What Happened on October 1, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Batting titles decided on final day Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336, Gwynn's 3-for-4 edges Will Clark .336 to .333
  • Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, records his 1,000th NFL tackle

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Danielle Steel’s novel “Daddy” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel
  • Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
  • US Post Office issues a stamp labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBrie Larson

Brie Larson [Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers], actress (Room), singer and director, born in Sacramento, California

Actress Brie Larson
Brie Larson