On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 76th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA

Sport awardBritish 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

Golfer Greg Norman
Greg Norman
Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
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

Person of interestDaniel 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)