What Happened on July 9, 1989

Historical Events

  • Two bombs explode in Mecca, killing one pilgrim and wounding 16 others

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker of Germany beats Sweden's Stefan Edberg 6-0, 7-6, 6-4 for his 3rd and last Wimbledon title

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf successfully defends her title beating Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-7, 6-1

1989 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Giannoulis Fakinos, Greek footballer, born in Naxos, Greece
Born in 1989

Famous Deaths

  • Piet Lieftinck, Dutch politician (Minister of Finance 1945-52 - oversaw rebuilding of Dutch economy after WWII), dies at 86

About July 9, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: If You Don't Know Me By Now - Simply Red
  • UK #1 Song: Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) - Soul Ii Soul Featuring Caron Wheeler