On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners
  • Frank Viola & Mets outduel Orel Hershiser & Dodgers 1-0

Famous Birthdays

  • C├ęcile McLorin Salvant, American jazz vocalist (Cecile, WomanChild), born in Miami, Florida
  • Trixie Mattel [Brian Firkus], American drag queen, singer-songwriter, comedian, and television personality (The Trixie & Katya Show), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Alsop, American political newspaper columnist (Men Around the President), dies at 78