What Happened on August 28, 1989

Historical Events

  • 1st regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners

Sports History

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
1989 Highlights

About August 28, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Cold Hearted - Paula Abdul
  • UK #1 Song: Swing The Mood - Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers