What Happened on August 18, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • ArenaBowl III, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit: Detroit Drive beats Pittsburgh Gladiators 39-26, George LaFrance MVP
  • Arturo Barrios of Mexico sets 10K record (27:08.23) in Berlin
  • Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as NY Yankee manager
  • Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.

Famous Deaths

  • Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist, dies at 32
  • Luis Carlos Galan, Colombian presidential candidate, murdered