What Happened on July 3, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Peter Koech of Kenya sets 3k steeplechase rec (8:05.39) in Stockholm
  • The movie "Batman" set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)
  • US Supreme Court rules states do not have to provide funds for abortions

Famous Deaths

  • Andrei Gromyko, Soviet diplomat, dies just short of his 80th birthday
  • Jim Backus, actor (Magoo, Gilligan's Island), dies at 76 of pneumonia