On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1989

Historical Events

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

Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, 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, American politician (Rep-R-Mississippi 1989), dies in a plane crash at 45
  • Tim Richmond, American race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS at 34
1989 Highlights

About August 13, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo