson, Canadian Olympian, admits using steroids
  • Jun 13 Houston's Terry Puhl plays in his 1,403rd game (most by a Canadian)
  • Jun 14 Groundbreaking begins in Minnesota on world's largest mall
  • Jun 14 Zsa Zsa Gabor arrested for slapping Beverly Hills motorcycle patrolman
  • Jun 16 "Ghostbusters II" premieres
  • Jun 16 Funeral for Imre Nagy, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956
  • Jun 18 Comet Churyunov-Gerasimenko at perihelion
  • 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 Supreme Court rules ok to burn US flag as a political expression
  • Jun 22 Business Day reports that SA is about to test an intermediate range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads
  • Jun 24 Cards Vince Coleman steals record 39th & 40th consecutive bases

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Jun 24 Jiang Zemin appointed the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

Paramount Leader of China Jiang Zemin
Paramount Leader of China
Jiang Zemin
  • Jun 25 1st US postmark dedicated to Lesbian & Gay Pride (Stonewall, NYC)
  • 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 Africa'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 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 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
  • Jul 5 South African President PW Botha visits ANC leader 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
  • Aug 2 NASA confirmed Voyager 2's discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24
  • Aug 3 Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river
  • 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 Jaime Paz Zamora inaugurated as president of Bolivia
  • Aug 6 Pilot Union tells pilots okay to cross Eastern picket lines

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