On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lou Piniella is named manager of the Cincinnati Reds, replacing Pete Rose, banned for life for gambling on MLB games

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • NBA expansion Minnesota Timberwolves make NBA debut; lose 106-94 against SuperSonics at Seattle Center Coliseum; Tyrone Corbin T-Wolves top scorer with 20 points
  • Šarūnas Marčiulionis and Alexander Volkov become first Russians to play in a regular season NBA game; Marciulionis scores 19 as Golden State lose 136-106 to Phoenix; Volkov held scoreless in Atlanta's 126-103 defeat by Indiana

Famous Birthdays

  • Paula DeAnda, American singer