On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1989

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

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
1989 Highlights

About December 3, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 31 years and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius