On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Movie "Batman" set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)
  • Open Mind wins American thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies when Nite of Fun is disqualified in the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont
  • Peter Koech of Kenya sets 3,000m steeplechase world record of 8:05.39 in Stockholm, Sweden
  • US Supreme Court rules states do not have to provide funds for abortions

Famous Deaths

  • Andrei Gromyko, Soviet politician (President of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), dies just short of his 80th birthday
  • James "Jim" Backus, American actor (Mr Magoo, Rebel Without a Cause, Gilligan's Island), dies of pneumonia at 76