On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey HR)
  • Lewis, Everett, Burrell and Heard run world record 4x200 m (1:19.38)

Famous Weddings

  • "The Cars" lead singer and guitarist Ric Ocasek (40) weds model Paulina Porizkova (24)

Famous Deaths

  • Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies
  • Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (b. 1944)
  • R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (anti-psychiatry), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Yusef Hawkins, shot by 30 whites in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn NY in a racially motivated attack