What Happened on August 20, 1989

Historical Events

  • American Janet Evans swims female 800m freestyle world record 8:16.22 in the Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo, Japan
  • Dredger "Bow Belle" collides with pleasure boat "Marchioness" on the River Thames in central London; the "Marchioness" sinks in 30 seconds, drowning 51

Baseball Record

Howard Johnson joins Barry Bonds & Willie Mays hitting 30 HRs & steal 30 bases

  • Said Aouita runs world record 3,000 m (7:29.45)

Famous Birthdays

  • Judd Trump, British snooker player (World C'ship 2019; UK C'ship 2011; Masters 2019), born in Bristol, England

Famous Deaths

  • George Adamson [Baba ya Simba - "Father of Lions"], British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya at 82
1989 Highlights

About August 20, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 11 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