On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1989

Historical Events

  • 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Famous Deaths

  • Diana Vreeland, French-American fashion editor (Harper's Bazaar, Vogue), dies at 85
  • Huey P. Newton, African-American activist, revolutionary and co-founder of the Black Panther Party, shot and murdered by Tyrone Robinson in the streets of Lower Bottoms, Oakland, California at 47
  • Johannes "Jan" Teulings, Dutch actor (Lentelied, The Three Wishes), dies of natural causes at 84
  • Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (b. 1933)
1989 Highlights

About August 22, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo