On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1989

Historical Events

  • 93°F, highest overnight low ever recorded in Phoenix Arizona

Historic Event

Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest

  • Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's show opens at Washington, D.C.'s Project for the Arts after the Smithsonian Institution's Corcoran Gallery cancels it

Famous Birthdays

  • Witwisit Hirunwongkul, Thai actor

Famous Deaths

  • Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, commander (French resistance), dies
  • Mary Treen, actress (Career, Rock-a-bye Baby), dies at 71
1989 Highlights

About July 20, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer