On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1989

Historical Events

British Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, Royal Troon: American Mark Calcavecchia wins his only major title in first ever 4-hole aggregate playoff with Australians Greg Norman and Wayne Grady

  • FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)
  • Winds gust to 85 MPH at Fort Smith, Arkansas

Famous Birthdays

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe, English actor (Harry Potter in the Harry Potter series of movies), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Claude Harmon, American golfer (US Masters 1948), dies of heart failure at 73
  • Donald Barthelme, American author (b. 1931)
1989 Highlights

About July 23, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo