On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1989

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ex-Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt becomes the first retired MLB player to be named to start the All Star game; he elects not to play

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WHOT in Brooklyn

Famous Deaths

  • Janos Kádár, 46th Prime Minister of Hungary 5th Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the People's Republic of Hungary (1956-58), dies at 77
1989 Highlights

About July 6, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer