What Happened on August 18, 1989

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
  • Imry Németh, Hungarian athlete (Olympic gold hammer throw 1948, bronze 1952; WR 1959 59.88m), dies at 72
  • Luis Carlos Galan, Colombian presidential candidate, murdered
1989 Highlights

About August 18, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
  • UK #1 Song: Swing The Mood - Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers