What Happened on August 13, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 2 hot-air balloons crash at Alice Springs, Australia, 13 killed

Sport awardGolf Major

PGA Championship, Kemper Lakes GC: Payne Stewart wins first of 3 major titles by 1 from Andy Bean, Mike Reid & Curtis Strange

  • US space shuttle STS-28 lands

Famous Deaths

  • Larkin Smith, U.S. Representative from Mississippi (b. 1944)
  • Tim Richmond, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS at 34