On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1989

Historical Events

  • CBS' premiere of fact based "The Littlest Victims", based on Newark, N.J. physician James Oleske as the first doctor to discover AIDS in children

Sports History

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores 10 points in his last game as a Laker in a 121-117 win over Seattle SuperSonics at the LA Forum

  • NFL Draft: UCLA quarterback Troy Aikman first pick by Dallas Cowboys

Sports History

Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning

  • Students in Beijing China announce class boycotts

Historic Event

Wine merchant William Sokolin breaks a bottle of 1787 Château Margaux, possibly belonging to Thomas Jefferson, worth $500,000 at the Four Seasons restaurant in New York


Famous Birthdays

  • Nicole Vaidišová, Czech tennis player, born in Nuremberg, West Germany
1989 Highlights

About April 23, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus