On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1989

Historical Events

  • 22nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Omni Hotel
  • Cincinnati Reds set MLB record for most hits in 1st inning of a game with 16 for 14 runs in an 18-1 rout of Houston Astros

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Future Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 stolen bases in 9 of his first 11 seasons in MLB

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jorge Velásquez wins aboard Maddie Bumpo in the 3rd at Arlington International Racecourse to become only the 5th jockey in the world to ride 6,000 career winners
  • Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river

Famous Birthdays

  • Jules Bianchi, French auto racer (Marussia Formula 1 Racing Team), born in Nice, France (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Antonia Brico, Dutch-American conductor and pianist, dies at 87
1989 Highlights

About August 3, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo