On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1989

Historical Events

Historic Event

Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over

Sports History

Stefan Edberg of Sweden claims his first and only ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title with a 4–6, 7–6, 6–3, 6–1 win over defending champion Boris Becker at Madison Square Garden, NYC


Famous Deaths

  • Fernando Martín, Spanish basketball center (first Spaniard in NBA 1986, Portland Trail Blazers; FIBA Club World Cup 1981, Real Madrid), dies in a car accident at 27
  • Jimmy Shirley, American jazz and R&B electric guitarist, and early proponent of the Vibrola vibrato arm ("whammy bar"), dies at 76
1989 Highlights

About December 3, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius