On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1989

Historical Events

  • American jockey Steve Cauthen wins Irish Derby on Old Vic to become the first rider in history to sweep the world's 4 major Derbies (Kentucky, Epsom, French, Irish)

Sport awardGolf Major

Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Tammie Green wins her only LPGA major title with a 1 shot victory over fellow Americans Pat Bradley & Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • US Open Senior Men's Golf, Laurel Valley GC: Orville Moody wins by 2 from Frank Beard, 20 years after his US Open triumph in 1969

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAlex Morgan

Alex Morgan, American soccer player (Orlando Pride) and co-captain of the US women's national soccer team, born in San Dimas, California

Soccer Player Alex Morgan
Soccer Player
Alex Morgan

Famous Deaths

  • Franklin Schaffner, American film director (b. 1920)
1989 Highlights

About July 2, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer