What Happened on July 23, 1989

Historical Events

Sports History

76th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA

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)

Music Concert

Ringo Starr's first All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include Joe Walsh, Nils Lofgren, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Clarence Clemons, Dr. John, Billy Preston, and Jim Keltner

  • Winds gust to 85 MPH at Fort Smith, Arkansas
1989 History

Famous Birthdays

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe (33 years old)

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

Born in 1989

Famous Deaths

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

About July 23, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Toy Soldiers - Martika
  • UK #1 Song: You'll Never Stop Me Loving You - Sonia