What Happened on August 6, 1989

Historical Events

  • Boston Red Sox retire Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder, 1st baseman Carl Yastrezemski's #8
  • Jaime Paz Zamora inaugurated as president of Bolivia
  • Pilot Union tells pilots okay to cross Eastern picket lines
  • Revival of musical revue "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Edison Theater, NYC, after 5959 performances: Broadway’s longest-running musical revue
  • Twenty former South African political prisoners, in defiance of the restriction orders, launch a campaign against apartheid laws
1989 Highlights

About August 6, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
  • UK #1 Song: Swing The Mood - Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers