On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1989

Tiananmen Square Massacre

Historical Events

  • 2nd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $770,000
  • 43rd Tony Awards: Heidi Chronicles & Jerome Robbin's Broadway win
  • Beijing policeman shoots & wounds Chinese priemer Li Ping
  • Eastern Europe's 1st 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

Famous Deaths

  • Andor Kovács, Hungarian classical guitarist, and composer, dies at 60
  • Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible), dies at 71
  • Václav Kašlík, Czech opera composer and conductor, dies at 71
1989 Highlights

About June 4, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini