On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 5959 performances
  • 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
  • Twenty former South African political prisoners, in defiance of the restriction orders, launch a campaign against apartheid laws