On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 96 crushed to death at Hillsborough Football Stadium, Sheffield England
  • Students in Beijing pro-democracy protests
  • Sue Marchiano wins 3rd World Cup female marathon (2:30:48)
  • Then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois

Famous Weddings

  • South African/British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Vanel, French actor and director (Wages of Fear), dies at 96
  • Hu Yaobang, general sec of Chinese Commnist Party, dies
  • Nesuhi Erteg√ľn, American record executive (b. 1917)