On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1989

Historical Events

  • Beginning of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as Chinese troops open fire on pro-democracy supporters in Beijing
  • Houston Astros beat LA Dodgers, 5-4, in 22 innings (7:14:09)
  • Leaking pipe in Asha, USSR, causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die

Sports History

Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season & 11th overall

Sports History

Sportscasting legend Vin Scully broadcasts 23 innings in two different cities on one day


Famous Birthdays

  • Daniela Vega, Chilean transgender actress and sinnger (A Fantastic Woman), born in San Miguel, Chile
  • Katie Hoff, American swimmer

Famous Weddings

  • Country singer Rebe McEntire weds her manager Narvel Blackstone at Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Famous Deaths

Ayatollah Khomeini

Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), dies of a heart attack at 89

  • John McCauley, NHL official (b. 1945)
  • Scott Ross, American-French harpsichordist (recorded all 555 sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti),dies of AIDS related pneumonia at 38
1989 Highlights

About June 3, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini