On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1989

Historical Events

  • Dallas Cowboy defensive end, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle in a 30-13 defeat to the New York Giants at Texas Stadium

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Danielle Steel’s novel “Daddy” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

MLB batting titles are decided on final day of regular season: AL, Kirby Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336; NL, Tony Gwynn's 3-for-4 beats Will Clark .336 to .333

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 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], American actress (Room, Captain Marvel), singer and director, born in Sacramento, California

Actress Brie Larson
Brie Larson

1989 Highlights

About October 1, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra