1989 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 475 of 475

  • Nov 4 Rene Muawad elected president of Lebanon
  • 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 19th NYC Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen in 2:25:30
  • Nov 5 Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record of 16 cons pass completions
  • Nov 6 US marshals & FCC sieze pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn
  • Nov 7 NYC elects it's 1st African American mayor (David Dinkins) & 1st female comptroller (Elizabeth Holtzman)
  • 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 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
  • Nov 12 Brazil holds its 1st free presidential election in 29 years
  • Nov 15 Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 15 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Nov 16 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops

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Nov 16 South African President F. W. de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Nov 16 UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference.
  • Nov 17 Student demonstration in Prague put down by riot police, leading to an uprising (the Velvet Revolution) that will topple the communist government on Dec. 29
  • Nov 18 Pennsylvania is first to restrict abortions after US Supreme Court gave states the right to do so

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Nov 21 Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by US President George H. W. Bush

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Nov 21 TV cameras permitted in British House of Commons
  • Nov 22 Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn & Moon
  • Nov 22 US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit
  • Nov 22 Eastern Airlines pilots & flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired
  • Nov 23 Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines
  • Nov 23 Xenophobia Zolotas sworn in as premier of Greece
  • Nov 24 Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia
  • Nov 24 Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon
  • Nov 26 Comores coup under Bob Benard
  • Nov 26 Luis Alberto Lacalle becomes President of Uruguay
  • Nov 26 Rafael Callejas installed as president of Honduras
  • Nov 27 Colombian jetliner bombed killing 107
  • Nov 27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Nov 27 Luis Alberto Lacelle elected president of Uruguay
  • Nov 27 US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) returns from space
  • Nov 29 India president Rajiv Gandhi resigns
  • Nov 30 Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.
  • Dec 1 "Day Without Art" - Artists demonstrate against AIDS
  • Dec 1 East Germany drops communist monopoly from its constitution
  • Dec 1 Mark Langston signs record $3.2 million per year Cal Angels contract

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Dec 1 USSR Pres Mikhail S Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Dec 2 KHJ-TV in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KCAL-TV
  • Dec 2 Vishwanath Pratap Singh sworn in as the 8th Prime Minister of India

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Dec 3 Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Dec 5 France TGV train reaches world record speed of 482.4 kph
  • Dec 6 Mafia drug kingpin bombs security force at Bogota, kills 52
  • Dec 6 Worst Canadian mass murder: Marc Lepine kills 14 women at U Montreal
  • Dec 8 Great Britain performs nuclear test
  • Dec 10 President Gustav Husak of Czechoslovakia, resigns
  • Dec 13 The last issue of Gnistan (The Spark), the organ of the Solidaritetspartiet, is published in Sweden.
  • Dec 16 Geoff Marsh completes 355* for WA against South Australia
  • Dec 16 Protest breaks out in Timişoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor, László Tőkés.
  • Dec 17 Brazil elects conservative Fernando Collor de Mello as president
  • Dec 18 "I Love Lucy" Christmas episode, shown for 1st time in over 30 years
  • Dec 18 Athol Fugard's "My Children, My Africa" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 19 American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route
  • Dec 20 Premier Lubbers sees CDA-party leader Elco Brinkman as successor

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Dec 20 US troops invade Panama & oust Manuel Noriega, but don't catch him

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Dec 21 VP Quayle sends out 30,000 Xmas cards with word beacon spelled beakon
  • Dec 21 New Zealand is the first country to set a formal inflation target (0-2%) for how much prices should rise each year. Similar targets are subsequently adopted by most developed countries.

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Dec 22 After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolae Ceausescu

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Dec 22 Chad adopts its Constitution
  • Dec 22 Cold wave: -4°F in Oklahoma City, -6°F in Tulsa, -12°F in Pittsburgh, 18°F in Denver, -23°F in KC Mo, -42°F in Scottsbluff Nebraska, -47°F in Hardin Mont & -60°F in Black Hills South Dakota
  • Dec 24 Charles Taylor enters Liberia to unseat President Samuel K Doe
  • Dec 24 Panama's dictator, Manual Noriega, seeks asylum at Vatican embassy
  • Dec 25 Japanese scientist achieve -271.8°C, coldest temp ever recorded
  • Dec 25 Show trial of Romanian Commuinst dicator Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife Elena on charges of genocide and personal enrichment. The couple are found guilty and executed by firing squad the same day.
  • Dec 28 Alexander Dubček elected Chairman of the Federal Assembly (Parliament) of Czechslovakia
  • Dec 28 Earthquake at Newcastle Australia, 11 die
  • Dec 29 Vaclav Havel becomes president of Czechoslovakia
  • Dec 29 Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
  • Dec 30 10th United Negro College Fund raises $12,000,000
  • Dec 31 Fog Bowl: Heavy fog rolls in on Bears 20-12 victory over Eagles

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