On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1989

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • 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? 31 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer