What Happened on April 16, 1989

Historical Events

Sports History

1st The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Don Bies wins his lone career Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke from Gary Player

  • Berendrechtsluis opens in Antwerp, biggest flood lock in world
  • Costa Rica beats US 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • Zeleka Metaferia wins 3rd World Cup marathon (2:10:28)
1989 History

Famous Deaths

  • John "Jocko" Conlan, American Baseball HOF umpire (National League 1941-65), dies after heart surgery at 89
  • Tawfieq Yusuf Awwaad, Lebanese writer, dies

About April 16, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Like A Prayer - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: Eternal Flame - Bangles