What Happened on June 4, 1989

Tiananmen Square Massacre

Historical Events

  • 2nd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $770,000

Tony Awards

43rd Tony Awards: "The Heidi Chronicles" (play) and "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" (musical) win

  • Beijing policeman shoots & wounds Chinese priemer Li Ping
  • Eastern Europe's first partial free elections in 40 years held in Poland, Solidarity Party comes to power
  • Gas explodes near 2 passenger trains in USSR, kills 100s
  • Largest parade in Bronx history honors 350th anniversary
  • Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue Jays 12th consecutive victory at Fenway
  • Tiananmen Square Massacre: Chinese troops clear the square of student protesters, unofficial figures place death toll near 1,000
1989 History

Famous Deaths

  • Andor Kovács, Hungarian classical guitarist, and composer, dies at 60
  • Dik Browne, American cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible), dies at 71
  • Václav Kašlík, Czech opera composer (Krakatit), conductor, and director, dies at 71

About June 4, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wind Beneath My Wings (From "Beaches") - Bette Midler
  • UK #1 Song: Sealed With A Kiss - Jason Donovan